Our Graduates

One degree, endless possibilities

Ashlee Roberts - Switch Radio

We met with graduate Ashlee Roberts to talk about how a degree within the School of English gave her the skills she needed to become a radio presenter. Ashlee gives you a glimpse into her day-to-day life on the radio, and how our course lead her into a career she hadn't considered beforehand.

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Jack Roberts

BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing

Jack spoke to us about starting up his own blog whilst studying a Master of Arts in Creative Writing.

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Olivia Houlston

BA (Hons) English and Drama

Olivia secured a National Management Trainee position, a sought after role that allows graduates to gain experience from multiple departments.

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Naomi Owen

BA (Hons) English Language and English Literature

As a employee of the West Midlands police, Naomi has now successfully completed her training to become a Force Contact Officer.

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Siobhan Coleman

BA (Hons) English Language and English Literature 

Since relocating to Birmingham, Siobhan continued to stay on at the School of English as a Marketing and Events assistant.

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Holly Psaliou

BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing

Since producing her own short film, Holly has also completed internships in screen writing and as an editor. She now hopes to explore a career as a author.

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Esmonde Cole

BA (Hons) English and Drama

Since graduating in 2016, Esmonde has secured roles on BBC One, Channel 4, CBBC and performed for Music Artist Stormzy at his Clothing Line Launch.

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Emma Blyth

BA (Hons) English and Drama

Emma graduated in 2017 and is currently a Trainee English teacher studying to complete her PGCE.

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Ella Cockerton

BA (Hons) English and Drama

Since graduating Ella began working for Birmingham Royal Ballet as an Individual Giving and Events Officer. Ella tells us how her degree helped shape her career.

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Willem Sander van Boxtel

BA (Hons) English

We caught up with former English student Willem about his time at BCU and what he’s been up to since graduating.

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Kimberley Richardson

BA (Hons) English

English graduate, Kimberley Richardson, tells us about her time at BCU and what she’s been doing since graduating.

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