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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 Moneeka Thakur Alumni profile - Moneeka Thakur
11 November 2020

(English BA, 2019)

I feel like even in the discussion of diversity and inclusion, Muslim representation tends to be on the outskirts, which is a problem. What do you do when you’re on the periphery of the periphery? By engaging with texts from the Muslim community, Muslim writers are able to take control of their own narrative which readers are then able to explore.

Mehdi Azmayesh headshot Alumni Profile - Mehdi Azmayesh
30 September 2021

(Politics BA, 2016)

I look back on my experience at Queen Mary as one of the fondest periods of my life to date. I made friendships that will last a lifetime, I’ve overcome challenges that have made me a stronger person, grappled with maturing and having to make difficult decisions, and, of course, enjoyed the process of studying and obtaining my degree. 


Alumni profile - Yiling Yu
16 November 2021

(Wealth Management MSc, 2019)

I started my very first entrepreneurship project in 2015, when I was a sophomore in college. It didn’t work out for the long term but I was able to gain a lot of insights into the business world.



Headshot of alumna Ruth Mensah Alumni profile - Ruth Mensah
28 November 2019

(Business Management BSc, 2019)

I wanted to experience working within the Higher Education sector and as I had such a positive experience whilst studying at Queen Mary, I thought it would be a great next step to enhance my career development by working within the Careers and Enterprise department in the programme team!

Headshot of alumnus Dr Nick Prior. Alumni profile - Dr Nick Prior
2 March 2022

(Medicine MBBS, 2017)

I’m no stranger to battling mental illness myself, and one of the big reasons for creating Minderful is that I don’t want others to go through some of the experiences that I’ve had.


Headshot of alumna Fizza Ali Alumni profile - Fizza Ali
26 March 2020

(Commercial and Corporate Law LLM, 2019)

I am currently working as a corporate legal trainee lawyer for commercial and transactional practice in one of the biggest and renowned law firms in Pakistan. In the nearby future, I look forward to playing an active role in enhancing the quality and standard of legal practice in Pakistan!

Shabiha Islam headshot Student Story: Shabiha Islam
2 December 2020

Shabiha is a Law student studying at Queen Mary University of London. She is the eldest of three siblings and the first in her family to go to university.

Shabiha Islam, Queen Mary University of London Annual Fund Scholarship

Headshot of alumnus Aqeel Rafiq Alumni profile - Aqeel Rafiq
4 February 2022

(Computer Science with Industrial Experience BSc, 2015)

Being an intern at eBay during my third year set me up perfectly for working life and taught me a lot about discipline. I have always been passionate about working in big companies that promote good culture, hence why I love working at eBay.


Alumnus Alex Berill proposing to alumna Jade Harvey Qupid Love Story - Jade Harvey and Alex Berrill
10 February 2020

In her own words, alumna Jade Harvey narrates the love story of herself and her fiancé and soon to be husband, Alex Berrill. The happy couple are due to get married July 25, 2020 at a remote mountain lodge in BC, Canada where they now live.

Saurabh Kumar, who studied at Queen Mary University of London Alumni profile - Saurabh Kumar
14 August 2023

(Tax Law MSc, 2008)

At Queen Mary University of London we are very proud to recognise the amazing achievements of our South Asian students, alumni, staff, donors and partners. To celebrate South Asian Heritage Month we reached out to some of our amazing alumni.

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