Meet our Alumni

Our graduates go on to a wide variety of careers and some of their stories are below.

Maja Gorzkowicz

Computer Science with Industrial Experience

Now working as a full-time software developer for a media company, thanks to the opportunities off Maja’s Computer Science course. This allowed her to undertake internships and work experience that have proved invaluable to her career.

Ignas Vaitekunas

Computer Science with Software Engineering

Whilst studying at Lancaster's School of Computing and Communications, Ignas has used his knowledge and experience to gain employment with a world renowned company: IBM Lithuania. He was able to work for this company remotely online, at the same time as he was undertaking his degree. “The programming languages I’ve learnt here have been really useful to apply to real, everyday work,” he says.

Stacy Westhead


Many people express surprise that Stacy Westhead has made such a successful people-based career in marketing, given that her degree is in mathematics.

Eddie Bell

Computer Science and Applied Statistics

In his handmade raw-selvedge Oni 512 jeans, one might guess that Computing and Communications alumnus Eddie Bell is a designer. However, Eddie is a data scientist who works for an E-fashion company and has coined his own title of ‘fashematician’.

Sheila Oxtoby


Geography alumni Sheila Oxtoby remembers standing on a stool being heckled in the hustings for college elections. Sheila pledged herself as the candidate promising to be available to listen to fellow students and worked with determination to make changes. She felt greatly supported by the Lancaster Environment Centre and Grizedale College, which she describes as having 'a real family atmosphere'.

Dr Chris Andry

Biological Sciences

Dr Chris Andry studied Biological Sciences BSc Hons and MPhil at Lancaster's Environment Centre from 1979 to 1982. The experience has stayed with him and he is thankful for the skills he developed and the teaching that inspired him.

Daniel Southall


“I'm still very grateful to a fabulous team for providing such an accessible course that was so enthusiastically and skilfully taught,” says Psychology alumnus, Daniel.

Tim Pullan

Computer Science

"Studying Computer Science at Lancaster is a fabulous experience. Its location in a beautiful part of the world, its consistent top 10 rankings, and its collegiate system all show what a great place it is to study. Studying there set me up for the rest of my life, as I still live in Lancaster!"

Lynda Cooper

Computer Science

The flexibility of Lancaster’s degree schemes allowed Lynda to change her original degree scheme of Maths to a Computer Science course when she discovered where her interests lay. "The chance to study three subjects during the first year, to make sure that you are doing the course you want is a real bonus,” she says.

Ethan Wallace

BSc Physical Geography

Ethan Wallace was awarded the Dissertation Prize for his outstanding research into changes in rainfall patterns. Ethan is highly optimistic that his degree at Lancaster Environment Centre has laid the foundations for a lucrative career.

Tom Johnson

BSc Psychology

The academic rigour provided by his Psychology degree has allowed Tom to develop his skills as an educational professional.

Adrian Hall

BSc Mathematics

‌Teacher Adrian Hall has little patience for people whose response to philosophy is to question the existence of the table in front of them. For him, the subject is much more important and relevant.