Myria Ftellecha

Country: Cyprus
Sector: Non-profit - Other
Job title: EU Project Manager - Researcher
Subject of study: Creative Art in Education
Year of graduation: 2022
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

C.I.P. Citizens in Power

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I have returned back to my home country Cyprus, trying to settle and start a national job research. At first i struggle to find exactly what I wanted to do since with my education background i had various possibilities.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I have chosen the path of an EU Project Manager since it combines many aspects that i enjoy doing. It’s a position that i can both teach, research and contribute to content development at the same time. With this job I mostly enjoy collaboration with partners from other EU and worldwide countries. I have always something new to learn and that excites me the most.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

At the time of my studies at the University of Exeter, I have participated in the Students – Staff committee, where i gain a valuable experience communicating my cohorts needs. It was great to develop conflict management skills which is a very strong asset to my current job. I have also volunteer for the Arts & Culture at cataloguing the fine arts collection of the University. During my experience i had the opportunity to meet the staff committee build up my network.

Were you part of the Exeter Student Ambassador Scheme at any point during your studies?


What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

The biggest highlight was when i travel in Malta with a my classmates. I was delighted to be participating in an Erasmus+ course called SciCulture, a scheme of an intensive transdisciplinary course. I had the chance to collaborate with a diverse group of people and experiment with areas outside my expertise.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The thing i enjoyed the most about studying in Exeter is that i spend my days meeting people from all over the world. We share our cultures and traditions, we talk about each others daily routines, we cook different cuisines, we dance, we became friends.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

I chose to study in Exeter exactly because is a quite, friendly neighbourhood. Transportation is very easy, almost everything is walking distance and I could find lovely landscapes for road trips just near. It has everything a student needs.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Communication and time management are the two key skills I have gained that helped me in my career. Also knowing and learning about different perspective of life and how to respect all with the same manner.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

My advice for a current student that wants to be a Project Manager is to never be afraid of asking for help.

What are your plans for the future?

My plans for the future is to travel the world.


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