At Queen Mary, we believe that every student, regardless of your subject area or background, should have the opportunity to study abroad or gain international experience.

You can find out how the Global Opportunities team supports students looking to go abroad by reading about their QChallenge Abroad pre-departure event. This is just one of the many programmes on offer, more of which can be discovered here.

Our featured profiles below include two students who are about to embark on the QChallenge Abroad programme, so be sure to give them a read. You can also hear from previous study abroad students on their experience here
Check out these blogs to find out how inclusive these programmes are and how you could get involved  – even if you previously thought it was something out of your reach.

Queen Mary and UAL receive grant to co-develop new curriculum model for games design

Queen Mary, in partnership with the University of the Arts London (UAL), has been granted £158,354 to develop the Games Fusion Project, involving a range of professional bodies and industry partners to create an undergraduate games design curriculum.

Bank of England awards prestigious fellowship to Queen Mary academic

Dr Renato Faccini from the School of Economics and Finance, who specialises in the formation of business relationships over time, known as matching theory, has been awarded a George Fellowship from the Bank of England.

School teams solve world water problems with Lego robots at Queen Mary competition

15 teams from schools across London competed in the event hosted by Queen Mary’s School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, using Lego robots to look at how people around the world can better find, transport, use, or dispose of water.

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.

New printing technique uses cells and molecules to recreate biological structures

From earplugs to bedroom swaps: how to protect against noise pollution

Women in supermarkets want same pay as warehouse workers

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

 Money and support

QMUL Bursary 2017/18 – first instalment today, Wednesday 21 February

Check the details in your online bursary entitlement letter by logging in to your Student Finance application at the appropriate website and looking under ‘Your Correspondence’. Please allow up to four days for your money to appear in your bank account.

Money Matters – free financial health checks with a Welfare Adviser

If concerns about money are causing you stress and anxiety, the Advice and Counselling Service is offering confidential 15-minute financial health checks with a Welfare Adviser on Thursday 1 March between 11am-3pm. No booking is required, simply come along to the Advice and Counselling Service. For further advice, watch our short film to see the advantages of planning a budget.

Student profiles: QChallenge Abroad participants

Vanessa Lok and Jesus Esquivel will soon be taking part in the new Global Opportunities QChallenge Abroad programme. We caught up with them both at the pre-departure event on Wesdnesday 14 February to find out more about their upcoming trips to Stockholm in Sweden and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.


Planned strike action at Queen Mary – open meeting for students and updated FAQs

The Principal, Professor Colin Bailey, will be holding another open meeting for all students on Thursday 1 March, 12-1pm in the Graduate Centre GC201, Mile End campus, about the proposed changes to the USS pension scheme and related strike action. The answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to the planned strike action at Queen Mary are available on the Student Enquiry Centre website. These are being updated regularly.

Deadline for special examination arrangements – Friday 16 March

If you think that you need to apply for what are known as 'special examination arrangements' as the result of a disability, mental health difficulty or specific learning difficulty (eg dyslexia), then you need to apply to the Disability and Dyslexia Service by Friday 16 March. Information on how to do this is available on MyQMUL.

University Mental Health Day 2018 – Thursday 1 March

This year we are thinking about community and how we can all support each other to achieve better mental health. Find out about all the activities taking place on campus and how you can get involved on the day.

What to do if you lose (or find) something on campus


If you lose an item or find lost property, please contact the local Security Control Room at that campus, where it will be logged on the database. If an item has been stolen, it should be reported to the Police. To reduce the impact of the loss of specific items such as keys, mobile phones, travelcards or credit cards, please follow the advice in our dedicated leaflet.


Students’ Union: Annual Student Meeting


The Students’ Union Annual Student Meeting is taking place on Tuesday 27 February from 6.30pm in the Mason Lecture Theatre, Bancroft Building, Mile End campus. It’s your chance to attend and participate in debates that matter most to you, and vote on policies you want your Students’ Union to adopt. Find out more.


Apply for a student exchange in 2018/19

The Global Opportunities Office has reopened applications to participate in a student exchange during the 2018/19 academic year. You can apply for destinations under the Erasmus+ Exchange Programme or International Exchange Programme. The application deadline is next Wednesday, 28 February and the application form is available online.

Volunteer at the London Marathon

Would you like to volunteer as a steward at one of the biggest and most exciting sporting events in London, the London Marathon? Apply now.

Are you a vaper who also smokes?

The Health and Lifestyle Research Unit are recruiting for a study looking at dual-users (those who smoke and vape) and how this develops over time. If you use both e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes, and are willing to help with an important study, please call 0207 882 5747, email health-research@qmul.ac.uk, or find out more.

Are you interested in taking on a seven-day film challenge?

Business Disability Forum (BDF), a not-for-profit member organisation that facilitates business with and employment of disabled people, are looking for students to take part in their seven-day film challenge, supported by Barclays Bank. A topic about disability, travel and career progression will be released on Tuesday 27 March and you will have seven days to create and submit your short film. The challenge is free to enter and the winning films will be screened at BDF’s Film Festival, as well as winning students earning a work placement with a film production company or creative agency, and much more.

Imperial War Museums Short Film Festival 2018 – call for entries

Submissions are now open for the Imperial War Museums (IWM) Short Film Festival 2018, a showcase of imaginative, moving and challenging films inspired by IWM’s collections and the cause, course and consequences of conflict. The deadline for entries is Friday 27 April, and the shortlisted films will be shown on the big screen at IWM London in October. Find out more.


London School of Economics: Free public talk by Sir John Studzinski – tomorrow, Thursday 22 February, 6.30pm

Nice Mover – QMUL Film Society: High Art by Lisa Cholodenko, and lesbian cinema – Wednesday 28 February, 6-9pm

School of Law: Dispossession: the great social housing swindle – Wednesday 28 February, 5-9.15pm

Principal's open meeting for students regarding planned strike action at Queen Mary – Thursday 1 March, 12-1pm, Graduate Centre GC201 (Mile End)

University Mental Health Day 2018 – Thursday 1 March

Library Services: New look Library Users' Forum open invitation – Thursday 8 March

London School of Economics: 9th London School of Economics SU Emerging Markets Forum – Friday 9 to Saturday 10 March

Dr Masaki Shigemori: What’s inside a black hole? – Thursday 22 March, 7-9pm

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