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There's just over a week left to get your nominations in for the Students’ Union elections. Choose from one of over 40 positions, including full-time paid roles (paid up to £24,500) and part-time voluntary roles. Being an officer is a unique experience that is fun and rewarding, and boosts your CV and skills. Elected students set the direction of the Union, decide on student policy, and run campaigns, projects and events. You’ll also be the voice of the students you represent at QMUL. Alternatively, you can recommend a friend for a position. Find out more on the QMSU elections page. Nominations close at 4pm on Wednesday 15 February.

 News
Education Awards: nominations close this Friday
The Education Awards include the Course Rep Awards, awarded to Course Reps who have made a huge difference to students and their courses, and the Teaching Awards, awarded to teaching and support staff that have made an outstanding contribution to the student experience.
QMUL Virtual Lab project wins prestigious higher education award
A virtual learning platform from QMUL has won Gold at the Reimagine Education Awards 2016. 
 Phishing campaign
Reports of a phishing campaign – ‘Salary Raise’ and ‘Job Offer for Students’

IT Services is receiving reports of a phishing campaign attempting to gain access to payroll accounts, and a related campaign advertising jobs to students in order to gain access to bank account details. HR, Payroll and IT Services will never send you an email asking for your password or bank details. More information is on my.qmul. If in doubt, please call the IT Service Desk on 020 7882 8888 or email helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk. Free cyber security awareness training is also available.
 Money and support
Money Matters – National Student Money Week
 
This edition of Money Matters is all about this week’s National Student Money Week running until Friday 10 February, and how you can take part in the events at QMUL to help you get your finances in order. More.
 
10 ways to beat the winter blues
 
The Advice and Counselling Service has put together a handy guide for beating the winter blues. Check it out for tips on diet, exercise and fun activities which could help you throughout the winter season.
 
Think you should be receiving the QMUL Bursary 2016/17?

Bursary entitlement letters can now be seen online. Check yours to see confirmation of your entitlement, bank account details and the exact payment dates of the two instalments in February and May 2017.
 Student profile
Student Tech Clash
Adnan Salehin, Ayush Verma, Aniruddha Ray and Giorgi Karkashadze won a Europe-wide tech clash in November 2016 with their idea to create a collaborative virtual reality platform for education. We caught up with Adnan and Ayush to find out why they think their idea had the winning formula. Read.
 Notices

Bicycle security on campus

Security would like to raise awareness of attempted bicycle thefts near our campuses. Cyclists are encouraged to make full use of the facilities on campus and to report any problems to Security on 020 7882 3333. Further tips and advice on bicycle security and safety can be found on the Security webpages.

Music at QMUL March 2017 programme
 
The Music at QMUL March 2017 programme is now available to view. This month’s events will be celebrating 80 and 130 years of the People’s Palaces. More.

BME long table event a success
 
The 'BME (black and minority ethnic) success and belonging in QMUL and beyond' long table event took place on Thursday 26 January. More than 30 students and staff attended and this proved to be a successful evening where views were expressed freely and respectfully. More.

 Opportunities

Get your writing up to speed
 
If you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student and would like help with written work of any kind and at any stage, why not pay a visit to one of the three Royal Literary Fund (RLF) fellows at QMUL? More.

International Students Careers Week
 
The International Students Careers Week will be running from Monday 13 - Friday 17 February, featuring a great programme of events for international students who want information about working in the UK and overseas during their studies and after they have graduated. More.
 
Study in China scholarships – deadline Friday 10 February

The China Scholarship Council is providing generous scholarships to QMUL students who want to study in China. The opportunity could suit in particular students who graduate this June and who wish to pursue a masters degree in China. More.
 
Partner summer programme in Colombia, China and India
 
The Global Opportunities Office have partnered with a number of universities in Colombia, China and India to offer students the chance to spend time at one of our partner institutions in summer 2017. Programmes include language, academic and cultural immersion. More.

Postgraduate study at the School of Geography

Interested in postgraduate study and getting a masters degree in Geography or Environmental Science? Come along to the QMUL postgraduate open evening on Wednesday 15 February and pop over to the School of Geography at 6pm to catch up with current masters students and academics, find out about the courses on offer, and how to apply for one of the many bursaries available to support your studies.


Free bike maintenance
 
We have another free bike maintenance session at the Mile End campus in Library Square on Tuesday 21 February 10am - 2pm. Spaces offered on a first come first served basis. Get in touch with sustainability at sustainability@qmul.ac.uk if you have any questions.
 
Bank of England African/African-Caribbean Scholarship
 
The Bank of England in partnership with Windsor Fellowship is recruiting for the African/African-Caribbean Scholarship Programme. The programme is for students from a black or mixed African/Caribbean background who are currently living or studying and planning to start a full-time undergraduate degree in autumn 2017. More.
 
Beware of Pity free live stream
 
The Complicite theatre company will be broadcasting a free live stream of the sold-out performance of Beware of Pity on Sunday 12 February at 3pm. More.

 Students' Union
Updates from your Students’ Union

Check out what’s new with the Students’ Union, including the Student Experience Survey, taking part in the Buddy Scheme, how to sign up to the Qmotion triathlon, and more.
 Events
Centre for Studies of Home annual lecture: ‘Invaded homespace: Palestinian childhood in the home/land’ – Thursday 9 February

Managing deadlines – dealing with procrastination – Thursday 9 February
 
Geography Society climate change lecture series: President Mohamed Nasheed – Wednesday 15 February

Seeking sanctuary: refugees and migrants welcome at QMUL – Thursday 23 February
 
Inaugural lecture: Professor Elaine Chew: A mathematical musical conversation – Thursday 2 March
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