Welcome to 5th UN PRME UK and Ireland Conference. Our Theme this year ‘Leaving no one behind’ - Inclusive Responsible Management Education in an Era of Precarity’ is resonant with the ethos and spirit of the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary. We are indeed honoured to be playing host to this prestigious event as the conference highlights our intrinsic commitment to sustainability as we train future leaders while integrating the six principles of PRME in all the work we undertake here at Queen Mary. Equally it resonates with the history of the University as part of East London and the core objective of the People’s Palace since its inception in delivering education to the masses transcending class, race, gender and ethnicity.
Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions. With 25,332 students, we are one of the biggest University of London colleges. We are a Russell Group university, operating across five campuses in London and at sites across Europe and Asia and teach and research across a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. Our history dates back to 1785, with the founding of England’s first medical school at the Royal London Hospital. Our roots can also be traced to the establishment of the People’s Palace in Mile End in 1887, which was designed to bring educational and cultural opportunities to the East End. If you get a chance, during your visit, we welcome you to explore Mile End campus and all we have to offer including Regents Canal, a listed graveyard, clock tower, People’s Palace and The Queens Building!
If you are arriving a few days early for the conference or planning to stay in London once the conference has ended, there is so much to see and do near campus! We are based in a creative and culturally diverse area of east London and our site in Mile End is one of the largest self-contained residential campuses in the capital. Situated beside Regent’s Canal our campus overlooks the busy Mile End Park which features a leisure centre, museum, ecology zone and an art pavilion. A walk along the Canal will bring you to Victoria Park and eventually Broadway Market – the perfect route for a weekend cycle. Our Mile End Campus is surrounded by a variety of delicious restaurants and pubs within walking distance on Mile End Road, Burdett Road and Grove Road and the Mile End Climbing Wall; based in a converted engineering works is one of the largest indoor climbing walls in London.
We are close to Shoreditch and Brick Lane, infamous for the best curry houses in London (where we will be dining on Tuesday 26 June), as well as the Tech City technology cluster and the financial centres of Canary Wharf and the City. We are also only one stop away from the world-class sports facilities of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, Westfield Stratford City and only 15 minutes away from Oxford Circus on the Tube.
We hope you have a wonderful time with us and thoroughly enjoy the conference.
Dr Yasmin Ibrahim
Queen Mary University of London Conference Organiser