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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 alumnus Kayode Adegbola Alumni profile - Kayode Adegbola
2 October 2020

(Law LLB, 2011)

I spent a couple of years practicing at my family legacy law firm, and then joined the public sector – I was the second employee at the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, a $70m job creation fund established by the Lagos State Government... I also made an attempt at elective politics in 2018, and I might try again in the future.

Headshot of alumna Kajal Kumar Alumni profile - Kajal Kumar
18 October 2019

(Economics BSc, 2017)

The field of economics is male dominated and it becomes more so as you progress to higher levels, but the profession is trying hard to attract more women. I hope that the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences which was given to a woman, inspires other women to enter the profession like I have. 

Aditi Vaidya and her sister on top of Mt Everest Alumni profile - Aditi Vaidya
16 October 2020

(International Business MSc, 2017)

We took a glance at the breath-taking view from the top [of Mt Everest] and we were filled with complete awe... As we returned to India, we came across the fact that we are the second sisters in the world to reach the summit which made our parents and everyone around us even prouder and happier.

International Women in Engineering Day 2019: Helen Hagos
27 June 2019

In celebration of International Women in Engineering Day on Sunday 23 June 2019, we spoke to alumnae who are now working in the Engineering field.

Helen Hagos
(Mechanical Engineering MEng, 2011)

QMUL Students on campus Student story - Inaya Zaman
2 June 2021

Inaya Zaman (BA History 2020- )
Sally Sainsbury History Scholarship recipient (2020-2022)

Inaya is a first-year History student at Queen Mary University of London. She accepted her place to study after completing her A levels in History, Maths and Physics. Inaya grew up in East London. She is the first in her family to go to university.


Ines Sousa headshot Student Story - Ines Sousa
17 June 2021

Ines is a fourth-year medical student at Barts and The London. She is currently doing her intercalated year on BSc Neuroscience. Ines is a recipient of the Scholarship for Excellence award this year for high academic attainment. These awards are supported by our generous alumni.

Headshot of alumna Tiana Dinard-Samuel Alumni profile - Tiana Dinard-Samuel
14 September 2020

(Film Studies BA, 2020)

As part of Welcome Week 2020, we caught up with alumna and newly elected Students' Union VP Communities, Tiana Dinard-Samuel (Film Studies and Hispanic Studies BA, 2020): "In this role I get to look out for the welfare of all of our communities and liberation groups such as BAME students, LGBT+ students, women students and international students and I’m so glad we have a role now dedicated to supporting them."

Headshot of alumnus Henry Preston Alumni profile - Henry Preston
17 March 2021

(Physics Bsc, 2016)

My role is to provide support to the UK's current Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor (AGR) fleet through post irradiation evaluation of fuel and graphite. This involves designing and planning lab experiments and I also perform underwater video inspections of spent fuel in power station cooling ponds, across the AGR sites in the UK, to support continued safe operation.

Headshot of alumnus Jamie Crummie Alumni profile - Jamie Crummie
13 November 2020

(Law LLB, 2016)

Too Good to Go was a very lean operation when we first started; we were bootstrapping and cutting costs at any opportunity but from the off we went all in, it was a full time career and we had the luxury of being able to support ourselves through very modest means. For example, my co-founder and I shared a bedroom in the early days!

Headshot of alumnus, Alex Barrow Alumni profile - Alex Barrow
24 February 2023

(International Relations BA, 2013)

My studies and career path have enabled me to grapple with issues concerning both nuclear weapons and peaceful nuclear technologies, and experience first-hand how global debates around proliferation, security, climate change and future technologies are all wrapped up together and need to be carefully navigated. 


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