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Sam Maggs

Left in 2016

Sam Maggs

Hometown – Brecon but I have been living in Bristol for five years.

When were you at Christ College?

From 2009 to 2016

What did you study for A Level?

Economics, Geography, Art

What university did you study at and what programme did you study?

I graduated from the University of the West of England (UWE) with a 2:1 in BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations.

What did you go on to do after graduating? 

I spent the summer following my graduation, managing a team of fundraisers for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) in South Wales. I was responsible for managing a team of 14 seasonal staff who had challenging financial targets to hit. I then moved back to Bristol and did some part time work whilst I applied for some more permanent roles. In February 2020, I began working for the Civil Service in Bristol.

Where are you working now? 

I am a Civil Servant at the Ministry of Defence.

How would you say Christ College Brecon helped to get you to where you are?

Christ College provided me with countless opportunities to develop a number of transferable skills that have proven to be so valuable. As well as being a place to learn, the school’s extracurricular activities allowed me to become a well rounded person and prepared me for life in University and beyond.

A good example of this, is taking part in school productions. By having the opportunity perform in a play, I now have the confidence to stand up and give a presentation to stakeholders in my job as well as perform well in interviews.

Another example is playing rugby. Team sports teaches us how to identify other teammates strengths and utilising them to get the best out of the team. Teamwork is a transferable skill that I have used in university projects, as well as professional projects and assignments.

In three words, sum up your school experience at Christ College Brecon?

Opportunity, development, friendships


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