Daniel Edwards

Politics and International Relations
Cardiff University
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About me:
Shwmae! My name is Dan. I'm a politics undergraduate at Cardiff University and I'm the account manager for professional services at Newsdirect Wales, a political monitoring company based in Cardiff Bay. I have a real passion for politics and I'm always eager to develop our emerging sense of political life here in Wales. Through my academic pursuits I have developed an in-depth contemporary understanding of politics in Wales and the world. I have enjoyed studying modules on Welsh politics, public policy-making, sustainable development, health governance, and African thought. I've developed my academic understanding of these fields which complements my professional experience at Newsdirect Wales. In my spare time, I am privileged to chair ACORN Cardiff, Wales' largest tenant union branch. I have been involved with the branch since its inception and have been inspired by efforts to build power for our communities in Cardiff. I'm a failed chess player and a big fan of sport with Liverpool Football Club bringing me particular joy (mostly!).

•In-depth knowledge of UK parliamentary politics and public policy, with a special interest in Welsh politics •Collaborating closely with clients in the public, private, and third sectors to deliver bespoke and specialist services •An ability to respond to new political developments in real-time •Working to tight deadlines and rapidly developing my understanding of client need •Building close, effective professional relationships with colleagues and clients with a focus on communication •Expertise across policy areas, especially in housing, health, energy, and professional services •Rwy'n siarad Cymraeg fel ail iaith ond rwy'n awyddus i ddatblygu fy sgiliau iaith, yn enwedig yn sefyllian proffesiynol

Work experience:

Account Manager - Newsdirect Wales (2020 - Present) I have worked my way up from an intern to the position of account manager, firstly supporting our health clients and at present our professional services clients. My day-to-day work consists of summarising Senedd Cymru and Westminster proceedings with a focus on the interests of our clients. I then compile these summaries into a bespoke political monitoring report which is sent on either a daily or weekly basis. I frequently meet with clients to discuss the service and maintain excellent professional relationships with people from all walks of life as part of my work.

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