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Winter Graduation 2024

This January, we’ve enjoyed celebrating the achievements of thousands of graduates and graduands on campus. It’s been a pleasure to welcome and celebrate both new and returning members of the alumni community. Take a look at our graduation speakers

Thu 08 Feb 2024, 10:45

Quickfire Questions with alum Adrian Richards

Adrian Richards (BA Politics and International Studies, 2018) always knew Warwick was where he was meant to study, and it's taken him on a career path that's as global and diverse as his time on campus.

Tue 30 Jan 2024, 12:37 | Tags: Politics PAIS

New Years Honours 2024

Huge congratulations to a host of Warwick alumni who have received awards as part of the 2024 Kings New Year’s Honours. The list marks the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the UK.

Wed 24 Jan 2024, 13:45 | Tags: Alumni profile

A journey from language to leadership

For Michael Ojetunde (BA French and Economics, 2022), opting to study a language was always part of a grander plan.

Mon 15 Jan 2024, 14:09 | Tags: Economics Modern Languages Faculty of Arts Alumni profile

From late-night layouts to a lifelong career

A chance meeting at Coventry Station led Sheena Harvey to a successful 40-year career in journalism. Those early years on the University’s newsletter created incredible memories for Sheena (BA Comparative American Studies, 1977), and paved the way for decades of writing and editing on magazines found in homes all over the UK.

Mon 18 Dec 2023, 17:30 | Tags: Faculty of Arts Alumni profile Undergraduate

A festive message for History alumni

A wrap-up of the year for the Department of History from Professor Tim Lockley MBE

Wed 13 Dec 2023, 09:45 | Tags: History

Professor David Greenwood honoured with a Royal Academy of Engineering fellowship

28 November marked a jubilant day for Professor David Greenwood, CEO of the High-Value Manufacturing Catapult and Director for Industrial Engagement at WMG. In a special ceremony in London, he was formally admitted to the Royal Academy of Engineering. The event was a celebration of his outstanding contributions to the field of engineering. After he signed the Roll Book to officially join the Fellowship, he was graciously welcomed by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal—a Royal Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Tue 12 Dec 2023, 08:30 | Tags: WMG

Racing towards equality

Disha Naik (MEng Mechanical Engineering (with Intercalated Year), 2020), is revving up the world of motorsports. Her head start came from Warwick Racing, a student-run motorsport project team, delivered by WMG as a group project in collaboration with the School of Engineering. Here she pursued her passion for motorsports and helped break down diversity barriers.

Tue 12 Dec 2023, 00:00 | Tags: WMG Warwick Racing Alumni profile

The secret world of publishing

Emily Wells (BA English Literature and Creative Writing, 2013) has a job many booklovers would envy: she gets to read for a living. As Senior Editor for a division of world publishing giant Hachette, her week is spent dissecting what makes a story sell and succeed on the market.

Wed 22 Nov 2023, 13:05 | Tags: Faculty of Arts English Alumni profile Undergraduate

Quickfire questions with CEO Jo Todd

Earlier this year, alumna and activist Jo Todd (BA English and European Literature, 1990) received a CBE in recognition of 30+ years’ service to the victims of domestic abuse. From volunteering at a refuge in the outskirts of London, to more than 20 years as CEO of Respect - the pioneering charity tackling the root of the problem - Jo has dedicated her life to making a positive difference. And she’s not finished yet.

Mon 06 Nov 2023, 12:00 | Tags: Modern Languages Faculty of Arts English Alumni profile

Five minutes with award-winning author, activist, and alumna Olia Hercules

If you enjoy Ukrainian cuisine, you may own a copy of Olia Hercules’ (BA Italian and International Studies, 2006) recipe books. But, you may be surprised to hear that Olia’s journey started not in the kitchen, but in the corridors of Warwick.

Mon 06 Nov 2023, 10:50 | Tags: Modern Languages Faculty of Arts Alumni profile

A change in direction

With nearly a decade in the British Army including tours of Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan before coming to Warwick, Lee Kemp (Film with Television Studies, 2007) had an unusual path to his degree. But it was a simple truth that made his decision.

Wed 11 Oct 2023, 09:45 | Tags: Faculty of Arts Alumni profile Film and TV

The story of Jean Renwick

After a long career in public relations, Dianne Page (Dipl History of Art, 2007; MA History of Art, 2009) took the plunge to pursue her passion for the arts via Warwick. Now with three novels under her belt and a fourth in the works, Dianne reflects on the milestones that got her here.

Tue 10 Oct 2023, 09:05 | Tags: History of Art Faculty of Arts Alumni profile

Quick Q&A with Arts alumna, Kaya Patel

Growing up in northwest London, Kaya Patel (BA Film and LiteratureLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window, 2020) considered universities around the UK. But she chose to move to the Midlands for her undergraduate experience because she trusted her intuition.  

Thu 14 Sep 2023, 17:10 | Tags: Faculty of Arts English Alumni profile Careers Film and TV

A journey to be seen as human again

What happens when you have no choice but to flee your home and leave all you know behind? Can you ever utilise your experiences and turn them into opportunities for others? When Attal Shams’ journey of conflict, displacement, and resilience became the focus of his dissertation, he didn’t think anyone would be interested. But now, those experiences have become the driving force to him making a real difference to others.

Tue 12 Sep 2023, 16:40 | Tags: Sociology Alumni profile Faculty of Social Sciences

Art is where the heart is

Recent graduate Carolina Sagardoy Saavedra (BA History of Art, 2019) always knew she had a passion for fine art. She turned that passion into a reality – graduating from Warwick and moving to New York to study a Masters’ degree in Art Business at the world-renowned Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Today, she uses the knowledge she gained at Warwick to help art be bought and sold across the world.

Tue 05 Sep 2023, 11:48 | Tags: History of Art Faculty of Arts Alumni profile

The good, the bad, and the science of communication

What makes a good communicator? We may think we know, but how many of us really excel when communicating? A successful career in sales and marketing led Tim Pollard (MBA, 2003) to a career-defining curiosity where he sought to understand and capture the underlying “science” behind communication.


A cause for good with supervillain foundations

Making a difference is what drives Kate Frost (BSc Management Sciences, 1997). She left her financial career to pioneer a charity that turns pennies into pounds to make a big impact.


Your memories of Warwick in Venice

For more than half a century, Warwick has forged a deep relationship with the city. The Faculty of Arts has taught generations of our students during their Venice terms. Since 2007, we have had a physical base in the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava.

From May 2023, our undergraduates, postgraduates and staff will have a new base - a wonderful late 17th century building in Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, right on the Grand Canal of Venice. As we get ready to open the building, we would love to share some alumni memories of studying in Venice over the years.

Tue 27 Jun 2023, 10:22 | Tags: History of Art Faculty of Arts History

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