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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, Gemma Esvelt Alumni profile - Gemma Esvelt
1 December 2020

(Heritage Management MA, 2020)

I had always dreamed of living in the UK, so I thought it was time to do something new and chase my dreams.I was looking for a degree which combined both theory and practical learning. I was really drawn to the work experience side of this degree with internships offered in different departments at Historic Royal Palaces.

Alumni profile - Dr MJ Rowland-Warmann
7 December 2020

(Aesthetic Medicine MS, 2016)

I’m an idealist. I always wanted to build a remarkable practice where patients are cared for to an extremely high standard. I also wanted to create a place where clinicians would feel excited about their work. Seven years on we’ve certainly achieved those aims.

Headshot of alumna, Eleni Sophia Alumni profile - Eleni Sophia
9 December 2020

(English BA, 2020)

I had published my first poetry collection a year before starting my degree and I never knew how well it would do. By the middle of my first year, my collection, Good Morning to Goodnight, had reached number three on Amazon’s best-seller list and I had been tagged in a photo of my book with the caption, ‘the book that saved my life’. That was the clicking moment when I realised how many people I was actually helping.

Headshot of alumna Charlotte Andrews-Briscoe Alumni profile - Charlotte Andrews-Briscoe
11 December 2020

(Law LLB, 2018)

I work as a Research Associate at the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide. At the moment we are working on a report about women who are sentenced to death for drug offences – which, shockingly, is the fastest-growing death-punishable offence globally.

Headshot of alumna, Megan Roberts Alumni profile - Megan Roberts
15 December 2020

(Human Geography BA, 2016)

Queen Mary gave me the starter skills for community engagement that I still use every day – it introduced me to different communities that are incredibly like the ones I engage with today, and it gave me the confidence to understand what a community wants, and what they need.

Headshot of alumna, Lotte Veale Alumni profile - Lotte Veale
4 January 2021

(Development and Global Health MA, 2020)

If I could go back and do it all again, I would. I have gained so much knowledge in only one year and didn’t want it to end! It’s such a great place to study, and the course was faultless. If you’re unsure, don’t be – just do it.

Headshot of alumnus Professor Andrew Pollard Alumni profile - Professor Andrew Pollard
11 January 2021

(Medicine BMBS, 1989)

Read our interview with alumnus Professor Andrew Pollard, Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, to gain an insight into the development of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, which has now been given regulatory approval and is being rolled-out to the most vulnerable people in the UK and globally. Professor Pollard also reflects on his time at Barts and his fondness for mountaineering.

Alumni profile - Fahmida Ashiq
11 January 2021

(Law LLB, 2003)

Fahmida Ashiq shares her journey from working as a lawyer to being a full-time artist, receiving commissions from royal families, working with interior designers and the wider impact she aims to have on the world.

Headshot of alumna Dr Hannah Thompson Alumni profile - Dr Hannah Thompson
6 March 2020

(Tumour Biology PhD, 2019)

Being named on BioBeat’s annual 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness report, a report which highlights the trailblazers and trendsetters shaping the future of the UK life sciences sector, was such a lovely achievement which recognised my role in working with patients and oncologists to help develop’s artificial intelligence platform for treatment monitoring of cancer... As for my future career, I look forward to a wide range of opportunities with the healthcare, environment and people sectors, helping to grow businesses and make a difference to the world.

Headshot of alumnus Seye Odukogbe Alumni profile - Seye Odukogbe
15 January 2021

(Medical Engineering MEng, 2008)

In its first year Cycle to Class, the company I founded, gave out just over 350 bicycles, and today, we’ve impacted over 3,000 lives, worked with more than 20 communities in rural places, and trained over 500 children how to cycle and do basic maintenance of bicycles.

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