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QMUL Student


April 2016


Students’ innovative ideas awarded at the LIVE finals

The QMUL Library Innovation, Vision and Enterprise (LIVE) competition asked students to come up with ideas to improve the Library. Five finalists, selected by students through an online vote, presented their ideas at a judging and awards ceremony on Wednesday 23 March.

The ideas ranged from introducing hand sanitiser, whiteboards and more computers in the Library, to ways to reduce ‘desk hogging’ and finding out which seats are available. More details along with a list of winners and their ideas is on my.qmul.

We’re always interested in hearing how things can be improved at QMUL. There are a number of ways you can do this. The National Student Survey is currently open to final-year undergraduate students while the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey is open to postgraduate taught students.

News from around QMUL

Success for QMUL in global rankings

QMUL was ranked the 41st best university in Europe for 2016 by Times Higher Education, while English, History, and Law at QMUL were ranked among the world’s elite in the most recent QS rankings.


Queen Mary Education Awards 2016

Professor Rebecca Lingwood, Vice-Principal (Student Experience, Teaching and Learning), commented on the awards: “I have been delighted to see the breadth of commitment from both staff and students towards improving the learning experience. The fact that nominations and voting is entirely student-led makes the recognition all the more special, and I congratulate everyone involved on their achievements.”


QMSU Society and Student Media Awards 2016

On Thursday 24 March, Hollywood glamour came to the Students’ Union for the Societies and Student Media Awards. Winners included the Labour Society for Society of the Year and The Print for Student Media Outlet of the Year.


Library news for students

April and May are some of the busiest months for your libraries. Library staff are working to make some exciting changes for you.


International events at QMUL

QMUL recently celebrated the success of our international scholars at the annual International Scholars Reception, while a World Health Organization event at QMUL explored the future of mental health care.


QMUL initiative wins at Guardian University Awards 2016

QConsult, a scheme that places teams of students from low-income families into east London growth sector businesses to conduct mini consultancy projects, won the Employability Initiative category at The Guardian University Awards 2016.


Students hack robots to detect hot lanterns for Chinese festival

Teams of students from QMUL and our partner in China, the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), took part in a challenge to hack robots to make them identify hot and coloured lanterns.


QMUL awarded share of £1.7 million grant to develop new conversion courses

The new MSc courses will allow those who have undertaken previous study in other subjects to transition to careers in the areas of engineering and computer science.

The Curve awarded for its fresh and healthy meals

The Curve restaurant at the Mile End campus has retained the Soil Association’s Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark for serving fresh meals that meet nutritional guidelines.


QMUL Student: Shoaeb Shamrez

Engineering student and wheelchair user, Shoaeb Al-Kashmiri, has launched a petition to make Mile End Underground Station more accessible for those with disabilities. His brilliant idea has been embraced by QMUL students, staff and the Students’ Union alike.

Society Profile: Formula Student Society

The Formula Student Society is aiming to build and race a Formula One car at the IMechE Formula Student event this summer.


Managing exam anxiety

It’s very normal to feel anxious about exams. Take a look at these top tips from the Advice and Counselling Service for ideas on how to cope with exam pressures and anxious feelings.


Events, notices and getting involved

Use your vote and your head

London elections and the EU referendum – make sure you’re registered to vote before Monday 18 April

Apply now to be a QMUL Graduate Management Trainee – salary: £25,321 

Apply for the 2016 summer programmes: The ‘Shakespeare: Performance and Practice Summer School’ will run in London in July and August, and the International Relations Summer School will take place in London and Paris in July.

Are you ready for exams? Some tips from the Advice and Counselling Service

Career Options Mini Fair - Tuesday 17 May

Advice on using ATMs on and around campus

Funding and grants available for you and your activities

Important information for students applying to work with AfroReggae in Brazil: We apologise for an error in last month’s newsletter saying that applications to this role opened on Monday 4 April. This was in fact the original closing date. The deadline has been extended to 10am on Thursday 7 April, but please try and get your application in as soon as possible.

Apply now for Annual Fund grants of around £5,000

QMUL bursaries and grants you can apply for


Have you say – tell us what you think in the National Student Survey (final year undergraduates) and the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PGT students)

Boost your CV with free environmental auditor training

Take part in the Queen Mary Students’ Union Annual Survey to be in with a chance to win an iPad Air, Amazon vouchers and QMUL hoodies

Join the Formula Student Society at QMUL

Tell The Student Room what you think of QMUL for a chance to win £500 STA Travel vouchers or a Samsung Galaxy S7

Learn how to use the new 'Clutter' feature on Outlook



A week of ‘Muscles and Movement’, an event from QMUL’s Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine

Professor Richard Bourke’s inaugural lecture: ‘And the Glory of Europe is Extinguished Forever’: What was the Old Regime?



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