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School of History Welcome Week 2022

Congratulations to those of you who are joining us at the School of History at Queen Mary University of London! We very much hope you will enjoy your studies with us and we look forward to welcoming you in person soon. Welcome back to those of you who are returning for your second or final years with us, it's good to be back. This page outlines details of Welcome Week, which begins on 20 September 2022.

This is your guide to Welcome Week. It includes information about enrolment, meeting your adviser, your Welcome Week timetable, key dates to be aware of and other useful information. 



Where: Octagon, Queens’ Building

When: Wednesday 21 September 2022

Time: 09:00hrs to 10:00hrs 

Enrolment is your opportunity to officially register on to your course and collect your student ID card. Please make sure you have pre-enrolled before you arrive for your main enrolment slot. 

You should have already received an email which includes details on how to access MySIS (our student record system) and an invitation to pre-enrol online. Pre-enrolling will save you time and prevent long queues. 

More information on enrolment can be found here.



Welcome Week 

Welcome Week starts on Tuesday 20 September 2022 and is your first opportunity to explore life as part of the School of History and Queen Mary. 

Throughout Welcome Week, you’ll get involved in a wide range of activities and events introducing you to your course and fellow students, get an overview of the services available to support you during your time at here, and discover the many ways you can get involved in University life. 



The Welcome Week timetable is also available on The School of History QMPlus page, within the Student Handbook Hub. Make sure you look at and are aware of all the sessions available to you. You are expected to attend all mandatory sessions applicable to you, as they will give you essential information for making the most of your time at Queen Mary. 

We also have a range of social events and trips planned during Welcome Week. Some have limited spaces, so sign-up is required:





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Spitalfields Fieldtrip

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Humanities & Social Sciences Meet & Greet

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Tour of Hampton Court 1

Sign-up Here




Tour of Hampton Court 2

Sign-up Here



Your Adviser 

Every student will be assigned a member of academic staff who will act as your adviser. Your adviser is responsible for supervising your academic progress, as well as providing pastoral, academic and developmental support. Details about your adviser are available on MySIS (our student record system).
Your adviser will be in contact with you before Welcome Week to introduce themselves.
Your adviser’s main duties are to: 

  • Advise you on your choice of modules
  • Monitor your engagement and progression throughout your studies
  • Provide feedback on your academic performance. 
  • Act as an academic reference for future employment or study 

Adviser meetings will take place on Tuesday 20 September 2022 at 14:00hrs in Arts Two. Student Ambassadors will be on-hand to direct you to your adviser. Please arrive at the entrance to Arts Two. 



Your Timetable

Your 2022/23 academic timetable is now available. You can access it via the following options:



Key Term Dates 

Semester 1

26 September 2022 -

16 December 2022

Semester 1 Reading Week

(No teaching over this period)

07 November 2022 -

11 November 2022

Semester 2

23 January 2023 -

14 April 2023

Semester 2 Reading Week

(No teaching over this period)

06 March 2023 – 

10 March 2023

Examination Period

04 May 2023 –

02 June 2023

More information on key dates can be found here.



QMUL Buddy Scheme

Starting university can leave you with a lot of questions, many of which current students are the best equipped to answer! Our Buddy Scheme mentors are trained to support new students in settling into life at Queen Mary, helping to unburden some of your worries, making sure you truly enjoy your time with us.

Why have a mentor?

  • Meet new people from your course and the University;
  • Learn more about the University and local area;
  • Gain practical advice, encouragement and support;
  • Help you to get involved with Students' Union activities such as events and societies and
  • Signpost you to services on campus.

To be matched with a mentor, you will need to spend no more than 5/10mins completing the online mentee application form here.

The online mentee application form deadline is 15th September at 5pm.

Your mentor will contact you weekly (to begin with) to see how you're getting on and answer any questions you might have. They will also organise meetups over the course of the academic year for you attend. This is where you will be able to get some tried and tested tips and tricks from current students, meet new people and get signposted to support when you need it.

Please email if you have any questions.



Key Contacts

School of History Taught Programmes Team

For queries relating to timetabling, module enrolment/changes, degree registration and more. Contact:

Student Support Officer / Director of Student Support

Providing support, pastoral care and responding to queries relating to extenuating circumstances. 


School of History E-Learning Team

For IT-related queries such as assignment submission and QMPlus access.


Disability & Dyslexia Service (DDS)

Supporting students with diagnosed specific learning differences, assisting with access to funding and assessment and supporting access to equipment, course materials and support workers.


Student Enquiries Centre

For enquiries regarding documentation, fees, registration, ID cards, bursaries, exams and more.


During your time at Queen Mary you’ll be sent regular email updates, including a newsletter sent weekly during term time, to help you make the most of university life. Please make sure you’re checking your Queen Mary email inbox regularly to keep up to date with news, opportunities and ways to get involved. 



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