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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

Playing the long game

Journalist, author, higher education professional, proof-reader, and editor Annette Rubery (PhD English and Comparative Literary Studies, 1999) has spent the 30-plus years since graduating honing her editorial and marketing skillset.

Tue 02 May 2023, 11:01 | Tags: Faculty of Arts English Alumni profile Postgraduate

A love worthy of the spotlight

When Jo Walker (BA Theatre and Performance Studies, 2020) first met Vikram Grover (BA English and Theatre Studies, 2021) it was their mutual love of the theatre and performance that built a firm friendship. Working to establish BAME Creatives, a society dedicated to diversifying theatre at Warwick, they found themselves falling in love. Four years later they’ re still together and working in an industry that came to life through their time at Warwick.

Thu 27 Apr 2023, 10:30 | Tags: Faculty of Arts English Alumni profile Theatre

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

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

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

The art of finding your voice

We know our arts alumni go on to do wonderful things after they leave us, and we love that everyone’s story is a little different. Arts advocate, Sunday Times columnist, mum, self-confessed cake scoffer, women’s fiction writer and ex Tellytubbyland resident alumna Pernille Hughes (BA Film and Literature, 1994) has had a rollercoaster of a journey since she graduated from Warwick. Here she tells us how she found her writing voice, and why your arts degree will always be a good talking point.

Mon 14 Nov 2022, 10:50 | Tags: Faculty of Arts English Alumni profile

Spotlight on: Laura Mathias

Laura Mathias on overcoming anxieties, managing alopecia and becoming the person she wanted to be at Warwick Driving positive dialogue and awareness about living with alopecia, Laura Mathias (BA Film and Literature, 2013) talks openly about her anxieties when she first started university, and how Warwick was where she became who she was always meant to be.

Mon 27 Jun 2022, 08:50 | Tags: Faculty of Arts English Alumni profile Undergraduate

Sam Steiner

From working in a fish and chip shop to writing a play that’s been performed all over the world, Sam Steiner (English Literature , 2014) learned at Warwick how to take his stories in new directions. Most recently, he’s penned the script for Morning, a film starring Laura Dern and Benedict Cumberbatch set for release later this year. We spoke to Sam about his experience of breaking into playwriting for stage and screen.

Tue 12 Apr 2022, 05:05 | Tags: Faculty of Arts English Alumni profile Undergraduate

Ella McLeod: from dissertation to published book

Ella McLeod’s debut novel Rapunzella, Or, Don't Touch My Hair started life as a poem written during her studies at Warwick. We asked Ella (BA English and Theatre Studies, 2017) how she was inspired to evolve the idea from its beginnings to her dissertation and now, her first book.

Thu 10 Mar 2022, 09:40 | Tags: Faculty of Arts English Alumni profile Undergraduate

World Book Day Profile: Children’s author, Christy Kirkpatrick

Children’s author Christy Kirkpatrick (BA Philosophy and Literature, 1995) has worked with a number of publishers, including BBC Worldwide, Ladybird and Flying Eye Books. We chatted with her on World Book Day about her career, her advice to budding authors and her co-authored book that uses relaxation techniques to help with bedtime.

Thu 03 Mar 2022, 09:00 | Tags: Faculty of Arts English Alumni profile Undergraduate

Interview with Bestselling Author Sarah Pearse

Having written from a young age, bestselling author Sarah Pearse chose to study English and Creative Writing at Warwick, giving her a safe and supportive space in which to pursue her passion. We spoke to Sarah in between a book tour for her debut novel The Sanatorium and editing her next thriller The Retreat.

Tue 15 Feb 2022, 15:25 | Tags: Faculty of Arts English Alumni profile Undergraduate

Brinda Gulati

Brinda Gulati is a writer and founder of Instagram shop @ThriftyBrinda. Her extensive scope of writing includes opinion pieces for the Kashmir Times, Jammu, freelance projects and now her first novel.