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Life and study at Queen Mary

Your university experience is about much more than just studying. Below, our student ambassadors offer some tips and resources for making the most of your time at Queen Mary.

There’s a lot to enjoy outside of studying, so don’t bury your head in books 24/7!
— Brian, student ambassador

Clubs and societies

Queen Mary Students' Union is home to over 300 clubs and societies, so whatever you're interested in, there's something for you. Joining societies is a great way to try new things, and to make friends who share your hobbies and interests.

Explore the full range on the QMSU website.

Join lots of societies – it’s the best way to meet people from all different courses and year groups with similar interests to you.
— Maithili, student ambassador

Students' Union events

The Students' Union also has a busy programme of events scheduled throughout the year. From club nights to walking tours, craft workshops to wellbeing events — there's something for everyone to get involved with.

See what's coming up on the QMSU Events page.

London life

London is an incredibly exciting place to live, and is ranked the best city in the world to study in by QS Best Student Cities 2022. Your time at Queen Mary will give you plenty of opportunities to explore, while benefiting from the safety and community of campus life.

Visit our London is Open page to get some ideas of where to start.

Studying, living and working in London is an opportunity of a lifetime. Queen Mary couldn’t be better placed to allow you to explore, discover and make memories in the best city in the world. My one rule: never turn down an opportunity to try something new! You never know where it may lead you...
— Cameron Storey, QMSU Vice President Humanities and Social Sciences

Part-time work

If you want to earn money while studying and gain valuable work experience, Queen Mary offers plenty of opportunities to do so on campus.

You can find a wide range of jobs through Queen Mary Students' Union or on the Careers and Enterprise website.

Try and finish all your online lectures before the weekend – that way, you give yourself time to socialise, relax or have a part-time job.
— Daranfan, student ambassador

Humans of Queen Mary

Our 'Humans of Queen Mary' series introduces the many faces and voices that make up our University. Students, staff, alumni and friends share snapshots of their lives and what makes them unique.

You can follow the series on the @officialqmul Instagram.

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