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Chloe Waites

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

  • Visited on an Open Day and loved the atmosphere and friendly tutors
  • Starting a rotational role at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals after graduation

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Zareen Khan

BSc (Hons) Economics and International Economics

  • International student from Bangladesh
  • Placement year for the Government Economics Service
  • Ambitions to go on to study a Master's and PhD in Economics

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Mihai Stan

BSc (Hons) Computer Animation and Visual Effects

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James Hale

MEng (Hons) Mechanical and Automotive Engineering (with placement year)

  • Joined the Engineering foundation year through Clearing
  • Graduated in 2016 with First class honours
  • Secured graduate role as Automotive Development Engineer

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Aesha Shah

BSc Optometry, 2016

The career I have chosen to embark upon is currently one of the most upcoming professions in healthcare and the main factor which drew me towards it was the hands on approach to dealing with patients that is required.

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Alykhan Kassam

MPharm Pharmacy 4-years continuous, 2016

I was instantly drawn to the Pharmacy course at the University of Bradford, and not just because of its excellent employment prospects. I was drawn to the new, innovative Team-Based Learning (TBL) curriculum which is very practice orientated from the start.

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Amelie Zeuner

BSc (Hons) Forensic and Medical Sciences, 2012

Destination: Doctorate of Medicine (Forensic Medicine), Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Germany

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Andy Barker

BSc Physiotherapy

  • Graduated in 2010 with 1st class honours
  • Head Physiotherapist at Leeds Rhinos

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Aongola Ngenda

Graduate, Midwifery Studies

Aongola tells us about her experience of studying midwifery as a mature student at Bradford, and about her work placement in Argentina.

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Louise Brown

Graduate, Archaeology

Louise Brown, field and community archaeologist tells us why the work placements she did and the practical skills that she learnt at Bradford were so important in her career progression and in honing her passion for archaeology.

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Atif Bostan


  • Visited The Hague with the Law Society
  • Taken part in Mooting competitions
  • 2015 graduate

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Brennain Jordan

BSc (Hons) Computer Animation and Special Effects (2009)

  • Graduated in 2009
  • Currently Motion Capture Technical Director at The Imaginarium Studios
  • Worked on Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Chloe Townley

MChem Chemistry with a year in industry, 2016

  • Fantastic student experience
  • Gained valuable industrial insight through placements
  • Going to study for a PhD

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Dominic O’Neill

Graduate, Computer Animation and Special Effects

Dominic studied this undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Bradford. Two weeks before the end of his Master's he secured a job making in-flight content content for airlines.

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Dajsha Samuels


  • Elected president of the Law Society
  • From Grand Cayman Islands

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Damini Sharma


  • Member of Law Society and Katana Jiu Jitsu Society
  • Working as a University of Bradford Student Ambassador

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Edit Höltl

BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation

  • Graduated 2016
  • Originally from Hungary
  • Experienced placements in the UK and abroad

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Eleftheria Pavlou

BSc Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology

  • Comes from Greece
  • First in family to attend university
  • Has had a life-changing student experience

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Elliot Greenwood

BSc Biomedical Sciences, 2013

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Elliott Morrell

BSc Business and Management Studies, 2014

  • From Bradford, UK
  • Operations Graduate Scheme at Ocado
  • Attained first class honours degree
  • Completed a year in industry with Samworth Brothers as part of his degree

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Emily Davison

BSc Clinical Sciences, 2016

  • From Bradford
  • Received the ABB Scholarship
  • Work placements at Bradford Royal Infirmary and in schools

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Jabu M Emily Wood

BA (Hons) Social Work

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Greg Billenness

BSc Biomedical Sciences

  • Mature student
  • Enjoys cycling in the Yorkshire Dales
  • Interested in Cancer Biology

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Holly Vincent

Graduate, Midwifery Studies

We caught up with Holly at her graduation ceremony in December 2013.

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Imad Faghmous

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

Destination: World Health Organisation (WHO), Geneva

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Onkemetse Tshenyego

MEng Electronic, Telecommunications and Internet Engineering

  • From Botswana

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Alina Marcu

BSc Media Technology and Production

  • From Bucharest, Romania

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Zareen Anjum Khan

BSc Economics and International Economics

  • From Bangladesh

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Ilze Kolosovska

Graduate, BSc Animation and Special Effects

Ilze Kolosovska graduated in 2011 with a degree in Animation and Special Effects. In her first year, Ilze won the Advanced Visual Communications Award and she graduated with a 1st class honours degree.

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Abigail Sisnett


  • From Barbados
  • Adult learner
  • Mooting competitor

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Miruna-Cristina Galea

BSc International Business and Management (with placement year)

  • From Romania
  • President of the Romanian Society
  • Placement year at MyLahore

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Radhika Dave

MSci Forensic and Medical Sciences

  • Loves reading and playing sports
  • Runs painting and dancing workshops
  • Would like to specialise in forensic odontology

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Nicole Sarmiento Quevedo

MChem Chemistry for Drug Discovery

  • From Venezuela
  • Loves sports and travelling
  • Would like to manage a pharmaceutical company

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Vikneswaran Mathiyazakan

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, 2016

  • From Singapore
  • Graduated with first class honours
  • Has won two scholarships for postgraduate study

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Joanne Hainsworth

MPharm Pharmacy 4-year continuous

Bradford Association of Pharmacy Students (BAPS) – President 2014/2015‌

This requires planning and co-operating with other members of the exec. It involves organising social events for members such as bowling, charity football and online competitions; and academic events including first aid training, careers symposiums and collaborations with other universities.

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Jyoti Stuart

BSc Archaeology, 4 years

  • Volunteers within BARC lab (Biological Anthropology Research Centre)
  • Plays the flute
  • Goes to the gym

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Katharine Foxton

BSc Archaeological Sciences (with placement year)

  • Plays hockey for the University's Hockey Club
  • Interested in the science behind discoveries
  • Wants to do Master's in Human Osteology

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Kathryn Hornsby

MPharm Pharmacy 5-years with integrated placement

Travelling Abroad

During my time at university, I have been very lucky and had the opportunity to travel in the summer holidays. In my second year I volunteered in Faridabad, India. It was a place far from the tourist areas of Agra and Jaipur and the conditions were very similar to those seen in Slumdog Millionaire.

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Kelly Parkins

Graduate, Applied Criminal Justice Studies

We caught up with Kelly Parkins and her proud family on the day of her graduation ceremony. Kelly graduated with a First-Class Honour's degree and won the Critical Criminology award for her dissertation.

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Kirendeep Madaher

BSc (Hons) Business and Management Studies, 2010

  • From Bradford
  • Secured job as regional fundraiser

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Sam Grimley

Graduate, Marketing

Sam Grimley shares his experience of studying Marketing at Bradford, including why doing the 4-year placement option helped forge his current career as a client manager for an augmented reality company, Blippar in London.

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Metiya Ikowa

BSc (Hons) Forensic and Medical Sciences

My placement at L’Oréal was for an exclusive hair brand within the Professional Products Division. 

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Michal Wesolowski

Civil Engineering

Michal studied in Korea for a year as part of his course. On returning to Bradford he won the study abroad photo competition. Michal tells us about his study abroad adventure and the story behind his pictures.

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Mihai Dobre

Graduate, Intelligent Systems and Robotics

We caught up with prize-winning graduate Mihai Dobre. He is moving on to study a research degree in Edinburgh.

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Michael Offley

BSc Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology

  • Chose Bradford on reputation for archaeology
  • Taught by phenomenal staff
  • Great atmosphere on campus

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Miriam Sadiq

BSc Biomedical Sciences

  • Loves to travel
  • Does volunteer work in the community
  • Wants to become a clinical academic

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Murad Mirza

BSc Marketing, 2012

  • Year in industry at Lovell Partnerships
  • Studied in China
  • Secured graduate role and now manages high profile accounts

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Natalie Fizio

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (2011)

I studied BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy from 2008-2011. I attended several University of Bradford open days whilst choosing a University and the staff and current students I met on these greatly influenced my final choice. 

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Odysseas Paraskeva

BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation

  • From Cyprus
  • Placements in University Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation Clinic
  • Plans to work in football, and start own clinic

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Raihana Ghiwala

MChem Chemistry

My master's placement is at The LDDN (Laboratory for Drug Discovery in Neurology); a laboratory affiliated with Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, U.S.

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Rebecca Chown

BSc Nursing - Children's

  • Pursued career in nursing as son has cerebral palsy

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Ryan Jones

BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering

  • Graduated 2014
  • Placement with Tracerco

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Sadaf Satar

BSc (Hons) Computer Science (with placement year), 2016

  • From Bradford
  • Placement year and graduate role at Rolls Royce

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Samantha Fox

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, 2015

Destination: Information Management Specialist at AstraZeneca, Cambridge


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Sarah-Jane Tonks

BEng Mechanical Engineering

  • Graduated with first class honours
  • Secured graduate role at Cummins Turbo Technology
  • Won the Benjamin Jowett Memorial Scholarship
  • Entered as a foundation year student

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Shakoor Ahmed

BSc Business and Management Studies

  • Set up Lahore Cafe Bar while at University
  • Now Managing Director

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Shelina Jilani

MSci Forensic and Medical Sciences, 2012

Destination: Forensic Analyst, Acumé Forensic

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Sima Bashir

BSc Biomedical Science, 2016

  • Graduated with 1st class honours
  • Received high quality teaching
  • Will study dentistry at Queens University Belfast

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Simba Chiweshe

MEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (2014)

  • Graduated in 2014
  • From Zimbabwe
  • Graduate Project Engineer with Continental Automotive Group (contracted to Bentley Motors)

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Stefan Mangu

BSc (Hons) Computer Science (2015)

  • From Ploiesti, Romania
  • Secured graduate role at J.P. Morgan
  • Joined societies including Fencing, Tennis and Romanian Society

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Tayyiba Arif

MPharm Pharmacy 5-year integrated placement

Pre-registration training

I am currently a 5th year Pharmacy student completing my final 6 month pre registration training placement. Come January, I will be returning to university to complete my final semester of my degree.

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Thomas Morgan

BSc Archaeology 4-years

  • Interested in skeletal remains and isotope analysis
  • Acted as an Executive for the Archaeology Society
  • Social member of the University of Bradford Hockey Club

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Thomas Williams

Media Studies with Television

Thomas won a prize for his dissertation, which looked at how broadcasters could improve their working practices for staff with disabilities. His work is now being looked at by some of the country's biggest broadcasters.

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Toby Kendall

Graduate, Archaeology

Archaeology graduate, Toby Kendall tells us about how his fieldwork experience on placement year helped him gain a professional role at York Archaeological Trust where he now takes on University of Bradford placement students.

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Tom Walling

BA (Hons) History and Politics

  • Ambassador for The Green
  • Aims to become a headteacher

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Tom Woolley

Graduate, School of Media, Design and Technology

"I'm now Curator of New Media at the National Media Museum. I worked part-time at the museum whilst studying as an usher and on front of house which was a really good way in."

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Tomilola Sola-Idowa


In her second year Tomilola won the CPS Criminal Law Prize which won her a week's work experience with the Crown Prosecution Service. 

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Zachary Cannon

BSc Healthcare Science (Life Sciences)

I completed a 10-week placement at St James's University Hospital in Leeds which included time in Biochemistry, Histopathology, Microbiology and Genetics.  A second placement was at the Yorkshire Regional Genetics Laboratory allowing a much more hands-on approach than my previous placement.

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