This week we're celebrating Living Wage Week. Queen Mary was the first accredited university in the UK in 2006 to pay a real Living Wage, and is also a founding partner of the Living Wage Foundation, which was established in 2011 to recognise employers who choose to pay a real Living Wage based on the cost of living, not just the government minimum. 

Speaking at the Living Wage Week launch event in London on Monday, Khalid Rouas from our Estates and Facilities team shares his lived experience of the Living Wage.

Last year we shared stories from three Queen Mary students, who had part-time jobs at our University, to find out what being paid the London Living Wage meant to them and the impact it’s had on their lives.

Queen Mary marks 200 years of Frankenstein
Queen Mary alumnus' film 
screens at the BFI London Film Festival 2018
Library updates – reduced fines, study spaces signage and Archives awarded accreditation
Our impact

A new book and film by Dr Ashvin Immanuel Devasundaram offers a fresh perspective on Indian cinema.

Levels of gender inequality across the world are associated with disproportionate death rates among girls under five years old, according to a study led by Queen Mary academics. 

Where does race and ethnicity play out in the Brexit debate? These issues were explored during the latest event held by the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary.

Student profiles: Year abroad 

On Wednesday 3 October, the Global Opportunities team held an information session for students who have enrolled on Queen Mary’s new degree programmes with a year abroad this academic year. We caught up with second-year Film Studies student 
Emmanuel Kiese to find out his motivations for studying abroad and what he hopes to gain from the experience.

Money and support

Wellbeing Hub – Thursday 15 November

Come along to Library Square and the Bancroft Building Ground Floor Foyer at the Mile End campus from 11am-3pm, for information on the student wellbeing services available to you at Queen Mary, GP registration, sexual health testing, and advice on sexual health, drug and alcohol use, and staying safe and healthy while at university. You’ll also be able to get a free Meningitis ACWY vaccination if you are aged 18 to 24 and have not had it already. Find out more.

Financial Assistance Fund 2018/19

If you are in financial need and want to find out more about who can apply, how you apply and how your application will be assessed, visit our Financial Assistance Fund website.  

QMUL Bursary 2018/19

QMUL Bursaries are based on your household income as assessed by Student Finance. The amount of the bursary you receive each year will depend on your household income; you do not need to make a separate application. To receive a QMUL bursary you must have applied to your regional student funding authority for income-assessed UK government financial support for higher education students.

#QMULMoneyTips – Talk Money Week, budgeting, part-time work and more

Tips from the Advice and Counselling Service to help you manage your money.

Can’t study? There’s a workshop for that!

We run a ‘Can’t Study Workshop’ at the Advice and Counselling Service for any student struggling with study concerns which might centre on emotional and psychological rather than strictly academic issues. Visit My.QMUL for more information on the workshop and common barriers to studying.


Student Enquiry Centre closed on 8 and 26 November

The Student Enquiry Centre will be closed on Thursday 8 and Monday 26 November for a departmental meeting and away day. you can submit requests for services via the SEC Online process and the team will respond as soon as they can. 

Nominations open for Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2019

The Engagement and Enterprise Awards recognise outstanding achievement in public engagement, academic enterprise, student enterprise and public relations. Nominations are open until Monday 10 December.

Register for Senate House Library on campus

All Queen Mary staff and students can become members of Senate House Library, a research library located in central London open to all members of the University of London.
Membership includes reference use, borrowing and access to a wide range of electronic journals and subject-specific databases. On Tuesday 13 November between 2pm and 4pm, you will be able to register with Senate House Library at the Queen Mary Mile End Library.

Skills and development

BCUR 2019 – last chance to apply!

Applications for next year’s British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) in Cardiff close this Sunday, 11 November. Submit your 250-word abstract for a chance to secure a fully funded place at the conference next April.

Become a tutor with The Access Project

The Access Project is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable tutoring experience and add skills to your CV. If you believe that brains, not background, should decide which university you go to and you can spare one hour a week, then you could make a real difference to a young person’s life.

PhDs at The Alan Turing Institute – applications open for 2019 entry

Queen Mary is a university partner of the Alan Turing Institute, which is seeking motivated graduates to apply for its fully funded doctoral studentship scheme commencing October 2019.

LISS DTP Open Studentship Competition 2019-20

The London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP) studentship competition for entry in October 2019 is now open. LISS DTP invites applications for four-year (1+3) studentships for candidates for a masters degree leading directly to a PhD, and for three-year (+3) doctoral studentships (PhD only) at one of the LISS DTP partner institutions, which includes Queen Mary.

Participants wanted for paid studies in the Behaviour Lab

The Behaviour Lab in the School of Business and Management
runs a variety of studies on issues within the social, psychological, business and marketing research fields. If you sign up, you will receive invitations for studies by email. You can choose if and when to participate to fit your own schedule, and will receive financial compensation for your time. All students welcome!

Female volunteers needed for research study on nutrient drinks

Researchers from the Wingate Institute for Neurogastroenterology are looking for healthy female volunteers aged 18-55 with a body mass index between 19 and 25. You will be compensated £50 for completing a series of questionnaires and for attending one visit during which your heart and breathing rate will be recorded before and after consuming a nutrient drink.

Win £500 in the NUS Uni Skills survey

Complete the National Union of Students' (NUS) confidential survey to be in with a chance of winning £50 to £500.

The 2018 programme includes a killer comedy, a fake news debate and a panel about the plight of the Rohingya community in Myanmar.

Is society becoming more narcissistic? Share your opinion and ask the experts
Thursday 8 November, 6-8.30pm
David Sizer Lecture Theatre, Bancroft Building, Mile End campus
Armistice 100 Remembrance Bell Ringing
Sunday 11 November, noon-1pm
St Botolph's Church, Aldgate
Christmas Fair at the Charterhouse
Tuesday 13 November, 11am-7pm
The Charterhouse, Charterhouse Square campus
Green Mary Market
Thursday 15 November, 11am-3pm
Outside The Curve, Mile End campus
Einstein's aftermath: dark energy, black holes and the Big Bang
Thursday 22 November, 7pm
G.O. Jones Lecture Theatre, Mile End campus

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