12 Extraordinary Things You Can Do at Queen Mary

Life at Queen Mary is so much more than study. Here’s a dozen amazing ways you can take part in something different whilst studying with us.

1. Perform at the Edinburgh Fringe with QMTC

Our most popular society is Queen Mary Theatre Company, which organises some incredible on campus theatrical festivals, events and workshops as well as going to the Edinburgh Festival.

2. Start a business

Queen Mary’s careers service has a handy Enterprise division which can help you start your own business with funding, mentoring and workshops.

3. Become a cheerleader or even an ultimate frisbee champion

As well as more traditional sports such as football and rugby Queen Mary has teams in almost every sport imaginable from ball room dancing to skiing.

See the full range of sports at QMUL here

4. Join a society

From beard appreciation to Pokemon there’s people who love what you love in one of Queen Mary’s societies. Here’s some our students like:

English Society | Commuters’ | Shakespeare | Playwrights Society | Musical Theatre | Comedy Society | QMEquality | Mental Health Awareness Society | Book society | Beard appreciation society | Punjabi | Bangladesh |  Eastern Europe | Third Culture Kid Society | Disco Society | LGBT+ Society | Fashion Society | Harry Potter Society

See all societies

5. Chill in a chapel

St Benet’s is a lovely chapel and lounge space to chill out whatever your beliefs.

6. Get free advice and counselling

Don’t let it get you down, ask for help at our Advice and Counselling service.

7. Buddy scheme

Uni can be daunting and a buddy could be just what you need to help you settle in. QMSU organises this brilliant scheme, sign up to get a buddy here.

8. Hone your writing skills

Free one-to-one appointments are available with professional writers as well as lots of other writing support from our Learning Development department.

9. Read a book canalside

Sit outside or if it’s cold head to our Canalside study space.

10. Volunteer to help a local charity

Volunteering is a great way to help the community, improve your CV and make friends.

11. Get a part-time job with the SU or a local business

Find out about jobs in the SU here and our careers service has a handy listing of part time work here.

12. Become a journo with our Student Media outlets

Our students love working on student media outlets such as The Print, CUB Magazine and Peach (creative writing).


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