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If you're a graduate of Leeds Business School we would love to hear about what you are doing now. Find out more about how you can re-connect with us through our business services, student talent or guest speaker events.

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Some of our alumni

Martin Brockett Global HR Change & Transformation Lead, NGA Human Resources

Studied: PG Dip Human Resource Management and MA Human Resource Management (Top-Up)

"As an HR consultant, I was getting plenty of great experience, but I felt I needed something more to be able to progress my career to the next level. Bridging that gap was a big motivator for me. The knowledge I gained through studying has proved really useful in everything I’ve done since – from setting up my own HR consultancy to working in a specialised role with a global HR provider."


Amanda Cains Human Resources Director, Engage Mutual

Studied: MA Executive & Business Coaching

"My tutors were so inspiring. I was able to tap into their knowledge and develop the skills to become a great leader and a successful coach. As a result, I've been able to influence the behaviours of the board and ultimately change the culture within the business, empowering employees to grow and stretch their abilities."

Lina Dobrovolskyte Company Accountant, H Peel & Sons Ltd

Studied: MSc Accounting & Finance

"I love the flexibility Leeds Business School offers. I was able to balance studying around my full-time employment - I’m already seeing the benefits in my professional career.”

Dan Ginger Account Manager, freuds, London

Studied: BA (Hons) Marketing & Advertising Management

"The thing that put my degree above other Universities was being taught by industry professionals who were able to share their expertise and experiences of what it takes to succeed - it’s that insight that’s invaluable when you step into your first job and want to hit the ground running. The course significantly improved my knowledge and confidence of the industry, providing me with a great foundation to build on when working with major clients such as PepsiCo and Lexus."

Nina Hands and Jasmine Headley Co-Directors of Content Soup, Leeds

Studied: BA (Hons) Public Relations

"We gained so much experience from our placements. They allowed us to learn from the best people in the industry and exposed us to the real world of PR. Our placement experience was the main thing potential employers were interested in when we went for interviews after university, and it gave us the skills to hit the ground running in our first jobs."

Michael Matenczuk Finance Lease & Capital Improvement Accountant, Virgin Media

Studied: BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance and ACCA Professional

"I chose to work full-time while I studied for my ACCA Professional exams, which was intense but worth it. My tutors were extremely knowledgeable about their subject and brought real-life examples into the classroom to support my learning. I’m now in a role that offers exciting opportunities for me to build up my professional experience."

Kitty McGee Executive Fashion Director, Stylist magazine

Studied: BA (Hons) Public Relations

"I got my first break in this competitive industry through the strength of contacts I made on my placement, and I’ve since gone on to build a really enjoyable career. After graduating, I accepted a full-time job at my placement company and worked with high-profile clients on events including London Fashion Week. I then worked in the press office at Selfridges before joining Stylist."

Catherine McTeigue Wine Buyer, Bottle Green Limited

Studied: MA International Business

"My masters helped me gain the business acumen I needed to land my dream job. I now travel around the globe, tasting fine wines and meeting people from all cultures."

Charlotte Morris Senior Media Manager, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Studied: Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Diploma

"I was keen to advance my career in PR and get a good grounding in the subject. Two years after finishing my course I was named as one of PR Week’s Top 29 Under 29s – a list of up and coming people working in PR."

Aisha Pothan Learning & Development-Coordinator, Leeds Building Society

Studied: MA Human Resource Management

"Leeds Business School offered me a dual degree in the same course, enabling me to get a professional (CIPD) and an academic degree together."

Nichole Roberts Franchisee Owner of The Financial Management Centre

Studied: MSc Accounting & Finance

“The content of my course was diverse and challenging and I could pick the modules most relevant to my job. My qualification opened doors for me and I have been able to use the knowledge I learned at each stage of my career since.”

Hannah Robinson Trainee Journalist at Hull Daily Mail

Studied: MSc Journalism

"In today’s news gathering operations, you need to be able to work both in print and digitally. Having undertaken the news and feature writing modules on my course, I know exactly how to write a feature when I need to and I am just as comfortable when I have to sub-edit some news copy."

Lydia Sweeting and Becki Fowler Love Rouge Bakery, Leeds

"With our knowledge of business start-up and consumer behaviour from our degrees in public relations and retail, we decided to open our own cupcake bakery right in the heart of Headingley, our local student town. We’ve been serving people treats since 2011 and we’re already looking to expand the business."

Tony Snowden Managing Director of FTL Technology

Studied: MBA (Executive)

"My MBA allowed me to think more strategically and introduced me to many useful management tools. Being an engineer, the soft side of strategic thinking was particularly useful to me."

Joanna Taylor Commercial Partnerships Manager at Yorkshire County Cricket

Studied: BA (Hons) Sport Development and MA Public Relations & Strategic Communication

"After completing my undergraduate degree, I had plenty of options but wasn’t certain which path to take. My masters enabled me to broaden my knowledge and explore another area of interest. My current role combines elements of both degrees, but my masters really helped my CV to stand out and made all the difference during the application process."

Shaun Walsh Corporate Systems Improvement Project Manager, William Hill

Studied: MSc Management

"After leaving the army I worked as a technician for a civilian company. Over time I knew I wanted more from my career and to move into management. My masters allowed me to interact with fellow students and lecturers, giving me an insight into the different ways people approach tasks - something which is invaluable in my current role as project manager."

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