Peter Stafford (BSc Sports Coaching 2006 &
MBA Managament 2010) has been busy, after working as the Competitions Manager for Welsh Athletics and studying for his MBA he has moved to Switzerland and works for European Athletics as a Projects Consultant. We managed to catch up with Peter to find out what else he's been up to.
What made you chose Cardiff Met (UWIC)?
The world class sports facilities that were located at the Cyncoed Campus and the reputation of the sports degrees.
Which of your lecturers do you remember fondly?
Given the nature of the sports courses and being an athlete, the lectures taken by Olympic Champion Lynn Davies were particularly memorable and those by Sean Power who became somewhat of a mentor for me.....
What are some of your fondest memories?
The BUCS (formerly BUSA) trips, especially the times when we won the indoor track and field championships in 2005.
What has been your career path since graduating?
My first job was as Competition Manager for Welsh Athletics. I continued to study alongside it with an MBA back at UWIC, and then moved to Switzerland to work for European Athletics as a Projects Consultant.
I have also just started a master’s degree in Sports Law.
Do you have any advice for recent Cardiff Met graduates?
Put yourself in a position to make as many contacts in your chosen field as possible and don’t be afraid to take career risks and go out of your comfort zone to be successful.
Some of Peter's achievements whilst at Cardiff Met:
Captain of Mens Athletics
Chairman of UWIC Athletics Club
Meeting Manager for UWIC Athletics Club Grand Prix Series
International Athletics representation for Ireland
Multiple BUSA medallist