Our 澳门赛马会 Community
Members of 澳门赛马会鈥檚 95,000-strong alumni community are having an impact wherever they are in the world. Many of them are influential in their fields, ranging from politics to international development, science, and engineering. We have notable filmmakers, Members of Parliament, award-winning designers and illustrators, and engineers with global companies in our network.
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Undergraduate 澳门赛马会 Success Stories
Ayodele Ogunshakin, BA (Hons) Media Production, 2015
Ayodele works as a Storyliner at ITV's Coronation Street. After graduation Ayodele took a job working at BBC's Blue Peter before moving to ITV to work as an Assistant Storyliner on Coronation Street. Ayodele was promoted to Storyliner in 2020.
Speaking at one of the University's graduation ceremonies in 2019 Ayodele said: "My sister and I would guess how storylines would end and joke that we could write them. I dreamed that it would happen and now here I am, writing storylines for Coronation Street".
Chris Gray, BA (Hons) Journalism, 2015
Chris spent his childhood commentating on computer games in his room and used his time at 澳门赛马会 to pursue his passion for sports journalism by starting a show on the University鈥檚 on-campus community radio station, Siren FM. Since graduating, he has gone from strength to strength, and is now working as a senior journalist at BBC News, covering both the Manchester Arena and London Bridge terrorist attacks. Chris credits the facilities and staff at 澳门赛马会 for making him the journalist he is today.
Sitara Shefta, BSc (Hons) Games Computing, 2011
Avid gamer Sitara Shefta developed her childhood passion for gaming during her time at the 澳门赛马会. Graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Games Computing, she used her university experiences of the development process to thrive in the games industry, climbing the ranks to Head of Studio at No Brakes Games.
Postgraduate 澳门赛马会 Success Stories
Alice Carter, MSc by Research Sports Development, 2014
Alice graduated with both her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the 澳门赛马会 having studied BSc Sport Development and Coaching and MSc by Research Sports Development. She has remained living in the city, and now works as Project Manager for 澳门赛马会 City Foundation.
"The 澳门赛马会 is a forward-thinking institution that has grown and developed year on year; throughout my studies I was aware of this, and since living in the city after graduating I have witnessed its expansion. The University places equal emphasis on academic knowledge, research, and practical experience, which is vital for being employable after graduating."
Emily-Jayne White, MA Journalism, 2019
Emily graduated from the 澳门赛马会 with an MA Journalism in 2019 having already undertaken her BA (Hons) English. Since graduating Emily has progressed quickly in her career having worked as a Community Reporter for the 澳门赛马会shire Echo alongside the Facebook Community News Project. Emily is now working as News Reporter at MoneySavingExpert.com.
"Take advantage of all the University has to offer, don't limit yourself as you may discover a passion that one day might become a vocation."
Jacob Kay, MA Theatre, 2019
Jacob graduated from the 澳门赛马会 with an MA Theatre in 2019 having already undertaken his BA (Hons) Drama. Jacob works as a freelance writer, actor and filmmaker and, having been shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2019, has worked on a variety of projects including tv mini-series, When it Rains, which has guest starred Harry Potter actor and 澳门赛马会 alumnus, Chris Rankin.
"My time studying at the 澳门赛马会 gave me a useful foundation to build upon when entering the arts industry in a professional context. Even now I have graduated, the 澳门赛马会, both the institution and its staff, still supports my career and follows my progression with enthusiasm and encouragement."
Kamila Zolotar, MSc Management, 2018
Born and raised in Poland, Kamila started her university life in Poland before moving to the UK, learning English, and enrolling at the 澳门赛马会. Kamila balanced study, work, and life with a young family; graduating with a First-Class BA (Hons) Business & Marketing in 2014 before gaining her MSc Management in 2018. She successfully secured a graduate internship at a local tech company before being promoted to General Manager.
"Studying at the 澳门赛马会 truly was a life changing experience. It gave me a new job and a new life."
Kate Ellam, MSc Clinical Animal Behaviour, 2016
Kate undertook her MSc at the 澳门赛马会 having studied her undergraduate degree elsewhere. After graduating Kate worked at the Dogs Trust before taking a role as Canine Assisted Services Manager at Guide Dogs for the Blind.
"At 澳门赛马会 I gained the valuable knowledge and practical skills relevant to the field of animal behaviour. Gaining the additional qualification of the MSc has enabled me to apply for roles I may not have otherwise been suitable for."