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Meet the Pharmacology graduate: Zaynab Shaikh

Young muslim womanZaynab Shaikh graduated from our BSc Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics programme in 2019. She now works as an Information Processing Unit (IPU) Senior Classifier in the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care.

Here, Zaynab shares her experience of studying at Queen Mary and how her degree prepared her for the world of work.

"The course allowed me to interact with various individuals in the pharmaceutical world and health sector. Not only have I learned various laboratory skills and have been able to put these into practice, but I also gained insight into pharmaceutical roles outside the laboratory environment.

“A standout out from this course was how supportive and willing the course leaders are to assist students throughout the whole degree. Additionally, I believe that the modules each year provided a good foundation for modules in the next year.

“I was offered a place to study Medicine, but I decided to find employment and secured a job with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, where I will be able to apply the knowledge I have gained from this degree and beyond, in a real-life context."

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