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Alumni Ambassadors are graduates who can assist prospective, new and current students who are studying for a University of London degree around the world.

They can advise you of how they managed their studies successfully and offer tips about balancing their study with work and family commitments.

Alumni Ambassadors have completed a range of qualifications and you are free to contact any of them for help and advice.

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William Ng - Alumni Ambassador - 2020

William Ng

Experienced Service and IT Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Telco, paid TV, broadband internet and primary/secondary education industry. Skilled in System Integration Testing, Data Centre, Management, Customer Experience, Business Process Improvement, Physical Security implementation, System administration and more.

As an alum I can and have provided advice to prospective students on the relevance of the degree, the challenges faced by part time students, coping strategies and more. As an experienced manager, I help others understand what a hiring manager looks for in a prospective candidate and the level of recognition and relevance of the degree in different industries.

Keith Johnson - BSc Information Systems & Management

Keith Johnson - Business and Management

I chose to pursue my BSc. Information Systems & Management with the University of London as it was a perfect blend of ICT and business topics, offered by a prestigious institution with a proven record delivering quality education. I was able to apply what I learned in my professional life almost immediately, and the ability to speak at both a technical and management level transformed my career. With the opportunities my degree provided, my focus gradually shifted from systems support, particularly around implementation and integrations, into the field of cyber security and its role within an organisation relating to risk management. It has also allowed me to pursue post-graduate study at Oxford, something I never thought possible.

As a mature student, the experience of working and studying full time for my undergraduate degree required a tremendous amount of effort and discipline, which taught me a lot about myself and what I am capable of. Obtaining my degree was demanding but ultimately rewarding, and I understand the investment of time and resources required to be able to provide guidance and insights based on my experience.

Irene Kamunye - Bachelor of Laws

Irene Kamunye - Bachelor of Laws

I had a wonderful opportunity studying at the University of London. I felt humbled as a mature student after scoring the highest in Law of contract. I completed the Bar professional course and LLM in 2020.
Meanwhile, I have been working as a paediatric nurse in London. As an alumnus my aim is raise awareness and interest in the University of London and broaden our Alumni network in the world and especially in East Africa Countries especially at this critical time of the pandemic. I will work with fellow alumni members to expand our professional network across East Africa, by organising virtual and physical meet ups and encouraging more students to take online courses designed by the University of London.
I am willing to connect with current and prospective students and answer questions about the training programmes University of London offer online and training centres in London and Africa. Similarly, I would like to welcome new members to alumni association from the East African community especially the mature students who would like to study at University of London online or at one of its centres in the world.

Rana Mustansir - Global MBA

Rana Mustansir - Global MBA

Rana is a corporate governance and strategy professional. She works to develop governance and policy instruments for publicly listed companies and family owned business, and carries out corporate board assessments. She is currently assisting her organisation develop effective policy advocacy in the areas of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria and minority shareholders rights, with the support of regulatory stakeholders. She also designs learning and development for board directors and senior management.

Abdiweli Osman Mohamed - MSc Public Policy and Management

Abdiweli Osman Mohamed - Public Policy and Management

Mr. Abdiweli Osman Mohamed, a Somali national, is a senior development and humanitarian practitioner with over 15 years hands-on experience in the areas of social policy, local governance, decentralisation, and education programmes. He worked both with international organsiations and UN agencies. Currently, he is UNICEF Education Specialist based in Somalia responsible for the overall management and leadership of education programmes in the Puntland State of Somalia.

He has a MSc in Public Policy and Management from SOAS, University of London (2014 -2019) and MA in Governance, Development, and Public Policy from IDS at the University of Sussex (2016-2017). My study journey at SOAS, University of London was long, tought, demanding, but worth doing it. The course equipped me to better understand public policy management and particualry how to formulate, manage, implement, monitor and evaluate public policies both in developed and developing countries as well as how to strengthen public instititions, which is crucial for delivering services.

Ahmed Fougere - BSc Economics and Management

Ahmed Fougere - Economics and Management

Experienced commercial export manager with a demonstrated history of working in the import and export industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Sales, Market Research, and Management. Strong sales professional with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) focused in Economics & Management from the University of London with academic direction from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). 

Sabrin Faroque - Bachelor of Laws

Sabrin Faroque - Bachelor of Laws

After completing my LLB with UoL, I study for a postgraduate degree. I completed the Bar Profession Training Course from UWE Bristol and was called to the Bar of England and Wales from Lincoln’s Inn in July 2018. After coming back to Bangladesh, I started practicing law with a focus mostly on corporate law. 

Mohammad Sikandar Mirza - BSc Accounting and Finance

Mohammad Sikandar Mirza - Accounting and Finance

After completing my BSc in A&F from UoL, I applied for exemptions in ACCA. It is because of UoL that I received 8 exemptions out of 14. I became an ACCA member in 2018. Currently I am working as the Country Manager International Programmes at Roots College International IVY Campus and looking after their business development and collaborative academic partnerships.

Furmal Fareed - BSc Business Administration and Marketing

Furmal Fareed

Prior to pursuing a career in the field of marketing, currently working as a digital marketing specialist at a leading marketing firm, Furmal graduated with a 2:1 degree classification in BSc Business Administration with Marketing from the University of London. Having specialised in the field of marketing in her student life and having expertise in the same field in her practical life as well, she would be able to guide through experience on how prospective, current and graduate students should juggle and excel in student and then practical life while maintaining a healthy study, work and life balance. She would be able to advise and counsel on how to study efficiently while keeping yourself motivated and dedicated throughout the programme, encouraging you to reach optimum productivity and eventually help you drive yourself towards success in all areas of your student and practical life.

Alexander Morgan - Bachelor of Laws

Alexander Morgan - Bachelor of Laws

Alex Morgan completed his LLB in 2000. He is a liability adjuster and is the country manager/managing director of Crawford and Company in Jamaica. He is the first Jamaican to hold this position. With headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, Crawford and Company boast a global network of more than 700 offices in 63 countries, Crawford is one of the world's largest independent providers of claims management solutions to insurance companies, and self-insured entities. With an annual turnover in excess of US$1B the Company's shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.
Alex is here to offer some guidance to those UOL students who are studying or wish to study law but are not necessarily considering careers as attorneys. The law is relevant to every aspect of society and particularly in the insurance industry, a sound understanding of legal principles and concepts will help to form the foundations to several challenging, but ultimately rewarding, career options.
In his spare time, Alex writes Caribbean fiction. His novel, The Truth about Myra, won JCDC Silver Award in 2006.

Jennifer Klein - Master of Laws

Jennifer Klein - Postgraduate Laws LLM

Jennifer initially studied law in Germany and graduated with the first state examination in 2017. During her subsequent Master's studies at the University of London, Jennifer worked in a major law firm in Germany. Her focus both at work and during her studies was on finance. Jennifer can advise prospective and current students on examination procedures in Germany and how to balance work and study life while working on a part-time basis.

Rachel Ndungu - MSc International Business Administration

Rachel Ndungu - International Business Administration

Rachel, a technology specialist and chartered Marketer (CIM-UK) has over 15 years’ local and global experience in E-commerce, SME, retail, and financial services. She has previously worked for Old Mutual and Jubilee Insurance among others and is currently serving as the Chair of the ICT Board Committee for the Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network (Kenya).

She is currently the CEO of Biashara Africa, a leading e-commerce software company for the African Small Businesses.

Rachel also has a degree in Mathematics & Computer Science (First Class Honours) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Oxford College of Marketing.

Francis Agbere - MSc Sustainable Development

Francis Agbere - Sustainable Development

At the heart of conservation and natural resource management is where my passion lies. I have spent the last decade as a development management specialist researching and supporting community-based models on these in the not-for-profit sector in Ghana. I am keen to advise on relevant practice-oriented solutions to issues related to governance of the natural resource value chain and strategic policy options. In my written work -published and unpublished - I share some of my research thoughts and concerns across a wide range of issues such as biodiversity and environment, climate change land use planning, Geographic Information Systems etc. I believe with these experiences and many more, I will be of support to the related academic needs.

Ibrahim Mammakkanakath - Global MBA

Ibrahim Mammakkanakath - Global MBA

Ibrahim graduated in BSc Honours in Quantity Surveying from University of Reading in 2011. He also completed an MBA (Merit) in International Management in 2019. He has 21 years of experience in the construction industry and working as an independent consultant for various firms in the Middle East and India.

Ibrahim elected the University of London MBA for learning in-depth knowledge on International Business Management, a degree that is internationally recognised, of the highest quality and flexible. This degree helped him to better understand international business issues and undertake consultancy services based on a solid business foundation.

He managed his MBA study while holding a senior position in a corporate office in Dubai, UAE. Ibrahim successfully managed time with a very busy and demanding job. He admires one of the best things about UoL study is the friends he has from the MBA cohort. As an Alumni Ambassador, he can advise aspiring students on time management, exam preparation, and career advancement.

Iman Bint Abdul Wajid - BSc Politics and International Relations

Iman Bint Abdul Wajid - Politics and International Relations

I've had an interest in politics and current affairs for a long time and that's what led me to enrol in the University of London degree programme. I really enjoyed my time as a student because it didn't just help me to get my head around the political facts and events, it allowed me to enhance my critical thinking skills and apply them to politics. My favourite part of the degree was probably analysing all the information - it was like a really complicated puzzle, which I had to piece together and look at the events from a distance to understand what was missing. Now that I’ve completed my degree, I’ve continued to look for ways to utilise the skills and keep on top of the news.

Mirabel Ejiro Omodo - Bachelor of Laws

Mirabel Ejiro Omodo - Bachelor of Laws

I graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Laws with a Second Class Upper Honours. I am passionate about volunteering because I feel it is a good way giving back to the society. I can provide advice on different areas which are, but not limited to, why a prospective student should study with University of London, the benefits and knowledge to be acquired, post-graduation life and the opportunities that come with attending a world class university.

Gideon Ayi-Owoo - Bachelor of Laws

Gideon Ayi-Owoo - Bachelor of Laws

Gideon is currently an Associate Director in the Tax Line of Services of PricewaterhouseCoopers (Ghana) Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Science Administration degree (Accounting option) from the University of Ghana Business School and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of London. Gideon is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Ghana and a Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) UK. Gideon regularly makes presentations to various bodies including trade delegations and business associations. He has also makes presentations to start-ups on business, tax and accounting solutions to different cohorts coming up under some of the start-up incubators in Ghana. With over a decade of experience as a tax consultant, Gideon is passionate about how regulations impact doing business and how businesses can operate efficiently within the law. Gideon is married with two daughters and for leisure, he likes to read and run.

Welsh Sachikonye - MSc Professional Accountancy

Welsh Sachikonye - Professional Accountancy

Welsh is a seasoned corporate finance professional and accountant with circa 7 years' experience. He is an Assistant Manager in Transactions and Corporate Finance at Ernst and Young, a global professional services firm. He has acquired knowledge and experience in complex financial modelling, valuations, due diligence, M&A, corporate restructuring, derivatives, structured finance and securitisation, capital raising, financial accounting (IFRS and GAAP) and marketing management. He holds various qualifications including our MSc in Professional Accountancy, ACCA Membership, BCom (Hons) Degree in Finance, an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business and an EY Bronze Badge in Transformational Leadership.
Welsh enjoys networking, mentoring, travelling, is a casual athlete and a person who enjoys working with diverse individuals and learning different cultures.

Adil Ali - Bachelor of Laws

Adil Ali - Bachelor of Laws

I am a professional with over 18 years of combined experience in public management consultancy, international business operations management and aviation. My diverse educational and work experience has stimulated a profound interest in the law. I graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) qualifying law degree in November 2019 and recently embarked on the Legal Practice Course and Master of Laws (LLM) in England as a career change. My work experiences have attracted me to commercial law with a desire to eventually focus upon international aviation and transportation law, of which I am confident that I can be an asset to a leading law firm and by extension the legal fraternity.
I would like to offer insights on my experiences gained in work and study life to current and prospective students, particularly in the fields of business and law. Having studied without institutional support while transitioning to life in a new country, I have formulated study and personal strategies which enable a non-UK person to grasp fundamentals of the commercial and legal fields in the UK, which have proven essential in understanding and applying the substantive material of the coursework. Above all, I have previously trained and mentored students in another vocational field (aviation) and would like to leverage this to benefit those at the university level.

Pradeep Din - MSc Professional Accountancy

Pradeep Din - Professional Accountancy

I am a Professional Accountant (ACCA, CPA, MPAcc) with extensive experience in public practice and industry and am currently working in the Banking sector. I have been in Canada for the past twenty years but prior to that I was in England for most of my life living in Cheam. I studied Economics at UCL and graduated in 1979.
I am a lifelong learner and have numerous hobbies that include piano, guitar, literature, studying Chinese characters and French – none of which I do at all well, but it makes life interesting!

I am open to any topics that would like to be discussed. For example, personal well-being, work/study/life balance, professional development etc.

Nicolas Charalambides - Bachelor of Laws

Nicolas Charalambides - Bachelor of Laws

After becoming an Engineer, I went after my goal to become a Lawyer. The University of London helped me combine work and studies and fulfil my dream. My life has taken a positive curve since then. I started working in the global Corporate financial industry getting specialized in AML, Financial Compliance while at the same time I obtained my Law degree from UoL. I hope I can guide others to balance work, studies and personal life the same way I did.

Ming Hong Choi  - BSc Economics and Finance

Ming Hong Choi - Economics and Finance

Ming Hong Choi is a Private Credit Analyst at a global investment management firm, where together with his team is focused on structuring, executing and monitoring private credit / debt investment opportunities across Asia. Outside of work, he serves as a Curator of the National Youth Council's Young ChangeMakers Grant Panel and is a Member of Young Leaders Circle of the Milken Institute.

Zahira Amir Ali - BSc Business

Zahira Amir Ali - Business and Management

Having lived in three different countries and four different cities (Dubai, Doha, Toronto and Vancouver) it has given me a very global perspective on how to use my knowledge from the programme, the importance of it and people’s understanding of it, in different corporate environments and countries.

Nathan O'Reilly - Bachelor of Laws

Nathan O'Reilly - Bachelor of Laws

Nathan is a UoL, LLB graduate (class of 2014) with professional experience working at both a global Top 10 law firm based in South Africa as well as a city law firm based in London with a primary focus on Risk Management. Nathan also has board experience and currently sits on the board of a London based management consulting company that specialises in providing strategic help to social enterprises, start-ups, and charities looking to improve operationally and strategically while at the same time supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Nathan is currently studying towards his MBA in Finance at Queen Mary, University of London and is expected to complete his studies at the end of 2020. Through both professional and academic experience, Nathan can provide guidance and support to prospective and current students who require insights into what is required to study at the University of London or on how to succeed as a busy student if already undertaking a degree or course at the University.

Florian Kohler - Master of Laws

Florian Kohler - Postgraduate Laws LLM

Florian originally joined Obviam at inception in 2005 where he was the Investment Manager responsible for Asia and North Africa. In 2008 he moved to Montreal to work with Cordiant Capital on their African PE portfolio and then Teralys Capital, helping manage Canada’s largest Fund-of-Funds dedicated to VC fund investments. Florian returned to Obviam in 2011 where he is now responsible for their portfolio in Asia. Florian is a member of the Executive Committee and Managing Director for Asia.

Sheku Tejan Sesay - Bachelor of Laws

Sheku Tejan Sesay - Bachelor of Laws

As a scholar and expert, I can provide advice on the following areas: Security/Defence/Military/ Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC), Conflict and Post-Conflict strategic planning and analysis; Development, draft and review key operational policies for Conflict and Post-Conflict, Peace Support Operations; military, security matters; Strategic advice in support of nationally owned Security Sector Reform (SSR) and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration efforts, and in line with the AU Policy Framework on SSR and the African Union Programme on DDR.
Research and produce work in security, military, defence, law, peace support operations, terrorism and counter terrorism, international relations, diplomacy, security sector reform; disarmament, demobilization, de-radicalization and reintegration; international politics/ diplomacy/relations; law; international humanitarian law; international human rights law; civil-military cooperation.

Alvin Pariagsingh - Bachelor of Laws

Alvin Pariagsingh - Bachelor of Laws

I have enjoyed a successful and fruitful career both in Trinidad and the UK because of my UoL degree. I am currently a Master of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, sitting in both the civil and criminal divisions. I am assigned to the islands of St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis and Grenada. These islands are part of the Commonwealth Caribbean with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as the head of State.
I am the first lawyer from Trinidad to become a Privy Council Agent and use the UK Supreme Court e-filing to instruct council in the UK. I also hold the record for instructing in the most matters in the Judicial Committee from Trinidad.
UoL making an internationally-recognized law degree available to me in the Caribbean was the foundation of my legal and judicial career.

Ahmed Mirza - MSc Professional Accountancy

Ahmed Mirza - Professional Accountancy

I am a Kuwait-born Pakistani national, currently residing in Kuwait. My father passed away when I was in my early teenage years. Unfortunately, since then, I did not have a father-figure around. I began working at the age of 17. I obtained my Bachelor's degree alongside the employment. After that, I completed my ACCA qualification, albeit, delayed due to personal circumstances. I also completed the CPA Australia qualification with ACCA.

Then I got the opportunity to get my Master's degree from University of London, thanks to the collaboration between University of London and ACCA in forming this degree programme for ACCA students, affiliates and members. I have proudly framed the degree and shelved it in my office.

I realise how hard it is not to have anyone around to discuss one's career plans. Therefore, I actively volunteer my time to guide people in accountancy education and career related matters. I have openly invited my connections on Linkedin to reach me for any questions they have and for guidance they may require. I am glad to have helped those who approached me so far on ACCA qualification and MSc in Professional Accountancy degree questions. I look forward to being of assistance to the accountancy students with the best of my knowledge and capabilities.

Ilona Schembri - Master of Laws

Ilona Schembri - Postgraduate Laws LLM

I studied law at the University of Malta whereby I obtained my LLB and LLD. Thereafter I studied at the University of London whereby I obtained by LLM and afterwards at the University of Birmingham wherein I was able to obtain my PhD. I currently work as a lecturer at the University of Malta in the commercial law department. I also teach the ACCA Corporate and Business module. I look forward to reaching out to students and helping them in the legal field.

Avenesh Mahtani - MSc International Business

Avenesh Mahtani - International Business Administration

My name is Avenesh Mahtani and I have a MSc International Business, which I acquired through the University of London's distance and flexible learning programme. For my dissertation I focused on the topic of gender in the workplace. In my role as a Business English Teacher I taught and coached executives and job-seeking individuals. I am now employed as a teacher at a trilingual school. I am happy to provide guidance and support on studying and working simultaneously, education (primary and tertiary) and language acquisition.

Robert Quao - MSc Professional Accountancy

Robert Quao - Professional Accountancy

Award-winning Chartered Accountant (ACCA) and Internal Audit Professional with over 14 years of experience in leading multi-cultural teams of diverse background under demanding circumstances to effectively discharge operational, compliance and financial audits. Gained my BSc in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, Oxford and MSc Professional Accountancy from University of London, London. A member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Extensive experience in supporting Management with high-profile audit of multi-million dollar projects notably in the cocoa industry. Some projects include Irrigation, Pruning, Artificial Pollination etc. I enjoy chess, music and travel. I am married with 3 beautiful daughters.

James Clifford - MSc Professional Accountancy

James Clifford - Professional Accountancy

I began my accounting in career in 2012 as an apprentice studying AAT and working in practice in South Shropshire. After completion of AAT in 2014, I then went on a gap year around the world. Upon my return, I started a new role for a small firm in the West Midlands in 2015, again in practice.

Here I went on to Study and complete ACCA in 2017– a journey which saw me progress from an Accounts assistant to office manager. I wanted to continue my studies and further develop my knowledge so decided to enrol for the MSc in Professional Accountancy in 2019. I sat the course alongside working full time in my current role, although it was extremely challenging I believe this further increased my accounting knowledge and skills. Completing the qualification has enabled me to stand out from my fellow accountants and as a result I have now became a company director in my current role.

Daniel Kyba - BSc Development and Economics

Daniel Kyba

Following my graduation in 1972 with a degree in Political Science I was briefly a journalist. I then went back to school and obtained a Diploma in Applied Research. This course included research methodologies and statistical analysis. I became an Analyst with a management consulting firm in its general practice and worked in a support role in multiple fields including business management, logistics, human resources and health care. I subsequently formed and operated a boutique specialising in Private Sector Development & Governance working both domestically (mainly in the Aboriginal sector) and Internationally. To build up my international portfolio I initially volunteered my services and subsequently worked as a contractor and sub-contractor. To stay relevant and employable I was in a continual state of self-study. The UoL External Programme was a culmination of this process leading into my retirement. I prioritised my study towards what was relevant to my professional background, skills and needs resulting in a wide range of marks and Third Class Honours.

Stefan Stankovic - BD Divinity

Stefan Stankovic - Divinity

Teaching European and Public History at a public university, and researching the intersection of local history and politics of memory in the Olympic Games' venues. Extracurricular activities include singing in a choral society and in facilitating collaborative music events in New York City.

Dr. Mohamed Nisha - Bachelor of Laws

Dr. Mohamed Nisha - Bachelor of Laws

Dr. Mohamed graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degree. She then pursued her Doctorate from the University of Southampton under the supervision of Professor Robert Merkin QC. She is called to the Hong Kong Bar and the Bar of England and Wales. She has a mixed practice and appears in first instance and appellate level cases. She also teaches part-time. 

Roma Vedamuttu - Bachelor of Laws

Roma Vedamuttu - Bachelor of Laws

Master of Law from the University of Law, London UK. Member of the Commonwealth Youth Taskforce for CHOGM 2021. Student Ambassador for the University of Law. Holds a Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Psychology (OTHM UK). Currently reading for Sri Lankan Bar examinations and an advocate for women and child rights with special focus on sexual abuse and rape victims.

Dan Funderburk - MBA International Management

Dan Funderburk - International Business Administration

Dan is the Executive Recruiting Manager at Grant Thornton LLP in Dallas, Texas, specialising in recruiting direct-admit Partners, Principals, and Managing Directors for Grant Thornton. Prior to Grant Thornton, Dan was Managing Director of Scheinholtz Talent Acquisition Group, an executive search firm specialising in executive, senior, and middle management recruiting assignments for clients in Banking and Financial Services. Prior to Scheinholtz, Dan managed the global talent acquisition team for the US Retail Bank and Wealth Management at HSBC in the Allegis Global Solutions RPO. He and his team of 22 were responsible for executing a comprehensive talent acquisition strategy and supporting short and long-term hiring objectives, with an estimated 1000 hires annually across the US. Prior to HSBC, Dan was Division Director for Robert Half Management Resources. He was responsible for managing a recruiting and consulting practice focused on finance, accounting, and IT projects. Prior to Robert Half, Dan was Co-Founder and COO of, an online catering solution for business professionals that partners with local and chain restaurants to offer easy to order, convenient meal packages for group orders. Prior to LunchPro, Dan was a Financial Advisor at UBS and Merrill Lynch.

Dan has an MBA in International Management from the University of London (London, England), a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, Arkansas), and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas).

Zara Qaiser - BSc Economics

Zara Qaiser - Economics

Zara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of London and a Master of Philosophy degree in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge. She achieved a First Class Honours in her Bachelor’s degree and also received the Year 1 Achievement Award given to the top five Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences students in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka by the University of London International Programmes in 2014-2015. Zara currently works as a Youth Economic Empowerment Officer at the United Nations Development Programme in Pakistan. She has about two and a half years of experience in research, data analysis, and project acquisition and implementation across various subject areas in the development sector including gender, education and economic empowerment. Zara has also taught Mathematics, Statistics and Econometrics to Bachelor of Science students enrolled in the University of London International Programmes. She is also an independent researcher and a contributor to various publications such as The Nation, The Diplomat and the Youlin Magazine. 

Santiago Ardisson - BSc International Development

Santiago Ardisson

Researcher in international law and international affairs. Determined to promote new approaches and innovative ideas to build a stronger global governance system. PhD candidate in Law (Pontifical Catholic University Argentina). Lawyer (Pontifical Catholic University Argentina) and Bsc in Interational Development (University of London). Postgraduate studies in globall challanges (Leiden University & University of Geneva) and in international law (Universitá Catholique du Louvain). Visiting Scholar at Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (2019) with a DAAD Grant, Compliance Analyst at G20 Research Group - University of Toronto (2020).  Acting as deputy secretary at Interdisciplinary Center of Procedural Constitutional Law, and deputy secretary at Center of Governance Studies, both from Pontifical Catholic University Argentina. Former TEDx Organizer and currently hosting TED Discussion about global issues.

Ndidi Edeoghon - Master of Laws

Ndidi Edeoghon - Postgraduate Laws LLM

My first degree was obtained in 1999 and my second in 2013. I had decided to gain work experience after my first degree and then became overwhelmed with the pressures of the legal corporate environment and the demands of being a wife and mother. My focus was always to further my education so I was pleased when I came across UoL distance learning. I was able to balance work, study and family to get my postgraduate degree in the very busy city that is Lagos. I would like to share my experiences with those who I know are faced with similar challenges.

Sze Bim Lee - Bachelor of Laws

Sze Bim Lee - Bachelor of Laws

I am an LLB graduate who sought "alternative" careers in fast fashion marketing in Japan, then operation planning and project roles in banking in Singapore. I believe LLB is a diverse degree which opens up to a wide range of possibilities globally. Please do not hesitate to approach me with questions such as how to manage studies and balance with leisure, or tips on memorising case laws, or how a law degree can be useful for different careers. 

Rida Tahir - LLB

Rida Tahir - Bachelor of Laws

Rida is a UK qualified Barrister-at-Law, lecturer of constitutional and civil law and a human rights lawyer/activist in Karachi, Pakistan. You may contact her for advice in relation to the University of London LLB programme.

Catherine Kiama - LLB

Catherine Kiama - Bachelor of Laws

Catherine Kiama completed her LLB in 2012. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and is a Girls Rights Activist based in Nairobi. She studied on a full time basis and can advise on study skills and how to balance one's daily schedule while studying on both a full and part time basis.

Ülkem Sinci - BSc Economics and Management

Ülkem Sinci - Economics and Management

In 2017, Ülkem Sinci completed a BSc degree in Economics and Management (Upper Second-class Honours) with academic direction by the London School of Economics. After the first year of his studies, he attended an international summer school at South Korea’s Ajou University. He also holds an MSc degree in Analysis and Policy in Economics (High Honours) from the Paris School of Economics (PSE) where he specialized in industrial organization, regulation, and applied econometrics.

During the last year of his graduate studies, he worked as an Adjunct Instructor at Sciences Po where he conducted discussion sessions on “International Trade and Finance” and “Intermediate Microeconomics”. Following this, for 6 months, he worked in the Business Solutions & Innovation Unit of a French asset management company in which he has gained rigorous experience in sustainable finance and project management.
Ülkem can assist students with elective course selection and contemplating postgraduate studies in economics.

David Adams - MSc Infectious Diseases

David Adams - Infectious Diseases

David Adams, PhD, MPH, MSc, studied MSc Infectious Diseases by distance learning in 2009 and now he has the position of Instructor in Social and Natural Sciences at Point University in Savannah. He is an active member of the alumni community and has recently released a textbook on the fundamentals of infectious diseases from a public health perspective, Foundations of Infectious Diseases: A Public Health Perspective (Jones and Bartlett, 2020). 

Jessica See - Bachelor of Laws

Jessica See - Bachelor of Laws

I can share my advice on tackling bulky law subjects, jurisprudence, essay writing techniques, the importance of covering  syllabus before exams and time management.

Sukhwant Singh

Sukhwant Singh - Postgraduate Laws LLM

I have worked and studied, even while in the Singapore Army, to finance my education.  I completed the LL.B (Hons) in 1980, then went to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn and finally Masters at UCL, London. I have practiced in London, Singapore and Western Australia. I became a partner in Western Australia's largest Plaintiff litigation law firm, mentored junior lawyers since 1992 and provide pro bono advice to lawyers facing professional conduct issues.

Dr. Adi Walker - Alumni ambassador

Dr. Adi Walker

Adi has over 30 years professional experience, accumulated across 6 continents and in over 50 countries. He holds a PhD from Oxford Brookes University, a hybrid Master’s Degree from Imperial College London and SOAS University, and a B-Tech. in Engineering from Hertfordshire University. Adi can provide you with advice and ideas, or just act as a sounding board on the following: 1) academic research - philosophy, conceptual design and practice; methods, approaches and analysis; living, studying and writing, and 2) thematic subject areas and their practical application - international development, governance and local government, post-disaster reconstruction and recovery, community-driven development, leadership and teams.

Adalto Felix de Godoi

Adalto Felix de Godoi - Management

Brazil-based Adalto Felix de Godoi completed his Diploma for Graduates in Management in 2011. He also holds others degrees and MBA. He built his career in the hospitality field, mainly in the health care industry. He is also a professor working in the business and academic fields. Adalto can advise on study skills, time management and how to balance a daily schedule while studying on a part-time basis.

Nida Sohail

Nida Sohail Chaudhary - Economics

Recipient of the University of London Scholarship for a Masters at London School of Economics and Political Science. Nida Sohail can advise on recommended study schedules and how to avoid common pitfalls of a distance learning degree.

Amr Aly Ismail, alumni ambassador

Amr Ismail - Politics and International Relations

I am a 2011 class of UoL, I did my classes in Politics and IR and I studied subjects like nationalism, democratisation, decision making and development management. I moved to Dubai after I finished my MA at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and worked in several industries including F&B and retail until I established Alex HR Consultants DMCC, a recruitment agency based in Dubai FZ. 

Jafar Rizvi

Jafar Rizvi - Accounting and Finance

While studying for his BSc degree, Jafar completed internships in the finance departments of various multinational companies including Barclays Bank. Soon after graduating, he moved to New Zealand where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant by becoming a member of The Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Jafar believes the University of London's global recognition allows students to succeed and adapt in their careers in every corner of the world. It is also a qualification that creates a pathway for them to further carry on their studies as they progress in their career. Jafar currently works for a leading Managed Print and IT solutions provider in New Zealand and believes that the breadth of knowledge he gained from his degree continues to add value to his work. Jafar would be glad to provide advice on managing your studies and making course decisions.

Samantha D’souza

Samantha D’Souza - Accounting and Finance

I can advise on managing the balance between work and study, general advice based on my experience and my future after UoL.

William Byun

William Il Young Byun - Economics

William I.Y. Byun is the Managing Director of the Conchubar Group’s US$ 100 million private equity fund, focused on industrial policy related infrastructure in emerging markets Asia. The Group is currently raising its 2nd fund focusing on cleantech and green energy. He is also a professor of finance at the San Marcos campus of California State University. William is a leading expert in renewable energy and climate change development and finance with multiple publications and lecturing engagements.

Additionally, he serves as an independent director to the International Green Technology and Investment Center of the Government of Kazakhstan, and as a juror on the International Awards Committee in Russia for the Global Energy Prize, the premier international award for scientific achievements and research in energy.
Previously been the Managing Director for Renewables and Climate Change (for Asia and the Middle East) for the NYSE-listed AES Corporation, the CEO of the manufacturer RC Chemicals, and for one of the pioneers in the climate change sector in Asia with BC Capital, he has also advised various governments and state-linked investment enterprises in Asia including for the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Indonesia and others on infrastructure investments and on renewables and energy policy.

A New York licensed attorney, William was a US Fulbright Scholar to the Ministry of Finance of Korea, and had been with the Office of General Counsel with US Federal Agency, OPIC. He has degrees in economics, law, financial economics and sociology from the University of Chicago, University of Michigan and the University of London.

Rabia Saeed

Rabia Saeed - Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Rabia Saeed is an Attorney of the High Court, and is currently working as a lecturer for the University of London LLB at UCI and Roots IVY International. She is also working as a legal consultant at SKIM legal associates. She can offer advice on study methods, how to maintain good scores, how to enrol for the local Bar, and how to get an internship. She can also help the students get a better idea of how a UoL programme works.

Robert Mudida - Alumni ambassador

Robert Mudida - Finance (Major: Economic Policy)

I have been an academic since 2004 teaching and conducting research primarily in the areas of financial economics, public policy and international studies. I also have extensive consultancy experience with the World Bank and Financial Sector Deepening in both Kenya and Uganda. I would be very happy to provide advice for students considering any of the MSc programmes of the University of London related to Financial Economics or Finance. I would be happy to explain the commitment required to successfully complete the programme and also some of the career opportunities once one completes the programme. I also speak fluent French and Spanish.

Keith Vella Licari, alumni ambassador

Keith Vella Licari - Information Security

Keith Vella Licari completed an MSc in Information Security in 2013 and a BSc in Computing and Information Systems in 2007. He works in CyberSecurity at a UK-based online gaming operator, Gamesys Group plc, which is well known for operating renowned gaming sites such as Jackpotjoy and Virgin Games. Prior to this, he worked for a professional services firm in Malta as an IT Audit Manager, and in the public sector where his primary focus was in the area of information security.

Keith can advise on study skills/aids, exam preparation, and how to manage study with other commitments.

Branko Bokan, Alumni ambassador

Branko Bokan - Information Security

Branko is a seasoned information security expert and a proud holder of all three ISC2 CISSP concentrations (CISSP-ISSAP, ISSEP, and ISSMP). He works for the Federal Government, serves an adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland Global Campus, and is a member of the board of directors of the Information Systems Security Association - National Capital Chapter in Washington, DC.

Hema Thakur

Hema Thakur - Banking and Finance

Having graduated in the field of banking and finance, I work at Cactus Communications, a company that assists academic authors in their journal publication journey by offering services such as translation and editing. I had joined the company as an associate editor in the Center of Excellence for Business and Economics given my academic background; I’m now a part of the training team and I drive organisation-wide projects in addition to training new recruits in the humanities discipline. I would be happy to address any queries I receive, be it the applicability of my studies to the industry, prospects of further study, the academic industry in general, study tips, or teaching centre-related queries.

Dr Jacquie Oliwa

Dr Jacquie Narotso Oliwa - Epidemiology

Jacquie is a paediatrician, clinical epidemiologist, a lecturer and research fellow. Her research focus is in health systems and implementation science. Her current project is trying to understand the complex epidemiology of tuberculosis in children and optimising implementation of guidelines and diagnostic tests to improve case detection of tuberculosis in children. She has collaborated with the Kenyan Ministry of Health and government hospitals in various quality improvement projects, clinical trials and systematic reviews - all of which have contributed to building evidenced-based care and policies for sick children in Kenya. She serves on the Kenya Paediatric TB Technical Working Group, is a member of the International Union of Lung Health and the WHO Child TB subgroup providing technical expertise in policy development and advocacy for improved care for children with tuberculosis.
Jacquie has vast experience in medical education. She is a trainer of trainers for the Paediatric HIV Care Course; Paediatric TB; as well as Paediatric Life support courses. She lectures Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Nairobi; and the Diploma in Tropical Medicine with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has taken part in curriculum development/review of the mentioned courses and has trained/facilitated several courses in Kenya and the wider East Africa region. Jacquie’s expertise spans curriculum development and medical education; health systems research; clinical and observational studies; quality improvement; monitoring and evaluation; policy formulation and implementation. She is passionate about capacity building and use of evidence to improve quality of care in children.

Joseph Nkuranga

Joseph Nkuranga - Epidemiology

I am a medical doctor working in Kenya with more than ten years' experience in HIV and TB management at service delivery and advisory levels. I pursued my MSc in Epidemiology between 2011 and 2014 via distance learning. It was a challenging period balancing a busy career with a demanding course. It took discipline, dedication and fortitude to succeed on both fronts. Somehow, in the middle of all that, I also got married. Feel free to talk to me about studying while working and applying what you learn in public health programmes.

Dr Judit Krisztina Horvath  -Alumni ambassador

Dr Judit Krisztina Horvath - Epidemiology

A medical doctor specialised in Preventive Medicine and Public Health in Hungary, J. Krisztina Horvath completed her MSc in Epidemiology in 2011. Currently she works at the National Public Health Center in Hungary, having previously worked at the Office of the Chief Medical Officer (2012-2017) and at the National Centre for Epidemiology in Hungary (2006-2012). Krisztina can advise on study skills, and how to balance one's daily schedule while studying with the distance learning option.

Farah Saleh

Farah Saleh

Farah graduated from Computing and Information Systems in 2013 and has been working in the digital industry since then. In her free time, she does mentoring to young graduates and blogs on her website. She is available for advice and chats on the programme, digital industry and technological leadership.

Ruwan Fonseka

Ruwan Fonseka

Ruwan is a Senior Software and Project Management Professional based out of Greater New York City Area. Ruwan has an interest in Tech Startups, and has completed the University of Oxford Saïd Business School’s Oxford Fintech Programme and Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme. He graduated with a BSc. Computing And Information Systems degree from the University of London, and also holds an Executive Master of Science degree in Technology Management from Columbia University (New York City). He is a certified Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute, and a Certified ScrumMaster from the Scrum Alliance. Ruwan can provide advice in all areas for future students of the University of London BSc. and Diploma in Computing And Information Systems.

Asif Chowdhury

Asif Chowdhury

Asif Chowdhury graduated in BSc Computing & Information Systems in 2002. He also completed a MSc in IT in 2010. He has more than 18 years of experience in IT and holds a senior position in the IT Infrastructure department in MNC. His strength lies in virtualisation and cloud computing.

He believes that studying at the University of London helped him to delve deep into the framework and it teaches concepts and practices, which will enable students to appreciate engineering support facilities with a managerial perspective in a business environment. He remarks that the programme helped to facilitate and balance his personal and social life with his professional life. In particular it has equipped him with the knowledge of technical, analytical, managerial and social issues.

Being friendly, approachable and clued-up, he can present both an affirmative and accurate picture of the degree course offered by the University of London. He is privileged and well equipped to share all his experiences during his undergraduate study. He is also capable to assist and guide prospective students who are willing to pursue degree courses at the University of London as a distance learner.

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Chris Leung

Chris Leung completed his BSc CIS in 2004 and now works in multimedia development and information management.

Olga Mitkina, alumni ambassador

Olga Mitkina - Postgraduate Laws LLM

I can provide advice in international arbitration, trade mark law and copyright law as I studied them for my LLM.

Hong-Chee Lee

Hong-Chee Lim - Postgraduate Laws LLM

Hong-Chee Lim decided to take up a law degree to strengthen his working knowledge and academic qualification, 15 years after leaving university. Despite limited prior legal knowledge, he completed his Postgraduate Diploma in Law and progressed to complete the LLM whilst having a full time travel-intensive job and a family of four to take care of.

Hong-Chee can share his experiences of how he overcame challenges on time management as a part-time student, and on picking up textbooks again after having been out of school for a long time.

Lisa Benjamin - Alumni Ambassador

Lisa Benjamin - Postgraduate Laws LLM

After practising for over eight years in the commercial and technology areas in London and Nassau, Bahamas, I switched to teaching full time at the University of the West Indies/College of the Bahamas LLB faculty, and I am now an Assistant Professor at Lewis & Clark Law School where I teach international climate change law, energy law, environmental justice and administrative law. Pursuing an LLM enabled me to diversify my professional interests into the area of environmental law, and I went on to pursue a PhD after my LLM.

Ahmad Mukhtar, Master of Laws Alumnus

Ahmad Mukhtar - Postgraduate Laws LLM

I am working in the areas of international economic and trade law, particularly the World Trade Organization and related issues. I can provide advice on these subject areas.

Akber Ahmed Choudhry

Akber Choudhry - Postgraduate Laws LLM

I am an IT professional in Canada with a passion for law. I practice law in another common-law jurisdiction, Pakistan. I have provided dozens of students information on how to prepare for distance learning, allocate time, and what materials to use. I also advise on law practitioner licensing process in various common-law jurisdictions.

Jessii Wachanga

Jesse Wachanga - Postgraduate Laws LLM

I studied for a LLB with UoL between 1991-1994 through private studies without attending formal tuition while I was working as a teacher. Therefore I can give advice on how to plan private study and the balance of work-study. The LLB enabled me to join the legal profession in Kenya. Later I studied for LLM which enabled me to get senior employment at Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission and then an international job at the United Nations. Therefore i can also advice on employment possibilities of the qualifications.

Claudia Sibert

Claudia Sibert - Bachelor of Laws

Advocate & Solicitor for West Malaysia and in-house Legal Counsel (Switzerland) Claudia Sibert completed her LLB from the University of London in 2007. Claudia pursued her LLM after being called to the Bar and gained several years of legal practice and in-house experience. During her LLB, she chose company law and intellectual property law as electives and pursues her career as an in-house Intellectual Property Lawyer at General Electric. Claudia can advise on study skills, subject electives and how to maintain a good student life balance.

Saad Hasan

Saad Hasan - Bachelor of Laws

I am a practicing attorney who has been engaged in criminal, civil & corporate litigation and consultancy since 2011. I am an advocate of the High Courts with an experience of over 700 contentious cases before all categories of judicial for a. I have also been associated with the UoL alumni ambassador program since 2015 and regularly advise prospective students who approach me for advice on study technique, readings, what is required to be successful legal practitioner, what litigation is like, how a University of London degree can help them practice in Pakistan or other commonwealth countries and how the programme compares to other LLB degree programmes etc. As someone who has been a product of UoL external programme and has gone on to practice litigation the extent that I have renders me able to provide advice laced with personal insight to aspiring students and to anticipate and address their queries on how the degree programme would equip them to pursue their professional goals.

Fawad Baluch

Fawad Baluch - Bachelor of Laws

Fawad Baluch graduated from the University of London with an LLB in 2014 and worked for over five years with a highly regarded corporate litigation practice in Pakistan. He can offer advice on study materials, exam preparation and how to approach the programme as a full-time student.

Philip Beharry

Philip Koonj Beharry - Postgraduate Laws LLM

I completed my LLM Maritime Law (Merit) with UoL in 2018. I have been a Judicial Research Counsel in the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago since 2015. I provide research and advice to judges of the Court. I have worked in both the Court of Appeal and the High Court. With 6 years of experience as an attorney at law in Trinidad, I can advise on working in both the public and private sectors, and best options for employment based on individual goals. I can assist in deciding whether a career as an attorney at law is right for you, based on the legal profession as it exists in Trinidad and Tobago. I can also provide assistance on choosing an UoL Recognised Teaching Centre to study at, in Trinidad. 

Salah Uddin, alumni ambassador

Md. Salah Uddin Bhuiyan - Bachelor of Laws

Md. Salah Uddin Bhuiyan is an advocate and legal consultant in a widely known law firm at Dhaka. He is able to help prospective students by giving study tips and information about admission of the University of London International Programmes.

He says: "Doing the Bachelor of Laws from University of London International Programmes was one of the best decisions in my life that I have made. I found the course really diverse and it greatly assisted me in securing a position within a reputed law firm in the Bangladesh."

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Md. Mahdiul Haque - Bachelor of Laws

Md. Mahdiul Haque completed his LLB in 2014. He then completed his masters in Criminology at the University of Dhaka. Currently, he is working in a reputed law firm as Junior Associate at Law Chamber in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Mahdi has been involved with a voluntary organisation regarding developing reading habits throughout his academic career and he is interested in travelling around the world. He knows about study materials and the difficulties that students face regarding examination related issues.

Dr Johannes Landbrecht, alumni ambassador

Dr Johannes Landbrecht - Bachelor of Laws

Rechtsanwalt & Barrister Dr Johannes Landbrecht completed his LLB in 2011. Johannes obtained his first law degree in Germany in 2006, where he was admitted to the bar in 2008. He obtained his PhD degree from the University of Geneva in 2012. In 2014 he was admitted to the bar in England & Wales, in 2018 in Switzerland. He sits as arbitrator and works as counsel in international arbitration at GABRIEL Arbitration in Zurich, with a focus on IP and energy-related disputes. He also lectures at the universities of Münster and Zurich and serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame.

Faria Binta Alam - Alumni Ambassador

Faria Binta Alam - Bachelor of Laws

After successfully completing my LLB in 2007 and Diploma-in-law in 2005 from UoL, I have completed my LLM from Eastern University in Bangladesh. I was also awarded with the ''CUM LAUDE"" Award n 2010 for the excellent result in my Master's.
Currently, I am working as a Lawyer in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. At the same time, I am also involved as the Panel Lawyer in a few corporate companies, a pharmaceutical company and banks and financial institutes. I have also worked briefly as a Senior Associate & Head of Finance in a renounced law firm in Bangladesh and while working there, I was awarded as the Star Performer for the month.  
Studying with UoL has given me a wide range of opportunities in shaping my career path. I had a wonderful experience in studying at UoL. As an Alumni Ambassador I would like to contribute to the alumni community by sharing my views and experience with current and prospective students.

Tawheen Choomka, alumni ambassador

Zareena Tawheen Choomka - Bachelor of Laws

I can provide future learners on the prospects of having a UoL degree. I have won the Brigid Cotter Prize in 2008 and I believe I am apt to advise learners as to how to manage their time and schedule for learning for an online degree. I have myself taught at University and Bar Vocational level, I am therefore apt to understand the needs of learners when it comes to a degree, undergraduate, post graduate or professional level.

Christina Chelliah

Christina Chelliah - Bachelor of Laws

Christina Chelliah is a dual-qualified multi-lingual Attorney (New York State & Malaysia) based in New York City. During her time in the United States, she has been engaged in various consultant attorney stints with prestigious firms and companies including Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, LLP; Paul Hastings, LLP; Mayer Brown, LLP; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP and 3M. In addition to her work as an attorney, Christina is a registered Real Estate Agent with Rutenberg Realty and plays a dual-role of Law Tutor and Tutor Manager with the International Centre for Legal Studies (ICLS) - the only recognized teaching centre for the University of London in the United States and Canada. She is also currently pursuing the final leg of the Qualified Lawyer Transfer Scheme (QLTS) Examination for admission to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales.

Prior to her arrival in the United States, Ms. Chelliah practiced as a corporate attorney in a leading law firm in Kuala Lumpur while simultaneously lecturing part-time at a renowned law school in Kuala Lumpur. Her main portfolio while in legal practice comprised various corporate and commercial matters with a primary focus in mergers and acquisitions in cross-border transactions, a company secretarial portfolio and general advisory work.

Christina, a former Miss Malaysia, exhibits poise and the unique ability to engage and interact with a variety of personalities due in part to experiences gained as a sought after spokesmodel for world class brands, her role as Alumni Ambassador for the University of London and her time as Project Manager for an internationally-affiliated travel agency on 5th Avenue in New York City overseeing and executing complex luxury destination events for high net-worth individuals.

Sze Ching Lai - Alumni Ambassador

Sze Ching Lai - Bachelor of Laws

Acting as Adjudicator, Arbitrator and Mediator. Extensive experience in construction and as lawyer acting for the parties in adjudication and arbitration proceeding. Also act as a claim consultant.

Marion Brown - Alumni ambassadors

Marion Brown - Bachelor of Laws

Marion is a proud 2006 LLB graduate and is currently the Assistant Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer at the University of Technology Jamaica. Her main area of focus is Corporate Governance and provides advice on all such matters to the University. Marion remains a committed Alumni Ambassador for the UoL and is delighted to share her experiences with incoming and current students and to provide any guidance or assistance that can make the students sojourn in the programme more manageable.

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Betty Co - Bachelor of Laws

I completed the LLB programme at the University of London in 2003. I can advise on self-discipline as well as balancing study and one’s social life.

Paul Pearce - Alumni Ambassador

Paul Pearce - Bachelor of Laws

I used my law degree for Parliamentary purposes especially in my role as Chair of the Parliamentary ethics and Privileges Committee, and, especially, on the legislative review committee whose remit was to assess every bill before Parliament (Government, Opposition and Private Members) against a series of tests on compliance with international conventions (human rights etc) and legal precedence.

Since I left Parliament in 2011 (or since I was voted out!), I have used my legal background in the local planning area on a consultancy basis, though I am now largely retired from that activity. I am currently researching a PhD on Social Democracy through a local university.

Dr Les Mighalls - Alumni Ambassador

Dr Les Mighalls - Bachelor of Laws

Self-employed dental surgeon who became an equity partner in a business and taxation law firm and practised as a registered migration agent before returning to dental practice. Currently, he is also serving as a Director of, and Hon. Treasurer for, the Australasian College of Legal Medicine.

Kevin Butcher

Kevin Butcher - Organizational Psychology

Worked for over 30 years in large corporations in UK and Canada. Last 15 at senior executive level. Chaired diversity programs. Have worked as executive coach at individual and team levels (ICF certified) - and in transition work. Was certified as a CMC (I no longer maintain this membership). Did the MSC whilst an executive so understand the strains of studying whilst in a large role and with a family and remote learning.

Martin Catchlove

Martin Catchlove - Organizational Psychology

Combining his background in chemical engineering and organisational psychology, Martin brings over 20+ years international experience in shaping and executing strategy, infrastructure program delivery and service transformation. With a passion for sustainable community development, Martin also holds leadership and advisory/pro-bono roles in this field.

I'm grateful for the opportunities and support I've received during my journey so far - including industry roles in energy production operations and capital infrastructure, major government reforms and professional services, working with senior executive and operational teams across a variety sectors, geographies and cultures. I'm certainly happy to be a sounding board for others who are exploring career options and/or learning paths to support their development too - please do get in touch.

Dr. Chris Oyewole Durojaiye

Dr. Chris Oyewole Durojaiye - Infectious Diseases

Dr. Chris Oyewole Durojaiye is currently a Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK. He completed his PGDip and MSc in Infectious Diseases in 2011 and 2013 respectively. His main interests are outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT), viral hepatitis and tropical diseases. Chris can offer advice on study skills, approaches to answering exam question, time management, and how to combine study with full-time job and family time.

Enas Newire

Dr Enas Newire - Infectious Diseases

I chose to study my Masters through the University of London for a number of reasons, including its reputation, the specialisation it offered, the project option, and in particular, because I could study through distance learning. I enjoyed the independence of tailoring my time, which allowed me to accommodate family, work, and social commitments. I'm currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher (Clinical Microbiologist) at the University of Liverpool. The degree gave me a deep understanding of various molecular mechanisms I handle every day and taught me to evaluate the potential of scientific research in different areas. It qualified me in cutting edge and state-of-the-art scientific technologies, which is essential to my career.