Alumni profile - David Ajibade
10 May 2023
(Biomedical Science BSc, 2021)“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all the generous alumni who have donated to support refugee and asylum seeker students. Your contributions have enabled students like me to pursue Higher Education and provided invaluable opportunities to overcome the challenges we faced during our formative years.”
Alumni remembered - Reverend Susan Bull
13 March 2023
An appreciation for Reverend Susan Helen Bull (Economics BSc (Econ), 1979).
Alumni profile - Annie Mirza
6 March 2023
Open discussions and problem solving were essential on both courses, and without the comfort of a learning environment to get involved in discussions and figure out a problem, I’d feel anxious to take the lead. But I’ve done this at university before, so in a job, it feels less daunting.
(Comparative Literature and Linguistics BA, 2013)
Alumni profile - Simon Nader
28 February 2023
To this day, when speaking to my students I use Lois Weaver’s slogan, “if they don’t get it, that’s ok”, which is an absolute cornerstone of the way I approach work – and I’m very thankful for that.
(English and Drama BA, 2000)
Alumni profile - Alex Barrow
24 February 2023
My studies and career path have enabled me to grapple with issues concerning both nuclear weapons and peaceful nuclear technologies, and experience first-hand how global debates around proliferation, security, climate change and future technologies are all wrapped up together and need to be carefully navigated.
(International Relations BA, 2013)
Alumni profile - Caitlin O'Donnell
26 January 2023
This was the first time I studied literature within the context of a much larger movement that touched on all elements of society, history, religion, etc. I discovered that it’s through analyzing text that we understand the world, and therefore ourselves.
(English Studies: Writing and Society 1700-1820 MA, 2012)
Alumni profile - Moj Taylor
13 December 2019
The main transferable skill I took away from my University experience was emotional intelligence: understanding and interacting with diversity of culture, religion, gender and creative ideas – not everyone is going to agree with you and that’s fine. I also liked being thrust into an environment where everything is questioned and where you were supported from day one to experiment with the person you wanted to be – personally and professionally.
Alumni Profile - Syed Anjum
19 September 2022
My degree was essential in understanding terminology and concepts relating to medicines and the effect they have within clinical settings. In pharmacology we delved deep into clinical trials and their design, which has come in handy when speaking with doctors about safety and efficacy.
(Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics BSc, 2020)
Alumni profile - Naila Barrett
12 January 2023
My writing has changed astronomically. I came to Queen Mary with a want, but not much of a way. I had no idea how to write academically, let alone critically to a university standard! I was definitely a blank canvas. The support of many fabulous lecturers is a testament to the writer and person I am now.
(English with Creative Writing BA, 2021)
Alumni profile - Ayeesha Miah
6 January 2023
I love how diverse the topic of psychology is, from learning about child development to the evolution of our ancestors to the way the mind works. Every lecture was fascinating and there was always an abundance of knowledge to learn.
(Psychology BSc, 2019)