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Prunella Prunella Scales CBE gives student workshop

In November students from the University had the unique opportunity to work with Prunella Scales,
one of the University’s honorary graduates. Dr Scales put our students through their paces, with an in-depth workshop on Shakespearean monologues they had selected and prepared, watched closely by second-year undergraduates undertaking their English BA Shakespeare module, and joined by aspiring actors from the local community and Bradford College.  Prunella said: “It’s so important to get advice and encouragement at an early stage, and I’m delighted and proud to have been invited to work in this way with the University.”

 

Peaceful football fundraising

A football team from the Peace Studies department has been using football to further social inclusion and conflict resolution. In March, the team participated in a Celebrity 5-A-Side Competition, with all money going towards the Bradford-based charity One In A Million, which works with some of the poorest and underprivileged children in Bradford’s council estates. The Peace Studies team are the current holders of the coveted Tolstoy Cup which they contest each year with a team from the department of War Studies at the University of London’s King’s College.

 

Hassan Ugail The Maldives recognise  Professor Ugail

Professor Hassan Ugail of the School of Computing, Informatics and Media received a national award in recognition of his outstanding achievements as a Maldivian in his field, as the first Maldivian to obtain a PhD in Mathematics and a professorship in the field of science. Professor Ugail hit the headlines last year during the British Science Festival, with his research around lie-detection software.

 

 Alumni Reunion in Malaysia

In October some of our overseas alumni had the opportunity to meet in Kuala Lumpur, as graduates from various Schools across the University, including Engineering, Life Sciences and Management, met  for a relaxed and informal get-together at a restaurant. Attendees included Associate Professor Dr Faridah Nor, a research student in Archaeological Sciences who is regularly called upon by the Malaysian Police to draw on her forensic expertise.

Our Alumni Relations office is always glad to support meet-ups and networking events, either in the UK or overseas. Please email alumni@bradford.ac.uk if you are interested in setting up an event for yourself and classmates and would like their support, or just to tell us how your event went.