Members of Lincoln’s 90,000-strong alumni community are having an impact wherever they are in the world. Many of them are influential in their fields, ranging from politics to international development, science and engineering. We have notable filmmakers, Members of Parliament, award-winning designers and illustrators and engineers with global companies in our network, and more recent graduates include the comedian and presenter Jack Howard.
For Lincoln graduate Philip Krstic, BA (Hons) Media Production 2012, Channel 4's reality thriller 'Hunted' was like no other job he had done before. As a freelance assistant producer, he had to follow the fugitives wherever they went in the UK and help record their time on the run.
Lincoln graduate and former President of the Students Union, Dan Sam, is enjoying a successful career at leading commercial bank, Santander UK. As a Junior Banker supporting FTSE 100/250 businesses within the Aviation, Business Services and Transport perimeter, he effectively comes up with practical solutions to business needs by utilising the banks extensive expertise.
More than 50 graduates have returned to Lincoln over the past few months to share their experiences with students and provide inspirational careers advice as part of our ‘Meet the Graduates’ event series. In partnership with the different academic schools across the University, the alumni team host these events for current students to give them an insight into life after University and to benefit from the knowledge of our graduates.
Vivek Sharma is Head of Features on ITV’s This Morning. He was previously the Assistant Editor on the ITV Breakfast show ‘Good Morning Britain’ and has spent 15 years producing live TV shows from running the features department on ‘Lorraine’ to series editing Channel 5’s ‘The Wright Stuff’. He has covered stories across the globe for Sky News and ITN.
Hannah is one of three photographers that work for the RAF Red Arrows. Her work includes filming displays and practice sessions as well as photographic and video aspects such as group photography, interviews and engineering imagery. In 2017, she held the Circus 10 role during the summer season. Members of the Circus team are allocated to a specific pilot and fly in the passenger seat of the Hawk to and from display airfields, whilst in the air Hannah undertook photography
BAFTA award winning producer Lyndsay Rowan is celebrating the success of her ground-breaking documentary ‘I am Leo’. The programme was commissioned and aired on CBBC as part of Anti-bullying week in 2014. The programme has received three prestigious awards including a BAFTA, a National Royal Television Society and an EMMY.
Vicki Phillips was named winner of the British Council Alumni Awards 2017 for her exceptional contribution to creating positive change and improving the lives of others. Vicki has dedicated her career to widening access to learning for children in some of the world's most deprived neighbourhoods. As Director of Education at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, she ran the College Ready Programme for eight years.
Thomas ‘TomSka’ Ridgewell has grown a global following of over five million followers across his YouTube channels. His irreverent sketches, cartoons, and short films have collectively amassed more than a billion views. In 2015, Tom released his comic book “Art is Dead”, featuring adapted sketches from his popular animated series asdfmovie. Tom has also enjoyed success with webtoons Eddsworld and Crash Zoom, and has worked with BBC Comedy to write and direct a pilot of his own sketch show.
Award-winning furniture designer, Sebastian Cox, developed his unique style at the University of Lincoln and has showcased work commissioned by Sir Terence Conran. He was asked to create a bespoke item of furniture to exhibit as part of the The Wish List installation, held at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in September 2014. Sebastian is recognised as a pioneer of sustainable design in Britain.
Imogen is currently a Sky Ocean Rescue Scholar and a National Geographic Explorer, with her research effecting behavioural change to prevent more plastic finding its way into the world's oceans. Outraged with the polluted beaches she witnessed on the Surf Society trips during her undergraduate degree, Imogen was determined to help drive environmental change. Imogen has presented her research internationally at conferences and has received significant media attention across major newspapers and TV networks.