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Celebrating Alumni Success


Celebrating Alumni Success

We’re always proud of the achievements of our alumni - here’s just a handful of some of the great things you’ve been up to.

A very big well done goes to Gemma O’Connor (BSc Sports Science - Human Performance) who was victorious at the recent ITF World Championships and named as the Adult World Champion in Sparring 2016.

Congratulations to entrepreneur Nathaniel Peat (BEng Mechanical Engineering) on his nomination for the Diversity Championship Award in the 2016 European Diversity Awards; recognising and celebrating organisations and individuals who have shown commitment to equality and diversity.

Solveiga Pakstaite (BA Industrial Design & Technology) continues to inspire with her her Bump Mark food expiry label with a nomination in the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge international green business plan competition and her latest award success as the winner of the 2016 Hawley Award.

Award success has also come to Amidou Ndakuna Fonso (BEng Electronic & Electrical Engineering), named the UK’s best black student at the Rare Rising Stars Awards 2016.

Nita Rabadia (BEng Design and Systems Engineering) - Head of Specification and Assurance at HS2 Ltd - is taking great steps in the world of engineering and has recently been named as one of the 20 Most Inspirational Women in Rail.

With his 'Crikey Cricket Crackers' design, Sebastian Ng Lei (BA Industrial Design & Technology) has triumphed as the winner of the New Designers Mars Chocolate Design Thinking Award.

In the world of politics, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan (BSc Medical Biochemistry) secured victory in the recent Tooting by-election, holding the south London seat for Labour.

Congratulations to Khalia Newell (Law), named as one of the Rising Stars in Banking at the WeAreTheCity Rising Star Awards.

If you’ve recently won an award or are achieving success in your field, we’d love to hear about it - drop us an email at with all the details and you may feature in our next eNewsletter.