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Students' Guild President secures Tour De France role


A student leader who has been improving the university experience for thousands of students in Wrexham has said farewell after securing a new job working on the 2014 Tour De France.

Luke Murphy, Students’ Guild President at Glyndŵr University, will be working as a graduate intern for the world’s most famous cycling race when it gets underway in Leeds later this year.

25-year-old Luke was selected from thousands of other graduates for the post, which will see him involved with the behind-the-scenes set up and logistics for the race.

Luke, who studied sports science, said: “I can’t wait to get started. It’s really exciting that the race is starting in the UK this year and I was desperate to be involved.

“I helped out with the Tour of Britain race when it visited Wrexham last year but this is even bigger.”

Keen cyclist Luke secured a Team Sky top signed by Bradley Wiggins through his involvement with the Tour of Britain. He donated the jersey to the university earlier this year to display in the Centenary Bar at the Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium.

Luke took over as Students’ Guild President at the start of the new academic year in September and has overseen the introduction of new events for students during Freshers’ Week and beyond, including a new student night in Wrexham.

He also acted as a voice within the university to improve the student experience for all current and future students.

“Working as Student President has definitely been challenging at times but I’ve had a lot of fun too, and I’m leaving confident that I’ve done my very best to improve university life for every student at Glyndŵr University.

“I’d like thank the university and my fellow students for allowing me take up the post initially as well. The experience with the Tour De France was just too good an opportunity to turn down but I feel like I am well prepared for the challenge thanks to all of my experiences here.”

The first three stages of the 2014 Tour De France are in England, taking in Leeds, Harrogate, York, Sheffield, Cambridge and London.
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