Queen Mary, University of London is the third largest college of the University of London, with the main based in the east of the city. It is a member of the Russell Group of research universities and has roots dating back to 1785. Queen Mary has a strong international reputation, with over 7,000 of its 20,000 enrolled students coming from over 150 countries.
Queen Mary has the world’s largest academic health science centre, and is well known for medical teaching and research at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. The Medical School at Queen Mary includes special departments in cardiology, infectious diseases, surgery and dentistry. The School of Dentistry recently moved into brand new state-of-the-art facilities.
The Sunday Times ranked Queen Mary in the top 15 in the UK for graduate starting salaries, while the University can also boast six Nobel Prize winners amongst its alumni.
Queen Mary offer pre-sessional English programmes, running for 5, 9 or 13 weeks before the start of the year, while in-sessional modules and courses are available for all students wishing to supplement their English during study. Upon arrival, there is an airport welcome service and an international orientation programme designed to introduce international students to London, the University and each other.
Additionally, Queen Mary is ranked in the top ten for medicine, drama, dance & cinematics, linguistics and Russian & East European languages, tying with or beating the University of Oxford and University College London in some areas.
The most recent Research Excellence Framework confirmed Queen Mary’s place as one of the very best research universities in the UK. The University was ranked 9th in the UK among multi-faculty universities and 5th in the UK for the percentage of our 3* and 4* research outputs.
Queen Mary currently has over 2,000 rooms available in its completely integrated residential campus. Accommodation is generally arranged in flats and houses of 3-11 students and many rooms are en suite. About 100 rooms in intercollegiate halls are also available, allowing students from different University of London colleges to live together around the city.
Queen Mary’s main campus is in Mile End, in London’s east end. It hosts the bulk of the teaching at the University, the main library and several halls of residence. The nearby Whitechapel campus is mainly used for scientific research and medicine.
East London benefits from being not only cheaper than other areas, but also close to trendy neighbourhoods such as Shoreditch and Brick Lane. As well as this counterculture, the area has been a traditional melting pot of cultures from around the world for centuries.
London is the capital city of the UK and is home to almost 8 million people. It boasts a varied culture, with different areas characterised by different moods, languages and cultures. There are over 100,000 international students living in the city from 43 universities, and it attracts 15 million tourists a year for its world famous museums, restaurants, parks, culture and nightlife.
My counsellor contacted me every day throughout the application process and helped me receive an unconditional offer. I am so grateful to SI-UK and will never forget them. I will study very hard as I feel this is the best reward I can give the whole team.
Sade Onyeje Social Work at Birmingham City University