English and Drama New Student A-Z

Here’s a potted summary of some key things you need to know about starting your study with us from A to Z.


Offers of housing are usually made for undergraduate and Postgraduate applicants from mid-July onwards.

So don’t worry if you haven’t heard yet you should hear about this soon but if you’re concerned please use the following links to track your application.#

Track your accommodation application
Contact Residences

Find a Flatmate

Housing Services will also be hosting a ‘Find a Flatmate’ event on Tuesday 4 September 2018, where you can meet other applicants to find a suitable rental property or speak to our team of housing advisors, who will be able to provide you with specific advice geared to your housing needs. You will be able to register for this event once you have a Queen Mary Student ID number.

Register here


Email us at sed-web@qmul.ac.uk, Tweet @qmulSED, Ask a Question in our Facebook Group or call us on +44 (0)20 7882 8910.

We’re here from 9am-5pm on Monday-Friday throughout the summer and beyond.


Semester 1

  • 17 September – 14 December 2018
  • Teaching starts 24 September 2018

Semester 2

  • 7 January – 29 March 2019
  • Bank holidays: 19 and 22 April 2019

Semester 3 – revision week

  • 23 April – 26 April 2019

Semester 3 – examination period

  • 29 April – 7 June 2019
  • Bank holidays: 6 and 27 May 2019


Enrolment and Pre-Enrolment

Pre-enrolment is done online to verify your details. You should receive an email about this on or after 24 August.

Enrolment can be done from the weekend before welcome week and we have a dedicated session (for everyone except joint students with a modern language) at 3pm on Monday 17 September 2018 in the Octagon.


Freshers’ Facebook Group

Join the Facebook Group here for news, competitions and reminders of key dates etc.

Preparation for Undergraduates

English preparation is just being updated. For Drama please click the link below…


SED is short for School of English and Drama.


1. Queen Mary Theatre Company organises lots of events, and there are opportunities for everyone to take part (you don’t have to study Drama to join).

2. English Society Organises events, outings and social get togethers for lovers of English literature.

3. Fashion Society A chance to get closer to the fashion industry either for fun or for a future career.

4. Student Media includes CUB magazine, The Print newspaper, Peach magazine for creative writing, poetry and fiction, and other outlets that include radio and TV.

Welcome Week

Welcome Week runs from 17-21 September with lots of activities to help you get started at Queen Mary.

See the full programme here

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I am the Web and Marketing Administrator in the School of English and Drama. Amongst my various roles, I run the School's website (www.sed.qmul.ac.uk) and its Twitter feed (@QMULsed). I also manage the running of the School's Open Days and draft promotional materials.