QMUL 130th anniversary – #QMUL130 competition

On Sunday 14 May 2017, QMUL celebrated its 130th anniversary. Throughout May, we will be celebrating our vibrant and distinguished history and we want you to get involved. We want to hear about your experience of studying at QMUL, so please share a photo, video clip, memory or memorabilia that best reflects your time with us. We will showcase the best entries on our website and social media channels, where the top three will receive a prize.
You can share your memories on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #QMUL130 or you can send in your memories via email or post, the details of which can be found here.


The Guardian ranks QMUL best in London for Medicine, Dentistry, Law and Film
The latest results which focus on the quality of teaching, student satisfaction and employability mean that QMUL is the top university in London for all four subjects.

QMUL PhD designer joins residency programme at the Design Museum
A digital artist and PhD student at QMUL has been awarded the 2017 Designers in Residence which will feature her work at the newly opened Design Museum.

Syria Solidarity Society 'Highly Commended' in NUS awards
The Syria Solidarity Society came second out of 271 societies for the 'most improved society of the year' category in the National Union of Students (NUS) National Societies Awards 2017. QMUL Pokémon Society was also shortlisted for 'best hobby and interest society'.
 IT update following NHS cyber-attack

Following the NHS England cyber-attack (WannaCry ransomware), we are pleased to report that we are close to having completed the necessary checks needed to make sure that all QMUL computers have up-to-date security patches and antivirus updates applied. Please do not open any email attachments from unknown sources or from a known source but with unknown/suspicious content. Also, please don’t open any email attachment or files coming from Barts Health NHS Trust until the situation is fully resolved at Barts. If you suspect that your device has been affected, you should turn your computer off (power down) immediately and contact the IT Service Desk on 020 7882 8888. More.

 Money and support

QMUL Bursary 2016/17 – second instalment date Wednesday 24 May


The second instalment date for the QMUL Bursary 2016/17 is tomorrow, Wednesday 24 May. Please allow up to four days for your money to appear in your bank account. You can check the details in your online bursary entitlement letter by logging in to your Student Finance application. More.


QMUL Bursary 2017/18 – am I eligible next year?


You need to get a household income assessment done each year in order to be assessed for a QMUL bursary. If you are from a low-income family, but you do not wish to take out any loans, you could still be eligible for the QMUL Bursary, but you do need to be assessed by the relevant authority. Information for how to do this is available online.

Society profile
Alpha Kappa Psi

Dating back to 1904, Alpha Kappa Psi is the most prestigious business fraternity in the world. QMUL now has its own chapter, so we caught up with one of the QMUL founding 'brothers' and co-president Daniel Bui to find out just what it means to be a part of this fraternity, and what sort of opportunities are available to its members. More.

Get paid to work as a QMUL Open Day ambassador


We are looking for current students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) to support with the delivery of the QMUL Open Days on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 June, 7.45am–5pm. You will be paid the London living wage of £9.75 per hour. Find out more.

Are you interested in improving your English language skills and building your global understanding? 

If so, you might be interested in the Language Centre’s next Teletandem interaction. This exciting project brings together international students in the UK with students studying in Brazil, for a series of five hour-long Teletandem interactions via Skype. Find out more here, and if you are interested in taking part, please contact Will Hutton at w.e.hutton@qmul.ac.uk.

WEAR Sustain wearable technologies and smart textiles competition
WEAR Sustain is offering up to €2.4 million in funding for teams of creatives and technologists to develop the next generation of sustainable wearables and e-textile ideas. The programme is seeking applications from teams of art, design, technology or engineering practitioners to co-develop compelling, ethical, innovative and sustainable solutions for wearable technology and e-textiles. More.

Apply to be a Movember student ambassador

Applications for the Movember student ambassador programme 2017 are now open. Ambassadors will receive training on all aspects of the organisation and be given the necessary tools and support to run a successful campaign with fellow students, gaining key skills and experience in leadership, marketing, events and fundraising in the process. Find out more and apply here.

Do you want to learn a new skill and be on TV?

Glitterbox/Studio Lambert Associates, the company behind ‘Gogglebox’, are looking for people who are up for the challenge of learning an exciting new skill for a new show, which sees everyday people undergo training to become an amazing singer, dancer or performer. Absolutely no performance experience is necessary. If interested, you can get in touch with the casting team at cmo@studiolambert.com or call 0203 040 6962. 


Recent snatch thefts involving scooters on Bancroft and Mile End Road


In recent weeks there has been increasing reports of mobiles and bags being snatched on Bancroft Road and Mile End Road. East London is generally a great and safe place to study and socialise, but it’s always sensible to take precautions to minimise risk to your personal safety and personal belongings. Advice on how to keep your valuables safe can be found here.

Library Report May 2017


The Library Report for May 2017 is now available to download and view online. This edition covers extended opening hours at the Whitechapel Library, the West Smithfield Library consultation, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) Information Literacy Award 2017 winner James Soderman, summer opening hours, and more…


Getting rid of unwanted belongings when leaving halls


Check out the recent posts from the Sustainability team on the QMUL Sustainability blog, including everything you need to know about getting rid of your unwanted belongings when you leave halls, and information on seasonal vegetables to help give you some summer recipe inspiration.

School of History blog: The Historian
The Historian is a collaborative blog, published weekly from the School of History. On the blog, you can find the latest cutting-edge historical research as well as the School’s own historians’ reflections on global and local headlines. You can check out the blog, as well as the guide for submissions, here.

 Students' Union updates

Updates from your Students' Union

The latest update from the Students' Union includes the deadline for Annual Student Meeting motions this Thursday, 25 May, and information around the Study Well campaign being run to help you during this exam period. More information on both of these items can be found here.

Hope for democracy: pragmatism between populism and expertise – Tuesday 23 May

Book launch: East London by Charles Saumarez Smith – Tuesday 23 May

Gresham College lecture: Life as a children's heart surgeon – Wednesday 24 May

EU referendum and Brexit briefing sessions – Thursday 25 May

Gresham College lecture: Gene therapy - the future has arrived – Thursday 25 May

Chinese dragon boat festival concert at QMUL – Wednesday 31 May

Summer Music – an evening of music from classical to jazz performed by students from QMUL – Friday 9 June

Gresham College lecture: How do we make good doctors – Wednesday 14 June

Health and safety demonstration event with a bang – Wednesday 5 July
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