This October marks the 30th anniversary of Black History Month in the UK, and there's plenty going at QMUL and elsewhere to mark the occasion. From talks on race equality to film screenings, theatre and debates, there are lots of ways to learn about and celebrate Black Britons and all people of African and Caribbean descent. Find out more


Former Labour leader Lord Kinnock visits QMUL
Lord Neil Kinnock was in conversation with Lord Peter Hennessy for the Mile End Institute event on Tuesday 3 October.

Social capital: the new frontier in widening participation at universities
QMUL's former Principal Simon Gaskell and Vice-Principal Rebecca Lingwood outline QMUL's new model for teaching and learning in The Guardian

Poem by QMUL alumnus featured on BBC
Caleb Femi’s poem ‘Fam’ was featured recently on the BBC. Caleb was named Spread the Word’s Young People’s Laureate for London in October last year. You can find more about his poetry and work at calebfemi.com.

QMUL filmmaker shortlisted for prestigious national award
A film directed by Eithne Nightingale, PhD student from the School of Geography, has made the shortlist for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s prestigious 2017 Research in Film Awards.

QMUL celebrates renewed partnership with Santander Universities
The partnership has been renewed for another three years until 2020. This will build on previous years’ work of providing opportunities to students and supporting local and global communities.

Queen Mary in the media

A selection of appearances of QMUL staff and students in the media. To submit a story or subscribe to daily updates, email press@qmul.ac.uk.

Pesto sauces 'saltier than seawater' despite crackdown

Fake politicians rated as highly as real London Assembly chiefs

Bumblebees shed light on why some individuals are smarter than others

The views expressed in the articles do not reflect those of Queen Mary University of London as an organisation.

 Money and support

Undergraduate Scholarships 2017/18

If you are an undergraduate student who started this September, and permanently reside in one of the specified London boroughs, there are a number of scholarships and bursaries available to you.

QMSU Executive Officer profile: Mary Ojo

Mary Ojo is Vice President Education in the Students’ Union. She talks to us about her plans and campaigns, including Black History Month, which runs throughout October and features events, exhibitions and a student-led debate. 

 Jobs and careers

Volunteer Fair - Wednesday 11 October

Drop in to the Volunteer Fair tomorrow from 12-4pm in the Students’ Union Hub to explore a range of opportunities with different charities in the local community including one-off, short and long-term placements.

Equal Engineers Careers Fair 2017

Over 50 engineering and technology employers with student placements, internships and graduate vacancies will attend this careers fair on Saturday 11 November. The exhibitors are committed to creating an inclusive engineering and technology industry and are on the lookout for candidates from underrepresented groups.

Oxford Global Ventures Entrepreneurship Programme

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur with innovative ideas? Beginning next year, this programme aims to give you the training, mentorship and skills to start a high-tech business in just a week! 

 Events and opportunities

QMSU autumn elections

Voting in the Students’ Union autumn elections is open now. Vote for a range of positions, including Course Reps, First Year Rep, Transgender Rep, NUS Delegates and more.

PhD Open Evening

Considering applying for a PhD? Come along to the next PhD Open Evening on Wednesday 8 November, 4.30–7pm in the Graduate Centre, Mile End campus to find out about the world-leading research, facilities and support we have on offer to you. 

In Conversation at the Mile End Institute: Lisa Nandy MP

The Mile End Institute's ‘In Conversation’ series brings senior figures from across the political spectrum and UK media to Queen Mary for in-depth discussions about British politics. Lisa Nandy has been the Member of Parliament for Wigan since 2010. Book your free place through Eventbrite.

Could you be Britain’s Best Cook?

Do you love cooking? Mary Berry and Claudia Winkleman are searching for the nation’s best home cooks for a new BBC One series. Can you impress the judges with your culinary creations? 

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