News Archive

Your source of knowledge for all things Queen Mary Students' Union
Black Lives Matter

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

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!

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...

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!

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.

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

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!

Elections 2020: Voting Myths explained

Find out more about what the Elections actually mean for you!

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!

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 VP Education: Annika Ramos

We had a chat with your 2019-20 Vice President Education, Annika Ramos, about her ideas for the upcoming year!

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 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 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!

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.

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak to all our students, staff and friends celebrating in London and around the world today!

Improving Safety at our Whitechapel Campus
The Garrod Building at night, lit up with the new streetlights

Tom Longbottom, your VP Barts and The London has been working with the estates team to make the Whitechapel Campus more safe and secure for students.

Our Green Heroes

Our Green Mary volunteers have been busy this year getting involved with a number of sustainability projects, see what they've been up to.

People's Vote March

Join us at the Peoples Vote march this Saturday along with other Students Unions.

Opening Hours Update

Check out how our opening times are being affected due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation.

Student Partnership Conference

The Student Partnership Conference was a full day of workshops, skills development, networking and discussions.

Sporting Focus: BL Waterpolo

This week we are celebrating our BL Water Polo! Get the low down on everything you need to know about this club.

#SAVEOURBL Executive Officer Statement

A statement on the recent logo change proposals for Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Sporting Focus: QMBL Basketball

This week we are celebrating our wonderful QMBL Basketball team!

Sporting Focus: BL Men's Football

This week we are celebrating BL Men’s Football as our Sporting Focus!

Barts and The London Cultural Fayre

Last month, as part of BL Week (a week-long series of events to celebrate the history of Barts and the London), BLSA hosted the second annual Cultural Fayre!

LGBT+ History Month: Historic Figures

As part of celebrating LGBT+ History Month, your LGBT+ Rep Kate wanted to showcase some prominent LGBT+ figures and their stories.

Sporting Focus: QM Angels

This week we are celebrating our QM Angels from Cheerleading!

Forced Marriage

Following Welfare Rep Shamima's Forced Marriage and Domestic Violence event, we have provided you with some further information on the topic.

Sporting Focus: BL Netball

This week we are shining the light on the amazing BL Netball Club!

Sporting Foccus: QM Rugby

This week we are shining the light on the incredible QM Rugby Club!

Sex & Relationships Month: Relationships

As part of Sex and Relationships Month, we have asked students to share their experiences and advice.

Sporting Focus: QMBL Fencing

This week, we are shining the light on our amazing QMBL Fencing Club!

Women's Football & Futsal Specialist Hub

We are proud to announce that Queen Mary University of London has been selected as a Women's Football and Futsal Specialist Hub for the 2018/19 academic year

Festive Opening Hours 2019

Have a look at the changes in opening hours at our Students' Union outlets for the holiday season!

Sporting Focus: QM Men's Basketball

This week we are shining the light onto the QM Men's Basketball Club!

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

A blog post by your Mile End Disabled and SLD Representative to recognise the International Day of Persons With Disabilities 2018

TikTok - Every artist needs an audience

Find out more about TikTok, the social short-video platform.

Sporting Focus: BL Lacrosse

Our second Sporting Focus of the week is the BL Lacrosse team!

Sporting Focus: QM Volleyball

This week our first Sporting Focus is the Queen Mary Volleyball Club!

Sporting Focus: BL Men's Hockey

This week we also have the amazing BL Men’s Hockey as our Sporting Focus!

Sporting Focus: QM Kung Fu Club

This week we are shining the light onto our amazing QM Kung Fu Club!

BME Students' Working Group

This year, the Executive Officers have decided to create a Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) students’ working group. The group will include the two part-time BME reps and 13 other students

Sporting Focus: QM Snowsports Club

This week we are shining the light onto our amazing QM Snowsports Club! Get the low down on everything you need to know about this club below.

Meet your Societies Officer: Adnan Hassan

Adnan has organised a Careers Week from 12th November. We sat down to talk to him about his role and what he has planned.

University Challenge Trials are Open!

Do you want a shot at being the next Monkman? Take our online test now!

Community Sport Leaders- Giulia

In September, Giulia submitted an application to the Akindolie Medical Scholarship which supports the pipeline of future UK junior doctors from BAME backgrounds

Sporting Focus: QMBL Muay Thai

This week, we are shining the light on QMBL Muay Thai!

Autumn Elections 2018 Results

The results of our Autumn Elections 2018 are IN!

WMHD Blog- Kate Smith

A blog for World Mental Health Day. written by your Mile End LGBT+ Rep

Sporting Focus: BL Basketball

This week we are shining the light on our amazing BL Basketball Club!

President's September Update

A September update from your President, Ahmed Mahbub

VP Barts & The London September Update

September updates from your Vice President Barts and The London Tom Longbottom.

Wellness Week this October

Our first Wellness Week of 2018/19 is taking place from 8th October-12th October 2018

Sporting Focus: QM Netball

If you're looking to throw yourself into competitive sport, or simply be a part of the biggest girl gang on campus, QM Netball has a place for everyone!

VP Welfare August & September Updates

Updates from August and September from your Vice President Welfare, Ella Harvey.

Our new tea has a great story!

Birchall Tea, coming soon to Ground Cafe, has a great taste and a great story!

Brexit Information and Advice Session

Tower Hamlets Council are holding a session with free immigration advice and information.

QMSU Gets 'Very Good' Green Impact Award

The Students' Union has improved and achieved 'Very Good' in the NUS Green Impact Awards!

Graduation Ball 2018

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Graduation Ball

Sporting Focus - QM Men's Basketball

This week we are shining the light onto our amazing Queen Mary Men’s Basketball Club! Get the low down on everything you need to know about the Club.

Success for Mile End Disability Representative!

Work by one of your Mile End Disabled & SLD Representatives, Katherine, has been passed at the University’s Senate!

BL Water Polo Club

This week we are shining the light onto our amazing Barts and the London Water Polo Club!

Executive Officer Updates

Updates from your Executive Officer team.

Sporting Focus: QM Climbing Club

This week we are shining the light onto our amazing Queen Mary Climbing Club!

First Friday Prayer in the Nest

Last week saw the first ever Friday Prayer (Jumu'ah) in the Nest after years of campaigning for more prayer space.

QM Angels Athletes Become World Champions!

On the 27th of April 2018 history was made as Team England Co-ed took home 1st place and the gold medals at the International Cheer Union World Championships in Florida for the first time ever.

Sporting Focus: QM Baseball Club

This week we are shining the light onto our amazing Queen Mary Baseball Club!

Ground's Superstar Barista!

Following amazing feedback from our Mystery Shopper Scheme, Mia has been named Ground's Superstar Barista!

Sporting Focus: QM Go-Karting Club

This week we are shining the light onto our amazing Queen Mary Go-Karting Club!

Sporting Focus: BL Basketball Club

This week we are shining the light onto our amazing Barts and the London Basketball Club!

QMUL Bursaries Statement

Following the announcement that the University will be allocating £260,000 to student bursaries, we welcome the renewed commitment from Queen Mary to the important issue of student bursaries for students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds

Too Good To Go App Saves Food Waste

Since April 2017, the app Too Good To Go has featured Students' Union outlets in an effort to save food waste

Register to Vote!

Local and Local Authority Mayoral Elections are coming up in May and you've got until 17th April to register to vote!

Students’ Union Awards 2018

March saw our Students' Union Awards Season celebrating the achievements of students across the Students' Union.

Statement on 'Punish a Muslim Day' Letters

Our statement on the recent letters sent to homes around the country,