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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.


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.


A world of work without bias

Paving the way for a new style of work, Lizzie Penny (BSc International Business with Spanish, 2005) explains why inclusivity at work matters for everyone and what drives the concept of ‘workstyle’.

Wed 21 Sep 2022, 13:25 | Tags: WBS Alumni profile Faculty of Social Sciences

Luisa Da Silva: Finding her tribe at Warwick and saving the planet

Luisa Da Silva (MBA, 2019) is the Executive Director of Iron+ Earth, a worker-led organisation based in Canada that sits at the intersection of energy, environmentalism and thought leadership.

Iron + Earth was set up to empower energy sector and indigenous workers to recognise and transfer their skills to the renewable sector to help tackle the climate crisis. Hear Luisa’s captivating story about life as an international student and her advice for students and alumni alike who share her passion for saving the planet.


A match made at Warwick

Despite originating from opposite sides of the world, Frank and Kate Dempsey (both MBA Business Administration, 2008) met through friends while studying at WBS. Fast forward 14 years and they live in Toronto, Canada with their young family. Discover their favourite memories of Warwick, why they chose to study at WBS and what the future holds.


Connections: Phillip Howells

"I am MBA graduate of the 1990s and at the age of 74 I completed my 300th marathon and the earned rare achievement of the UK’s 100 Marathon Club ‘Triple Crown’ award. I started my marathon adventure over 40 years ago when I set myself the goal of completing two marathons during my thirties. After a huge life change when my wife sadly passed away, I returned to running. Despite several set-backs along the way, I have run 9,192 miles during 100 road marathons, 100 trail marathons and 100 ultra-marathons."

Sun 17 Apr 2022, 09:20 | Tags: Connections WBS Faculty of Social Sciences

Connections: Saachi Dhillon

Saachi is a marketing communications professional with 11 years' work experience across both MNCs and start-ups in the UK and India. She started her career in London and currently leads brand marketing for the National Geographic network, part of The Walt Disney Company in India.

Sun 17 Apr 2022, 08:50 | Tags: Connections WBS Faculty of Social Sciences

Gauri Agrawal

Congratulations to Finance & Economics graduate, Gauri Agrawal for winning a British Council Study UK Alumni Award (India) for Social Action. Gauri empowers Indian women with her craft brand, Sihori that helps turn waste into high fashion

Wed 16 Mar 2022, 10:20 | Tags: WBS Alumni profile International

Winter Graduation 2022: Ben Brabyn

Former Royal Marine Commando and brain tumour survivor, Ben Brabyn (MBA, 2002) congratulates our Winter 2022 graduates, and shares three simple pieces of advice for staying resilient in the face of adversity


Warwick Marathon Man Makes History

At the age of 74, Warwick MBA graduate Phillip Howells has entered the history books by completing an incredible 300 marathons and achieving the UK’s 100 Marathon Club ‘Triple Crown’ award.


Spotlight on: Richard Small

After spending much of his career in supply chain management, Richard Small (MBA, 2002) decided to go-it-alone and start his own business in 2017.


Professor Robert McGee

Professor Robert McGee completed his PhD in Industrial and Business Studies at the University of Warwick in 1986. Since leaving Warwick, Professor McGee has led a successful career in accountancy and academia. Most recently, at the age of 74, Robert won six gold and two silver medals at the Taekwondo World Championship in Phoenix, Arizona. Discover his inspiring story

Fri 20 Aug 2021, 11:26 | Tags: WBS Alumni profile International Postgraduate

Spotlight on: Gulcan Telci

Meet Gulcan Telci (MBA, 2014) - one of our Warwick Alumni Ambassadors in the USA.


Graduation 2020 advice - Valerie Patrick

WBS alumna Valerie Patrick offers advice to our new graduates.

"This is a time to evaluate what you have accomplished, think strategically and ask yourself what you could do to make the world a better place."

Wed 22 Jul 2020, 10:00 | Tags: WBS Alumni profile Faculty of Social Sciences

Graduation 2020 advice - Peter Blackman

Philosophy alumnus Peter Blackman offers advice to our new graduates.

"Be Proud – you are Warwick graduates; persevere and be broad minded about the sort of future you seek."

Wed 22 Jul 2020, 09:55 | Tags: WBS Alumni profile Graduation

Graduation 2020 advice - Stuart Humphreys

WBS alumnus Stuart Humphreys offers advice to our new graduates.

"It may seem a little trite for me to say I feel fortunate to have graduated during one major economic downturn and to have subsequently graduated again during another."

Tue 21 Jul 2020, 16:08 | Tags: WBS Alumni profile Faculty of Social Sciences Graduation

Graduation 2020 advice - Hannah Brockbank

WBS alumna Hannah Brockbank offers advice to our new graduates.

"You're just at the starting line with many more years to go!"

Tue 21 Jul 2020, 16:00 | Tags: WBS Alumni profile Faculty of Social Sciences Graduation

Warwick alumnus to Mayor of Ledbury

Councillor Phillip Howells (MBA, 1993) shares his account of recent events.


Brothers supply polycotton fabric to the NHS

Over the last two months, brothers Faisal Ahmed (MSc Marketing and Strategy, 2016) and Suhail Ahmed have been supplying polycotton fabric to the NHS for making scrubs.