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Global Opportunities

Your academic support network

Your Academic Support Network 

We know that adjusting to a period of study abroad can take time and so we make sure that you know who to talk to and where to seek advice when you need it. In addition to our Queen Mary-wide support services, you will have a dedicated Study Abroad Co-ordinator in each of the academic schools in which you are studying, who will be on hand to give you any academic help and guidance you might need – and ensure that your study period with us is as successful as it can be.

Global Opportunities Ambassadors

Our Global Opportunities Ambassadors are students and alumni who have studied abroad at Queen Mary, or who have gone abroad as part of their Queen Mary degree. They’re available to answer any questions you might have about their experience abroad and about Queen Mary. They know what it’s like to study in and experience a new country and culture, so their advice is invaluable. They're here to share their knowledge and insights with you. Take a look at their profiles here and feel free to reach out to us if you’d like to be put in touch with them.

Buddy Scheme

The Buddy Scheme is also very popular with our students. Run by our Students’ Union, the Scheme matches trained senior Queen Mary students with more junior mentees. It’s a great way to get advice on settling into university life and to make new friends. Find out more at

Expert language support

If English is not your first language, you can take advantage of the services offered by our highly regarded Language Centre, which offers a wide range of free in-sessional modules to help you get the very best from your studies with us and improve your academic work.

Its courses are an excellent way of improving your academic skills: many of our home students who have English as their first language also use these modules to improve their academic work. Some of the Centre’s modules are credit-bearing; other modules are non-credit bearing but will either develop your general academic skills or develop your skills in a specific subject area.

All of the Language Centre’s modules focus on English for academic purposes and include:

  • writing for your discipline
  • English grammar
  • proofreading skills
  • presentation skills
  • lecture comprehension.

For more information, please visit the Language Centre.

On-campus support services

As a Study Abroad student, you will have the same access to our on-campus support services as our full-degree students. These on-campus services include our:

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