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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.

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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.

Noor Al-Humaidhi

Noor Al-Humaidhi

“All the teaching staff took the time to explain the intricacies of the law that I did not understand (having done a Medicine degree) and were always interested in my thoughts and opinions. The programme was set up as a series of seminars, so we were not just lectured but encouraged to prepare background reading and engage in discussion.

The programme has been a wonderful opportunity for me to examine the day-to-day duties of a doctor in a completely different light. I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in the medical field as it forces you to question and re-examine issues that you may have thought were simple and straight forward.”

Graduate profile:

Amanda Raphael

Amanda Raphael, PhD in the History of the British Natural Childbirth Movement

“I studied History as an undergraduate at Queen Mary and when I decided to take on the challenge of a PhD, the welcoming atmosphere and the wealth of academic expertise and innovation within the Department drew me back.

My supervisor was a continuous source of encouragement from the start, and I was also allocated a mentor. Being a mature student and mother to two young children, my requirements for study were flexibility, understanding and support. The great thing about Queen Mary is that I get all of this alongside the fantastic library, computing, research and other facilities one would expect from a University of London college.

The College has, I think, got the balance right: it is not at all intimidating, yet sets high standards for its postgraduate students; it fosters independence, yet encourages participation in seminars and discussion groups; finally, it offers the friendly and supportive atmosphere of a campus right in the heart of London’s bustling East End.”

Graduate profile:

Mohammed Akram

Mohammed Akram

Studied:
MSc Digital Signal Processing BEng Electronic Engineering – graduated 2004

Currently:
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

Sally Young

Sally Young

“There are some excellent research projects in my department – most of them always seem to have a fun side to them which is great. The study facilities are excellent and I can always find a place to work.

My favourite place on campus is the Informatics Teaching Laboratory – our dedicated Computer Science computer laboratory 

Being in east London is great. It gives good access to the city which has every activity you could think of. Though you don't even have to go into the city to do a lot of things as everything is on campus.”

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