Meet our alumni

Ocean science graduate Zoe Waring dives for data in the depths of Antarctica

"It’s very hard to describe what it is like to live in Antarctica year round, as there is nothing quite like it."

Since graduating, Zoe Waring's role is now as a Marine Assistant at the Rothera research station in Antarctica, where she has had to live and work with the contrasts of this extreme environment.

Zoe's diverse job has seen her dive through sea ice to collect data to help the study of local species and the effects of global warming, as well as scale mountains, and live through the plunging temperatures and even total darkness that winter brings.

Discover more about Zoe's amazing story

Zoe seal spotting in the sunshine

Millie Reed – BA (Hons) Marketing graduate


"I always knew that marketing was the right course for me, and whilst studying at Plymouth I was an active member of the Entrepreneurs Society. This enabled me to meet successful entrepreneurs at events all over the country. It was through this and the business plan competitions run by the University that I realised that start-ups and tech were the areas I wanted to specialise in."

Stephen Turner – MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduate


“Placement experience in your subject area, whether that’s a gap year, work experience, a summer placement, or a year in industry, is well worth the extra time to ensure that you build up and can put together your CV and cover letter. It’s also great for practising interviews.”

Alumni portraits

The Alumni Portraits project was launched in 2014 to showcase the work of some inspiring Plymouth alumni.

Meet some of our graduates as they share their personal reflections on their time at Plymouth, and where that experience has taken them now.

Discover our alumni portraits