Queen Mary University of London is a global leading university, based in London, England. Its history goes back to 1785 to the foundation of England’s first medical school at the Royal London Hospital. Today, Queen Mary is a Russel Group university that operates across 5 campuses in London and Europe (Paris, Piraeus, Malta) and Asia (China and Singapore). It is the first institution be ever be awarded the Engage Watermark Gold Award for excellence in public engagement. The university offers its students an international experience. The school has a unique approach to admitting students onto its programmes. It provides opportunities to individuals who have the talent and potential regardless of their background. 4000 members of staff and over 25000 students are part of Queen Mary. Among those are foreign students (9% are from the EU and 35% are from non-EU overseas countries) from 162 nationalities. Because of its campuses abroad, students can undertake semesters and internships abroad. About 4000 of Queen Mary’s students are based offshore, mainly in China. Queen Mary offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It is the first Russel Group institution to offer Degree Apprenticeship programmes. Due to its international partnerships, graduates are ready for a global career upon graduation.
Queen Mary academically is a good uni, with good teachers and courses, however there are certain things that definitely need to change for it to push it to be the best. The campus is nice given that everything is conveniently located in the same area, however many building are run down and old, even a simple paint job could change that. Mental health is a large problem, with the uni definitely not making channels for help extremely clear and accessible, ironically given the fact that they advertise it so much. I’ve been a student there for 2 years and really would have liked some help in the first but didn’t feel comfortable and aware where I could get help. They definitely need to give better funding to student groups, I am in the uni official tennis team and we have to pay for our own courts for training and that’s ridiculous. Moreover, we have asked the SU to help us find a coach for several months to help us train and attempt to compete against the other unis but they have been absolutely no help. For a uni of this supposed caliber there needs to be a greater supply of books, 10 books for a course that has 300 people is nowhere close to enough. In addition more help should be available during exam times for study groups and stuff like that. Lastly, the university needs more social spaces and events, neither the course reps or the SU reps do a sufficient job at all. One crappy student bar called drapers isn’t enough for events and making friends is very hard when you don’t have places to do have that.View more
I think Queen Mary is a great university. The campus itself has great potential to be beautiful, if it could deal with litter and maintenance problems marginally better. The academics of the uni are good, they aren’t the best for undergraduate but my department is really on point. The student body is really diverse and I think the uni should really structure a way to integrate all students.View more
I would totally recommend QMUL. I really like the location, as it is a bit outside busy London, which leaves space for a beautiful campus right next to a big park. The teachers are all great and very approachable and they always make time to see you and help you out. There are plenty of societies that you can get into. All together makes it a really nice student experience.View more
The only campus based university among afew in London. Operates 5 campuses, all giving a proper campus life. Also its a part of the Russell group which makes it more popular for its degree. Located in east London, also provides easy access to desi food. One can easily witness the diverse culture on campus.View more
Queen Mary is great for its diverse students and professors. Its also one of the best fitted out schools for technology. Huge computer rooms available for students, all lecture areas have a projector and computers. Most lectures are also recorded so they can be found online. Also there is a strong social life presence in QMULView more
QM is a good university, very diverse. students have access to good facilities.
Most lecturers are passionate however some lecturers don’t seem to care as much. The location is excellent, as London is great city.
I studied QMUL for 3 years as an undergraduate. I can say that QMUL is one of the most internationalised universities in the world and definitely top in London. I met many multi-national friends there and the similar atmosphere of Mile End campus is cannot be found in other universities. They have good reputation on humanity subjects, especially Law and Politics. I strongly recommend this university for international students.View more
Queen Mary University is in itself a good uni. As an engineer I can say that they have invested a lot these past few years in the engineering building and that they have a large sample of laboratories and offices to follow any road. Overall the practical aspect of the uni is very good, the teachers are good, the social life of QMUL is ok.
However it seems that anyone can graduate from this uni without attending a single course during the first two years of the bachelor. so have fun if this is your plan.View more
I studied at QMUL for 4 years and I have thouroughly enjoyed my time there. I did a joint degree and belonged to 2 departments but can definitely say that the quality of teaching was equally as good in both of them.
I would recommend this university as it offers a wide range of courses and also provides an enjoyable university experience as well a opportunities to develop.View more