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What we're planning for Welcome & beyond!

Welcome to Queen Mary! Find out more about what we have planned for you this September and beyond.read more

 
We're re-opening our places & spaces

We're ready to welcome you back to our spaces safely. Find out more about what's opening and when.read more

 
The Official 2020 Facebook Freshers' Group

Join the ONLY Official Queen Mary Freshers' Facebook group for Freshers' 2020 events, news and updates.read more

 
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.read more

 
 

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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.read more

 
Our response to incidents of sexual violence and harassment at Queen Mary

26th June 2020: Our latest statement and action plan regarding sexual violence and harassment at Queen Mary.read more

 
Pride Profile: Incoming LGBT+ Rep (ME) - Taylor Golden

We caught up with your incoming Mile End LGBT+ Rep, Taylor, to talk about the plans for the upcoming year....read more

 
A statement from your VP Welfare

Shamima shares a statement about Grenfell - three years onread more

 
Pride Profile: Incoming VP Barts and The London, Mat Robathan

Your incoming Vice President Barts and The London, Mat Robathan, spoke with us about why Pride is important to him and how he plans to support the LGBread more

 
Black Lives Matter

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

 
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

 
The Learning Café

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

 
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.

 
Drapers re-opening on Saturday 12th September

Come and join us for our legendary burgers, wraps, loaded fries, shakes & more!

 
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.

 
Drapers Lounge re-opening

Drapers Lounge will be re-opening on Saturday 12th September!

 
Fundraising Leaderboard 2019-20!

Which clubs and societies raised the most money for charity last year

 
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.

 
Get Active is currently suspended

We're currently working hard to adapt our Get Active programme. Read our latest update here.

 
Ground Cafe re-opening

Ground Cafe is re-opening on Tuesday 1st September. Come and join us for a coffee and a tasty bite to eat.

 
What we're planning for Welcome & beyond!

Welcome to Queen Mary! Find out more about what we have planned for you this September and beyond.

 
Welcome Week – What we’re planning for you!

Find out more about the great welcome we have lined-up for you this September!

 
Covid-19 Information

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.

 
Elections 2020

Be the voice of students. Nominations for the Students' Union Autumn Elections 2020 are now open, closes Wed 30th Sept at 12pm.

 
Course Rep of the Month

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

 
Hello from your Students' Union!

Welcome to Queen Mary Students' Union! Find out more about who we are and what we do.

 
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!

 
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.

 
Students' Union Hub re-opening

The Students' Union Hub will be re-opening on Monday 7th September.

 
The Shield Cafe re-opening

The Shield Cafe is re-opening on Tuesday 1st September

 
Union Shop re-opening

The Union Shop will be re-opening on Monday 14th September! We look forward to seeing you again!

 
Village Shop now re-open

The Village Shop is now re-open every day from 8am to 3:30pm. We cannot wait to welcome you back into the store.

 
We're re-opening our places & spaces

We're ready to welcome you back to our spaces safely. Find out more about what's opening and when.

 
Excellence Award Winning Societies!

Congratulations to this year's Excellence Award Winning Societies, and thank you for all your hard work this year!

 
Check out our Societies' Events

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

 
Our Impact in 2019/20

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

 
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!

 
The Official 2020 Facebook Freshers' Group

Join the ONLY Official Queen Mary Freshers' Facebook group for Freshers' 2020 events, news and updates.

 
Our Elite Athletes
Fencing

Find out more about our current Elite Athletes

 
Early Bird Coffee

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

 
Hungry? Check out our new menu!

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

 
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.

 
Info for Committees

We will regularly update this page with FAQs about the upcoming academic year.

 
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.

 
Krispy Kreme doughnuts

Did you know the Union Shop stocks Krispy Kreme doughnuts? Enjoy a delicious treat in-store today!

 
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.

 
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.

 
Looking to book hospitality?

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

 
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.

 
Looking for a venue to hire?

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

 
Your Coffee's Journey

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

 
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?

 
Griff Inn re-opening

The Griff Inn is ready to welcome you back from Monday 7th September.

 
Young Leaders Academy

Developing a workforce of future leaders from local schools and colleges

 
Join a Student Media Outlet!

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

 
External hire

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

 
Be Kind to Your Mind

Our mindfulness campaign offering lots of tips for positive mental wellbeing.

 
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!

 
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!

 
Our Facilities

Whether you are new to the gym or an advanced trainer, we have the facilities and equipment to ensure you get a great workout

 
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.

 
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

 
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!

 
Like us on Facebook

See our latest news and events on our Facebook page!

 
Pride Profile: VP Humanaties and Social Sciences, Cameron Storey

As part of our 2020 Pride Profiles, we sat down with our incoming VP HSS, Cameron, to talk about how he's spending Pride this year....

 
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
Girl on Phone

Stay updated with all our news, photos and stories on our Facebook Page

 
Like us on Facebook!

See our latest news and events on our Facebook page!

 
Lebanon

A statement from the Executive Officers following the tragic explosion in Beirut, Lebanon

 
Our response to incidents of sexual violence and harassment at Queen Mary

26th June 2020: Our latest statement and action plan regarding sexual violence and harassment at Queen Mary.

 
Pride Profile: Incoming LGBT+ Rep (ME) - Taylor Golden

We caught up with your incoming Mile End LGBT+ Rep, Taylor, to talk about the plans for the upcoming year....

 
A statement from your VP Welfare

Shamima shares a statement about Grenfell - three years on

 
Transgender rights & support

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

 
Pride Profile: Incoming VP Barts and The London, Mat Robathan

Your incoming Vice President Barts and The London, Mat Robathan, spoke with us about why Pride is important to him and how he plans to support the LGBT+ communities next year...

 
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 Queen Mary University of London over their response to George Floyd's murder and the Black Lives Matter movement in solidarity!

 
Student Council Update: #QMFurloughNow

Read our statement about last weeks Student Council, including a motion about QMSU having no confidence in QMUL Principal, Colin Bailey.

 
Black Lives Matter - ACS Resource List

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..

 
Update #2 on QMUL: Furlough Our Student Staff

Read our latest response and updates regarding the campaign to get QMUL to allow us to furlough our student staff...

 
Update #1 on QMUL: Furlough Our Student Staff

Click here to read our response to claims made about our recent QMUL: Furlough Our Student Staff campaign.

 
QMUL: Furlough Our Student Staff Now

Queen Mary University of London have refused our request to allow us to furlough our student staff members, help us fight for their financial security....

 
Be Kind To Your Mind - COVID-19 Guide: Part 2

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!

 
Students' Union Closure

We have taken the decision to close all our spaces until further notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Many of our services remain available online

 
Be Kind To Your Mind - COVID-19 Guide

In this first part of our Be Kind To Your Mind campaign re-launch, we talk about the importance of connecting with others and staying active during your time inside.

 
Contact Us

During the closure our staff will be working from home, unless they are on leave or absent. Our latest contact information can be viewed here.

 
Coronavirus Update

A message from your Students' Union President around the ongoing and evolving situation regarding the Coronavirus.

 
LGBT+ History Month Profile: Storm

Throughout LGBT+ History Month, we sat down with various members of the LGBT+ community here at Queen Mary, read Storm's profile now!

 
A message from UCU - 31st January

See the latest open letter from UCU to students and find out about upcoming events including the Student Staff Assembly

 
New Executive Officer Structure

Following the recent Democracy Review, there have been some changes to the structure of our Student Representative, including our Executive Officer positions!

 
Festive Opening Hours 2019

Have a look at the changes in opening hours at our Students' Union outlets for the holiday season!

 
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!

 
Pride Profile: ME LGBT+ Rep, Jedd Higgins

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

 
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.

 
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!

 
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.