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Staying connected

We have a highly engaged alumni community who work closely with us, across a variety of areas, to support and enhance the overall education and extended learning of all our students. 

LEIA BROMFIELD-PELTIER left BSFG after taking A levels in Chemistry, Physics and Maths. Leia graduated from the University of Liverpool with a Master’s degree in Civil and Structural Engineering and plenty of Kudos to attract potential employers. As well as being the President of the Civil Engineering Society Leia’s final year design project won her the Mott Macdonald Design Prize.  In 2019 Leia joined Atkins, a world leading Design and Consultation company, as a Graduate Civil Engineer.

She has been involved in a number of projects such as Crossrail 2 and the remodelling of Croydon’s rail system. Her work involves designing drawings using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software; meeting with clients from Network Rail and TfL; or going on site to see how structures are built.

Leia is currently working towards Chartership with the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), the professional qualification for Civil Engineers used as recognition within the field. Leia works with the ICE to promote engineering and STEM to under 19s and has taken part in school events at BSFG, including our annual STEM networking event for year 10s.

NIMO DIRIE left Brentford with A*A*A in Psychology, Sociology and History A levels.  After spending a year studying Law at LSE, Nimo transferred to Psychology at UCL, where she secured 2 scholarships enabling her to cover her tuition fees. Nimo graduated last year from UCL with a degree in psychology and a vast wealth of experience, from 2 summer internships she did at Lloyds banking Group.  On graduating, Nimo secured a Management Trainee position on a graduate training programme at Lloyds Banking Group.

FARHANA IRSHAD left Brentford with A levels in English, Media Studies and Psychology.  She completed her first degree in English and Media Arts at St Mary's University, before doing her Masters in Film and Screen Cultures at Roehampton University. During her studies Farhana worked in various PR and publishing houses and on graduating secured a position as an Academic Partnerships Executive for Epigeum, Oxford University Press. She is also the UK Treasurer for the Society of Young Publishers, managing the SYP budget across branches and making decisions on sponsorships and partnerships for the society to support and promote publishers in their first 10 years in the industry.

Earlier this year, Farhana started her Doctorate researching ‘The Evolution of horror audiences and fans in the current age of Netflix and binge watching’. She currently works part-time at Epigeum and part-time lecturing at St Mary’s University and the University for the Creative Arts.