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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 Jeremy Curtis talking at a space conference Honorary Graduate profile - Jeremy Curtis
15 February 2021

I have never been aware of many LGBTQ+ people in the space sector, but I think this has been due to reticence about bringing personal matters to work. I have been out at work for many years and cannot recall a negative reaction from a colleague. I talk about my husband and take him to work social events and he is always greeted with enthusiasm by my workmates.

Uswah in Ground Cafe Student Story: Uswah Naseem
11 August 2020

Uswah is a BA Law and Politics student. She accepted a place to study at Queen Mary after obtaining A*, A* and B in her A-Levels (Politics, English Literature and Geography). Uswah is the eldest of three siblings and is the first in her family to go to university. 

Uswah Naseem, Annual Fund Scholarship recipient 2019-2022

Professor Rosemary Wyse as a student at Queen Mary College Women's History Month - Professor Rosemary Wyse
8 March 2021

The third pioneer of our Women’s History Month campaign is Professor Rosemary Wyse (Physics and Astrophysics BSc, 1977). Rosemary is an astrophysicist, Alumni Centennial Professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department at Johns Hopkins University, and Queen Mary Honorary Graduate.

Headshot of alumnus Simon Mills Alumni profile - Simon Mills
12 April 2021

(Mechanical Engineering BEng, 1972)

My Engineering degree has meant that I have ended up in locations that resemble those found in a James Bond movie. I have visited places like CERN, and a power station in Scotland that's ¼ of a mile underneath a mountain with giant hydroelectric turbines - both seem like being in a villain’s lair!

Alumnus Elliott Daley in theatre costume Alumni profile - Elliott Ajai-Ajagbe Daley
20 September 2019

(English and Drama BA, 2008)

As a freelancer, I can commit to a project, give it my all as I know it can't last forever, and I have to get what I can while giving all I am to the finite experience. I've travelled around the world and directed theatre in forests in Portugal, villages in Africa and schools and theatres around the world performing at the V&A, TedX and the Olympics.

Alumni photo - Shayan Ashajei Alumni profile - Shayan Ashjaei
15 March 2021

(Physician Associate Studies Msc, 2019)

I graduated from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry back in 2019 as one of the first cohorts of Physician Associates, which are relatively new in the NHS.

Headshot of alumnus Musa Bukhari Alumni profile - Musa Bukhari
7 January 2022

(Mathematics with Finance and Accounting BSc, 2020)

The findings from my dissertation showed that Islamic architecture utilises a plethora of mathematical concepts ranging from Wallpaper groups to Symmetry rules and so on. The results leave the reader pondering what came first – mathematics or architecture?


Headshot of alumna Pareemala Mauree #TogethernessThursdays blog post - Pareemala Mauree
20 September 2020

Today's #TogethernessThursdays blog post features alumna Pareemala Mauree (Comparative and International Dispute Resolution LLM, 2019) and her plight to raise awareness of how the Covid-19 pandemic and recent ecological disasters are threatening her home country of Mauritius. 

Omar Hassan at Grounded Cafe, Queen Mary Student Story: Omar Hassan Abdi
18 November 2020

Omar is a final-year BSc Computer Science student. He’s from Stratford, east London and is the first in his family to go to university. Omar comes from a single-parent household which is why he was hoping to attend a Russell Group university in London to further his prospects in life. When he found out he’d successfully secured a place to study at Queen Mary he was thrilled to begin his course.

Headshot of alumnus Hasan Agha Alumni profile - Agha Hasan
22 November 2021

(Sustainable Energy Systems MSc, 2018)

Unfortunately, the issue of Islamophobia is a dominant and rampant menace in our society today. Working as a researcher in Parliament, the statistics and figures show that Muslims experience various issues much more harshly than their white counterparts.


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