The Students' Union listened
Free printing available for all students
The Students’ Union introduced free-to-use printers in the Students’ Union Hub and BLSA Building to lower the additional costs associated with studying.
More alcohol-free events and opportunities to meet new people
The Students’ Union introduced a brand new ‘Try Something New’ programme with over 100 events run by the Union, societies and sports clubs. These are one-off opportunities, where you can just turn up and play with no commitment.
More examples of how the Students' Union listened
Fair wages for all university and Students’ Union staff
This year the Students’ Union joined the university in paying all of its student staff the full London Living Wage, as defined by the Living Wage Foundation.
More accessible careers opportunities
The Students’ Union introduced a new ‘Opportunities’ website detailing employability events, careers talks and internship roles available.
Reduced cost of food and drink on campus
The Students’ Union introduced a new value food range in Union outlets.
New Trans Representative for students
Queen Mary has a larger trans community than any other Russell Group University. To better support our trans students, the Students’ Union created a new Trans Representative position on Student Council.
Funds available to support the cost of graduation
We introduced a graduation fund to help students struggling with the cost of graduation to access money for gown hire.