Exams are still ongoing, but many of you may be starting to think about what’s in store once the semester has finished, especially in terms of work experience and careers. If you’re a continuing undergraduate student, why not check out over 650 exciting opportunities designed to improve your skills and employability as part of QMUL Model eXtra? Check out some of the opportunities below for more.

If you are graduating this summer, don’t forget that you can continue to use the services of Careers & Enterprise for two years after graduation, including one-to-one careers guidance appointments, feedback on your applications, and practice interviews. You can also attend their events and browse their jobs board. Find out more about how the team can support you at www.careers.qmul.ac.uk, and be sure to follow them on Twitter: @qmcareers.


Queen Mary to host two US students on prestigious scholarship
Marshall Scholarships are among the most prestigious scholarships awarded to US students, with only 43 places available across the country.

New ‘Science Alive’ videos showcase lab skills
Dr Rosemary Clyne from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences has created a collection of videos called ‘Science Alive’, featuring Queen Mary students demonstrating lab techniques that they use in their research. Check out the first in the collection featuring third-year PhD student Samuel Brod.

Five Queen Mary PhD students to compete in this year’s QMUL Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition
Taqi Abrar (EECS), Zoë McGee (SED), Satya Mouland (CCLS), Esteban Ortega Hernandez (SEMS) and Muhammad Sami Siddiqui (EECS) will all be competing at the final this Friday.
They will have just three minutes to tell a non-specialist audience about their research and results, and all students are invited to vote for the People’s Choice Winner by auto-enrolling on the 3MT QMplus page.

Jobs and careers

Looking for flexible work experience this summer?

Why not take on a QProject in a local charity? There’s a fantastic range of roles available this year in fundraising, marketing, communications and more. It’s a great chance for you to lead on a project, network and develop impressive new skills for your CV. Apply now.

Work experience that fits around your schedule

QTemps provides the platform for you to gain work experience and develop the skills needed to thrive in the workplace through their temporary roles. They offer a range of diverse positions at any given time and regularly recruit for tutors, service desk analysts, administrators, E-learning assistants and more. They are a London Living Wage employer and pay a minimum of £10.20 an hour for all positions. Find out more.

Applications now open for the summer round of QMentoring – deadline this Friday

As a mentee, you will have the opportunity to receive careers support on a one-to-one basis from an experienced professional, from June to September 2018. Your mentor will help you to make better-informed career choices, develop your employability skills, and improve your confidence when applying for graduate roles. Apply here, or take a look at this blog post from Rebecca Lau, a Queen Mary alumna and mentor on the QMentoring programme. You can also check out our profile on Isil Etes, also an alumna and mentor on the programme, for another perspective. Applications must be submitted by 5pm this Friday, 25 May.

Interested in a career in communications, PR or marketing?

The Internal Engagement team is looking for a student to attend the CASE Student Communications conference, alongside a number of higher education communications colleagues, in central London on Tuesday 12 June. You would need to be available to talk informally with delegates over the lunch break about communication issues you have encountered at Queen Mary, and to speak about how university communicators can improve their student communication provision. If you are interested in taking part, please email qmul-student@qmul.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Hear from young people on starting their own business

Queen Mary students are being offered free entry to My Startup Story 2018, a lively evening chat with a panel of inspirational young founders sharing their startup stories to inspire young people to turn their innovative ideas into reality. The event will take place on Wednesday 13 June at WeWork Aldwych. You will need to use the code ‘Students18’ when registering here, and also bring your student ID card on the day.

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.

Warning that breast cancer still seen as ‘white woman’s disease’

Wallace’s enigma: how the island of Sulawesi continues to captivate biologists

Intense UK media scrutiny of Meghan Markle baffles Canadians watching it unfold

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

Society profiles: Entrepreneurship at the  School of Business and Management 

The School of Business and Management asked some of their current students and alumni to share their stories of pursuing their business ambitions while at university. You can read all about their entrepreneurial journeys on the School’s website. If you have an interest in entrepreneurship and would like to explore it further, check out the School’s new MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation starting in September 2018.

Student blogs: Careers 

Check out these student blogs covering everything from finding part-time jobs and work experience opportunities to preparing to enter the workforce and finding the balance between work, study and social activities.


Open Iftar at the Mile End campus

Are you at the Mile End campus studying until late? Take a short break and have some free food during the Open Iftar (fast-breaking meal) events taking place at sunset in Library Square on Thursday 24 May (9.02pm) and Thursday 31 May (9.10pm). Everyone is welcome. Check out this advice from the NHS on fasting safely and keeping yourself healthy, especially during the exam period.


Tell us about your housing and win prizes, including a Brompton bike

The University of London is carrying out a survey to help them better understand student housing needs and improve the help they can offer. The survey is open to all students living in London, whether you’re living in private rented housing, halls of residence or at home. All those that take part will be entered into a prize draw. The first prize will be a Brompton bike, and there will be three runner-up prizes of £200 Amazon vouchers. The survey should take no more than five minutes to complete and you can access it here until Friday 15 June.

Volunteer to welcome our new students

Could you give new students the best Queen Mary welcome? If you are enthusiastic and friendly then please consider becoming a part of the Students’ Union Welcome Crew or Help Squad. Apply by Friday 15 June.

Dissertation reading retreat for masters students

Learning Development is running dedicated retreats for masters students who want to focus the reading for their dissertation. These free, one-day workshops will cover strategies for reading critically, improving your note-taking skills and integrating your readings into your work. The retreats take place on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 June and can be booked online.

Are you a vaper who also smokes? Take part in a QMUL study

If you use both e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes, and are willing to help with an important study, please call 0207 882 5722 or email health-research@qmul.ac.uk. You can also find out more online.

Nunnery Gallery 2018 autumn exhibition call for submissions

Queen Mary became a Patron of Bow Arts Trust and the Nunnery Gallery in 2017, and since then we have commissioned an artist to make a site-specific piece of art for the Mile End campus as part of their autumn exhibition. The artist commissioned last year was Maxima Smith who made ‘Ode to a Window Cleaner’, a video installation that was projected onto the windows of the People’s Palace. We have now launched a new call for submissions to apply for the Queen Mary commission of this year’s Nunnery Gallery 2018 autumn exhibition. Find out more.

Take part in a student panel and receive a £15 Amazon voucher and free pizza

Would you like to help students who are considering studying in London or who are new to London by sharing your experience and advice? London Higher and The Student Room are currently looking for participants to join a student panel for a joint project called 'London is my campus', which seeks to promote London as a study destination to UK-based prospective students.


Open Iftar in Library Square – Thursday 24 May, 9.02pm

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

Open Iftar in Library Square – Thursday 31 May, 9.10pm

QMUL Three-Minute Thesis competition final – Thursday 31 May, 5pm

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

My Startup Story 2018 – Wednesday 13 June

Dissertation reading retreat for masters students – Wednesday 13 June, 10am

Dissertation reading retreat for masters students – Thursday 14 June, 10am

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