5 Indispensable Posts for New Students

This blog has been running for nearly two years and we thought it was worth a recap for new students. Here are some no-nonsense posts by our very own SED students (some of them are graduates now!).


 

1. Why Join a Society at University? Videos featuring Hannah Winterman, Becky Hipkiss and Raifa Rafiq

The Queen Mary experience is so much more than just our school, the university’s societies are a great way to make new friends, learn new skills for your career and most importantly have fun.

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2. Living in London: The Student Way by Rachel Nelms

English Graduate Rachel gives a great guide to making the best of studying in London. She shares her experiences of free days out, where to get great deals and cultural finds on Queen Mary’s doorstep.

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3. 5 Ways to Achieve Stress Free Travel in London by Amy Watson

Yes, London has one of the best & busiest transport systems in the world and as a student you can get 30% off travel on the entire Transport for London network. In this post Amy takes us through the tips and tricks to avoid stress on London transport.

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4. On Reading Books You Don’t Like by Charlie Pullen

We love Charlie’s honest and wry approach to reading books you don’t like and the unexpected pleasures you can get from them.

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Charles Hackley, 'Old Books': https://www.flickr.com/photos/hackleypubliclibrary/ (CC BY 2.0)

Charles Hackley, ‘Old Books‘ (CC BY 2.0)


5. 3 Reasons Why Studying Drama in London is Awesome by Dani Harvey

Does what it says on the tin, really.

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More posts by SED students are here

If you’re a current student, graduate or member of staff please do get in touch if you’d like to share your advice or simply leave a comment below.

Peopling the Palace (s) 2016 Festival Preview

Take part in a festival of groundbreaking experimental theatre, music and dance, as well as book launches and events at Peopling the Palace (s) from 7-19 June 2016.

Here’s some of the things you can experience at the festival:

  • Watch a celluloid tribute to what it’s like to study Drama at QMUL on Wednesday 8 June. Book a free ticket here
  • Delve into the ‘Generation Rent’ mystery of Sh!t Theatre‘s Letters to Windsor House on Friday 10 June.
  • Debate the role of shit as both a metaphor and a material reality in our daily London lives at Life is Shit (Shit is Life) on Friday 10 June.
  • Watch Lindsay Goss and Nicholas Ridout‘s new performance about ‘trying to be serious when it’s better to be cool’ on Friday 10 & Saturday 11 June.
  • Raise a glass to the launch of Professor Lois Weaver‘s alter-ego Tammy WhyNot’s Youtube Channel on Tuesday 14 June. No booking required.
  • Discover recent final year students’ work at First Flights on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 June.
  • A double bill of participatory performance by dyspraxic artists including Daniel Oliver’s Weird Seance (pictured below, middle) on Saturday 11 June.
  • Listen to the loud homage to the alternative theatre scene in the 1970s and 80s by a Lesbian punk band Siren on Sunday 19 June (pictured below top).

See the full programme here including times and locations

Find out more about the Drama Department, in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London here

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Top: Siren Band Middle: Daniel Oliver Weird Seance Bottom: Jen Pearce