Why did you choose to study at UEL?
I chose University of East London for my academic studies as in my country until 2020 there was no biomedical science program in state universities and as a subject I was very interested!
What is your one special memory of your time at UEL?
My most special moment at the University of East London was when I achieved a grade of 92/100 in the theory exams of Human Anatomy and Physiology!
What have you done since graduating from UEL?
After completing my studies at the University of East London, I was offered by Oxford Brookes University for a one-year MSc in Medical Genetics and Genomics with multiple honours.
What is your current job role? And what does it involve?
I was a biomedical scientist in Athens and I worked in biopathology laboratory! I focused on the Biochemical department, but I also worked in the hematology urochemistry and microbiology department.
How did UEL help you get to where you are now?
I was helped by my highly qualified teachers who imparted a wealth of knowledge and professional skills to me.
What advice would you give your younger self?
I would like to tell them to believe in themselves, to have a will to learn, to make their dreams come true and to set a goal to complete it.
What advice would you give to UEL current students preparing to graduate?
I would tell them to keep calm and give their best in the final exams, have a positive thought for their future and always strive for excellence.
Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know:
When I was studying, I was so focused on my goal of getting my degree in biomedical sciences that I became so stressed out that I suffered a loss of hair density, and I got black spots on my body!
If you were to do it all again, would you still choose UEL?
Of course I would choose the University of East London again, because for me my studies were not only an act of earning a living but a life experience!