Arts & Culture at QMUL – 08 November 2017


Join us for a celebration of the arts and culture at Queen Mary University of London.

Date: 08 November 2017
Time: 6pm to 10pm
Venue: People’s Palace
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS

Queen Mary is a major contributor to London’s cultural diversity. Established as a Victorian philanthropic institution dedicated to improving the lives of the people of the East End, QMUL is a global arts institution, firmly anchored in our East London community. QMUL is home to three Arts Council national portfolio organisations and countless practicing artists. Our cultural activities range from student societies to multi-million pound music technology spin-outs. And while QMUL has been at the forefront of developing links between the creative industries and higher education, we have always valued culture and the arts as a means to communicate our research, deliver innovative teaching, foster social justice and care for each other.

This event celebrates the transformative cultural experiences that students, staff and members of the public enjoy at QMUL. Focussing on the themes of our new five-year arts and culture strategy – global research, community engagement, and creative leadership – it brings together artists from the QMUL community with international leaders from the cultural sector.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Colin Bailey, Principal and President of Queen Mary University of London;
  • Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A Museum;
  • Stella Hall, Co-founder of the Green Room and leading festival director;
  • Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England.

Performances include: Lois Weaver, performance artist and Professor of Contemporary Performance at QMUL; ‘My Saree’s Story’ performed by Showmi Das, directed by Rokshana Khan; the Chinese Music Studio; pianist Kate Ryder; poet Nick Makoha; singer and song writer Saida Tani; QMUL Associate Research Fellow and performance artist Dickie Beau; and live jazz music from QMUL’s students.

For more information and to book please see here.


QMUL Year 1 PhD Induction Day – Tuesday 24 October 2017

A warm welcome to all new PhD students. The Doctoral College invites you to join us for the PhD Induction on 24 October 2017.

This event is for all newly enrolled PGR students from all faculties who have not attended an induction previously.

This day will give a brief overview of a research degree at Queen Mary and allow students to meet other students who have enrolled at a similar time across faculties. This is a cross faculty event and suitable for any PGR student in their first year who has not already attended a college wide induction.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The training will take place 9.30am to 5pm in the Queens’ Building, The Octagon, Mile End.

To register for this course please go to  and search for course code DC100.

Students can register for an account before they are fully enrolled at this address:

PhD Student Panel Opportunities – October and December 2017

ThinkPostgrad have a couple of student panel work opportunities on offer:

Tuesday 24 October 2017, Senate House, University of London, 12.15-1pm
A five minute talk on your motivations for doing a PhD, details of how you searched and chose your PhD, and what the experience has been like to date (or post PhD for those who’ve now finished), followed by an open floor Q&A

Monday 4 December 2017, Hamilton House, Mabledon Road (near King’s Cross/Euston)
This is our annual PhD Funding Fair.
ThinkPostgrad are looking for students either 11-1am (arts, hums, law, business, social sciences) or 1.30-4.30 (sciences and engineering) to Student panel – a shortened version of the above Peer to Peer student room – chat one-to-one with prospective PhD students attending the fair

As always, there will be a £30 Amazon voucher per event as a thank you for your time.

For more information please contact Claire Gascoigne at ThinkPostgrad.

Postgraduate Open Evening – 8 November 2017

The next Postgraduate Open Evening will take place Wednesday 8 November 2017 on the Mile End Campus.

This is a university-wide event, offering the chance to find out more about the world-class facilities and teaching at Queen Mary University of London. Come and discover the many benefits and opportunities you can experience as a Queen Mary postgraduate student.

We offer a wide range of masters, postgraduate certificates, diplomas and research degrees in subjects across the humanities and social sciences, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering.

If you are considering applying for a PhD then please join us at our next PhD Open Evening to find out about the world- leading research, facilities and support we have on offer at Queen Mary.

What you can expect from the event:

  • Meet QMUL staff and academics and get a sense of the culture in research groups.
  • Find out about funding a PhD and other support available such as careers and mental health.
  • Meet staff from our PhD Admissions team for advice on maximising your chances of success through your application.
  • Talk to current PhD students about their experiences so far.

This is a drop-in event, so you are welcome to join us and depart at a time to suit you.

Please register your attendance here

Cumberland Colloquia Scheme – Applications Open

Cumberland Lodge, based in Windsor Great Park, is an educational charity who seek to tackle social divisions by promoting creative thinking and inclusive dialogue.  The Education Team organises and manages the Lodge’s programmes, events and scholarships aimed at students, from Key Stage 2, to postgraduate study.

Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park is offering its expertise and superb venue to a group of postgraduates and early career researchers to facilitate an interdisciplinary conference. In consultation with Cumberland Lodge staff, you will deliver a well-crafted one-day conference, raising your public engagement profile and developing the impact of your academic research.

You will gain experience in:

  • Devising publicity strategies
  • Networking
  • Writing funding applications
  • Project management
  • Report-writing

For more information, to read reports from previous colloquia and to submit a proposal, visit our website:

The deadline for applications is Friday, 27 October 2017 and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed via Skype.
Successful applicants should expect to run their event in autumn 2018.

We particularly welcome applications which relate to identities and belonging. Applications will be assessed according to their interdisciplinary and collaborative merits, and engagement with issues of contemporary ethical importance.

Corporate & Investment Bank – Quantitative Research Programme – London Women’s Event

Corporate & Investment Bank – Quantitative Research Programme – London Women’s Event
Organised by JPMorgan Chase and Co
25 October 2017
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

We’re looking for the best mathematical minds. Our team develops and maintains sophisticated mathematical models, cutting-edge methodologies and the infrastructure used to value and hedge transactions. We’re in charge of building the tools that make sure we’re complying with internal and external risk parameters as well as doing what’s right for our clients. It’s central to what we do. Join us for our Quantitative Research session to find out how you can make an impact with your unique skill-set.

Join us for breakfast at our informal women’s event to meet both senior and junior female representatives from Quantitative research and Machine Learning divisions.

Please note you must be studying at a Masters or PhD level to apply for our Quantitative Research roles.

We’ll be hosting a range of exciting events and programs around the globe throughout the year. We encourage you to look for communications about our upcoming events and programs and to check our careers website regularly for dates and deadlines.

Deadline to apply: 22nd October 2017

For more information please see here.