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Student Profiles

Joshua Trotter

Since graduating from Brunel I have settled into various roles within the music and arts industry

— Joshua Trotter
Composition BMus
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Meg Smitherman

Brunel never felt like a huge university where you could get lost amongst all the students; it was cosy and familiar, and I felt welcome from the start

Phil Maguire

Studying such an active and revolutionary period in music history that is still being written was very exciting

— Phil Maguire

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Candice Allen-Olson

I tried to make the most of the range of modules on offer

Camilla Greene

I chose Brunel because I loved that it combined classic novels with more contemporary texts

— Camilla Greene
English BA
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Aakriti Sahdev

At Brunel, there is a real passion for learning and teaching English Literature and Creative Writing

I can honestly say this course has been the right choice for me, the support and guidance was continuous throughout my study, and will help me to achieve my long term goals

— Leoni McKale
Theatre BA
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Alice Halliday

I really enjoy research at Brunel, especially because the library is well-stocked and open 24 hours

— Alice Halliday
English BA
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Sofia Ollson

I truly enjoy my job and I think having a degree in Film and Television from Brunel has helped me greatly to succeed at work and helps me to stand out in interviews

I dread the day that I have to leave Brunel – this has been an experience I’ll never forget

Stacey Conteh

This course would allow me to choose from a wide range of modules and that’s when I realised Brunel was the university for me

— Stacey Conteh
Theatre BA
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Danaelle Cambrook

The combination of lectures, practical modules and rehearsal time makes for a very interesting mix!

— Danaelle Cambrook
Theatre BA
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Louise Odqier

The practical modules especially helped in allowing students to be creative with a video camera and editing suites, and taught us the importance of teamwork and collaboration

The team at the Arts Centre are amazing, you are made to feel welcome, cared about and supported in your learning and development no matter what reason you are doing the classes

— George Gehm
Theatre BA
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Raymond Sookram

Not only do lecturers push students to develop professionally, but they embrace all kinds of musicians of any form of practice

— Raymond Sookram
Music BA
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Halimat Schode

I really like the interactive learning experience at Brunel

Ian Stone

I really enjoy researching the content of my PhD, which combines two of my passions: film and philosophy. I feel well supported by my supervisors, and encouraged by their feedback.

— Ian Stone
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Carly Bryant

I am now working as a full time musician

— Carly Bryant

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Latisha Wright

I find the learning environment a lot more independent and invigorating than I did at A-level study

Samuel Matton

Every module I have taken has struck a perfect balance between thoroughly enjoyable, intellectually fascinating, and challenging

— Samuel Matton
English BA
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Patrick Peel-Barnard

I chose English at Brunel because of the varied programme and many options

— Patrick Peel-Barnard
English BA
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The Master’s is certainly no run-of-the-mill literature course

Dana Segal

I have been able to find out exactly where I want my career in the arts industry to be

— Dana Segal
Theatre BA
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Clare Elliott

For somebody who wants to get a taste of every single element of the theatre industry, I can’t recommend this course enough

— Clare Elliott
Theatre BA
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Michael Simpson

The lecturers push students to be their best and take on as much work as possible to become more rounded, successful individuals

Rasheed Bailey

Both Theatre, and Film and TV offer external opportunities for you to progress in the creative industry and gain invaluable experience

Liesel Schwarz

At Brunel the focus is on nurturing the individual as a writer

Chris Kasapi

Theatre at Brunel allows you to develop your interests in a field you may want to later go into, as well as dipping your toe into other fields you are interested in

— Chris Kasapi
Theatre BA
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Sophie Lockhart

I initially chose Brunel for my course’s content, but was persuaded even more when I visited the campus by both the clean and welcoming nature of the University

— Sophie Lockhart
Creative Writing BA
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Martins Baumanis

I quickly found the openness of Brunel and its lecturers very exciting

— Martins Baumanis
Composition BMus
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Anna Gabriella Sivertsen

Students at Brunel are from all over the world – I’m Scandinavian and I live with British, German, Asian and African girls. There is a real opportunity to widen your cultural understanding here

— Anna Gabriella Sivertsen
Creative Writing MA
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Romy Summers

Brunel set me up with skills that allow me to work in a multitude of roles across the Arts industry

— Romy Summers
Music BA
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Rebecca Hubbard

Without my MA at Brunel I simply wouldn’t have written and got published my first poetry collection

— Rebecca Hubbard
Creative Writing MA
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Raevennan Husbandes

I live and breathe music, so it makes complete sense to me to pursue my dreams

— Raevennan Husbandes
Music BA
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Chikukuango Cuxima-Zwa

Brunel has first class creative and media facilities and it’s important that students use this while on campus

— Chikukuango Cuxima-Zwa
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Katy Gough

The award enables students such as myself, who are doing non-musical degrees, to keep up their training, which would otherwise be too expensive for many students

— Katy Gough
English BA
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Rita Ekwere

I’m truly amazed at the opportunities that Brunel creates to help you meet your goals

— Rita Ekwere
English BA
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Hector Irakliotis

The atmosphere is relaxed and open, while maintaining a high level of academic discourse

Aaron Brown

The NCTJ-accredited course at Brunel helped to give me an enormous head start in a ruthlessly competitive industry

Mara Arts

The course is engaging, the campus facilities are modern and last but not least, the extra-curricular activities are booming

Camilla Greene

staff members are very hard working, intelligent and friendly

— Camilla Greene
English BA
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Emma Filtness

The modules were taught by a range of staff members with differing areas of expertise, which made for a lively and varied programme

— Emma Filtness
Creative Writing MA
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Sam Ody

I have learnt so much and it wouldn't have been possible without the Music Awards, I consider myself very fortunate

— Sam Ody
Theatre BA
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Laura Brown

My course was fun and engaging, with a good variation of modules so it was easy to tailor it to my specific interests while also trying out new genres and styles

Hopewell Chin'ono

What I found fascinating about my year at Brunel was the ability to combine practical skills training and intellectual rigour examining documentary filmmaking

— Hopewell Chin'ono
Documentary Practice MA
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Page last updated: Friday 10 October 2014