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Disability Awareness Week

Date embedded: December 2022

 
No crown on BL clothes

Date embedded: March 2022

 
 
SU Win - Additional EC Support

DDS can currently add an ‘EC Evidence’ support type, signalling that students with certain conditions may not typically need to provide evidence when making a claim. Although this feature was lacking while reviewing requests previously, a big thanks to our Vice-President for Science and Engineering, Aisha Qadi's constant effort this has now been added to the reviewing process, successfully achieving yet another manifesto goal.

 
Postgraduate Consultation Group: Improving PGR Experiences

The Postgraduate Consultation Group is the Students' Union's way to communicate with PGRs directly to improve their University experience. Read our recent discoveries, and how we will work on these suggestions.

 
 
A statement from the Students' Union on the recent encampment

Read our latest statement on the student-led encampment on the Mile End campus and how to access help and support

 
Election financial incentives

Date embedded: February 2022

 
Cabinet Cultures: East London Ecologies

A new temporary exhibit & summer events programme exploring Queen Mary's surrounding ecologies and histories

 
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.

 
Provide training and perks to BL non-reps

Date embedded: October 2021

 
The Griff

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

 
Awards Season Round-Up

Over the last few weeks, we hosted the Annual Awards Ceremonies for societies & student media, sports, and volunteering groups.

 
BLSA Building

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

 
Vacation & Semester 3 Opening Times

As we head into exam season, we're changing some of our opening times. Drapers will be closed temporarily but the rest of our outlets will be open with reduced hours.

 
Multi-Faith Centre

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

 
Should QMSU change references of BME to BAME?

Date embedded: November 2021

 
Students’ Union Food Pantry: your one-stop-shop for short-term food assistance

Located right in the heart of the Students’ Union Hub, the Food Pantry is your one-stop-shop for short-term food assistance.

 
Drapers Lounge

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

 
Profit free periods

Date embedded: February 2020

 
Student Spotlight: QM & BL Christian Union on why Christians celebrate Easter

Hear from the Christian Unions on why Christians celebrate Easter and the greatest love story ever told.

 
Drapers Bar & Kitchen

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

 
Student-led Welcome Fair Allocation

Date embedded: February 2020

 
QM Name Change Policy

Date lapsed: February 2024

 
Asian Heritage Month Spotlight: Sri Lankan New Year

To wrap up Asian Heritage Month, we spoke to members of Queen Mary’s Sri Lankan Society during their annual Sri Lankan New Year Celebration at Laird Hall.

 
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.

 
 
Asian Heritage Month Student Spotlight – Ghazal

"AHM is not only a celebration of the traditions and values I’ve inculcated in my childhood but also a testament to how far South Asians come by way of development and acceptance."

 
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.

 
Union to standardise grab and go prices

Date embedded: February 2020

 
Easter Opening Hours

Next week is Easter and a national holiday across the UK. Because of this, our commercial outlets and gym will be operating with different opening times.

 
Village Shop

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

 
Disabled & SLD - Setting a higher standard

Date embedded: February 2020

 
From the Archives: The Remarkable Life of Queen Mary Alumnus Pao Swen Tseng

Pao Swen Tseng (also known by Zeng Baosun) was a student of botany at Westfield College in the 1910s who became the first Chinese woman to graduate from the University of London. Read her story.

 
Staff Training on Neurodiversity

During Disability Awareness Fortnight, Giorgia Pigato (Education and Recognition Adviser) ran a training session on inclusive teaching with DDS (Disability and Dyslexia Service).

 
Impartial Pastoral Care

Date lapsed: February 2024

 
Celebrating Asian Heritage Month in the Queen Mary Archives – A Snapshot

Courtesy of the Queen Mary Archives. Here’s a glimpse at some of the notable Asian alumni who attended Queen Mary throughout the decades.

 
Disability Awareness Fortnight: Student Spotlight #2

I think Disability Awareness and Disability Rights are such a complicated topic because there is such a wide range of disabilities.

 
A Brief History of Islam in the East End

Read more on the history of Islam in the East End which dates back to the 16th century

 
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.

 
Study Tips: From a Humanities and Social Sciences Student

Muhammad Mohib, a final year Economics and Politics student, has some study tips.

 
The Salsa Team won a place at the UK's biggest intervarsity Latin American Dance Competition!

The Queen Mary Salsa Society competed and secured a place at the biggest UK Latin Dance Intervarsity Competition at Birmingham.

 
Disability Awareness Fortnight: Student Spotlight #1

Disability Awareness Fortnight allows people to share their stories and feel heard. Hear from some of our organising committee about their experiences!

 
Student Spotlight

This year’s theme for Islamophobia Awareness Month is #MuslimStories. To celebrate this theme, we bring you the stories of our IAM Planning Committee Members and wider QM Muslim student community.

 
Black History Month - Meet Aliya and Henriana

Aliya and Henriana both sat on this year’s Black History Month Organising Committee. Hear what they have to say about their involvement in the committee, what Black History Month means to them and more!

 
Reuse Fair Donations

Summer is calling and it's time to embrace your year-end feels, pack things up, wipe those tears and wrap the year.

 
Study Tips: From a Science & Engineering Student

Fahd Pervaiz, a 3rd year PhD student at the School of Engineering and Materials Science, has some study tips.

 
LGBTQ+ History Month: Student Spotlight – Meet Tia

Admittedly, LGBTQ history month has usually come and gone with almost nothing happening in my hometown. Living in London has given me a new perspective on the month, being surrounded not only by diverse LGBTQ history but also so much of it.

 
The Great Election Giveaway 2024

Have you voted? Have you won a prize in our Great Election Giveaway? Find out here?

 
Debunking Disability Myths

Disability Awareness Fortnight is an opportunity for us to come together as a community to raise awareness of the various disabilities that exist and to dispel myths about people with disabilities.

 
What is the Friday Prayer (Jummah)?

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “The best day on which the sun has risen is Friday”. On this special day, the usual midday prayer is replaced with the Friday prayer, or ‘Salat al-Jumu’ah’ in Arabic. Read the history and find out more!

 
Mapping Black History in London

Black history is deeply entrenched in our culture but often, Black history and Black figures are unfairly kept to the margins of history. Despite this, there have been countless Black individuals who have shaped London and the wider United Kingdom, to make it what it is today.

 
Course Rep of the month 2022/23

Each month we award the Course Rep of the Month title to a rep from each faculty.
you can view the course rep of the month's winners here.

 
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.

 
Update on the State of International Student Experience and Representation

Your current VP Communities and VP S&E, Matthew and Aisha, are writing to our international student members with an update on the state of their representation within QMSU...

 
Breakfast Deal

We're serving delicious pancakes and nutritious overnight oats each morning from Monday 29 January. Add a regular hot drink to your breakfast for just £1.50.

 
Happy Hour

Enjoy our Happy Hour from 5pm-8pm Monday to Friday. Offers include pints from £2.90, 2 mocktails for £5, 2 cocktails for £12 and £5 off bottles of wine

 
Enjoy our £3.49 Meal Deal

Take advantage of our classic meal deal and grab a main, snack and drink for just £3.49. We offer plenty of choices for a great price, including Halal, Vegetarian and Vegan options.

 
The Students' Union food pantry is now open

Make use of the Students' Union free food pantry when you find yourself short after paying for bills, rent or transport, available at the Students' Union Hub reception.

 
Avoiding Academic Misconduct

Since the exams moved online a few years ago we have seen an increase in academic misconduct, find out how you can avoid academic misconduct.

 
Check out our latest classes timetable

View our latest timetable here to see what classes we got on offer!

 
View our drinks menu

Download and view our latest drinks menu here.

 
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!

 
BLSA Malta Co-President (activites)

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

 
President

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

 
Voting myths explained and busted!

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

 
Student Trustee

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

 
Free Gym Programme

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

 
Gender Equality and Trans Rights – London Student Sustainability Conference 2024

Jules, a QMUL student studying for their MSc in Astrophysics will be one of the student presenters at the London Student Sustainability Conference. Their presentation is focused on the fifth UN SDG, ‘gender equality’ and will focus on how trans rights fits into this goal.

 
Food to Go

The Griff serves a range of sandwiches, hot paninis, toasties and snacks all day every day. Perfect if you're on the go and need a quick bite to eat!

 
Join a Club or Society

Got a hobby or passion you love, or something new you really want to try? We have over 300 Societies and Sports Clubs that will link you up with other people who like the same stuff too!

 
New Express Coffee Machine

For only £1.20 you can grab a hot drink to go, or take a break from your studies or research and enjoy in our comfortable space.

 
Long-Term Health conditions

DDS Team give advice on the support they give for Long-Term Health conditions

 
Book Drapers for your Club or Society event

Drapers and Drapers Lounge are available for all Clubs & Societies to book for their events and activities. Please book via our new online form and we will get back to you!

 
Give Volunteering a go

Volunteering at uni doesn’t have to be a big commitment. We’ve got you covered with our ‘Give Volunteering a Go’ calendar of opportunities, full of half and full-day events.

 
Join a Club or Society

Got a hobby or passion you love, or something new you really want to try? We have over 300 Societies and Sports Clubs that will link you up with other people who like the same stuff too!

 
Top tips to get through the cost of living crisis

With the evening darkness setting in at 4pm now, more than ever does the Cost of Living crisis truly feel like a crisis. Here are some top tip from your Students' Union President.

 
StudyWell as a Postgraduate
Image of a student working at a table.

Eszter, the Postgraduate Engagement Assistant shares top tips for balancing work and wellbeing, in this Study Well article!

 
Squash Court

Gym members and non-members can book the squash court up to seven days in advance either at the Qmotion Reception or over the phone on 020 7882 8040

 
BLSA Malta Co-President (Education)

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

 
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.

 
VP Liberation, International and Postgraduates

Represents you and works on matters relating to liberation, international and postgraduate students.

 
Download the QMSU Sport App

We are delighted to announce the arrival of our new QMSU Sport app. The app is the one-stop-shop for all your on-campus sport, health and wellbeing needs.

 
Commercial Services Officer

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

 
Enjoy our £3.49 Meal Deal

Take advantage of our classic meal deal and grab a main, snack and drink for just £3.49. We offer plenty of choice for a great price, including Halal, Vegetarian and Vegan options.

 
 
What's it like to be a Part-Time Officer? - part 2

Still unsure about whether to nominate yourself as a Part-Time Officer? Find out more about the experience from Alexandre Duponcheele, Sustainability Officer BL.

 
Study tips

Here's a few helpful tips to get you through this season!

 
Book The Griff for your Club or Society event

The Griff is available for all Clubs & Societies to book for their events and activities. Please book via our new online form and we will get back to you!

 
Take part in our Cost of Living survey

Students are at risk of becoming the forgotten group in the cost of living crisis.
We can’t let that happen. Take part in our Cost of Living survey here.

 
Engagement Officer (Malta)

Helps to engage students in Malta by supporting marketing, campaigns and social media.

 
Did someone say discount?

Grab a Student Membership at Qmotion from only £15.99. We've also got an exclusive academic year deal available for a limited time only. Like with all our memberships you also get free personalised training plans, group fitness classes and there's no joining fees!

 
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.

 
Essay mills & academic integrity

Many of you are perhaps panicking over how unprepared you feel over your assessments and exams. However, be aware of the large and growing market of companies and individuals looking to exploit this situation that could affect your academic integrity.

 
VP Welfare

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

 
Dental Society President

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

 
Alumni Officer

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

 
Buzzfeed: Which student group should you join?

Try out our Buzzfeed quiz to see what student group you should join!

 
New Food Menu (Dowload PDF)

Looking for a tasty meal on campus? Check out our brand new food menu here

 
World Foods

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

 
Union Café

Visit the Union Café for our delicious range of freshly made protein shakes, smoothies, bubble teas and coffees to go.

 
What's it like to be a Part-Time Officer?

Find out more from Jules Buet, our LGBT+ Rep (Mile End), what it's like to be a Part-time officer.

 
Transgender Day of Remembrance

On 20 November we remember the trans people who have been killed as a result of transphobia and acts of anti-transgender violence over the past year.

 
An A-Z of Disabilities

PhD research candidate, Amy Dowse, has put together an A-Z of disabilities outlining causes, symptoms and treatments.

 
Welcome to the Desert of the Real

Top Tips for Postgrads on Writing and the Summer Months

 
Entertainments Officer (x2)

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

 
LGBTQ+ History Month

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

 
VP Barts and The London

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

 
Societies Officer

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

 
BAME Representative

Creates change for the BAME community by representing students who are of African, Asian, Caribbean, Arab, Latin American and Pacific descent.

 
Food Menu - Coming Soon

Looking for a tasty meal on campus? Check out our kitchen menu offering breakfast pancakes & oats, signature dishes, global foods and our evening menu featuring pizzas and loaded fries. The Griff is an alcohol-free space until 5pm each day.

 
New Drinks Menu (Download PDF)

View our new drinks menu and Happy Hour deals

 
Our Coffee

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

 
Thinking about running for VP Welfare? Here's What You Need To Know

Find out more from Tahmid, our current VP Welfare, about being a Full-Time Officer and all you need to know about the role

 
New Students' Union spaces now open in The Garrod

We're delighted to open several new spaces in The Garrod Building this week. Read more about the project and what's coming soon too!

 
Hospitality Menu & Catering Services

We offer a hospitality service for all types of activities, events and meetings in The Griff, Old Library and Garrod Building. View the Hospitality & Venue Hire guide here.

 
Hospitality Menu & Catering Services

We offer a hospitality service for all types of activities, events and meetings for students, staff and local businesses. View the hospitality menu & venue hire guide here.

 
Secretary (Malta)

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

 
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.

 
VP Humanities and Social Sciences

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

 
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.

 
BAME Representative (BL)

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

 
 
Thinking about running for VP Liberation, International and PGs? Here's What You Need To Know

Find out more from Matthew, this years Vice President Communities re-named this year to Vice President Liberation, International and Postgraduates, about being a Full-Time Officer

 
Sustainability Week 2023

We're bringing you our annual Sustainability Week, from 13-17 November, in the lead-up to COP-28!

 
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.

 
VP Science and Engineering

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

 
Sports Officer

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

 
 
Thinking about running for Student Union President? Here's What You Need To Know

Hear from Serena, our current Students' Union President, about her experiences, the role and what it entails.

 
A Statement on the Crisis in Palestine and Israel

The ongoing crisis in Palestine and Israel has been one that has concerned many of us. The incoming reports on the tragic loss of life in the run-up to and in recent days have horrified us all at the Students' Union and our communities on campus.

 
 
Societies Officer (Malta)

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

 
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.

 
Sports Officer (BL)

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

 
Thinking about running for VP Humanities and Social Sciences? Here's What You Need To Know

We caught up with Jovani, VP Humanities and Social Sciences, to tell us his thoughts on the role and running in the elections

 
World Mental Health Day - Top Tips from Students + How to Get Help If You Need It

This year's theme is 'mental health for all' and we're opening up the conversation and taking the opportunity to talk about mental health, share tips and advice and let you know what help and support we have on, and off, campus for you. Your mind matters!

 
Should students donate unwanted items?

Date embedded: February 2020

 
Sports Officer (Malta)

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

 
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.

 
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.

 
BLSA Drop-Ins Sessions - Come and meet us!

We're starting drop in sessions at BLSA so that students at our Whitechapel campus can get to know our Students' Union teams and have the chance to ask questions and speak to someone directly from different departments.

 
Welfare Officer (Malta)

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

 
Sustainability Officer

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

 
BLSA & University Statement - Hate Speech incidents

Read our joint statement with the university on the recent hate speech incidents, what we're doing about it and how you can access support

 
Liberation Fund

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

 
Sustainability Officer (BL)

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

 
Disabled and SLD Representative

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

 
 
Opening Times for Arrivals Weekend and Semester 1

See our opening times for Arrivals Weekend and Semester 1.

 
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.

 
Volunteering Officer

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

 
 
Want to run the London Marathon? We've got the hottest volunteering opportunities just for you!

From one off gigs to regular commitments, we'll help you find something that suits your interests and your timetable. Attend our Volunteering Fair TOMORROW, 25 October, to find out more.

 
Volunteering Officer (BL)

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

 
Engagement Officer (BL)

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

 
Our Course Reps Have Achieved So Much - Could You Be One?

Course Reps are elected students who represent their cohort and act as a liaison between staff and students. Over the last academic year, all of our Course Reps have worked exceptionally hard to represent their cohort and improve the learning experience at QMUL.

 
VP Barts (BL)

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

 
Entertainments Officer (BL) (x2)

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

 
Garrod Building September Update

Check out our latest project update on our new home at Whitechapel and what's on offer at the start of term in our current spaces in the BLSA Building and Griff Inn

 
 
 
Unofficial Freshers’ Events 2023

Every year external event companies start promoting unofficial events on social media claiming to be our university, here’s what you can do to avoid scams and make sure you have the best time celebrating with us.

 
 
Goodbye to our Executive Officers 2022-23

We say a massive thank you and a sad goodbye to our Executive Officers who have served this year. We spoke to each of them to find out what their best and favourite achievements (to name a few) were.

 
Institute of Health Sciences Education Junior Rep

Seeks feedback from & represents Year 1, 2 & foundation students, works with Education Zone to improve the student experience

 
 
Uniting Voices for Change: Join the 'Idea for Humanity' Summit

I believe that true learning extends beyond textbooks and lectures. It thrives within the realms of observation, discussion, and exploration of ideas. I extend a heartfelt invitation to each and every one of you. This summit is not a mere event but an opportunity for personal and collective growth. Your voice, your ideas, your opinions matter.

 
Institute of Health Sciences Education Senior Rep

Seeks feedback from & represents Year 3, 4 & 5 students at BL, works with Education Zone to improve the student experience

 
Marking & Assessment Boycott: Student Update

Please see our update on what we're doing to support students who are impacted by the marking & assessment boycott and how you can get help if you need it.

 
Summer Opening Times

As the year comes to a close, our shops and outlets will be changing their opening times for the summer break.

 
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.

 
Empowering East London's Volunteer and Community Sector: The Bid Writing Project

In November 2022, Queen Mary University of London's Student's Union partnered with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to support local Volunteer and Community Sector (VCS) organisations. Through the Bid Writing Project, postgraduate volunteers assisted these organisations in writing and submitting funding bids, while gaining valuable training and experience in bid writing.

 
International Representative (BL)

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

 
Hyperlink wins the Innovation Award at the Bright Network Society of the Year Awards

We’re thrilled to announce that Hyperlink, one of our societies at Queen Mary, has won the Innovation Award at the Bright Network Society of the Year Awards.

 
International Representative (HSS)

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

 
The Winners of the Education Awards 2023 are...

In May, QMSU hosted the annual Education Awards, celebrating the contributions of students and staff to improving the Queen Mary learning experience.

 
International Representative (S&E)

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

 
Tamil Society Event Featured In The Tamil Guardian

Our Tamil Society has gained well-deserved recognition as they featured recently in the Tamil Guardian for their exhilarating Olympic Games event held on 2 April 2023.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Asian Heritage Month Student Spotlight: Malaysian Society MNight Show

Queen Mary Malaysian Society prepare for their massive end-of-year showcase, MNight.

 
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.

 
Queen Mary local strike action: A message from UCU and the Students' Union

Update 31 March: Strike action that was due to take place from Monday 3 April has now been cancelled. Teaching will continue as normal.

 
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.

 
Asian Heritage Month Student Spotlight: Meet Our Students

Meet some of our students as they share thoughts on their passions, hobbies, culture and more!

 
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.

 
Asian Heritage Month Student Spotlight: ABACUS x K-pop Society Chimaek Night

On March 6th, the Association of British and Chinese University Students (ABACUS) and K-pop Society jointly held a Chimaek Night for members.

 
School of Geography Rep

Represent and collect feedback from students. You'll also chair the School Forum and work on lots of aspects of the student experience.

 
Asian Heritage Month Student Spotlight: Pakistan x India Games Night

India and Pakistan have always been sports rivals for decades. But among students, this rivalry is usually turned into friendship and love.

 
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.

 
Strike Action Update & Hardship Fund Petition

Please read our joint update with Queen Mary UCU on the industrial action and sign the petition for deducted wages to go to the student hardship fund.

 
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.

 
Asian Heritage Month Student Spotlight: QM Tamil Society Galentine’s Day

I think the one unconditional love that will always remain is the love I have for my family. Culture certainly plays a huge part in that love.

 
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.

 
5 Free and cheap things to do in London

Trying to save some cash but need some ideas on what to do in London? Check out our quick guide to give you some inspiration.

 
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.

 
A Brief History of Queer London

Despite the legal and societal marginalization faced by the LGBTQ+ community, queer life in London still thrived in secret throughout history.

 
Jewish History In East London

At the very center of our campus is the Novo Cemetery – a reminder of the rich Jewish history that surrounds East London. The contributions of Jewish people to the East End and London as a whole are significant.

 
Secretary (BL)

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

 
QMSU's support for the current QMUCU strikes

This is a statement of Queen Mary Students’ Union’s solidarity with the current QMUCU strike action.

 
Secretary (HSS)

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

 
Queen Mary Students' Union to disaffiliate from the NUS
National Union of Students logo

The Board of Trustees have released a statement on the Students' Union's disaffiliation from the National Union of Students (NUS) following the Annual Student Meeting.

 
Secretary (S&E)

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

 
Outcomes from the Annual Student Meeting 2022

Find out more about what happened at the Annual Student Meeting on Monday 28th November 2022 and see what students decided should become Students' Union policy.

 
UCU Strikes FAQ's - updated 27 March

As many of you are aware, UCU is currently considering taking strike action or another form of industrial action. Read our frequently asked questions here.

 
Essay Mills and Academic Integrity

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Welfare Officer (HSS)

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

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

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

 
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Many of you are perhaps panicking over how unprepared you feel over your assessments and exams. However, be aware of the large and gro

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The Black History of Coffee

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

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

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

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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

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