Nicole Williamson, one of our alumni at Staffordshire University

Graduate stories

We are proud of our alumni and love to hear what they go on to do after graduating.

Our graduates are making a difference around the world in a wide range of fields. You can meet some of them below and see why our graduates are #ProudToBeStaffs.

Some of our graduate stories

Nicole Williamson - Modern History and Media Studies

Nicole’s catering business We Are Lollapalooza serves delicious ice cream and crêpes at festivals, weddings, parties and events from charming vintage vans.

Suzanne Snowden

Suzanne is now an ESRC-funded PhD candidate at King’s College London studying Assistive Technology for people with dementia.

Andy Morrell

After being brought in to save a failing company, graduate Andy is now a co-owner and global board director of a successful international business.

Sam Robertson and Nicole Cronin - Film Production Technology

Sam and Nicole launched a production company since meeting on their degree course.

Mike Lawton

Mike heads up communications in north Europe for one of the world’s leading tyre companies, Michelin, after previously working in the pottery industry.

Chris Hood - Film Production and Interactive Technology

The Kenyan Masaai Tribe, multi-million pound Asian weddings, toys and kitchenware are just some of the subjects that have been captured in Chris Hood’s camera.

Amy Foster - Sport and Leisure Studies

Amy transferred the skills gained during her degree to conquer the global business world, and most recently set up her own HR and recruitment company.

Josie Hornby

Josie’s studies have taken her around the world, focusing on international development, history, politics, and particularly women’s rights in Tanzania.

Kate Fenton - Business

After a career in the financial sector, graduate Kate launched her own recruitment consultancy specialising in the education and construction markets.

Jonathan Lovatt-Young - Interactive Systems Design

Jonathan Lovatt-Young has worked for some of the world’s largest marketing, advertising and telecommunications companies.

Tim Alcock - Applied Information Technology

Tim Alcock is the head of online marketing for the UK’s leading car leasing website.

Julijanta Gunawan - Computer Science

Julijanta’s university experiences gave him the contacts he needed to open his own IT business. He also hosts a radio show, with hopes of moving to television.

in the UK for Quality Education

Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021