Sophie Newlan 2014

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.


Mark Turner 1996

Mark Turner [1996]

Mark went to the University of Leeds and gained a BSc in Mathematics and Management Studies and then a Master’s degree in International Marketing Management. Mark worked as a database marketing analyst before moving to Sony as a Senior Research & Planning Analyst. Mark is currently working for Nestle in Import planning.

Matthew Collison [2010]

Matt joined RPS in the Sixth Form to study his A levels. He then went to Southampton University and gained a BSc , 1st class honours, in Podiatric Medicine/Podiatry.

He then spent a year at the University of Leeds, within the School of Biomedical Sciences, on an internship within the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis, where he investigated training patterns and injury in elite and amateur triathletes.

He returned to Southampton to complete his Master of Research (MRes) in Clinical and Health Research.

Currently Matt is working as a Specialist Musculoskeletal Podiatrist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust hospital.

He is also a Specialist Podiatrist to the department of rheumatology at King’s College, London.

David Pankhurst 1993

David Pankhurst (1993)

David gained a BSc in Physics from the University of Leeds and then a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of  Cambridge. After working in Materials Science at the University of Oxford for a few years, David then moved to the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) in London as a Principal Scientific Officer. His current role is Universal Credit Policy Analysis which involves childcare and various aspects of earnings/earnings policy. Complex microsimulation modelling of caseloads and costings. Ministerial and public briefing. Engagement with broad range of external stakeholders on analytical issues within policy. Lead on all issues to do with entry to the Operational Research Profession in DWP.

Josh Mawhinney [2011]

After his A levels, Josh attended the University of Leeds and gained a BSc in Medical Sciences. He then joined Schuco International (London) Ltd. Schuco is a company specialising in skin technology apparatus. Josh’s first appointment at Schuco was as a Customer Specialist but he soon moved on at Schuco to became the Territory Account Manager before he took up his current post as National Sales Manager, based in Watford.

Mayank Karbal 2010

Mayank Karbal [2010]: in the money business.

After leaving us in 2010, Mayank studied Accountancy & Finance and gained a 1st class Batchelors degree from the University of Leeds. After internships with Aberdeen Asset Management and  DeLoitte,  Mayank became an Associate Relationship Manage before taking up his current post as Assistant Manager at Lloyds Banking Group in Edinburgh.

Lauren Welch 2012

Lauren Welch [2007]

After gaining a BA in English & French from the University of Leeds, Lauren went into the publishing business as an administrator. Working at Pan Books, Conde Nast, Bookseller Magazine and currently at Pan Macmillan in London. Lauren joined as a communications assistant but is now a Communication and Partnership Executive,

Katie Thornton 2012

Kate Thornton [2005]

Kate gained a BA in French & Management from the University of Leeds in 2009. She has since worked in marketing and brand management before establishing her career in accounts and account management. Kate is currently an Account Manager at Great Ormond Street  Hospital Childrens’ Charity.

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Saad Mohammed [2005]

After leaving in 2005, Saad went to the University of Leeds where he gained a BSc(hons) in Sports Science & Physiology. From there he gained an MA in Sports Business Management from Coventry University. He is now a Project Coordinator for Sport4Life in the Midlands.

Alex Trott 2012

Alex Trott [2007]

Alex studied Dentistry at the University of Leeds gaining his BChD with distinction in 2012. He has been a practising dentist in Manchester for the last year before returning to specialise in hospital.