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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.

Queen Mary Staff at the Annual Fund Bake Sale A Gift For The Future
22 January 2020

We would like to thank everyone for showing their support for our A Gift ForThe Future campaign. From buying mouth-watering, home-baked goodies to spinning the wheel at Winter Graduation, staff and students have successfully raised £283 for the Annual Fund - thank you! 

Headshot of alumna Hayley McCloskey Alumni profile - Hayley McCloskey
19 August 2022

(Mathematics BSc, 2019)

I love working in the Tech industry. I have had so many amazing opportunities. I love that you do not need to be technical to work in the industry either. I love being able to do both: be somewhat technical but also client facing. 


Headshot of Principal and President Colin Bailey End of year message from Queen Mary's President and Principal to all alumni
4 December 2020

With the end of 2020 in sight, Professor Colin Bailey CBE, President and Principal of Queen Mary University of London, shares some of the positive things that happened during this challenging year at our University and among our alumni community. Watch Colin's video to alumni.

Headshot of alumnus Andrew Popperwell Andrew Popperwell – Alumni Profile
10 June 2022

(Physics BSc, 1974)

For World Refugee Day, we conducted a special interview with alumnus Andrew Popperwell (Physics BSc, 1974), whose late mother Beate Popperwell (nee Wiznitzer, 1924-2001), fled Vienna as a refugee and arrived in London at the very end of 1938. 

Read her story. Remember her story. Share her story. 

Headshot of alumna Dr Lochana Nanayakkara Alumni profile - Dr Lochana Nanayakkara
5 February 2020

(Dentistry BDS, 1992)

After completing specialty training, I came back to Barts as a Consultant and I have been here for the last sixteen years. I know every single person in this building really well and they know me, so being President of our dental alumni felt like it would be such an honour. It is also the first time we have had a Director of Dental Education for BartsHealth, so this is an exciting opportunity for me to raise the profile of the amazing education that goes on in the Dental Hospital.

Westfield College financier, Ann Dudin Brown Women's History Month - alumnae philanthropists
27 March 2021

Today's Women's History Month post shines a spotlight on two alumnae donors: Dr Beatrice Worthing (French BA, 1936; PhD, 1950) and Miss Sally Sainsbury (History BA, 1962). 


Photo of alumna, Vasylisa Bondarenko. She is sat at a table in front of a laptop with her chin resting on her hand. Alumni profile - Vasylisa Bondarenko
11 April 2022

(Public Policy MSc, 2021)

When I came to London, I had to do many things: write my dissertation, finish university, find a job, assimilate into society and into the culture. I have successfully accomplished all of those and have become stronger in the process, and this is what I am proud of.


Headshot of alumnus Harry Walmsley Alumni profile - Harry Walmsley
26 March 2021

(Medicine MBBS, 1978)

I was a senior registrar at Kings College Hospital on a year’s rotation to Brighton when I had a major crash on the A23 colliding with a lamppost. I spent 3 weeks on ICU and 5 months in hospital and had my right leg amputated above the knee, major reconstruction of my left knee and 92 units of blood during my time in hospital. My wife was told that I had a 50:50 chance of surviving. 

Headshot of alumna Maria Carmona Alumni profile - Maria Carmona
27 September 2021

(Astrophysics BSc, 2017)

My role is a great opportunity for me to build a positive culture around innovative projects and sustainable solutions in the fight against climate change.


Headshot of alumna Parveen Kumar Women's History Month - Professor Dame Parveen Kumar DBE
26 March 2021

The eighth pioneer of our Women’s History Month campaign is Professor Dame Parveen Kumar DBE, BSc, MD, DM, DSc, DEd, FRCP, FRCPE, FRCPI, FRCPG, FRCPath, FIMA, FICG (Medicine MBBS, 1966), Emerita Professor of Medicine and Education at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. 

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