Applied Medical Sciences student Caelan Mulligan joined Swansea University after studying his International Baccalaureate at the British International School of Houston.
"I was attracted to Swansea by the Medical School's excellent reviews and rankings, as well as the fact that my course offers a pathway to Medicine.
The idea of coming to university alone and living independently for the first time was daunting, but it’s been much easier than expected as both my peers and professors have been very welcoming." Read more ...
Dominica Khoo was one of the first participants in Swansea's exchange programme with Texas A&M University.
After graduating in 2015, Dominica continued onto MRes and then PhD studies, and in 2018 took up a role as a Mechanical Analysis Engineer at Dyson in Kuala Lumpur.
My semester in Texas made me more adaptable in ‘foreign’ environments: No matter where I go I feel instantly at home, as I do travel a lot for my work. It developed my personal flexibility and ability to reach compromise, focus and succeed through challenging times." Read more ...
Otteh Edubio was one of the first participants in Swansea's exchange programme with Texas A&M University.
After graduating in 2015 with a degree in Medical Engineering, he secured a job in R&D with Smith & Nephew. In 2019 he relcocated to Cambodia where he now works for OKRA Solar, a social enterprise which is helping provide reliable power to 900 million people who live off-grid in Cambodia, the Philippines and Indonesia.
"What I love the most about this job, is the impact I am directly responsible for: when we set up 24/7 electricity that a household can now use to power a fridge or power tools or cookers, the lasting satisfaction that brings beats any pay rise!" Read more ...
Alistair Barnes from East Sussex graduated in 1990 with a degree in Chemistry and Management Science.
He moved to Houston shortly afterwards to work in the insurance industry and since 2009 he has worked for AmWINS group, one of the largest wholesale insurance brokers in the US.
In Houston Alistair has founded Mission Squash, an intensive urban youth enrichment programme which aims to give young people from underprivileged homes the opportunity to make a better future for themselves through academic coaching, squash training and community service.
Matthew Ware from Swansea completed his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Swansea before enrolling on its collaborative PhD with Houston Methodist Research Institute.
After graduating, Matthew remained in Texas, researching new treatments for pancreatic and hepatic cancers at Baylor College of Medicine. His research resulted in two patents, including the CorleyWare Device - a new intra-operative devic to treat portions of cancer that cannot be removed by a surgeon’s scalpel.
In Summer 2018 Matthew took up a new role as a scientist for Celgene, a biotechnology company that discovers, develops and commercializes medicines for cancer and inflammatory disorders.
Vijay Bhagi graduated from Swansea University in 1966 with a degree in Chemical Engineering.
Originally from Bombay (now Mumbai), Vijay was co-founder and secretary of Swansea University's Association of Students of Indian Origin.
Vijay worked as a process engineer in Scotland, India and Texas for companies including BP Chemicals and Technip. Now retired, Vijay lives in Sugarland, a suburb of Houston.
2020 marks the University's centenary and throughout the year we are commemorating the academic success and proud achievements of Swansea University's current and former staff, our students, and those of our alumni. Read more here.
With exciting times ahead we would like to keep in touch, and the Texas Strategic Partnership is particularly keen to connect with alumni in Texas. In order to connect with us, please update your details or contact Dr Caroline Coleman-Davies.