Welcome to all the essential pre-arrival information and guidance we will send you before you begin your studies at Queen Mary, all in one handy area for you to refer to before your departure and as you arrive on campus to study abroad with us!
Our fortnightly Countdown to Queen Mary newsletters give you step-by-step advice and instructions to help you prepare for your time at Queen Mary.
We send the newsletters to you from April, if you are joining us for the autumn semester, or from October if you are joining us for the spring semester. You will only start receiving your newlstters once you have an offer to study with us. Please review all issues of the newsletter to ensure you don't miss any important information.
You can find links to Countdown Newsletters posted here once we begin sending them for the semester ahead.
Countdown #1 (the basics)
Countdown #2 (visa & immigration advice)
Countdown #3 (module registration guidance)
Countdown #4 (student life on campus)
Countdown #5 (free airport collection)
Countdown #6 (arrivals guide & enrolment)
Countdown #7 (E-Gate guidance & residence socials)
Countdown #8 (Orientation, Buddy Scheme, Wellbeing Programme & Student Union Welcome Fair)
Countdown #9 (Orientation & social events, module add/drop period)
Take a look at our Arrivals Guide for guidance and information to help you have a very successful and happy semester with us!
Your eligibility for university accommodation varies depending on which exchange programme you are on (You can check this by looking at the Accommodation webpage for your programme). If you are entitled to university accommodation, you need to apply for it before the Residences deadline (You’ll be sent more information on this in our Countdown newsletters).
Our Advice and Counselling Service has the latest immigration information and can guide you through the process. Find out more here.
One of the many strengths of our academic programme is its flexibility. Our Countdown newsletters will give you details of the modules that are available, so you can pre-register for them before you arrive. You can also find out more on our Academic Information page for your programme. Module registration opens in May/June for autumn semester students and early November for spring semester. We will contact you prior to this via email with full details.
We arrange a free bus service to Queen Mary for all our new Associate students who arrive at Heathrow on our specified arrival date. Our Countdown newsletter will give you more information. You can also find out more here.
For information on living costs, please visit our Advice and Counselling Service’s page Planning a budget and managing your money.
If you have any questions please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.