Alumni Gallery

Lauren left Dyffryn Aman in 2016, heading to Cardiff University where she graduates this July. She will now begin a Master of Arts in Journalism, Media and Communications at Cardiff University. At Cardiff, Lauren was the Editor-in-Chief of The Tab Cardiff from May 2019 - May 2020 and an active student writer during my degree. She has secured an internship as a copywriter for an online beauty retailer in Cardiff and has recently applied for the BBC's Journalism Scheme.

After leaving school Lee Waters studied politics in Aberystwyth and after working for politicians in Westminster, Washington D.C and Cardiff he went into journalism, first at BBC Wales, then progressing to become Chief Political Correspondent for ITV Wales. Lee ran the Welsh arm of the environmental charity Sustrans and then became Director of the think-tank, the Institute of Welsh Affairs. In 2016 Lee was elected a member of the National Assembly for Wales for the Llanelli constituency and was appointed as a Minister in the Welsh Government in December 2018.

Katie left YDA in 2015. She has recently finished a masters degree in Counter Fraud and Corruption and Intelligence and is now interning at the global accountancy firm, Crowe, within their Forensic team in London.

Since graduating from Royal Holloway, University of London with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Geology Isobel has been working at Awel Aman Tawe who are leaders in the field of community-based renewable energy. This has allowed her to attend fascinating events including the 'Green Energy and Renewable Futures' conference and awards in Bath, 'Community Energy: The Next Generation' conference in Cardiff, the 'Electricity Storage Network Annual Symposium' in London and the 'Solar and Storage 2019' event in Birmingham. She hasjust started an MSc at Swansea University studying Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change, where she will be working and studying part-time with the goal to become a climate change researcher and eventually work as a climate change consultant.

Wendy left YDA in 2000 and trained as a probation officer. Since then she has worked as a housing officer, a project manager (Strategy & Governance) before becoming the lead for Victim Services for South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner and a programme Manager for Bowel Cancer UK.

Georgia left YDA in 2017 and is currently studying undergraduate medicine in Cardiff University and graduate in 2022. She has an interest in paediatrics and General Practice and would love to work in Wales in the future. She has always enjoyed volunteering and has been working with St John Ambulance since she was 14 and now has become a first aid trainer.

After achieving a First Class Honours Degree in Philosophy and Economics from Cardiff University, Daisy is now almost half way through a graduate programme with PwC. Day to day she balance exams towards qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and visit all sorts of clients such as Tata Steel, Welsh Rugby Union, the National Eisteddfod and Lloyds Bank. Ultimately she wishes to specialise in auditing charities and public sector organisations in order to add value to society at large. Daisy says "My time at Dyffryn Aman not only helped me get to where I am today, but also allowed me to explore my academic interests which meant I could enjoy the time I have in school and university. Thank you for all your support and guidance!"

Craig left YDA in 2005 and completed his LLB Law degree at the University of Exeter in 2008 and his LLM by Research at the University of Lancaster in 2009. He returned to the University of Exeter in 2009 to complete a PhD and currently Director of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Leeds. He has been widely published and was co-author in 2018 of The Successful Law Student: The Insider’s Guide to Studying Law.
Anthony left YDA in 2004 and has worked as a manager for Admiral Law, a Community Officer for an MP and as a centre coordinator at Carmarthenshire Theatres. Anthony is currently a county councillor for Pontardawe and is now an award winning manager for the Admiral Group.
Robert left YDA in 2006 and qualified as a teacher of science, working at Llanfyllin High School and as Head of science and Associate Assistant Headteacher at the Marches School. He is now the curate at St. Giles Parish Church, Wrexham.
Emily left school in 2004 and currently works as a telecommunication engineer in Openreach As part of this she climbs telegraph poles as well as working in manholes!
After leaving YDA in 1996, Paul undertook a YTS scheme in a Travel agency. Since then his career has included working in a North American ski resort before a ten year career sailing the seven seas on some of the worlds most luxurious cruise ships, ending up being Art Director for P&O, Cunard, Princess and Holland America lines. Currently he is a business development manager for a manufacturer supplying the construction industry.

After leaving YDA in 2018 Geena completed a gap year, as part of New Model in Technology and Engineering's Design Cohort in Hereford. Here she helped shaped various aspects of the university project and now, trials parts of NMiTE's new course and speak at fundraising events. At YDA she studied English Literature, Business, Politics, and Product Design.

Matt left YDA in 2016 and is now a qualified canoe Instructor who has worked for the WWT and with HSBC UK British Cycling. Matt has recently founded a new social enterprise in south west Wales called Bumble Bikes.
After leaving YDA in 2013, Sophie attended the University of Surrey to study Nutrition & Dietetics, graduating with a First-Class Honours. She went on to work as a Dietitian in the NHS before being offered a studentship to study an MPhil based at Cardiff University's School of Pharmacy working with the food industry to develop a novel product. She has recently started a PhD at the University of Bath where she will be collaborating with the University of Cambridge and University of Birmingham on a large BBSRC-funded project investigating Vitamin D metabolism.
Danielle left YDA in 2015 and graduated from Swansea University with a 2:1 bachelors degree in English Literature and Creative Writing in 2018
Tomos left Dyffryn Aman for a place at Cardiff Met University but took a U-turn and he is now a firefighter and currently progressing his career in this field.
After Sixth form Ben embarked on a 12 month charitable expedition in Myanmar with Project Trust. In order to do this, he was required to fundraise £6,200 - "The school, staff and pupils all helped me achieve this and without their support and encouragement not only would I not have raised the target but probably not gone in the first place!" Next Year Ben will study Modern History and Politics at the University of Southampton.

In 2003 Jodie left Ysgol Dyffryn Aman to work at train as a pharmacist in Cardiff and then on to West Wales General Hospital. She registered as a pharmacist in 2009.
Jodie became a pharmacy manager for The Cooperative Pharmacy in West Wales, worked as a self employed pharmacist and
then moved to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society as Professional Development and Engagement Lead in January 2016.
She is now the Process Development and Membership Manager for the Institute of Asset Management.

Zac left YDA in 2014 and studied an integrated masters degree in Mathematics at Manchester university. He is now a second year PhD student at Lancaster University studying profinite geometrical and topological groups.

Lisa left YDA in 2002 and secured a BA (Hons) in Drama and Film Studies at Bristol UWE in 2005. Since then Lisa qualified as an English and Drama teacher and now teaches at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman where she is Deputy Head of Year.

Bethany completed her degree in psychology and is currently studying for a masters in clinical psychology. In addition she has raised over £1,000 for Mind by taking part in half marathons and has volunteered as a befriender helping people with mental health

Jessica left YDA in 2000 and worked as a policy advisor for the DVLA then onto the Department for Business and UK Government Investments. She is now working back in Swansea, currently working as Vehicle Registration Policy Lead at DVLA.

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