Success stories



Interested in one of our courses but not sure where it will take you?

Have a look at what some of our students say.

    Department of Business, Management and HRM


    • Charlie Hughes

      University was not part of Charlie's career plans. His ambition was to finish his A Levels and go on to work in the City; however this proved to be more difficult than he imagined.

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    Department of Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality


    • Viv Long

      Premier League ambitions for Bedfordshire graduate “My long term career goal is to work as Commercial Director for a Premier League club. Working in a football club is an atmosphere I ultimately can’t explain, other than that it’s like being part of a family unit. Once you’re in, you never want to work anywhere else.”

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    • Jack Scott

      Graduate's career grows with Gardeners' Question Time recording “Studying Marketing undoubtedly contributed to the success of the event – I was able to maximise the reach through so many different methods and channels.”

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    • Jigna Tailor

      Graduate saved Randstad over £100,000 “It’s definitely opened up their [Randstad’s] minds to the great talent we have at the University. They are now trying to hire more people from the University so it’s opened up more opportunities for students.”

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    • Gavin O'Brien

      Starting your own business isn’t easy, but for Gavin O’Brien, studying at the University of Bedfordshire gave him the skills he needed to create a highly successful media production company.

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    School of Art and Design


    • Arthur Trombetta

      Third year Photography and Video Art student Arthur Trombetta is set to open his first solo exhibition in London before even graduating from the University of Bedfordshire

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    School of Culture and Communication


    • Dami Olonisakin

      University of Bedfordshire Journalism graduate Dami Olonisakin has won one of Cosmopolitan's prestigious Blogger of the Year awards.

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    • Joe Flemons

      University of Bedfordshire student Joe Flemons is rising through the ranks of the radio world. After securing a role at Capital Birmingham back in March, Joe has now been offered a coveted ‘network’ show on Capital FM, 22:00-01:00 slot on a Friday night broadcasting across the UK.

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    • Toby Friedner

      I took to the course like a duck to water. Being at Bedfordshire were some of the best years of my life and I made some great friends. The feeling of running our own radio station was amazing – that experience really stood us in good stead.

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    School of Education and English Language


    • Frank Dutton

      From Europe’s ice rinks to a Bedfordshire classroom “The lecturers’ enthusiasm for their subject is infectious and it can’t help but rub off on you, which you then take with you on placement. This then has a really positive effect on your work with the children. At the end of a day, even though I was in pain and physically exhausted, mentally I was buzzing.”

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    School of Healthcare Practice


    • Cassandra Pinner

      The course supplies a good foundation to the broad requirements of a nurse. With a bit of effort from the student, you can use learning opportunities and experiences to benefit your future role, whatever that may be.

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    School of Life Sciences


    • May Rezai

      A gateway to the medical research world “I found the university to be a great place and there was always plenty to do around the campus. From the moment I first arrived I decided I was going to get involved in student life as much as possible.”

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    School of Media and Performance


    • Tamara-Lee Notcutt

      Eighteen years ago, Tamara-Lee Notcutt was frantically calling the Clearing phone lines trying to claim one of the last spots on the University of Bedfordshire’s BA Media Performance with Production Management course. Now, she’s an Emmy-nominated Senior Casting Director at Walt Disney Studios responsible for choosing the likes of Chris Hemsworth for the role of Thor.

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    • Sam Darlaston

      Sam Darlaston, who graduated with a First Class Honours in Media Performance from Bedfordshire last year, is the KISS Chosen One 2015, after he won the competition which asks listeners to audition to become ‘the fresh face of KISS’.

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    • Duayne Boachie

      A University of Bedfordshire student has landed a role in one of the nation’s favourite TV soaps, Hollyoaks. A second year Media Production undergraduate, Duayne Boachie will arrive on our screens this month as promising footballer Zack – a part of the new family ‘The Lovedays’ – a close-knit threesome looking for a fresh start.

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    • Melvin Odoom

      Turn your television sets to the X Factor every Saturday and eventually you’ll see University of Bedfordshire alumnus Melvin Odoom strutting his stuff on stage. Not as a contestant, but as a presenter.

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    • Sarah Jane Cass

      Sarah Jane, who worked on the reality TV show Big Brother after graduating and now has her own talent company, Talent SJC, urged students to be passionate, ask questions and be persistent to achieve their goals.

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    • Gemma Hunt

      CBeebies star and BA (Hons) Media Performance graduate Gemma Hunt returned to the University of Bedfordshire to give an inspiring masterclass on interview techniques.

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    • Mandy Thandi

      University of Bedfordshire graduate and Doctors actress Mandy Thandi returned to the University to inspire the current cohort of Media Performance students.

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    • Becky Jago

      If ITV Anglia newsreader Becky Jago hadn’t gone through Clearing at the University of Bedfordshire, she would never have discovered her passion for journalism and presenting.

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    • Alex Lawrence

      Bedfordshire didn’t just give me the practical skills I needed for my career. The advice and guidance I received at university meant that by the time I left, I had the life skills I needed to start up Clearhead and make it a success.

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    School of Sport Science and Physical Activity


    • Cara Stevenson

      Why I decided to study… Clinical Exercise Physiology “The foundations of exercise science that I had learnt as an undergraduate provoked my interest in specialising in exercise, focusing on promoting health and preventing disease. A Masters degree seemed the perfect way to further specialise, helping me to reach this career goal.”

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    • Mary Harmer

      The Youngest female Level 4 referee in the UK “Being at University has been fantastic. Originally I was unsure about whether to go into higher education, it was out of my comfort zone and I really didn’t want to move away from home. But I received a lot of encouragement from my parents and looking back it was the best decision I have ever made."

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    • Maggie Alphonsi

      Graduate Maggie Alphonsi swaps rugby for shot put "My degree gave me a good understanding of the psychology element of working in sport, it really helped me in terms of my mentality. I also learnt general sport science and all the important information an athlete needs. When I work with my strength and conditioning coach now, I understand what he’s talking about."

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    • Lee Warren

      A few years ago, Lee Warren, a Sport and Exercise Science student at the University of Bedfordshire, was volunteering on weekends with just two or three people turning up to his football sessions.

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    • Richard Sackey-Addo

      Richard Sackey-Addo joined Bedfordshire through Clearing in 2011. Five years on, Richard has an undergraduate degree and a Master’s, and he’s now an Assistant Research Officer at the International Tennis Federation, the sport’s global governing body.

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    School of Teacher Education


    • Joshua Smith

      A University of Bedfordshire Physical Education (QTS) graduate has become the youngest person on the Football League list, a database of match officials.

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    • Ashley Loasby

      I loved my course. It was really helpful because we were able to do all the groundwork on the legislation around teaching and gain a wider understanding of the profession. Throughout my studies I was able to gain a clear understanding of how education has changed over the years and I was able to choose modules that I was passionate about, like Policy and Practice.

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