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Rob Adams BA (2006, Combined Honours in French and European Studies) came up to Liverpool from Birmingham, and currently works for Lockheed Martin, the aerospace, defence, and advanced technologies company that operates across the world. This seems like a long way away from his time in the Cypress Building.

Rob Adams at work at Lockheed Martin

Rob Adams at work at Lockheed Martin

Whilst in Liverpool, Rob took a range of modules, from mediaeval literature through to the history and politics of the second world war. Rob was particularly interested in film, and achieved his best marks in the final-year modules devoted to French cinema, and to aspects of realism in European film.

For his year abroad, Rob was an English language assistant at two schools in eastern Paris; the Lycée Henri Bergson in the 10th arrondissement and the Lycée Edouard Paillet the 18th. This meant that he spent much of his time travelling between the two schools, and crossing the Parc Buttes-Chaumont. Rob notes that he learnt a great deal during this year, and would recommend it to future generations of students.

Through access to some excellent tutors, a wide-ranging syllabus, and a well-stocked world cinema library (tucked away on ground floor), I left Liverpool a much more well-rounded and confident individual.

Rob currently works as a Technical Project Manager for Lockheed Martin, where his team primarily focuses on government infrastructure projects. On a day-to-day basis, he manages resourcing, stakeholders, development teams and project budgets.