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I didn't think I would enjoy my degree as much as I have done, you can choose where you're going in a way that you can't at school. At school you are following a track and working towards leaving, whereas here you're working towards the rest of your life.
Helen Pritchard-Smith, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

You can expect an outstanding education at a top university in a supportive and inspiring environment when you study at Queen Mary. You will be taught by academics who are passionate about their subject, and you can enjoy life in one of the world's most exciting cities.

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Milka Horozova

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.”

Graduate profile:

Ali Mollazeinal

Ali Mollazeinal

Computer Science (MSci) – graduated 2007

Starting my own company in Iran 

Why did you choose Queen Mary?
Because of its great reputation and academic staff. Also because of its huge Informatics Teaching Laboratory which is exclusive to Computer Science students, meaning there are always computers available when students need them. On top of all this I liked the fact that Queen Mary try to involve students in the College's affairs whenever possible, and that the academic staff are very friendly and approachable.

What did you gain from your time at Queen Mary?
On top of a Masters degree which is respected in most countries, I improved my interpersonal skills and made new friends.

What are your career plans in the next five years?
I aim to grow my company to global standards.

Noor Taha

Why did you choose to study at Queen Mary?

“The dentistry course here at Barts gives you maximum clinical exposure and experience, starting in the first year. This is reinforced with lectures and assessments to make sure we understand the theory. To further cement our knowledge and develop our clinical skills, we’re sent to outreach clinics in Barkantine, in Docklands and Southend, which are brilliant; really state-of-the-art equipment and staff who make you feel like an actual dentist rather than a student.”

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