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The QMUL Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2017 recognised outstanding achievement in public engagement, academic enterprise, student enterprise and public relations at Queen Mary.

Congratualtions to Obehi Orukpe, who won the prize for Entrepreneurial Student of the Year for ‘Math Theatre’, an educational theatre company that inspires school children to study maths. Winner of the award for Most Promising Student Business of the Year was Motus Innovations, a technology start-up by medical engineering student Ross Ward in 2016. Read more about the awards here, and find out how QMUL can support your ambitions on our student enterprise pages. 

 News
New teaching and learning space needs a name
A range of exciting new spaces have recently opened in the Mile End Library as part of a £1.5m refurbishment and the Library team need your help in naming our new flexible learning and study centre.
QMUL partners with BBC for degree apprenticeships
The BBC joins the expanding number of organisations choosing to partner with QMUL to provide degree apprenticeships. 
Library Report – spring 2017
The latest report is available online, with news on library services in our new Graduate Centre, library opening times, and a range of library workshops. 
 Supporting yourself
Wellbeing and psycho-educational workshops on campus
The local NHS service is offering a number of workshops on campus throughout February and March, on topics such as managing stress, managing deadlines and building your confidence. More
 
QMUL Bursary 2016/17 – first instalment date: Wednesday 22 February
Check the details in your online bursary entitlement letter by logging in to your Student Finance application and looking under ‘Your Correspondence’.  More.
 
Special examination arrangements – deadline to apply: Friday 10 March
If you think that you need to apply for what are known as ‘special examination arrangements’ as the result of a disability, mental health issue or specific learning difficulty, for example dyslexia, then you need to apply to our Disability and Dyslexia Service by Friday 10 March. More

Get paid to develop your employability skills while working on a real-life business project
Applications are now open for the QConsult Commercial Summer Programme, which takes place between 12 June and 7 July. The programme sees students working in teams of five to conduct a research/consultancy project on behalf of a business. More

MSc taster lecture week
We’re offering short taster lectures for a whole host of programmes across maths, engineering, computer science, economics and finance, giving you a perfect opportunity to 'try out' a masters and work out what you might be interested in. More


Bike maintenance today at Mile End campus
We’ve got a free bike maintenance session today, 10am-3pm in Library Square. Sessions are offered on a first come, first served basis. If you have any questions, get in touch with the Sustainability team
 Society profile: QMTV
QMTV is QMUL’s own in-house TV media outlet. They showcase news, documentaries, entertainment, and more – all written, produced, directed and starring students. Read the profile.
 Supporting others

Support fellow QMUL student to ‘live her ambition’ to help destitute families
QMUL student Nefeli Douma needs your support for her idea in the Linklaters’ Live Your Ambition competition. If she wins, she will secure £5,000 in funding to help the Queen Mary Pro Bono Society in a project to redistribute unsold food from supermarkets and restaurants to areas of London that are in need. More

Seeking Sanctuary: Refugees and Migrants Welcome at QMUL 
This free event on Thursday 23 February from 6-8.30pm is a chance to learn about experiences of child refugees and migrants coming to East London through films, memoir and music; and to explore what QMUL and others are doing, and could do, to support refugees and how to get involved. Book through Eventbrite

Participants needed for research study measuring air pollution in London
A research team at QMUL is looking at a new smartphone app and carbon monoxide monitor, and would like help to find out whether it is an effective tool in air pollution monitoring. More

Fairtrade Fortnight from next week
Fairtrade Fortnight is running from Monday 27 February to Sunday 12 March this year and we have lots planned, including competitions, blogs and prizes. More

Participants needed for asthma research

Do you have asthma? Are you Bangladeshi/British-Bangladeshi or Pakistani/British-Pakistani? If so, QMUL researchers need your help. More

 Notices and opportunities

LGBT History Month 
February is LGBT History Month and as part of our celebrations you can see the rainbow flag flying outside the People’s Palace at the Mile End campus. Our Diversity and Inclusion team has organised a panel event on Monday 6 March entitled ‘Compliant, but are we non-discriminatory?’. More.

Queen Mary Talent Show – £100 prize
 
The Materials Society (Matsoc) and Engineers Without Borders (EWB) are organising the Queen Mary Talent Show to be held on Friday 17 March. Auditions will be held on Friday 24 February from 3pm in Engineering 209, Mile End campus, or you can submit a video audition. More
 
QMUL says ‘I do’ to weddings on campus

QMUL provides an extraordinary wedding venue in the heart of east London. The Grade II-listed Octagon at the Mile End campus has a capacity of up to 220 guests, while the Senior Common Room is now licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 100 guests. More

 Events
Seeking sanctuary: refugees and migrants welcome at QMUL - Thursday 23 February

MSc taster lecture week - Monday 27 February to Friday 2 March

Fairtrade Fortnight - Monday 27 February to Sunday 12 March

LGBT History Month: Compliant, but are we non-discriminatory? - Monday 6 March

Queen Mary Talent Show - Friday 17 March

 
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