Maximilian Gauland

Maximilian Gauland

Maximilian Gauland

Maximilian joined the final year of the BA (Hons) Business Management programme from Germany. He graduated in July 2015 and has shared his experiences of his time at USW.

“My course, Business Management, was really international and so I became friends with people from all over the world. Being with Welsh and British, as well as with people from other countries like Spain, Italy, France or China was an amazing experience. I benefited a lot from the discussions with different cultures about economic topics. Especially the lectures about Leadership and Management or Global Business, I will profit from these on my future career path.

I was living in Cardiff near Colum Road. Living with a German and a guy from Luxembourg, my time in this shared flat has never been boring. Being able to walk to the city centre was a huge benefit. Cardiff is a beautiful and modern city that surprised me every day. Living there during the Six Nations Tournament and getting to know the Welsh unique culture was great.

For me the graduation ceremony was the highlight of my year at the USW. Graduating in Germany is a very different experience and less formal act. Wearing the gown and sitting among the other graduates was a feeling I’ll never forget about my time in Wales. Being aware of what I just accomplished was an experience of pride not much can compete with.”