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Black Lives Matter

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

 
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 Livesread more

 
Student Council Update: #QMFurloughNow

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

 
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 Socieread more

 
 

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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..read more

 
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...read more

 
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.read more

 
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 securityread more

 
Shortlisting success at the National Societies & Volunteering Awards

Barts Community Smiles and Sustain@BL have been shortlisted for awards!read more

 
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 communityread 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.

 
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.

 
Course Rep End of Year Survey 2020

Complete the survey to help us improve the support we give to course reps next year.

 
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.

 
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Shape the Volunteering experience

Calling all volunteers! The 2020 Volunteering Survey is now open as part of the Students' Union's Survey Season!

 
FAQs

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

 
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.

 
 
Black Lives Matter

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

 
Members & Committees Survey 2020

Tell us about your experiences as a Society member or part of a committee this year. You could win big prizes!

 
Sustainability Awards Winners Announced

Sustainability Award Winners announced!We have announced the winners of this year's Sustainability Awards. Take a look here.

 
Student Media Awards

Check out the winners!

 
Course Rep of the Month

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

 
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.

 
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.

 
Sport Awards 2020

See the individual and team winners of the 2020 Sports Awards, and watch the video from the night with all the winners speeches!

 
How to get involved with RAG

Why not get involved in fundraising!

 
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.

 
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!

 
Survey Season 2020

Tell us what you think about this year in the Students' Union Annual Survey. There's also some Sustainability questions!

 
Shape the Club Sport experience

The Members & Committees survey is now open as part of the 2020 Students' Union Survey Season!

 
Societies Awards Winners!

Congratulations to our winners! Click here to see our shortlist for each category and what the nominees and the panel had to say.

 
Volunteering during the COVID-19 outbreak

Check out the Give Back section of the Be Kind to Your Mind to see how you can help at this time.

 
Students' Union Survey!

Take part in our 2020 Students' Union Survey to be in the chance with winning £250 cash, as well as many other prizes!

 
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.

 
Our Elite Athletes
Fencing

Find out more about our current Elite Athletes

 
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.

 
Students' Union Closure

We as a Students’ Union have taken the decision to close all our spaces from tomorrow (Wednesday 18th March) until further notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

 
Excellence Award Winning Societies!

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

 
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.

 
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.

 
Get 50% off Papa Johns

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

 
This Girl Can Get Active

Find out all about our female-only sessions here!

 
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.

 
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.

 
Looking to book hospitality?

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

 
Looking for a venue to hire?

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

 
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?

 
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

 
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..

 
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.

 
Social Cohesion Sport

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

 
Salad Bar at the Union Shop!

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

 
World Foods

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

 
Join a Student Media Outlet!

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

 
Our Coffee

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

 
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.

 
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!

 
Free Six Week Programme
Trainer with student on bike

With a Qmotion membership you get a free personalised gym programme every six weeks

 
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...

 
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.

 
Milkshakes at The Learning Café!

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

 
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.

 
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.

 
Early Bird Coffee

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

 
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!

 
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.

 
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!

 
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....

 
Adopt A Charity!

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

 
Shortlisting success at the National Societies & Volunteering Awards

Barts Community Smiles and Sustain@BL have been shortlisted for awards!

 
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!

 
Resignation Letter from your Students' Union President

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, our Students' Union President is resigning to rejoin the NHS as a Doctor in the NHS Nightingale Hospital, read his full statement to students here...

 
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: Zoe

As part of LGBT+ History Month last month, we sat down with some members of the LGBT+ community to hear their thoughts on the month.

 
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!

 
Volunteering Officer Profile - Stephanie Tang

On Student Volunteering Week, we sat down with Mile End's Volunteering Officer - Stephanie - to talk about why she volunteers!

 
Volunteering Officer Profile - Ashraya Harish

To celebrate Student Volunteering Week, we sat down with Ash, our BL Volunteering Officer to talk about her experiences!

 
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!

 
Disabled and SLD Rep Profile: Jack Juckes

We spoke with BL's Disabled and SLD Rep, Jack, about his plans for the year!

 
Disabled and SLD Rep Profile: Lauren Day

To mark International Day of Disability on the 3rd December, we sat down with Lauren, this years Disabled and SLD Rep to talk about her plans for the year!

 
Student Council Roundup

A quick overview of the policies that were discussed, debated on and passed at the second Student Council of the year!

 
KNOW: A Campaign Against Domestic Violence

Your VP Welfare has been working with KCLSU's Executive Officers on a campaign focusing on raising awareness of domestic violence!

 
Statement from your Executive Officers

Read the full statement from your Executive Officers!

 
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!

 
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!

 
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!

 
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!

 
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!

 
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!

 
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!

 
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!

 
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!

 
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!

 
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.

 
Pride Profile: Trans Rep, Courtney Mann

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

 
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.