Read our interviews with former students to see the wide range of careers they ended up in.
From plans and prospects on graduation day looking back at their studies many years later, find out where a degree in Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering has taken these alumni.
Graduation Day Interviews
We caught up with students on their graduation day, asking them about their plans for life after UCL and what they've learned from their degrees.
Read the full article to hear from eight different alumni with career paths that range from the International Space Station, to medical technology companies, to professional dancing.
PhD Alumni Spotlight
Dr Emma Biondetti
Emma Biondetti is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging who completed her PhD in 2019 on MRI Physics. We caught up with her just over a year later to talk about her career and plans for the future, as well as her thoughts on her time at UCL.
"Studying for a PhD at UCL has been extremely important for my current career, as the Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering department — and UCL in general — are world-renowned for MRI research.
Thanks to this central role of UCL researchers in the MRI scientific community, I developed an excellent professional network early on, I had the opportunity of attending high-quality talks delivered by experts in my field several times per month, and, in general, I was exposed to the most recent innovations in my field."
To learn about Emma's current work and background or read her advice for anyone considering a PhD, read Emma's story.
Medical Physics Alumni Spotlight
Esther Uwannah is a Radiation Safety Physicist who graduated from our Medical Physics MSci programme in 2015.
Esther was featured in a 2020 issue of Stylist magazine, and we reached out to catch up with her and find out where her career has taken her since her days with us at UCL.
She shared her advice on achieving work-life balance, explained how her degree was fundamental to her career (and getting her dream job), and discussed how she strives to make her mark outside of work: by inspiring young people through school outreach and redefining norms of what a "typical scientist" looks like.
You can read Esther's interview on page 14 of our 2020 Annual Report.
Job: Systems Engineer, Medtronic
Graduated: MSc in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, 2017
Job: Management Consultant, KMPG
Graduated: MSc Physics and Engineering in Medicine (Medical Image Computing), 2015
Job: Vice President, Beijiing Aerospace Changfeng Co Ltd
Graduated: PhD Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, 2008
Job: Physicist, UCLH
Graduated: BSc Physics with Medical Physics, 2001
We held our first-ever alumni mixer event on 11 October 2018, Iwith a keynote address from former Head of Department Professor David Delpy and some fantastic speeches from alumni Callum Gillies (on his career proton therapy physics), Peter Bruton (the role of the technical consultant), and Marina Melero Bernal – a final-year MEng Biomedical Engineering student at the time, and winner of the Adobe Research Women in Technology Scholarship 2018.
When you graduate from UCL Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, you will be entering a community of alumni around the world. Stay in touch with them through our department's LinkedIn group, which is open only to our students, staff and alumni. Join here:
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Join the UCL Alumni Online Community
All students and alumni are invited to join an exclusive social network only for members of the UCL community. Registration is simple, and you can use your LinkedIn account to sync your professional details with your UCL profile. Once you have registered, you can search the alumni directory for a potential mentor from our pool of experienced alumni — or become a mentor yourself. You can also view jobs posted by members of the UCL alumni community, or post your own jobs to recruit talented graduates for your company.
Make the most of your online community, by connecting with experienced professionals all over the world and strengthening your personal network.
To register and connect with your alumni community please go to uclalumnicommunity.org