An Evening With..

Meet our Students' Union alumni and see what they have been up to after leaving University


An Evening With…’ is an exciting new employability project for 2017/18. On six different evenings throughout the year, we will be inviting a panel Students’ Union alumni to talk about life since graduation and how they managed to secure their jobs in a variety of interesting sectors. Each of them will have been involved with the Students’ Union when they were studying and will be able to offer advice and expertise about how to capitalise on QMSU opportunities.

The events will be informal and there be plenty of chances for you to ask questions to people who have been in your shoes!

  • How did you conquer the anxiety of post-University life?
  • What was your very first job after University?
  • How many interviews did you go to before you got a job?
  • Did you find it hard to afford the London lifestyle?
  • How did the skills you developed in the Union help you secure a job?
  • Have your ambitions changed since leaving University?

There will also be an opportunity to network afterwards while enjoying some free refreshments

Come along and hear stories from people who remember what it’s like to be a student. It’s never too early to think about life after QMUL, and while it can be scary, it can also be fun!


Next Event:

Thursday 15 March, 6:30-8pm, Ground Cafe

With alumni in the charity sector

Lee Willows: Founder & Chief Executive at YGAM

Harriet Bradshaw-Smith: Volunteer Officer at ReachOut UK



Thursday 18 January, 6:30-8pm, Ground Cafe

With alumni in Government & Politics

Miranda Black: National Management Trainee at London Borough of Redbridge

Sarah Pinder: Insight and Evaluation at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Ben Wood: Parliamentary Assistant to Chris Elmore MP, House of Commons


Thursday 2nd November, 6:30-8pm, Francis Bancroft 113 

With alumni in Marketing/ Advertising/ PR:

Kito Kitev: Creative Executive at MyShowcase Ltd.

Robyn Cusworth: Content and Community Coordinator at The Dots Global

Anna Thornton: Marketing Assistant at London Review of Books


Wednesday 4th October, 6.30-8pm, Blomeley Room 2, Students' Union Hub

With speakers in Media who were all heavily involved in Student Media during university:

Sarah Garnham: Publicity Assistant at Penguin Random House

Matt Taylor: Digital Development Editor at The Times

Matt Murphy: Acting Video Editor at The Independent and former BBC producer


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