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Season's greetings!

We're nearing the end of term, and this is our last newsletter of 2016. We hope you've enjoyed the year so far.

If you’re travelling home for the holidays, we wish you a safe and enjoyable journey. If you're planning to stay on campus or in London over the winter break then check out this helpful guide of activities, opening times for services and local amenities, and some tips for enjoying the festive period, even if you don't celebrate it.
 News
Timothy Clement-Jones to be appointed as Chair of Council at QMUL
The Liberal Democrat peer will succeed Sir Nicholas Montagu, who completes his term at the end of July 2017.
QMUL awarded Gold Engage Watermark for public engagement
QMUL is the first institution to be awarded the Engage Watermark in recognition of our public engagement work.  
Applications open for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships at QMUL
The awards will offer scholars from developing Commonwealth countries the opportunity to study on one of our prestigious masters programmes.
Saturn's gravity uncovered by satellite images
QMUL scientists have been key in providing a better understanding of Saturn's internal structure, with the hope of answering the question of what lies at the centre of the planet.
 Money and support
Money Matters
Guidance on what to do if you're worried a
bout having enough money until you receive your next instalment of funding, and how to save money over the festive break. 


QMUL Bursary 2016/17 - not taking out loans?
Find out about applying for a QMUL Bursary if you are not taking any student loans.
 
Financial Assistance Fund
If you are in financial need and want to find out more about the QMUL Financial Assistance Fund – who can apply, how you apply and how your application will be assessed – visit this website.

Managing stress and how to relax
Some useful advice on how to manage stress, featuring a helpful list of techniques you can use to relax, as well as a wide range of self-help books.
 QMUL society profile
AIESEC Queen Mary
We caught up with Tiara Sadikin, President of AIESEC Queen Mary, to talk about what makes AIESEC such a great opportunity for self-development and making a difference in the wider community, as well as all the fantastic overseas opportunities on offer to members and non-members alike. 
 Notices and opportunities
Recent snatch thefts on Mile End Road
In recent weeks there have been increasing reports of mobiles and bags being snatched on the Mile End Road. Take a look at the security advice on personal safety on and around campus.

Reports of a phishing campaign – 'you have 2 message'
IT Services has received reports of a phishing campaign that claims to have secure messages from Royal Holloway London Admin System. Please delete this email if you have received it, and do not click on the link provided or respond to the email.


Library Report November 2016
The November edition of the Library Report is now available. This issue covers new features implemented during the Mile End Library refurbishment project, a new Interim Head of Library Services, winter break opening times and more.


Bilingual speakers of English and Italian needed
A third-year Psychology student is looking for male and female participants to take part in a study looking at morality in bilinguals. If you speak both English and Italian, check it out.

Xero Entrepreneur Scholarship 2017
The Xero Entrepreneur Scholarship for 2017 is now open for applications. The scholarship is worth £2,000 and is designed to help students along the road to success on their entrepreneurial journey. Apply now.
 
 Students' Union
Updates from your Students' Union

Catch up with what’s been going on at the Students’ Union, featuring RAG charity Christmas cards and the Health Volunteering Fair. Take a look here
 Events
QMUL Music December programme

Barts Guild Christmas Concert - Tuesday 6 December
Sound of Ground - Wednesday 7 December
Sound House - Thursday 8 December
QMUL Music Society Christmas Concert - Sunday 11 December
Christmas Carol Service at Stepney Green - Monday 12 December
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