Mile End Institute

Muhammad Hussain Ahmed Syed



Hussain is an LLB Law with History student at Queen Mary University of London. During his first year in the newly established joint-honours course, he took a keen interest in the development of legal systems across time periods and continents. From reading conceptual theories on the development of legal order in Hart’s “The Concept of Law” and Aristotle’s “Nichomachean Ethics” to visiting Professor John Baker at the Inner Temple, Hussain has enjoyed a rich understanding of how conceptions of law, legal practice and legal history have changed over time and across the globe. He hopes to pursue this interest further in his second year of undergraduate study.

Alongside his degree, he is passionate about promoting greater diversity in the workplace and providing students from BME or low socioeconomic backgrounds with greater access to opportunities in their chosen industries. Hussain is the Vice-President of the Equality in Leadership society, which aims to promote diversity, inclusivity and equality in the workplace through workshops and panel discussions. He also acts as campus ambassador for SEO London, a charity organisation which equips undergraduates of BME or low-income backgrounds with the necessary skills for attaining a graduate role in their chosen graduate schemes. He continues to work with Queen Mary’s Legal Advice Centre as a support team member and student advisor, he hopes to engage more law students in the Mile End Institute’s activities.

Hussain is excited by the fantastic opportunity to meet the highly experienced and successful political figures who attend the Mile End Institute’s events. He cannot wait to begin digesting their experiences and opinions on important current issues within British politics. He looks forward to discovering new ways in which the wider political issues in Britain affect the local community in Mile End.