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Supporting UCU during the strikes

Find out further information about how the Students' Union is supporting UCU during the strikes, and what you can personally do to supread more

 
UCU Strike 2019 - Frequently Asked Questions

The Students' Union has put together a series of FAQs relating to the upcoming UCU Strike actionread more

 
Message from your President - UCU Strikes

UCU have announced strike action between November 25th and December 4th. This means that some Queen Mary staff in UCU will be strikingread more

 
Statement from your Executive Officers

Read the full statement from your Executive Officers!read more

 
 

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UCU Strike 2019 - Frequently Asked Questions

The Students' Union has put together a series of FAQs relating to the upcoming UCU Strike actionread more

 
Message from your President - UCU Strikes

UCU have announced strike action between November 25th and December 4th. This means that some Queen Mary staff in UCU will be striking between those dread more

 
Statement from your Executive Officers

Read the full statement from your Executive Officers!read more

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Democracy Review 2019

We're making BIG changes to how democracy works here at the Students' Union! Give us your feedback and be in with a chance to win £150 cash!read more

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Executive Officer Profile: Megan and Annika

As the official first week of Semester 1 gets underway this week for incoming students, we spoke with Megan, VP Barts and The London, and Annika, VP Eread more

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Sustainability Officer Profile: Lizzie Hunter

In line with the Global Climate Strike, we've sat down with your cross-campus Sustainability Officer, Lizzie Hunter, to discuss her plans for the yearread more

 
 


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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 providing great food and drink. In the evenings, the space transforms to host a range of great 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 the Students' Union's Sport & Fitness Centre. Our large open plan gym provides students with access to a range of equipment 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.

 
The Learning Café

Situated on the ground floor of the Library and serves tea, coffee and a large selection of sandwiches, salads and snacks.

 
Supporting UCU during the strikes

Find out further information about how the Students' Union is supporting UCU during the strikes, and what you can personally do to support them.

 
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.

 
UCU Strike 2019 - Frequently Asked Questions

The Students' Union has put together a series of FAQs relating to the upcoming UCU Strike action

 
Sign-up to Skills Award

As a member of a Student Media Outlet, you might be eligible for this training programme so sign up now!

 
This Girl Can Week

This Girl Can is a nationwide campaign to get women and girls moving, regardless of shape, size and ability. This year, the Students’ Union is putting women in the limelight for a specially dedicated This Girl Can Week, with a fantastic calendar of events for women to get involved in.

 
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.

 
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This Girl Can

Discover what events are running for the 2019 This Girl Can week, celebrating female empowerment in sport!

 
Zero Tolerance campaign

Learn about our work challenging sexual violence, harassment, domestic abuse and hate crime, and find information about support.

 
Message from your President - UCU Strikes

UCU have announced strike action between November 25th and December 4th. This means that some Queen Mary staff in UCU will be striking between those dates.

 
FAQs

Find the answer to some frequently asked questions about Get Active!

 
Salad Bar at the Union Shop!

The Union Shop now has a brand new Salad Bar, for all your lunchtime needs.

 
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.

 
 
Student Partnership Conference 2018/19

As the Course Rep Conference last year (2017-18) was a success, we decided we should expand on what we offer to our Course Reps and extended the conference to a full day of workshops, skills development, networking and discussions.

 
 
Could you be the next Virgin Money London Marathon runner?

We are now accepting applications for one of our three runner spots!

 
Qmotion Members Survey

Complete our short members survey and be in the chance to win a £50 cash prize.

 
Private bookings at Drapers

Check out our new hospitality menu for prviate and department bookings

 
Statement from your Executive Officers

Read the full statement from your Executive Officers!

 
Get Involved

Looking for ways to be more green? Read our hints and tips here and find out how you can get involved.

 
Get Active Courses

Learn a new sport or develop your skills with our Get Active Courses. All courses include expert tuition from a qualified coach and all equipment is provided.

 
Liberation Fund

The Liberation Fund provides funding for student reps and Student Groups to run projects, campaigns and events relating to liberation.

 
Join a Student Media Outlet!

Gain experience in the media industry, make friends and have fun!

 
New Clothing Range

Visit the Union Shop for our great new range of Queen Mary branded clothing, merchandise and stationery. Find us next to Qmotion.

 
Find a Sports Club

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

 
Looking to book hospitality?

The Shield offers a hospitality service around campus for all types of events!

 
Join a Society

Browse our list of Societies and by membership online!

 
Islamophobia Awareness Month

Find out more about our Islamophobia Awareness Month campaign and what we have planned.

 
Apply Now

Apply now to be on the Elite Athlete Programme

 
Early Bird Coffee

Start your day by popping in to Ground Cafe between 8am-10am and enjoy a morning coffee from only £1.40!

 
Ankur Goenka - BSc Economics, Finance and Management

Current KEG member finance related internship story.

 
Sign-up to Skills Award

As a community volunteer you are eligible for this training programme so sign up now!

 
Register to Vote

With a General Election being announced for Thursday 12th December, make sure you're prepared and registered to vote!

 
Our Impact in 2018/19

Highlighting the impact of our students in the local community last year

 
Milkshakes at The Learning Café!

Why not head into the Library, where you can now buy milkshakes from The Learning Café!

 
Democracy Review 2019

We're making BIG changes to how democracy works here at the Students' Union! Give us your feedback and be in with a chance to win £150 cash!

 
20+ Water Fountains on Mile End Campus!

Looking for your nearest water fountain on campus? View our map here.

 
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!

 
Union Shop Shake Bar

Visit the Shake Bar in the Union Shop for our range of freshly made Protein Shakes, Smoothies & Vegetable Juices

 
Student Partnership Conference 2019

Read more about the Student Partnership Conference, a full day of workshops, skills development, networking and discussions.

 
Outstanding Societies!

Not sure what society to join? Check out our outstanding Societies who all completed our excellence award programme.

 
Our Elite Athletes
Fencing

Find out more about our current Elite Athletes

 
How to get involved with RAG

New to Queen Mary? Why not get involved in fundraising!

 
Your Coffee's Journey

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

 
Free personalised gym programme
Personal Training Session

All members can access a free personalised gym programme updated every 6 weeks, plus over 25 gym classes a week!

 
Hungry? Check out our new menu!

Get a taste for our great burgers,. pizzas, wraps and more by viewing our 2018-19 menu

 
The Enchanted Palace – Kensington Palace

Sophie Burke checks out the magical exhibition.

 
Current KEG football schedual

Friday 1pm @ Mile End park.

 
Check out our Societies' Events

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

 
Executive Officer Profile: Megan and Annika

As the official first week of Semester 1 gets underway this week for incoming students, we spoke with Megan, VP Barts and The London, and Annika, VP Education, about their experiences moving to London!

 
This Girl Can Get Active

Find out all about our female-only sessions here!

 
Follow us on Facebook

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

 
Education Awards 2019

Take a look at all of the winners of the Teaching Awards categories and the Course Rep Award categories.

 
Cup for Life

Purchase a Cup for Life for £6 and enjoy 20% off all future coffee purchases. It's just one way your Students' Union is being green.

 
Societies Drop-Ins

Check the timetable for the next Societies Drop-In!

 
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.

 
Cup for Life

Purchase a Cup for Life for £6 and enjoy 20% off all future coffee purchases. It's just one way your Students' Union is being green.

 
Meal Deal

Pick from over 50 products in our great value £3.35 Meal Deal in-store. Perfect for lunch on the go.

 
Elite Athlete Programme

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

 
Become a Leader with Community Sport

Find out more about the opportunities available with Community Sport

 
Become a Students' Union Volunteer

Do you want to make a positive difference in the local community? Click here to find out how to get involved.

 
Looking for a venue to hire?

Drapers Lounge is a bookable space for events throughout the year!

 
Have you picked up a loyalty card?

Pick up a loyalty card to start collecting stamps and get your 10th hot drink free at the Shield!

 
Book Drapers for your student-led event!

We are taking student groups bookings for Drapers and Drapers Lounge. Please click read more to complete a booking form!

 
Keep up to date with Mile End RAG

Join us on Facebook

 
Short-term loan
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We can offer a short-term loan to help students who have run into unexpected shortfalls in their budget.

 
Book Drapers Lounge for your student-led event

Are you a student group and need to hire out our room? Click 'Read More' to complete your booking request for Drapers Lounge

 
Class Timetable

View our studio timetable to see what classes we got on offer! With over 25 classes a week we have something to suit everyone!

 
Budget Jones...

Guess who’s back with a brand new bag (and boots?) Your favourite student shopaholic, Budget Jones.

 
KEG Society session schedual

Session normally starts on Friday @ 8 30pm at the KEG house.

 
Sign-up to Skills Award!

If you are a society committee member, then you are eligible for this training programme so sign up now!

 
Christmas Bookings Now Open!

Book Drapers for you Christmas event, check out our festive menu here:

 
Sustainability Officer Profile: Lizzie Hunter

In line with the Global Climate Strike, we've sat down with your cross-campus Sustainability Officer, Lizzie Hunter, to discuss her plans for the year!

 
Get 50% off Papa Johns

Use code QMUL50 to get 50% at Papa Johns. Available at Hoxton store only, offer ends 31st August 2020.

 
World Foods

Did you know the Village Shop stocks a wide range of world foods and international groceries? Check it out in-store today!

 
Women's Football and Futsal Specialist Hub

We are the only London-based university to be selected as a specialist hub in collaboration with BUCS and The FA.

 
External hire

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

 
Our Coffee

Find out more about the journey of our coffee from the Rwandan hills to your cup.

 
Enjoy a Coffee in-store

Enjoy hot drinks in our in-store cafe seating area. Click here to find out more about where your coffee comes from!

 
Club Sport Awards

See the individual and team winners of the 2019 Sports Awards

 
Loyalty Card

Regular coffee drinker? Pick up one of our loyalty cards to get your free coffee!

 
Check out the Drapers menu!

We offer a wide range of food to suit all tastes! Want to view our menu? Click here to download!

 
Check out the Griff Inn menu!

We offer a wide range of food to suit all tastes and offer options for those with special dietary requirements!

 
KEG Fantasy Investment Division

KEG offers a new fun way for members to keep on top of Market news and trends by competing with other members for the highest return on fantasy sum of £100,000 each month. Prize awarded for winner.

 
Social Cohesion Sport

Can you use sport to raise awareness of issues in the local community?

 
Executive Officer Profile: Shamima and Talhah

We sat down with our VP Welfare, Shamima, and President, Talhah, to discuss their experiences as a student starting at Queen Mary!

 
Book The Griff Inn for a student-led event

The Griff Inn is home to events at Whitechapel. Click 'Read More' to complete you hire request.

 
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

 
Like us on Facebook!

See our latest news and events on our Facebook page!

 
KEG Ice Hockey Division

A chance for all budding ice hockey players to get their skates on and play some real hockey.

 
Register to Vote - Executive Officer Statement

Read your Executive Officer's statement regarding the recent news of a snap general election and why YOU should register to vote!

 
Book The Shield for your student event

You can exclusively hire the Shield Cafe Bar for your student group event. Click 'Read More' to complete your booking request.

 
Private hire of the Griff Inn

Need to hire out our venue for an event? Suitable for a range of social events, parties and much more! Want to find out more?

 
Tyra's back!

Amy Bowles on the all new season of America’s Next Top Model

 
Xavier Labelle - BSc Economics, Finance and Management

Current member finance internship story.

 
Adopt A Charity!

Find out more about how to fundraise for your favourite charities.

 
E-Tail Therapy

The high street moves online.

 
Fashion in Art

Rosamunde Wells dropped by the Eyestorm Art Galleries to check out the stylish exhibition.

 
Meet your President: Talhah Atcha

We sat down with your 2019-20 QMSU President, Talhah Atcha, to discuss his plans for the year and favourite places on campus!

 
Grace Kelly: The End of an Era

AS THE Grace Kelly exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum draws to a close, Caitlin Morely takes us through the life and wardrobe of the style icon.

 
Meet your VP Barts and The London: Megan Annetts

We caught up with your 2019-20 Vice President Barts and the London, Megan Annetts, to find out what advice she'd give to incoming students!

 
Paris Nous T’Aimons!

The fashion week season drew to a close this week with the fashion capital and city of romance Paris. Fashion Editors Chinazo and Rachel present their top picks!

 
Meet your VP Welfare: Shamima Akter

We sat down with your 2019-20 Vice President Welfare, Shamima Akter, to discuss her priorities for the year ahead!

 
New Face - Caspar Smyth

Joss Meek catches up with model Caspar Smyth.

 
Meet your VP Education: Annika Ramos

We had a chat with your 2019-20 Vice President Education, Annika Ramos, about her ideas for the upcoming year!

 
Ciao Milano!

Last week saw fashion week descend upon Italy’s cultural capital. Here are our picks from the Milan shows.

 
Increased funding for Liberation Campaigns

After a motion at Student Council, your Executive Officers have successfully lobbied QMUL for £20,000 for a Liberation Fund next year!

 
Harry Grindrod Says...

Fashion tips for the style conscious male.

 
Pride Profile: BL LGBT+ Rep, Zoe Binse

For our final Pride Profile, we sat down with the incoming Barts and The London LGBT+ Officer, Zoe Binse, about making LGBT+ events more intersectional.

 
New York, New York

Our fashion editors pick out the highlights of this seasons catwalk.

 
Pride Profile: Trans Rep, Courtney Mann

We sat down with incoming Trans Rep, Courtney Mann, to discuss what she wants to achieve this year!

 
Harry Grindrod Says...

Fashion tips for the style conscious male.

 
Pride Profile: ME LGBT+ Rep, Jedd Higgins

We sat down with incoming Mile End LGBT+ Rep, Jedd Higgins, about what Pride means to her!

 
Isabella Blow: From Beginning to End

Isabella blow was one of the most significant figures in the fashion industry throughout her 20 year career. Rachel Cain presents the life of this remarkable woman.

 
What should students know about the TEF?

VP Education, Redwan Shahid, spoke at a seminar on the TEF and highlights the issues of oversimplification and the subjectivity of TEF.

 
London Calling

Fashion week hit our capital city last week. Here are our favourite picks!

 
Pride Profile: VP Welfare, Ella Harvey

For Pride month, we're showcasing some of our amazing LGBT+ student officers, kicking things off is Vice President Welfare, Ella Harvey!

 
Item of the Month

Spice up your wardrobe with our pick of the month.

 
Student Rights - Executive Officers' Open Letter

An open letter by Queen Mary Students' Union Executive Officers to the Students Rights organisation, due to its Islamophobic and racist behavior.

 
Harry Grindrod Says...

Fashion tips for the style conscious male.

 
Opening Hours for Semester 1

Check out the opening hours of our shops, cafes and bars for the first semester of the 2019/20 academic year!

 
Free Printing at the Students' Union!

Have you tried our new, free printer in the Students' Union Hub yet?

 
International Day of Persons with Disabilities

A blog post by your Mile End Disabled and SLD Representative to recognise the International Day of Persons With Disabilities 2018

 
Our new tea has a great story!

Birchall Tea, coming soon to Ground Cafe, has a great taste and a great story!

 
Managing your money at university

We've got some hints and tips on how to make the best of your budget at University