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Alumni of the month - 2009 profiles

Andy Cole December 2009 - Andy Cole

PgDip Personnel Management, 1996

Inspirational tutors at South Bank helped our Alumni of the Month onto his career path in Human Resources. As Head of Talent for Vue Entertainment, Andy Cole seeks to find and develop great people so they too have great careers. Andy has also been able to use the opportunities his career has given him to progress corporate social responsibility projects both at home and overseas. Read more about Andy Cole...


Matthew Griffin

November 2009 - Matthew Griffin

BSc (Hons) in Computer Aided Engineering, 2007

Following ones passion despite setbacks marks Matthew Griffin as our Alumni of the Month. Through determination Matthew’s return to higher education at LSBU has led him to be a CFD (computational fluid dynamics) engineer developing a car for a new Formula 1 team. Read more about Matthew Griffin...


Wendy Cunningham

October 2009 - Wendy Cunningham

BSc (Hons) Advanced Nurse Practitioner, 2005

Wendy gained a BSc 1st Class (Hons) in Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Primary Healthcare) at London South Bank University in 2005. Wendy has made notable achievements from her work with doctors in Sri Lanka to the pioneering introduction of a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) service at Luton Primary Care Trust. Read more about Wendy Cunningham...


Sam Murphy

September 2009 - Sam Murphy

BSc (Hons) Exercise and Sport Science, 2001

Sam’s journey since graduating from London South Bank University (LSBU) shows how you can make a career from your lifelong passion. Her path has taken her to writing for the Guardian and Observer Sport Monthly to being a successful running coach. Sam is also involved in the nationwide Women’s Running Network, an organisation that helps to motivate and support women to take up running. Read more about Sam Murphy...


Graeme Lloyd-Roberts

August 2009 - Graeme Lloyd-Roberts

BSc Computer & Information Engineering , 1996

Graeme obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Computer and Information Engineering at London South Bank University in 1996.  Graeme is all the more proud of his achievements as he studied part-time for four years while working and bringing up a young family. When he began his degree, Graeme was a draughtsman in the signalling design offices of British Rail. One year after graduating, Graeme founded a company named Bellwether Enterprises Limited with a colleague. Read more about Graeme Lloyd-Roberts...


Terry EdwardsJuly 2009 - Terry Edwards

Diploma Technology (Eng), 1963

Terry gained a Diploma in Technology (Eng) at Borough Polytechnic in 1963. Terry continues to have a distinguished career following his time of study at South Bank. In 1965, he was a senior development engineer for Ultra Electronics. This carried the responsibility for the microminiaturisation of electronics on the control system for the Concorde jet engine. Read more about Terry Edwards...


Kenneth Jones

June 2009 - Kenneth Jones

PG Dip Information Systems Engineering, 1989

Kenneth obtained a post graduate diploma in Information Systems Engineering at South Bank University in 1989. Kenneth is thankful to South Bank, for empowering him, enabling him to complete his Open University Master of Engineering degree, and to gain membership to the Institute of Physics. Read more about Kenneth Jones...


Amir Hasan Siddiqi

May 2009 - Amir Hasan Siddiqi

MSc Computer Systems & Networking , 2003

Amir gained a Masters in Computer Systems & Networking at London South Bank University (LSBU) in 2003.

Amir is thankful to the great environment and courses at LSBU for helping him in his career.  He works as a Technology Support Officer at the prestigious National Bank of Pakistan. Read more about Amir Hasan Siddiqi...


Jayde Auston

April 2009 - Jayde Auston

BEng (Hons) Building Services Engineering, 2008

Jayde gained a BEng (Hons) in Building Services Engineering in July 2008 at London South Bank University.

Jayde recently received an award at the Faculty of Engineering, Science and the Built Environment (ESBE) - Annual Prize Giving Ceremony. The award was for the best performing undergraduate student in the Building Services Sustainability Acoustics Programme Area. Read more about Jayde Auston...


Catherine Pestano

March 2009 - Catherine Pestano

MSc Social Work, 2001

Catherine gained a Masters in Social Work at South Bank University in 2001.  Catherine has recently been elected as the new chair of Sound Sense, the UK development agency for community music. Sound Sense is an organisation that provides support to organisations and individuals who help people make music in their communities -- through leading music workshops and teaching.Read more about Catherine Pestano...


John McDonald

February 2009 - John McDonald

MSc English and Information Technology, 1993

John studied English and Information Technology in the early nineties at South Bank University. He has since gone on to forge a successful career as a professional writer and credits his time at LSBU to contributing to his career.

John has just had his third book published called Childeyes. It is a beautifully crafted political parody set in the insider-world of Washington DC. Read more about John McDonald...


Nick LeslauJanuary 2009 - Nick Leslau

BSc(Hons) Estate Management, 1982

Nick Leslau graduated in 1982 with BSc (Hons) in Estate Management from LSBU. Since then he has gone on to head a multi million pound property and private equity firm Prestbury and become the owner of some prime chunks of London's real estate.

Read Nick's advice on what it takes to reach the top in a highly competitive world in the latest edition of Connected (PDF 3MB)