Sir George Monoux College - A levels – Maths, Physics and IT
Tell us about your educational and/or career journey since you graduated from Brunel?
Since leaving Brunel - I started working within schools facilitating workshops around poetry and creativity. I became a theatre producer, creating productions for the Lost Theatre, RADA, Bloomsbury Theatre and The Albany Theatre. This led to me working at Sky in community outreach inspiring young people, impacting the lives of 70,000 young people. While in this position I would pitch the critically acclaimed show Life & Rhymes.
What does a typical day at work involve for you?
Typical day of work would be to manage all of Sky's Non-scripted productions. This is to the tune of 200 shows. Ensuring that they are as sustainable and inclusive as possible. Typical day would look at me going over the production slate and checking in with producers on the value-based work of sustainability on and off screen and ensuring that production crew are inclusive not just in terms of ethnicity but disability.
What’s been the highlight of your career journey so far?
Winning a BAFTA for best entertainment programme for creation of the Sky TV show "Life & Rhymes", hosted by Professor Benjamin Zephaniah.
How would you say your Brunel experience has helped you to get where you are today?
Brunel is where I connected with the people that helped me start my creative journey. It was in the kitchen at Mill Hall where most of the creative inceptions took place.
Why did you choose to study at Brunel and why would you recommend Brunel to others?
I chose Brunel because I had heard so many amazing things about it. I came to Brunel initially to study engineering, however ending up discovering more about myself and what I really wanted to do by being there.
What is your best memory of studying here?
I was president of the Brunel Emerging Leaders Network. That network gave me the opportunity to meet likeminded people and to connect with organisations. I also began performing poetry at Brunel. Something that I have now been commissioned many times by Sky to do.
If you could give one piece of advice to current Brunel students, what would that be?
Connect with as many people as possible. Your network is the most valuable asset you can find. People can help expand your thinking and share experiences that make the university experience worthwhile.