A personal tutor… you will be assigned an academic adviser when you begin your time at QMUL. You will meet regularly to discuss your progress. Your adviser will help you choose modules, sign any forms you need and help you with any academic or personal problems that you have.
Mental Health First Aiders
There are three mental health first Aiders within the School of Geography, Catherine Mills, Philippa Williams and Shazia Sadiq, who are able to administer mental health first aid to any person suffering with mental-ill health within the School of Geography. Please do ask for help if you are struggling.
Queen Mary students going through a tough time can now access free online support with Big White Wall. Whether you’re struggling to sleep, feeling low, stressed or unable to cope, Big White Wall can help you get support, take control and feel better. You will have access to a 24/7 online community and professional support from trained counsellors. Big White Wall provides a safe space online to get things off your chest, explore your feelings, get creative and learn how to self-manage your mental health and wellbeing. Big White Wall is totally anonymous, so no one will know you’ve chosen to use it unless you tell them!
Provided for all students living in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Students should register with the Globe Town surgery at the Student Health Centre at the beginning of term. Students living outside Tower Hamlets can be treated on campus in the event of an urgent medical situation.
The Peer Assisted Study Support (PASS) scheme is a course-based mentoring scheme, where first-year students have the opportunity to explore their problems with higher-year students (mentors) in a friendly, informal environment, to help them settle into university life, their department and their studies.
Qmotion is Queen Mary’s health and fitness centre, equipped with a range of exercise machines and weights. It offers a women’s only area and a variety of classes such as yoga and spinning. There’s a squash court and sports hall on campus, as well as a swimming pool nearby.
Sport is a good way to relax after a day spent studying – our sports teams regularly complete against other university teams, and there is a great after-match social scene, including a regular social night, Hail Mary, which is hosted by different sports teams each month.
As well as home to a wide range of societies – including our very own Geography Society –, sports clubs, activities and social events, QMSU offers an Academic Advice service of help and representation on a number of academic welfare issues. You automatically become a member of QMSU, an active and flourishing union run by students, for students.