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The Alumna Doctor Bridging Gaps in Health and Education

From medicine to mentorship, Dr Gabriela Barzyk (MBChB, 2022), discusses her career as a junior doctor and her passion for creating equal educational opportunities for all.


The power of pushing yourself

Benjamin Nuga (BA French with Chinese, 2022), has already diversified his skill set by working as a production assistant, scriptwriter, and musician and he’s also been a contestant on Countdown. Having only graduated in 2022, his achievements are centered around his willingness to step outside his comfort zone.


Blending Algorithms and Botanicals

Meet alumna, Lu Sun (MSc Statistics, 2008), who's successfully juggling a career in AI with her newfound passion for gin. We caught up with Lu to learn more about her unique career journey from an early start in cognitive AI to launching her own gin brand inspired by her family’s roots.


Quickfire questions with Emma Arandjelovic

Now working at the cutting edge of science and technology, Emma Arandjelovic (BSc Computer Science, 2002) looks back at her time at Warwick and how it was key to succeeding in a male-dominated industry.


Q&A with Speakbeast

Theatre company, Speakbeast, is made up of Warwick alumni and students who are interested in creating original theatre that focuses on queerness, transness, and what it means to be human in a mechanised world. They’ve been shortlisted for the Untapped 2024 award and will be taking their debut show, The Freemartin, to Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2024.


Quickfire questions with Puri Ragini

Friendship, warmth, fun, and connections were the foundations that encouraged Puri Ragini (BA History and Politics, 2020) to head to Warwick and build a successful career in the social sector.


Quickfire questions with Edward Dunbavin

Teacher Edward Dubavin (BA English Language and Linguistics, 2020) looks back at his time at Warwick and how it fuelled his passion for research that still continues.


Quickfire questions with Sabrina Luca

Self-described people person, Sabrina Luca (BA Language, Culture and Communications, 2020) was exposed to the mechanisms of intercultural communication and interpersonal relations at Warwick, which now has a massive impact on the work she does in Communications for the Tech Industry.


Quickfire questions with Tom Underwood

From studying abroad in Copenhagen to focusing on the role the NHS has in tackling inactivity, Tom Underwood (BA Language, Culture and Communication, 2019) tells us about his time at Warwick and why he wants to improve the world for people.


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.


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 Postgraduate Undergraduate

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.


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: Connections Faculty of Arts Alumni profile Undergraduate

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.


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.


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.


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.


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 (BA Film with Television Studies, 2007) had an unusual path to his degree. But it was a simple truth that made his decision.


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.


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.  


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