New Students

Countdown to Welcome Week

1 September

It’s September! Which means we’re starting our 'Countdown to Welcome Week'. We can’t wait for you to join the #QMULfamily.

We want your arrival to be as smooth as possible, so make sure you ‘Like’ us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, as we’ll be updating you about the most important things you need to know and do before you arrive.

First things first – use the menu to explore the new students's website to find out everything you need to know about joining QMUL. One of the first things you should do is complete pre-enrolment


2 September

Worried about your finances? Or don’t understand tuition fees?

We know that student fees and funding can be complex for new students, which is why we created comprehensive guides for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.   

If you need some advice on budgeting and planning your money, take a look at our Advice and Counselling Service website with tips on how to manage your money while at uni.


3 September

Your health is very important, so all #futureQMUL students living on campus and in Tower Hamlets (E1, E2, E3 and E14) should make sure to register with our Student Health Service when you get here. If you’re living elsewhere you should make sure to register with a local doctor as soon as possible. Find out more

It’s also really important you’re up to date with your vaccinations before you arrive, particularly for measles and meningitis. Find out more.


4 September

Not long now until the new academic year starts at Queen Mary!

You’ve done the hard part by getting in, but now you need to know what to do when you get here. And what better way to find out than from other students?!

These students have gone through it all before and have shared their tips on starting university, what to do in London and getting the most out of the university experience. Watch our guide to starting at Queen Mary now!

5 September

There are a so many opportunities to improve your employability at Queen Mary! Our dedicated Careers and Enterprise Service can help equip you with the skills and experience to secure internships and graduate roles, as well as providing CV checks, employer and alumni events, one-to-one practice interviews and much more!

We also have several schemes that allow you to develop work-based skills within a local business or charity.


6 September 

Our campus is one of the largest in London, with plenty of places to explore and lots of things to do.

Want to know where to go first? Check out our #QMULTopTen things to see and do on campus and beyond, as voted by students themselves! 

Make sure you also check out our  and take a look at the TimeOut guide on the very best things to do in London.

You can also join one of our guided walking, running or cycling tours that that will explore the best London has to offer.


7 September

Travelling to QMUL next week? We cannot wait for you to arrive!

If you need help finding out where your campus accommodation is, how to get here, or the essential items you need to bring, check out our Arrival T1 information for residents.

And don’t forget that Residential Services and Support can help you find accommodation off campus as well. From everyone here at QMUL, we hope you all have a safe journey!


8 September

QMUL would like to welcome all students from across the world!

Going to a new country can be hard, which is why we have a separate welcome programme for EU and international students!

The International Welcome Programme gives you the chance to meet the #QMULfamily and help you settle in.

There will be several workshops and events for you to meet staff, socialise with other students and learn about life in London. Check out the International Welcome Programme schedule and book your place


9 September

Welcome Week is less than one week away!

Your school or institute will be running introductory programme sessions to deliver essential information about your degree and what to expect during your course.

While we know there’s lots of amazing stuff going on, these programme sessions are crucial to your academic progress, so you need to make sure you attend them.

Go to the programme introductions page for more information about your school/institute-specific sessions.


10 September

Welcome Week is nearly here! 

There will be tons of important tasks to complete and fun things to get involved with, such as your enrolment, programme introductions and joining societies.

You may feel there’s a lot to do at first, but luckily our students have broken down everything you need to know about Welcome Week in a new video!

Watch the film for a preview of what goes on and get a few hints and tips about starting university.


12 September

If you still have any questions about enrolment, induction, finance or accommodation, head over to our frequently asked questions page to see if we can answer your query.

You can also visit the Information Point in Library Square at the Mile End campus when you arrive. We’ll be there from Friday 14 to Friday 21 September.


13 September

Excited to start your student life? One of the first things you’ll need to know is how to get organised, and thankfully, the QMUL app makes it easy for you!

Once you’re fully enrolled, the QMUL app allows you to check your emails, timetables and access your student records straight from your phone! You can still log in as a guest before that to view maps and get info.

You can also use it to get the latest news from Queen Mary and the Students' Union. Search for ‘QMUL’ in your app store, or click the link to access the web app.