Quite short days, could be longer
Gym's a bit small
Good tutors & very serious about mental health
I really enjoy it because it’s close and there are great facilities and fantastic opportunities. I have made a lot of good friends too and I’m enjoying the course so I don’t have many complaints
They do regular workshops and presentations, weekly meetings etc. so you’re always prepared
I really like the programming modules because they are taught hands-on while the maths ones aren’t taught too well
It’s really good, there’s always help if you need it
Really good, there are shops and common rooms everywhere
Yes, it’s close to many shops and restaurants and two tube stations
There are a lot of societies ranging from religion to politics and games to countries. There are a lot of sports too, so you’re always busy
Very good, always available to help
It’s been good and I’ve felt supported by staff overall. The social life is pretty good, especially if you are living in halls and the societies can be super fun.
Yes, I know the business school at least has a lot of events/workshops throughout the year
Most of the lecturers are very supportive but I wish I could pick some of my modules this year
They do a good job
Pretty good, lots of spaces to study (I’ve been there for half a year and still find new spaces)
The areas fairly average but your only 15 mins away from interesting/good parts of London
Lots of options
Good, there’s always someone to talk to regarding your problems
I don't particularly like QM as a university because I think the campus culture is not relaxed enough. The calm social aspect that I was hoping to experience is missing and it doesn't feel like much of a community. I feel the Students Union doesn't host any activities that have a more social focus, outside of the usual club nights. This opinion was also reflected by a group of students I mentored through the Buddy Scheme. I have enjoyed my course this (my final) year, but found my first year unexciting. It did not meet my expectations. I am glad I had the opportunity to study abroad in my second year, otherwise I think I would have changed universities because I don't think Queen Mary is for me. I will be glad to graduate but I am looking forward to learning some more technical skills in my modules this semester.
There are many extra-curricular programs to take part in alongside your studies such as the QConsult or QTaster schemes which give students a taste of the professional world. Transferrable skills are developed throughout your degree through compulsory modules which address skills such as presentation skills, communication etc. The careers department provided one-to-one sessions if wanted, and will help with any application. I feel well supported by the careers team.
Bad There was a lot of miscommunication between module convenors in the first year. It felt like my modules were very similar to each other, and I didn't feel like I learnt much. There are inconsistencies in the resources lecturers provide, some will allow recordings, others will not. There are also inconsistencies in feedback times, often staff do not meet the stated maximum timescales. I do not have many contact hours. Good The use of QMplus is good. I have acquired a lot of different skills from report writing, presentations and essays to data analysis. Teaching is varied.
The Student's Union has improved since I first started university but it does not have much space on campus. Student representation is encouraged and it is clear that QMSU are trying to involve students at every level of decision making.
The campus is small but space is well used. It can be difficult to find a computer during peak times in the library but there is usually a way around this by using department computers etc. There are some good group working spaces outside the library too. Other facilities such as toilets are usually clean. Water fountains can be found throughout the campus which is very useful during longer days. The cafés are more expensive than I would like but they are well run and the selection is good. Most rooms are tidy and well looked after. I do not have an issue with the facilities.
QMUL is near to many small- and some medium-sized supermarkets and well connected to the city for other things. There is plenty of accommodation in Mile End, Bow and Limehouse for the cheaper areas or parts of Shoreditch are not too far away if students want something a bit nicer. There is a doctor's surgery on campus and other health services nearby.
There many societies but many are not well organised and do not have a welcoming culture. I think that societies could be improved at Queen Mary by being a little more welcoming and putting on more events which appeal to wider audiences. There is not a huge society culture at QM and many people do not belong to any society or group.
Counselling is available but I have not used the services. My academic tutors have been very understanding but they haven't had the knowledge that more senior members of staff may have had, and my dissertation (IGS) tutor had no background in my topic at all. Support is available if you look for it but it's not always obvious where to find it. My lectures have been especially supportive this year, now that class sizes are smaller.
Overall pretty positive, not feeling confident academically yet but facilities are there for me to use to help this. People and events run are always good fun and uni location and accommodation are great.
Careers course as part of module to work on skills. Careers department available for any assistance or advice needed.
Some lecturers aren't great and are very dull. More advice should be given at the start of how to keep up. For the most part it's taught well and professionally and very organised.
Great student union, brings up appropriate issues and always hold events.
Good facilities, good gym, library and study places. Wish there was a pool.
Accommodation is on campus so great location. Lots of shops and restaurants nearby, and only one tube stop from Stratford.
Lots of societies and sports available . Only comment is they should be more widely advertised
Fairly good feedback on assignments, lecturers always have office hours.
Amazing, met loads of new people, joined and have become a committee memeber to a society, love the campus and facilities, enjoying my course and staff are always approachable, security on campus is good
Regularly receive emails about opportunities and advisors
The range of modules and content
Great space and facilities
Yep, surrounded by train stations, shops and places to eat
Wide variety all welcoming
Not what I expected it to be. Less contact hours, not a lot of support, boring, not involved in much. I personally found it quite hard to make good friends and that’s coming from a socially outgoing person usually. Quite difficult and haven't found those kind of friends I would want to hold onto. I wanted to join a sporting activity but found it intimidating and expencive. I don’t do much aside from go to the library
My course didn’t have an option for a placement year which is quite annoying and from friends I’ve seen at uni they don’t seem to have much support to do with placements or careers either
Seminars can be quite engaging but depends on the teacher
Student Union seem quite active And have facilities such as SU gym, cafe but nothing special
Good facilities. Large library, cafes, good study spaces, rooms for hire, praying facilities
A LOT of shops nearby which is extremely convenient as well as being just one stop away from Westfield (Stratford). Accommodation on campus or just outside is very easy
A lot of sports opportunities but can be quite costly. Even have all girl sessions. There are lots of societies but I feel in comparison to other unis it’s lacking a bit
Met my tutor once at the start of the year and no other communication. Not even one personal meeting. Seems to be lacking in this area. Don’t feel supported or cared for
I’ve enjoyed the course so far, the content has been very interesting. I have also enjoyed living away from home since my flat mates are very nice, found it difficult to meet new friends though
Interview workshops and seminars about getting a job so very good
Small group seminars are very good but there aren’t many of them so too many lectures in my opinion
Good for local amenities (food), wish there were more clothes shops, too far away from uni in my opinion
Very very good, lots to choose from
Good academic feedback, counselling is available and advertised
Pretty good I’ve enjoyed the course and being in London. I like the variety in my subject. The university facilities are good, especially for postgraduate students.
My course gives me job placement each week
I like the placements each week but don’t like when the content isn’t relevant
Very good facilities and representative
Yes it is
Academic average. Not sure personal
My overall opinion is that the university has provided a course very different to what most the students expected. In any other industry that would be illegal.
Tries to get us low paid work.
75% or more of the course has nothing to do with what was sold to us.
Don’t know what they actually do
Minimal but sufficient
It’s well located
Tutors/ try their best The course content is the problem at the board level.