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Student stories

Student stories

All our courses are designed to help prepare you for a rewarding career. Read inspirational stories from our students, which celebrates their talent and achievements, and find out more about the exciting opportunities BNU can offer you.

Darren Palmer stood in front of an airplane wing
Darren Palmer

One of our BA (Hons) Air Transport with Commercial Pilot Training graduates, Darren, recently sat down to talk to us on how BNU helped him land his dream job as an Airbus A350 Senior First Officer for Cathay Pacific Airways.

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Camilla Olesky

Our BA (Hons) Textile Design graduate, Camilla Olesky, recently spoke to us about her experiences at Buckinghamshire New University and how that has helped her after graduating.

Headshot of sports therapy graduate Henne Magalhaes
Henne Magalhaes

Although initially apprehensive about going to university, once at BNU, Henne settled in straight away and loved every second of her BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy degree whilst flourishing as an individual.

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Benjamin Akpojaro

Benjamin, recently shared with us his story as a BA (Hons) Music Management Branding and Promotion student. Now making waves as an A&R Manager for Reservoir Media Management, Benjamin credits his skills and knowledge to the University.

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Simon Llyod

Our BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Advertising course – now known as BA (Hons) Creative Advertising has produced many great alumni, including graduate, Simon Lloyd. Simon recently sat down with us to discuss his journey from BNU to career ready.

Robert Collcott shaking hands on the stage during his graduation ceremony
Robert Collcott

Throughout his time studying, Robert really made the most of the BSc (Hons) Computing degree and BNU experience. Not only did he earn the title of Microsoft Ambassador, he also jumped into fundraising activities, working open days and helping out at activities week. 

Justin looking at two computer screens
Justin Leatherbarrow

Since leaving BNU, BSc (Hons) Games Development graduate, Justin has managed to land himself and kick start his career as Junior Digital Developer for Vocala. We sat down with him to discuss his experiences as a BNU student and how that benefits him today.

Mary Okuku as a nurse supporting a child who is being held in their mothers arms
Mary Okuku

Mary, a BSc (Hons) Nursing and Healthcare graduate, recently told us how she managed to go from Buckinghamshire New University student to Senior Nurse at the River State University Teaching Hospital in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Nursing students sat in a nursing ward watching a teacher
Suzanne Simon

Suzanne is a BNU BSc Specialist Practitioner Qualification District Nursing graduate who now works as a District Nurse for Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust NHS. She shares that her time on the course made her career path possible.

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Colette Adams

The BA (Hons) Dance and Performance course offers students the chance to network with industry professionals to nurture the development of relevant skills and knowledge. Colette now finds herself making waves in the dance industry thanks to BNU.

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Magda Wachowicz

Our BA (Hons) Graphic Design graduate, Magda, recently sat and shared with us the highlights of her experience as a BNU student and how it has helped her get to her desired career. Magda originally decided BNU was where she wanted to study because of the size, facilities and location.

A female student cutting through paper
Sue Elder

Our BA (Hons) Illustration third year student, Sue Elder, recently shared with us how Buckinghamshire New University is supporting her on her journey as a mature student and the opportunities she has encountered.