Hi, I’m Ahmed, your VP Welfare at Queen Mary Students’ Union. This February we’ll be bringing you Asian Heritage Month to showcase all the amazing things people of Asian descent have achieved and how this has influenced what you learn in academia today. It is pivotal we celebrate all the cultures at Queen Mary and celebrate our incredibly high ethnic diversity.

So look out for all the events going on, from movie nights to Spoken Word evenings, and I look forward to seeing you there!


Yemen Solidarity Roadshow (exhibit)

The exhibits highlights the Yemeni struggle and ways we can show solidarity to the people of Yemen.

Students’ Union Hub
Mon 29th Jan - Fri 2nd Feb
Arabic Cultural and Literature Fair

Arabsoc presents a chance to learn more about Arab culture and appreciate the amazing Arabic literature that has been produced over the years.

Library Square, 12pm-3pm
Fri 2nd Feb
Muay Thai

Learn new skills and try out this exciting Martial Art! Led by QM Muay Thai club, you will learn basic punching and kicking skills whilst also developing your self-defence skills.

4-5pm, Qmotion Mind and Body Studio, £2.50
Fri 2nd Feb

China - UK International Music Festival

The Festival will host concerts and music workshops to promote cultural cooperation and build stronger Sino-British cultural connections. The music festival includes music competitions, master lectures, concert and party.

Sat - Music Competition, 9am-5pm
Sun - Concert Day, 1.30pm-9.30pm
Mon - After Event Party, 7pm-9pm

Octagon, £30 for a festival pass
Sat 3rd - Mon 5th Feb
Bake Sale

Pop down to Library Square to pick up tasty treats, courtesy of the Indian Society.

Library Square, 11am-5pm
Mon 5th Feb

Bollywood Movie Night

Do you want a desi night in, where you can enjoy a Bollywood movie with some friends? Then come along to our movie night get together, courtesy of Decolonise QM.

Blomeley rooms 1&2, Students’ Union Hub, 4pm-7pm
Tues 6th Feb
Mental Health: Stigma in South Asians

The stigma around mental health is a hushed subject amongst South Asians, come and find out how we can de-stigmatise this topic. Part of the Be Kind to Your Mind campaign. Find out more

BL Perrin LT, 5pm-7pm
Thurs 15th Feb
Arabsoc Calligraphy Workshop

Do you want to learn how to do breath-taking Arabic Calligraphy? Come along to this workshop run by the Arab Society and impress all your mates.

Bancroft 1.02.6, 5pm-7pm, Members £6, Non-Members £7
Thurs 15th Feb

Chinese New Year!

It’s Chinese New Year! Join us to celebrate the year of the dog, with loads of surprise activities all around campus in collaboration with the Chinese Students and Scholars Association. Xin nián hao!

Celebrations around Queen Mary Campus
Fri 16th Feb
Chinese New Year Potluck

Come celebrate Chinese New Year in style with the Singapore Society, a night not to be missed.

Blomeley Rooms 1&2, Students’ Union Hub, 7pm-10pm
Fri 16th Feb
Bollywood Night

Want a desi night to end the week? Come along to Indian Society’s Bollywood night.

Drapers, 7pm-10pm
Fri 16th Feb

Chinese Movie Night

Want to kick back and watch a Chinese movie? Come along to this event hosted by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA)

Blomeley Rooms 1&2, Students’ Union Hub, 3-5pm
Tues 20th Feb
Mother Language Day / Ekushey February

Happy Mother Language Day! Come celebrate the words you speak and the freedom you have to choose whatever language to speak on this day, there are tons of events happening so watch out for them on social media. Shuvo Ekushey February!

Celebrations around Mile End campus
Wed 21st Feb

The Bangladesh Society is hosting its flagship event yet again, come along for a night which is strictly desi dressed or black tie, for a night full of song, dance and laughter. Find more details on the QMBL Bangladesh Society social media pages.

Royal Regency, 501 High Street North, Manor Park, London, E12 6TH, 6.30-11pm
Fri 23rd Feb

The Story of Birangona

Come and experience the heartbreaking stories of the Birangona (Brave Women), who are women who have been systematically raped in the 1971 war. Find out about the long-term damaging effect this has had on them brought to you by the Internationally renowned Komola Collective, this is definitely not an event to be missed.

Bancroft 1.13, 5pm-7pm
Mon 26th Feb