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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.

Headshot of alumnus, Alistair Hatch Alumni profile - Alistair Hatch
4 May 2021

(History BA, 2002)

I look back on my time at Queen Mary very fondly. It opened my eyes to everything I wanted from an experience away from home comforts and taught me the values of being respectful, reflective, and understanding of those around me. It really did shape who I have become today.

 

Headshot of alumna Corinna Boldini Alumni profile - Corinna Bordoli
25 April 2020

(Drama BA, 2017)

As CEO of your own company you learn every day. This is certainly the most rewarding part of being an entrepreneur... Another rewarding aspect is that of building long lasting and like-minded connections and partnerships. I see creativity as a social phenomenon where other people's ideas, especially when different, enrich you and help you create. 

Headshot of alumna Zoe Rutland Alumni profile - Zoë Rutland
25 October 2019

(English BA, 2016)

So much goes into the planning and laying out of a book that seeing it all come together beyond what you expected makes agonizing over the tiny details worth it ... the first book I worked on was advertised on the underground for a Christmas campaign and it was a really cool feeling to see it on my commute!

Headshot of alumnus Vidura Fonseka Alumni profile - Vidura
10 May 2021

(Aerospace Engineering MEng, 2012)

I was part way into my third year and heading towards a failure when the University agreed to give me a year out so that I could prioritise my mental health. Mental health affects us all, therefore it’s something we all need to address openly in society. Acceptance is the first step in normalising admitting that we need help.

 

Krishan Patel Graduation photo Alumni profile - Krishan Patel
5 May 2021

(Medicine, MBBS, 2019)

Dr Krishan Patel qualified in Medicine in 2019 and is currently works as an F2 Doctor. Krishan shared with us his experience working as a Student Explainer during his time at Barts and The London and how that has helped his career now. 

 

Headshot of alumna, Charlotte Watson Alumni profile - Charlotte Watson
11 May 2021

(Politics BA, 2016)

I think it’s really important to acknowledge that it will have been exceedingly hard for most people to maintain good mental health for the duration of the last year, and that struggling is a normal response to a set of circumstances which can be massively challenging and have been, for some people, traumatic.

 

 

 

Headshot of alumna, Lara Conboy Alumni profile - Lara Conboy
12 May 2021

(French and German BA, 2019)

There is a huge demand for language graduates. Not only are they able to show off their linguistic abilities, but they have also developed unique interdisciplinary skills, ranging from communication and project management, through to creative thinking and a high level of writing.

 

Headshot of alumnus, Andrew Hyams Alumni profile - Andrew Hyams
20 April 2021

(History of Political Thought and Intellectual History MA, 2013)

I love helping charities and non-profits raise money, recruit new supporters or hone their messages. I get a real sense that by supporting them it can transform the impact for people who are less fortunate than me.

 

Headshot of alumnus, Daniel Robson Alumni profile - Daniel Robson
22 April 2021

(Film Studies BA, 2012)

My experience at Queen Mary gave me the first-hand experience that I draw upon every day in my job. I have lived so many of the experiences that our students are and can advise them from a genuine place. It gave me connections which have been a source of support ever since.

 

 

Headshot of alumna, Maisie Hall Alumni profile - Maisie Hall
13 May 2021

(English BA, 2018)

Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses and are often misunderstood and misrepresented in society and the media. I really wanted to be part of a charity that was dedicated to helping everyone regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity or background. 

 

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