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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.

Milka Horozova

“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.

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:

Robin Shevlane

Robin Shevlane

Studied:
BA in Politics and MA in Democracy and Democratisation – graduated 2006

Currently:
Halfway through a PhD on Scottish nationalism.

Why did you choose Queen Mary for your postgraduate study?
I initially chose Queen Mary for my undergraduate studies partly because of the good reputation of its Politics Department, and partly because I was interested in the east end of London where the university is located.

What did you gain from your time at Queen Mary?
As well as gaining two degrees awarded by the internationally recognised University of London, my time at Queen Mary has enabled me to meet an extraordinarily diverse group of people.

What are your career plans in the next five years?
I hope to finish my PhD in late 2009, after which I aim to pursue a career in academia.

Graduate profile:

Noareen Raja

Noareen Raja

Studied:
BSc Business Management – graduated 2007 (first class honours)

Currently:
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.

Will Hadley

“Being in London was important to me and Queen Mary offered the best programme, in terms of content and quality. It covers both practical and academic elements, both of which are important for understanding Film.

“The modules on offer cover many different interests, the tutors are enthusiastic and engaging, and the facilities for practical work are great; we regularly borrow camera kit to use on our own projects. My favourite place on campus is the Hitchcock Cinema.

“The East End is the most vibrant and diverse part of London, we’re close to Shoreditch and Dalston and a short journey to central London, and there are plenty of parks nearby.

“I am the photography editor for the College magazine, CUB. It’s a way of keeping up other interests apart from stuff on the course, filling out my CV and meeting new people.”

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