QMUL Student - the monthly e-news for all students

Is this email not displaying correctly?
View it in your browser.

Queen Mary Student


December 2015


Holidays are coming

There’s lots going on before the end of term, from the Queen Merry Market where we’ll celebrate a variety of festivals from around the world, to a festive media gathering, the Students’ Union end of term party and your chance to find volunteering opportunities over the break.

Are you staying in London over the Christmas vacation? We’ve got information on what’s going on here. And if you’re returning overseas, check out the guidance and make sure your visa’s valid. If you need IT support over the holidays, don't forget about the 'out-of-hours' phone service provided when you call the IT Helpdesk on 0207 882 8888.

And if you’re looking for that extra special gift, why not browse the QMUL e-shop or drop in to the Students’ Union outlets for all your branded clothing needs.

News from around QMUL

Former QMUL student scoops MOBO Award

QMUL alumnus and singer, songwriter and producer, Shakka Philips, won Best RnB/Soul Act at the recent 2015 MOBO Awards.

Three hacks from QMUL students that could improve your life

Jaykumar Rawal, Kristina Semenyuk and Sameen Islamn made a name for themselves this summer by winning three hackathon events.

Queen Mary FC hosts football Community Cup for Tower Hamlets youngsters

Players talked about their routes to university and the benefits of pursuing higher education.

QMUL news and comment

Did you know that QMUL researchers have discovered a new strategy for treating arthritis or that one of our professors recently won an award celebrating women in science, technology, engineering and maths? Take a look at our external press releases to find out about the amazing things going on at QMUL.

Join a focus group about university communications

You are invited to attend a focus group to discuss what sort of topics you want to hear about from us, how you want us to communicate with you, and how you’d like to participate in our media channels.


Your SU Vice President for Welfare, Miranda Black

Miranda recently finished her English degree and is now the Students’ Union VP for Welfare. Her campaigns, policies and events focus on mental health, disability, and creating a close-knit community across campus.


QMUL alumnus - Desmond Agyekumhene

During his time at QMUL, former student Desmond Agyekumhene started managing artists and has had two acts signed to Sony RCA, all whilst doing an MSc and working full time.


QMUL Student - Turan Gafarli

Turan Gafarli is an undergraduate student in his second year studying History and Politics. He was recently interviewed by BBC World about his experiences as an international student in the UK.

Events, notices and getting involved

Making your voice heard

Look out for the National Student Survey (NSS) in January

Have your say at the Students’ Union Annual Student Meeting

Looking after yourself

Does your house-share have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms?

Need help managing stress and deadlines? The Advice and Counselling Service can help

It’s good to talk – group therapy sessions available at QMUL

De-stress with a vinyasa yoga fundraiser

Cases of meningitis and septicaemia are on the rise… Watch out for the symptoms

Getting involved

Calling all aspiring journalists: The Tab is looking for new writers

Interested in internet law? Come along to this lecture

Sign up to the QMUL Erasmus Student Network

Male ‘never-smokers’ needed for occupational health study

Be part of improving the UK visit visa application process

Spend a weekend in a British home and enjoy a personal experience of home life in the UK

Scholarship, internship and competition opportunities

Applications welcomed for the Your Company Formations business scholarship programme

Apply for the nestpick scholarship to help you develop your research ideas

Shape the future of banking with the Santander Universities Big Ideas competition

Do a summer research internship abroad with RISE Germany

Your chance to escape from it all for a year (and be on TV)


Got a story? Please send your student news to qmul-student@qmul.ac.uk.

QMUL Student, your monthly student newsletter, is sent out by QMUL's Communications Office.