April 2021 news
Alumni form panel to support recent graduates
On 27 April 2021, Dr Luke Stott chaired a panel to share careers advice with 2020 graduates.
Alan Vaughan Thomas – Working to improve pedestrian safety
The automotive industry is vast, and the teams engaged in any innovation are usually extensive – it is difficult to know where they end. Alan, a 1970 Automotive Engineering and Design alumnus and member of the Alumni Advisory Board, worked on many innovative projects during his career, one of which was the Jaguar pop-up bonnet. Here Alan tells us more.
Springboard PC-1 Keyboard – making typing easier for people with disabilities
Alumna Sarah Jayne Davies (MSc Information Studies 1999) has designed a new keyboard with sunken keys. Her innovative design solves a problem she has experienced as a person with ataxic cerebral palsy, which mainly affects her arm control.
Tom Karen – “The greatest designer you’ve never heard of”
Alumnus Dr Tom Karen OBE is responsible for many award winning and trend-setting designs. His work is internationally recognisable, and designs include the Raleigh Chopper bicycle, Marble Run, and the Reliant Scimitar GTE car.
Three alumni recognised at the British Council Study UK Alumni Awards
The Alumni Awards take place each year to celebrate the outstanding achievements of alumni and showcase the impact and value of a UK higher education.
SSEHS graduate named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 - Europe - Sports & Games list for 2021
Sport Management graduate, Anna Chanduvi, has been named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 - Europe - Sports & Games list for 2021.
Alumna wins New Zealand’s 2020 Prime Minister’s Science Teacher Award
Sarah Washbrooke from Remarkables Primary School in Queenstown, New Zealand has been selected as the 2020 Prime Minister’s Science Teacher Prize winner.
The Fosse Foxes Art Trail by Pickle Illustration
Alumnae business Pickle Illustration is supporting the launch of a public art trail this week as part of the opening celebrations for the new ‘Fosse Park West’ Shopping Centre Developments in Leicester.
The Future of Sustainable Protein
Graduate start-up company BeoBia founded by Thomas Constant is aiming to become the world’s leading retailer of sustainable home-grown insect protein.
Alumna launches new clothing business
Michaela de Sa has been working for the past year on her first range of garments for her company ohsoflirty.