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Public Engagement

Advice Surgeries

The Centre for Public Engagement run regular fortnightly Advice Surgeries where you can pick the team’s brains about all things public engagement. We are happy to discuss potential ideas, assist with project development, look at logistics, signpost to funding, and more, both within Queen Mary and the wider public engagement landscape.

Each surgery slot lasts for 30 minutes and provides bespoke, one-to-one support between yourself and a member of staff from the CPE.

To book a slot: Email us with your preferred date, time, and the reason for attending the surgery. You will receive an email to confirm the booking.

Forthcoming Advice Surgeries

Please note: until further notice all the CPE Advice Surgery slots will be remote. When emailing us with your preferred time/date please also let us know your preferred contact mechanism from the following: Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or over the phone.


  • Tuesday 19 January: 10am-12noon


  • Tuesday 2 February: 10am-12noon
  • Tuesday 16 February: 10am-12noon


  • Tuesday 2 March: 10am-12noon
  • Tuesday 16 March: 10am-12noon
  • Tuesday 30 March: 10am-12noon

How to find us

Advice Surgeries are staffed by one or two members of the Centre for Public Engagement who will be sat at a table in the session location with a small, table-top Advice Surgery banner. You can also view the staff biographies so you know the faces that you'll be looking for.

Senior Common Room, Queens’ Building, Mile End Campus

The Queens’ Building (number 19 on the campus map) is a large white building with a clock tower in front of it by Mile End Road. To get to the Senior Common Room you will need to enter through the front doors and go up the staircase directly to the left of the building entrance. The SCR is behind the frosted glass door you come to on the first floor. If you need directions on the day, you can ask reception in the Queen's Building Foyer.

Nucleus Café, Blizard Building, Whitechapel Campus

The Blizard Building (number 6 on the campus map) is a pair of interconnected large glass buildings opposite the Students' Union building off Newark Street. To get to the Nucleus Café, enter the building with the reception (bright orange) and turn left. The café is on the ground floor, at the end of the building.

The Shield Café, Dawson’s Hall, Charterhouse Square Campus

Dawson’s Hall (number 4 on the campus map) is the large residential block on the Charterhouse Square Campus, opposite the green. To get to The Shield, enter the building through the double doors and up the steps into the foyer area. The Shield is through the doors on your left.