News Archive

Your source of knowledge for all things Queen Mary Students' Union
Welcome Fair - Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st

Our biggest event of the year! Come along to find out about our Clubs and Societies, and grab loads of freebies from some of your favourite brands.

TONIGHT Icebreaker - Ministry of Sound

Immerse yourself in the city's nightlife as one of London's biggest clubs gets taken over by us for one of the best nights of Freshers.

Live Updates: Qmotion Re-Open

Following an earlier external power issue Qmotion Sport & Fitness Centre has now reopened. Drapers will be open for all events as planned.

Meet your VP Education!

We've had a quick chat with your VP Education, Mary Ojo to help you get to know her a little better.

Meet your VP Welfare!

We had a quick chat with your new VP Welfare Ahmed Mahbub to find out what his plans are for the year and to get to know him a little better.

Meet your President!

We've asked new President Yas some questions about himself and what he hopes to achieve this year.

Managing your money at university

We've got some hints and tips on how to make the best of your budget at University

Product Recall - USB Charger

If you have recently purchased the 71075 Mediastar High Power 3-Way USB Charger, please return to either the Village Shop or Infusion.

Your Queen Mary September Checklist!

Starting University is really exciting but can also be really daunting, so we've put together a handy checklist!

Societies Spotlight on… Psychology Society

Led by their fantastic president, Rawan Hassan, Psychology Society was a standout society in 2016/17.

QMUL Barbell Club success in South Africa

Congratulations to our Men's Barbell Club team who came THIRD in the World University Powerlifting Championships!

Societies Spotlight on… QMTC

Our Societies Spotlight this week is on the Queen Mary Theatre Company!

QMSU’s Coffee Partnership Makes a Difference
Children say thank you to QMSU in Rwanda

Earlier this year, QMSU entered into a partnership with a new coffee provider, Caffe Praego, who support projects in Rwanda.

Freeze our Fees wins Campaign of the Year!

QMSU won the ‘Campaign of the Year’ award at the NUS Awards in Birmingham for the ‘Freeze our Fees’ campaign run by our executive officers.

Societies Spotlight on... Formula Student Society
Formula Student with their chassis

On 19th July, Queen Mary Formula Student Society are racing at Silverstone, one of the most famous motor racing circuits in the world

QM Angels win silver in Europe!

Big congratulations are in order to our cheerleading team, QM Angels, whose Elite team, Reign, won silver at the European Cheerleading Championships last month.

QMSU Wins GOLD in Sustainability Awards

Last week, QMSU was awarded gold in the Green Mary Awards, a sustainability accreditation scheme run across all staff at Queen Mary.

QM Taekwondo Star at European University Games

One of the Students’ Union’s elite athletes, Tasneem Tawil has qualified for the European University Games coming up next month in Portugal.

Societies Spotlight on… PsiStar Society

The Society’s hard work earned a nomination for Academic Society of the Year at the 2017 Societies Awards

Societies Spotlight on… Asian Dance Society

A member of our super talented Asian Dance Society competed in the 11th series of Britain’s Got Talent last month.

Welcome Crew Volunteers Needed!

We are currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us run Welcome Week 2017.

Community Sport shortlisted at BUCS Awards
Community Sport winners at the QMSU Sport Awards

QMSU Community Sport have been shortlisted at the 2017 BUCS Awards for the Workforce Programme of the Year!

What do the major parties say about Brexit?
EU flag

Brexit is one of the biggest political changes in a generation. Check out what the 5 main parties are saying about it.

What do the major parties say about HE?

With the General Election taking place on Thursday, we've been looking at what each of the 5 main parties are offering Higher Education.

UK General Election: Vote Today

The General Election will be taking place THIS Thursday. Find all the information you need here.

What do the major parties say about health?

In a poll of students, health, the NHS and social care has come out as one of the issues QM students care about most.

Volunteering & RAG Awards 2017
Students at the volunteering awards

Last Wednesday evening, QMSU Volunteering and RAG joined forces to celebrate the achievements of the many student volunteers and fundraisers that have been involved with the two services the Union has to offer this year.

Mental Health Statues on Campus
elephant in the room statue and mentis

As you may have spotted, we have had two statues installed on campus to help raise awareness of mental health issues. Designed by students, the statues have been designed to both demystify and destigmatise mental health.

QM Women’s Hockey First Team BUCS Success!
QM Hockey women's team

This year our Queen Mary Hockey Club’s women’s team had amazing success in their BUCS league.

Ramadhan Tips from your VP Education

Muslims all over the world observe the religious celebration Ramadhan, a month of fasting. Many Queen Mary students will be sitting their exams during the Islamic holy month of Ramadhan.

Syria Solidarity & PokéSoc at National Soc Awards

Two of our fabulous Societies were nominated at the second annual National Societies Awards held on Friday 19th May 2017 at the University of Nottingham.

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.

The QM Skills Award 2017

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

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!

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.

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!

QMSU's ethical coffee partnership

As you may have seen, we have an 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.

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