New students

Welcome events and activities

We want you to feel welcome when you join Queen Mary University of London. You can find information below about events and activities to introduce you to the campus and our community. 

For September starters, Welcome Week will take place from Monday 17 to Friday 21 September 2018. Although teaching starts for most programmes from Monday 24 September 2018, there are still opportunities to take part in activities, get to know the university and find out about the Students' Union and the support available to you.

If you are due to arrive late, make sure you contact your school or institute to find out what information you may have missed for starting your course. Our late arrivals page also has suggestions for people to contact and things to do to help you.

Check out the Welcome Week guide and events calendar [PDF 3,698KB]

You can also join one of our guided walking, running or cycling tours that that will explore the best London has to offer.

Welcome to the Library

The Library is an important part of your life as a student and throughout Welcome Week they will be providing support to all our new and returning students. You can find out about library tours, ITS and E-Learning support in the Libraries during welcome week, best times to visit our libraries and key things to know about our libraries in the Library Welcome Week Guide.

You might also find is useful to see the Library FAQs and the pages for students that may arrive late.

Queen Mary Students' Union Welcome events

The Students’ Union also runs a range of events over the year, including alcohol-free options and activities for postgraduate and international students. The Try Something New programme is a series of student-led events, which runs throughout first and second semesters every year. Check out the Freshers page on the Students' Union website to find out more about the Students' Union and how you can get involved, or take a look at the guides below.

Students' Union freshers events guide 2018 [PDF 8,684KB]

Try Something New 2018/19 semester 1 programme [PDF 6,249KB]

Wellbeing Hub – Wednesday 19th September and Thursday 20th September 2018

Come and visit the Wellbeing Hub on Wednesday 19th September and Thursday 20th September 2018, 10am–4pm in Library Square, Mile End to get information on the student wellbeing services available to you at QMUL, as well as advice on sexual health, drug and alcohol use, and staying safe and healthy while at university.

You will also be able to get a free Meningitis ACWY vaccination at the Wellbeing Hub if you are a student up to the age of 25 and have not had it already.

Visit us at the Wellbeing Hub and follow us on social media – #QMWellbeingHub.

 

Watch the video to get an impression of Welcome Week in previous years.