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Daniel Owens

A 2010 graduate with more opinions than you can shake a stick at

Dan graduated in July 2010 from the University of Lancaster with a BA (Hons) degree in Politics and International Relations and has spent the last year in his home county of West Yorkshire working for a major retail bank. His main areas of interest in terms of politics include United States Foreign Policy since WWII, the effects of media in politics, the conflict in the Middle East and the processes of conflict resolution. As part of his degree, he wrote a dissertation titled “The normalisation of torture in the post-9/11 world: Jack Bauer, Abu Ghraib and the effects of torture as a device of entertainment”, which earned him a 1st class mark. In terms of his day to day life, he has followed Barack Obama since January 2008 after reading Dreams from my Father, has an unhealthy obsession with American TV and as his closest friends will testify he refuses to back down from an argument, even if he is wrong!

Tales of an Employed Graduate

I never envisioned myself working for a bank, let alone doing it after my degree, but I took the job for several reasons including the belief that it is always easier to explain an 'entry level' job than to justify a 12 month period of unemployment.
14/10/2011 09:48 BST