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Queen Mary Alumni


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.

Staff Professor Peter Kopelman Former Staff Remembered - Professor Peter Kopelman (1951-2021)
29 September 2021

Peter Kopelman had a most distinguished and varied career as a physician, educator and an international research worker in the subject of obesity. He led the governance of three medical schools and finally served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of London.

Hussain Gondal head shot Student story - Hussain Gondal
15 September 2021

Hussain Gondal is an Accounting and Finance student at Queen Mary University of London. He accepted a place to study at QMUL after obtaining A*, A* and B in his A-Levels (Economics, Philosophy and Politics). He lives in east London and is the first in his family to go to university. Hussain is one of the recipients of the Annual Fund Scholarship supported by our alumni and friends of the university.

Queen Mary Accounting student Student story - Abdinasir Ibrahim
25 August 2021

Abdinasir is an Accounting and Management student at Queen Mary. Abdinasir was awarded an Annual Fund Scholarship and shared how the award supported him during his first year at University.

Queen Mary Annual Fund Scholarship recipient (2020-2022)

Queen Mary SCBS students Student story - Rasheed Uddin
21 July 2021

Rasheed is a Biology student at Queen Mary University of London and a recipient of the William Spilsbury Scholarship. The award is supported by the late Mr William Spilsbury, BA German 1960, who kindly left the University a gift in his Will to support students in hardship.


Headshot of alumna Raluca Semenescu Women in Tech - Raluca Semenescu
1 June 2021

There is a gender gap in the tech industry and we're hoping to help change this by launching an ongoing ‘Women in Tech’ series which will shine a spotlight on female-identifying alumni working in this industry. Today's feature is Raluca Semenescu (Creative Computing BSc, 2020), UX/UI Designer at TikTok. 



Chandni Patel headshot Student story - Chandni Patel
7 July 2021

Chandni is a final year medical student at Barts and The London. She is one of the students to receive the Scholarship for Excellence this year funded by our generous Barts and The London alumni.

Headshot of alumna Margarett Devitt Life in Halls - Margaret Devitt
1 July 2021

As part of our ongoing 'Life in Halls' series, alumna Margaret Devitt (History BA, 1961) reflects on her time living in halls and her overall university experience from 1958-1961. 

Students on Mile End Campus Student Story: Henry Weaver
30 June 2021

I’m so grateful to be awarded an Alumni-funded Scholarship. The funds have helped me survive this difficult time and enabled me to keep eating, pay rent and buy my study resources. 

Henry Weaver, QMUL Annual Fund Scholarship recipient 2020-

Headshot of alumnus John Lucas Life in Halls - John Lucas
30 June 2021

As part of our newly launched and ongoing 'Life in Halls' series, alumnus John Lucas (Economics and Geography MSc, 1968) takes the opportunity to reflect on what it was like to live in Creed Hall during his master's degree and how his time in Halls has greatly influenced his subsequent career. 

Queen Elizabeth II waving Queen Mary alumni recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021
24 June 2021

We are thrilled to announce that eight Queen Mary alumni were recently named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The honours acknowledge the outstanding achievements of people across the UK, and we are delighted that members of our alumni community stand among the 1,129 individuals who have been recognised.

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