Sadia Malik

Graduation marks successful globe-crossing journey


A Queen’s University student from Pakistan has landed her dream job in the pharmaceutical industry and is graduating with a Masters in Pharmaceutical Analysis today (Saturday 1 July).

In 2003, Sadia Malik completed a course in Applied Chemistry in her native country in order to fulfil her lifetime dream of working in a pharmaceutical company. However, her plans changed when she met her husband and they travelled to the UK to work in fashion retail.

Together they ran eight retail units in Ireland for over a decade but after having a baby and taking a career break, Sadia decided to apply for a Masters at Queen’s and has not looked back since.

At Christmas, she accepted a job at pharma company Almac.

Sadia commented: “Being mother of a two-year-old son and finishing this course in a timely manner was not easy at all. My course started in September and after my Christmas holidays I applied for a job in Almac. I got a good offer and Almac gave me one day off work a week to complete this course.

“I highly recommend this course for people who want to work in the industry as an Analyst as each module is especially designed to fulfil the requirement for when you enter employment. I’m really pleased I took a chance and have made my dreams come true.”

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