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QMUL Student


May 2016


News Profiles Careers Notices Funding Studies Events

Tips and guidance to help you study and prepare for exams

Exams are coming and it’s important that you feel prepared and supported at this time. That’s why we’ve prepared this guide to help you through the revision and exam period and beyond.

It’s got information on QMUL policies for sitting your exams, practical guidance on writing and maths, ideas for using your revision time effectively, and tips on relaxation and emotional wellbeing, as well as details of the Students’ Union’s Study Well campaign and the excellent accompanying guide.

Please get in touch if there’s anything you think should be added to the page that would be useful for other students to know.

News from around QMUL

Language Learning Scholarship Scheme – free language learning for undergraduate students

Are you interested in learning a language next year? Under QMUL’s Language Learning Scholarship Scheme, scholarships are now available for returning undergraduates (second year and above in 2016–17) to take a language module. Information about the scheme, the languages available and how to apply can be found on the Language Centre website.


QMUL students taking part in Soapbox Science on Saturday 28 May

On Saturday 28 May from 2-5pm, London’s Southbank will be transformed into a hub of scientific learning and discussion, as some of the UK’s leading female scientists take to their soapboxes to showcase science to the general public. Two QMUL students, Evelina Arushanova and Jessie Durk, both studying for PhDs in the School of Physics and Astronomy, are taking part.


Student debaters pick up first prize in national competition

A debating team from our Department of French has scooped first prize in the 2016 Joutes Oratoires, a national ‘verbal jousting’ competition organised by the Franco-British Connections and the Institut français du Royaume-Uni.


Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall to visit QMUL

Tomorrow afternoon, on Wednesday 4 May, the London Chamber Orchestra’s Patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, will attend the dress rehearsal at QMUL of I Am You, Brave and Strong – a new work commissioned for the orchestra’s education and outreach programme.


BATLAA-BLSA Captains' and Presidents' Dinner 2016

The Barts and The London Alumni Association (BATLAA) and the Barts and The London Students' Association (BLSA) held their inaugural Captains’ and Presidents' Dinner on Friday 15 April. Over 100 guests, comprising former and current student representatives of the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s clubs and societies as well as staff members enjoyed drinks and dinner at the Charterhouse, just a stone’s throw from our Charterhouse Square campus.


Queen Mary Skills Award 2016

On Tuesday 15 March, 97 students were awarded the Queen Mary Skills Award, double the number of completers in comparison to last year. The Queen Mary Skills Award helps students recognise, strengthen and market the work-ready skills students develop by taking leading and representative roles in the Students’ Union. You can read more about the Skills Award on the QMSU website.


Save London's bees by gardening!

Biologists from our School of Biological and Chemical Sciences are releasing hundreds of bees from QMUL rooftops later this summer, and they need your help in growing bee-friendly flowers, like English lavender, viper's blugloss or spiked speedwell, to attact the pollinators.


QMUL develops new partnerships with top universities in South East Asia

QMUL has developed new partnerships with a number of prominent universities during a successful visit that took academics to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam in April 2016. QMUL is one of the 25 most international universities in the world according to Times Higher Education, and currently almost 700 students from across South East Asia make up our student body.


Professor Maurice Peston (19 March 1931 – 23 April 2016)

We are sad to announce that Professor Maurice Peston, who founded the Economics Department (now the School of Economics and Finance) at Queen Mary and served as its first Head, died on Saturday 23 April. You can read more about his life and his connection with QMUL on our media pages.

Audio visual upgrade in central teaching rooms

As part of the Teaching Room Refurbishment programme, 17 teaching rooms were upgraded with new audio visual systems during the Easter vacation. They are located in the Garrod Building at the Whitechapel campus and the Queens', Francis Bancroft, ArtsOne and Law buildings at the Mile End campus.


QMUL Student: Chris Claudet

Chris is a first-year student from the School of Engineering and Materials Science who is making a splash with his comics. We caught up with Chris to find out about his newest comic series ‘Doodle Diddums’, which reflects his lifestyle as a hobbyist artist and a student living a slightly unconventional life.

Money Matters tips

The Advice and Counselling Service have some really useful tips from reclaiming tax to protecting your deposit in privately rented accommodation.


Events, notices and getting involved

Improving yourself and your job prospects

Have you thought about doing a masters? Join our next Postgraduate Virtual Open Day to find out more about the courses and support on offer to our postgraduate students.

Talk to top employers at the QMUL Career Options Fair on Tuesday 17 May

Careers and Enterprise over the summer: Did you know our services are available to you for two years after graduation for free?

Apply to be one of two Graduate Management Trainees at QMUL – application deadline: Thursday 26 May

Mandarin Chinese language semi-intensive course and HSK (Chinese language proficiency test) exam preparation course

Looking for a career in the environmental sector? Hone your CV with free training and experience in environmental auditing on Wednesday 1 June

Important notices

Module evaluation results – information to help you with the module selection process

Summer Graduation at QMUL – Monday 18 to Friday 22 July (Book your tickets and gown by Friday 27 May) and graduation ball tickets on sale

Discover the new features on the QMUL app, including your exam timetable

Mayor of London and London Assembly elections take place this Thursday (5 May) along with other local elections

Make sure your contact details are up to date on MySIS

Updates from the Students’ Union

Money and funding

Reminder to continuing students to apply for student finance as soon as possible

Information about the QMUL Bursary 2015-16 and applications for the Simon and Deidre Gaskell Scholarships 2016-17

Apply for the Sean Morley Memorial Prize promoting research in road safety

Apply for the Mobile Technology Trends Scholarship from Signal


Volunteer for a research study or a survey – prizes available!

Tell us about where you live and how it impacts on your studies

Be part of an investigation into the effects of a chat tool on human dialogue and problem-solving

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

Exciting events taking place this month

Bike Week 2016 – free bike maintenance, cycle training and cycle freebies!

Join the buzz at the first Festival of Communities from Saturday 21 May to Saturday 4 June – join us to get hands on with research as QMUL co-hosts the first Festival of Communities

Beyond Flanders Fields conference: The Great War in Belgium and the Netherlands

Pint of Science QMUL – find out about science research in a fun way



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