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#BUProud

#BUProud: our student, staff and graduate success stories

We love keeping in touch with our graduates to hear how their careers have developed after their time at BU. That includes our #BUProud initiative, which charts just some of our alumni success stories, covering a wide range of industries – from Premier League football to television, animation, product design, healthcare, entrepreneurship and beyond. The campaign also highlights some of our brilliant students and the work they are up to during their time at BU. 

Read the story so far and check out the latest successes below. We’d love to hear your story too, so if you’re #BUProud, contact us at newsdesk@bournemouth.ac.uk and, if you now feel inspired to join BU, check out our study pages.

Marie Miller BU proud

Marie's story

Marie Miller is a BSc (Hons) Nursing and MA Advanced Practice graduate, now Cancer Care Matron at RBCH 

Vidyut Patra

Vidyut's story

Vidyut is an MA Broadcast & Film Management graduate, who is now Vice President for the Content Studio at Worldwide Media 

Jamie's story

Jamie's story

Jamie Spafford is a BA (Hons) Marketing Communications graduate and co-founder of the SORTEDfood YouTube channel

Noorin weightlifting

Noorin's story

Noorin studies Sports Psychology & Coaching, is a BU sports scholar and 2017 National Weightlifting Champion

Lilliam Negrette

Lilliam's story

From Colombia to BU, Lilliam is now building a new career in Canada

Ben's story

Ben's story

Ben Abberstein is BA (Hons) Advertising graduate, now ‎Equality Partnerships Executive at AFC Bournemouth

Xiaoou's story

Xiaoou's story

Xiaoou Nie is a BA (Hons) Computer Visualisation & Animation student and music scholar at BU

Kiratsinh Jadeja BU Proud

Kiratsinh's story

Kiratsinh Jadeja is a MA Digital Effects graduate, now a freelance digital compositor named one of the Top 200 Best Digital Artists in the World 

Zoe's story

Zoe's story

Zoe Mather is a BA (Hons) Communication and Media graduate, now Principal & Artistic Director of Centre Stage School of Dance and Performing Arts

Ashley's story

Ashley's story

Ashley Firth is an Interactive Media Production graduate and now heads up the front-end development team at start-up business, Octopus Energy

Sarah's story

Sarah's story

Sarah Farmer is a BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism graduate, now working as a Broadcast Journalist at BBC South Today

Niall Malone

Niall's story

Niall Malone is a BA (Hons) Public Relations graduate, now working at Triple S Communications 

Chloe's story

Chloe's story

Chloe Thomas is a BSc (Hons) Nutrition student, currently training for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia

James Diment BU Proud

James' story

James Diment is a BA (Hons) International Events Management Top-up graduate, now Head of Corporate Events at Chillisauce 

Hannah's story

Hannah's story

Hannah Keywood is a BA(Hons) Retail Management graduate, now owner of sustainable jewellery brand Puck Wanderlust

Andrew Cole BU Proud

Andrew's story

Andrew Cole MBE is a BA (Hons) Tourism Studies graduate, now General Manager of Touchwood Shopping Centre  

Claire's story

Claire's story

Claire Timbrell is a BA (Hons) Marketing graduate, now Founder and Director of The MacGuffin Project. 

Christian Schneider

Christian's story

Christian Schneider is a BA (Hons) Business Studies with Entrepreneurship graduate, now Director of Monty's Lounge

Emily's story

Emily's story

Emily Sandford is a BA (Hons) Radio graduate, now Presenter at Capital Radio 

Andrew Foulkes

Andrew's story

Andrew is a BA (Hons) Hospitality graduate and is now General Manager of the Abbey Hotel in Bath

Emma's story

Emma's story

Emma James is a BA (Hons) International Marketing Management graduate, now Group Employee Engagement Manager at Merlin Entertainments

Karl's story

Karl's story

Karl Hoods is a BSc (Hons) Information and Systems Management graduate, now Chief Information Officer at Save the Children. 

Julia's story

Julia's story

Julia Armstrong is a BA (Hons) Social Work graduate, now a Social Worker in the Drug & Alcohol Statutory Team (DAST) at Bournemouth Borough Council

Jamie Wood

Jamie's story

Jamie Wood is a MA 3D Computer Animation graduate, now a Lead Light Artist at Playground Games

Katie's story

Katie's story

Katie Ryan is a BSc (Hons) Child Health Nursing graduate, now a lecturer in the children's and young people’s nursing team at BU.

Ben's story

Ben's story

Ben Mallaby is an MA TV Production graduate, now a BAFTA nominated Director of Comedy Short Films and Commercials

Saskia's story

Saskia's story

Saskia Sills is a Geography student and four-time windsurfing world champion, representing BU and Britain

Ed's story

Ed's story

Ed Lawrence is a BA (Hons) Television Production graduate, now a Broadcast Journalist

Mya's story

Mya's story

Mya Harman is a BA (Hons) Event Management graduate, now a Marketing Executive at Sunseeker International

Jess' story

Jess' story

Jess Bracey is a BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism graduate, now a Breakfast Show Radio Presenter for British Forces Broadcasting Service

Richard's story

Richard's story

Richard Walker is a BA (Hons) Advertising and Marketing Communications graduate, now Head of Media Planning at the BBC

Keri's story

Keri's story

Keri Hilton is a BSc (Hons) Children's and Young People's Nursing graduate, now a nurse on the children's ward at Poole Hospital

Hannah's story

Hannah's story

Hannah Carter is a BA (Hons) Events Management graduate, now a Junior Events Manager at Corporate Events

James' story

James' story

James Colledge is a BA (Hons) Television Production graduate, now a Media Wrangler and Officer Runner at Jumbuck Film & TV

Matt's story

Matt's story

Matt Traynar is a BA (Hons) Computer Visualisation and Animation graduate, now Technical Director at MPC

Paula Leardini

Paula's story

Since completing her Master's at BU, Brazil-born Paula has gone on to become a Project Manager for a petrochemical consultancy, based in the US.

Kevin's story

Kevin's story

Kevin Hough is a BSc (Hons) Information Systems Management graduate, now Head of Talent Acquisition, UK & Ireland, at PepsiCo. 

Jamie's story

Jamie's story

Jamie Swanson is a BSc (Hons) Games Technology graduate, now Lead Analyst at Playdiation

Natalie Page - preferred photo

Natalie's story

Natalie Page studied BA (Hons) Public Relations at Bournemouth University, and is now a PR Professional and published children's author

Kevin Baker

Kevin's story

After completing his Bachelor's degree at Colorado State University, USA, Kevin came to BU to study MSc Sport Management

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