QMUL Student

Now that the semester is in full swing, you may be starting to think about planning for your future career. 

Take a look at our jobs and careers and opportunities sections for details of upcoming careers events, student research internships and entrepreneurship competitions.

Take a look at our 'improving your prospects' video for tips on how to develop your skills, networks and employability.

President and Principal, Professor Colin Bailey awarded prestigious Honorary Professorship in China
First-year Geography students explore 'Green London'
Turing Institute announces 46 new Fellows from Queen Mary
Our impact

Professor Karim Brohi has been named as one of London’s most influential people for his work as director of the capital’s major trauma network.

Professor Ioannis Kokkoria and Dr Noam Shemtov will lead on the establishment of Ukraine’s High Court on Intellectual Property.

Academics from the School of Law are leading a research group in support of human rights and fundamental freedoms of all migrants.

Yaw Boateng from our Estates and Facilities team won the Best UK Based Gospel Song of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards UK earlier this month.

Student profile: United Nations Association 

Wednesday 24 October is United Nations Day, marking the anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter and the founding of the United Nations. To mark the occassion, we caught up with Queen Mary's own United Nations Association to find out what opportunities it offers its members for developing their skills and knowledge of international issues, and to hear about the upcoming Queen Mary Model United Nations conference organised by the Association.

Money and support

Complete the QMUL Student Financial Support Survey 2018 for a chance to win a prize

We need your help to understand the importance of bursaries for students, and how our students manage finances. If you were a student at Queen Mary last year, you will have received an email yesterday with a link to complete the survey online. As a thank-you, you’ll be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win £100 or one of two £50 Amazon vouchers. Find out more.

Personal development workshops from the Advice and Counselling Service

There are workshops on overcoming study block, building self-confidence, improving sleep, and managing exam and everyday stress, anxiety and depression.


Access your official Queen Mary Status Letter electronically

All fully enrolled undergraduate (except MBBS and BDS programmes), taught postgraduate, associate and pre-sessional students will now be issued with a digitally signed electronic Status Letter via Gradintelligence, the service providers of the HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report). The Status Letter can be used as a confirmation of enrolment, certificate of attendance and confirmation of address. Remember to check your Queen Mary emails for the Gradintelligence activation email in order to access this service. Find out more.

Winter graduation registration deadline extended

The winter graduation ceremony is available to view at qmul.ac.uk/graduation. Bookings for individual ceremonies will be open until noon on Thursday 1 November. If you're looking forward to your own graduation day, take a look at our highlights video from this summer's ceremonies.

British Summer Time ends this Sunday, 28 October

Remember to put your clocks back an hour this Sunday, 28 October as the UK reverts from British Summer Time (BST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). This means that it will be lighter in the mornings, but will start getting darker earlier in the evening. Information on how to keep safe on and off campus is available on My.QMUL.

Jobs and careers

FOSTEM (focus on science, technology, engineering and maths) careers events

FOSTEM is a programme of events running from Monday 22 October to Thursday 1 November that explores the different career opportunities in these fields. There will be skills-based workshops, panel discussions and employer presentations. The Science and Technology Fair on Monday 29 October will demonstrate the range of opportunities available, from placements and internships to graduate roles.

Are you considering an internship next summer?

The application window for many internships in the autumn term. Second-year students from the School of Business and Management share their hints and tips on how they secured a summer internship.

Would you like to work with us to improve the student experience at Queen Mary?

We are offering a number of paid part-time student research internships to help us gather student experiences and recommendations on the issues of curriculum inclusivity and diversity, BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) student attainment, student retention, and commuting students. This forms part of our Going for Gold initiative to ensure we provide the best education and student experience. Pay is £10.43 an hour, and you will be required to work four to seven hours a week in term time, spread flexibly around your availability between November 2018 and April 2019. Apply by 5pm tomorrow, Wednesday 24 October.

Take part in the Hult Prize 2019 for a chance to win $1m for your social start-up

The Hult Prize – the 'Nobel Prize of student entrepreneurship' – is now open for 2019 entries. Lead coach Dr Evangelos Markopoulos is looking for five teams of three to four people to take part. All students at all levels are welcome to apply.

Looking to improve your employability or get an insight into different graduate employers?

The QConsult programme involves a team of students working together to conduct a research or consultancy project on behalf of a charity or business. The QTaster programme allows you to learn about different sectors and roles by visiting and networking with graduate employers.

Mayor of London entrepreneurial competition

Do you have a business idea that can improve the city we live in? The Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition is looking for smart business ideas focusing on one of three awards in ‘the environment’, ‘technology’ or ‘creative industries’. Improve your skills and employability, pitch your ideas Dragons’ Den-style at City Hall, and win one of three £20,000 prize funds to bring your idea to life! Register your interest before midnight on Sunday 17 February.
Activities on campus

Campus Games 2018/19

Organised by the Students' Union, Campus Games is your chance to participate in different activties throughout the year, ranging from the Queen Mary 'Run for Fun' on Saturday 17 November to an indoor triathlon and an old-school sports day. All you need to do is show up and participate to earn points for your school. At the end of the academic year, your school could be the holders of the Campus Games Trophy. The timetable of activties is available at: qmsu.org/campusgames.


Diann Bauer, Queen Mary’s commissioned artist, will be installing her artwork on the Mile End campus between October and December. Diann's work examines ideas from quantum physics and her new installation, projected onto the ArtsTwo Building, will be visible from Mile End Road. The launch will take place tomorrow, Wednesday 24 October, alongside the Visions launch event exploring women’s influence on the development of moving image and film art, hosted by Queen Mary. Find more events and information from Arts & Culture at Queen Mary.

Library Users Forum: Your ideal library learning space
Wednesday 31 October, 2-3.30pm
First floor training room, Mile End Library, Mile End campus
School of English and Drama: Frankenreads x QMUL – celebrating 200 years of Frankenstein on Halloween 
Wednesday 31 October, 5-9pm
ArtsTwo (various locations), Mile End campus
Tristram Hunt (V&A) and Paul Nurse (Francis Crick Institute) in conversation: The two cultures debate: science and the arts in the 21st century
Wednesday 7 November, 6-8pm
Great Hall, People's Palace, Mile End campus

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