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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.

Milka Horozova

Why did you choose to study at Queen Mary?

“I’m from Bulgaria and chose Queen Mary because of its good academic reputation, central London location and nice campus. My English teacher recommended it and friends who studied  here were positive.

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

Now I’m here the best things about Queen Mary are the lecturers and the facilities. The teachers are supportive and inspiring, and the equipment, especially in the Centre for Digital Music, is just amazing. The most interesting thing I’ve done so far has been to create a visualisation of the Solar System.

The leisure facilities are quite good: you have everything you need on your doorstep. Green Park near Regent's canal, which is my favourite place, is right next to the campus. I live on campus and I spend most of my time here. I often go with friends to the campus restaurants, or if we have more time we go to the music room and play the pianos there. I am part of the Music Society and I often go to the Friday Jams where people get together to play for fun. It is a good way to meet fellow music-lovers and make friends, as well as to develop your musical skills. One of my favourite memories of my time at Queen Mary was 'The Variety Night' at the People's Palace - an amazing evening full of science, art and fun.”

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:

Noareen Raja

Noareen Raja

BSc Business Management – graduated 2007 (first class honours)

Working for JP Morgan in Asset Management. 

Why did you choose Queen Mary?
Firstly it is part of the University of London and has a good reputation. I was also greatly impressed with the Business and Management programmes on offer.

What did you gain from your time at Queen Mary?
The biggest lesson I learned is that hard work pays off. I worked incredibly hard during my time at the university and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The education I received has given me confidence to think that I am capable of working with the best of the best. The lecturers are absolutely outstanding. I was amazed at how helpful they were. The level of support they offered encouraged me to take charge of my own learning, and really delve into the subjects.

Mariayah Kaderbhai

Why did you choose to study at Queen Mary?

I was introduced to a world of cinema - beyond the multiplex and blockbuster - that documented social and political history and used innovative techniques and approaches to filmmaking.

I graduated in 2000 with a degree in French with Film Studies. Currently I am working for BAFTA as an Events Producer.

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

Queen Mary taught me to look at film in a critical and analytical way. As well as being an added bonus on my CV, the language skills have helped me in my work as a freelance writer. I  learnt how to draw out useful information when writing reviews, articles, and brochures.

I also had the opportunity to study French cinema in Paris for a year.

I am in the process of developing my own events and production company, and I hope to acquire some production credits with the aim of completing my first feature film... I also want to publish my first book!

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