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‘MC’ and England ladies beat French in Six Nations opening rugby game.

Sarah McKenna, nicknamed ‘MC’, (2007) is competing in the 2020 Women’s Six Nations Rugby Championship.

Sarah is enjoying a stand out season for Saracens and England. Currently in the England line up Sarah was impressive in the first Six Nations match.

England Women held off a massive France fightback to begin the defence of their Six Nations title with a 19-13 win in Pau on Sunday 2nd February.

Watch Sarah’s pass near the line to give England their first try.

 Match report of women’s France v England match.



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Richie Driss (2007) becomes 38th Blue Peter Presenter.

After graduating with a degree in Film & Television Studies from aberystwyth University,  Richie took on a number of roles as a presenter for several radio and media outlets including Kiss FM, Slash Football (YouTube) and as both presenter and produce at JOE Media.

However,his most recent appointment is as the 38th Presenter of BBC tv’s Blue Peter programme.  News of this broke on the Herts Advertiser.

This report is slightly misleading as Richie only attended SJL as part of his consortium studies whilst at RPS. Richie Driss 2019

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Sophie Newlan (2007)

Sophie gained a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Leeds but has carved out a career in Merchandising! She is currently a Merchandiser for the House of Fraser in central London.


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Keziah Smith [2007]

Kezi gained a bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Sheffield University and then qualified as a Tax Accountant and gained further qualifications from the Institute of Marketing. From marketing executive to Senior Associate, she is now Account Manager at Oliver UK in London.

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Sophie Holmes [2007]

After gaining a BSc in Psychology from the University of Nottingham, Sophie went on to work in the music and audio industry as a project manager. From there she moved into information management and currently she works for The Futures Laboratory as an Event Coordinator/Junior Journalist writing concise 150 – 250 word assignments targeted at brands and experts across five key sectors; Beauty, Food and Drink, Tech, Luxury and Retail. Sophie is also Editor for feminist heartbreak ‘zine ‘Achey Breaky Heart’.

‘Homeless’ James Beavis (2007) raises over £40K for homeless charity.

My names James Beavis and I’m going homeless for a month this Christmas on the streets of London to raise funds and awareness for the homelessness charity Crisis.

From the 9th of December until the 9th of January I will take to the streets, taking nothing but a bag of clothes and a sleeping bag. I will document this using a phone and aim to upload a video daily, though I will have no contact with family or loved ones during this time. I will beg for money and food and sleep in the street, trying to recreate as realistic an experience as possible.

The average Homeless man dies at 47 and the average homeless woman dies at just 43. To give you some perspective this is lower than Somalia. Crisis does incredible work throughout the year but at Christmas they do something truly special. When other shelters close their doors, Crisis open their arms, welcoming over 4000 guests who have no home. Not only do they offer kindness, warm food and somewhere to rest; they offer a route into longer-term support for those who are being failed by the system. However this comes at a cost and with your help we can make sure that everyone who needs support this Christmas can receive it.

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Emma Hopkinson (2007)

Emma attended the University of Westminster and gained a Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons) in Commercial Law and Spanish. During this period she attended the University of Alicante gaining a B.A. in Law & Arabic.

 Emma has since pursued a career in lettings and property management, gaining experience in a number of organisations. She is currently the Lettings Manager at Eden Harper (London) and the Director of Example Enterprises Ltd. in St Albans.

Laura Martin [2007]

Following a number of varied positions in Sales, Laura is currently a recruitment consultant  at Harrison Dear in St Albans. She is involved in  career advice in the media industry.


Updated June 2016

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Moriom Rahman [2007]

Moriom gained a BSc in Psychology from Birmingham University and then an MSc [merit] from the University of Aston.  Moriom’s career path has since moved into Human Resources and she is currently the HR Coordinator at HSBC Global Banking & Marketing in London.

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Tom Dinham [2007]

I am journalist and scholar of Arabic language, history, culture and politics. Since graduating from Oxford University, I have lived, worked and studied in several Middle Eastern countries, deepening my understanding of the region and attaining a high level of proficiency in the Arabic language.

I am currently London correspondent of The Arab Weekly, a weekly English-language newspaper covering Arab affairs. I have contributed articles and radio pieces to the BBC, The Guardian, The Financial Times, Egypt Independent and Georgetown University’s Global Security Studies Review. I have also written Arabic-language analytical pieces for various Egyptian publications. Working at Reuters Video News, I gained competence at video and audio production. I have a strong background in political analysis and research, with a particular focus on Middle Eastern affairs (courtesy of LinkedIn)

Tom gained a BA(hons) in History & Politics from University College, Oxford in 2010. He studied an Arabic language, politics and culture course at the Institut du Proche – Orient.