Alumni profiles

Alumni profiles in the Institute of Applied Social Studies.

Caroline Cresswell

Caroline Cresswell
Description
I've recently started my PhD here in Social Policy. The decision to come to university as a mature student has definitely changed the course of my life. There's not much else I'd rather be doing!

George Wilson, BA Social Policy (2010)

George Wilson, BA Social Policy (2010)
Description
I took the single honours social policy degree. Over the course of my studies, I enjoyed the criminal justice modules and developed a particular interest in British Security Policy and Counter Terrorism, a topic which I chose to form the focus of my final year dissertation in which I explored the impacts of Security Policies upon British Muslims.

Josie Smith, BA Social Policy

Josie Smith, BA Social Policy
Description
I gained a place at the University of Birmingham through the Access to Birmingham (A2B) Scheme and chose the Social Policy programme due to its highly contemporary and interdisciplinary nature.

Naila Begum, BA Social Policy

Naila Begum, BA Social Policy
Description
I would thoroughly recommend the degree, as the expertise and knowledge that I gained from studying Social Policy has opened up an excellent career path for me which is a priceless asset to have in today's competitive world.

Naqeeb Ahmed, BA Social Policy (2008)

Naqeeb Ahmed, BA Social Policy (2008)
Description
Since completing my degree, I have undertaken a three month research internship at the Young Foundation, been offered a further research internship at the New Local Government Network (a 'think tank' involved in local government research) and I am currently working at my local council as a policy analyst intern.

Natalie Hardware, BA Social Work (2010)

Description
Becoming a social worker has enabled me to put the information and knowledge gained through my studies into practice.

Lydia Townhill, BA Social Policy

Lydia Townhill, BA Social Policy
Description
I think that studying Social Policy gave me a sense of the history that this country has of trying to better itself, of applying the simple truths of loving your neighbour to a whole community, and of having confidence that change can happen.

Ayo Bakare, BA Social Policy

Ayo Bakare, BA Social Policy
Description
The University of Birmingham and my Social Policy degree have been an integral reason for my career success to date.

Jayne Hulbert, DipSW

Jayne Hulbert, DipSW
Description
Jayne Hulbert graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2003 with a Diploma in Social Work. Jayne is a qualified Social Worker with over 35 years social care experience in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors, she set up the SWEET Project (Social Work Education, Experience and Training) in March 2010 with colleague and Senior Family Support Worker, Jayne Creswell.
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