Alumni Partners

How do Brookes Alumni enhance the student experience?

Former students work with the university in many different partnerships depending on their skills and expertise and how they would like to get involved. Here are some of the ways that they currently work with us.


  • advise on curriculum delivery and often teach on academic programmes as associate or guest lecturers
  • mentor students particularly for hospitality and management programmes and on placement-based course
  • promote Brookes courses and programmes overseas
  • run international chapters and volunteer on alumni committees
  • provide specialist or technical support
  • set up Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)
  • contribute towards scholarships and the Student Community Fund
  • provide access to state-of-the-art equipment and research
  • work at Brookes in a wide range of roles

Find out how some of our Alumni are partnering with Oxford Brookes.


Melody Hossaini '06 - Founder and CEO of InspirEngage
Gives sessions and masterclasses to OBU students in Social Enterprise.
Read Melody's profile


Andrew Batchelor '82 - Hotel Manager at The Lancaster London
Mentors students and hosts alumni events at his hotel.
Read Andrew's profile


David Israel '92- Director of Development
Regularly donates to Brookes Annual Fund giving future students access to further study.
Read David's profile

Emma Hawes '09 - Senior Production Editor at Oxford University Press
Gives guest lectures to publishing students.
Read Emma's profile



Gaby Jeffs '88 - Video Producer and Director at own company, Magneto Films
Has produced several fundraising videos for Brookes Development and Emergency Practice Programme.
Read Gaby's profile

Gareth Reakes '99 - Entrepreneur and Chief Technology Officer at We7
Talks to students about entrepreneurism and attends Brookes events.
Read Gareth's profile


Gill Minikin '12 - Teacher
Has given a seminar as part of a Continuing Professional Development series for education students.
Read Gill's profile

Monawar Hussain '98 - Theologist, Iman and businessman
Plays a key role in Brookes community initiatives.  
Read Monawar's profile


Peter Watts '92- Business Trainer
Has given alumni talks.
Read Peter's profile


Peter Chapman '77- Owner of the Chefs Net
President of the Bacchus Society and actively involved with their mentoring programme.
Read more about Peter soon.


Tim West '77- Chairman of Lexington Catering Company
Founding member of the Bacchus mentor scheme and visiting fellow.
Read Tim's profile


Tom Lemmings '04- Investment Manager at PRUPIM

Read Tom's profile


David Peppiatt '96 - International Director, British Red Cross

Promotes and champions the Masters in Development and Emergency Practice course (DEP) Listen to David talking about how the course inspired his humanitarian career.


Adrian Reynard '72 -  Designed and built the first Reynards car

Visiting Professor giving lectures to postgraduate students as well as loaning a F1, F3 and an INDY car to the Department.
Read Adrian's profile.