News Archive

Your source of knowledge for all things Queen Mary Students' Union
Festival of Communities Awards

Nine different students and projects part of the Students’ Union were nominated for awards in the Community Collaboration Award for Students.

Alumni Study Tips
a book and paper

We've had loads of great study tips come in from former Queen Mary students to help you through exam season.

Societies Spotlight on… Ahlulbayt Islamic Society

Absoc has been incredibly charitable this year, raising money and awareness for lots of charities and winning Charitable Group of the Year at the Societies Awards.

Barts and The London Rugby 1st team's success

Barts and The London Rugby have been put forward as the QMSU Sport nominee for BUCS Team of the Year

Societies Spotlight on... Dentalks

A brand new society this year, Dentalks has managed to find its feet at BLSA, and complement the existing Dental Society brilliantly.

The QM Skills Award 2017

70% businesses believe skills gained from participating in union life make graduates stand out.”
-The Independent, August 2016

Cheerleading at the European Championships

On the 15th of April, Queen Mary Cheerleading (QMA) took all three of their teams to the British Cheerleading Association’s National Championships in Telford, where they competed against other teams and universities for the National Champion title.

QMSU Sustainability Survey 2017
green mary su logo

Earlier this year, as part of Green Week, students were asked to complete a sustainability survey to support QMSU's ongoing commitment to becoming more green and sustainable.

Community Sport chosen as Co-op local cause

Back in December, Community Sport at QMSU applied for the Co-op Local Community Fund to enable them to start running inclusive football sessions at local schools, run for pupils with disabilities by Queen Mary students.

Societies Spotlight on... Pokésoc

Pokésoc are a brand new Society this year but with their huge membership and long list of events, you would think they’d been here for years!

QMSU Societies Nominated at National Societies Awards!
pokemon and syria solidarity society win at QMSU's awards ceremonies

Two QMSU societies have been nominated for awards at the National Societies Awards, taking place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nottingham on 19th May.

Register to Vote!

As you will have heard, there is a General Election taking place on Thursday 8th June. It will be your chance to have your say on who you think should run the country and it is vital that as many students register to vote as possible and have their voices heard.

QMSU Volunteers at the 2017 London Marathon
QMSU volunteer stewards at Canary Wharf Station

Last weekend, 67 students and Students’ Union staff volunteered at the 2017 London Marathon, stewarding along Mile 19 in Canary Wharf.

QMUL Barbell Club Men’s Team Success
British university power-lifting championships

QMUL Barbell Club Men's Team are through to the World University Championships!

Free Printing at QMSU!

Have you tried our new, free printer in the SU Hub yet?

Too Good To Go app launches at QMSU

QMSU has partnered with Too Good To Go, a fantastic and innovative new social enterprise and app that aims to put an end to food waste in the hospitality industry.

Societies Spotlight on…QM Young Greens Society
QM Young Greens win Society of the Year

Our Societies Spotlight this week is on the Queen Mary Young Greens Society, winner of QMSU's Society of the Year 2016/17

Societies Spotlight on... Syria Solidarity Society

Our Societies Spotlight this week is on the Syria Solidarity Society

Sports Awards 2017

On 1st April, QMSU hosted the Sports Awards 2017, recognising the achievements of participants in club sport, Get Active and community sport over the course of the last year.

Easter Opening Hours

Opening hours of QMSU outlets this Easter

QMSU signs No Place for Hate Pledge

Last month, our VP Welfare, Adam Sparkes joined the Chief Operating Officer of QMUL, Laura Gibbs, and the CEO of the Students’ Union, Mike Wojcik, in signing the Tower Hamlets No Place for Hate Campaign Pledge.

Merger Cup 2017
Women's Rugby Team post-match

Last month, we saw the return of the biggest sporting event at QMSU- Merger Cup!

Hidden Homelessness blog by Adam Sparkes

‘Hidden Homelessness’ is a term describing people who are sleeping on sofas at friends’ houses with no secure roof over their head and no permanent home.

Finals Fortnight

We have our Finals Fortnight winners!

Find Buddy Competition

In March, QMSU ran a competition to find our Buddy Bear mascot around campus!

Feel Good Bakery

The Feel Good Bakery is a new social enterprise based on the Roehampton Estate, set up to provide support and employment for young people caught up in negative behaviour.

QMSU's new, ethical coffee partnership

As you may have seen, we now have a new, ethical coffee provider in Ground, Caffe Praego. The company places an emphasis on knowing from where and how their coffee is sourced whilst also making a difference in those communities.

Bow Foodbank competition
Volunteers collect food for the foodbank

To draw Green Week to a close at QMSU, the Bow Foodbank Volunteering Group hosted a competition to get students and staff from across the University to donate to the Bow Foodbank.

Societies and Student Media Awards 2017
QM Young Greens win Society of the Year

Last week, QMSU celebrated the hard work that societies and student media outlets have been doing over the past year!

Don't Fill in the NSS!
Don't fill in the NSS

The NSS is not the only way you can submit feedback about your course or your experiences at QMUL! Did you know you can retract your NSS responses?

Teddy Bear Hospital Day
Children meet teddy

BL Teddy Bear Hospital welcomed almost 100 young people from schools around the area onto campus for workshops on keeping healthy and safe.

Annual Student Meeting postponed

Unfortunately we've had to postpone the Annual Student Meeting. A new date will follow soon.

Tackling Food Waste on Campus
Students from the Psychology Society helping at the Hackney Winter Night Shelter

QMSU outlets around QMUL have come up with a fantastic scheme which will both help tackle food waste on campus and hunger in the local area.

BUPT Visit 2017
Group photo of BUPT & QMSU hosts

Last month, the Student Union hosted 23 students from BUPT, our partnership University in Beijing.

Drapers & Griff Inn win Best Bar None awards
Griff Inn and Drapers accept their awards

Drapers and the Griff Inn have taken home the Best Bar None Best Newcomers award for Tower Hamlets!

takle and talk

#TackleandTalk is designed to tackle stigma around mental health in sport at QMSU.

Don't fill in the NSS

The Union is supporting the National Student Survey boycott. Find out why and how you can pledge your support.

Try our New 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.

QMUL Students vote to remain part of NUS

Following a Referendum students have voted to remain part of NUS.

Speed Meeting

We know meeting new people can be daunting but at this event everyone is in the same boat! Come along and meet lots of new people!

QMSU Welcome Party

Come along and meet other new students at our Welcome Party! Thursday 5 January | 7pm-11pm | Drapers' Bar & Kitchen

RAG raises over £72,627.06 this term!

QMUL Students involved in Raise & Give (RAG) have raised £72.627.06 for charity so far, the biggest total for semester one to date!

Free Printing in the Students' Union Hub

Never pay for printing again with our free printer in the Hub.

An Update from your Executive Officers

A further update regarding Motion 7.2 passed at Student Council.

Freeze our Fees - Campaign Win!

Following the Freeze our Fees campaign QMUL have informed us fees will not rise for current home & EU students.

Statement regarding Student Council motion

Statement regarding motion "Should the Union make profit for The Daily Mail, Daily Express & The Sun by selling them in its outlets"

Media Conference 2016

Our Student Media Conference 2016 takes place this Wednesday 7 & Thursday 8 December. Featuring a programme of talks, workshops & events.

Christmas Opening Hours 2016

Christmas is coming and your Students' Union outlets will have different opening hours over the festive period

New Stationery Vending Machine

Never be without pens again! We have a new stationery vending machine in Mile End Library.

Student Council Highlights 15 Nov

Find out what happened at Student Council on 15 November!

Big Changes, Big Prizes

Take part in our biggest ever research project and you could win £500!

Get To Know Your Reps - Laura Potter

We asked your Welfare Representative Laura Potter to tell us a bit more about herself and her role.

How Your Voice Is Heard

Ever wondered about how we make sure your voice is heard at every level at QMUL?

National Demo 19 November

Join the National Demo for free education on 19 November!

Campus Community Fund Applications Open

Make your campus idea a reality with the Campus Community Fund!

Charity Week 2016

Queen Mary Islamic Society and Barts & The London Muslim Medics & Dentists Society have pulled out all the stops for Charity Week!

Scream Mary

This Halloween the spookiest scares are right on campus!

Societies Excellence Award

The new Societies Excellence Award has launched

Freshers Highlights Video 2016

Can you spot yourself in our freshers highlights video?

Student Council Highlights

Our first Student Council of the year was held on 11 October - find out what motions were passed!

World Mental Health Day

Get arty and fundraise for Mind with your Students' Union!

QMSU Social Enterprise Launch

Interested in a career in social enterprise?

Download the QMSU App!

Download the official Queen Mary Students' Union App!

#QMFreshers Photo Competition

Tag your freshers' snaps with #QMFreshers & win some tasty prizes.

Meet Your BLSA President

We caught up with your VP Barts and The London to find out more about his role and his plans for this year!

Student Council Away Weekend 2016

Your Student Council spent a few days in sunny (and slightly rainy) Kent at their annual Away Weekend!

Meet Your Vice-President Welfare

Your Vice-President Welfare this year is Adam Sparkes and he has lots of ideas!

We want you to be a Hall Rep!

Represent your Halls of Residence, be the voice of your community & be involved in organising special events and activities.

Meet Your President, Miranda Black

Your Students' Union is run by four elected Executive Officers - students just like yourselves.

QM Skills Award Doubles Its Numbers

Twice as many students have completed the Queen Mary Skills Award in comparison to last year.

QMSU Wins Green Awards

QMSU has received 2 awards for our green efforts from NUS Green Impact and Green Mary.

QMSU Wins Best Students’ Union Venue

QMSU has won Best Students’ Union Venue for the second time in 3 years at the Ents Forum Awards

Better Volunteering Better Care Campaign

QMSU Volunteering are supporting the Better Volunteering Better Care campaign to stop orphanage volunteering.

Student Groups Enhance Their Employability

The Employability Project Fund was a one-off pot of money student groups could use to improve their members' employability.

Inclusive Teaching Workshops

Do you wish your course was more inclusive and diverse? Sign up for one of our free workshops!

EU Referendum – Are You Registered To Vote?

Are you registered to vote in the EU Referendum on Thursday 23 June?

Statement from the President

Statement from our QMSU president - Thursday 19th May

Get Active Have Their Most Successful Year Yet

Get Active have had their most successful year yet – and it isn’t over!

Student Videographer Job

Do you have a passion for film? QMSU are looking for a Student Videographer!

Student Photographer Jobs

Do you have a passion for photography? We're hiring Student Photographers!

Young Greens Top of Adopt a Charity Leaderboard

Could your society adopt a charity next year?

Study Well Fortnight

Beat exam stress with our revision-boosting events and activities as part of Study Well 2016

We're Hiring!

The Students' Union is recruiting for Student Union Team Members, Sports Activators and a Sports Participation Intern

Society and Student Media Awards 2016

On Thursday 24th March, Hollywood glamour came to the Students’ Union for the Societies and Student Media Awards.

BUCS success for QMSU Sport

We're currently 6 places higher within BUCS (British Universities and College Sport) than last year!

Easter Opening Times

The weather may feel wintry but the Easter holidays are coming, which means there will be different hours across Union outlets!

Teddy Bear Hospital Safety Day 2016

Medical and dental student volunteers teamed up with the emergency services to give local children a day to remember!

Three Societies Bring 'Summer of Love' to QMSU

Three Queen Mary societies have joined together to raise money for charity at this years' end of term party!

Could You Be a Buddy?

Help new students transition to university!

Elections Results 2016

Find out who you have chosen to run your Students' Union!

Small Survey, Big Change: Annual Survey OPEN

You could win an iPad Air and help improve the Union's services and activities!

Jailbreak 2016

Get as far away from Queen Mary as possible and raise money for our RAG nominated charities!

Education Awards 2016

On Monday 29 February the Union celebrated the contributions of students and staff to the QMUL experience.

Volunteer at the London Marathon 2016

QMSU Volunteering has been allocated 80 volunteer positions on Mile 19 of the London Marathon!

Half Price Get Active Sessions!

Why not take a break from your books this Reading Week with Get Active

You Could Still Run In The #QMElections!

There are 8 elections positions left, could you stand for one of them?

2016 Elections Candidates Revealed

Here are your 2016 Elections candidates!

Merger Cup: Saturday 5th March 2016

Who will win this year? Merger Cup will take place on Saturday 5 March

Adopt a Charity Success for QM Young Greens

QM Young Greens raise £2576.08 for Student Minds!

How Do We Spend Our Money?

As an incorporated charity, have you ever wondered how the Union spends its money?