Alumni Advisers

Our Alumni Advisers are former students who can be contacted for informal feedback about their experience of studying at LUMS. 

They are also very happy to answer your queries about student life at Lancaster.

To request our Alumni Advisers’ contact details, please send an email to alumniadvisers@lancaster.ac.uk stating the name of the Adviser you wish to contact.

Dimitrios Litsikakis

Dimitrios Litsikakis

MSc Project Management
From Greece/Canada

I chose to study at LUMS because it offered the only MSc in Project Management in Europe that did not focus on construction. The professors were very knowledgeable as they not only had an academic background but had also worked in the field. My highlight was the placement with HSBC. Since graduating I have worked as a project manager for IBM and Edenred Greece.

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Kaarthik Arumugam

Kaarthik Arumugam

MSc Project Management
From India

LUMS felt like the right place for me to do a Masters degree, having completed my undergraduate studies at Lancaster. My background was in engineering and I believed that the MSc Project Management would enable me to see a situation from a management perspective, too.

Danni Li

Danni Li

MSc Project Management
From China

I chose the programme because the modules’ arrangement is practical and intense as well as gives a good opportunity to take challenges and meet new people. I loved the small-sized classes which allow close contact between students and tutors. With the knowledge I gained about project management, I would like to pursue my professional career in the manufacturing industry in Shanghai.     

Augusta Valgeirsdottir

Augusta Valgeirsdottir

MSc Project Management
From Iceland

LUMS has an excellent ranking and outstanding reputation. What drew me to this programme was the opportunity to participate in real-life projects and broaden my network and international connections. I found the focus on small working groups very enjoyable. My best Lancaster moment was when I got the chance to work on a project for a company called MapMyHealth which is deploying an IT system for diabetic patients.

Tapas Marol

Tapas Marol

MSc Project Management
From India

I did not hesitate to choose Lancaster since the course was what I was looking for. I really liked the fact that it had the right blend of theory and practice. Management is not just a science, but an art as well, and this course helped me explore the artistic side of me. It helped me understand myself better and made me a more confident person. I will definitely put my learnt skills to good use.

Emily Nicholls

Emily Nicholls

MSc Project Management
From the United Kingdom

As I wanted to specialise in event management and continue my education at Lancaster, MSc Project Management seemed like a natural choice to me. It has been great to manage real-life projects, not just on paper, but in reality, as well as overcoming many challenges. Also, I enjoyed meeting, working and making friends with people from diverse backgrounds, and different life and career experiences. Currently, I am looking into working on corporate events, but ultimately I would like to run my own business in the future.

Stella Maina

Stella Maina

MSc Project Management
From Kenya

The programme is only offered by a few UK universities and I was glad to find it on offer at LUMS, which is accredited by both American and European bodies (AACSB and EQUIS). What I really liked was the approach the department had towards the teaching of the course: the programme was centred on learning by doing rather than pure theory.

Mona Etiebet

Mona Etiebet

MSc Project Management
From Nigeria

A combination of LUMS' reputation, high rankings, and a practical approach towards the course convinced me to study here. I was impressed with the low student-teacher ratio and enjoyed becoming immersed in real project scenarios that boosted my confidence.

Tim Keeler

Tim Keeler

MSc Project Management
From the United Kingdom

As a mature student, my education was a career investment so I had to pick the best place to study; LUMS had an outstanding reputation and that influenced my decision to study here. I had some project management experience but I knew this programme would reap dividends for my career. I am now employed by the National Health Service.

Yuantao Peng

Yuantao Peng

MSc Project Management
From China

I decided to study at LUMS because it is an outstanding business school that provides its students with many opportunities, such as internships. I also liked that Lancaster is a quiet city with beautiful views. I enjoyed talking to other people on my course as they helped me to understand how different industries operate. I am now working as an investment manager for Sichuan Daily Press Group, which involves expanding the business and building a profitable portfolio.

Lebene Soga

Lebene Soga

MSc Project Management
From Ghana

I chose to study at LUMS because it is one of the few triple-accredited business schools in the world. Its location was an additional attraction. I liked the fact that the programme provided practical hands-on training alongside the intellectual stimulation. Managing real projects with real people from different cultures was interesting. I also took advantage of the opportunity to gain additional professional qualifications during my time at LUMS.