TOMB RAIDER: Egyptologist Dr Chris Naunton (BA Ancient History and Archeology, 1999; MPhil Egyptology, 2001) unearths the secrets of Tutankhamun in his film Mystery of the Burnt Mummy, aired on Channel 4 in November 2013. The film is greeted with interest from around the world.
MARTIAL ARTIST: Despite only taking up the sport in 2007 while studying, Katherine Paes (BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences, 2008) is named 2012 Irish National Champion in Taekwondo and now has aims of competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Good luck, Katherine!
STEPPING BACK IN TIME: Proud alumni Richard (BEng & Man Mechanical Engineering, Manufacture and Management, 1984) and Mandy Wantock (née Rees; BA Theology, 1983) feel a strong sense of déjà vu as they celebrate the graduation of their son, Tom (MSc Physics and Astronomy, 2013) at a sunny summer ceremony.
MANY STRINGS TO HER BOW: Amy Cunningham (BMus Music, 2006) and her organisation The Strings Club, which provides instrumental courses for children aged 4–12, are awarded the Nectar Business Start Up of the Year 2013, presented by businesswoman and The Apprentice star, Karren Brady CBE (DUniv, 2010).
SECOND TO NON: Non Stanford (BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences, 2010) becomes ITU Triathlon World Champion at London’s Hyde Park, September 2013, making her the first woman to win the under-23 and senior world titles in successive seasons.
ONE DECADE ON: International charity InterVol celebrates its ten-year anniversary in 2014 having originally been founded as a volunteering project at the Guild of Students. InterVol has so far sent 500 volunteers overseas and raised around £150,000 for its partners in Bulgaria, Ecuador, Kenya, Nepal and Uganda.