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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 read more

 
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 aread more

 
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 read more

 
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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

 
Coronavirus Update

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

 
Heading Home?

Before you leave, donate any unwanted items to Queen Mary’s Reuse Scheme to limit your carbon footprint and be more sustainable!read more

 
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.read more

 
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.read more

 
UCU Strike 2020 - Frequently Asked Questions

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

 
Qmotion At Home

Staying active while the gym is closed

 
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.

 
Students' Union Closure

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

 
Students' Union Closure

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

 
Students' Union Closure

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

 
Qmotion Closure

Qmotion will be closed from Wednesday 18th March until further notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

 
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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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!

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
 
Education Awards 2020 Winners!

We've announced the winners of our 2020 Education Awards! Click here for to see who the lucky students and staff were...

 
Students' Union Closure

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

 
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

 
Lunchtime Gardening

Come along to get involved with some gardening on campus over your lunchtime.

 
Course Rep of the Month

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

 
Private bookings at Drapers

Check out our new hospitality menu for prviate and department bookings

 
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.

 
Looking to book hospitality?

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

 
Early Bird Coffee

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

 
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.

 
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.

 
Canal Clean Ups
Volunteers at the December canal clean up

Help to give Regent’s canal a well-deserved clean-up. All equipment will be provided for you, just make sure to wear sturdy shoes!

 
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!

 
Get 50% off Papa Johns

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

 
Find the nearest water fountain on campus

Looking to fill up your water bottle on Mile End Campus whilst the library fountains are out of order?

 
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

 
Our Elite Athletes
Fencing

Find out more about our current Elite Athletes

 
Your Coffee's Journey

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

 
Students' Union Closure

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

 
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.

 
Get Involved

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

 
This Girl Can Get Active

Find out all about our female-only sessions here!

 
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.

 
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.

 
Become a Leader with Community Sport

Find out more about the opportunities available with Community Sport

 
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!

 
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.

 
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.

 
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!

 
Outstanding Societies!

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

 
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!

 
Coronavirus Update

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

 
Social Cohesion Sport

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

 
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 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!

 
Heading Home?

Before you leave, donate any unwanted items to Queen Mary’s Reuse Scheme to limit your carbon footprint and be more sustainable!

 
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?

 
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.

 
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.

 
UCU Strike 2020 - Frequently Asked Questions

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

 
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.