What are you up to? - Winter 2013 edition
Have you got an exciting new job, working on a new project, want everyone to know about your own business, had something published or exhibited? Perhaps you are getting married or had a baby? Whatever your news, we would love to hear about it and share it with your fellow alumni. Email us if you would like to be included in the next edition.
Cameron Bunton, class of 2011, Film and Television Production, is now the Managing Editor of Todaysiphone.com, a popular iOS fan blog. Combining his skills in online media and journalism from his degree with knowledge of mobile technology from previous retail positions, Cameron says ‘this is in every sense of the word my dream job, exactly what I had in mind for my career when I applied to the UoC in 2008.” It is great to hear about our graduates fulfilling their ambitions and working in jobs they love.
Rebecca Coleman, class of 2007, Coaching and Sport Performance. Since completing her degree at UoC Becky went on to do a PGCE and will graduate in November with an MA in Sports Coaching. She now works as a Programme Area Leader in Sport, managing the staff, students and courses in the department at her local College in Lancashire. She has certainly exceeded her ambitions, which on applying to UoC were just to be a PE Teacher.
Ian Hooper, class of 2012, Primary Education. Since graduating last year Ian has already set up an incredibly successful and innovative business. GB Music Events offers ‘bespoke musical team building opportunities for corporate clients’ and even have an exclusive contract with world famous Abbey Road Studios in London to offer recording sessions.
Ian had 25 years professional experience as a musician before his degree and experience in teaching classes and choirs, now his formal education training is put to good use daily in a role he is so obviously very passionate about.
Diego Angulo Guzman, class of 2011, TESOL and ICT Semester Abroad alumnus. Our Alumni Association is made up of everyone who has studied at the UoC or one of our legacy institutions, you do not need to have ‘graduated’ as Diego proves. Diego from Chile lived on the Lancaster campus for a term in 2011, describing his stay as ‘the best experience of my life’. He is still in touch with the flatmates he met here and would love to come back to Lancaster to meet up with them. Diego has now fulfilled his ambition and is an English teacher in his home town in Chile.
Mike Walsh, class of 2009, Business Management. Mike now has a very successful career working for Rolls Royce as a Project Manager. “I work on supply chain projects to enable the company to increase production capacity to enable Rolls Royce to meet record demand for its new Trent XWB engine” and with his order book currently totalling 60 billion I think it is safe to say he is doing very well indeed.
Michelle Evans, class of 2009, Contemporary Applied Arts. Michelle came to the UoC with an ambition to become an Art Therapist, “my degree opened my mind to what I have the potential to achieve” and she has certainly achieved a lot since graduation.
A talented artist in her own right, she is now a qualified teacher, teaching art therapy techniques to pupils in a referral unit aged 15-16. She is also about to embark on an MA in Art and Design Education. “I am proud I can use my passion for art and can give something back to young people who are learning about life”. You can read more about Michelle’s work and see her portfolio here.
Sally Crangle, class of 2005, Media Production. Since graduating Sally has tried her hand at a few different careers but now she feels like she has found her true calling and is over the moon to have her very own column in city magazine Carlisle Living. Sally is very busy, she not only writes for the magazine, but is Assistant Manager of one of the prettiest shops in town, Monsoon and has her own lifestyle and personal style blog.
Posted on Thursday 31 October 2013