Find everything you need to know about running activities and events, from booking rooms to running large scale events.

Activities & Events

This is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know when running activities and events for your group.

Due to COVID-19, student group events processes are changing throughout the year. We will keep this website up to date as much as possible but please do always keep an eye out for our update emails where we’ll give you regular updates on any changes you need to be aware of.

Please note that we are not taking room booking requests from student groups at the moment, due to COVID-19.

Sports Clubs: If you are looking for information about Match Days and BUCS events please visit the Additional Information for Sports Clubs page here.


Room bookings:

(Updated 6 November 2020)

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions face-to-face student group activity cannot take place. There are only a few very specific exemptions and if these apply to your student group you will have been contacted by us.

We know you’re working very hard to keep up your student groups active members during this time and we encourage you to either continue to run your activities online to keep your members engaged or transition to online activity if you’ve not done so already. If you need support with adapting your activities or want to get support with an idea then please get in contact with your relevant staff support.

Online activity- Safety measures

To run virtual events or activities the President of your student groups needs to sign the Basic Activity Safety Measures Form.

This is to let us know that the group’s committee members understand what safety measures need to be in place for these specific events and activities. Once the President has signed on behalf of your student group your student group may plan and deliver events or activities in line with the measures described, without needing to complete a separate risk assessment. The see the list of Basic Activity Measures and to sign the Basic Activity Measures form, click the button below.

Basic Activity Measures

Due to COVID-19 we are not taking any bookings on campus. This page will be updated with information on our spaces and how to book them once we are in a position to offer this again.

Student groups may invite individuals to speak, participate or run activities for their members on campus. This applies to both in-person or virtual events and activities. To ensure that the safety of all students is upheld, every external speaker must be declared to the Students' Union.

All events with an external speaker must be submitted at least 10 working days before the event but higher risk or high profile speakers need a minimum of 20 working days notice.

An external speaker is anyone not associated with Queen Mary University of London therefore QMUL students and staff, and members of the Barts Trust do not need to be submitted via this method. Alumni count as external and must go through the external speaker process.

Once the Students' Union has approved your external speaker, the University will vet the speaker to ensure that there are no further security or safety measures needed. Student groups cannot promote the name(s) of your speakers until they have been approved.

Approval procedure Guidance External Speakers Request Form

At Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, student-led teaching has long been recognised as fundamental to student learning. A Policy for Students Groups Providing Teaching for Students has been created to ensure student-led teaching and learning sessions are being quality assured to provide the best learning for students on the MBBS. Please read the policy before offering any teaching sessions in your society programme.

Teaching policy

Once you have got your event up and running the next step is to promote it. You can find out how you can do this by clicking the button below.

Promote your event

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