Alumni advice: life after the Faculty of Life Sciences
The UCL Alumni Online Community is an exclusive networking site for UCL students and alumni. You can use this to find careers advice or a mentor in your chosen field.We reached out to UCL alumni from the Faculty of Life Sciences, who shared their experiences and tips to help you with taking the next step in your working life.
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(UCL BPharm Pharmacy 1989)
Commercial Director at iWGC
Ask me about Pharmacy, life sciences, NHS, and digital health technology.
(UCL MPhil Medicine 2000)
Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences at UCL
Ask me about decisions about postgraduate study, how to stand out in your CV / job application, effective time management, advice for leading and mentoring a team, and sustainability.
(UCL BSc Physiology 2005)
Health Improvement Officer at Barnet Council
Ask me about postgraduate study and careers in public health.
(UCL MBBS Medicine 2006)
Associate Medical Director at Genentech
Ask me about postgraduate study, working in the US, physician-scientist opportunities.
(UCL MSc Neuroscience 2013)
Senior Account Executive at The Corpus
Ask me about the medical communications industry.
(UCL PhD Computational Biology [Structural & Molecular Biology Dept.] 2016)
Postdoctoral Research Associate at UCL
Ask me about doctoral studies, bioinformatics, CV advice, applying for Tier 2 visas and more.
(UCL BSc Biological Sciences 2017)
Fakfak Marine Protected Area (MPA) Officer at Conservation International
Ask me about CV tips, student life, and work in the conservation sector.
(UCL MSci Biological Sciences 2018)
Partnership Officer at Greenspace Information for Greater London (GiGL)
Ask me about environmental record centres and data visualisation.
The UCL alumni profiled here are members of the UCL Alumni Online Community. Join them by registering at to make professional contacts within the UCL community.
You can use the network to find a personal mentor from our pool of more than 7,500 experienced alumni, including over 500 Faculty of Life Sciences alumni. Our mentors are based all over the world with experience in a wealth of industries and have volunteered to help you with everything from perfecting your CV to research collaboration.
Registration is simple. Once registered, you can:
- Use your LinkedIn account to synchronise your professional details with your UCL profile.
- Search the alumni directory by several criteria including location, industry, year of graduation, and UCL department.
- Contact as many alumni as you like for advice and/or to arrange a mentoring relationship that works best for you both, be it short or longer term.
Register today at and connect with UCL alumni from the Faculty of Life Sciences and beyond.