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Queen Mary Student


January 2016


More dinosaur parts arrive on campus

There was excitement in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences last week as another box of dinosaur parts was delivered, including a T-rex foot, the jaw of a solenodon, an albertosaurus arm and a hadrosaur jaw. This follows the arrival of our T.rex skull last year, which students opted to name Queenie. Follow the hashtag #LatePaleoXmas to find out more about the latest dino bits.

News from around QMUL

QMUL students win first and second prizes in tech competition

The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science is celebrating after our students secured the top two places at the Tech Partnership North competition in Manchester.

Community Sport shortlisted for a London Sport Award

The Queen Mary Students’ Union Community Sport project, which aims to increase activity levels within Tower Hamlets using our students as sports coaches and officials, has been shortlisted in the London Sports Awards. They will be attending the awards ceremony at Lord’s cricket ground this month, hoping for a victory.

QMUL injury research influences UK sports strategy

Research and lobbying undertaken by public health experts at Queen Mary has helped change the UK Government’s sports strategy.

Blizard Institute marks ten-year anniversary

QMUL’s world-class research centre, the Blizard Institute, celebrated its tenth year in December. The iconic building was opened by Princess Anne in October 2005, and over the past ten years has seen major advances in the research areas of cell biology, genomics, immunology, neuroscience, trauma, primary care and public health.

QMUL’s People’s Palace Projects co-produce acclaimed homelessness arts project in São Paulo

‘With One Voice’, an international arts programme designed to give homeless people in host cities a voice during the Olympics, was launched in São Paulo, Brazil at the end of last year.

£10m grant awarded for Barts Heart Centre

Queen Mary and Barts Health NHS Trust have received £10 million from Barts Charity for the creation of a world-class cardiovascular academic medical centre at the Trust’s Barts Heart Centre at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

Society Profile: Labour Society

Queen Mary Labour Society are one of the largest societies on campus, and one of the most active university Labour groups in the country. Student Communications Intern, Kajal Kumar, caught up with Labour Society President, Oliver Davis, to find out more.


Top ten self-help websites

Need a little help? Check out these self-help websites suggested by the Advice and Counselling Service.


Final-year undergrads: the National Student Survey is now open

Tell us what you've liked about your time here and what you think could be improved. Fill out the survey at www.thestudentsurvey.com. For more information visit the my.qmul surveys page: my.qmul.ac.uk/surveys.


Events, notices and getting involved

Upcoming events

TEDxQMUL returns for 2016, and this time it’s bigger and better!

50th Anniversary Peston Lecture: Governor of Bank of England speaking at QMUL

Meet our professors this February at the QMUL Inaugural Lecture Series

10th Annual Alfred Hitchcock Lecture in Film History: Representing the battle of the Somme in cinema

Important updates

Got a bike? Find out where to park your bicycle on campus and keep it safe with free security marking

Live on that student budget like a pro this term, with these handy tips

Feeling buried in assignments and stress? Advice and Counselling can help

TfL is re-zoning areas near Mile End – check how you will be affected

Getting involved

Fed up with feedback? Fill in the Students’ Union’s Student Experience Survey 2016

Interested in learning or improving your Mandarin this year?

Take part in a psychology research study

Are you looking for support with public-facing projects?

Job, travel and funding opportunities

Job opportunity: Internal Communications Intern

Study, travel and explore on QMUL’s Partner Summer School Programme

Want to travel the world this summer? QMUL can help fund your trip with the Expeditions Fund

Need help with living costs? Find out if you’re eligible for a QMUL Bursary


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

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