Alumni Profile of Henry Williams
Name: Henry Williams
Course studied: BSc Business Economics
Year graduated: 2019
How has your career developed since graduating from Bangor University, and what is your current job role?
Having been heavily involved with the Students’ Union and participating in extra-curricular activities through various student groups, upon graduating I ran in the Sabbatical Officer elections. I was fortunate to be elected in a cross-campus ballot as the Vice President for Sport. This role involved me working closely with University Senior Management as a student representative for all matters that involved Sport in order to improve the student experience at Bangor. Following a successful year, I was then elected as the President of the Students’ Union, which is my current role. This position involved me leading the Students’ Union through an immensely challenging period as the Covid-19 pandemic impacted greatly on higher education.
How has your degree and experiences at Bangor Business School influenced your career/life?
I consider myself fortunate to have studied and then worked at Bangor University. Given my role involves sitting as a Student Governor on the University Council, my degree has helped me hugely, particularly on the University and Students’ Union finance committees. Many of the modules that I studied as part of my course in Business Economics have allowed me to take a pragmatic approach to organisational management, financial budgets, and applying marketing principles. I feel strongly that my academic background and degree have made me a far more effective President.
Any advice to current Bangor students?
The best advice I can give to any student at Bangor is to tackle every opportunity that comes your way. I also think it’s extremely important for students to engage with extra-curricular opportunities aside from your academic study, as very often these can add skills and present practical experience that add to your employability, and if you can apply your studies to those activities, even better! Sometimes you can lack interest in what you’re studying, but being enthusiastic about what you’re learning can help you in the future.
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