Good sense of community! Always something going on, e.g. Black History Month
Need to get rid of the mice in the Library
I live in Stratford so it's pretty close
Very good career service
Not enough common space and self-studying space
Overall good but one thing I got refused is first aid care on campus (for minor injuries)
So far the experience is great!
Class duration needs to be reduced
They are good and according to international standards
In terms of location I am living opposite to campus so it's good
Huge variety of both societies and sports
Really happy with my choice!
Our careers service is amazing!
Constant feedback, could have more support with assignments
(In terms of shops yes!)
We need actual seminars and speakers to motivate us to apply to jobs.
Need to promote them more
Greater awareness should be made for available counsellors
It has been pretty interesting. Getting to know people from all over the world really excites me! The price for a Masters is really expensive but until now everything works fine.
Lots of fairs and graduate programs
Interesting diverse projects, however too many power-point presentations/ not so much participation
nice, cool, always have interesting stuff
clean, warm facilities, nice food.
Not too close to accommodation
Good counselling from teachers. Bad support from SBM/ CAS team.
Settled in well, few problems overall and enjoyed the first 5 weeks
Got job as student ambassador so made use of this service
Haven't really used the support yet so not best placed to say
It been an incredible experience and a privilege to attend Queen Mary - I consider myself very lucky to have been able to study here. For any students interested in pursuing a history degree, I don't think there is a better department or undergrad history degree in London.
The history department has a specialist careers person just for our school. We receive lots of support and information about events/placements etc and actual encouragement to meet for one-to-one appointments to discuss jobs/CVs/Applications.
The teaching is second to none, the staff are motivational, supportive, knowledgeable and kind, friendly and generally brilliant. The course subject matter is challenging, but interesting and the combination of small seminar groups and lectures works exceptionally well.
I don't personally get involved because I have children so little time. It does seem proactive and interesting though.
Excellent. The university is frequently asking for students feedback in relation to suggestions for improvements and these changes are most often implements.
Its fantastic being in a campus environment that is in Central London.
I don't have much experience of these but there seems to be something for everyone!
Teaching support is exceptional, as per my previous comment, they are incredibly supporting and highly motivational. My experience of the support staff and counselling departments have also been extremely good.
I'd say I'm quite happy, however, if I didn't get involved in the societies or volunteering I'd probably have another opinion. The university provides a lot of opportunities but people need to be proactive and actually want to get involved in them, otherwise, the university experience is quite bleak. I feel like QMUL's advantages is the Students Union and the campus, but the content or course-specific site is not that well organized, sometimes in the labs, there are too many people or some of the lecturers are not prepared or just not interested in their topic. I feel like with a scientific degree they could do more, especially implement some innovative courses or optional modules (eg. introduce scientific programming or data analysis) that could push people towards other degrees in the future not just deliver to those students who want to progress to graduate medicine.
Various opportunities are advertised to students eg. career fairs, alumni events, there are several programs that students can apply to in order to gain transferable skills eg. QConsult, Leaders in Comminity etc. There are loads of student-run societies and some of them also provide opportunities for growth eg. academic societies.
My favorite part is the labs, most of them are fun and informative and we tend to spend a lot of time in the lab throughout our course. My least favorite part is the general way the course is run, it's mostly lectures and labs there are no small group sessions ie. discussions/tutorials so sometimes it's quite hard to grasp some concepts, I think the problem-based learning is generally missing from the course, we have one module that is based on the PBL however this is the only module where you can actually learn from case studies, I feel like there should be more of that as a lot of people find it quite effective and way more interesting/challenging than the other parts of the course.
I actually quite like the students union at queen mary there are quite organized and provide a lot of events and opportunities.
Some are better than others, but in general, I am quite happy with them.
Amazing, because it's London.
There is a huge choice of societies and groups, everyone can find something they like and want to get involved in.
I think the support is quite alright, it is advertised a lot but I am not entirely sure how well it is, as I haven't used it very much.