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School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Information for parents and guardians

We realise that parents and guardians often play an important part in the decision a student makes about going to university.

The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, along with Queen Mary, offers an extensive range of services that will inform and reassure you of the type of environment our students are excelling in. Regardless of the issue facing your son or daughter there is always someone they can go to for help and assistance.

Admissions Process

We encourage parents/guardians to become involved in their child’s process of choosing and applying to University however, we can only discuss applications with the applicant themselves. We do welcome parents/guardians to our Offer Holder Days.

Further information about the process of applying to university is available on the Queen Mary website or UCAS parents' pages.


For most people entering university, money is a consideration. Student finance can be confusing and we understand that this is an area parents/guardians will be particularly interested in.

All students will be required to pay tuition fees and for current information, see the Fees and Funding pages.


Each student is allocated a Personal Tutor who will be an academic member of staff based within the School. Any problems, either personal or academic, can be referred to them or alternatively to our Senior Tutor Coordinator or Student Support Officer. In addition, whilst in halls, your son or daughter will be allocated a member of the Residential Support team who will also be able to provide extra advice.

Advice and Counselling Service

The Queen Mary Advice and Counselling Service offers confidential counselling and welfare advice for any student who has personal, emotional, welfare, financial and practical issues affecting their studies or wellbeing. The team are on hand to provide guidance on a huge range of issues from money worries (including budgeting, how to apply for hardship funds and any problems with student loans and grants) to disability benefits and academic problems such as transferring degrees. Additionally, our experienced trained counsellors can give confidential support to students with emotional and psychological concerns.

Students' Union Advice and Information Centre

The Students' Union Advice and Information Centre can offer practical and confidential advice and support on a variety of topics.

PASS (Peer Assisted Study Support)

PASS a course-based mentoring scheme where first-years are given the opportunity to explore their problems with higher-year students (mentors) in a friendly, informal environment, to help them settle in to university life, the school and their studies.... find out more.

Health and Wellness

The College offers a Student Health Service. We recommend students register as soon as possible. Students who live on or near the campus are eligible, although those living outside this area can also get emergency treatment whilst on campus. 

Faith at Queen Mary

We are a multi-cultural institution and we value religious understanding and aim to meet the needs of all our students. St Benet’s is our College Chaplaincy, and we also provide multi-faith prayer rooms with washing facilities. There are many other places of worship near the Mile End campus – from churches, mosques and synagogues to temples and a Buddhist prayer centre.

Useful links

How to apply

Fees and finance

About Queen Mary

For international students

Student resources

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