Meet the Graduate+ Team
We are a small team of four, who are here to help and support YOU with your award.
Let’s meet the Graduate+ Team!
|Nikhara Korpal: Graduate+ Project Officer||Amelia Rose: Graduate+ Project Officer|
|Hello everyone! I am Nikhara, I have recently graduated at BCU in Media and Communication.||Hi, I am Amelia and I work in the Graduate+ team. I am a recent BCU graduate in Business Management (class of 2020).|
|In my course, it was exciting meeting new people and enhancing my media skills. I loved using the university’s media equipment available and television studios to develop my knowledge.||I have worked within the education sector in support and professional services roles for six years, supporting students throughout their education journey. I really do enjoy it. I love working in education and supporting and inspiring young people.|
|It has been incredible attending different societies, my favourite was the Krishna Consciousness Society. It focuses on spirituality and the deeper meaning of life. I would definitely recommend joining a society whilst you are at university, it’s a great way to meet other students who have similar interests to you.||I am the eldest of three children, and have a brother (who is now taller than me) and a sister who is studying towards her BSc Nursing degree. Outside of education and employment, I am involved in youth work at my local church and lead the Audio Visuals team to support services in a digital capacity.|
|Now, I am working in the Graduate+ team as a Project Officer where I will be working on wonderful projects and supporting you throughout the award.||My aspirations are to get back into sports, develop my French speaking skills and to continue learning to play the piano/keyboard.|
|Fun fact: I have worked as a Production Runner on high profile productions: The Apprentice, Great British Menu, XFactor and Little Mix the Search!||Fun Fact: I used to be able to play the violin alongside the keyboard and drums when I was younger.|
|Lesley Taylor: BCU Graduate+ Programme Lead||Jack Hogan: Graduate+ Centre Manager|
|I have extensive experience within private and public settings. I have worked within Careers Education & Guidance supporting young people and adults within Community and Education.||I graduated with a BA (Hons) Media & Communication (Radio) at Birmingham City University in 2017 and since then I have worked as a Graduate+ Project Officer in 2017/18 academic year and now as Graduate+ Centre Manager.|
|I transitioned to Higher Education from the Connexions agenda bringing a passion to continue to impact life-wide student aspirations and learning. I previously held trustee position of Youth Homeless Charity and School Governor focusing on performance & achievement.||I am passionate about supporting and engaging students in extra-curricular activities to enhance student experience and I am interested in First Year Experience and employability initiatives.|
|Currently, I am the Lead University Enactus Adviser and Curator of TEDxBirminghamCityUniversity.||In my spare time, I love to put my degree into practice and speak on community radio playing a variety of music and talking about anything and everything.|
|I am passionate about life and supporting people in moving forward in whatever forward means for them as an individual. Life is short and it is important to live our best lives.||As I am passionate about all things education, I also undertook a volunteering position as a School Governor at a local primary school.|
|Fun fact about you: I am proud to have walked on both Fire and Glass and lived to tell the tale! I am an ever-optimist, passionate about people and curious just about everything, this often gets me into trouble – eek. My kids think I am a quirky ‘old’ girl who lives life like every day is my last, I try, but not always possible, but I do have a lot of fun!||Fun Fact: I have interviewed many people on the radio including Actor & Author Henry Winkler OBE (Twice in fact! 2010 & 2012), Sir Lenny Henry, Chancellor of Birmingham City University and when I was 10, the Lord Mayor….well we thought he was the lord Mayor but turns out it was his car driver.|