Alexandra Fouracres

Alexandra graduated from Aber in 1998 with a BSc (Econ) in International Politics with a minor in German. She now lives and works in Denmark. In addition to her successful career, Alexandra also acts as Aber's unofficial ambassador in Denmark and she is willing to assist any Aber alumnus with locating and/or doing business there. Contact her at denmark@alumni.aber.ac.uk

What do you remember most about your time at Aber?

I chose Aber because of the reputation of the International Politics department and I wasn't disappointed. I remember many of my courses and lecturers still, along with the experience of living near the sea and meeting so many new people.

What are you doing now career-wise and how has your Aberystwyth degree helped?

I currently work within the investment funds industry. My degree helped me get my first proper job which was in Luxembourg. The company knew I didn't have relevant experience but they were looking for someone to start at the bottom who had a degree. In the interview they tested my knowledge of international affairs. My language knowledge was the final helping factor. Within my current role I work on global initiatives.

What advice would you have for a student doing your course now?

It's more important than ever now to make the right choices when you go to University. I hope this doesn't deter people taking subjects like International Politics. If it's what you want to do, do it. What is harder now, with the changes in funding, is second chances. So my advice to any student really is to get it right. If you aren't sure what to study, wait until you are.