January Welcome Fair 2024

The January Welcome Fair is open to all students (new and returning) and is your opportunity to come and check out everything that your Students’ Union has to offer in 2024, meet lots of our Clubs & Societies and grab some exclusive discounts and freebies from visiting organisations and your Students' Union bars, cafes and shops.

Remember to visit all of the different event zones to see everything we have on offer, then buy your memberships online or at the Students’ Union Hub Reception.

On this page you’ll be able to find out more about the Fair and find stall listings to help you plan your visit to the event.

Thursday 25th January: 2pm-7pm

Performance & Demo Line-Up

During the Welcome Fair some of our Clubs and Societies will be showcasing their activities in our performance and demo area outside Ground Cafe. View the full line-up and decide what you'll go along and see!

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The January Welcome Fair will take place in the Students' Union Hub and surrounding outdoor areas, including Library Square. A one way system will be in operation at indoor locations taking you to all parts of the event, with entry via the Students' Union Hub Reception and exit via The Nest.

External Organisations
  • Camp America
  • Camp Ozark
  • Every Nation Church
  • GK Telecom - Mobile & SIM Deals
  • Goodrays CBD Drinks
  • London International Development Centre
  • Medical Defence Union
  • MyArk
  • Propercorn
  • Trip.Com
  • University of Law
  • WWF (Working for Wildlife)
  • WWF (Working for Wildlife)

  • Students' Union Services
  • Drapers Bar & Kitchen
  • Elections 2024 - find out more about running to be a rep in our 2024 Elections!
  • QMSU Postgraduates - find out more about our support for postgraduates, including student voice and postgraduate events.
  • QMSU Events
  • Qmotion Sport and Fitness Centre - exclusive membership deals on offer
  • QM Skills Award
  • QMSU Events
  • Sport and Fitness - Get Active, Social Leagues, Community Foundation
  • Students' Union Welcome Point
  • Sustainability
  • Volunteering

  • Underground Music Society - Live DJs throughout the event
Pop-Up Poster & Art Sale

  • Epic Paintball

  • Performance & Demonstration Area
  • Come and watch performances and demonstrations from Clubs and Societies

  • Petrolhead Society
    Sports Clubs
    • American Football
    • Archery
    • Badminton
    • Boxing
    • Climbing
    • Cricket
    • Fencing
    • Futsal
    • Hema
    • Hockey
    • Jiu-Jitsu
    • Judo
    • Karate
    • Kendo
    • Lacrosse
    • Muay Thai
    • Netball
    • Rugby
    • Running & Athletics
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball

    • QMSU Sport
    • Community Foundation
    • Get Active
    • Qmotion Sport and Fitness Centre
    • Social Leagues
    • Talented Athlete Programme
    • 93% Club
    • Actuarial Society
    • Alpha Kappa Psi
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Society
    • Art Business Society
    • Art Society
    • Asian Medical Student Association
    • Bangladesh Society
    • Banking and Finance Society
    • Biological Sciences Society
    • Board Games Society
    • Book Club
    • Canadian Society
    • Chemistry Society
    • Christian Union
    • Cinema Society
    • Cross Cultural Activities Society
    • Debate Society
    • Desi Society
    • Disney Society
    • East European Society
    • English Society
    • Entrepreneurs Society
    • Filipino Society
    • Filmaking & Photography Society (FPS)
    • FinTech Society
    • Formula Student
    • French Society
    • Friends of Palestine
    • Geography Society
    • Global Markets Society
    • Human Rights Society
    • Islamic Society
    • Jewish & Israel Society
    • Knit & Knatter Society
    • Labour Society
    • Law Society
    • Liberal Arts Society
    • Machine Learning Society
    • Malayali Society
    • Maths Society
    • MedGen Society
    • Mile End Music Society
    • North African Society
    • Pakistan Society
    • Peach Magazine
    • Petrolhead Society (outside Ground Cafe)
    • Political Engagement and Activism Society
    • Private Equity Society
    • Punjabi Society
    • Queen Mary Theatre Company
    • Rock Solid Society
    • Salsa Society
    • Saudi Society
    • Singapore Society
    • Sober Socials Society
    • South East Asian Society
    • Thai Society
    • Turkish Society
    • Underground Music Society (in Hub Foyer with live DJs)
    • Video and Card Gaming Society
    • Women in STEM Society

    • Student Media Outlets
    • Peach Magazine
    • Quest Radio
    • The Print

    How to buy memberships

    Buying your Clubs and Societies memberships is easy via our website, follow the steps below or visit our Clubs & Societies page.


    Each stall will have a QR code on it that you’ll be able scan. Scan the QR code on your device to be taken to that groups page.


    Select the membership type you would like to purchase and add to your basket. You will need to be logged in.


    Keep repeating this for all the groups you’d like to join.


    At the end of the event go to your basket and follow the on-screen instructions to pay for your memberships.

    Where to eat and drink at the event

    Throughout the Fair all of our Students’ Union spaces will be open serving a wide range of tasty food, delicious drinks and grab and go lunch options. Find out more about our spaces and when they’re open here.

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    Multi-Faith Centre

    During the event the Multi-Faith Centre will be open for prayer, contemplation and reflection. The Multi Faith Centre is located in the Students’ Union Hub on the 2nd floor.

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    Access Needs

    If you have any access needs for the event please let us know how we can help. Simply contact su-studentsunion@qmul.ac.uk or visit the Students’ Union Hub Reception. Our friendly Students’ Union staff will also be located around the event on the day, so if you do need any help just let one of them know.

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    Can't join us at the fair?

    If you're not able to make the in-person Welcome Fair, don't worry you can still find out about all our Clubs, Societies and Students' Union services on our website. Every student group has their own webpage providing further information about the group, contact details and links to their social media pages. The Students' Union Hub Reception is also open Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm and can help with any questions you have! Please pop in and say hello!

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