It’s exam season once again, and we want to ensure you have all the support you need during this often stressful time. There’s still plenty going on across campus, though, so if you need a break from your revision or just need to take your mind off of exams, take a look at some of the activities and opportunities listed below!

Keep an eye out on campus for freebies including fruit, water and notebooks, as well as free drop-in sports sessions to help you Study Well this exam season. Check out the Study Well guide.

Queen Mary student team to build robotic wheelchair for Cybathlon 2020
A team of science and engineering students will design a robotic wheelchair with a plan to compete in Cybathlon 2020 – a global competition for people with disabilities.

Students visit Kuala Lumpur and Stockholm to tackle major global challenge
This April, 80 Queen Mary students travelled to either Kuala Lumpur or Stockholm for a four-day programme called QChallenge Abroad which explored the global challenge ‘How do smart cities ensure they are inclusive?’. 

Students recognised at the Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2018
The annual Queen Mary Engagement and Enterprise Awards took place on Monday 23 April, recognising outstanding achievement in public engagement, academic enterprise, student enterprise and public relations, with 35 projects shortlisted across 15 categories. 

Queen Mary graduate wins Worshipful Company of Marketors Award
Congratulations to Julia Gruszczynski, MSc Marketing graduate from the School of Business and Management, on winning the prestigious Worshipful Company of Marketors Award 2017 for her essay Friend or Foe? The Influence of Luxury and Sustainability on Consumers’ Willingness to Pay. 

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.

Great Lives – Richard Feynman

Vitamin D could help boost weight gain and brain development in malnourished children

Doom and Super Mario could be a lot tougher now AI is building levels

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

 Money and support

Writing and study guidance tutorials available throughout the summer
Learning Development's one-to-one tutorial service continues throughout the exam period and right up to the middle of August. If you want to look over part of your dissertation with a writing tutor, would like some guidance on how to tackle your revision or need help with any other aspect of your studies, then book now. The sessions are open to all students. Meanwhile, tutorials with Royal Literary Fund fellows will run until Friday 25 May.

Money Matters – more tips from the Advice and Counselling Service
This edition of Money Matters provides advice if you are no longer in contact with your family; a guide on what to do if you are looking for summer vacation work; advice if you’re thinking of changing course or taking time out; and financial advice for lone parents and students with ongoing ill health or a disability. 

QMUL Bursary 2017/18 – second instalment Wednesday 23 May
Check the details in your online bursary entitlement letter by logging in to your Student Finance application and looking under ‘Letters and Emails’. Please allow up to four days for your money to appear in your bank account. 

QMUL Bursary 2018/19 – am I eligible next year? 
You need to get a household income assessment done each year in order to be assessed for a QMUL bursary. If you are from a low-income family, but you do not wish to take out any loans, you could still be eligible for the QMUL Bursary, but you do need to be fully income assessed. If you have not already applied for your continuing finance next year, make sure you request a full income assessment online.

Student profile: Nathan Long

Second-year Pharmaceutical Chemistry student Nathan Long talks to us about his course, his plans for the future and the benefits of transferable skills.   

 Notices and opportunities

Free sport sessions during Study Well
From now until Friday 1 June, the Students’ Union is offering free yoga, pilates and zumba classes in the Students’ Union Hub, as well as Get Active sport sessions in Library Square. Details are available on their website. 

Vote for Natasha Adams in the National Diversity Awards
Natasha Adams, a coach in the QMotion gym at Mile End has been nominated for the ‘Positive Role Model Award – Gender’ in the National Diversity Awards. If you know Natasha and would like to give her your vote, you can do so online. 

ESRC 2018 Festival of Social Science – applications for funding open

Applications for the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) annual Festival of Social Science are now open and will close at 5pm on Friday 1 June. The Festival will take place across the UK from Saturday 3 to Saturday 10 November and engages new audiences with social science research. Get in touch with the Centre for Public Engagement at publicengagement@qmul.ac.uk if you’re thinking of applying. 

 Jobs and careers

Over 650 exciting opportunities to improve your skills and employability
Continuing undergraduate students can apply now for QMUL Model eXtra opportunities – apply by Sunday 24 June.

Looking to freshen up your CV?
Natalie Wilde, a PhD student from the Media and Arts Technology Programme at Queen Mary, is currently running an online workshop until the end of May on improving and creating CVs, specifically aimed at students. You will learn how to identify skills that employers want, sell yourself and your strengths, and complete that tough ‘personal statement’. Find out more.


Festival of Communities at Queen Mary and Stepney – Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May

Free bike marking and maintenance in May and June

Come and ride with Barts and The London Cycling Club
– Wednesday 9, Wednesday 16 and Saturday 19 May

QMUL Jobs Market – Thursday 17 May, 5-7pm

School of Physics and Astronomy public lecture: Dark matter and the hidden cosmos – Thursday 24 May, 7-9pm

HowTheLightGetsIn Festival (student discount offer) – Friday 25-Monday 28 May

The Lisa Jardine Annual Lecture with Professor Isobel Armstrong: Alternative fin de siècle poetries: Kipling, Hardy, Field, Meynell – Wednesday 6 June, 6.30-9.30pm

Have you got a story you want to share? Get in touch with us at qmul-student@qmul.ac.uk

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