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You may have spotted some of our ‘we listen’ statements around campus over the past couple of weeks. These are just a few of the ways in which we have already responded to your feedback. Your comments are important to us, and they give us the direction we need to improve the student experience at QMUL. Final-year undergraduate students will have the opportunity to 'tell us' by taking part in the annual National Student Survey (NSS) from Monday 30 January – keep an eye out for an email from Ipsos MORI. Find out how you can 'tell us' by providing feedback and see more of the positive actions we’ve taken by visiting our ‘tell us’ pages.

 News
QMUL and BH announce major new initiative in the Life Sciences
QMUL and Barts Health NHS Trust (BH) announce plans for a new centre for Life Sciences at the Whitechapel campus. 
Space sounds inspire short film competition
Filmmakers will have the chance to use real-life sound recorded from space in a new competition launched by QMUL.
University of London and QMUL launch new Global MBA
The new masters in business administration (MBA) was developed around specialisms in law, finance, entrepreneurship, innovation, accountancy and leadership.
 Money and support
Money Matters – National Student Money Week
In this edition of Money Matters, the Advice and Counselling Service discuss how you can get inspiration to improve your finances by taking part in their National Student Money Week activities. More.

QMUL Bursary 2016/17
Check out this advice if you are looking to apply for a QMUL Bursary, even if you are from a low-income family and aren't taking out student loans.

Financial Assistance Fund 2016/17
If you are in financial need, find out whether you are eligible to receive the QMUL Financial Assistance Fund today.

Expeditions Fund 2016/17
If you are looking to travel in the summer vacation then find out whether you qualify for the Expeditions Fund.
 Society profile
Lawyers Without Borders
Queen Mary Lawyers Without Borders (QMLWOB) is a student division of the non-profit NGO Lawyers Without Borders. We caught up with president Melina Tsangarides to talk about the aims of the society, the work they do both within and outside QMUL, and what events they have coming up this year. Read.
 Notices

Meningitis vaccinations for new students
Public Health England reminds you to get immunised against meningococcal disease (meningitis) if you have not already done so. The vaccine is available for first-time students up to the age of 25. Second-year students who missed their vaccination last year are also eligible for immunisation. More.
 
Could you lead the Students’ Union? – Nominations now open
Nominations in the annual Union elections are now open with over 40 exciting full-time and part-time positions available. Elected students set the direction of the Union, decide on student policy and run campaigns and projects with the aim of improving students’ lives. It’s a unique experience where you will access a range of benefits. The QMSU elections website has more information on how to run.
 
CopyShop introduces cashless payments
Cashless payments are now available in the CopyShop for all your printing needs. You will now be able to pay for your printing by swiping your student card. More.

 Opportunities

Partner summer school programme 2017
QMUL works with a number of institutions around the globe and the partner summer school programme offers students the chance to spend time at one of our partner institutions over the summer on a language, academic or cultural immersion programme. More.
 
Study in China scholarship applications now open
This year QMUL is offering at least three full scholarships in association with the China Scholarship Council to students interested in studying at one of our prestigious partner institutions in 2017/18. More.

Confucius Institute China summer camp
Applications are now open for the Confucius Institute China summer camp 2017 which runs from Saturday 15 to Sunday 30 July. The deadline to apply is Tuesday 31 January. More.

Chinese peony painting class
QMUL Confucius Institute will be hosting the celebrated Chinese artist Jiang Hongsheng (Jack) on Monday 30 January, 6–8pm, where he will be running a class for beginners on the art of Chinese brush painting. More.

Peer Mentors wanted for Students' Union Buddy Scheme
The Students' Union are recruiting current first- and second-year students to be Peer Mentors as part of the Students’ Union Buddy Scheme. If you'd like to take part, read more.

East London Social Hack – social enterprise training
The East London Social Hack is a three-day boot camp that will equip you with the skills you need to start your own social enterprises from scratch. All you need is the passion to make a difference and the drive to work with others to start a new project from scratch. More.
 
Half price tickets to the Institute of Contemporary Arts film screenings
QMUL students can obtain half-price tickets to any of the film screenings and psychoanalytical discussions at the Institute for the Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London commencing this February. More.

Teaching opportunities in China
Are you interested in working in China? If so, Education World has opportunities available that might be of interest to you. Opportunities are available to those with or without qualified teacher status. More.  
 

Hassle.com scholarship competition
Hassle.com are offering a scholarship of £1,000 to support the studies of one UK university student. To be in with a chance of winning, you must come up with an innovative marketing campaign for the company. Find out more.

 Students' Union
Updates from your Students’ Union
Check out what’s new with the Students’ Union, including the opening of Union elections, RAG Week, guaranteed places for the London Marathon 2017 and a new sustainable coffee brand in Students’ Union outlets. More.
 Events
Long table: BME success and belonging in QMUL and beyond – Thursday 26 January

Geography Society climate change lecture series: President Mohamed Nasheed – Wednesday 15 February
 
Conference: Early years - children's health, transition to transformation – Tuesday 7 February
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