Martin Lewis receives Honorary Fellowship from Cardiff University.
“I came to Cardiff and had one of the best years of my life doing a postgrad in broadcast journalism. Journalism is an amazing trade and craft when done right. I believe journalism is a wonderful skill…and Cardiff journalism school is the best in the country.” – Martin Lewis
Money saving expert Martin Lewis has received an Honorary Fellowship from Cardiff University at its annual graduation ceremonies. Martin received a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism at Cardiff University’ School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies in 1997, before going on to forge a successful career at the BBC where he worked on personal finance and business programs.
Martin is founder and Chair of MoneySavingExpert.com, the UK’s biggest money site. Martin founded the website with just £100 in 2003, eventually selling it to Moneysupermarket for around £35m. The website currently attracts more than 14 million monthly users.
Martin has also spearheaded major financial justice campaigns including bank charges and PPI reclaiming and a successful campaign to get financial education on the national curriculum. Martin was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2014 for services to consumer rights and to charitable services. Martin can be seen regularly on ITV’s Good Morning Britain offering viewers helpful money saving ideas and suggestions.
More than 6,000 students will graduate from Cardiff University in this year’s ceremonies, becoming part of a 145,000-strong alumni network in over 180 countries and gaining access to a whole host of alumni benefits. Approximately 30,000 people will be welcomed to Cardiff for the celebrations, supporting the outstanding achievements and major accomplishments of the graduates throughout their studies.