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Pride Profile: Incoming 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....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

 
 

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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

 
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

 
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

 
 


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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.

 
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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Preparing for 20-21

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

 
Unofficial Freshers' events 2020

An update on our 2020 Freshers' events and unofficial events

 
Drapers Closure

Drapers Bar & Kitchen is currently closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We hope to see you again soon!

 
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.

 
 
Passport & ID Photos

Need a passport or ID photo? The Students' Union Hub has a Photo Me photobooth. Photos are available for £6.

 
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.

 
Students' Union Hub Closure

The Hub, Multi-Faith Centre and The Nest are currently closed until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak.

 
Union Shop Closure

The Union Shop is closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

 
Sustainability Awards Winners Announced

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

 
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.

 
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 with Community Sport

Find out more about the opportunities available with Community Sport

 
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.

 
Drapers Lounge Closure

Drapers Lounge is closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We hope to see you again soon!

 
Learning Cafe Closure

The Learning Cafe is closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We hope to see you again soon!

 
Ground Cafe Closure

Ground Cafe is closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We hope to see you again soon!

 
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!

 
Our Impact in 2019/20

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

 
Our Elite Athletes
Fencing

Find out more about our current Elite Athletes

 
Hungry? Check out our new menu!

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

 
Pride Profile: Incoming 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....

 
Social Cohesion Sport Programme - Apply Now

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

 
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.

 
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.

 
Looking to book hospitality?

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

 
Join a Society

Find a society to join!

 
Your Coffee's Journey

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

 
Online Class Timetable

Join us on Zoom as we hold our classes online, view our latest timetable here to see what classes we got on offer!

 
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.

 
Young Leaders Academy

Developing a workforce of future leaders from local schools and colleges

 
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!

 
External hire

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

 
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!

 
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

 
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....

 
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!

 
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!

 
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....

 
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: 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.