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Welsh Bake Off Star Prepares For Return To Student Life

​03/10/2018

 

Former The Great British Bake Off contestant, food writer and TV presenter Beca Lyne-Pirkis is set to swap her apron for a satchel full of textbooks as she  joins Cardiff Metropolitan University.

The Cardiff native, who rose to prominence following her success on the 2013 series of Bake Off, is studying on a foundation year with the hope of progressing onto a BSc (Hons) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics next year as she looks to cement her expertise within the food world.

Having previously studied music at Cardiff University and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Beca didn't imagine she would become a student again after last graduating in 2005.

Describing the subsequent thirteen years as a 'whirlwind', in 2013 Beca made a name for herself as a favourite on popular primetime telly show The Great British Bake Off, hosted a Welsh language cookery show, has written a cookery book and regularly expresses vocal opposition to dietary 'fads,' which has established her as one of the most prominent Welsh figures in the culinary world.

Since her time on 'Bake Off,' army wife Beca and her young family have relocated back to Wales. She said: "This gave me the opportunity to raise a young family in Wales, with the support of their grandparents, and I was able to get them into a Welsh-language school.

"The course I've opted for at Cardiff Met has an exceptional reputation and it felt like the pieces just all fell into place – I can take the kids to school and then head down the road to the University.

"I'm looking forward to doing the best I can this term, getting my head down and working my socks off when the course begins.

"My life has been such that you can never be certain of where you'll end up, so I'm really just looking forward to seeing what happens – there are lots of opportunities for placements across a number of specialist sectors so I feel that I can explore and see where I end up."

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