Spotlight on: alumni stories

From journalism to aviation our talented alumni are making their mark in the world. Read about their careers and how they are making a difference to people's lives.

Our latest alumni stories:

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Mo Kanjilal

English 1993

Co-Creator at Watch This Sp_ce, a multi-award-winning diversity and inclusion company

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Millie Gooch

English Language and Literature 2009

Founder of Sober Girl Society – the largest community for sober and sober-curious women around the world

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Jordi Carter

Drama and Film Studies 2018

First Generation Scholar who graduated with a First Class degree and Gold Spirit of Sussex Award

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"There is no giving up, not for me. Keep trying to be that bumblebee butting against the window until it either dies or finds a way out."

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Tumpa Das and Azahara Corrales

MBA 2020 and International Marketing 2018

Tumpa and Azahara met at a Sussex alumni event and were brought together by their joint passion to support and empower women

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Gavriil receiving his award from His Majesty's Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic, Greece, Mr Matthew Lodge, at the Study UK Alumni Awards ceremony in Greece.

Gavriil Papadopoulos

Electronic Engineering 1998

Project Development Leader for ATOS, focusing on innovation in the field of public safety and security

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Clive Myrie

ENGAM 1982

Journalist and BBC News presenter

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Kit Bradshaw

Politics 2012

Sky News producer and broadcast journalist

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Pablo Santana

Filmmaking 2018

Photographer and creative, specialising in live music and fashion

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"Sometimes when you don't get a job it's not because you're not good enough, it's because you’re better suited to something else. If you stick at it, the right job will land at the right time." 

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Aigerim Mussabalinova

Law PhD 2016

Provides consultancy on childcare reforms and international practice to the Kazakhstan Government and Parliament, UNICEF and local NGOs

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Theo Maloney

International Business 2014

Founder of Just Add Rum (JAR), a fruit-based mixer to which, as the company’s name cleverly communicates, customers need only to add their favourite rum to enjoy

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Kamilah McInnis

Kamilah McInnis

Sociology 2013

BBC Voice broadcast journalist with a passion for music and mental health

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Oluwaseun Fasoranti

Business and Management Studies 2010

Co-founder of Hakkan Foods Limited, a Nigerian food brand that specialises in organic snacks

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"Sussex attracts such a breadth of creative minds and making those connections not only completely changed my perspective on the world but has shaped the trajectory of my life and career."

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Efua Akumanyi

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence 1998

Software developer and entrepreneur

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Jennifer Uchendu

Development Studies 2019

Founder of SustyVibes, one of Nigeria’s largest youth platforms for sustainability projects

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Benjy Kusi

Philosophy and English 2013

An inclusion and wellbeing consultant and online creator

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Liam Hackett

Business and Management 2018

Founder and CEO of anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label

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Prachi Pal

MA Development Studies 2019

Runs a social impact consultancy in India that helps local NGOs create sustainable change within their communities

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Dean Atta

Dean Atta

English and Philosophy 2006

Poet and novelist

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Miguel Salinero Barbolla

International Commercial Law 2006

Investment adviser

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Carolina Farrajota Correia 

Biology 2013

Clinical researcher specialising in diabetes, obesity and haemophilia

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Helen Pankhurst

Helen Pankhurst

AFRAS 1987

Women's rights activist and Campaign ambassador, CARE International

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