Alice Holmes

Old Bedalian 2008

Have you undertaken any kind of further study since leaving Bedales and have you gained any further qualifications?

I went to the University of Leeds to read Theology and Religious Studies and gained a 2:1 BA (Hons).

What kind of work are you currently involved in and how and why did you come to be doing it?

I currently work in Event Production at a company called The Pulse Group. Previous to this, I was in the charity sector working in corporate fundraising for a charity called St Giles Trust. I was based at an investment bank and managed the partnership between St Giles Trust and the bank. In two years I raised over £550k for the charity through employee engagement initiatives. 

Did attending Bedales help you in getting to where you are now and how satisfied are you with what you are doing?

Bedales had a huge influence on where I am today – it taught me to work independently, a hugely useful skill while at University and being part of committees and events, assisted with me getting work experience and internships after university and during holidays. 

Have you been involved in any other interesting activities or occupations since leaving school?

I have taken up Ballet again and just passed my Grade 2!! Also, a number of volunteering positions at University. 

(August 2016)