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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.

 
Donate to Bow Food Bank!

This holiday season, Green Mary are working to support the work of Bow Food Bank, so read on to find out how you can help!

 
Drapers Bar & Kitchen

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

 
This Girl Can: Ellie Asquith

Ellie Asquith who is a Community Foundation Leader and a member of the BUCS Women's Leadership Programme tells us how she got involved with sport.

 
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.

 
This Girl Can: Shayma Ahmed

Shayma Ahmed who is a Young Leaders Academy graduate currently studying Sport & Exercise Science at LSBU tells us how she got involved with sport.

 
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.

 
Transgender Day of Remembrance - Profiles

Check out these profiles of influential figures within the transgender community to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance.

 
Village Shop

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

 
NUS Green Impact Results
'Excellent' Level Green Impact Award, Queen Mary Students' Union 2019-20

Find out the results from this year's Green Impact Accreditation scheme

 
This Girl Can

This Girl Can is a campaign developed by Sport England that promotes and celebrates female participation in physical activity. Find out more about we're doing over the next week.

 
Financial Assistance Fund

Your Vice President Welfare Jack has begun working on a new project looking at the University’s Financial Assistance Fund.

 
Safer Campuses

Mat & Aphrodite are working on a campus safety plan to improve safety on all the Queen Mary campuses and the surrounding areas.

 
Become a Volunteer

Do you want to make a positive difference in the local community? Do you want to meet new people and develop your skills? Find out how you can get involved in Volunteering!

 
 
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.

 
Antisemitism Awareness

Vice President Communities Tiana has been working with the Jewish Society and Union of Jewish Students in regarding to adopting the IHRA definition of anti-semitism.

 
Friends of the SU case study - Minideed

Our first member focus is with the team from ethical social media app ‘’MiniDeed. Sakib, who is a current QMUL Software Engineering Degree Apprentice student came to us with his and his business partner’s fantastic app, giving people the opportunity to make quick and easy donations. Sakib signed up for the membership scheme in the Summer and attended the Welcome Fair. We found out a little bit more about the app and the journey Sakib and Mehti have been on launching the app.

 
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.

 
This Girl Can

This Girl Can is a campaign developed by Sport England that promotes and celebrates female participation in physical activity. Find out more about we're doing over the next week.

 
Drapers is temporarily closed

Due to the new government Covid-19 restrictions, Drapers is temporarily closed until at least Wednesday 2nd December. Monday's Calling and E1 will continue online!

 
Multi-Faith Centre Closure

It is with regret we have had to temporarily close the Multi-Faith Centre due to ongoing misuse of the space.

 
Multi-Faith Centre closure

It is with regret we have had to temporarily close the Multi-Faith Centre due to ongoing misuse of the space.

 
Employability Project

Cameron and Aphrodite are working on a project to improve the employability support available to students at Queen Mary.

 
Hungry? Check out our latest menu!

Get a taste for our great burgers, pizzas, wraps and more by viewing our latest menu.

 
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.

 
Ground Cafe is still open

Ground Cafe will remain open throughout the current lockdown period for takeaway and as a study and work space for students and staff. Pop-in and see us!

 
Covid-19 update: 5th Nov - 2nd Dec 2020

Students' Union services are changing from 5th November in-line with the new government Covid-19 restrictions.

 
Black History Month

It's October and Black History Month. Join us in celebrating Black culture and learning about Black History, with a wide range of events and activities organised by students!

 
Special Six - November

Every month we bring you special offers on some of your favourite groceries. Check out our November offers now!

 
Daily Deals & Specials

Check out our new daily deals and specials on some of your favourite Drapers food and drink items!

 
Enjoy breakfast at the Griff Inn

We're now open from 8:30am with our new nutritious breakfast pots, freshly made coffee and pastries! Served until 10:30am

 
 
Covid-19 Information

Read our latest Covid-19 and FAQs

 
Course Rep of the Month 2019/20

Scroll down to nominate yourself or a fellow Course Rep for the Course Rep of the Month award!

 
Find a Sports Club

Join one of over 60 Sports Clubs to train, compete and represent Queen Mary in local, national and international competitions.

 
Become a Leader

Find out more about our Community Foundation

 
Join a Society

Find a society to join!

 
Union Shop temporary closure

Due to current government Covid-19 restrictions the Union Shop is closed until at least Wednesday 2nd December. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 
International Pronouns Day!

Jack, VP Welfare, & Tiana, VP Communities, talk about the value of being respectful of people's pronouns and how they can make others feel more comfortable.

 
Project Doctorate

Project Doctorate is a new initiative focussing on increasing the Students' Union's engagement with postgraduate students.

 
Cleaning equipment at Qmotion

One of the best ways to keep yourself and the Qmotion community safe is by properly cleaning your equipment. Watch our trainers demonstrate how to best wipe down equipment

 
Early Bird Coffee

Start your day by popping in to Ground Cafe and enjoy a morning coffee for only £1.80 between 8am and 10am.

 
Enjoy our new £3.30 Meal Deal

Choose from over 50 products in our great value lunchtime Meal Deal. Pick a main, snack and drink for just £3.30. Perfect for lunch on the go!

 
Daily Deals & Specials

We've got you covered with our daily deals and specials at the Griff Inn across our tasty breakfast, lunch and drinks ranges.

 
 
 
Send us pictures!

Our Societies Instagram page is in desperate need of images so, send us your pictures!

 
Check out our Societies' Events

Check out the wide range of events our societies have organised.

 
Get Active Anytime

In partnership with local venues and facilities, you are now able to participate as and when you want. View the venues' timetable for public access, bring along your Student ID card, and have fun!

 
Have you picked up a loyalty card?

Pick up a loyalty card and start collecting stamps each time you visit and get your 10th hot drink free

 
Our Elite Athletes
Fencing

Find out more about our current Elite Athletes

 
World Mental Health Day 2020

Your Vice President Welfare, Jack Juckes, has released a short statement on the importance of taking care of your wellbeing.

 
Follow us on social media

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest announcements, news, photos and special offers

 
Ground Cafe Meal Deal

Enjoy lunch at Ground Cafe with one of our delicious toasted paninis and a regular hot drink or iced coffee for £4.95.

 
New Clothing & Merchandise Range

Visit the Union Shop to check out our great new range of official Queen Mary branded clothing, merchandise, stationery and gifts. You can also buy from our new online shop.

 
£4.99 Stationery Bundle

Our great value stationery bundle is on sale for just £4.99. You'll get a ring binder, ballpoint pens, notebook, exercise book and refill pad.

 
Burrito Cantina is here!

Eat fresh and fast by building a burrito your way. Enjoy freshly made flour burritos paired with toppings and handcrafted sauces of your choice.

 
Happy Hour

Great deals on drinks during Happy Hour, available every day 4pm - 6pm. Also don't miss Wine o' clock every Friday 4pm-6pm

 
Follow us on Instagram

For the latest updates on what we're doing and how you can get involved.

 
Find out more about our Multi-Faith Centre

The Multi-Faith Centre is on the 2nd floor of the Students' Union Hub offering a space for reflection, contemplation & prayer.

 
Elite Athlete Programme

As a Students' Union we're committed to ensuring our Elite Athletes can compete at the highest level whilst studying.

 
Join the OFFICIAL Freshers' Facebook group!

Make sure you join the only OFFICIAL Freshers' 2020-21 Facebook group to meet new friends, talk about your halls, your course and find out all the latest news! Click the link above to join.

 
Get into Teaching

Do you feel passionate about inspiring others, and want to help shape future generations? Teaching is for you.

 
Order online

You can now order your food and drinks online! Once you've ordered we'll deliver it to your table for you to enjoy!

 
Coronavirus – Your education

Since the start of the Covid-1 9 pandemic the Students’ Union has been working closely with the university to ensure decisions are made in the best interests of students.

 
External hire

The Students' Union Hub is available to hire for meetings and events. Book a single room or the whole building!

 
Sustainability in September

Read all about what sustainability initiatives have been running in September by your Students' Union and other students!

 
Research Dissertation threshold

Science and Engineering students’ overall grade must reach a certain threshold to be eligible to do a research project in their third year. Aphordite is seeking to change this!

 
Order online

You can now order your food and drinks online! Once you've ordered we'll deliver it to your table for you to enjoy!

 
Menu (Download PDF)

Looking for a tasty meal on campus? Download our latest menu here. We are currently running a reduced menu, but don't worry, all of your favourites are still here!

 
 
Education Update - September

Your Executive Officers have been busy making improvements to how we represent you and your education with the University!

 
Burrito Cantina menu

New for 2020! Burrito Cantina has arrived on campus! You can find us in Godward Square. Check out our street food menu here.

 
Democracy Review

Our Democracy Review is nearly complete. It aims to increase the student voice at Queen Mary and empower students to create change together.

 
Menu (Download PDF)

Looking for a tasty meal on campus? Download our latest menu here. We are currently running a reduced menu, but don't worry, all of your favourites are still here!

 
 
 
Your Coffee's Journey

Find out more about the journey of your coffee from the Rwandan Hills to your cup!

 
 
 
Covid-19: Our spaces are open

Our spaces are open and you're welcome to use them. Please ensure you follow the guidance within each space & maintain social distancing.

 
 
Like us on Facebook

See our latest news and events on our Facebook page!

 
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.

 
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

 
 
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

 
 
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..

 
 
 
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!

 
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

 
 
 
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New Dept
Donate to Bow Food Bank!

Mon 23 Nov 2020

This holiday season, Green Mary are working to support the work of Bow Food Bank, so read on to find out how you can help!

sustainability

 
New Dept
This Girl Can: Ellie Asquith

Mon 23 Nov 2020

Ellie Asquith who is a Community Foundation Leader and a member of the BUCS Women's Leadership Programme tells us how she got involved with sport.

Campaigns

 
New Dept
This Girl Can: Shayma Ahmed

Mon 23 Nov 2020

Shayma Ahmed who is a Young Leaders Academy graduate currently studying Sport & Exercise Science at LSBU tells us how she got involved with sport.

Campaigns

 
New Dept
Transgender Day of Remembrance - Profiles

Fri 20 Nov 2020

Check out these profiles of influential figures within the transgender community to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Representation Wellbeing

 
New Dept
This Girl Can

Thu 19 Nov 2020

This Girl Can is a campaign developed by Sport England that promotes and celebrates female participation in physical activity. Find out more about we'

 
Promo News
This Girl Can

Fri 20 Nov 2020

This Girl Can is a campaign developed by Sport England that promotes and celebrates female participation in physical activity. Find out more about we'

 
New Dept
Multi-Faith Centre closure

Mon 02 Nov 2020

It is with regret we have had to temporarily close the Multi-Faith Centre due to ongoing misuse of the space.

 
Promo News
Covid-19 update: 5th Nov - 2nd Dec 2020

Wed 04 Nov 2020

Students' Union services are changing from 5th November in-line with the new government Covid-19 restrictions.

 
Promo News
Islamophobia Awareness Month

Mon 09 Nov 2020

 
New Dept
International Pronouns Day!

Wed 21 Oct 2020

Jack, VP Welfare, & Tiana, VP Communities, talk about the value of being respectful of people's pronouns and how they can make others feel more comfor

 
Promo News
Check out our latest events line-up

Wed 21 Oct 2020

 
New Dept
World Mental Health Day 2020

Sat 10 Oct 2020

Your Vice President Welfare, Jack Juckes, has released a short statement on the importance of taking care of your wellbeing.

Representatives Wellbeing

 
Promo News
Get into Teaching

Mon 26 Oct 2020

Do you feel passionate about inspiring others, and want to help shape future generations? Teaching is for you.

 
New Dept
Sustainability in September

Fri 09 Oct 2020

Read all about what sustainability initiatives have been running in September by your Students' Union and other students!

sustainability

 
New Dept
Education Update - September

Fri 09 Oct 2020

Your Executive Officers have been busy making improvements to how we represent you and your education with the University!

education

 
New Dept
Covid-19: Our spaces are open

Tue 11 Aug 2020

Our spaces are open and you're welcome to use them. Please ensure you follow the guidance within each space & maintain social distancing.

Covid-19

 
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 sport

 
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 Wellbeing

 
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

Black Lives Matter Campaigns

 
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

Black Lives Matter 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 Society..

Black Lives Matter Campaigns

 
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 to the community

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 time inside durin

Covid-19 Wellbeing