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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.

Headshot of alumnus, Yashvardhan Rana Alumni profile - Yashvardhan Rana
23 July 2020

(Intellectual Property Law LLM, 2016)

I have, and shall always maintain unconditionally, that my year as an LLM student at Queen Mary was easily one of the best years of my life. It gave me a lot more than just a degree. [...] Intellectually, it consistently challenged me to simultaneously learn and unlearn - amplifying my personal growth and helping me develop a broader view and perception of which I would previously not have considered myself capable.

Headshot of alumnus Nabil Al-Kinani Alumni profile - Nabil Al-Kinani
9 August 2020

(Biomedical Sciences BSc, 2018)

Just because you studied something, it doesn’t mean you have to conform to the limits of your degree. I studied biomedical sciences and I work in construction and property, and one of my biggest projects delivered is in literature (Authors of the Estate: Chalkhill Edition). Don’t limit yourself.


Headshot of alumna Sonia Goodman Clearing alumni profile - Sonia Goodman
10 August 2020

(French BA, 2011)

I got my insurance university choice, but was adamant that I wanted to study in London. I was delighted to see that Queen Mary University of London was in the Clearing and Adjustment list... Dr Kirsteen Anderson invited me to the University for a friendly and informative conversation about the course. As I walked around the University, I immediately knew it was the right environment for me... my experience was truly unforgettable!

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.

Alumna Isabel Overton Alumni profile - Isabel Overton
27 September 2019

(History BA, 2016)

The town I grew up in and the school I went to really lacked diversity, so coming to Queen Mary and experiencing real multiculturalism and inclusivity was such a positive experience for me. Exposure to different ethnicities and religions helped me build my awareness and become a better person.

Headshot of alumnus Filotas-Georgios Niarchos Alumni profile - Filotas-Georgios Niarchos
2 October 2019

(International Relations And Politics MA, 2016)

Queen Mary helps you discover new opportunities and take a deeper look at a great variety of jobs that I, personally, could never have imagined were possible in my hometown. Not only my studies, but also the entrepreneurial environment at Queen Mary, gave me the opportunity and motivation to begin my own companies. 

Headshot of alumna Angelica Hill Alumni profile - Angelica Hill
11 October 2019

(English and Drama BA, 2017)

I feel privileged to be working at one of the world’s greatest newspapers at a time of unprecedented turmoil and political challenge. It excites me to be in what feels like the epicentre of breaking news and great minds. The beauty of working in Product Management is that there really isn’t a typical day.

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. 

Alumnus Barry Lui Alumni profile - Barry Lui
21 October 2019

(Geography BSc, 2014)

As a QMentor, being a part of the crucial transition for graduates who have just come out of university is highly appealing to me, especially as I can distinctly remember how scary it is taking the leap into the world of work. I’ve been there and I started in this exact same University.

Headshot of alumnus Jack Baldan Alumni profile - Jack Baldan
28 October 2019

I got to interview former White House staff as part of my masters, which was based on the re-election of Bill Clinton in 1996. My professor Mark White encouraged me to not be afraid to reach out to people at that kind of level.

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