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Cassie Sieyhida Joseph

Pharmacist, The National Insurance Property Development Company Ltd

• From Trinidad and Tobago
• Pharmacist, The National Insurance Property Development Company Ltd
• Graduated with a MSc International Health Management in 2016

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Guy Whittaker, MA Digital Filmmaking 2017

Currently taking a gap year

Guy, a recent Bradford graduate with a Masters in Filmmaking, won an award for 'best student film' at the New York Film Awards festival in November 2017 for a film he made (based in Bradford) called City of Cars. As well as continuing to make films, Guy plans to take a short break after his studies before embarking on his next big career move. We caught up with him to find out more about his time at Bradford and his future aspirations.

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Ben Ralph, Executive MBA (Dubai) 2017

CIO, Sanipex Group

  • Originally from the United Kingdom, now living in the UAE
  • Graduated from the Executive MBA (Dubai) Programme in 2017
  • Currently Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Sanipex Group, Dubai

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Farihan Adam, MBA, 2017

  • Based in Doha, Qatar 
  • Graduated with an MBA in 2017

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Alexander Popov, BSc Human Resource Management 2016

Consultant at HRS Bulgaria

  • From Bulgaria
  • Graduated from the 4 Year BSC HRM programme with first-class honours
  • Currently working as a Consultant for a leading HR company in Bulgaria

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Dean J. Bell, Exec MBA - Dubai 2017

CEO/Owner of Inqubate

  •  From UK
  •  MBA – Dubai 2017
  •  CEO/Owner of Inqubate

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Muhammad Bilal Khan, BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2016

Postgraduate student at Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

  • From Pakistan
  • Graduated BEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering 2016
  • Currently a graduate student at Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

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Neeraj Verma, MBA 2016

Emirates Global Aluminium

  • From Jamshedpur, India,
  • Based in Dubai UAE for over 20 years
  • Senior Manager of Business Intelligence, Enterprise Mobility & Innovation Program at Emirates Global Aluminium

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Alexandru Tudorascu, BSc Computer Science for Games 2015

Game Developer at Applio

  •  From Romania
  •  Graduated in BSc Computer Science for Games in 2015
  •  Currently working as a Game Developer at Applio

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Metin Zerman, FT MBA 2013

Open Innovation Manager, Swisscom AG

  • From Germany
  • Graduated with a MBA in 2013
  • Currently working at Open Innovation Manager at Swisscom AG

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Sam Dilliway

Senior Project Manager and Work Placements Designer, Sport for Social Integration Lead, The Challenge

• From the UK
• BA Development & Peace Studies 2011, and MA African Peace & Conflict Studies, 2013
• Senior Project Manager and Work Placement Designer, Sport for Social Integration Lead at The Challenge

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Sharon Tan Lay Hoon, BSc Psychology with Counselling 2015

Community Services

 

  • From Singapore
  • Graduated with BSc in Psychology with Counselling (Honours) in 2015
  • Currently doing voluntary work  within Community Services

 

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Max Hopkinson, Executive MBA 2014

Marketing Manager, TyresOnTheDrive.com

Max graduated from the part-time MBA programme in 2014 and got a job as an Industry Manager at Google. He then went on to become Marketing Manager at TyresOnTheDrive.com.

He also guest lectures on innovation and technology at the University of Bradford School of Management.

Max says the University of Bradford School of Management MBA programme played a pivotal role in helping him to develop key transferrable skills and business knowledge, supporting his career progress.

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Yacoub Sleibi

Lecturer in Economics at Bethlehem University

• Originally from Bethlehem in Palestine
• Graduated with an MSc Global Finance and Banking, 2013
• Currently a Lecturer in Economics at Bethlehem University

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Umar Hussain, BSc Human Resource Management (Honours) 2016

Recruitment Coordinator, Lowell Group

  •  From UK
  •  BSc Human Resource Management (Honours)
  •  Recruitment Coordinator, Lowell Group

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Kimon-Georgios Mademlis, MBA 2015

Baltic Investment Finance Analyst at Coca-Cola HBC AG

  • From Greece
  • Previously graduated from MSc Marketing and Management, 2012
  • Named MSc Best Performer by Elmwood Consultants
  • Joined Coca-Cola HBC as Baltic Investment Finance Analyst

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Manahil Javed

MSc Biomedical Sciences, 2015

  • From Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Bestway Foundation Scholar
  • Planning to do a PhD next

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Jordan Colclough, BA Computer Animation 2015

E-Learning Developer at Day One Technologies

  •  From West Yorkshire, UK
  •  Graduated from BA Computer Animation in 2015
  •  Currently employed as E-Learning Developer at Day One Technologies

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Ilze Kolosovska, BSc Computer Animation and Special Effects 2011

Freelance 3D Artist & Illustrator

  • From Latvia
  • Graduated with 1st class honours
  • Currently self employed as a freelance 3D artist and illustrator

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Javaid Khalid, MSc Software Engineering 2011

Systems Developer, Wayne Fuelling Systems

  •  From Pakistan
  •  Graduated from MSc Software Engineering in 2011
  •  Currently employed as Systems Developer at Wayne Fuelling Systems

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James Dunderdale, BSc Computer Animation and Special Effects 2012

IT Project Programmer

"Attending and studying at the University of Bradford set me up with the practical and life skills required to get to where I am today. When you complete your course, you might still not know exactly what it is you want to do with your life, but that’s okay! Opportunities come at every turn and you just have to be willing to grab them and hold on. My degree gave me everything I needed to secure a job and I just had to apply it. I took my qualifications and ran with them, which is why I’ve been able to secure jobs since." 

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AmnPreet Kaur, BA (Hons) Media Studies 2009 and MA Media Studies 2010

Radio Producer for BBC Asian Network

Proudly stating she was "born and raised in Bradford”, Amn made a late decision to stay home to continue her studies at university. Amn studied both her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Bradford. "I did apply to other universities, but when I received my results I decided that I wanted to stay local! "I was able to stay close to my family and friends. Most of the friends I made at university weren’t from Bradford, so I got to meet a lot of different people."

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Ji Hwan You, BSc Psychology with Counselling 2015

Soldier at The government of South Korea (National Defence Duty)

  • From Seoul, South Korea
  • Served as secretary of the psychology society
  • Currently doing national defence duty in South Korea

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Asif Hussain, Web Design and Technology 2011

Product Content Executive

  • From Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
  • Graduated in 2011 with a BSc (Hons) in Web Design and Technology
  • Fulfilling his passion of working in a digital and web design capacity

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Pauls Kalnenieks, BSc Computer Animation and Special Effects 2011

Freelance Computer Graphics (CG) artist

  • From Latvia
  • Graduated with 1st Class honours
  • Currently self employed as a freelance CG artist

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Tony Ku

MSc Forensic Archaeology and Crime Scene Investigation, 2015

  • From Timor-Leste
  • Undergraduate degree in Analytical Chemistry
  • Awarded Chevening Scholarship

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Laura White

MSc Archaeological Sciences, 2010

  • From Texas, USA
  • First degree in Oceanography and Maritime History with minors in Chemistry and Anthropology
  • Chose Bradford over Oxford

 

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Olabisi Adesina

Lead Solution Consultant, Tecnotree Corporation

• Originally from Nigeria also a Canadian Permanent Resident
• Graduated from the Distance Learning MBA in 2015
• Currently Lead Solution Consultant at Tecnotree Corporation

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Jessica Davies

Head of Digital, Hot Tub Hire Wigan

• Originally from Lancashire, UK
• Graduated with a BSc (Hon) in Web Design & Technology in 2012
• Currently a Head of Digital at Hot Tub Hire Wigan

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Yacoub Sleibi

Lecturer in Economics at Bethlehem University

Yacoub Sleibi

• Originally from Bethlehem in Palestine
• Graduated with an MSc Global Finance and Banking, 2013
• Currently a Lecturer in Economics at Bethlehem University

Tell us about what you’re currently doing.
I teach undergraduate modules at the University of Bethlehem, such as Financial Management, Advanced Investment Management, Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics, besides supervising senior students in their final year projects and dissertations. I enjoy lecturing, especially when dealing with young students as they are one of the most important pillars of the Palestinian society.

How has the Bradford experience helped you?
My journey at the University of Bradford was one of the challenging targets of my life. It was a very rewarding and beautiful experience which taught me many values such as time management, passion, critical thinking, and self-discipline.

At the school of management, I was taught by famous professors, who delivered their passion and skills to me through the cutting edge technologies and resources provided by the university. This was essential to further my career in academia and later on into postgraduate research.

Why did you decide to do the MSc in Bradford and what were your highlights?
Bradford has a very well structured MSc program, which is based on quantitative analysis and matches my interests and aspirations. The university has a very good reputation in the Middle East and in Palestine, which is something every student should consider when applying for programs.

The highlight at Bradford was always a mixture of passion to learn and discover new knowledge, meet new people from all over the world and then become one family and enjoy the life in one of the most affordable cities in the UK. This is something that you take home with you and you will always remember. These memories will never fade.

What advice would you give current or future students hoping to work in your profession?
When you further your education, make use of every single minute, because it does count. The time you spend here and the people you meet, you may not find it anywhere in your life. Make it worth it.

Tell us about yourself and your ambitions
I come from the little town of Bethlehem in Palestine, and my goal is to finish my PhD. In the long run, I want to improve the Palestinian economy, after implementing our own national currency, an area of research that I started at Bradford University couple of years ago.

My dissertation at the end of the MSc program at Bradford was featured in the Financial Times newspaper and website. At the moment I am doing my PhD at Newcastle University in the North East of England. Bradford was an important period to establish my passion and courage to go for postgraduate research.

 

 

Updated January 2018