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Meet Our Grads: Natural Sciences

When you study Natural Sciences at Middlesex, you join a community of outstanding graduates having a huge impact across the world. Our alumni go on to work for big-name organisations such as AstraZeneca and the NHS, set up their own businesses and are proactive in making the world a fairer, healthier and more sustainable place.

We understand that not only do you want to make the most of your time at university, but you might also be considering what comes after. Our Natural Sciences courses are geared towards employability and helping you achieve your career goals, whatever they are. For example, we will help you develop a wide range of essential skills such as analytical problem solving, teamwork and communicating information, to make you an asset from day one of your career.

Meet some of our alumni, aspirational individuals who have turned their career goals into reality since graduating from Middlesex:

Meet our alumni

Read about some of the aspirational individuals who have turned their career goals into reality since graduating from Middlesex.

Solomon Popoola: Environmental Specialist

Course Studied: MSc Environmental Pollution Control (2012 - 2013) / PhD Environmental Science (2022 – 2024)

Solomon is an environment specialist interested in sustainable ecosystems and how sustainable environmental practices play a crucial role in achieving this goal. After completing his masters Solomon took on a PhD where he mentored and co-supervised six postgraduate and two undergraduate students involved in a research project.

Nirusha Weerasinghe: University Lecturer, University of East London

Course studied: MSc Biological and Biomedical Sciences (2015 – 2017)

During his time at Middlesex, Nirusha took on the role of teaching assistant and student representative as well as Postgraduate course ambassador. Since graduating, Nirusha has worked as an Associate practitioner at St. John's Dermatology at St. Thomas' Hospital, London. Then, more recently as a lecturer in biomedical science at the University of East London.

"The best thing about MDX is the staff who were very helpful and kind to me. They were like a family to me

Anthony Futughe: Bioremediation Consultant, Advanced Bacterial Sciences

Course studied: MSc Environment Pollution Control (2011 – 2012) / PhD Environmental Science (2021)

Since his doctorate, Anthony has been a chartered environmental consultant for the UK Government at the Local Authority level and other multinational organisations such as Ove Arup & Partners and emerging brands like Advanced Bacteria Sciences.

One of my career objectives was to be one of the finest in my profession and MDX helped me to become much more.

Milan Vu: Technical Tutor, Middlesex University

Course studied: BSc General Biomedical Sciences (2012 - 2015) / PhD Biomedical Sciences (2016 – 2020)

“I came to UK to do my BSc in 2012 at MDX, in my 3rd Year I got a price (MDX) for my dissertation work. I got employed as GAA after graduation and started my MPhil/PhD (skipping master degree). I finished within 3 years despite being a part-time PhD with a demanding GAA job (also got promoted to senior GAA + lab responsibilities).

I managed to get several publications and attended several conferences (national and international) during that time. After PhD I joined research group at MDX as a postdoc, working on detection of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater in schools during pandemic (also did some minor HPL work for MDX). I am currently employed as Technical Tutor in Bioscience at MDX and working towards my PGcert in HE.”

At Middlesex, we understand the importance of career support for life beyond university. That is why our award-winning career support service, MDX Works, is on hand to help you during and after your studies (for life).

Want to find out more about how we support you with your career?  Speak to BSc Biomedical Science student, Tania.

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We have lots of stories about how our inspiring graduates built their great careers. You can read all of them on our Alumni Success Stories page.