Prospective students at Middlesex University's February Open Day had the opportunity to hear firsthand from successful Middlesex alumni, who returned to campus to share their experiences of student life and how they made their professional mark upon graduation.
Alumni talks have become an important part of Open Days at Middlesex, offering applicants genuine insight into what student life is like as well as practical advice on careers and employability.
Cath Holmstrom, Principal Lecturer in Social Work at Middlesex, said: "Open Days are a great chance for students thinking of studying at Middlesex to come and see the university campus, meet the staff and learn more about courses they're interested in.
"Having alumni present really helps as it allows prospective students to see the sorts of careers they could embark upon after their studies.
"It also gives applicants the chance to chat to people who can speak from experience having already been through it all, and they often find they can ask questions of alumni they may not wish to ask of the tutor."
One such former student who attended the Open Day was Corban Wilkin, a BA Illustration graduate (2011) who has since won the Observer/Jonathan Cape/Comica graphic short story competition and recently finished his first full-length graphic novel, Breaker's End.
"Having Corban in to support the illustration open day was fantastic. The visiting students were genuinely excited and inspired by such a successful alumni sharing his experiences with them and showing the work he has been doing since he left," said Nancy Slonims, Senior Lecturer in Illustration at Middlesex.
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