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Alumni of the month - 2016 profiles

Sally Preston

January 2016 - Paul Carr

Foundation Degree in Rehabilitation Therapy, 2009

At the age 48, Paul Carr experienced university life for the first time. Consolidating his experience within the NHS with formal training at LSBU, Paul won the Inspiring Educator of the Year Award at the 2015 Health Innovation Network Awards. Read more

Sally Preston

February 2016- Ary Shirazi

BA (Hons) Game Cultures, 2008

Within two months of graduating, Ary Shirazi landed a job working on the Harry Potter game series with Electronic Arts. He is now Technical Designer at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe where he has developed some of the world’s most popular video games. Read more

AOM Shan List

March 2016- Shan Oakes

MSc Education for Sustainability, 2007

Shan Oakes is a tireless Green Party campaigner for social and ecological justice. She runs an eco-holiday house in York which promotes sustainable living and, whilst living in Uganda, co-founded Voice International which challenges the western model of education for sustainability. Read more

Sally Preston

April 2016- Mark Ramessa

BSc Construction Management, 1996

“I first became interested in construction at a young age. My father was a Heating and Electrical Engineer and occasionally I would accompany him to work, which I found fascinating and was constantly asking him questions and getting my hands dirty.”Read more

AOM May 2016- List

May 2016- Lina Akbar

LLB Law, 1995

Lina Akbar runs her own coaching company, ‘Coach Me 2 Success’ and is Head Coach at Future Foundations Training, an independent youth training organisation specialising in leadership and raising aspirations. Lina recently delivered a coaching programme for the Ministry of Education United Arab Emirates at Cambridge University. Read more

Maurice June 2016 in list

June 2016- Maurice Schaaf

MSc International Business, 2016 

Maurice Schaaf is a Business Analyst at Digital Detox and before studying at LSBU he’d completed both a German and a French BA in Business Administration. He was excited to study at postgraduate level and discover the vibrant and exciting opportunities London had to offer. It wasn’t long before one such opportunity came his way. Read more

Sandy List

July 2016- Sandy O'Meally

PgDip Career Guidance, 2016

Sandy is a Lead Learning Mentor at the Mulberry School for Girls, where she continues to develop the careers guidance programme provided to current students. Read more

Aug 16 Sif and List

August 2016- Sif-Eydine Ounas 

BEng Telecommunications and Computer Networks Engineering, 2006

Sif-Eydine Ounas is a Senior Software Engineer at Thomsons Online Benefits, a leading provider of software for global employee benefits administration and employee engagement.Read more

Anna Leckey - List

September 2016- Anna Leckey 

BA Drama and Performance, 2015

Recent graduate Anna Leckey has just staged her first production; Thinking About Thoughts, thanks to a successful grant application to her local city council in Northern Ireland and generous funding from the Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council. Read more

Ummaima Dawood, LSBU alumna

October 2016- Ummaima Jahan Dawood

BA Business Administration, 2012

London holds a special place in Ummaima’s heart.  In 2009 her decision to travel from Bangladesh to London to continue her education came naturally; she was following in the footsteps of many family members that had come before her. She knew that studying in London, a city with a strong business links, would offer not only a great education but also the opportunity to build a strong network of contacts from across the world. Read more

Gary & List

November 2016- Gary McAllister

MSc Strategic IT Management, 2015

Gary is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) where he is responsible for IT Strategy, Enterprise Architecture and Product Development.  Read more

Dec 2016 AOM in list

December 2016- Matthew Wellington

BSc Psychology, 2016

Graduating with a BSc Psychology degree in 2016, Matthew now works with young people with autism using Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) at a charity called Dimensions. He was directed towards the ABA method during his course at LSBU. Read more