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Welcome Events and Activities

We want you to feel welcome when you join Queen Mary University of London. You can find information below about events and activities to introduce you to the campus and our community. 

For September starters, Welcome Week took place from Monday 18 to Friday 22 September 2017. Although teaching starts from Monday 25 September 2017, there are still opportunities to take part in activities, get to know the university and find out about the Students' Union and the support available to you.

If you've arrived late, make sure you contact your school or institute to find out what information you may have missed. You can take a library tour and see what events the Students' Union are running as part of their 'Try Something New' campaign or look out for tickets for their 'Freshers Ball' on Friday 29 September 2017.  

Take a look at our Welcome Guide for information about activities in Welcome Week and beyond.

Welcome Guide for new students
Welcome Guide for new students [PDF 4.17 MB]


 Watch the video to get an impression of Welcome Week in previous years.

Welcome and orientation events

There will be a number of events on offer to welcome you to QMUL and help you orientate yourself to the campus and the local area. Download our full events guide below to find a list of activities going on between Friday 15 and Friday 29 September.

Welcome Week 2017 events guide [PDF 72 KB]

Queen Mary Students' Union freshers' events

QMSU run a range of events over Welcome Week and beyond, including non-alcohol options and activities for postgraduate students - you can see the full listing of events here or go to the QMSU website: If you're interested in sports, please have a look at the Sports Guide. The QMSU Welcome Guide will tell you more about the Union, how it operates and how you can get involved with their work. 

The Try Something New programme is a series of student-led events, which runs throughout Welcome Week and the first term. Download the programme below.

Try Something New programme
Try Something New programme [PDF 768 KB]

Welcome to the Library

The Mile End library will run tours daily in the first week of teaching (25-29 September). There will also be an IT helpdesk in the help zone at the Mile End and Whitechapel libraries to assist students with connecting to the wi-fi network, managing student email and other issues. Find out more about library welcome activities here.

Find out more about our libraries.

Find out more about IT Services.

QMUL Jobs Market

Our Careers and Enterprise Service will run a  QMUL Jobs Market on Thursday 28 September 2017 where you will have the opportunity to meet employers from a range of industries and apply for vacancies and find out about part-time jobs, graduate schemes and internships on offer. Visit the Careers and Enterprise website to find out more and register to attend. 

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