Alumni News

“Go with your heart”: Ed’s career advice after half a century at the forefront of the battle to protect the environment

09.09.2021

Alumni | Alumni Newsletter

“Go with your heart”: Ed’s career advice after half a century at the forefront of the battle to protect the environment

As an academic scientist and a world-renowned first responder to oil spills, Ed Owens has had a more varied life than most – and certainly one with more than its...

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Mind how you go! Boys step out on sponsored charity walk

20.07.2021

Alumni | Charity

Mind how you go! Boys step out on sponsored charity walk

Pupils headed off into the countryside on a 10km walk and raised more than £4,500 for QE’s long-running Indian charity appeal and for the Piano Fund. Torrential downpours forced a...

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Young Enterprise team wins award for their eco product

06.07.2021

Academic enrichment | Alumni | Trips

Young Enterprise team wins award for their eco product

QE’s Young Enterprise team won an Innovation Award after impressing judges at a trade fair with their eco-friendly phone cases. Adjudicators at the Young Enterprise Trade Fair at Old Spitalfields...

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Our rich heritage open to all: proudly presenting QE Collections

17.06.2021

Academic enrichment | Alumni | Library & creative writing | Outreach

Our rich heritage open to all: proudly presenting QE Collections

Eighty-nine people joined a special Zoom event held to present QE Collections – Queen Elizabeth’s School’s new fully digitised online set of archives relating to the School and the Barnet...

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At your service: Andrew’s human-centred approach to technology

04.05.2021

Alumni | Alumni Newsletter

At your service: Andrew’s human-centred approach to technology

Andrew Kettenis’ work as a digital experience consultant can be both diverse and sometimes high-profile: recent projects have included working on the UK’s vaccine roll-out and providing support for an...

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Take it from us: last year’s leavers give current sixth-formers the benefit of their university experience

16.04.2021

Alumni | Careers | Support & guidance

Take it from us: last year’s leavers give current sixth-formers the benefit of their university experience

QE’s University Convention may have gone online this year because of Covid-19, but the alumni still turned out in numbers to support current Year 12 boys. Well over 50 Old...

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Entrepreneur Akshay named in Forbes 30 Under 30 list

09.04.2021

Alumni

Entrepreneur Akshay named in Forbes 30 Under 30 list

OId Elizabethan Akshay Ruparelia has been named in one of the influential Forbes 30 Under 30 lists, following the success of his online estate agency. Still only 22, Akshay (OE...

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Harmful and hurtful: asking the hard questions about micro-aggressions

26.03.2021

Alumni | Lecture Programme | Support & guidance

Harmful and hurtful: asking the hard questions about micro-aggressions

Old Elizabethan Bilal Harry Khan threw down a challenge when he took part in a video conversation about ‘micro-aggressions’ as part of a new series of bitesize discussions on vital...

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Nilesh champions emerging technology’s “profound and positive impact”

18.03.2021

Alumni | Alumni Newsletter

Nilesh champions emerging technology’s “profound and positive impact”

After seven years in a senior role for the global advertising agency behind Nike’s ‘Just do it’ tagline, US-based Nilesh Ashra is now blazing a trail with his own innovation consultancy.  Named in Ad Age’s 40 under 40 list...

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Spearheading change in society: PinkNews boss speaks to QE boys

26.02.2021

Alumni | Religion & Society | Support & guidance

Spearheading change in society: PinkNews boss speaks to QE boys

Benjamin Cohen, founder and CEO of PinkNews, dotcom success story and broadcaster, spoke to current pupils as part of LGBT+ History Month. Benjamin, who was at QE from 1993–1998, took...

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Light at the end of the tunnel: Max’s positive message on mental health in the pandemic

05.02.2021

Alumni | Support & guidance

Light at the end of the tunnel: Max’s positive message on mental health in the pandemic

Old Elizabethan Max Hassell gave a virtual talk for senior pupils on his experiences with ADHD, anxiety and depression as the country marked Children’s Mental Health Week. In the lunchtime...

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Doing what he loves – HOW good is that!

27.01.2021

Alumni | Alumni Newsletter

Doing what he loves – HOW good is that!

Frankie Vu (OE) has secured a role as a presenter of the iconic children’s television show, HOW, while also enjoying a new job with Facebook, working in virtual reality. ITV...

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