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Alumni profiles

Catch up with BU’s graduates, old and new

Our Alumni Relations Team love to keep in touch with BU’s graduates and hear more about what they have been up to since completing their studies with us. And with an alumni community of more than 50,000 worldwide, there are plenty of great stories to share. Our alumni profiles detail the advice and experiences of alumni at all stages of their careers. They are also designed to inspire and help alumni to stay connected. If you’d like to tell your story, drop us a line at

Katrin Kolbeinsdottir

Graduate Katrin publishes debut novel

BU alumna, Katrin Kolbeinsdottir, is celebrating a double milestone as she prepares to launch her debut novel entitled ‘The Skeleton Sisters’, one month after graduating.

Paul Linsdell, BU alumnus

Paul Linsdell – Senior Solicitor

Paul completed the LLB (Hons) Law and postgraduate Legal Practice Course at Bournemouth and is now a Senior Solicitor, specialising in family law, in Stowe Family Law’s Winchester office.

Gleisson De Oliveira, BU alumnus

Gleisson De Oliveira – Engineer

A mechanical engineering graduate is helping turn people’s ‘small space’ dreams into reality as a design engineer for a new business start-up.

Luke Fribbens, BU alumnus

Luke Fribbens – founder of Cold Banana

Since graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Business Information Technology in 2005, Luke has combined his interests in IT and entrepreneurial flair to forge a successful career in web development.

Anna Ward of Cake Drop

Anna Ward, founder of CakeDrop

CakeDrop is designed to combat ‘Colin the Caterpillar syndrome’ (same cake for every event) and to connect office workers with independent bakeries around London.

Jordan Lipman, BU alumnus

Jordan Lipman, IT marketer

A 10-week internship gave sociology graduate, Jordan Lipman, the experience he needed to land his dream job in marketing.

Graduates walking on the beach

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Inspiring the next generation

The film showcases alumni returning to BU to deliver guest lectures and master classes or simply to share their own story. We are extremely grateful to all those who took part, and to every member of our alumni community who gives their time. It’s great to hear our alumni describe the benefits of giving back too – whether that’s spotting future talent, gaining new insights or developing their professional skills.