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Amazing & Inspirational Alumni talks at LUU!



As many of you may be aware, 2014 has been the year of Leeds University Union’s 75th Anniversary. To mark this milestone LUU has largely focussed on re-engaging our fantastic alumni in the amazing work our clubs, societies and students get involved in at Leeds!

If you love to hear inspiring speeches that will motivate you in your university experience to achieve your ultimate best; what better way than to attend some of the brilliant talks from some of LUU’s incredible alumni over the next couple of weeks?!

These speakers come from a range of careers from BBC Television and Radio presenters and DJs to foreign policy conflict analysts to a consultant of the World Health Organisation specialising in neurological science! They’ll be brilliant ways to get some tips on achieving your career ambitions

Best of all – most of these talks are FREE – so what are you waiting for – sign up!

So who are they?!


Gilberto Algar-Faria

Research Associate at the Foreign Policy Centre

14.10.14: 12pm- 1pm

Having just returned from researching in Kosovo and Sri Lanka, Gilberto is a research associate at the Foreign Policy Centre and has consulted for peacebuilding NGO’s especially in cases of strategic conflict analysis and conflict mapping. In his talk Gilberto will identify and explore the challenges to key individuals who contribute to media commentary, public and private research, briefings and ultimately policy on foreign conflict. He will also give advice on how to get involved in this line of work.


Liz Kershaw

BBC Radio DJ

16.10.14: 7pm – 8pm>

Liz is currently a DJ for BBC Radio 6. Formerly a BBC Radio 1 DJ, she is the 3rd longest serving female radio DJ in the UK celebrating 25 years on national BBC radio in 2012.Liz will talk about how being a student at LUU gave her unique experiences and opportunities that shape her life.


Naga Munchetty

BBC News Presenter

17.10.14: 12pm – 1pm

Chance to have a Question & Answer session with English literature and Languate Grad, Naga Munchetty who is now a BBC TV News Presenter!


Mary Baker

Consultant to the World Health Organisation

 23.10.14: 1pm – 2pm

Mary will talk about the incredible experiences she’s had since studying at Leeds and how they’ve shaped her path to being an incredibly influential neuroscientist, consulting to the World health Organisation and acting as the immediate past President of the European Brain Council.



Andy Kershaw

DJ & Broadcaster

8.11.14: 7pm – 11pm

Andy Kershaw will be putting on his show, ‘The Adventures of Andy Kershaw’ in the Refectory. The event recalls Andy’s life experiences on the front lines of the music scene and in some of the world’s most adventurous places!



Hope to see lots of you there!

Speak soon,



Activities Officer

Leeds University Union

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Tel: 0113 3801 246

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John Oliver
9:23am on 20 Feb 15 Seriously these are amazing to listen and enjoy.
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