Four Honorary Degrees have been awarded at Queen Mary, University of London’s 2012 summer graduation ceremonies. Honorary Degrees are awarded by the University of London to those whom the University wishes to honour for achievements in their field.
Two students from Queen Mary, University of London, have been given symbolic keys to the capital city, in a new initiative that aims to show why London is the world’s best study destination.
Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Warwick have announced a strategic partnership which, by combining talent and resources in selected disciplines, aims to ensure that both universities continue to thrive amidst the increasing uncertainty and pressures facing higher education institutions in England. Striking a balance between competition and collaboration the partnership – based on shared philosophy and mutual understanding - will enable Queen Mary and Warwick to retain their individuality whilst achieving common objectives through joint working in teaching, research and recruitment.
Queen Mary, University of London has become a member of the Russell Group of universities, with effect from Wednesday 1 August 2012.
As a partner of the Living Wage Foundation, Queen Mary, University of London will be marking the first Living Wage Week from 4-10 November 2012, taking part in the events and celebrations aimed at getting employers and the public talking about the benefits of this higher rate of pay.
Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded for upholding a ban on the use of endangered fish species, such as Atlantic cod and haddock, in its catering services.
Queen Mary, University of London, has awarded Honorary Fellowships during its 2012 summer graduation ceremonies to seven distinguished figures in their fields, including former judge Lord Millett, novelist Andrea Levy and Matt Hyde, Chief Executive of the National Union of Students (NUS).
Queen Mary, University of London – which attracts some of India’s brightest students – has been invited to become a member of the Russell Group of universities. The invitation is an acknowledgment of Queen Mary’s quality and status as a top-class research-led institution and comes in the same month that Principal, Professor Simon Gaskell embarks on a trip to India where he will meet with College alumni. Professor Gaskell’s visit, beginning on March 26, will take in Mumbai and Delhi.
Queen Mary, University of London has been invited to become a member of the Russell Group of universities, with effect from August 2012. The invitation to join the Russell Group is an acknowledgment of Queen Mary’s quality and status as a top-class research-led institution. Queen Mary will join the Russell Group alongside fellow new members, the Universities of Durham, York and Exeter.
The 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death will be marked with a seminar at Queen Mary, University of London, taking in the science of poisons and overdose, and Monroe’s final mysterious days with the Rat Pack at a notorious Mafia haunt.
Queen Mary, University of London has established an important strategic partnership with the computing giant IBM, to identify areas of mutual interest and spark new ideas for collaboration in research, teaching and recruitment.
In a round table organized by Queen Mary, University of London, the head of Santander UK discussed with members of the university community the important role universities play to educate students into entrepreneurship, developing new ideas that will eventually become successful businesses.
Queen Mary, University of London’s Principal, Professor Simon Gaskell, has been appointed to the post of Treasurer for Universities UK - the representative organisation for UK universities.
One of Queen Mary’s distinguished professors has been awarded a CBE for ‘services to computer science’ in the Queen’s New Year Honours List.
University students value inspiration, encouragement, support and humour over subject or method-related concepts when nominating excellent teachers, reveals a study by staff at Queen Mary, University of London. 2051 comments contained in the nomination statements made by Queen Mary students for its Excellence in Teaching Awards were analysed at both Institutional and Faculty level, focusing on the traits, skills and approaches that students identify as being ‘excellent’. The study: “What makes an outstanding university teacher”, recommends that those skills, traits and approaches which students value should be looked at in appraisal and promotion schemes for university teaching staff, and is among just some of the content of a dynamic new online journal being launched for the academic community by Queen Mary: Learning Matters.
The Queen Mary BioEnterprises (QMB) Innovation Centre, London’s first completely new build facility for early stage start-up and follow on life sciences and biotechnology companies, has announced the chemistry division of Spirogen, a drug development company developing novel cancer therapies, as their newest tenant.
Queen Mary, University of London has been Highly Commended for its Fogg Building - based on the College’s Mile End campus - in the Chartered Institute of Buildings Services Engineers, (CIBSE) Building Performance Awards 2012.
Queen Mary, University of London was named the winner of the New Horizons category in the Cathay Pacific China Business Awards 2011 – a prestigious awards scheme designed to acknowledge and celebrate UK business dynamism and success in Hong Kong and China - which took place at London’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Friday 13 January 2012.
The Farmers’ Market at Queen Mary, University of London celebrates England’s glorious orchards this Thursday (18 October) with a festival of homegrown apples.
Queen Mary, University of London has been shortlisted in three categories at the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2012, an annual showcase of excellence across the Higher Education sector.
High-profile Chinese celebrities from the worlds of athletics, education and television stopped at Queen Mary, University of London last week as part of a whirlwind tour of London coinciding with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.
Queen Mary, University of London has been named among the top 150 universities in the world by the influential magazine Times Higher Education.
A new Santander bank branch was officially opened on Friday 23 November at Queen Mary, University of London’s Mile End campus, with an event that celebrated the university’s partnership with one of the world’s largest banks.
A musical gala, featuring the Water City Festival Orchestra, is amongst a spring 2013 season of events to mark the official re-opening of the historic Great Hall of the People’s Palace at Queen Mary, University of London.
Queen Mary, University of London, has maintained its top 40 position in this year’s Times Good University Guide, with student satisfaction rising by three per cent from 2012.
A scientist at Queen Mary, University of London is hopeful of developing new drugs to treat blood cancer after being awarded a major research grant by UK charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Warwick have organised a joint summer school for school students from London and the Coventry and Warwickshire area.
Social entrepreneurship is a rapidly growing movement within the higher education (HE) sector and now Queen Mary, University of London has been chosen as a pioneering partner in a new joint initiative between charity UnLtd and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
Queen Mary’s Professor Peter McOwan is to receive £300,000 over 3 years from Research Councils UK (RCUK). The Vice-Principal for External Relations and Public Engagement has successfully applied for research Catalyst funding, the purpose of which is to embed public engagement with research in UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
Student satisfaction at Queen Mary, University of London is the highest amongst London’s Russell Group universities and two percentage points above the national average, according to a nationwide survey of final year students.
Queen Mary, University of London has been rated amongst the world’s top 150 universities in the QS World Rankings 2012 – the prestigious annual league table of international higher education institutions.
Queen Mary, University of London has signed the National Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) manifesto for public engagement, cementing the College's belief that "universities and research institutes have a major responsibility to society through their public engagement, and that they have much to gain in return". The move comes in the same year that the College launches its own Centre for Public Engagement and re-affirms a long-standing, on-going commitment to sharing knowledge and engaging with local communities that has been at the heart of the College’s ethos since its inception.
The historian Professor Simon Schama CBE, scientist and TV presenter Professor Marcus du Sautoy OBE and best-selling author Sarah Waters joined 1,100 Queen Mary students receiving their degrees during Winter Graduation at Queen Mary, University of London this week.
A student campaign to cut energy waste at Queen Mary, University of London, ended this week with two halls of residence crowned energy-saving champions. The winners stopped eight tonnes of environmentally-harmful CO2 from entering the atmosphere.
East London comedian, Marc Burrows, will join young local business brains at a unique evening of entertainment at Queen Mary, University of London on Thursday 31 May.
New research into type 2 diabetes, social media, space plasma, and cabbage genetics that could boost crop production are just some of the collaborative projects to be carried out by academics at Queen Mary, University of London and its partner university, the University of Warwick.
Two graduates from Queen Mary, University of London’s School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science carried the Olympic Flame through the London borough of Tower Hamlets on Saturday 21 July.
Students from Queen Mary, University of London have taken part in a national competition to celebrate their enterprising volunteer work, which has directly helped 300 Tower Hamlets residents.
A Europe-wide project to create a magical sculpture out of milk teeth promises smiles all round when it arrives at Queen Mary, University of London’s science education centre, Centre of the Cell, this summer.
Barts Pathology Museum at Queen Mary, University of London’s West Smithfield campus will hold a special evening seminar on Tuesday 15 January – the anniversary of the gruesome and much-publicised Black Dahlia Murder. The event will focus on cultural depictions of the case, followed by a wider look at forensic science and cases of dismemberment.
Students and staff from Queen Mary are amongst the 8,000 inspirational people to carry the 2012 Olympic Flame as it journeys across the United Kingdom.
Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of legendary rock group Iron Maiden, took to the stage of the Great Hall at Queen Mary, University of London on Tuesday 20 November. Dr Dickinson, who is a QM History alumnus, rock star, airline pilot and aviation business owner, was key note speaker at an event featuring entrepreneurs who studied or worked at the university.
Prostate truffles, STD cupcakes, ulcerated legs and fungal toenail biscuits were among the 3,000 anatomically-correct cakes, cookies and cocktails snapped up by visitors to St Bartholomew's Pathology Museum last weekend, in a sell-out baking festival that made headlines across the world.
A Caribbean-inspired clothing line, unique student magazines and a low-fat frozen dessert are just some of the student-led business ideas to be rewarded by Queen Mary, University of London this week.
Queen Mary, University of London has acquired Fairtrade status, having successfully demonstrated to The Fairtrade Foundation that it meets all the Fairtrade goals: they include a commitment to making Fairtrade products available on campus, using Fairtrade foods in all campus eateries, and increasing understanding and awareness of Fairtrade. The development comes thanks to the joint commitment of the Students' Union and the University's staff.
Drama at Queen Mary, University of London is ranked first in the UK in the Guardian’s University Guide 2013, rising eight places from last year’s table.
St Bartholomews Pathology Museum at Queen Mary, University of London’s West Smithfield campus will host an exciting Autumn Series of evening seminars, featuring events on the art of tattooing, the vampire in folklore, the history of ‘Bedlam’ and the darker side of silent films.
Queen Mary, University of London is awarding more than £10m in studentships to support the most talented and ambitious new researchers. Successful applicants will have their fees covered and living costs supported in recognition of the vital role they have to play in Queen Mary’s lively research community.
Universities UK has responded to the UK Border Agency’s (UKBA) decision to revoke London Metropolitan University’s licence to sponsor visas, saying it “will not affect international students registered with other UK institutions”.