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Student life at Queen Mary University of London

Your time as a student is sure to be life-changing and we want you to get the most out of the time you spend with us.

Social life

Social life

Your time at university is a great opportunity to meet people and develop your interests. What's more, you have a world-class city to explore.

Academic experience

Academic experience

You can expect an outstanding education at a top university in a supportive and inspiring environment when you study at Queen Mary.

Laveena Ramchandani

Why did you choose to study at Queen Mary?

“I chose to study at Queen Mary, because it offered me the exact course, atmosphere and culture that I wanted to successfully complete my degree. The best thing about the college was its friendly atmosphere and easy access to lecturers, office staff, eateries and library. There was so much to do on campus such as campaigns, voluntary work, special organic markets and enjoyable atmosphere within the restaurants.

How did you find your academic and social experience at QMUL?

The best thing about my course was the material that was prepared for the students. The lecturers were all very helpful and generous.  IT keeps changing, and the labs consisted of the top technologies we needed. The most interesting things were the practical things: programming a Connect a Line game, my final year project and creating a database for a hotel that I did for a coursework. In terms of teaching excellence I would rate it as 9/10, innovation 9/10 and study facilities 8/10.

I would definitely recommend every new student to be a part of a society and enjoy what QM has to offer. I participated in a Bhangra competition and came 2nd in the UK, I was a part of the Hindu society, a PASS Mentor (student peer support) and YELP Tutor. I was very happy to be a part of such activities because I learnt a range of skills.

Every department had a Careers Advisor, who was really helpful with my CV and covering letters and helping me decide what job would suit me best. Also they hold career fairs with top firms. Blue chip companies also come in to advertising their graduate schemes.”

Graduate profile:

George Hawche

George Hawche, MSc in Molecular Pathology and Genomics

Why did you choose Queen Mary for your postgraduate study?

“I completed my BSc in Biology at Queen Mary and felt that it would be an excellent place to further my studies.

I’m sure that an MSc in Molecular Pathology and Genomics from a world-renowned institution for Cancer Research will be of great benefit to my future career. I aim to contribute to providing the highest level of patient care whether that be as a Doctor or working in a lab to try to find a cure for cancer. I believe that the skills and knowledge I have learnt whilst at Queen Mary will stand me in good stead for one day working with Health Professionals of the highest calibre.

How was your academic and social experience at QMUL?

The new MSc teaching suite has excellent facilities both in the lab and computing rooms. The teaching staff is of a high calibre and a good mix of both clinicians and scientists, many of whom are leading figures in their field. The student-staff relationship is very good and feedback is actively encouraged, providing an excellent study environment. The programme is highly innovative and dynamic, partly due to the strong links between the lab and the clinic and partly due to the enthusiasm of the staff and the other students.

I am an active member of the football team and I enjoy going to all the social events organised by the Student’s Association.  Extra-curricular activities offer students a chance to develop new interests as well as meeting new people, keeping active and most importantly of all, having a good time! There are over 40 clubs and societies, so whatever your interests, you are bound to find something that interests you.”

Graduate profile:

Mohammed Akram

Mohammed Akram

MSc Digital Signal Processing BEng Electronic Engineering – graduated 2004

I am working as a Signal Design Engineer for Metronet Rail Ltd. 

Why did you choose Queen Mary?
Many of the lecturers are at the forefront of research, and the Department is involved in cutting-edge technological advancement.

What did you gain from your time at Queen Mary?
I gained new skills – approaching problems methodically and analysing the situation, and managing my time and efforts efficiently.

What are your career plans in the next five years?
I plan to stay with my current employer for the foreseeable future. Also the company has a very structured process and scheme to enable me to gain Chartered Engineer status.

Salary bracket: £25-35,000

Chris Verbick

Why did you choose to study at Queen Mary?

“The programme itself is unique. Design and Innovation runs the full gamut from engineering to artistic design – and this is a real advantage professionally. The engineering studies we undertake at Queen Mary are essential to our understanding of design. Queen Mary has great production facilities and allows us to take our pieces from concept to creation.
How did you find your academic and social experience at QMUL?

“Research on one of our studio projects involved a day trip to the seaside at Southwold. We spent the morning researching and finished off the day with a trip to the local brewery. The beer was fresh and the landscape beautiful.

“I’ve been to many different cities and would rank east London very highly for fun and culture. There is always something going on, and there are many interesting places to explore near the Queen Mary campus. One of my favourite things to do is walk along the canal towpath just beside the Mile End campus, away from the streets and traffic. There are many green spaces and waterfowl, and it makes a very pleasant start to the day.”

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