Alumni

Volunteering

QMUL Alumni Volunteer

Celebrating the amazing contribution of Queen Mary University of London Alumni Volunteers.

Volunteers' Week is a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK and globally.

We at Queen Mary would like to mark Volunteers' Week by shining a spotlight on the amazing support Alumni Volunteers, like yourself, deliver to your alma mater and the inspiration you provide to our current students, through activities including:

  • Mentoring
  • Careers activities
  • Events
  • Recruitment
  • Brand Ambassadors
  • Governance
Fatoumata Touré

Fatoumata Touré

Legal Counsel – Finance, Société Générale

Banking and Finance Law LLM, 2015

“It can be challenging to understand the Banking and Finance industry because it covers so many different and technical matters, not to mention the abundance of regulations applicable to it. I am strongly attached to my alma mater and thus I am glad to be helping banking and finance law students with their academic and career path.”

Tasqeen Ahmed

Tasqeen Ahmed

Policy and Public Affairs Officer, Campaign for Science and Engineering

Cancer and Molecular Pathology and Genomics MSc, 2016

“As part of the Civil Service Fast Stream, I’m a member of the Queen Mary Outreach team and regularly attend panel events on campus to raise awareness of the Fast Stream, support students with applications and provide careers advice. I am forever grateful for my time at Queen Mary and am more than happy to provide guidance and support to students!”

Tola Alade

Tola Alade

Data Scientist, Lloyds Banking Group

Mathematics BSc, 2012

“My degree in Mathematics at Queen Mary plays a pivotal role in my position as a Data Scientist within the financial services industry. I am able to apply statistical methods to solve complex problems within a commercial environment. I am delighted to be able to help current students at my alma mater by providing some mentorship and insights in to my day-to-day role. For those interested in the Data Science field, I am happy to share my experience and the resources which helped me greatly in my career.”

María Carmona Sánchez-Pinilla

María Carmona Sánchez-Pinilla

Energy Market Analyst, Arenko Group

Astrophysics BSc, 2017

“I knew that studying Physics at Queen Mary would open up a wide array of possibilities for my career. However, specialising in Astrophysics meant I was worried my options might be limited if I decided to go towards a less academic path, which ended up being the case. Now working in Sustainability and Renewable Energy, I want to provide guidance to students who may be concerned about applying their Physics degree to a successful career in industry.”

Remmy Ddungu

Remmy Ddungu

Account Executive, Chapman Consulting

Marketing and Management BSc, 2018

“Applying for jobs can be daunting, exhausting and very intimidating. I remember sending application after application, without a response in sight. It really impacted my confidence, as I could only focus on the skills I didn’t have, rather than the skills I could bring to the table. That’s why I love to volunteer – I want to help people realise their true potential, and provide positive advice that could help them persevere through tough times.”

Manifah Masood

Manifah Masood

Technical Consultant, Oracle

Computer Science with Business Management and Accounting with Industrial Experience BSc, 2017

“I volunteer as a QMentor because I am grateful for the opportunities Queen Mary gave me. I gained an incredible overall experience, both academically and socially.”

Nhi Hong Truong

Nhi Hong Truong

R&D Team Leader, iSMART Education

Pharmaceutical Chemistry MSc, 2015

“I have volunteered to support Queen Mary as Alumni Ambassador for Vietnam. I like this opportunity because I can help connect future students and share as much information as possible, so that they can enjoy their time at Queen Mary both academically and socially.”

Katherine Ross Tinoco Reyes

Katherine Ross Tinoco Reyes

Human Resources Manager, Environmental Defense Fund Europe

International Human Resource Management MSc, 2018

“I volunteer as an expert panellist at different HR events at Queen Mary. I also support current students who wish to pursue a career in HR because I know how difficult it can be to get a job in such a demanding sector. I hope that by sharing my experience and encouraging students to take advantage of the different types of support that is available helps them to improve their skills, something which I found extremely beneficial to get more opportunities in the UK.”

Courtney Wynter

Courtney Wynter

Senior Editor, GRM DAILY

English Language and Linguistics BA, 2018

“It’s easy to neglect your post-graduation plans when you’re wrapped up in your studies but I hope by hearing about the placements I participated in while studying, I am able to motivate students to search for work experience opportunities to boost their employment prospects.”

Ryan Clifford

Ryan Clifford

API Product Manager, Barclays

Banking and Finance MSc, 2018

“Throughout studying and beyond I’ve thrown myself into volunteering, helping me to develop new skills but, more importantly, give back to the community. Most recently I founded the Tech Allies Network - inspiring the next generation into technology. One initiative we’ve run provides a unique experience to 1st year students into how technology is used across multiple industries. One of my proudest moments has been helping these students, especially Queen Mary students, to develop, secure internships and see them fulfil their potential!”

Masoodah Khanam

Masoodah Khanam

Local Fundraising Manager, Cancer Research UK

Geography BA, 2014

“I volunteer my time as I believe it’s important to demonstrate some of the possible career paths graduates can take, in particular Geography graduates. By speaking to students, I hope I am able to inspire them to think about how they can seek opportunities to boost their work experience and life after university.”

Tzvete Doncheva

Tzvete Doncheva

Head of Business Development, Spacemize

International Relations BA, 2016

“I have represented Queen Mary as a speaker on the London Venture Crawl 2019 as well as provided a recent alumni profile. I give back to the university which gave my career a head start through a recognisable degree and helped me develop key organisation, communication and research skills. I am also keen to speak with current students about my career journey and inspire them to have a clearer, wider vision for their future.”