Our students

Our graduates are shaping the world in many different ways. Here are some profiles of graduates exhibiting at Inspired 2017, and interviews with alumni from previous years. Enjoy!

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Thomas Howell-Jones

Product & Furniture Design - BA (Hons)

Tom, currently studying BA (Hons) Product & Furniture Design, recently won the RSA competition.

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Chalcedony Williams

Chalcedony Williams

Music - BMus (Hons)

Chalcedony is a final year student whose time at Birmingham Conservatoire culminated with a concert at mac Birmingham.

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Bonnie Cartwright

Bonnie Cartwright

English and Creative Writing - BA (Hons)

Bonnie was commissioned by Wilmott Dixon for a project involving some new building work at the university.

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Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Media and Communication - BA (Hons)

Michael will be continuing his studies at the University by studying MA Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism.

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Liam Blunden

Visual Communication - BA (Hons)

Liam Blunden, who is due to graduate from Visual Communication this year, was part of a group that created VR experiences teaching users about space.

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Ally Belfort

Design for Performance - BA (Hons)

Ally, who is studying at the School of Fashion and Textiles, is currently working on a project involving drag artists and collaborating with some of the leading drag queens in the city.

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Maggie Lin Jung-Hsuan

Maggie Lin Jung-Hsuan

Jewellery Design - BA (Hons)

Maggie Jung-Lin is currently studying Jewellery Design at the School of Jewellery. She was also a finalist in the annual Ingle and Rhode Fairtrade Gold Design Awards.

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Ella-Mai Downes

Ella-Mai Downes

Textile Design - BA (Hons)

Ella-Mai is a Textile Design BA (Hons) student on the Printed Textiles & Surface Design pathway.

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Emma Blyth

Emma Blyth

English and Drama - BA (Hons)

Emma is currently studying English and Drama. She has secured her place to study a PG Diploma in Education after graduating.

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Joshua Dean

Joshua Dean

Digital Marketing - BA (Hons)

Josh has worked with variety of brands in different sectors during his time at Birmingham City University.

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Kate Hadden

Kate Hadden

Jewellery and Silversmithing - BA (Hons)

Kate is a Finalist in The Ingle and Rhode 2017 Fairtrade Gold Design Awards.

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Kimberley White

Kimberley White

Digital Marketing - BA (Hons)

Kimberley has impressed industry professionals with her marketing solutions during her time on the course.

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Jack Roberts

Jack Roberts

English and Creative Writing - BA (Hons)

After graduating, Jack hopes to progress to an MA in Creative Writing.

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Grace Williams 

Fine Art - BA (Hons), Fine Art - MA, Fine Art and Philosophy - PhD
Grace is a postgraduate Fine Art student with a PhD in Fine Art and Philosophy.
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Amelia Sciandra

Acting (The British Tradition) - MFA

Amelia is from Winston-Salem in North Carolina, USA. She studies BA Dramatic Art and Spanish. 

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Grace Westwood

Design for Performance - BA (Hons)

Grace Westwood is a Design for theatre, performance and events graduate from Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. 

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Alessandro Sorrentino

Alessandro Sorrentino

Media and Communication - BA (Hons)

Alessandro Sorrentino is a data journalism specialist whose recent work has caught the eye of the BBC Data Unit.

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Leah Buckman

Leah Buckman

Illustration - BA (Hons)

Leah always had a passion for telling stories through illustrations and pursued her dream at the Birmingham School of Visual Communication. 

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Andrea Stephenson

Andrea Stephenson

Acting - MA

Before starting her Masters, Andrea studied English at Liverpool University and then went on to teach English at University College Birmingham.

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William Marler

William Marler

Film and Animation - BA (Hons)

 During his time at University, he had the opportunity to work in the industry and 'soak up' knowledge from his tutors and fellow students. 

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Amber Whittaker

Amber Whittaker

Fine Art - MA

Postgraduate student Amber was selected as part of New Art West Midlands 2016, and her work is featuring in the mac.

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Lucy Hird

Media and Communication (Public Relations) - BA (Hons)

Since graduating, Lucy has been making waves in the PR industry. She is currently an Account Manager at Red Consultancy.

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Eleonora Bruno

Eleonora Bruno

Graphic Communication - BA (Hons)

Eleonora started to experiment with typography and handwriting at a very early age.

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Avneet Chauhan

Media and Communication - BA (Hons)

Avneet is a broad course student who worked on different television shows sets. 

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James Postans

James Postans

English and Creative Writing - BA (Hons)

Birmingham native James won the Jim Crace prize and was a student rep during his time at university.

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Helen Green

Helen Green

Visual Communication - Illustration BA (Hons)

Helen is the author of the famous David Bowie gifs and illustrations.

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Marverine Cole

Marverine Cole

PgDip Broadcast Journalism

Marverine Cole has built a career working for ITV Central, the BBC and Sky News since graduating.

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Paul Cartwright

Acting: The British Tradition - MA

Paul is an international student from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He came over to the UK to study a two-year masters.

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Sarah Carter

Sarah Carter

Visual Communication - BA (Hons) 

Sarah is the Lead Packaging Designer for Harrods in London, and has previously worked for BMW and Rolls Royce.

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Tom Chapman

Tom Chapman

Jazz - BMus (Hons) 

Tom is now part of The Urban Folk Quartet, a band that tours the UK and is set to release its fourth album.

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Daniel Witherall

Dan Witherall

Creative Writing - MA

Dan already had a short film produced and worked on a horror with a cult Hollywood director.

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Angela Burman

Art and Design - BA (Hons)

Angela started creating her vintage characters under the Burman Bears brand.

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Ben Stones

Ben Stones

Media and Communications - BA (Hons)

Ben worked as a producer for BBC Radio Two, BBC 6 Music and Asian Network.

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Dan Button

Visual Communication - BA (Hons)

After graduating, Dan secured a job as an art director with the esteemed company FRUKT.

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Chris Milne de Souza

Chris Milne de Souza

Visual Communication - BA (Hons)

Chris used the skills he learnt on the course by founding his own digital agency, Studio Bonito.

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Charlotte Bray

Charlotte Bray

BMus (Hons)

Described by the ‘Evening Standard’ as “one of the outstanding composing talents of her generation”.

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