What our alumni say

  • Dr. Harshavardhan Ashok Kale

    Dr. Harshavardhan Ashok Kale

    Public Health Consultant, Clinician and Social Reformer. Graduated MSc in Public Health 2013 and member of Mumbai Alumni Chapter.

    “I chose my course as I was intrigued by the modules and believed they would help me gain sufficient knowledge and skills to perform well in the public health sector.Working on frailty in the UK has made me a frailty prevention public health consultant rarely available in India, where I have developed policies for NGOs. I would recommend Brookes to students who wish to pursue MSc in Public Health. The course is fantastic and the lecturers are good.As Oxford is a mix of various populations, I never felt a ‘foreigner’. The culture is fantastic and the people are warm and welcoming."

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    Ranbir Singh

    Executive in the Overseas Network Department at Continental Carriers Pvt Ltd in New Delhi. Graduated MSc International Trade and Logistics 2015 and member of the Delhi Alumni Chapter.

    “I was taught by experienced faculty from the industry which helped us relate theory with practical knowledge. We were given free membership of the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics (CILT) and had 2 guest lectures from the CILT which were fantastic; the theory was well connected to real business scenarios. My course enabled me to learn the know-how of operations in business and apply it in an important logistics firm. It equipped me with adequate knowledge and the requisite skills to handle the tasks of International Trade,Transportation, Warehousing and Logistics. Brookes has a great atmosphere of friendly people and new infrastructure coming up will provide excellent services to the students which they require in a university life.”

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    Nupur Mungekar

    Physiotherapist and Quality Officer, Kohinoor Hospital, Mumbai. Graduated MSc in Rehabilitation 2014 and member of the Mumbai Alumni Chapter.

    "My course helped me prepare for employment as it gave me an overall outlook about rehabilitation that has helped me to use the principles of team-work and comprehensive rehabilitation in a better way. Plus, meeting people from varied backgrounds and countrieshas made me more confident. I would recommend Oxford Brookes to other international students because it is a brilliant university. The location and the modules are very easy to grasp and the professors and staff are very helpful. Oxford is stunning with wonderful architecture. It is very student friendly."

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    Vincent Singh Paramananda

    Technical Officer in Physiotherapy, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. Graduated MSc in Cancer Care 2012 and member of the Mumbai Alumni Chapter.

    "The best thing about my course was it enabled me to see the patient’s perspective towards cancer care. I found Brookes’ teaching differed from my past experiences: It was always interactive, a two-way process. If teachers introduced a concept they used to encourage us to share our perspectives on it. It cultivated in us critical thinking rather than blindly accepting what is written or said, and different modules introduced different methods of teaching and evaluation such as presentations and workshops. I highly recommend Oxford Brookes to other international students because of high quality of teaching, best student support and ease of university life.”

    Saima Iqbal

    Saima Iqbal

    Young Indian Leader 2011 and Lead Architect at INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage), Jannu and Kashmir.  Graduated MSc Historic Conservation 2008.

    "In 2007 upon realising that conservation was a specialised field, I applied and won a scholarship onto the Brookes master’s. During that time I worked with Oxford City Council and was impressed by the ease with which restoration and modernity had combined to convert a thousand-year-old prison into a modern hotel. My work there opened my mind up to contemporary approach to conservation. Oxford Brookes is the university which has contributed most to my professional growth."

    Anuj Nayyar

    Anuj Nayyar

    Entrepreneur running a successful chain of furniture businesses and restaurantsGraduated BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Management 2007

    "Oxford city has an environment which greatly motivates the student to further the quality of their life not only by great education, but great experience and knowledge one attains by mingling with students from different cultures. More importantly the city is student-friendly in every possible way. In my opinion Oxford Brookes is one of the best places in world to undertake a course for Hospitality industry. Join the course, if one wishes to attain knowledge in the latest studies and research being undertaken in the field. The faculty is basically the who’s who of literary field in hospitality industry.”

    Kunal Jain

    Kunal Jain

    Director, Roop Polymars producing rubber for companies including Honda. Graduated BA (Hons) Business and Management 2006

    "I chose Oxford Brookes for 2 reasons: The university’s reputation for business courses and the opportunity to study in a student city like Oxford.  I wanted to equip myself with experience and knowledge that could help fulfil my business ambitions and I found this course to be a perfect fit for my requirements. Settling in to the university was as easy and smooth as anything. As an international student the university provided all the necessary means to enable me to learn and develop myself as a confident individual. The best part of the course was its practical and interactive teaching methodology. The course content was customized for individual requirements, enabling me to choose the right modules for my career goals. It equipped me with all the right tools to kick start my career in the way I had always wanted."

    Hitesh Bansal

    Hitesh Bansal

    India, Entrepreneur: Director and Owner of Crosslinkz Informatics Pvt Ltd and Operations Director of Classic Group of Hotels.Graduated MSc Business and Enterprises 2006

    "I chose to study at Oxford Brookes because of the Business School ranking, the location and quality of the experience. I always wanted to be an entrepreneur and hence picked the course that would help me learn the trade. he course helped me immensely, as a result of which I am not only looking after my family business but have also started my own business-processing company. We are primarily working with UK and US based companies helping them in their data management services. We are also working with Top 10 UK companies providing them with bespoke solutions for their data and voice services needs. If you’re looking for a balanced college life in terms of academics as well as your dream college life, Oxford Brookes is where you need to be! I have always believed quality of academics has to be backed up by the right experience and where you live. The city of Oxford and Oxford Brookes’ campus has it all!"

    Harmeet Chugh

    Harmeet Chugh

    Young Indian Leader 2011 and Lead Architect at INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage), Jannu and Kashmir.  Graduated MSc Historic Conservation 2008.

    "I chose Oxford Brookes as it is a great university and I wanted to extend my horizons and get international exposure to Hotel management. It was ranked in top 3 Hotel universities in UK that time and the course options were great. Also Oxford is a great place to live. The best things about the course were meeting people from different countries and sharing experiences with them, and the course content, of course! The teaching was relaxed, informed, up-to-date, and focused on real hospitality issues and trends, and I enjoyed the one-to-one sessions with course tutors. I also took a work placement at Swindon Marriott Hotel. I’d recommend Oxford Brookes to other students from India as it’s a great university and gives a great opportunity to travel and learn. I have been working for Marriott hotels for the past 11 years, and I’m currently based at Heathrow Windsor Marriott as Director of Operations. My course prepared me for my current job by improving my understanding of Hotels in the European market."

    Kingshuk Datta

    Kingshuk Datta

    Co-Founder and Head of SHIDA Architecture, New Dehli. Graduated MArch in Advanced Architectural Design 2010

    “The people, the course manifesto, and of course the faculty made Brookes the most intense phase of my life. I would never cease to love the studio and its resources, I am sure it's one of the best any UK school has to offer. In such a huge congregation of youthful minds with such diverse outlooks on life, all engaged in pursuit of a certain thing, one cannot stay untouched by this brainstorm. Architecture can change the world. One space at a time."