Show and Tell – Inspiring Mini Talks at QMUL

Show and Tell is a new and exciting series of free inspiring talks about studying and working in the arts and humanities

More information and book online here: showandtellqmul.eventbrite.co.uk – see the full programme below

Featuring short and engaging talks from academic researchers, broadcasters, creative writers, and theatre practitioners. Show and Tell is a celebration of arts and humanities education and the creative industries for those interested in studying or working in literature, theatre, art, media, and culture more broadly. The evening promises to be entertaining and relaxed. Speakers will each deliver a TED-style talk, and these will be followed by a chance for guests to ask questions, before the evening ends with socialising and networking over refreshments. Show and Tell runs on the evenings of the 5, 12, 19, and 26 of September 2018, taking place between 18:00 and 20:00 at the Arts One Building on the Mile End Road of Queen Mary’s Mile End campus.

Everyone is welcome from sixth-form students, new QMUL freshers, alumni, school teachers, researchers and anyone who has a general interest in the arts and humanities.

If you have any questions or would like to register a group please email: showandtell@qmul.ac.uk

Sadly you missed…

Wednesday 5 September

  • Sarah Garnham: Publicity Executive, Egmont Publishing
  • Alexander Whitley: Artistic Director of Alexander Whitley Dance Company
  • Bridget Minamore: British-Ghanaian writer from south-east London.

Wednesday 12 September

  • Edie Edmundson: Puppeteer at Shakespeare’s Globe (Drama graduate)
  • Susheila Nasta: Founding Editor at Wasafiri Magazine; Professor of Modern & Contemporary Literature at QMUL & Emeritus at Open University
  • Raifa Rafiq: co-creator of successful Mostly Lit podcast (English graduate)
  • Emma Shapiro: Migration Researcher and Archive Specialist
  • Hetta Howes: Lecturer and Researcher in Medieval Literature at City, University of London

Wednesday 19 September

  • Shahidha Bari: BBC Broadcaster, Senior Lecturer in Romanticism at QMUL
  • Mojisola Adebayo: Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance at QMUL
  • Karina Lickorish Quinn: PhD Student in Creative Writing at QMUL
  • Billy Barrett: Theatre-maker, Breach Theatre and MA Theatre and Performance student

Book online

Wednesday 26 September

  • Ema Boswood: Producer at Marlborough Theatre (Drama graduate)
  • Jade French: PhD Student in English at QMUL
  • James Lamont: TV writer and creator of The Amazing Adventures of Gumball (English graduate)
  • Zoe McGee: PhD Student in English at QMUL
  • Jen Harvie: Professor of Contemporary Theatre and Performance

Clearing Accommodation Information

  • QMUL has 100 rooms for Clearing and Adjustment students allocated on a random ballot system.
  •  Once your status is confirmed as Unconditional Firm (UF) on UCAS our admissions team will send you log in details to the housing application system.
  • Your accommodation account will usually become active 24-hours after you receive log-in details from admissions.
  • To be eligible for the ballot you must submit your online housing application by midnight BST on Wednesday 22nd August.
  • The ballot will be drawn on Thursday 23rd August and successful applicants will be sent an email confirmation and housing offer on Friday 24th August.
  • If you want to be entered into the housing ballot it is very important that you accept your offer of a Clearing place at QMUL as soon as possible.
  • Applicants with a Greater London home address will not be eligible to be entered into the ballot, their application will be held on a waiting list for mid-term vacancies.

If you do not qualify or are unsuccessful in securing accommodation in the ballot, our Housing Services team can provide you with direct support in seeking alternative accommodation.

Housing Services will also be hosting a ‘Find a Flatmate’ event on Tuesday 4 September 2018, where you can meet other late 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 – this will be sent to you soon.

Our alternative housing website also provides information on short stay options, hotels, hostels, privately built halls and homestay opportunities.  You will receive an email about this event. Please don’t be discouraged, we are here to help ease your transition into university life.

English and Drama Welcome Week Programme – 17-21 September 2018

Here’s all you need to know about Welcome Week 2018.

We can’t wait to see you this September.

To begin choose your level of study below…

Undergraduate | Master’s | Associate

Add welcome week to your calendar

Please note: events, times and locations are subject to change. Please keep an eye on your QMUL email address once it’s set up for updates.

EVERYTHING IN RED IS COMPULSORY IF YOU ARE STUDYING THE SUBJECT LISTED


UNDERGRADUATE

Monday 17 September 2018

13:00-14:30 
School Welcome for all SED first year undergraduates
Mason Lecture Theatre
Bancroft Building

15:00-16:00 
Enrolment if haven’t yet enrolled at the weekend (all courses except English or Drama with a modern language)
Octagon
Queen’s Building

Tuesday 18 September 2018

13:00-15:00

Welcome to Drama & Drama Joints
(including English and Drama)
PP1
People’s Palace

Wednesday 19 September 2018

10:00-16:00 
QMSU Welcome Fair
SU Hub, Hive, Library Square
Ground, Sports Hall & Qmotion

12:00-13:30
Welcome to English and joint English students
(except English and Drama)
Mason Lecture Theatre
Bancroft Building

13:00-14:15
Enrolment for SED students on Joint English or Drama with a modern language**
Octagon

14:00-16:00
Walking Seminars
with your personal tutor
Details via email

16:00-17:00 
English and Drama Welcome Social
Marquee in front of Queen’s Building

18:00-20:00
Show & Tell
Inspiring mini talks
ArtsOne Lecture Theatre

RSVP online via Eventbrite

Thursday 20 September 2018

12:00-13:00 
English and History Welcome Seminar
ArtsTwo 3.17
ArtsTwo Building

 

Plus for Drama Students:

Wednesday 26 September 2018

14:00-14:30
Drama Technical Induction
Pinter Studio
ArtsOne Building

 


MASTER’S

Wednesday 19 September

14:45-15:15
MA English and Drama Student Enrolment
Octagon

16:00-17:15
Welcome Meetings

  • English in Graduate Centre, GC601
  • Drama in Graduate Centre, GC602

17:15-18:00

MA Research Paper Event

  • English in Graduate Centre, GC601
  • Drama in Graduate Centre, GC602

18:00-19:00

MA Drinks Reception for English and Drama Students
Marquee in front of Queen’s Building


ASSOCIATES

Monday 17 September

09:00-12:00
International Welcome Programme
People’s Palace, Great Hall

Tuesday 18 September 2018

10.00-11.15
Enrolment for Associate Students
Octagon

Thursday 20 September

11:00-12:00
School Associate Students Welcome
Scape G.14

12:00-13:00
Drama Associates Induction
Scape G.14

Drama at Queen Mary scores 92 per cent for student satisfaction

Overall student satisfaction at Queen Mary University of London’s Department of Drama is at 91.9 per cent, according to the results of the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS).

The 2018 National Student Survey questioned UK undergraduates on various aspects of the student experience, including their overall satisfaction. The results mean that Queen Mary is third for Drama in London and seven points ahead of the average subject score. Satisfaction with teaching also scored highly, 94.6 per cent, three points above the national average.

Find out more about our Drama degree

Join QMSU’s buddy scheme to help your fellow students

English and Drama urgently need more mentors to help students in the upcoming year!

Do your bit to help your fellow students succeed.

Why become a mentor?

As well as the fulfilment of helping new students settle into university you will also:

  • Improve the sense of community at Queen Mary.
  • Boost your employability through developing key transferable skills such as communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
  • Be eligible for the QM Skills Award.
  • Help to improve someone else’s time at University and in London through your own experiences.

Download the full role profile

Apply online

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme – Applications Open

Early career researchers seeking support for their application to the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme are invited to get in contact with us as soon as possible

Deadline for applications: midday on 14 September 2018

The School of English and Drama invites early career researchers seeking support for their application to the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme to get in touch by sending (1) a two-page outline research proposal, (2) a one-page list of publications and (3) a CV to: Dr Huw Marsh, Research Manager, sed-research@qmul.ac.uk, by no later than midday on Friday 14 September 2018. Please state ‘British Academy PDRF’ in the subject line.

This proposal, list of publications and CV should demonstrate:

  • that you are eligible according to the BA’s criteria and
  • the excellence of
    • your research track record;
    • your academic record;
    • the publishable research you propose, how you will structure, pursue, and complete it in the time frame, and its importance;
  • the relevance of QMUL SED to your research and vice versa;
  • who you would like as a mentor and why.

You are strongly encouraged, before submitting your application and time permitting, to find a mentor, provisionally agree their support, and get some feedback from them on a draft application.

Full scheme details can be found on the British Academy website: http://www.britac.ac.uk/british-academy-postdoctoral-fellowships

All outline proposals will be considered by our Directors of Research and those that we give institutional support to will have approximately one month to finalise their online application, due on 17 October, 2018.

English and Drama Newsletter – August 2018

Welcome to the August 2018 edition of our School of English and Drama newsletter.

This month is full of summer fun including our very own Queen Mary Theatre Company (pictured above) at the Edinburgh Fringe. Check out our summer list  for more exciting suggestions.

Events

RESULTS DAY/CONFIRMATION

Show and Tell
A-level Results Day and Confirmation
Thursday 16 August 2018 from 07:30-19:00
Arts One Lecture Theatre, QMUL – Mile End

If you’ve firmed your offer from us already we can’t wait to welcome you in September – you should hear from us on 16 August! If not there’s time to apply via clearing from now if you have your results or on A-level results day from 07:30.

Call us to discuss your options


HIGHLIGHTS FOR AUGUST

qmtc previews

QMTC Edinburgh Previews
Thursday 2 and Friday 3 August, 18:00-20:00
Pinter Studio, ArtsOne, QMUL- Mile End

An early chance to catch previews of the four shows we will be taking to the Fringe this summer! From Green Wing style clowning to a dystopian death drama QMTC have got something for you.

London is Vomit
Rosie Vincent: London is Vomit
Friday 3 August 2018, 18:45
Rich Mix London

As part of Rich Mix TAKEOVER, Drama graduate Rosie Vincent is regurgitating her ongoing photography project into a new performance. Comprised of over 200 photographs, London is Vomit continues to explore the sickness of the city whilst celebrating the resilience and endurance of the urban body.

Lois Long Table
A Long Table: What is family?
Saturday 11 August 2018, 15:00-17:00
Tate Modern

On Saturday 11th August from 3pm – 5pm at the Tate Modern, Lois Weaver will be hosting a Long Table exploring the question, ‘What is Family?’

The Long Table will be a part of Fierce Play: A Family Festival of Live Art Games curated by the Tate. We will discuss what family looks like; what it has been, what it is and what it could be; how we are born into them and how sometimes we create our own. Families are communities often made up of a wide range of ages. We are eager to make this event as intergenerational as possible and for us all to have the chance to share our unique experiences.

The festival is free and open to all. Please come along and join us for an afternoon of discussion.

Shakespeare and Race
Shakespeare and Race Across Borders
Friday 17 and Saturday 18 August 2018
Shakespeare’s Globe

Shane Boyle (Drama) will be speaking at this international symposium will bring together scholars from the disciplines of race, Shakespeare, theatre and performance studies to discuss the ways in which race is taught at university, discussed in the critical field and represented in performance.

SALON
S A L O N – London presents presents Sophie Seita in conversation with Amy Tobin
Friday 17 August 2018, 19:00-21:00
Fyvie Hall, Regent Street

An evening of experimental women’s writing with Dr Sophie Seita (University of Cambridge) and Dr Amy Tobin (University of Cambridge) from SALON which our very own Susan Rudy (English) heads up.

News from the School

Colored sculpture

Patrick Flanery (English) has written a piece entitled Punch and Injury for Times Literary Supplement on Jordan Wolfson’s Colored sculpture, now installed at Tate Modern.
Image: Tate photography (Seraphina Neville)

BACLS

Zara Dinnen (English)’s book The Digital Banal: New Media and American Literature and Culture The Digital Banal won the “British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies Monograph Prize”.

Matthew Ingleby (English) was on a radio show with presenter talking about children’s literature, violence, Bloomsbury, Mary Poppins, Kurt Weill & Tchaikovsky too! ⁦‪Listen here
Catherine Maxwell (English) has written a long read for Aeon on synthetic perfumes and Victorian decadence. Read it here

Popular Postcolonialisms

Nadia Atia (English) is co-editor for Popular Postcolonialisms: Discourses of Empire and Popular Culture which features chapters from our very own Rachael Gilmour and Charlotta Salmi.

Links

1. Susheila Nasta (English) has been announced as a judge for the SI Leeds Literary Prize.

HYG

2. Drama graduates Sal Morton and Chloe Borthwick performed at HYGNights a cabaret. Find out more about the night here.

3. Markman Ellis (English) added his thoughts to an investigation in MUNCHIES by VICE called Why the Hell Is Iced Coffee So Expensive?.

4. Shahidha Bari (English) talks South Asian Theatre, a new crime novel from Belinda Bauer and designer Orla Kiely on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row. Listen here