One of the most striking things about Queen Mary is our Mile End campus. It’s the largest self-contained student campus in central London, and only 15 minutes by tube from Oxford Street, Covent Garden and the rest of the West End.
It’s very unusual for a London university – in fact, we’re the only college in the University of London who can offer students a central campus containing cafes, a bar, restaurants, accommodation, a gym, a student shop, a cashpoint and laundrette.
You have all the advantages of living in the capital city as well as being part of a sociable and safe student village. There’s 24-hour security on campus and all student flats have intercoms.
While studying at Queen Mary, you can attend free English language courses during the academic year that can be adapted to meet your individual needs.
There are courses in general areas such as improving conversational English, as well as courses designed to help you communicate in particular subject areas, such as law or economics. You can also develop your study skills by joining part-time courses in academic writing, presentation skills, research and note-taking, time management and revision and examination skills.
For more information, visit the English Language and Learning section of our website.
Our web resource on academic culture in the UK includes 12 short recordings of QMUL students from all over the world. They talk about some of the unexpected differences they found in UK university study, the problems they faced and how they overcame them. Here is the list of topics that are covered:
We also run other activities and events to support your studies.
Once you’ve received your Queen Mary IT credentials (email address and password) you will be able to log in and complete the International Student Success module. This will help you prepare for student life in the UK, familiarise yourself with the support services available at Queen Mary and make the most of your time at university.
The Students’ Union (QMSU) is here to make your life at Queen Mary the best it can possibly be.
The Students’ Union provides hundreds of opportunities and events for you to meet new people, spark new interests, gain new skills and enjoy memorable experiences on-campus, in London and beyond. Many of these activities take place in the Students' Union's on campus spaces which include Drapers Bar & Kitchen, Ground Café, Qmotion Sport & Fitness Centre and the Students’ Union Hub.
The Students' Union is also there to help you when you need support through its reps, Academic Advice Service and wellbeing campaigns.
There's no sign-up required, you're automatically a member as a student at Queen Mary.
You can find out more on the Students' Union website and follow @QMSU on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. You can also join the Official Freshers' Facebook group to give you all the latest updates about Students’ Union activities and events.