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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.

William and Pamela Boulton on their wedding day A letter from alumnus Mr William Boulton (History, French and Latin BA, 1952)
11 November 2021

We recently received a letter from Mr William Boulton (History, French and Latin BA, 1952) which although sadly informed us of his wife’s passing, also included details of their life together and their affiliation with Queen Mary College (as Queen Mary was formerly known). We couldn't resist sharing their beautiful love story. 

Headshot of alumna, Katie Momber Alumni profile - Katie Momber
6 April 2021

(Geography BA(Hons), 2016)

The experience of studying in a new country was amazing, the friendships I made were particularly close, and Western Australia is breathtakingly beautiful; I don’t know that I would have had reason to go there if not for the exchange.

Man standing next to a poster which reads 'South Asian Heritage Month' South Asian Heritage Month Testimonial: Agha Hasan
19 August 2022

This South Asian Heritage Month, Agha Hasan (Sustainable Energy Systems MSc, 2018) shares his experience of moving to the UK as a 24 year old, his pride in his South Asian heritage, and the beauty he has found in embracing different cultures. 

Headshot of alumna Maansi Kaylan South Asian Heritage Month testimonial: Maansi Kalyan
11 August 2022

This South Asian Heritage Month, Maansi Kalyan (English BA, 2016; English Studies: Writing in the Modern Age MA, 2019) shares what the month means to her, why she is proud of her heritage, historical events we all need to be aware of, and how she is taking action via her Brown Girls Don't podcast.

Caroline Olabisi Student Story: Caroline Olabisi
17 May 2020

Caroline is a medical student at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is the first in her family to study medicine. Caroline was awarded the Annual Fund Hardship Bursary thanks to the generosity of our alumni, to support her in her final year of study. 

Caroline Olabisi, Annual Fund Hardship Bursary recipient 2019-20

Headshot of alumna Sultana Azmi Alumni profile - Sultana Azmi
11 November 2021

(Accounting and Management BSc, 2020)

It might make people uncomfortable to discuss Islamophobia and its existence in society, but it is something that we cannot and should not ignore anymore. 

Headshot of alumnus Dr Imran Farooq Alumni profile - Dr Imran Farooq
6 November 2020

(Oral Biology MSc, 2011)

When I left Barts I had no research publications, but after nine years, I have published more than sixty research papers (with 30+ total impact factor) and book chapters that have acquired over six hundred citations... I was also the recipient of the IAU, College of Dentistry’s competitive “Best Researcher Award” in 2017.

Headshot of alumnus Dr Ernest Odhiambo Alumni profile - Dr Ernest Odhiambo
25 May 2020

(Mechanical Engineering PhD, 2003)

The pandemic has also spurred innovation in me. As I write this, I am in the middle of preparing for a presentation of a Ventilator which we have designed and made from scratch using local materials together with a team of 7 colleagues from the departments of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the University of Nairobi.

Headshot of alumna, Costanza Casati Alumni profile - Costanza Casati
26 March 2021

(English and Film studies BA, 2017)

Characters are what matters the most when you’re writing a book. If you don’t understand your characters deeply, feel and care for them, then no one else will.

Headshot of alumna, Jawying Honey Lyster Pride Alumni profile - Jawying Honey Lyster
14 June 2022

(Comparative Literature BA, 2014)

I hope to facilitate dialogue between civil society, governments, policymakers, human rights advocates, and activists, to promote justice for LGBTI persons who are often excluded from their wider communities and legal systems. In doing so, I hope that we can broaden the diversity of voices in policy debates by strengthening LGBTI civil society organisations and bringing the voices of marginalized groups to the forefront. 


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