Alumni Profiles

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

Damian Barr

Damian Barr

Damian Barr (Sociology and English Literature, 1998, Bowland, MA Contemporary Sociology 2000) reflects on his recent writing successes and the decision to give university a second try.

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Christina J. Colclough

Looking back at my MA, one concept sticks out as the greatest and most valuable: the Devil’s Advocate. In every job, before every speech, seminar, or prior to meetings with Commissioners and employers, I use the Devil’s Advocate.

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Tammy Ho

Besides learning how to look after myself and cook, studying abroad changed how I communicate with other people. During my degree, I also participated in the Lancaster Award, which helps to build skills for future employment.

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Jeremy Oppenheim

Jeremy Oppenheim

Of all his experiences at Lancaster, it was the discovery of sociology which had the most powerful influence on Jeremy Oppenheim (BA Sociology, 1977). He says: 'It just turned my life on its head, making me look at everything from a different perspective for the rest of my life - the behaviour of people in groups.'

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Yangshan Peng

I chose Lancaster University not only because I was in a 2+2 Media and Cultural Studies BA program, but also because of its good atmosphere for studying and reputation for professionalism in research.

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Ranjini C Raghavendra

The journey from the first frightening journey alone on an airplane to my successful PhD viva was remarkable. Yes of course, sometimes it was lonely, tough and challenging, but teachers and friends at Lancaster helped me sail through and come out with flying colours.

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Sissi Tang

I had an amazing three years at Lancaster University. I learned a lot from my courses, not only theories that help me to understand attitudes in the world but my course also created opportunities for me.

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Xiaoxuan Wei

The experiences I have had here prove that I am doing what I like. Here at Lancaster, the courses are more academic than in China and provide opportunities for us to put knowledge into practice.

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Joyce Hsiu-yen Yeh

As international student from Taiwan, my student life in Lancaster was one of the most rewarding and inspiring experiences I have ever had. I have been fortunate to study and work with scholars who understood and supported my efforts, intellectually and emotionally.

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