Your time at university is a great opportunity to meet people and develop your interests. What's more, you have a world-class city to explore.
You can expect an outstanding education at a top university in a supportive and inspiring environment when you study at Queen Mary.
Why did you choose to study at Queen Mary?
“I’m from Bulgaria and chose Queen Mary because of its good academic reputation, central London location and nice campus. My English teacher recommended it and friends who studied here were positive.
How did you find your academic and social experience at QMUL?
Now I’m here the best things about Queen Mary are the lecturers and the facilities. The teachers are supportive and inspiring, and the equipment, especially in the Centre for Digital Music, is just amazing. The most interesting thing I’ve done so far has been to create a visualisation of the Solar System.
The leisure facilities are quite good: you have everything you need on your doorstep. Green Park near Regent's canal, which is my favourite place, is right next to the campus. I live on campus and I spend most of my time here. I often go with friends to the campus restaurants, or if we have more time we go to the music room and play the pianos there. I am part of the Music Society and I often go to the Friday Jams where people get together to play for fun. It is a good way to meet fellow music-lovers and make friends, as well as to develop your musical skills. One of my favourite memories of my time at Queen Mary was 'The Variety Night' at the People's Palace - an amazing evening full of science, art and fun.”
George Hawche, MSc in Molecular Pathology and Genomics
Why did you choose Queen Mary for your postgraduate study?
“I completed my BSc in Biology at Queen Mary and felt that it would be an excellent place to further my studies.
I’m sure that an MSc in Molecular Pathology and Genomics from a world-renowned institution for Cancer Research will be of great benefit to my future career. I aim to contribute to providing the highest level of patient care whether that be as a Doctor or working in a lab to try to find a cure for cancer. I believe that the skills and knowledge I have learnt whilst at Queen Mary will stand me in good stead for one day working with Health Professionals of the highest calibre.
How was your academic and social experience at QMUL?
The new MSc teaching suite has excellent facilities both in the lab and computing rooms. The teaching staff is of a high calibre and a good mix of both clinicians and scientists, many of whom are leading figures in their field. The student-staff relationship is very good and feedback is actively encouraged, providing an excellent study environment. The programme is highly innovative and dynamic, partly due to the strong links between the lab and the clinic and partly due to the enthusiasm of the staff and the other students.
I am an active member of the football team and I enjoy going to all the social events organised by the Student’s Association. Extra-curricular activities offer students a chance to develop new interests as well as meeting new people, keeping active and most importantly of all, having a good time! There are over 40 clubs and societies, so whatever your interests, you are bound to find something that interests you.”
MSc Digital Signal Processing BEng Electronic Engineering – graduated 2004
I am working as a Signal Design Engineer for Metronet Rail Ltd.
Why did you choose Queen Mary?
Many of the lecturers are at the forefront of research, and the Department is involved in cutting-edge technological advancement.
What did you gain from your time at Queen Mary?
I gained new skills – approaching problems methodically and analysing the situation, and managing my time and efforts efficiently.
What are your career plans in the next five years?
I plan to stay with my current employer for the foreseeable future. Also the company has a very structured process and scheme to enable me to gain Chartered Engineer status.
Salary bracket: £25-35,000
Why did you choose to study at Queen Mary?
“Queen Mary was always the obvious choice for me. Not only is the School of Law well regarded by employers but its location in London is ideal for finding potential internships.
“As a School of Law Bursary winner, I was without the constant financial worry I had initially expected and consequently, I was able to fully commit to my studies. For example, I competed in the George Hinde Moot Competition which enabled me to showcase my advocacy skills to a practicing judge at Snaresbrook Crown Court. Experiences like this are invaluable.
How did you find your academic experience at QMUL?
“Attending lectures led by academics at the forefront of their respective areas of expertise is not to be underestimated. Law demands individual hard work but it is reassuring to know that the teaching staff will be on hand to help answer questions one may have, whether that be via email or through their weekly office hours. The contact time Queen Mary professors offer to students is undoubtedly one of the School’s strengths and enhances your learning experience.”