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Living on campus

QMUL's Student Village by the Regent's Canal

Finding the right place to live is important - especially if you are moving away from home for the first time. Many of our students live on campus in our Student Village in Mile End. Set alongside the picturesque Regent’s Canal, our halls of residence are only a five-minute walk away from all the key campus facilities, including the Library, lecture halls, shops, cafes, the launderette and the gym. With everything in such close proximity, our students are able to enjoy the ease that comes with campus life.

Living on campus is such a brilliant opportunity. Everything you need is here
Atalanta Hersey, Medical Genetics BSc 2019

The campus environment makes for a strong and close-knit community. There is always someone around to help, chat to or just point you in the right direction.

We also offer accommodation for our Medicine and Dentistry students at our Whitechapel and Charterhouse Square campuses. This means you can live with people on a similar course, close by to our clinical facilities.

Although most students will start off living on campus, not everyone will be eligible. Priority is given to students coming from furthest away who apply by the given deadline. For more information about campus accommodation and eligibility, plus access to virtual tours, please visit our Residential Services and Support website.

Renting in the local area

For students not living on campus, our Housing Services team can help you find suitable alternative housing options in the local area, which are plentiful. This includes student house and flat shares, private student accommodation and home stay opportunities.

The team will provide you with lots of support and guidance to help ease your transition into university life. They can also put you in touch with other students seeking off-campus accommodation.

Commuting to campus

Commuters won’t find themselves alone at Queen Mary; many of our students choose to commute to campus from Greater London and just outside London. We even have a Commuters' Society, so you can get to know other people who are living at home and find a commuting buddy.

As a commuter to Queen Mary, I haven’t found the experience to be any different than it would’ve been if I’d lived on campus. I still made friends really quickly in Welcome Week, I’m involved in lots of societies and I’m active in the Students’ Union. I’ve enjoyed being a commuter.
Joe Vinson, Law LLB 2019
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