From scriptwriting graduate to published author – David’s story

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

David Lassman is a BA (Hons) Scriptwriting for Film & Television graduate and is now a full-time writer and published author.

He said: “It is 20 years since I graduated and after my degree I stayed on at Bournemouth University for four years, working mainly in the alumni office. Meanwhile, I attempted to unsuccessfully break into the television industry, but eventually, after much rejection, moved to a small Greek island to write...

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Graduate with designs on business success

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Since graduating from BU in 2012, Niki Mahon has built a successful business selling – and now designing and making – jewellery and home accessories.

Niki enrolled on the BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts with her heart set on a job in film animation. While the course developed her creative and technical skills, she soon came to realise that the industry would not offer the flexible and social environment she...

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Turkish alumni gathering in Istanbul

Posted by on Jul 6, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Around 30 Turkish BU alumni attended an event in Istanbul this week.

The alumni, who graduated from BU between 2004 and 2017, got together for a meal at the Hilton Bosphoros Hotel. The event offered a chance to reconnect with former classmates and make new contacts.

The alumni reception was hosted by Nuria Moyano-Martin, BU’s Regional Manager for Europe, and supported by the Alumni Relations Team.

A big thank you to...

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Alumni volunteering hits 600 hours

Posted by on Jul 6, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

BU alumni have contributed more than 600 hours of volunteering during the 2017-18 academic year.

The figure represents contributions from 160 volunteers, who have supported activities including giving guest lectures, sharing graduate profiles and speaking at open days. A total of 17 alumni have joined advisory panels to help shape the future of BU programmes, while nine joined our first alumni mentoring programme.

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PR alumni celebrate company milestone

Posted by on Jul 5, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A PR company founded by two BU graduates is celebrating its 15th anniversary.

Matt McKenna and Sarah Townsend launched McKenna Townsend in 2003. The company, based in Hampshire, provides PR, marketing, digital, event management and design services to clients including Sunseeker, AkzoNobel, Condor Ferries and the Subway brand.

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Alumni visit set to strengthen Indian network

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The winner of this year’s BU Connect India award visited campus this week to help strengthen links between the university and its Indian alumni.

Achyut Punnekat graduated with an MBA in 2011 and is now Deputy Editor (Operations) for Network 18 Media and Investments Ltd. Earlier this year, he was named the winner of the Connect India award during BU’s Global Festival of Learning in India. The award recognised Achyut’s proposal to...

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US publishing role for PR grad

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

BU alumna, Poppy Hatrick, is currently working as a Publicity Assistant for Oxford University Press (OUP) in New York.

Poppy graduated with a BA (Hons) Marketing Communications from BU in 2016. During the course she spent a year’s placement in the marketing department for Experience Days, which sells vouchers for experiences and activities across the UK.

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