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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 Asma Khalil Women's History Month - Professor Asma Khalil Elboraey
17 March 2021

The third pioneer of our Women’s History Month campaign is Professor Asma Khalil Elboraey (Medicine MD, 2009).

Headshot of alumna, Kayleigh Benoit Alumni profile - Kayleigh Benoit
13 January 2022

(English and Drama BA, 2008)

With my brand, the mission is that regardless of where you're from, what your background is, what your race is, what your hair type is, it doesn't matter, there's a place for you.



Headshot of alumna Justine Tizzard Alumni profile - Justine Tizzard
27 April 2021

(Chemistry BSc, 2018)

I was headhunted on LinkedIn by Chatteris Educational Foundation in Hong Kong to start working for them in January 2020. Since then, I have been based in the beautiful city of Hong Kong working as a STEM Project Coordinator. My work is very interesting and difficult to explain to people because every day is very different.


Headshot of alumna Judy Kingaby Alumni profile - Judy Kingaby
18 February 2022

(Biology BSc, 2019; Corporate Finance MSc, 2020)

During my first degree I started an internship with an international investment group that focused on renewable energy investments. As I was exposed to the importance of funding for these green projects, I became enamoured with the financial side of our work. I knew that the School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary was held in high esteem and would be able to support my academic growth in Corporate Finance.


Headshot of alumna Holly Brazier Alumni profile - Holly Brazier
1 June 2022

(Degree Apprenticeship in Digital Technology Solutions (Software Engineer) BSc, 2020)

Being able to earn whist you learn is one of the obvious benefits of doing a degree apprenticeship, but I will say one of the most valuable benefits is gaining the hands-on experience during your university degree. My degree apprenticeship has helped me get to where I am today at Goldman Sachs. 


The first five teaching staff at Westfield College in 1888 #TogethernessThursdays: Westfield College
23 May 2020

Queen Mary University of London merged with Westfield College in 1989. Westfield College, like Queen Mary, was founded to provide higher education for a community with less educational opportunities: women.

Student story: Meklt Abura
15 July 2019

Meklt is a Human Geography student. She accepted a place to study at Queen Mary after successfully completing her A Levels in Geography, Economics and Maths.

Meklt Abura, Annual Fund Scholarship recipient 2018

Headshot of alumna Grace Issahaque Alumni profile - Grace Ama Issahaque
18 October 2021

(Computer and Communications Law LLM, 2017)

To mark Black History Month and its 2021 theme, Grace Ama Issahaque reflects on why she is 'Proud to Be' in regards to her education and career, her country, and the inspiring individuals who have come before her and who will follow in her footsteps in the legal sector. 


Headshot of alumna Neha Patel Alumni profile - Neha Patel
12 May 2020

(Computer Science BSc, 1994)

I am the co-founder of Your999 Limited, an app/platform launched in 2015 for the general public to use in all sorts of emergencies. For example, in response to the global fight against coronavirus, we have put together a resource that people around the world can use to find the most up to date information.

Headshot of alumna Arda Awais. Alumni profile - Arda Awais
18 July 2022

(Design, Innovation and Creative Engineering BEng, 2017)

At Identity 2.0, the company I co-founded, we create accessible spaces for people to explore the data that they give away online because we’re fed up with people feeling powerless about the misuse of their data.


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