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The Shield Café

With it's chilled out atmosphere, it's the ideal place to take a break whilst enjoying a coffee or one of our great lunch options.

 
The Griff Inn

A relaxed space on our Whitechapel campus providing great food and drink. In the evenings, the space transforms to host a range of events.

 
BLSA Building

Located at our Whitechapel campus, this building is home to a shop, bar, study spaces, faith rooms & more.

 
Multi-Faith Centre

A space for quiet reflection and prayer for both students and staff on the second floor of the Students' Union Hub.

 
Drapers Lounge

Chill-out space where you can socialise with your friends. In the evenings, it is home to some of our club nights.

 
Drapers Bar & Kitchen

Great quality food at affordable prices, it is also home to some of our biggest and best on-campus events.

 
Qmotion Sport & Fitness Centre

Qmotion is home to a fully equipped open plan gym, a Sports hall, a Female only gym, squash court and Studio rooms hosting a range of daily activities and classes.

 
Union Shop

Your one-stop shop for day-to-day essentials, stationery and food to go. You can also find a wide range of Queen Mary clothing and merchandise.

 
Village Shop

Offering a range of leading national and international food brands, groceries and household essentials, in the heart of the Student Village.

 
Guest Blog: Relationship with Writing

Amy, 2nd year Computer Science PhD, talks about dyslexia, fear, perfectionism and the relationship with writing.

 
Interview: Aisha Qadi

Hear from School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences Rep, Aisha, about her Instagram Q&A for IAM, her rep role and plans for the year.

 
Ground Café

Relax in our high street style café with a great range of food and drink from toasted paninis to Fairtrade coffee and refreshing fruit smoothies.

 
Join the Volunteering Board 2022-23

Nominate yourself for a post today!

 
Summer Opening Times
A rubber ring and flamingo shaped lilo in a pool

Hours across your Students' Union spaces will be different over summer. View our article to see the times for our spaces.

 
Interview: Rahma Hegy

Hear from Rahma, our Barts and The London Pre-Clinical Rep, about her upcoming event, the importance of challenging Islamophobia, and what it means to be a rep.

 
The Nest

Our study and social space with bookable pods for meetings or studying, computers and cosy study spaces, an ideal place to pass the time.

 
Volunteer at The London Marathon

Make your mark at one of the UK's largest annual charity running events by volunteering at the 2022 London Marathon!

 
Apply to become a Volunteering Champion for 2022-2023!

Become a leader of volunteering and make a difference during your time at Queen Mary!

 
Welcome to the Desert of the Real

Top Tips for Postgrads on Writing and the Summer Months

 
UCU Strikes - Updated FAQ

Further strike action will take place during May. Read our handy guide that provides further information and some FAQs

 
Why is hydration important

Staying well hydrated is important and it has positive impacts both in the gym and outside it. Adequate fluid intake is essential during prolonged training sessions. Proper hydration helps to maintain exercise performance, lower submaximal heart rate, reduce heat stress and exhaustion, and reduce the risk of heat stroke when exercising.

 
Guest Blog: Support

Hear from Cherloria, Politics Graduate (2003) about studying as a disabled student at Queen Mary.

 
Interview: Khalid Al-Tamimy

Khalid, President of the Islamic Society (ISOC), and a member of the IAM 2021 Organising Committee, discusses the campaign and why it's important to raise awareness of Islamophobia.

 
BL Families

Learn more about BL Families, our Welcome Week peer mentoring scheme for students at Barts and The London.

 
Free Gym Programme

All our members can access a free personalised training programme every 6 weeks.

 
Students' Union Hub

Home to the Students’ Union Reception. Play some table football or take advantage of our free microwaves to heat up your lunch.

 
Study smarter not harder

Study smarter not harder - top tips from your VP Science and Engineering

 
Postgraduate Funding Project
Image of a group of students around a table.

Your VP S&E and VP H&SS have been working to collate information and support you might need when looking for Postgraduate Funding.

 
Secretary (Malta)

Supports by helping to schedule and promote meetings, taking minutes and ensuring the meetings operate smoothly.

 
President

The President leads the Students' Union, works on the issues students are passionate about and works to improve your student experience.

 
Performance Schedule

Check out our performance schedule from our Clubs & Societies running at the January Welcome Fair

 
Student Trustee (x3)

Trustees are ultimately responsible for the management and oversight of the Students' Union and setting its strategic direction.

 
View our menu

Looking for a tasty meal on campus? Download our latest menu here.

 
Glow Up - Prize Winners

We'd like to thank everyone who has taken part in our Glow Up survey. View the list of all the prize winners here.

 
Asian Heritage Month

The Students' Union’s Asian Heritage Month campaign takes place in March, led by our student groups and reps, and is aimed at celebrating Asian heritage and culture.

 
Vice President Communities

Represents you and works on matters relating to liberation, equality, diversity and inclusion and the Liberation Months.

 
Why is physical activity important?

Currently, more than a quarter of higher education students do not meet the recommended levels of physical activity. Click here to find out how physical activity can have a positive impact on your physical, mental and social wellbeing!

 
Voting myths explained and busted!

We dispel some common myths and explain what the Elections actually mean for you.

 
Allied Courses Representative

Seeks feedback from and represents students on non-clinical Allied Courses.

 
Enjoy our £3.49 Meal Deal

Choose from over 50 products in our great value lunchtime Meal Deal. Pick a main, snack and drink for just £3.49. Perfect for lunch on the go!

 
Drinks Menu (Download)

To view our latest drinks menu, click here.

 
 
Unofficial Freshers' events 2020

An update regarding our 2020 Freshers' events and Unofficial Freshers' events

 
Internship Project
Two students look at a laptop in a lab.

Your VP S&E for 21/22 has been working with Careers and Enterprise and the Faculty of Science and Engineering to promote internships for S&E students.

 
Education Awards 2022

Our annual Education Awards took place on the 6th of April where we recognised and celebrated the important work done by many students and staff.

 
Societies Officer (Malta)

Represents society members and acts as their voice, approves new societies, allocates funding and helps to improve society processes and support.

 
Vice President Welfare

Represents you on welfare matters and runs activities and campaigns relating to student welfare, mental health, housing, safety, and student support.

 
Candidates Hub

From nominations to voting, find out everything you need to know about being a candidate during our Elections.

 
Alumni Officer

Works to develop links with Barts and The London graduates. They'll provide them with updates and support with events and activities.

 
NUS Conference 2022 – What have your reps been up to?

Our NUS Delegates attended the recent NUS Conference which is an annual event organised by the National Union of Students.

 
Welfare Officer (Malta)

Seeks feedback and represents students on welfare, equal opportunity and welfare issues.

 
LGBT+ History Month

The Students' Union’s LGBT+ History Month campaign takes place during national LGBT+ History Month in February and is led by our LGBT+ societies and reps.

 
Vice President Barts and The London

Leads BLSA, represents students and works on education, welfare and other matters to ensure a great student experience at BL.

 
Our Coffee

We've selected a new coffee blend that tastes great, is good for the environment and gives back to the communities where it was created

 
Ukraine Crisis

The Executive Officers have released a statement on the crisis in Ukraine. You can also find out about support available and how you can help through donating, volunteering or joining in fundraising events on campus

 
Entertainments Officer (x2)

Organises events for students in Malta and supports the promotion of events and activities.

 
Jewish Heritage Fortnight

The Students' Union’s Jewish Heritage Fortnight campaign is led by our Jewish and Israel Society, aimed at celebrating Jewish heritage and culture and raising awareness of antisemitism.

 
Vice President Humanities and Social Sciences

Represents students in the faculty and works on education matters such as teaching quality, library provision and feedback.

 
BAME Representative (BL)

Creates change and represents BL students of African, Asian, Caribbean, Arab, Latin American & Pacific descent.

 
 
BLSA Malta Co-President (activites)

Shall seek feedback on activities and represent all students studying at the Malta campus.

 
Disability Awareness Fortnight

Disability Awareness Fortnight is our campaign coinciding with national Disability History Month and is led by our Disabled and SLD Reps for Mile End and Barts and The London.

 
Vice President Science and Engineering

Represents students in the faculty and works on matters relating to education such as teaching quality, library provision and feedback.

 
Commercial Services Officer

Represents student staff and students using the Students' Union's outlets. They also convene the Commercial Services Committee.

 
BLSA Malta Co-President (Education)

Shall seek feedback from and represent all students studying at the Malta campus on education issues.

 
Novo Cemetery at Queen Mary

In the middle of the Queen Mary campus, there is a cemetery. The gravestones are flat and worn, the history crying out to be explored.

 
Islamophobia Awareness Month

The Students' Union’s Islamophobia Awareness Month campaign takes place during national Islamophobia Awareness Month in November and is led by our student groups and reps.

 
Clinical (Medicine) Rep

Seeks feedback from and represents students on Part 3 of the MBBS programme or an intercalated degree. They'll also co-chair the Senior SSLC.

 
 
Black History Month

The Students' Union’s Black History Month campaign takes place during national Black History Month in October and is led by our student groups and reps.

 
11 November, Armistice Day

Remembrance Sunday is always held on the second Sunday in November, while Armistice Day is always held on the eleventh day of the eleventh month to commemorate the signing of the armistice.

 
Dental Society President

The leader of the Dental Society represents Dental students and works to improve their student experience within dentistry.

 
 
A Beginner’s Guide to COP 26

Find out more from the student members of Queen Mary Students’ Union’s Sustainability Board about COP26 and how to get involved with sustainability at Queen Mary.

 
Working with Library Services
Image of a selection of multi-coloured books on a shelf

Your Executive Officers and Students' Union have been working Library Services to ensure that the services and spaces of the library meet your needs.

 
Dental Rep

Seeks feedback from and represents students who are studying BDS Dentistry. They'll also chair the SSLC (Student Staff Liaison Committee),

 
A statement from the Executive Officers regarding drink spiking

Content warning: This message concerns spiking and, as such, contains references that some students may find distressing

 
Liberation Fund

Learn more about our Liberation Fund for projects and events that aim to challenge structural oppression & support marginalised communities.

 
Disabled and SLD Representative

Represents students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties and is their voice on the issues they face.

 
The Black History of Coffee

It’s difficult to talk about the journey coffee has through without acknowledging its dark past. The road to ending up in all of our lives..

 
Sexual & Gender-based Violence Action Plan 2020/21

Learn about the work we are doing through our action plan to challenge all forms of sexual and gender-based violence at Queen Mary.

 
Engagement Officer

Helps to engage students in BLSA by supporting marketing, campaigns and social media and by developing the BLSA brand.

 
 
Hail Scary & Final Whistle - events postponed

Following our statement regarding drink spiking and student safety, we have released an update regarding the Hail Scary and Final Whistle events due to take place on Wednesday 27th.

 
Entertainments Officer (BL) (x2)

Organises events for students at Barts and The London and supports the promotion of events and activities.

 
 
Autumn Elections Results 21/22

View the winners of our 2021-22 Autumn Elections. Thank you to all the candidates who nominated themselves and took part in the Elections.

 
External Affairs Officer

Is responsible for BLSA's relationship with sponsors and other external organisations. They'll also seek sponsorship for key events throughout the year.

 
Pride Profile: Isidora

This month, we’ve been speaking to a few of your student representatives to get their thoughts on Pride! This week we chatted to Isidora, your incoming LGBT+ Rep (Mile End) for 2021-22

 
 
International Representative (BL)

Seeks feedback from and represents international students at BL on the academic and welfare issues affecting them.

 
QMSU adopts the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition

At the last Student Council meeting, elected representatives voted to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism

 
 
 
International Representative (HSS)

Seeks feedback from and represents HSS international students on the academic and welfare issues affecting them.

 
Qmotion is now open

We're excited to welcome you back at Qmotion! Check out the changes we've made to ensure you have a safe space whilst working out.

 
International Representative (S&E)

Seeks feedback from and represents S&E international students on the academic and welfare issues affecting them.

 
 
Statement on sexual violence and harassment

Our latest statement and action plan regarding incidents of sexual violence and harassment.

 
Transgender rights & support

Your Trans Representative Courtney Mann shares a statement on the repealing of the Gender Recognition Act

 
LGBT+ Representative (BL)

Seeks feedback from and is voice of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans plus BL community. They also work on related campaigns and projects.

 
Statement: Black Lives Matter

Read the statement from your Executive Officers, expressing their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement

 
Black Lives Matter: Open Letter

Sign the open letter that was sent to the University over their response to George Floyd's murder and the Black Lives Matter movement

 
Postgraduate Research Rep (HSS)

Seeks feedback from and represents Postgraduate Research students within the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.

 
Black Lives Matter: Resources

Take a look at some resources of how you can help and support those who need it right now, which were kindly compiled by our ACS Society..

 
Postgraduate Research Rep (S&E)

Seeks feedback from and represents Postgraduate Research students within the Faculty of Science & Engineering.

 
Be Kind To Your Mind: COVID-19 II

Don't forgot to check out Part 2 of our Be Kind To Your Mind Guide, which focuses on mindfulness, learning new skills and giving back to the community!

 
RAG Officer

The RAG Officer will choose the RAG charity for the year and work with others to find innovative, exciting ways to fundraise for this charity.

 
Be Kind To Your Mind: COVID-19

As part of our Be Kind To Your Mind re-launch, we talk about the importance of connecting with others and staying active during your time inside during Covid-19

 
RAG Officer (BL)

The RAG Officer (BL) will choose the BL RAG charities for the year and work with others to find innovative, exciting ways to fundraise.

 
School of Biological & Behavioural Sciences Rep

Represents and collects feedback from students. Chairing the School Forum and working on aspects of the student experience.

 
School of Business & Management Rep

Represents and collects feedback from students. They'll also chair the School Forum and work on lots of aspects of the student experience.

 
School of Economics & Finance Rep

Represents and collects feedback from students. They'll also chair the School Forum and work on lots of aspects of the student experience.

 
School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Sciences Rep

Represents and collects feedback from students. They'll also chair the School Forum and work on the student experience.

 
School of Engineering & Material Sciences Rep

Represents and collects feedback from students. They'll also chair the School Forum and work on the student experience.

 
School of English & Drama Rep

Represents and collects feedback from students. They'll also chair the School Forum and work on lots of aspects of the student experience.

 
School of History Rep

Represents and collects feedback from History students. They'll also chair the School Forum and work on lots of aspects of the student experience.

 
Pre-Clinical (Medicine) Rep

Represent students on Part 1 & 2 of the MBBS or a foundation level medicine course. You'll also chair the Junior SSLC.

 
School of Languages, Linguistics & Film Rep

Represents and collects feedback from students. They'll also chair the School Forum and work on the student experience.

 
School of Law Rep

Represents and collects feedback from Law students. They'll also chair the School Forum and work on lots of aspects of the student experience.

 
School of Mathematical Sciences Rep

Represents and collects feedback from students. They'll also chair the School Forum and work on the student experience.

 
School of Politics & International Relations Rep

Represents and collects feedback from students in the school. They'll also chair the School Forum and work on the student experience.

 
School of Physical and Chemical Science Rep

Represents and collects feedback from students. They'll also chair the School Forum and work on the student experience.

 
Secretary (BL)

Supports the BLSA Board by helping to schedule and promote meetings, taking minutes and ensuring the meetings operate smoothly.

 
Secretary (HSS)

Supports the Humanities & Social Sciences Board by helping to promote board meetings, taking minutes and ensuring the meetings operate smoothly.

 
Secretary (S&E)

Supports the Science & Engineering Board by promoting board meetings, taking minutes and ensuring the meetings operate smoothly.

 
Societies Officer

Represents society members and acts as their voice, approves new societies, allocates funding and helps to improve society processes and support.

 
Societies Officer (BL)

Represents BL society members and acts as their voice, approves new societies, allocates funding and helps to improve society processes and support.

 
Sports Officer

Represents Sports Clubs and their members and leads the Club Sport Committee to approve new Sports Clubs and allocate funding.

 
Sports Officer (BL)

Represents BL Sports Clubs and their members and leads the Club Sport Committee to approve new Sports Clubs and allocate funding.

 
Student Council Chair

The Student Council Chair is responsible for chairing Student Council Meetings and other key student meetings such as the Annual Student Meeting.

 
Sustainability Officer

Runs campaigns and projects, organises events and raises awareness of sustainable behaviours and issues.

 
VP Barts (BL)

The VP Barts is one of the BLSA student leaders. They will plan flagship events and community-building initiatives, and support BLSA operations.

 
VP London (BL)

The VP London is one of the BLSA student leaders. They will plan flagship events and community-building initiatives, and support BLSA operations.

 
Volunteering Officer

Seeks feedback from and represents the interests of students involved in volunteering. They'll also support events & training & provide support.

 
Volunteering Officer (BL)

Seeks feedback from and represents students involved in volunteering. They also support events and training.

 
Welfare Officer (BL)

Seeks feedback and represents students on welfare, equal opportunity and welfare issues in the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

 
Welfare Officer (HSS)

Seeks feedback and represents students in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences on matters such as welfare and equal opportunity.

 
Welfare Officer (S&E)

Seeks feedback from and represents students in the Faculty of Science & Engineering on matters affecting them such as welfare and equal opportunity

 
Womens Representative

Seeks feedback and represents the interests of women, acting as their voice on issues they face. They also lead the Women's Forum.

 
Disabled and SLD Representative (BL)

Represent BL students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties and be their voice on the issues they face.

 
Womens Representative (BL)

Seeks feedback and represents the interests of women and is their voice on issues they face. They also lead the Women's Forum.

 
 
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New Dept
Summer Opening Times

Mon 30 May 2022

A rubber ring and flamingo shaped lilo in a pool

Hours across your Students' Union spaces will be different over summer. View our article to see the times for our spaces.

Our Spaces

 
New Dept
UCU Strikes - Updated FAQ

Mon 16 May 2022

Further strike action will take place during May. Read our handy guide that provides further information and some FAQs

 
New Dept
Glow Up - Prize Winners

Fri 22 Apr 2022

We'd like to thank everyone who has taken part in our Glow Up survey. View the list of all the prize winners here.

Achievements

 
New Dept
Education Awards 2022

Wed 13 Apr 2022

Our annual Education Awards took place on the 6th of April where we recognised and celebrated the important work done by many students

Achievements Representatives

 
New Dept
NUS Conference 2022 – What have your reps been up to?

Tue 12 Apr 2022

Our NUS Delegates attended the recent NUS Conference which is an annual event organised by the National Union of Students.

Representatives

 
New Dept
Ukraine Crisis

Wed 23 Mar 2022

The Executive Officers have released a statement on the crisis in Ukraine. You can also find out about support available and how you ca

Representatives Wellbeing

 
New Dept
Novo Cemetery at Queen Mary

Mon 31 Jan 2022

In the middle of the Queen Mary campus, there is a cemetery. The gravestones are flat and worn, the history crying out to be explored.

Campaigns

 
New Dept
11 November, Armistice Day

Thu 11 Nov 2021

Remembrance Sunday is always held on the second Sunday in November, while Armistice Day is always held on the eleventh day of the eleve

 
New Dept
A Beginner’s Guide to COP 26

Wed 10 Nov 2021

Find out more from the student members of Queen Mary Students’ Union’s Sustainability Board about COP26 and how to get involved with su

sustainability

 
New Dept
The Black History of Coffee

Fri 29 Oct 2021

It’s difficult to talk about the journey coffee has through without acknowledging its dark past. The road to ending up in all of our li

Our Spaces

 
New Dept
Hail Scary & Final Whistle - events postponed

Tue 26 Oct 2021

Following our statement regarding drink spiking and student safety, we have released an update regarding the Hail Scary and Final Whis

Our Spaces

 
New Dept
A statement from the Executive Officers regarding drink spiking

Fri 22 Oct 2021

Content warning: This message concerns spiking and, as such, contains references that some students may find distressing

Representatives Wellbeing

 
New Dept
Autumn Elections Results 21/22

Thu 14 Oct 2021

View the winners of our 2021-22 Autumn Elections. Thank you to all the candidates who nominated themselves and took part in the Electio

Achievements Representatives

 
New Dept
Pride Profile: Isidora

Fri 18 Jun 2021

This month, we’ve been speaking to a few of your student representatives to get their thoughts on Pride! This week we chatted to Isidor

Representatives

 
New Dept
QMSU adopts the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition

Mon 09 Nov 2020

At the last Student Council meeting, elected representatives voted to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism

Representatives

 
New Dept
Qmotion is now open

Fri 07 Aug 2020

We're excited to welcome you back at Qmotion! Check out the changes we've made to ensure you have a safe space whilst working out.

Covid-19 Our Spaces Wellbeing

 
New Dept
Statement on sexual violence and harassment

Fri 26 Jun 2020

Our latest statement and action plan regarding incidents of sexual violence and harassment.

Campaigns Wellbeing

 
New Dept
Transgender rights & support

Wed 17 Jun 2020

Your Trans Representative Courtney Mann shares a statement on the repealing of the Gender Recognition Act

Campaigns Representatives Wellbeing

 
New Dept
Black Lives Matter: Open Letter

Thu 04 Jun 2020

Sign the open letter that was sent to the University over their response to George Floyd's murder and the Black Lives Matter movement

Campaigns

 
New Dept
Black Lives Matter: Resources

Wed 03 Jun 2020

Take a look at some resources of how you can help and support those who need it right now, which were kindly compiled by our ACS Societ

Campaigns Clubs amp Societies

 
New Dept
Statement: Black Lives Matter

Mon 01 Jun 2020

Read the statement from your Executive Officers, expressing their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement

Campaigns Representatives

 
New Dept
Be Kind To Your Mind: COVID-19 II

Wed 25 Mar 2020

Don't forgot to check out Part 2 of our Be Kind To Your Mind Guide, which focuses on mindfulness, learning new skills and giving back t

Covid-19 Wellbeing

 
New Dept
Be Kind To Your Mind: COVID-19

Mon 23 Mar 2020

As part of our Be Kind To Your Mind re-launch, we talk about the importance of connecting with others and staying active during your ti

Covid-19 Wellbeing