Six years before the current pandemic, personal tragedy spurred on Renat Galyamov ‘10 encouraging him to use his computer programming, creative and entrepreneurial skills to give people in Kazakhstan the access to the information on specialists and doctors they need.
Isobel Corrie ’19 had only just completed her BSc Adult Nursing course at Oxford Brookes when her lifesaving skills were needed – on the flight home from a holiday.
Observe caught up with prize winners, Aleks Tomaszek and Evan Schryver to ask them about their time at Brookes and what winning the Law Alumni Prize means to them.
“I hated my life experiences and was ashamed of my upbringing. But now I am proud of them because I changed the narrative and have become the person I want to be. And I am using that experience to empower other women to be fearless and go after the life they truly deserve.”
Oxford Brookes played a pivotal role in Efe Fruci’s inspirational success.
Professor Julian Bayliss turned his love of nature into a career dedicated to conserving nature – discovering new species and new rainforests. The skills he developed in his PhD at Brookes have been crucial to his work.
Anthony Gilbert ’10 talks about working as a physiotherapist at the London Nightingale Hospital – and why it was an inspiring experience.
Su Chantry is Occupational Health Manager for the Williams Formula One team. As a registered nurse she has chosen to return to the NHS to support the response to Covid-19. Su trained as a nurse in the 90s at St Thomas’s Hospital and then studied Critical Care at the John Radcliffe on an Oxford Brookes course.
Professional Executive Coach, Benita Mayhead talks about how she and 11 fellow Brookes alumni and students are helping SMEs get through the Covid-19 crisis.
Mechanical Engineering alumnus, Kieron Salter ’93 talks about co-ordinating a local supply chain for PPE and his own company, KW Special Projects rapidly developing new products to support the Covid-19 response.
Marielle Suddarth ‘09 started her own personal training and dance business, Barbells N Ballroom, last year in Nashville, Tennessee. Covid-19 made business-as-usual impossible but within days Marielle set-up virtual training sessions and is now also offering free bodyweight workouts on Instagram.