Real-life
success stories

WhatALUMNIsay provides a unique insight into the lives of inspirational alumni from around the world and the institutions that played a key role in their journey.

We’ve spoken to some truly amazing and inspiring people about the journey they took and how their education contributed to their lives. You can connect the alumni’s stories with the institutions that helped define them. Each story is unique, but they all share a common theme – being the best one can be.

We hope you find them as inspiring as we do.

Meet Abbie Neilson, the co-owner of Cooper King Distillery

Her fascinating story included studying a degree in Biomedical Sciences at Newcastle University…

Meet Hermann Ermisch, International Energy Economics Student

Read how Hermann has gone from wanting to be a banker to studying Computer Science, Energy Engineering and Business Studies related to the energy sector.

Meet Ligia Chelotti, Marketing Manager

Find out how Brazilian Ligia studied Advertising and Marketing in Brazil and her Masters in Australia – all the time her brother Vitor being her biggest inspiration…

Meet Dominic Jaume, English Teacher and Freelance Journalist

Read how Dominic’s education in Oxford and Bath, let to worldwide travel and settling down in rural Essex.

Meet Charlotte Rayment, English Teacher and Qualified Nurse

Charlotte’s story has many twists and turns through study, travel and fascinating career opportunities…

Meet Christopher Jaume, the co-owner of Cooper King Distillery

Chris studied to be an Architect at Newcastle and Manchester University, travelled the world and set up a distillery with partner Abbie…

Meet Huong Dang Thi, Charity General Manager.

Huong was born in a small village in Vietnam, but her dreams were anything but small.

Are you a graduate with a story to share?

Your story has the power to inspire. Describing your discoveries, opportunities and challenges on your journey will help other people make the right choices for them.

If you would like to take part, simply fill in this form and in return for your time, we will make a donation to your chosen charity.

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