For a student east London is ideal. I'm totally sold. For example Hoxton Square is close by, and there are some great bars. In fact, there's loads of great places to go.
Helen Pritchard-Smith, Pharmaceutical Chemistry student
One of the most striking things about Queen Mary is our campus. It’s the largest self-contained student campus in central London, and only 15 minutes by tube from the Oxford Street, Covent Garden and the rest of the West End.
As one of the world’s most exciting cities, London is a great place for students. There are so many things going on – many of them free – that you are very unlikely to ever be bored.
Your time at university is a great opportunity to meet people, try new things, and develop your interests, for example by playing sports and taking part in theatre productions.
What's more, you have a world-class city to explore - from art galleries and museums to bars and music venues.
Taking up opportunities of the kind offered by Provide, the student volunteering programme may even make you more attractive to potential employers. It also offers valuable life experience. Developing your skills and exploring your interests is an important supplement to your academic qualifications. It will help you decide what kind of career you want to pursue when you graduate.