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Montage of alumni voices on our blog. Featured are the Singing Dentist, aka Dr Milad Shadrooh, Dilani Selvanathan, Siti Kasim and Matt Kay.

Our graduates have gone on to do a variety of interesting and exciting things throughout their careers and beyond.

Our blog shines a spotlight on the voices of our alumni and friends and on the transformative effect gifts of time and donations from alumni have had on our students and the wider University.

London Auxiliary Fire Service on Queen Mary College’s campus during World War 2 #TogethernessThursdays: WW2
6 May 2020

This #TogethernessThursday we thought we’d remind you of how the University community has worked together in the past and continued to function even in extraordinary circumstances.

Nayomi graduation picture Alumni Donor profile - Nayomi Kasthuriarachchi
24 March 2021

(Statistics, Computing, Operational Research and Mathematics with Management Studies Bsc, 2001)

Nayomi Kasthuriarachchi graduated with a degree in Statistics, Computing, Operational Research and Mathematics with Management Studies from Queen Mary University of London in 2001. She is now self-employed and works part-time as a Financial Consultant. She told us about her time at Queen Mary and why she decided to support students during the Pandemic.

Headshot of alumnus Majeed Lashari Alumni profile - Majeed Lashari
7 July 2021

(Public International Law LLM, 2017)

Studying on a Chevening Scholarship at Queen Mary was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Being chosen as Queen Mary’s Chevening Chapter leader is an honour. Personally, it has already helped me relive many precious moments from one of the best years of my life.


Headshot of alumnus Jorge Da Cruz Alumni profile - Jorge Figueiredo Da Cruz
7 January 2020

(Economics and Politics BSc, 2017)

In the context of moving abroad to work in Thailand, I believe Queen Mary prepared me to work in an unfamiliar environment with different people from different backgrounds. Due to its highly multicultural nature, Queen Mary taught me to embrace differences and to use them productively and efficiently at work. For example, I have led regional projects in Asia with teams from different countries and consolidated each team’s perspective on a particular issue.

Headshot of alumnus, Tomiwa Owolade Alumni profile - Tomiwa Owolade
18 October 2021

(English BA, 2018)

[My book] is a critique of a tendency to conflate the experiences and cultures of the black British population with the black American population. Obviously, there are instances when comparisons are valid, but the assumption, which I found pervasive after the Black Lives Matter protests last year, that we can analyse black Britain through an American lens, is reductive.


Headshot of alumnus Tony Lock Alumni profile - Tony Lock
29 April 2022

(Applied Mathematics BSc, 1981)

Mathematics underlies so much of the universe, society and everyday life but it is often hidden or some people are afraid of it. 


Weronika Martyna headshot Student Story: Weronika Martyna
25 August 2020

"My name is Weronika and I’m a second-year Dentistry student at Barts and The London. I’m so pleased to be awarded the Scholarship for Excellence this year funded by our generous alumni. Thank you for your support!"

Headshot of alumna, Teni Gogo. She is wearing a white vest top and is smiling. Alumni profile - Teni Gogo
21 October 2022

(History BA, 2017)

This Black History Month, History Teacher at Ark Pioneer Academy, Teni Gogo, has shared how studying aspects of Black History during her degree at Queen Mary uncovered a passion for History that she has taken with her into her teaching career, and how her work enables her to continue discovering and passing on the wonders that History can offer.


Alumni profile - Ethan Fraenkel
12 April 2022

(Law and Politics BA, 2019)

Ethan is an entrepreneur who launched ProGrad with fellow Queen Mary alumnus Marco Logiudice (Economics, Finance and Management BSc, 2019) in 2021. Their aim is to make credit accessible and easy to understand for young people and students.


Headshot of alumna Efe Uwadiae Alumni profile - Efe Uwadiae
22 October 2020

(Law and Politics LLB, 2019)

I would like people to know more about Marianne Jean-Baptiste, who was the first black British actress to be nominated for an Academy Award. Bearing in mind the Oscars have been around for nearly one hundred years, the first Black British woman wasn’t nominated until 24 years ago, and that’s a very important disparity. This is because British people often conflate African-American and Black-British struggles, however when it comes to the arts we have to note the significant disparities between the two groups’ successes. 

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