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Welcome to Queen Mary

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Welcome to Queen Mary

Joining Queen Mary

Welcome to University! We're delighted you've joined us as a Queen Mary student.

While the past year has been uncertain and at times stressful for us all, we have been working hard to ensure we are ready to welcome you to the wonderful Queen Mary community. We hope you are as excited as we are for you to join us!

The Department for Education confirmed that there will be no face-to-face education for students on non-practical courses, inside university Covid-secure premises, before 17 May at the earliest. In the week when many other activities have opened, this is very disappointing for us and our students, who are telling us how much they want to return to face-to-face education.

Our students can return to our campuses if they feel their wellbeing would be better served by being on campus and that we offer as much social and sporting activity as we need for our students, within the guidelines. Under government guidelines all students can meet, and study together, outside in groups of six, and there are a range of study facilities, social, sport activities and support services available on our campus.

Lateral flow testing is available for all students and staff on our campuses, for people who don’t have symptoms of Covid-19. If you are living on our campuses, or are on a course or placement that is starting in-person teaching, please book a test on our website.

It has been a challenging time for all of us, and now more than ever it's so important to take time to look after your mental and physical wellbeing. Queen Mary provides a range of services to support your emotional wellbeing and help you stay safe and well.

The Students' Union

Queen Mary Students' Union (SU) is a student-led democratic membership organsiation that is the voice of all Queen Mary students. It's led by students across Queen Mary and ensures that the University and wider community are listening to what students want, and works to improve students' experience. 

The SU runs a wide range of activities, student groups and societies, from volunteering and fundraising to sport and student medis production. 

The SU's social spaces are a great place to catch up with housemates over a drink or meal, and as a registered charity every penny of profit is used to fund student activities, services and campaigns. Find out more about getting involved in the Students' Union's clubs and societies, volunteering and sport. 

This video was recorded pre-Covid and not all of the facilities are available at the moment.