At Queen Mary, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to succeed, regardless of who they are and where they come from. We’re happy to be supporting International Women’s Day this Thursday, 8 March, and we encourage you to join in too. Why not join Queen Mary’s Equality in Leadership Society, who will be celebrating this year's theme, #pressforprogress, with a panel event centring on the experiences of women in the workplace? Check out the events below for more International Women's Day activities at Queen Mary.

Last month, the Global Opportunities team promoted diversity and inclusion on their Facebook page, highlighting stories from students from all backgrounds who engage with their study abroad programmes. You can also take a look at their student blogs. The LGBT+ Society also held a range of events for Pride Week last week, part of LGBT History Month in the UK.

Students' Union Elections now open

Voting in the Students’ Union Elections is now open until Thursday 8 March at 4pm. Be sure to check out the candidates and vote for the students who you want to represent you on a range of important issues. Elected officers and representatives will set the direction of the Students' Union, decide on student policy, and run campaigns and projects designed to improve students' lives. You can vote now by visiting qmsu.org/elections or through the QMSU app by clicking ‘vote now’!


Pioneering Queen Mary alumnae and staff listed in University of London’s 'Leading Women' campaign
Featured women include novelist Sarah Waters, who cites her PhD at Queen Mary as the inspiration for some of her books, as well as entrepreneur Colette Bowe and historian Anna Keay, who both gained PhDs at Queen Mary.

Queen Mary students reach finals of entrepreneurship competition
Congratulations to the two teams of students who have made it through to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, a globally recognised student entrepreneurship competition. The students from the School of Business and Management will compete on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 March in London and San Francisco.
Queen Mary students awarded national bursary for engineering
Congratulations to Calvin Cheng, Dilani Selvanathan and Nusaybah Alexander, who have been awarded an Engineering Horizons Bursary from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Materials expert joins Queen Mary
Professor Sir Colin Humphreys, the renowned British physicist and materials expert, joined Queen Mary as Professor of Materials Science on Thursday 1 March.
Queen Mary in the media

A selection of appearances of Queen Mary staff and students in the media. To submit a story or subscribe to daily updates, email press@qmul.ac.uk.

Sam Amrani tracks you in Pret. And at Starbucks. And down the pub

The story behind the skull found in a London pub

Is psychometric testing still fit for purpose?

The views expressed in the articles do not reflect those of Queen Mary University of London as an organisation.

 Money and support

Apply now for the Expeditions Fund

Are you looking forward to warmer weather during the summer vacation? Or, did you love the showers of snow from Siberia last week? Either way, why not plan a trip during the summer holiday and apply to the Expeditions Fund 2017/18 for help with the cost? The closing date for applications is Friday 27 April. Find out more and apply.

 Alumnus profile: Sakher AlQahtani

Sakher AlQahtani, alumnus from the Institute of Dentistry, was recently nominated for a British Council Study UK Alumni Award for his work creating 'The Atlas of Tooth Development'. He was a finalist in the entrepreneurship category of the 'Saudi alumni of British universities' branch of the awards. Find out more.


Deadline to apply for 'special examination arrangements' – Friday 16 March

The deadline to apply for ‘special examination arrangements’ is Friday 16 March. It’s not guaranteed that any applications received after this date will be implemented before the main end-of-year exam period from Monday 30 April to Friday 8 June. This deadline only applies to exams run by Registry, and separate arrangements apply to undergraduate medical and dental students – see here for more details. 

Scholarships website refresh

A website featuring all of Queen Mary’s major scholarships is now live. It includes a scholarships database (where you can search for scholarships via study level, school, country or all), videos, testimonials and plenty of ‘how tos’. Visit the site at: www.qmul.ac.uk/scholarships.

Library Report – February 2018

The latest edition of the Library Report is now available to download on MyQMUL. This includes an update on the Hive East refurbishment project, an introduction to the new Library Operations and Services Manager, Jane Alderson-Rice, and an invitation to the next Library Users Forum taking place on Wednesday 7 March, 2-3.30pm in Mile End Library first floor training room 1.

 Jobs and careers

Assessment Centre practice session with Teach First

Got an assessment centre coming up soon? This interactive session will include exercises common to assessment centres across different sectors, and an opportunity to ask questions – you don’t have to be applying to Teach First specifically. Register here.

Apply now to the KPMG technology graduate scheme

KPMG are hiring and looking for graduates like you to join their technology division. This is your chance to be part of one of the fastest-growing sectors in the world, being at the forefront of global issues from cyber security to developing new financial technologies. Join Careers and Enterprise on Wednesday 14 March to hear from KPMG recent graduates about their day-to-day work, and learn from the recruitment team on how to succeed in your next application. Register here.


Kick-start your summer with a cultural immersion programme at Sichuan University, Chengdu

The Global Opportunities team have partnered with Sichuan University in China to offer you the chance to spend two weeks at their campus in Chengdu in summer 2018. The programme includes language, academic and cultural immersion. You will only need to pay for the flights, some food and your leisure activities. The deadline to apply is noon, Thursday 15 March. Email study-abroad@qmul.ac.uk or check out the website for more details.

Take part in a survey on students’ perceptions and attitudes towards mental health problems and win a £20 Amazon voucher

Jay Shah, a student from the School of Medicine and Dentistry, has been awarded an enterprise award from the Careers and Enterprise team to conduct market research into a potential new video counselling app for students, run by student volunteers. Fill in this survey to be in with a chance of winning a £20 Amazon voucher, and the opportunity to take part in a related focus group on Friday 9 March with free pizza and refreshments provided (more information at the end of the survey).

Life Sciences Image Awards 2018: call for submissions

The Life Sciences Image Awards competition is now open and seeks outstanding and engaging images produced by Queen Mary students and staff. Now in its second year, it focuses on three themes: health and wellbeing; health and technology; and, beauty in medicine. Full details are on the Life Sciences Initiative website, including entry form, terms and conditions and last year’s winners and shortlisted images. The deadline for submitting your entry is 5pm on Thursday 29 March.

Barnes Film Festival 2018 – short film competition and call for volunteers

Barnes Film Festival supports, promotes and encourages new talent in filmmaking. They are seeking submissions from talented filmmakers of all ages to enter their short film competition. They will also be hosting inspiring film events for all, including workshops, discussions, screenings and gatherings, with leading figures from the film, documentary and animation industries. If you would like to be involved, please email info@barnesfilmfestival.com.


International Women’s Day: Find out more about Queen Mary women past and present in the Queens’ Building foyer, Mile End campus. Mile End Library is also organising a display with books and information – Thursday 8 March

Equality in Leadership Society: International Women’s Day panel discussion on the experiences of women in the workplace – Thursday 8 March, 6.15-7.30pm

Professor Rainbow Murray’s inaugural lecture: 'Men for the job? What it really takes to be a representative' – Thursday 8 March, 6.30-7.30pm

Music at QMUL: Vienna’s Verein – Mahler and the Society for Private Musical Performance – Thursday 8 March, 6.30pm

Principal's open meeting for students regarding industrial action at Queen Mary – Friday 9 March, noon-1pm

Green Mary Market – Tuesday 13 March, 10am-3pm

Austrian Short Film Festival – Tuesday 13 March, 6.15 pm

Careers and Enterprise: Assessment centre practice session with Teach First – Wednesday 14 March

Confucius Institute: Chinese calligraphy workshop – Wednesday 14 March, 6-8pm

Confucius Institute: Chinese painting class – Wednesday 21 March, 6-8pm

Introduction to 'Network' – Queen Mary’s new Centre for the Creative and Cultural Economy – Thursday 22 March, 4-6.30pm

SSFX Anthology Film Première - Wednesday 28 March, 6-8pm

Confucius Institute: Chinese movie night, 'American Dreams in China' – Wednesday 28 March

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