UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies


Alumni Profiles

Some of our alumni reflect on their time in the Hebrew & Jewish Department and discuss their careers

I have studied in a number of countries and at different universities and departments but I will always remember the years I spent at the UCL Hebrew and Jewish Studies Department as the most 

enriching, memorable and enjoyable university experience. The wonderful, warm, supportive and welcoming atmosphere, outstanding teaching, small classes, and being part of one of the leading world universities will give you the best student experience you could wish for. I can’t recommend it enough. - Ela Szubarczyk


jemima in holding a jewish artifact

Jemima Jarman, BA Hebrew & Jewish Studies

Assistant Curator

“[the] Department felt like a big, inclusive family who were always inspiring me and sparking my curiosity."

snapshot of Kyoko in the library

Kyoko Hirooka, BA Hebrew & Jewish Studies

Japanese/Hebrew translator

"Thanks to the structure of this program, I could dive into the rich world of Jewish history and Hebrew language from day one..."

Ela in the SSEES library at UCL

Ela Szubarczyk, BA Hebrew & Jewish Studies

Library Area Specialist

"Knowledge of Hebrew and Jewish studies has often given me a distinct advantage in applying for roles that would have been unattainable to me otherwise"

snapshot of Helene Bartos outdoors

Dr Helene Bartos, BA, MA & PhD Hebrew & Jewish Studies

PR & Communications Manager

“...the degree with the Year Abroad option and then my PhD research in many different countries in Europe and overseas was the perfect preparation for the world of work.”

photo of several open books

Katarina Palcova, MA Jewish Studies

Academic Coordinator

“The quality of the education I received was outstanding, but it is the people there that I will remember forever.”