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June 2016


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QMUL climbs to 34th in the Guardian University Guide

Queen Mary has been ranked the 34th best university in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2017. QMUL has climbed four places since last year’s guide was published, with the ratings for course, teaching, feedback satisfaction and graduate prospects all going up.

The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film had significant success, with the university ranked first in the Media and Film Studies subject area. The School of Medicine and Dentistry also performed particularly well this year: we were ranked second for Medicine and third for Dentistry. The School of Law was placed fifth for Law while History was ninth, and the School of Politics and International Relations broke into the top 20 for Politics for the first time as it placed 16th.

News from around QMUL

Students party with Tower Hamlets locals at the Festival of Communities

On Saturday 4 June, students, staff and residents of Tower Hamlets came to our Mile End campus for the Campus Festival, the final event of the first ever Festival of Communities. All afternoon the campus came alive with stalls, workshops, food and games, showcasing the best of our university and Students’ Union alongside local community groups.


President of Costa Rica visits QMUL

QMUL played host to a presidential delegation visiting from Costa Rica on Wednesday 25 May. The delegation, led by Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solís, was received by the Principal, Professor Simon Gaskell at our Charterhouse Square campus. The two sides discussed QMUL and Costa Rica’s experience of doing research in the life sciences, as well as the potential for future collaboration.


QMUL joins successful programme to widen access to legal profession

Queen Mary has joined the Sutton Trust’s Pathways to Law programme, a pioneering initiative designed to inspire and support aspiring students from non-privileged backgrounds to consider and pursue a career in law.


Library news for students - summer 2016

From the implementation of students’ ideas for improvements to the summer opening hours, find out what’s going on with the Library this summer.


Ramadan Mubarak! (Blessed Ramadan!)

Ramadan began yesterday on Monday 6 June and will continue for 30 days until Wednesday 6 July (dates may vary). In the month of Ramadan, observant adult Muslims give up food or drink during the hours of daylight. It will be an even greater challenge this year with long days meaning there will be more daylight hours to fast though. There is guidance on our Faith website which aims to increase understanding about the month of Ramadan and offers advice on how to be supportive of those who are fasting.


Grow plants and trees to help our bees!

UK bees need our help and that's why researchers at Queen Mary are asking for your help in planting bee-friendly flowers. Brighten up your garden, balcony or window-sill with flowers like lavender, geraniums and sunflowers, and even herbs like chives and mint. The flowers might attract some of the thousands of bees that will be released from the Queen Mary rooftops later this month. And don't forget to take a photo of your bee-friendly garden to be in with a chance to win £100.


QMUL Student: Georgia Miller

Georgia is a final-year student at QMUL. She and the Young Greens Society recently raised over £2,000 for charity and are currently topping the Adopt a Charity leaderboard.


Student bloggers focus on exams

With the exam period coming to an end, you might want to take some time to reflect on how it's gone. Take a look at how our student bloggers have approached exams and coursework throughout the year.


Events, notices and getting involved

Money and funding

QMUL bursary 2015-16 update

Get £500 to test your business idea or up to £5,000 to grow your existing business – deadline: Friday 10 June

Apply for London’s International Student Innovation Award 2016 – top prize: £10,000

Apply for £5,000 towards the cost of undertaking The Altumate Challenge 2016


Career help and job opportunities

Job opportunity for part-time position as QMUL’s Student Communications Assistant

Careers and Enterprise is open throughout the summer to help you with CVs, applications, practice interviews and next steps

Exciting events and getting involved

QMUL’s Graduate Festival ‘GradFest’ is back! – Monday 13 June to Friday 17 June

Imagineers 2016 - take a look at the work of our final-year designers, innovators, scientists and engineers

Free bike maintenance in June - Wednesday 15 June, Mile End campus and Wednesday 29 June, Charterhouse Square campus

Save food waste with free app OLIO!

The EU Referendum: How will UK politics change? – Thursday 16 June, 6.30pm, ArtsTwo, Mile End

QMUL inaugural lectures in June
EU Criminal Law After Lisbon: Rights, Trust and the Transformation of Justice in Europe - Thursday 9 June
From América Latina to Latin London: negotiating (in)visible geographies of international migration - Tuesday 21 June

Updates from QMSU on your chance to join the Welcome Crew for September; the Graduation Ball on Saturday 23 July; the Student Village barbecue on Friday 10 June; and summer volunteering opportunities!


Being careful and looking after yourself

Personal safety on and around campus

Avoid missing important emails due to Outlook Clutter facility

Warning of a phishing email campaign targeting university students

Warning of a telephone scam targeting students with Tier 4 visas


Volunteer for a research study or survey

Queen Mary Students’ Union Student Support Survey – win a £50 Westfield voucher. The Students' Union wants to improve support services (welfare, academic and general) for you at Queen Mary.

1 in 10 people suffer from chronic constipation – are you one of them?

Do you have rhythm? Take part in this study to find out!



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