It’s Revision Week at Queen Mary, and the #StudyWell campaign is now in full swing. Remember to take time for yourself and look after your mental and physical health during this busy time. You can check out all the advice, support and activities taking place to help you #StudyWell on the Students' Union website.

There is a range of services at Queen Mary which can help you, not just during revision and exams, but all year round. You can check out some of them by reading our Student Services spotlights. The Learning Development team are hosting a number of sessions and workshops this week as part of Study Well, so why not go along to get advice on improving your reading, writing and exam skills?

Remember, schedule in regular breaks in your revision and make sure your time is balanced with studying, social activities and relaxation. Our Alumni have also offered some of their wisdom, so make sure you check out their advice too!

Education Awards 2018
The annual Education Awards evening took place on Monday 26 March, celebrating the outstanding contributions of students and staff to improving the Queen Mary learning experience. Check out the winners and nominees now.

Two Queen Mary students present their research to MPs in Westminster
Tianna Jordan and Hana El-Sbahi were chosen to represent Queen Mary at the Posters in Parliament event in the Palace of Westminster on Tuesday 20 February.

Queen Mary set to take part in Tate Exchange
Join Queen Mary on the fifth floor of Tate Modern from Tuesday 1 to Sunday 6 May as part of a week-long set of activities at Tate Exchange centred on the theme of arts and wellbeing.

Queen Mary transforms into Hogwarts for a day 
Earlier this year, an events company transformed the Queens' Building at Mile End into 'Harry Potter land' for an external event. Check out the photos on MyQMUL.

Queen Mary awarded funding to establish organ-on-a-chip UK network
Organ-on-a-chip devices are miniaturised artificial organs, which can be used in a laboratory to test drugs and understand how the body works. The network will be part of a major new Research Councils UK (RCUK) funding venture, Technology Touching Life, which aims to foster interdisciplinary research into innovative technology in the health and life sciences.
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.

Prostate ‘will be Britain’s most common cancer’

Wildlife haven of Sulawesi much younger than first thought, according to new research

Celestial Motion - a new virtual reality experience

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


Register for Summer Graduation 2018

Bookings for the Summer Graduation ceremonies are opening today, so make sure to check your emails for details of how to register. The full ceremony schedule can be found online. Please book your graduation tickets as soon as possible before your results are released in order to be guaranteed a place. The deadline for bookings is noon on Friday 18 May. 


QMUL Model Extra opportunities

In addition to, and complementing, your credit-bearing QMUL Model modules run by schools or institutes, all continuing 
undergraduates can now choose to apply for a range of opportunities designed and structured to complement the development of your professional skills. You’ll need to apply by Sunday 24 June – check them out now.

 Exams and study support

Exam planner now available

The new exam planner for this academic year is now available to download.

Learning Development drop-in sessions and workshops

The Learning Development team will be hosting a number of drop-in sessions and workshops specific to your faculty this week as part of the Study Well campaign. Why not take a break from revision and pop along?

Fun and relaxing sessions with the Students’ Union during Study Well

From Monday 23 April, the Students' Union will be running stress-free, relaxing sessions with puppies, crafts and free fruit as part of their Study Well campaign. Check out some of the activities and events taking place in the coming weeks.

 Society profile: Justine Tizzard

Justine Tizzard recently took part in the QChallenge Abroad programme in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia through the Global Opportunities team at Queen Mary. We caught up with her after her trip to find out what she discovered about the city, hear about the people she had the opportunity to meet, and learn which skills she has developed as part of this valuable overseas experience. Find out more.

 Student blogs: studies and exams 

Find out from other students how they tackle their revision and get through the exam period by checking out the student blogs on studies and exams.

 Money and support

Reapplying for student finance

Applications for continuing/returning students to reapply for student finance for the academic year 2018/19 are now open. Make sure to apply now so that your money is ready at the start of the new academic year. The quickest and easiest way to apply is online at www.gov.uk/studentfinance. For more information, please see the Student Enquiry Centre website.

Expeditions Fund 2017/18 – applications close Friday 27 April

Queen Mary’s Expeditions Fund is open for applications from continuing undergraduate and postgraduate students who wish to apply for a grant towards travel in summer 2018. Be sure to get your applications in soon. Reports from previous summers and more details can be found online.

Thinking about where to live next year?

The Housing Services team are holding a number of housing advice clinics until Thursday 24 May for students seeking private sector housing. Get advice on when and where to look, tenancy obligations, key health and safety issues, and other essential tips. Register now.

Money Matters – some tips from the Advice and Counselling Service

In this edition of Money Matters, The Advice and Counselling Service offers advice on applying for student finance for the academic year 2018/19, what to do if you are unable to sit your exams, claiming back overpaid Council Tax and protecting your deposit in privately rented accommodation. Find out more.

Pilot: new Tuesday evening appointments with the Advice and Counselling Service

The Advice and Counselling Service is running a pilot from Tuesday 17 April to Tuesday 19 June, offering pre-booked counselling appointments on Tuesday evenings for students who may find it difficult to attend appointments during the day. Just let the team know if you would prefer a Tuesday evening appointment when booking.


Festival of Communities – Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 May

Come and explore living and learning in Tower Hamlets with local community organisations and Queen Mary at the Festival of Communities. The Festival will take place on Saturday 12 May in Stepney Green Park, and on Sunday 13 May at the Queen Mary Mile End campus. This event lets you get hands-on with Queen Mary research and learn about community initiatives, businesses and services based here in east London through over 100 fun activities. There will also be food stalls and live performances. Find out more.

Open invitation to the new look Library User Forum

The next meeting of the Library User Forum will take place on Wednesday 25 April, 2-3.30pm in Mile End Library Learning Café. Everyone is invited to come along and join in the discussion around 'Your ideal space to study'. There will also be coffee, tea and cake for those who attend. There are only 50 places available so find out more and register now.

Participants needed for paid psychology experiment

Prince Kouamelan Kouassi, a postgraduate student in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, is inviting you to take part in a cognitive effort study using an electroencephalogram (EEG), which is used to read electrical signals from your brain,
non-invasively. The task involves basic arithmetic and will take between one and a half and three hours to complete (including preparing the EEG cap). If you are interested, please email Prince at p.k.kouassi@qmul.ac.uk.

Are you a vaper who also smokes?

The Health and Lifestyle Research Unit at Queen Mary is looking for volunteers to help with a new study. If you use both
e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes, and are willing to help with their research, please call 0207 882 5722, email 
health-research@qmul.ac.uk or visit the Wolfson Institute website for more information. 

Students' Union job opportunities

The Students' Union is currently recruiting for Venues Staff, Venues Kitchen Staff, Student Activators, Baristas, Student Photographers and Student Videographers. All roles are really flexible and ideal for fitting in with university studies. Check them out.


Brass at the Octagon: music and mindfulness – Monday 23 April, 7-8pm

New look Library User Forum open invitation – Wednesday 25 April, 2-3.30pm

I’m-patient… illustrations: diabetes and dementia exhibition – Wednesday 2 May, 6-7pm

Tate Exchange: Globe workshop with Queen Mary – Thursday 3 May, noon-6pm

Tate Exchange: Stories live in ink with Queen Mary – Friday 4 May, noon-6pm

Tate Exchange: Bag Mohajer screening with Queen Mary – Saturday 5 May, 5-6pm

Tate Exchange: Mapping the Kuikuro community with Queen Mary – Sunday 6 May, noon-6pm

Festival of Communities: Stepney Green Park – Saturday 12 May

Festival of Communities: Queen Mary Mile End campus – Sunday 13 May

Pint of Science Festival – Monday 14 - Wednesday 16 May, 7-10pm

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

HowTheLightGetsIn Festival – Friday 25 to Monday 28 May

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