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Putting a Spring(er) in Student’s Steps

We’re proud to count Tilly, the Springer Spaniel, as an honorary member of the Warwick alumni community, as she and her owner, Alison Pigdon offer a helping paw to students through their wellbeing visits with charity, Pets as Therapy.

Tue 28 Feb 2023, 17:20 | Tags: Statistics Faculty of Science MORSE Alumni profile

From Goldman Sachs to enterprising apps

You’ve worked your way up the corporate ladder since graduating, you have a secure job that takes you all over the world, then out of the blue a colleague asks you if you want to start a business together. He doesn’t have an idea, but he had a dream he wanted you as a business partner. Would you take the risk? Alumnus Jinesh Vohra did.

Wed 22 Feb 2023, 13:45 | Tags: Economics Alumni profile Faculty of Social Sciences

The power of storytelling

Ruth Ntumba (BA History, 2021) has spent her first 18 months since graduating helping drive engagement and culture at one of the world’s leading media corporations, Warner Brothers Discovery. Ruth shares why you should go at your own pace and trust your gut instinct when searching for your next role.

Mon 20 Feb 2023, 09:45 | Tags: Faculty of Arts History Alumni profile

Behind the screens with Mika Watkins

Superstar screenwriter. Matcha maniac. Intern turned international TV writer. Cat lover. Origin originator. Warwick alumna. These are just some of the phrases that describe English graduate and one of the world’s youngest showrunners, Mika Watkins.

Thu 16 Feb 2023, 14:05 | Tags: Faculty of Arts English Alumni profile

Making your own history

What do a golden retriever called Bowie, women’s rights in history and a start-up supporting later living have in common? They all set arts alumna and marketing expert Harriet Stanger’s (BA History, 2016) heart on fire.

Wed 15 Feb 2023, 13:25 | Tags: History Alumni profile

A history worth banking

A veteran of the City of London, Chris Wheeler (MA Modern History, 2021) spent more than 40 years in banking, working, and travelling across the globe. But he swapped investment banking for US antebellum history and Irish diaspora and fulfilled his childhood dream when he began furthering his education journey, first studying History at the University of Oxford before completing an MA in Modern History at Warwick. Chris embarked on his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in September 2022.

Tue 14 Feb 2023, 13:45 | Tags: Faculty of Arts History Alumni profile

Letting creativity lead the way

BA English and Theatre Studies alumna Vinitaraj Aulak may have only graduated in 2021, but she wasted no time chasing her dreams and securing a radio presenter role on BBC Asian Network. Here she shares how her undergraduate degree taught her to break the mould and follow her passions.

Thu 09 Feb 2023, 13:27 | Tags: Faculty of Arts English Alumni profile Theatre

Winter Graduation 2023

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.

A big thank you to our returning alumni graduation speakers, and a huge congratulations and welcome also to our winter 2023 honorary degree and special award recipients and newest members of our alumni community. To find out more about our honorary graduates here.

Tue 24 Jan 2023, 17:00 | Tags: Alumni profile Graduation

New Years Honours

Congratulations to the King’s New Year’s Honours recipients from our Warwick community.

Tue 24 Jan 2023, 13:25 | Tags: Alumni profile

Community impact

Thinking studying languages would progress his scientific career, Tim Heenan (BA European Studies, 2015; MA French Studies, 2020) undertook two degrees at Warwick. He didn’t know those lessons would pay dividends for years to come. At 71, Tim’s putting his research skills to good use and supporting his local community – and he’s not planning on slowing down.

Tue 24 Jan 2023, 13:25 | Tags: Modern Languages Faculty of Arts Alumni profile

#TeamWarwick kicks off in February and we want to hear from you!

#TeamWarwick kicks off in February and we want to hear from you!

Were you part of a sports club or team whilst at Warwick? Did you compete or simply join in for fun? Did your sporting interests at Warwick influence or impact your career? If so, tell us the story, share the memory and send us a photo – so we can help celebrate the impact of sport at Warwick and on our lives.

Ping (pong) us an email now

Tue 24 Jan 2023, 13:05 | Tags: Alumni profile

No stopping Future Leader Nosa

Named as one of Powerful Media's 2022/23 Future Leaders and a semi-finalist in targetjobs Black Heritage Undergraduate of the Year Awards, Nosa Charles-Novia (BA Film and Literature, 2022) is currently an MA in Writing student and film-critic intern. Here she tells us about her degree and why that little voice in your head is your most powerful weapon.

Tue 24 Jan 2023, 09:45 | Tags: English Alumni profile Film and TV

Enquiring minds, inquisitive natures, and a love of learning

Richard Swann (MBA, 2004) explains how there are many attributes and ways of working that contribute to a successful and fulfilling career and how your career path needn’t be determined by your degree or first job.

Tue 24 Jan 2023, 09:25 | Tags: WBS Alumni profile Faculty of Social Sciences

Startups, family business and the future of in-vehicle payments

Anish Agarwal (MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering, 2011) is an entrepreneur in the automotive and manufacturing space with a passion for technology and engineering innovation. Anish discusses how his experiences of studying and working around the world have shaped his own career, including his time with the family business Sterling Tools and involvement in several exciting automotive startups including Sheeva.AI.

Playing your part and keeping it classic

For Classics alumna Katharine Broderick (BA Classical Civilisation, 2021, MA by Research Classics and Ancient History, 2022), 2022 started and ended on a high. From having successfully produced Bacchae for the Warwick Ancient Drama Festival earlier in January to submitting the final assignment for her Master's degree, Katharine reflects on her time at Warwick and the relevance of Ancient Greek plays in modern society.

Tue 13 Dec 2022, 13:25 | Tags: Faculty of Arts Classics Alumni profile

Baking up a success

An education at Warwick doesn't just set you up for a particular career path, some alumni find their passions outside of the lecture theatre. Immi Kelly (BA Education Studies, 2020) discovered her love of baking while looking for a distraction during lockdown when she was studying for her exams. Her skill and passion for baking soon led her to set up Immi Bakes, which she runs full time and is currently in the process of baking 22,000 cookies for Telford's Polar Express.

Tue 13 Dec 2022, 13:25 | Tags: Education Alumni profile Faculty of Social Sciences

Making theatre more inclusive

For more than 25 years, Charles Wiltshire (BEd Learning Difficulties, 1986) has worked in theatres as an audio describer. Here, he explains how he found this career path and why it means so much to him.

Tue 13 Dec 2022, 12:40 | Tags: Alumni profile Faculty of Social Sciences Theatre

Overcoming adversity

From combat to craftsmanship and opera to Oscars, Greg Campbell (BA Theatre Studies, 1987) has spent many years of his life in the creative arts. Since then, he’s completed a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE), two masters’ degrees and is underway with an Education PhD. But it was only when he received his ADHD diagnosis that the world – and his struggles as an undergraduate - began to make more sense.

Tue 13 Dec 2022, 09:25 | Tags: Faculty of Arts Alumni profile Theatre

A passion for music

Musician and Music Educator Katherine Fear (BA Qualified Teacher Status [Arts Ed.], 1991) balances her passions for folk music and teaching. Here she shares how her time at Warwick gave her the confidence to follow her dreams.

Fri 25 Nov 2022, 14:45 | Tags: Alumni profile Faculty of Social Sciences

The importance of Mathematics

David Clarke (BSc Mathematics, 1984) explains how the Covid pandemic shone a light on the importance of mathematics and shares his experience of being personally tutored by the founder of Mathematics at Warwick.

Fri 25 Nov 2022, 12:56 | Tags: Faculty of Science Mathematics Alumni profile

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