I am an artist and filmmaker developing my creative practice.
Tell us about your time at QMUL. What have been your highlights?
The highlight was a screening of my short film, ‘Introducing HALA’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Friday Late event in April 2019.
How has your course at Queen Mary helped you to progress into the world outside? What’s next?
I am half way through my MA in Live Art and have already had the chance to share my work with a wider public. The practical support I have received at Queen Mary University has helped me to promote my work on social media networks. Through QMUL I had the chance to screen my work at a major national museum which has given me the confidence to seek opportunities to share my work more widely.
Aside from course content what have been your favourite elements of the experience of studying here as a whole? (societies/friends/community/values)
Practical workshops have been very useful, in particular, the DIY Life Skills workshop on using Photoshop.
Tell us about your life outside Queen Mary including any projects, ambitions or jobs you’ve had.
The essay writing I have been doing as part of my MA has inspired me to write more and I am currently taking part in a collaborative writing project with other arts and humanities students.
What could be improved to enhance future students’ experience at Queen Mary?
More practical workshops on how to approach institutions with a view to sharing work and advice on writing applications for residencies.
“I’m Eloina Haines, I graduated from Drama at QM last year and I am now a performance artist/clown in London.
On 30 September, I am performing my solo show FISH DON’T BLEED and a scratch of a new performance I am making with another QM alumni, Emily Redpath, called Porn Flakes.“
Here’s some information about the shows…
Step into a feminist world of grotesque celebration and throw a middle finger up to any ‘lady’ taboos.Queen Mary alumni, performance artist and clown, ELOINA, is at Camden People’s Theatre on 30th September with TWO NEW SHOWS.
You will be able to access a personalised
timetable via the QMUL mobile app, or via the Central Web Timetables
website. To access your timetable via the QMUL mobile app simply click
on the ‘Timetable’ button; in Central Web Timetables website you will need to
click on the ‘Students’ link on the left of the page, and enter your 9 digit
Student ID, which can be found on your Student ID card. We are currently
finalising seminar allocations, so your full timetable may not be visible until
the end of Welcome Week. If you notice any discrepancies with your timetable
please contact the Admin Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
QMplus Module Areas for Semester 1 and year-long modules will be released
throughout Welcome Week. They will be released a week before the first teaching
session of the module is due to take place (for instance, a module taught on
Mondays will be released on Monday 16 September). Module Outlines are visible
via the School
of English and Drama – Module Documentation area. All module
information should be visible on the Module Outlines, but if you can’t access
anything please contact the Module Convenor, who will be listed on the ‘Module
While it’s important to note that this simply offers an indication of availability, we would strongly recommend that you consult this information before completing the form. Please note that you won’t be able to change your responses once they have been submitted, and once a module change request has been accepted no further requests will be considered. Module change requests can take up to a week to process fully, though the Admin Team aim to process them as fast as possible. You will be contacted to let you know whether your request is possible or not.
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Final-Year Students taking ESH6000 English Research Dissertation
There is a compulsory workshop for all students taking ESH6000 English
Research Dissertation in the Drapers Lecture Theatre, Geography Building, on
Friday 20 September, from 11am-12pm.
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Seen here with one of Boal’s original Theatre Company Barbara Santos (holding Ali’s book). Ali in turn is holding her own which they are launching in parallel: Theatre of the Oppressed: Roots and Wings (Kuringa). The launch took the form of seminars and workshops in Rio de Janeiro at the headquarters of CTO Rio, Boal’s original company, alongside the devising of street theatre pieces and other interventions across the City protesting the draconian measures currently being proposed by the Bolsanaro Administration and impacting heavily on access to State funded Higher Education.
A similar event will happen as part of this year’s Season of Bangla Drama Festival, of which Ali is a co-Director with responsibility for CPD across the Festival’s 17 theatre companies and 6 venues, of which QMUL is one. The Festival begins on Friday 1st November.
As a Queen Mary student you can get membership to the University of London’s Senate House Library with it’s lovely comfy armchairs and 3 million books to borrow. Pre-register for your membership card here.
Long before Netflix ruled your eyeballs, universities created Box of Broadcasts which is a huge free archive of TV recordings. Login with your QMUL credentials and you’ll get access to movies, TV series and documentaries galore. We’re loving the Films, Mostly Gay and London Films watchlist!
Opening up when you’re feeling low can be the hardest thing, but if you are struggling to cope with life events or need a space to talk openly, our Advice and Counselling team are here to help. They offer a range of free and confidential professional services to all QMUL students including individual counselling, group therapy, specialist drug and alcohol support and much more.
We also offer students access to an online support service called ‘Big White Wall‘ who offer unlimited, 24/7 accessible online support from trained counselors and use other helpful resources – it’s totally free and confidential. Please
Finding a job can seem like a daunting task, but don’t crumble under the pressure! Whether you have a particular job in mind and want advice to help you get there, or are not sure what you want to do next, the Careers & Enterprise Centre provides QMUL students a range of support to help you prepare for your future. You can even book a practice interview with a Careers Consultant.
As a QMUL student, you’re automatically entitled to be a member of Student Central (formerly University of London Union). Membership is free and enables you to get involved with everything they have to offer including sports, societies, online tickets and access into our bars. Find out more here.
Need a room for you and your friends to study? You can book one of our library group study rooms up to one week in advance for up to four hours per week. The Mile End group study rooms contain a touchscreen PC, connectivity for laptop use and a whiteboard. Whiteboard pens are available from the Library Welcome Desk.
You may have a big presentation coming up, or perhaps you’re unsure of how to start that 3000 word essay or you may have serious issues with managing your time effectively – spending way too much time looking at memes while procrastinating . Whatever it may be – if you feel like you need extra guidance to brush up on your study skills you can book a free one-to-one tutorial with our Learning Development team. You can even have your tutorial through Skype if you are unable to come to campus. Find out more about their services here.
Your QMUL library account gives you access to much more than just books. Along with laptops, stationary, videos and DVDs, you also get access to a number of paywall content providers such as The Financial Times. Find out more here.
9. The 339 bus is a local legend
As a QMUL student, you have the added advantage of being at the heart of East London – one of the most diverse and culturally rich areas in the world. Not only can you eat food from virtually anywhere in the world, but the public transport system means you can get around without needing a car – true Londoner style. Also, free Wi-Fi at underground stations – bonus!
Finally, we want our students to have nice things. Come and say hi or tag us @qmulsed to receive some of our SED freebies. We have an awesome range of products including pens, notebooks, bags and postcards. Also, don’t forget to check out our Instagram and Twitter to see the #sedfreebooks we have available!
On the verge of a natural disaster, a prison guard is called into work and discovers a newcomer to the team – an Artificial Intelligence named Sally. When the city is evacuated, what happens to the prisoners?
The final 24 candidates for The Mars Mission Programme have been observed for a month by the public in a reality TV show designed to choose the final four. The public have voted and the candidates are about to be sent off to Mars with no hope of return… as soon as the final confirmation is granted.
Lola, Eleanor Rigby, Brown Sugar, Roxanne, and Monica – you may know their names, you may even remember singing them in the shower or at a party. What you probably don’t know is their stories. Neither do they, but they’re trying to figure it out.
‘Celebrating their final year as Europeans, island monkeys Becca and Louise got invited to the 2018 European Capital of Culture in Malta. Lads on tour…Sh!t Theatre went to drink rum with Brits abroad but found mystery and murder in the fight to be European. Here it is, another excuse for the multi award-winning Sh!t Theatre to get drunk on stage. ‘
‘From an Essex-based, sad, weird kid to a less sad, trans, lesbian loudmouth. She’s grown up, gotten hurt and she’s still here and ready to share in her debut hour. Winner of the Best Comedy Show Award at the Brewery Fringe Festival.’
Criticism and Insight
Bechdel Theatre: BT talk gender and representation on stage and list shows that pass the Bechdel Test.
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 Wednesday 11
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 submitting:
(1) an explanation of the reason(s) for your choice of Queen
Mary as the host institution (150 words maximum)
(2) an outline of your proposed programme of research (1,500
(3) details of your planned research outputs, e.g. monograph,
journal article(s), book chapter(s), digital resources, other (please specify)
(300 words maximum)
(4) a list of existing publications (1 page maximum)
(5) a CV (2 pages maximum)
Please submit the above documents to Dr Huw Marsh, Research
by no later than midday on Wednesday 11 September 2019. Please state
‘British Academy PDRF’ in the subject line.
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 16 October
Are you a committed, motivated and talented young person 18+?
Pitch is proud to be partnering with Sky Marketing Group on an exciting project offering opportunities to talented young people looking to take their first steps into the creative industry.
Pitch are looking for a diverse mix of original creative ideas people, confident organised people, lovers of technology people, to apply for live vacancies, internship placements or apprenticeship schemes in Sky Marketing and Sky Creative Agency. No qualifications needed, training will be given and all opportunities are paid.
The application process is super simple: all you need to do to apply is to share your story (life journey so far) as either a written 250-word biography, a 5-minute mobile-phone filmed piece or a 5-minute interview Podcast interview. Please also include your longer-term aspirations and career goals.
Successful talent will be invited to the Pitch Our Stories Open Day on July 4th 2019 at Sky HQ in Osterley, where you will learn more about Sky Marketing and Sky Creative Agency and get the chance to apply for a variety of roles at our open day.
Please submit your story at the link below by Monday 24th of June 2019
A beatbox workshop for young people with Conrad Murray (Artistic Director of BAC Beatbox Academy) using Frankenstein as a stimulus.
part in a large-scale outdoor show on Roman Road!
Ever wondered what it’s like to work with an international street theatre company? Well here’s your chance! To take part you must be available to attend the following: Rehearsal Fri 28 June 6pm-10pm and Show Sat 29 June 7pm (for a 9:30pm start). No previous experience is necessary, just enthusiasm and a willingness to get stuck in! Interested? Contact Elizabeth on 07899 893935 / Elizabeth@festival.org to sign up!
PhD candidate Ben Walters has recently hosted an event called Dr. Duckie at Royal Vauxhall Tavern to explain his work around the legendary performance company and his theory around the power of queer fun.
If you have a mental health condition, it is important that you register with a doctor so you can access the necessary support and medicine you may need. In order to ensure that you access all the support you need during your studies, please also make an appointment (preferably before the start of your studies) with the Mental Health Coordinator to discuss what can be put in place for you. Email email@example.com or call 020 7882 2756.
If you’re in crisis or just need to know where to go next please come and talk to trained Mental Health First Aiders. In the School of English and Drama there are lots of us including Rupert Dannreuther and Suzi Lewis in the School office.
The Crown Jewels Festival is two days of exciting new performance
by final year Drama students at QMUL. Over the last five months, the
artists have been leading their own independent and group practice based
research projects. Their hard work in the studio has investigated a wide range
of topics from explorations of body and identity politics, to pushing the
form of durational performance, to using soap in performance and much, much more.
Come and join us at Chats Palace on 16th and 17th May to see some new
Follow us on social media! We will release a link to book tickets
for the festival soon. Admission is free, but book to reserve a space!
We’re launching a programme of 10 unmissable workshops to help you develop your skills to work in the creative and cultural industries. The creative skills project formerly known as DIY HIGH SCHOOL is back for 2019 as DIY LIFE SKILLS.
DIY LIFE SKILLS gives our Queen Mary University of London students and our community vital extra practical skills for working in the creative and cultural industries. These include making videos, photography, tax, CVs, public speaking, social media for work and WordPress/blogging. The workshops are free for our students and our local community.See the programme
Identify: A research network for neurodivergent students – second meeting Fri 3 May | Room 2.18, ArtsTwo, QMUL, Mile End
Identify is a postgraduate study group that will meet regularly to build a research cohort within SED. Participants identify as having Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), including dyslexia, dyspraxia and other neurodivergent ways of being that impact our study patterns, academic activities, and research outputs.
Their second meeting will be held on Friday 3rd May from 4-6pm in room 2.18, Arts Two. All are welcome. If anyone requires directions or wants to get in touch for more information, they’re welcome to email John Dunn on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature in English Seminar Wed 8 May, 1pm | Room 2.17, ArtsTwo, QMUL – Mile End
Mimi Ensley (University of Notre Dame, London Global Gateway) will speak on ‘Meeting Lydgate’s Ghost’.
Drama Futures Wed 8 May, 4.30pm | Theatre Peckham
If you are considering studying drama make sure to book a spot on this. Email email@example.com
Dr Duckie Sat 11 May, 6.30pm | Royal Vauxhall Tavern
‘Introducing Dr Duckie – aka our very own Ben Walters (Drama department) – in a public explanation ünt examination of his just completed PhD with Queen Mary University of London on Duckie in the Community
It’s about the neo-liberal wobble, the technology of queer fun, and doing family differently.
Aimed at community theatre workers and grass roots performance activists – and random interested punters – it unpacks methods of performance, cabaret and event culture interventions for so-called ‘marginalised’ communities”.
This free talk will explore the history of tea and the performance of its consumption at the Georgian tea-table. Markman Ellis (English department) will examine tea as a commodity, an event and an idea by looking at poems, essays, satires and paintings from the early 1700s. These highlight the event of tea-drinking, its context in the global trade of the East India Company and its construction among high-status women.
Queen Mary University of London presents Show and Tell a podcast recording of
10 inspiring mini talks from current students and special guests on studying
and working in the creative industries. Discover the insider secrets to working
in the arts, humanities and social sciences and hear young people with
something to say from one of London’s most inclusive universities.
Show and Tell has been running for 2 years at Queen Mary with over 35 speakers
from TV producers, award-winning writers, researchers and journalists inspiring
over 300 people to enter these industries.
At this event, Amy De’Ath and Nisha Ramayya will discuss their current research, sharing a combination of critical writing and poetry. They will consider the overlaps in their work via the concept of reproduction in feminist poetics. Book tickets
The Live Art Development Agency and the Drama Department at Queen Mary University of London present a day of discussions around kickstarting and maintaining a Live Art practice and an opportunity to find out more about the exciting new MA Live Art programme.
In a special addition to its regular programme, the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar has partnered with the Fordham Romanticism Group (New York) and the Royal Institution of Great Britain to hold a half-day symposium on the theme Romanticism at the Royal Institution.
Our MA Live Art student Şenay Camgöz will screen her 6 minute film, ‘Introducing HALA’ at the V&A tomorrow, Thursday 25 April 2019 at 8.30pm following a talk about art school with QMUL’s Dr Dominic Johnson and Dr Martin O’Brien.
The event is free and is part of the museum’s V&A Friday Late series.