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Find out what it's like to live and study at the University of Bradford from our international students and graduates.

Wais Rahimi

Master of Public Administration

  • From Afghanistan
  • Awarded the Chevening Scholarship

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Md. Tajul Islam

MSc Economics and Finance for Development

  • From Bangladesh
  • Civil Servant studying with a Bangladesh Government scholarship

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Zareen Anjum Khan

BSc Economics and International Economics

  • From Bangladesh

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Abigail Sisnett

LLB Law

  • From Barbados
  • Adult learner
  • Mooting competitor

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Onkemetse Tshenyego

MEng Electronic, Telecommunications and Internet Engineering

  • From Botswana

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Steven Lu

MSc Marketing and Management (2004), BSc Business and Management (2003)

  • CEO and Vice-President of Team China Racing

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Jing Li

PhD, MA in Finance and Accounting Management, BSc in Business and Management Studies,

  • From China
  • Now a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at Bradford

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Odysseas Paraskeva

BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation

  • From Cyprus
  • Placements in University Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation Clinic
  • Plans to work in football, and start own clinic

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Arnaud Durance

MA International Business and Management, 2006

  • From Paris, France
  • Sales Manager for Legrand

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Amelie Zeuner

BSc (Hons) Forensic and Medical Sciences, 2012

Destination: Doctorate of Medicine (Forensic Medicine), Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Germany

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Metin Zerman

Full-time MBA

  • Age: 30
  • Year of Graduation: 2013
  • Nationality: German
  • Previous Qualifications: Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

German mechanical engineer and technology entrepreneur Metin Zerman joined the full-time MBA at Bradford in September 2012 to bring his online library to market.

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Samuel Kwasi Awudi

MSc Finance, 2015

  • From Akatsi, Ghana
  • Volunteered for Age UK
  • Student Ambassador

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Yvonne Koomson

MSc Development and Project Planning

  • From Ghana
  • Undergraduate degree in Land Economy

 

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Sumaila I. Asuru

PhD

  • From Ghana
  • Previously studied MSc Public Policy and Programme Management

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Kimon-Georgios Mademlis

Distance Learning MBA, 2015

  • From Greece
  • Previously did MSc Marketing and Management, 2012
  • Named MSc Best Performer by Elmwood Consultants
  • Joined Coca-Cola HBC as Baltic Investment Finance Analyst

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Andreas Chronopoulos

PhD

  • Nationality: Greek

I have two Bachelor's degrees in business and computer science, a Master's in personnel management and a vocational certificate in business consultancy. My career has focused mainly on B2B sales roles in the Greek health sector (diagnostic centres and drugs warehouses), which has put me in contact with HR directors, health professionals, pharmacists, doctors, etc. Recently, I have been involved in the clinical trials sector.

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Shivprasad Deshmukh

PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • From Maharashtra, India
  • Presented research at leading pharmaceutical conference
  • Collaborated with University of Minnesota

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Shruti Iyer

MSc Cancer Pharmacology, 2014

  • From Gujarat, India
  • Student ambassador
  • Green belt in Taekwondo

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Vibhor Singhal

Full-time MBA

  • From India (New Delhi)
  • Working as a Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young

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Dr Anil Vaidya

DBA

  • Nationality: Indian
  • Previous qualifications: MBA (University of Akron, USA)
  • Global HRM Director for Philips International

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Decoda Martin

MSc Economics and Finance for Development

  • From Jamaica
  • Awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship
  • Took study leave from the Bank of Jamaica

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Haneen Basheer

MSc Cancer Drug Discovery

  • From Jordan
  • Currently doing a PhD at the University of Bradford

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Dr Elizabeth Kariuki

DBA

  • Nationality: Kenyan
  • Previous qualifications: MSc Public Policy and Management, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales, BSc Mechanical Engineering
  • Director of Africa Policy Research Institute Limited (APRIL) and former Partner at PwC

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Ilze Kolosovska

Graduate, BSc Animation and Special Effects

Ilze Kolosovska graduated in 2011 with a degree in Animation and Special Effects. In her first year, Ilze won the Advanced Visual Communications Award and she graduated with a 1st class honours degree.

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Ganizani Liwewe

MSc Economics and Finance for Development

  • From Malawi
  • Economist with the Government of Malawi

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Godfrey Chisomo Kalamula

MSc Project Planning and Management

  • From Malawi
  • Global Development Scholarship recipient

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Denise de Waal

Full Time PhD in Dementia Care, Doctoral Training Centre

  • From Netherlands
  • Part of first cohort at Doctorial Training Centre in the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies
  • Project: Supporting family carers to care for relatives living with dementia and health problems
  • Supervisors: Professor Murna Downs, Dr Michael Heasman and Professor Neil Small

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Mart Postma

MSc Marketing and Management, 2010

  • From Amsterdam
  • Working as Brand Manager at Heineken

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Geellis Winkel

DBA, 2010

  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Previous qualifications: Executive MBA (Strathclyde University)
  • Current Employer: Add-Va Strategy & Change
  • Position: Managing Director

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Tomilola Sola-Idowa

Law LLB

In her second year Tomilola won the CPS Criminal Law Prize which won her a week's work experience with the Crown Prosecution Service. 

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Yaseen Hamdan

MA International Development Management

  • From Norway
  • Studied undergraduate Public Relations and Communications degree in Lebanon
  • Aims to work for the Norwegian government

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Manahil Javed

MSc Biomedical Sciences, 2015

  • From Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Bestway Foundation Scholar
  • Planning to do a PhD next

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Faqeeha Aleem

MA International Development Management

  • From Pakistan
  • Previously taught art
  • Wants to pursue a career in an NGO

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Waqas Jadoon

BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management

  • 2008 graduate
  • Has worked in HR in organisations including Save the Children

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Peter Popena

Accelerated MBA

  • Nationality: Papua New Guinea

I am from Papua New Guinea, which is a developing country in the South Pacific with a population of 7.5m. My employer, Steamships Trading Company, is part of an international company called Swire and I was lucky enough to be selected for a scholarship to do an MBA in the UK, jointly funded by the company and the British Council.

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Miruna-Cristina Galea

BSc International Business and Management (with placement year)

  • From Romania
  • President of the Romanian Society
  • Placement year at MyLahore

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Stefan Mangu

BSc (Hons) Computer Science (2015)

  • From Ploiesti, Romania
  • Secured graduate role at J.P. Morgan
  • Joined societies including Fencing, Tennis and Romanian Society

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Alina Marcu

BSc Media Technology and Production

  • From Bucharest, Romania

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Hector Gonzalez Jimenez

PhD, 2014

  • Nationality: Spanish

“Being Spanish, but born and raised in Germany, I have always seen myself as multinational and been interested in different cultures from a young age. As a result, my career path has been very eclectic and has taken me all over the world. I chose to do my PhD at University of Bradford School of Management because of my interests in culture as well as branding."

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Dr Thomas Frey

DBA

  • Nationality: Switzerland
  • Previous qualifications: MBA (London Business School), BSc Chemical Engineering (Basel Institute of Technology)
  • Entrepreneur

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Tony Ku

MSc Forensic Archaeology and Crime Scene Investigation, 2015

  • From Timor-Leste
  • Undergraduate degree in Analytical Chemistry
  • Awarded Chevening Scholarship

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Joyce Alaroker

MSc Project Planning and Management

  • From Uganda
  • Awarded Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship
  • Eight years' experience in development project work

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Fiorella Bafundo

MSc Economics and Finance for Development

  • From Uruguay
  • Undergraduate International Relations degree from Universidad de la República
  • Student Representative

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Vinay Nair

Full-time MBA

  • Age: 30
  • Year of Graduation: 2011
  • Nationality: American

Vinay is a registered Civil Engineer and after having completed his Master's in Civil Engineering from Arizona State University, he worked as a Civil Engineer in the US for some years.

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