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Richard Driss Laurent 2 2019

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.

 https://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/blue-peter-presenter-richie-driss-studied-a-level-media-at-sir-john-lawes-school-harpenden-1-6017804

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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Ashley Tomlins [2006]

Ashley was awarded an Entrance Scholarship to the University of Wales in Aberystwyth where he gained a BSc in Economics, International Politics and Intelligence Studies. He then studied at the Europa College in Brussels  gaining an MA in EU International Relations and Diplomacy. He also studied at McGill university in Canada. After gaining varied experience, Ashley embarked on his first of many government posts starting as an Enterprise  Policy & Strategy Consultant at the Dept. for Business Innovation & Skills [BIS]. He then worked for a short spell as a Policy Office at the Dept. for International Development before moving back to the Dept. for Business Innovation & Skills as a Private Secretary.

March 2016 update

He then got married to Amelie and moved back to Canada. He is currently the Head of Science & Innovation Network at the British High Commission in Ottawa.