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Orestes Georgiou Daniel

Course:
BA (Hons) Business Management in China
Graduated:
2012
Employers Since Graduating:
European Union Delegation to China, China-Britain Business Council

“I have always been curious to learn about other cultures and travel, and this course offered both, while also setting up promising career prospects.

As a student at UCLan, this had a direct impact on not just my current employment, but also my life. To put it simply, I studied Business Management and Chinese, and I’m now based in China working as a research analyst writing reports on business.

Naturally, it was my professors and supervisors at UCLan who pushed me in the right direction, because frankly, the journey I went on at university would not have been nearly as rewarding if I weren’t being taught by enthusiastic and organised people. If anything, what I did at UCLan only further increased my curiosity about China, which is why I find myself here now.

After graduating, I completed an MSc in International Relations at the University of Bristol. I then worked in a commercial foreign exchange company before interning at the European Union Delegation to China and moving to my current job at the China-Britain Business Council.

I am a Research Analyst at the China-Britain Business Council. I am part of a research team that develops market knowledge and insight for CBBC’s various audiences and stakeholders, many of whom are British businesses. My job mainly consists of writing up reports and delivering projects, engaging with stakeholders and providing insight and analysis on various issues related to business in China and China-related initiatives like the Belt and Road.

My most lasting memories at UCLan are those which were spent encountering new situations and people which offered me the opportunity to learn. The course also allowed me to live in China for one year, which introduced me to a completely new country and continent. My experiences during my time in China as a student laid the groundwork for my career today and I feel genuinely lucky to be doing something I enjoy for a job.”