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Students arrive on campus at Queen Mary.

Autumn 2017 Pre-arrival Countdown Newsletters

Study Abroad Orientation

Free Airport Transfer from Heathrow Airport

Arrivals Guide and Orientation Schedule

Autumn 'Countdown' Pre-Departure Newsletters

Study abroad students receive 'Countdown' pre-departure e-newsletters. The newsletters contain practical advice and information for students who will be joining in Autumn 2017. These newsletters will be sent out via email from April 2017 and will also be linked below. . If you have any questions in the mean time please do email us on

Countdown Newsletter #1 - Welcome to QMUL

Countdown Newsletter #2 - Visa & Immigration Advice

Countdown Newsletter #3 - Study in the UK & Student Life

Countdown Newsletter #4 - Funding

Countdown Newsletter #5 - Modules at QMUL

Countdown Newsletter #6 - Module Highlights

Countdown Newsletter #7 - Module Registration Instructions

Countdown Newsletter #8 - Module Registration is Open!

Countdown Newsletter #9 - Travel and Volunteering

Countdown Newsletter #10 - Introducing your academic schools

Countdown Newsletter #11 - Get Active! Sports, societies and more

Countdown Newsletter #12 - Who's who on campus

Countdown Newsletter #13 - What it's like to spend a year abroad in London

Countdown Newsletter #14 - Hey Buddy! Want a peer mentor?

Countdown Newsletter #15 - Preparing for your arrival

Countdown Newsletter #16 - Book your events

Countdown Newsletter #17 - Download your Arrival Guide

Countdown Newsletter #18 - Your Arrival!

More issues of the Countdown Newsletter will be released over the coming months and posted here. Please note if you have an offer to study abroad at QMUL you should be receiving the newsletters via email. 

Please email if this is not the case.

Study Abroad Welcome Programme & Orientation

The Study Abroad Welcome Programme will take place on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th September. The Welcome Programme has been organised to introduce you to living and studying in the UK and at Queen Mary University of London. It is a requirement that all new Study Abroad students attend. We will run workshops and presentations with lots of useful information, from registering for modules, to getting around London, where to buy food, to keeping fit, as well as health and safety advice and information.  There is also the opportunity to attend social events as part of orientation. These events often sell out so we suggest you buy online in advance of your arrival in London. We will send full details of all events via your Countdown Newsletters which you will receive via email. 

Free Airport Transfer from Heathrow Airport

There will be a free bus service for new Study Abroad students arriving at Heathrow Airport on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September. Booking is essential, if you do not book in advance we cannot guarantee space for you. We will give priority to students who have booked. You can book online here.

We regret we cannot arrange airport collection on any other days, or from any alternative airports. For advice regarding travel to the College outside of these times, or from other airports, please see How To Find Us.

Important information
The buses will depart from Terminal 3, at London’s Heathrow Airport, to Queen Mary, Mile End campus. We expect that buses will leave Terminal 3 approximately every two hours. This service is free of charge but if you do not book a place in advance we cannot guarantee there will be any space left on the buses when you arrive.

Family and friends
The airport collection service is for QMUL students only. If you are travelling with family members or friends they are welcome to travel on the coach only if there are spaces available. Priority will always be given to students. If a coach is full, Queen Mary staff will assist in directing your family or friends to the College using an alternative form of transport.

Arrivals Guide - Autumn 2017 Edition

The Arrivals Guide is your essential guide to your semester at Queen Mary University of London. Download your copy of the Autumn 2017 Arrivals Guide below.

A printed copy will be handed to you during Welcome Programme Day 1.

Arrivals Guide (Autumn 2017) [PDF 4.65 MB] Updated document UPDATED 14/09/17



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