QMUL Student

Welcome to Queen Mary!

It’s great to see so many new faces around campus now that the new academic year is beginning. You’re now part of the diverse QMUL community, born from equality and inclusive today. This is the first edition of QMUL Student, your fortnightly newsletter, filled with news, notices, events and student profiles.

MyQMUL is your student intranet where you can find everything you need to know about being a Queen Mary student. Remember to download the QMUL app which is packed full of useful features such as, library book reservations, PCs and study space availability, and much more. Remember to tag all your Welcome Week photos and videos with #QMULWelcome for the Welcome Week photo competition to be in with a chance to winning a prize!


Duchess of York visits QMUL research centre
The Duchess of York was announced as an official British Heart Foundation Ambassador, marking the occasion by spending the morning at QMUL's William Harvey Heart Centre.

Cancer researcher wins Lifetime Achievement Award 
Professor Jack Cuzick from the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine has received the Cancer Research UK Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on cancer prevention and detection.
Queen Mary in the media

A selection of appearances of QMUL staff and students in the media. To submit a story or subscribe to daily updates, email press@qmul.ac.uk.

Goodbye Cassini – Hello Saturn

Rohingya refugee crisis

The Pap smear isn't used to diagnose cancer – but it could be

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

 Money and support

Guidance on the transition to university

If this is your first time at university, the Advice and Counselling Service has some guidance on the transition to university, including making new friends and settling into student life.

QMUL Bursary 2017/18

There is a range of different QMUL Bursary packages available to you. If you are eligible to receive the QMUL Bursary, you will not have to pay this back.

Are you eligible for the Financial Assistance Fund?

If you have exceptional or unforeseen costs or you are in financial hardship, you could be eligible for help from the Financial Assistance Fund.

Top 10 money tips for new students

The Advice and Counselling Service has put together a handy list of top 10 money tips for new students.

Suicide awareness sessions

The Engagement, Retention and Success team have teamed up with the Samaritans to put on three suicide awareness sessions in October and November, to raise awareness and provide information on supporting individuals in need. Registration is required.

Society profile: Formula Student Society
We caught up with Awais Yousaf and Paras Sidhu to find out how the team got on in the annual Formula Student competition at Silverstone in July, hosted by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). The team are currently recruiting and applications are open until the end of this week. Read.
 Jobs and Careers

Careers and Enterprise events to kick start your employability

The Careers and Enterprise team has lots of events coming up over the next couple of months. Check out the Careers and Enterprise website for full listings.

Earn money as a student caller

The Development and Alumni team is recruiting 40 student callers from all subject areas to help raise money for projects that aim to improve students' lives. We offer flexible hours, good pay and the chance to talk with former students who have gone on to do great things with their careers. Find out more

Get paid to become a UKSR Student Ambassador

If you are confident, enthusiastic and passionate about QMUL, then you could be a fantastic addition to the UK Student Recruitment (UKSR) ambassador team. Find out more.

 Campus updates

Outdoor Wi-Fi at Mile End and Charterhouse Square campuses

IT Services has extended the Wi-Fi service to provide coverage to selected outdoor areas of the Mile End and Charterhouse Square campuses.

Stay cyber aware

IT Services asks that you remain vigilant against increased phishing attacks targeting students at the start of the academic year.

 Skills development

Chinese language and culture courses

The Confucius Institute offers Chinese language and culture courses from beginners to advanced. There are six timetabled modules each week, as well as bespoke modules, which can be tailored to your needs.

 Events and opportunities

Go Abroad Fair – opportunities to study abroad

Come along to The Octagon (Mile End campus) from 11am to 3pm on Monday 16 October to find out about opportunities to go abroad during your degree programme. Information for programmes inside and outside Europe will be available as well as summer programme options. Find out more.

Win a £100 Amazon voucher by completing a short survey on university reputation

We’re inviting all students to take part in a short online survey about university reputation. The survey will take around five minutes to complete, and everyone who completes the survey will be eligible to enter a prize draw to win one of two £100 Amazon vouchers or 16 £50 Amazon vouchers. More.

Tower Hamlets Community Plan

Tower Hamlets Council are coming to Library Square at the Mile End campus today, Tuesday 26 and Thursday 28 September to consult with students about their views on the borough to feed into the new Tower Hamlets Community Plan. Get involved here.

In Conversation: Lisa Nandy MP

Lisa Nandy MP will be in conversation with Philip Cowley, Professor of Politics at QMUL and Director of the Mile End Institute on Tuesday 24 October as part of the Mile End Institute's ‘In Conversation’ series. Find out Find out more.

Register to vote

If you are living away from home while at university, remember to register to vote at your new address. You can be registered to vote at more than one address.

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