Many of you are now experiencing the period of increased study and revision that often accompanies the final weeks of the semester, as coursework deadlines and exams approach.

We want to help you make the most of this time and ensure you have all the resources and support necessary for successful study. For example, our Learning Development spotlight shows how you could benefit from this service, just as many students already have. The Study Skills Collection at Mile End Library is another great resource.

Check out the student profiles and blogs below for more tips from your peers on how to study to the best of your ability. You can also find out which study spots students and alumni recently voted their favourite.


QMUL announces plan to become world-leading centre for excellence in arts and culture
A new arts and culture strategy was published at a celebratory event on Wednesday 8 November at QMUL’s historic People’s Palace.

QMUL awarded £1m grant to establish robotics centre for tackling nuclear waste
The funding has been given by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to the Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary (ARQ).

QMUL professor wins Cancer Research UK Lifetime Achievement Award
Professor Jack Cuzick from the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine has received the award for his work on cancer prevention and detection.

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.

HPV vaccinated women 'will only need three smear tests'

Switching to organic farming could cut greenhouse gas emissions, study shows

One in ten historic coastal landfill sites in England are at risk of erosion

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


Holiday closure information

If you’re travelling home for the holidays, we wish you a safe and enjoyable journey. If you're planning to stay on campus or in London over the winter break then check out this helpful guide of activities, opening times and availability of services and local amenities, and some tips for enjoying the festive period, even if you don't celebrate it.

Updates from your Students’ Union

Find out what’s in store from the Students’ Union over the next couple of weeks, including QM International on Friday 24 November, the next Media Masterclass on Tuesday 28 November, This Girl Can Week next week, and information on the independent Academic Advice Service provided by the Students’ Union. More.

 Money and support

Money Matters

In this edition of Money Matters from the Advice and Counselling Service, find out what to do if you are worried about money, including advice on budgeting, ways to increase your income and other sources of funding.

Register with a GP before you need them

If you haven’t already registered with a local GP, you should do so as soon as possible. You may need written confirmation from your GP to support an application for extenuating circumstances or other allowances. Students living in QMUL accommodation at Mile End or Whitechapel, and students living in the borough of Tower Hamlets (E1, E2, E3 and E14) are encouraged to register with the Student Health Service (located on campus in the Geography Building, Mile End). A list of alternative local GPs can be found 

Society profile: Banking and Finance Society

The QMUL Banking and Finance Society was founded in order to help educate and inform its members on financial careers, and help those who were struggling to identify what jobs they wanted to apply for by helping them understand their future career options. We caught up with President Nicolae Lojecico, and Vice-President and Treasurer Shahzaib Asif to see what opportunities are available to their members, and hear about recent workshops provided by key industry sponsors. More.

 Study blogs and profiles

If you’re looking for more tips and advice on how to make the most of studying and improving your exam technique, these student blogs have a wealth of information available to you.

We caught up with Joe Davies and Chelsey Lewington, who have been involved with the Peer Assisted Study Support (PASS) scheme for a number of years – as mentees, mentors and student organisers – to find out how the service can help you succeed academically in your subject area.

Also, check out how the Learning Development team helped mature student Karen Engelberg improve her essay writing skills after a long break from academia.
 Jobs and careers

Looking for a job or work experience? Careers & Enterprise can help!

Careers & Enterprise have launched a brand new jobs board. Visit the Careers website to browse over 1,000 graduate jobs, internships and part-time opportunities, as well as work experience schemes to boost your CV. Find out more about how Careers & Enterprise can help you with career guidance through their one-to-one appointments, as well as application and interview advice and practice.

Could £10,000 help you to turn a business idea into a reality?

Applications are now open for the next round of InQUBEate, QMUL’s start-up incubator programme that offers up to £10,000 in funding, mentoring and training to help you turn an idea into reality. The deadline for applications is Sunday 10 December. Find out more and apply.

QConsult: Get paid to develop your commercial awareness working on a business or charity project

Applications close on Monday 27 November for the QConsult programme, which takes place from Monday 8 January to Friday 2 March. You’ll be working in teams to conduct a research or consultancy project on behalf of a business or charity, gaining an insight into different industries and developing valuable work experience to build your CV. You’ll also be paid the London Living Wage of £10.20 an hour to work on your project for 20 hours. Find out more and apply.

Gain work experience with employers including Transport for London, the NHS and Cross Rail

QChallenge London offers you the chance to develop your problem-solving skills, leadership skills and cultural intelligence through exploring challenges in major London organisations in the housing, transport and health sectors. The programme is brand new and exclusive to QMUL undergraduates, and applications close on Sunday 3 December. Find out more and apply.


University of London public art competition

In 1868, nine women were admitted to the University of London (UoL) to enrol for a "special examination" course. This was the first time in Britain that women had gained access to university education. Throughout 2018, UoL is celebrating the 150th anniversary of this first "foot in the door" with a series of events and activities, including a public art competition. The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 1 December.

Participants needed for research into normal bowel function

Annika Rasijeff, a PhD student at QMUL’s Wingate Institute for Neurogastroenterology, is seeking volunteers (aged 18–75) for a study investigating how the muscles and nerves of the back passage and rectum work to maintain normal bowel function. You will receive up to £100 on completion of the study. If interested, please email Annika at a.rasijeff@qmul.ac.uk to find out more.


Legends of Jazz – Wednesday 29 November

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Great Britain is performing at QMUL as part of the celebrations supporting the launch of our new arts and culture strategy. Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the UK’s greatest big bands perform ‘Legends of Jazz’, which will pay homage to some of the greatest jazz classics ever written from the likes of Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk. Buy tickets.

Careers and Enterprise events

Once you click on these events, you will be taken to the TARGETconnect login page, Careers & Enterprise's events booking system. There's no need to register: simply sign in using your QMUL login.

Chinese cultural events from the Confucius Institute this November

Join the Confucius Institute as they host a Chinese tea ceremony and calligraphy workshop this week:

  • Calligraphy Workshop: today, Tuesday 21 November, 6–8.30pm, Bancroft Building Room G13, Mile End campus
  • Chinese Tea Ceremony: tomorrow, Wednesday 22 November, 2–4.30pm, Laws Building Room 1.02, Mile End campus

QMUL Banking and Finance Society event: Discover careers

QMUL Banking and Finance Society has teamed up with the Business and Enterprise Society and the Economics Society to host a panel event on Wednesday 29 November, 6.15pm, featuring professional speakers from the banking, treasury and consulting industries. Come along to the Arts Two Lecture Theatre, Mile End campus to discover careers at top firms including Société Génerale, Nomura, JP Morgan, and Deloitte. This will be of added benefit to those applying for internships in these fields, and is also the perfect opportunity for networking.

Red Academy digital careers panel: find your place

Red Academy are hosting a free panel workshop for students interested in a career in digital marketing tomorrow, Wednesday 22 November, 6.30–8.30pm at WeWork Aldwych House, London, WC2B 4HN. Learn invaluable lessons from panellists who will be discussing their personal career paths, agency versus client-side, how to remain innovative and factors that played a part in their rise within the industry. Register now.

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