Student Stories

DMU Global trip with Colourintech “changed the trajectory” of my career

A former Psychology student who participated in a DMU Global trip in partnership with Colourintech to San Francisco in 2018 at De Montfort University (DMU) now supports and mentors’ other graduates through her business venture B-DigitalUK.

Decolonising DMU scheme allowed me to “see myself less as a student and more as a prospective employee.”

Gabriella Otim-Oyet worked as a paid student frontrunner for the Freedom to Achieve project, the precursor to Decolonising DMU, in 2018-2019 alongside completing her final year of studies and has recently taken up a role on the NHS Graduate Management Trainee programme. 

“I pitch stories about ethnic minority communities to the media, if I don’t then someone else will.” 

Ramla Dirie has recently begun working as a researcher for 72 Films in London and hopes to use her roles within the media industry to improve the depiction of diversity on TV in the UK. 

“Black History is part of British History” – DMU grad diversifies school’s curriculum

Creating a curriculum that makes Black, Asian and minority ethnic students feel seen is the driving force behind Emily Folorunsho’s role as head of history at London’s Barking Abbey School.

11 February 2021

DMU Graduate Scoops Production Manager Role at London’s Beat Radio 106.3

Emmanuel Adeyemo went to Beat 106.3 hoping to get hired as a presenter, but the station were so impressed by his skills that they bypassed their normal intern route and offered him a broadcast assistant role which evolved into production manager two months later. 

28 January 2021