Study abroad programme – Events & Social programme
Throughout the semester the study abroad office organises a programme of events and activities to help you meet and get to know other students on the Study Abroad programme and also full degree students studying at Queen Mary.
As part of the welcome orientation we usually have a boat cruise on the river Thames and a guided bus tour of London. Once you have settled into your classes other events are scheduled by the Study Abroad team, recently these have included:
A tour of the nearby London 2012 Olympic Site
Football (soccer) match at one of the London Premiership grounds
Visit to the Shakespeare Globe Theatre
Traditional Afternoon High Tea
A backstage tour of the National Theatre
Cricket match at Lords (spiritual home of world cricket)
Student Events Office
In addition to the events organised by the Study Abroad office we also have a Student Events office that organise events which are open to all students – hence giving you the chance to meet our students on other programmes, these visits may include:
Bath & Stonehenge
Windsor and Windsor Castle
Alton Towers Theme Park
Have a look at their web-site for details: http://www.studentevents.qmul.ac.uk
International Students’ House
International Students’ House (ISH) is a social centre for international students in London. They are located just around the corner from Great Portland Street tube station.
Queen Mary pays a membership fee which means all programme participants are members of ISH - you just need to show the staff your Queen Mary student ID card upon arrival. They have a range of social events and facilities:
Bars and restaurants
Free Cinema Evenings
Substantially discounted rates for trips and events
and lots more
International House Travel Club
The International Students House (ISH) Travel Club organises weekend trips in the UK and in Europe. For example you can visit Poland for a weekend, go on a day trip to Cambridge or skiing in France.
You pay just 60% of the real cost so it is much cheaper than travelling with other tour companies. This makes it a really great way to see the UK. Trips are in small groups so you can make friends with other students. There are lots of events planned for each trip as well as some spare time when you can choose what you want to do. The cost of the trip covers transport, accommodation, scheduled activities and support from a group leader. The only thing you need to pay for is food and your own shopping.
All students have to join ISH Travel Club before going on a trip. You can do this in person at the Events Office at ISH
Please visit: http://www.ish.org.uk/
HOST is a voluntary organisation, a network of UK residents who welcome adult international students to their homes for a weekend, day or Christmas visit.
The purpose is to give students an insight into the way of life in Britain. Students also share their own culture with their hosts.
Queen Mary is a part of the scheme and many study abroad students have participated in the scheme, for further information please visit:
Please visit: http://www.hostuk.org.uk