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Dingile Kasote

During her time at BU, Dingile took part in a PR and advertising summer school in Ecuador and completed her placement year with The Walt Disney Company.

While at Disney she was introduced to TV publicity, which inspired her to pursue a career in the field. Since graduating, she has worked with some of the biggest names in the business.

She took up her first role with Nickelodeon before moving on to work at Channel 4. She is now a Press Officer for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Dingile says: “I’m really thankful for my time at Bournemouth University and I owe so much to my family for supporting me as I balanced home life and essays, the lifelong friends I gained during late-night study sessions in the media school, and advice from lecturers which will stick with me always.”

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Name: Dingile Kasote
Age: 27
Job role: Press Officer
Organisation: BAFTA
Course studied: BA (Hons) Public Relations
Graduated: 2016

What their colleagues say

Dingile is exactly the kind of public relations professional that you want on your team. She doesn’t conform to the traditional PR stereotype and that’s one of the biggest assets in her armoury of skills because she’s able to offer a unique take on the world and provide a perspective and a voice that makes her a brilliant storyteller.

As well as being a joy to work with, Dingile is super creative and highly skilled at building authentic relationships that set her up for success."

Julian Dobson-Gunn, Pan-EMEA PR Manager, Kids and Family Animation at Netflix (formerly Regional Communications Manager at Disney)