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Charlotte - Changing the Landscape

Charlotte

Senior Quantity Surveyor – Severn Trent Water

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

People tried to tell Charlotte to study a typically female-dominated subject at university, but she wanted to break the norm. Studying in Birmingham allowed Charlotte valuable work experience when she began her Quantity Surveying degree and she has since gone on to a Senior position working on HS2, just a few years after graduating.

Abbie - Following Dreams

Abbie

Freelance Illustrator, Founder of Abbie Severn Illustration

BA (Hons) Illustration

Abbie thrived on her illustration course, taking inspiration from the city’s creative quarter of Digbeth to produce stunning artwork. Shortly after graduating, she hosted an exhibition of her work, and her signature colourful style has since become a staple of Birmingham’s creative community.

Jonathan - Capturing Moments

Jonathan

Freelance Photographer

BA (Hons) Media and Communication

Jonathan’s exciting career as a photographer to the stars kicked off within weeks of graduating. Thanks to the experience he picked up at BCU, as well as his excellent networking skills, Jonathan is thriving in his career as a freelance photographer, videographer and TikTok content creator and is now working with huge names in the entertainment industry, from Maya Jama to Cardi B.

Sophie - Unearthing Talent

Sophie

Founder and CEO of Black Owned Birmingham

BA (Hons) Business Administration/ MSc Management and Entrepreneurship

Sophie’s passion for business led her to complete both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at BCU, before setting up her business Black Owned Birmingham, which is now the second largest black business and community network within the UK. Her work to develop the business community has seen her win several awards for her social and community activism.

Claire - Saving Lives

Claire

GP Nurse

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

Claire didn’t have a straightforward journey to university, as bad grades and self-doubt made her think she couldn’t be a nurse. After overcoming hurdles, gaining experience and increasing her confidence, Claire has been able to achieve well beyond what she ever thought possible.  She is not only a registered nurse and a published author but has also become an advocate for transgender patients in the healthcare sector.

Savannah - Elevating Performance

Savannah

PhD Researcher and Lecturer

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Savannah thought her future involved a career in competitive sport, when that no longer became an option, she began to consider how she could still have an impactful career in the world of sport. After being encouraged by her tutors at BCU to pursue PhD study, Savannah is now contributing important research to the world of sport, supporting athletes to thrive.

Lauren - Defending the Public

Lauren

Trainee Solicitor at Higgs LLP

Law LLB and Masters in Legal Practice (LPC)

Lauren wanted to study the law to make a real change in people’s lives. She embraced all the opportunities available to her at BCU, including volunteering at BCU’s Law Clinic. This experience motivated her to undertake a postgraduate degree after her studies, and she is now on her way towards her dream career after securing a competitive training contract as a trainee solicitor.

Jacob - Crafting Luxury

Jacob

QC Watchmaker – Rolex UK

BA (Hons) Horology

It can be daunting to study something new at university, but Jacob knew that it was necessary to find a career that would fulfil his need to work with his hands and solve problems. BCU’s Horology degree has allowed Jacob to secure a role at one of the world's most prestigious watchmakers, before he'd even completed the course.

Pete - Fighting Cybercrime

Pete

Cyber Security Analyst

BSc (Hons) Digital Forensics

After completing a placement with Cheshire Police during his degree, Pete was inspired to use his digital forensics skills to help solve crime. He went on to become a Digital Forensics Investigator for the Greater Manchester Police, receiving both a Judge’s and Chief Constable's Commendation for his role in a high-profile criminal case. He has continued to use his skills to investigate cybercrime, detecting and responding to cyberattacks.

Ross - Inspiring Experiences

Ross

PR Manager at Alton Towers

BA (Hons) Media and Communication

Ross took every opportunity at BCU to develop his CV, taking on freelance writing work for music magazines and a weekly football column for the Birmingham Mail. His enthusiasm for his subject and passion for experiences has seen him progress quickly to a senior level at the UK’s biggest theme park.