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Queen Mary University of London

Tower Hamlets | South East England

Political City

Ucas code: Q50

With around 21,187 students and 4,000 staff, we are one of the biggest University of London colleges. We teach and research across a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. Based in Mile End, we offer one of the largest self-contained residential campuses in London. 
Source:Queen Mary University of London website

What students say about this university

Dialog 1104 comments (313 students)
    • Facilities

      The new union is lovely and will be a great place for socialising, there are a few places to have lunch/ coffee around the...

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      2012, 5th year, Clinical Dentistry

      Facilities

      The new union is lovely and will be a great place for socialising, there are a few places to have lunch/ coffee around the campus The sports facilities could be improved- the gym is really good but another sports hall would be useful, we had problems booking it for football! Having said that the Chislehurst sports ground is a great facility with a bar and loads of pitches, it's a shame it's a bit of a distance from uni but this is London so not much we can do about that!

      2012, 5th year, Clinical Dentistry

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    • Everyday expenses

      Being at a London uni it's sometimes difficult to keep costs down such as accomodation and travel.

      2012, 2nd year, Clinical Medicine

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    • Accommodation

      The halls come in three basic lots, "standard" which is a desk, a single bed, a wardrobe, bookshelves, other shelves and a wash...

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      2013, 1st year, Mathematical & Theoretical Physics

      Accommodation

      The halls come in three basic lots, "standard" which is a desk, a single bed, a wardrobe, bookshelves, other shelves and a wash basin. I didn't have this but visited people who did and they seemed good. "En Suite" is the same as standard with the addition of a wetroom containing the washbasin, shower and toilet, it's not massive but it is big enough. You lose some room to it but not a lot. I had this and it was really good and I enjoyed it. "deluxe en suite" has more floor space, a bath/shower in the washroom and a pull out spare bed for if you want people to stay. These are really nice but it's normally an extra 10-15 a week so bare that in mind. Pooley house is known for the parties, it is the biggest house with the biggest flats and obviously has a lot of them. You don't however normally choose your house, just your TYPE of accommodation. I lived in Lynden House, which was 4 flats and is the smallest house on campus. It was well suited for me because it was quiet and you really got to know everyone in the building well.

      2013, 1st year, Mathematical & Theoretical Physics

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    • The downside

      The practicals and coursework sections in each modules are very interactive and easy to get marks.

      2016, 1st year, Applied Molecular Biology, Biophysics & Biochemistry

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    • Academic Experience

      Depends on how rich you are. But buy lunches from Sainsburys for 3, buy meals in bulk rather than individually and do your...

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      2016, 2nd year, Public Law

      Academic Experience

      Depends on how rich you are. But buy lunches from Sainsburys for 3, buy meals in bulk rather than individually and do your own cooking, and save some money for luxuries - you've got to live a little. Part time work is an option but everyone who does it says it's a huge commitment.

      2016, 2nd year, Public Law

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    • Academic Experience

      In terms of contact hours, we at the School of Business and Management have 8 hours per week: 4 hours of tutorials and seminars...

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      2016, 1st year, Accountancy

      Academic Experience

      In terms of contact hours, we at the School of Business and Management have 8 hours per week: 4 hours of tutorials and seminars and 4 hours of lectures. Depending on your seminar tutor (some are more willing and helpful than others), you can get really specific and helpful feedback. You can also email them on the Queen Mary email for anything, whether it's a question about a topic or exam question or just advice on referencing in your essays, they are helpful.

      2016, 1st year, Accountancy

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Diverse local nightlife

63%

MED

Creative

58%

MED

Sporty

60%

MED

Political

66%

HIGH

Varied union activities

73%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £23k HIGH
Student score 78% MED

Overall student satisfaction

83%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

17,140

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

72%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

7%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

53%

of students are female

Young / Mature

13%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

32%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

71%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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