Alumni Newsletter

Summer 2018

New graduates June 2018

This June's graduations were the first to be held in the new Sir Kenneth Wheare Hall - and you can play a role in future ceremonies by nominating an honorary graduate - find out how below. Also in this edition:

Brookes alumni triumph at Cannes
ACCA graduate stories wanted
World ranking success for Brookes


Honorary Graduate Opportunity

Akala

Help us celebrate those who have made an outstanding contribution to Brookes and wider society – by nominating them to be an honorary graduate.

This June's graduation ceremonies featured seven inspirational honorary graduates, including rapper and educational activist Akala (pictured above), entrepreneur and Brookes alumna Sarah Willingham '96, and acclaimed actor Toby Jones.

If you know someone who deserves to be up on the platform too, here is your opportunity to put their name forward. We particularly want to hear from you about fellow Brookes alumni who are deserving of recognition.

Find out more and make your nomination »


UK Alumni News

Brookes alumni and students at Cannes

Linda Ludwig ‘14 and James Curle ‘13 (both pictured above - centre of row) won Best Fiction Short at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Their drama, Man of the Hour, premiered at the festival.
Read more about Linda and James’s success at Cannes »

Congratulations to social entrepreneur Anneka Wallington ‘16 for winning the People's Choice vote in the Santander Awards semi-final last month. Her social enterprise, Recognised creates on-trend jewellery to empower people to raise awareness of causes. The final is in October - good luck Anneka!

Also creating jewellery that makes a difference is Phil Haley ‘08. He is the co-founder of Tribe of Lambs who design and ethically produce jewellery in India and use profits to fund projects for HIV+ children.
Find out more about Tribe of Lambs »

Congratulations to Old Westminsterian Dr Ralph Waller ‘67 on his knighthood for services to education. Sir Ralph has been Principal of Harris Manchester College, Oxford University for the last thirty years.

Taxonomy of the Cornflake is the name of an artwork by Anne Griffiths ‘18 - and it has been chosen by Grayson Perry for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition!
View Anne’s work on the Royal Academy website »

Harry Hall ‘18 has set up UniCups to reduce the waste produced from single-use food and drink disposables on university campuses. Harry has trialled the scheme in Clerici Cafe and received support from the Brookes Enterprise scheme.
Find out more about UniCups »

Laure Loutala M'polo ‘09, aka Boss Lady, ran another successful African fashion show at Oxford Town Hall in June.
Read a report and watch a video of the show »


International Alumni News

ACCA graduates June 2018

Are you an ACCA graduate? Has getting a degree from Brookes made a big impact on your career and life? If so, let us know what a difference it has made - and your story might appear in the 2018 edition of Observe, Brookes’ alumni magazine.
Email us your story »

Vanina Moracchini ‘10 - our new ambassador for Qatar - has launched an alumni network “to create a community to share our experiences, enhance our international network, and to promote Oxford Brookes to prospective students.”

Also starting as a Brookes ambassador is Fatma Ozdogan ‘17 in Turkey. She says, “I would like to share every experience that I had with other people in my home country and... answer any questions which might help potential students and alumni to overcome any difficulties in their academic and professional life.”
Find out more about our international alumni networks »


University News

Central courtyard summer 2018

Brookes has been named as the UK’s best university, under 50 years old, by QS World University Rankings for the second year in a row. We have also been ranked number one for teaching and research in Times Higher Education Young University Rankings. Completing a hat-trick of great results, the Business School’s Global MBA has been named 7th best online MBA in the world by QS World University Rankings.
Find out more about the Global MBA »

Brookes students spoke to 750 alumni as part of this year's telethon in June. Over £150,000 was  pledged to the Brookes Alumni Fund over the next five years. The fund supports students with scholarships, bursaries and grants for community projects. Thank you to everyone who gave their support.
Find out more about the telethon and its impact »

Brookes Connections, the university-wide alumni e-mentoring scheme that launched earlier this year, now has 400 signed-up participants. The first round of advanced scheme mentorships recently concluded and other participants have been making valuable professional connections and sharing their insight and experience. Another round of the mentoring programme will begin in the Autumn but you can connect with your fellow alumni and make yourself available to answer questions from students at any time.
Find out more and sign-up to Brookes Connections »

Congratulations to Oxford Brookes Racing on a great performance in Formula Student 2018 at Silverstone - finishing as the best placed UK university and second overall. There's also been success this month for Brookes Rowing who won the Ladies' Challenge Plate at Henley Regatta.
Read about our success at Silverstone »


Events

Social Studies Class of 1975 and 1976 Reunion -  Saturday 13 October
We are holding an alumni reunion in Oxford and it would be great for as many classmates as possible to be there!
Email Jol Miskin '76 to take part »

50 years of Oxford Brookes Real Estate Management Society - Thursday 8 November, from 7pm
Three course dinner with a drink reception, auction for items and networking at The Royal Horseguards, One Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2EJ. Tickets are £950 per table of 10 or £95 each.
Email Jason Antill '01 to book or phone +44 (0) 78 5552 0223

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