Queen Mary is a proud part of our local community, with a commitment to the area around us being in the roots of our institution.
Queen Mary began life in 1887 as the People’s Palace, a philanthropic organisation opened, according to Queen Victoria, “for the benefit of the people of east London”. We are proud of our heritage and remain committed to our roots in both the local area and local community.
The Tower Hamlets Festival of Communities takes on the weekend of 20-21 May in Stepney Green Park and the QMUL Mile End campus, co-organised with local community groups and packed with fun activities, interactive games and exciting showcases suitable for the whole family.
Find out more about what's taking place or how to get involved yourself on the festival website.
- Festival of Communities - Living and Learning in Tower Hamlets
- Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre (LAC)
- QProjects: linking students with local charities
- Research and the community
- School partnerships
- Student volunteering
- Working with local business
- Working with young people
Our Community Services Directory lists a wide range of QMUL initiatives that provide opportunities and support to businesses, charities and people in our local neighbourhood of Tower Hamlets and wider East London.
Browse the list for a range of chances to get involved, from student placements to support local businesses and fundraising support to free legal advice and things to do for adults and children.
QMUL in the Community Report
This online booklet summarises a wide range of the work that QMUL does in Tower Hamlets, filled with community focussed staff and student initiatives, local partnerships and links to more information.
If you're interested in finding out more information about any of the initiatives in the report please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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