Blessing Oloto, who graduated with First Class Honours in BSc (Hons) Medical Science, celebrated the diversity of sciences at UEL.
"As an international student, my favourite part of UEL was the diverse community, where I got to meet different people from around the world and learn about their culture.
"Currently, I am working as a biomedical scientist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. I couldn’t imagine myself being here without the encouragement and support I received at UEL.
"I am hoping to further my career by going into research so that I can continue to help people in my role as a biomedical scientist."
Gill Macaskill, PhD in performance in recreational distance runners: a biomechanical approach to improving running economy, says representation is vital.
"My journey as a Sports Scientist began in 2014 with an undergraduate degree at UEL. Part of my studies included biomechanics, looking at movement patterns, physiology and how the body functions.
"Now as a PhD student, I spend a lot of time in the labs at UEL, looking specifically at performance in recreational distance runners. I work with a variety of volunteers capturing their movement and the amount of oxygen they need when running.
"I am using these results to help runners identify what they can do to enhance performance – so that they can run, further, faster or for longer for the same energy cost.
"I think it's important to celebrate the success of women in our work as it is inspiring to have role models that we can see, so science is more readily considered as an option and not thought of as something that women can’t do. It is useful to see the vast range of work that is being done in the field so others can see what is possible."
For more information see International Day of Women and Girls in Science.