Alumni

What are our graduates doing now?

When I came to Queen’s I was intrigued to learn more about Food Quality as I had an interest in working in the area of food, particularly within the area of Nutrition. I would really recommend this course at Queen’s as it has given me the opportunity to learn so much. I’m now employed by a local food producer and I’m able to put the knowledge from my course into practice.

Geraldine Renaghan, Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition with Professional Studies Graduate, Food Quality Coordinator – Suki TEA

 

I work directly for the Mayor of London, and have overall responsibility for all of Transport for London services – London Underground, London buses, Docklands Light Railway, Crossrail operations, London Overground, London Trams and the Emirates Air Line cable car! I am also heavily involved in the Congestion Charging scheme, road safety and schemes to boost cycling and walking.

Mike Brown MVO, BSc Economics, Queen’s University, Commissioner - Transport for London

 

Studying Zoology at Queen’s gives you such a broad variety of options and opens many doors. I now run my very own elephant sanctuary and foundation by working with the local people to bring their elephants away from tourism and home to the forest – Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary.

Kerri McCrea, Manager and Co-Founder of Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary, Thailand and Queen’s Zoology graduate

 

I provide strategic insight into the Bank of Ireland’s key markets in the UK and am responsible for all its economic and market research, briefings and presentations in Northern Ireland. I am a member of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Northern Ireland’s economic affairs committee and also appear regularly in the local media.

Alan Bridle, Graduate in BSc Economics, Head of Economics & Market Analysis, Bank of Ireland, London and Northern Ireland

 

Why would you recommend Queen's?

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Dean Bonner - LLb Law Graduate (2016)

I chose to study Law because I wanted a well-respected degree that would give me a solid foundation for my future career. I got that at Queen’s but I got so much more too. The approach to teaching and learning was so engaging and went well beyond traditional lecturing. The interactive nature of lectures and tutorials brought the law to life and was truly inspiring. The teaching quality was superb and the guidance and support of staff was second to none.

Where can Queen's take you?

Queen’s set me on a road to a long academic career in medical research, medical journal editing, and medical humour writing which led to a second career as a best-selling novelist. I’d recommend Queen’s for its stellar reputation for medical research.

Patrick Taylor, retired medical researcher and best-selling novelist

 

Possessing an analytical approach to information, articulating informed opinions and having a passion for what you do can make the transition from library to the office more manageable and equip you with all the necessary tools to progress. I loved studying History and Politics and was extremely fortunate and privileged to have some incredible moments as a Queen’s student outside of my academic studies too. My degree assisted me greatly and since leaving Queen’s, I have been privileged to live and work in Korea, England and now the US.

Stewart Cherry, BA History and Politics. Senior Vice- President in New York at Oliver James, a global recruitment specialist.

 

The Zoology degree at Queen’s provides an excellent framework to develop essential field-working, laboratory and statistical skills, transferable to numerous career pathways. It wasn’t just that I had a good Honours degree in Zoology - more the fact that I had a degree from one of the finest Universities in the world.

Jonathan Scott, TV presenter, award-winning wildlife photographer, conservationist and Queen’s Zoology graduate

 

I would recommend the course to anyone aiming towards a career in the creative industries, as well as anyone looking to learn from highly experienced staff.

Daniel McCabe, Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland, BA Film Studies Graduate, Currently Sound Trainee at HBO, (Game of Thrones)