Call for questions: Career Opportunities for Humanities Graduates

Submit your questions to Alumnae Lucy Holmes and Hannah Bryant who studied humanities at Oxford Brookes:


They will answer them in a live Q&A (date to be confirmed), a recording will also be available after the session.

About Lucy: Lucy studied English at Brookes, graduating in 2012. Since then, she has worked full time in the events sector, with a number of freelance or volunteer roles alongside this. Having delivered events in the Higher Education, Hospitality, Fashion and Charity sectors, she has experience of parties, weddings, corporate conferences, venue openings, lecture series and dinners, ranging from 10 attendees to 2,000. She now lives and works in Cambridge, organising events for the 'Development and Alumni Relations' arm of Cambridge University. These events vary from small dinners for donors, to week-long programmes of events, in Cambridge, the wider UK, and internationally. Highlights of her career so far include meeting Cambridge alumni Professor Stephen Hawking and Sir David Attenborough, crafting floating floral displays for an event in London, and most recently, transitioning to an entirely digital way of running events.

About Hannah: Hannah is one of our English alumni from the class of 2012. After graduating, and a few stints of travelling across Asia, she entered a career in Marketing. She started off at the bottom of the ranks as a Marketing Executive for a global conference company based in London called GFC Media Group. This position gave her the opportunity to develop her skills in integrated marketing campaigns which spanned digital and print. Fortunately, she was required to travel to the company’s events and conferences which took place across Russia, South America, the Middle East and Africa. She went on to spend 5 years with the company, progressing to the role of Head of Department where she managed a team of 7 employees. After another break to travel across Latin America, Hannah then became the Head of Marketing for a Swedish tech start-up focusing on cyber security, called Silobreaker. Now in the realm of product marketing, she is excited to work on international campaigns to help broaden the company’s customer base.