QMUL Student

Welcome back for a new academic year!

There have been some changes at QMUL over the summer, the biggest of which was the arrival of the new Principal Professor Colin Bailey who started in his post on Friday 1 September. Keep an eye out for his Principal's Update video coming next month!

IT Services has also been busy extending the Wi-Fi service to provide coverage to selected outdoor areas of the Mile End and Charterhouse Square campuses to improve the service available to you.

Mile End Library is now open 24 hours a day during term-time, to enable you to continue your studies whenever it suits you.

We hope that you have a great start to the year, and good luck with the new semester!


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

A new academic year – time for a new start?

The Advice and Counselling Service has some great tips and advice for making the most of this academic year, and where to go for help should you need it.

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 the new academic year

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

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.
 Campus updates

New student webpages

Over the summer, we have updated the my.qmul student webpages. We hope you enjoy the new look – if you have any comments or can’t find the information you need, get in touch at tell-us@qmul.ac.uk.

Change from Queen Mary Student Survey to UK Engagement Survey

You may remember that the Queen Mary Student Survey (QMSS) normally runs at this time of year, to gather feedback from returning undergraduate students on the previous year of study. Following a consultation over the summer, which included representatives from the Students’ Union, we have decided to adopt the UK Engagement Survey in place of QMSS and to run it at a different time of year. This means that all student surveys will now take place during a ‘survey season’ during the spring each year. Please contact tell-us@qmul.ac.uk if you have any comments or would like to find out more.

Stay cyber aware

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

 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.

 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 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 more.

Register to vote

If you've moved house since last year, remember to register to vote at your new address. You can be registered to vote at more than one address.

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