Meet the Graduate+ Team
We are a small team, who are here to help and support YOU with your award.
Let’s meet the Graduate+ Team!
Lesley Taylor: BCU Graduate+ Programme Lead
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 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.
Currently, I am the Lead University Enactus Adviser and Curator of TEDxBirminghamCityUniversity.
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.
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!
Nikhara Korpal: Graduate+ Project Officer
Hello everyone! I am Nikhara, I have recently graduated at BCU in Media and Communication.
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.
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.
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.
Fun fact: I have worked as a Production Runner on high profile productions: The Apprentice, Great British Menu, XFactor and Little Mix the Search!