QMUL Student

The fortnightly newsletter for QMUL students


News from the Mile End Library refurbishment project

We’re very excited to launch a range of new features as part of a £1.5 million refurbishment to improve study space and facilities at the Mile End Library. This will include a new active learning and study centre and postgraduate taught reading room providing 101 additional study spaces, as well as improved water supply, ventilation, lighting and a new gender-neutral toilet suite. Read more.

QMUL signs exchange partnership with Columbia University

Queen Mary has entered into a new student exchange agreement with the Ivy League Columbia University in New York City for the year 2017-18, which will allow our students to spend a single semester or a whole academic year studying there.

Harry Potter, afternoon tea and fashion: QMUL international students arrive in London

We were at Heathrow over Moving In Weekend welcoming our new international students to the UK. Some of the new arrivals spoke to us about why they’re excited to be in London and studying at Queen Mary – watch the video.

QMUL graduate’s social enterprise app featured on BBC

LLM graduate Jamie Currie was recently invited on BBC’s The One Show to discuss his social enterprise app Too Good To Go. The app, which was awarded a £5,000 Grow It Award under the Careers and Enterprise InQUBEate programme, addresses the issue of food wastage in restaurants by allowing customers to buy food that would otherwise be thrown away - and for a fraction of the cost. 

QMUL becomes member of the WISE Campaign

We are very proud to announce that Queen Mary is now a member of the WISE Campaign, which aims to inspire girls and women to study and build careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

Meet our professors at the QMUL inaugural lecture series

We run an annual programme of lectures covering a wide variety of topics to showcase QMUL’s research excellence. Topics this semester include music, materials, psychology, earth history, economics and politics. Find out more and book to attend.

QMUL Student – Candice Basson

Candice Basson won the Volunteer of the Year award at the Students’ Union Volunteering and RAG Awards 2016, for her dedication to the local community. She has been volunteering with East London Scouts for two years, where she works to make scouting an amazing experience for the children of Bow and Poplar.

Money and funding

Money Matters - advice and guidance

Take a look at these tips from the Advice and Counselling Service.

Scholarships and bursaries

As well as the QMUL Bursary, there are a number of scholarships and bursaries available - see more details here.

Activia Training Scholarship

Activia Training have set up an annual scholarship fund of £1,000 which will be paid via two £500 awards to the students submitting winning entries that meet the requirements detailed on their scholarship webpage.

Notices and opportunities


Free conference places available for QMUL students

We have 16 paid-for places available for QMUL students to attend the Council for Education in the Commonwealth Autumn Conference: ‘Skills For The 21st Century’ on Thursday 27 October.

Interested in studying abroad?

Would you like to have a global experience as part of your degree? Find out about the huge variety of opportunities available to you as a QMUL student.

QProjects - your chance to work with local charities

QProjects is a scheme run by Careers and Enterprise offering exciting work experience opportunities in a range of local charities. Each project gives you the chance to gain a range of transferable skills and experience working in a career area that interests you.

Do you want to be more green? Get involved with Green Mary this year!

The Sustainability team are looking for more students to be part of our Green Mary initiatives this year, including the Green Mary Student Group, the halls of residence CampUS Challenge and the monthly sustainability-themed photo competitions.

Win tickets to Barts Charity gig headlined by Becky Hill

Barts Charity will host a gig on Saturday 19 November to raise funds for groundbreaking trauma research to help save more lives in our community and beyond. UK chart-topper Becky Hill will be headlining alongside Beach Baby, Kojey Radical and Rukhsana Merrise, and there are four free pairs of tickets up for grabs.

Volunteer for Age UK in Islington

Find out how you could make a difference to the lives of Islington's older people by volunteering with Age UK Islington.

Your feedback matters - every comment counts!

Returning undergraduate students can tell us about your experience at QMUL and what could be improved through the Queen Mary Student Survey (QMSS).
New undergraduate and postgraduate taught students are invited to take the QMSS Arrivals Survey.
Every comment really does count, so thanks for taking part.

Updates from your Students' Union

Voting is now open for first year and postgraduate taught Course Reps, LGBT+ Reps and an Allied Course Rep position at Barts and The London. Find out what else is going on at the Union, including the Volunteering Fair on Wednesday 19 October, signing up for sports leagues, taking part in the This Girl Can Week and completing the Welcome Fair survey.

Lectures and events

QMUL Music autumn 2016 programme
The new academic year is here and with it the new QMUL Music Autumn 2016 programme.

Gisela Stuart and Ken Clarke announced for Mile End Institute’s ‘In Conversation’ series
QMUL’s Mile End Institute has announced a series of public events focusing on the lives and careers of prominent political figures in the UK.

Business and Finance Fair - Tuesday 11 October
Meet employers at the Business and Finance Fair in the Octagon 5pm - 7pm including Bloomberg, HSBC, PwC and HM Treasury.

Start Up Stand Up: focus on female entrepreneurs - Thrusday 13 October
Join guest speaker Vana Koutsomitis (Apprentice Series 11 finalist, and founder of DatePlay) and others for this informal networking event focusing on female entrepreneurship.

'Negative materials: nature's surprises' by Professor Martin Dove - Thursday 20 October

'Canaries in the coal mine: how birds reveal deep links between genome, brain and behaviour' by Professor David Clayton - Tuesday 25 October