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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 alumna Dr Daminda Attanayake Alumni profile - Dr Daminda Attanayake
28 August 2020

(Sports and Exercise Medicine - Medic MSc, 2013)

I have been the Team Physician to National Hockey and Netball teams and the Contingent Doctor for the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Australia. I am currently working as the Chief Medical Officer to the Sri Lanka Cricket team and as the medical representative to the International Cricket Council from Sri Lanka.

Headshot of alumnus Dr Raja Awais Ali Alumni profile - Dr Raja Awais Ali
4 September 2020

(Dental Materials BEng, 2013)

My story is being rejected twice and then doing another degree and then finally getting in to study Dentistry. However, I then had to raise £36,000 to make my dream a reality... my story is testimony to anyone who has a vision or a goal – you can achieve it, you just have to put your mind to it and put yourself out there.

Headshot of alumnus Cameron Storey Alumni profile - Cameron Storey
14 September 2020

(Economics and Politics BSc, 2020)

As part of Welcome Week 2020, we caught up with alumnus and newly elected Students' Union VP Humanities & Social Sciences, Cameron Storey (Economics and Politics BSc, 2020): "I think what I really hope to achieve this year is to really make the most of the fact that my role is entirely new. I have the opportunity to determine how the role will look for years to come and I really hope I can set the bar for the role going forward."

Headshot of alumna Tiana Dinard-Samuel Alumni profile - Tiana Dinard-Samuel
14 September 2020

(Film Studies BA, 2020)

As part of Welcome Week 2020, we caught up with alumna and newly elected Students' Union VP Communities, Tiana Dinard-Samuel (Film Studies and Hispanic Studies BA, 2020): "In this role I get to look out for the welfare of all of our communities and liberation groups such as BAME students, LGBT+ students, women students and international students and I’m so glad we have a role now dedicated to supporting them."

Headshot of alumnus Julian Robinson Alumni profile - Julian Robinson
12 September 2020

(Geography BA, 1984)

Most of the newer buildings on campus were completed whilst I was here either as Project Manager or Project Director... My first project was the Student Residences by the canal and the last thing was the big Student Village and the Medical College in Whitechapel. I am very proud of most of the projects I was involved with. The buildings I commissioned and oversaw were really quite significant and they won awards, thus lifting the whole kudos of Queen Mary.

Headshot of alumnus Konstantinos Bozas Alumni profile - Konstantinos Bozas
15 September 2020

(Electronic Engineering PhD, 2014)

I have now been working at Amazon for eight months... I am helping sellers actively find deficiencies in their products and then helping them to re-advertise their products in our marketplace... employees of Amazon are constantly encouraged to explore different opportunities within the company. Seeing as Amazon is so big, there is the option to move between different departments and job roles.

Headshot of alumnus Paul Clements Alumni profile - Paul Clements
19 September 2020

(English BA, 1995)

To be in the newsroom at the time an era-defining story breaks is exhilarating; I was there for the credit crunch, the expenses scandal... I was even thinking about putting my coat on and going home for the night when, in January, Harry and Meghan announced they were quitting the royal family (we pretty much tore up the next day's newspaper on the spot). 

Headshot of alumna Aniththa Ragunathan Alumni profile - Aniththa Ragunathan
8 July 2020

(Business Management BSc, 2019)

Amazon is full of opportunity - it is a great place to work and to learn something new every day. I have always used Amazon to purchase products but I never knew how it felt to actually be part of Amazon. After joining Amazon, I realised that there is a much bigger picture that shaped the way Amazon is now. From FC associates working hard to make customers happy to us recruiting great talents to work for Amazon - we are all working as part of a team and I love it.

Headshot of alumna Claire Meadows Alumni profile - Claire Meadows
25 September 2020

(European Studies BA, 1990)

My career path began quite logically but has taken a few plot twists in recent years!... After over twenty-seven years in teaching, the time came to take a career break, so I fulfilled a lifelong ambition and became a full-time martial arts instructor.

Headshot of alumnus Abdullah Alharoun Alumni profile - Abdullah Alharoun
28 September 2020

(Law LLB, 2014)

I realised that going back home and giving back to my community by applying my multidisciplinary education and international exposure, would be the more meaningful career choice. At that time in Kuwait a new slate of legislative reforms were taking place including the laws regulating competition, securities, direct investment as well as new companies’ law. 

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