Asian Heritage Month

What is Asian Heritage Month?

Asian Heritage Month is the celebration and awareness campaign to support and promote all of our Asian communities on all of our campuses. Asian Heritage Month is a unique liberation campaign at Queen Mary Students’ Union.

We are a diverse university and we believe that it is important to celebrate and appreciate all of our cultures on campus. Accordingly, this March, we are going to try to bring to you as many Asian cultures to our campuses as possible!

Our enthusiastic and hardworking reps are organising a wide range of events for students and staff to participate.


We have loads of great content and events that we have been working on to celebrate the heritage across the Asian Diaspora. Here a few highlights to look out for throughout the month:

Mukbang with Your Reps

Watch us try some Asian snacks and highlight some local Asian businesses that you can support around Mile End.

Culture list

  • Know my Name - Chanel Miller
  • A Place For Us - Fatima Farheen Mirza
  • Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
  • The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga
  • The Sympathiser - Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng
  • Tokyo Story
  • Rang de Basanti
  • Beijing Bicycle
  • Soekarno: Indonesia Merdeka
  • 1 Ðêm h?i Long Trì (A Night of Long Tri Festival)
  • Hoppers, Soho - Srilankan Cuisine
  • Yuu Kitchen Restaurant, Shoreditch - Japanese and Taiwanese Restaurant
  • BiBimBap, Soho - Korean Restaurant
  • China Tang, Mayfair - Chinese Restaurant
  • Sông Quê Café, Shoreditch - Vietnamese
  • Eat Tokyo - multiple locations - traditional Japanese

Some which are local/East London: BariBari - Korean in Aldgate East, Sen Viet Chay - Hoxton, Xi’an Biang Biang - traditional hand pulled noodles in Aldgate East

Societies Spotlight

This Asian Heritage Month, why not engage with some of our Asian Cultural Societies? There’s so many to choose from, find them on Instagram!

  • Afghan Society - @QmAfghansociety
  • Arab Society - @qmularabsoc
  • Association of British and Chinese University Students - @qmblabacus
  • Bangladesh Society - @qmblbsoc
  • Bhangra Society - @qmulbhangra
  • Bollywood Dance Society - @qm.bollywooddance
  • Chinese Society - @qmchisoc
  • Chinese Students and Scholars Association -
  • Filipino Society - @qmulfilisoc
  • Gozo Arts and Fashion Society -
  • Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Services Society - @qmhkpass
  • Indian Society - @qmindiansociety
  • BL Indian Society - @blindiansociety
  • Indonesian Society - @qm.indosoc
  • International Society - @qminternationalsoc
  • Iranian Society - @qminternationalsoc
  • Iraqi Society - @qmiraqisociety
  • Japan Society - @qmiraqisociety
  • Korean Society - @qm_kcs
  • Kurdish Society - @qmkurdishsociety
  • Malaysian Society - @qm_ms
  • Nepalese Society - @qmulnepsoc
  • Pakistan Society -
  • BL Pakistan Society - @blpaksoc
  • Punjabi Society - @qmpunjabisoc
  • Singapore Society - @qmsingsoc
  • Sri Lankan Society - @qmsrilankansociety
  • BL Malta South Asian Society
  • Tamil Society - @qmtamilsociety
  • BL Tamil Society - @bltamilsoc

Upcoming events

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