Must-read for 2019 applicants

We are currently accepting applications for our suite of undergraduate English, Drama and joint courses.

Here’s some key things about the application process for 2019.


Deadline & Applying to Us

The main UCAS deadline for applying is 15 January 2019 at 18:00.

Once you apply we will look through your application and aim to make an offer within 4 weeks of receiving your application via UCAS.

 


Offer Holder Days & Our Outstanding Potential Award

You may be selected for our new undergraduate Outstanding Potential Award scheme, which will mean we’ll invite you to an interview on one of 4 dates (all Wednesdays or Saturdays) between December and April. We’ll be providing more detail about this via email if you are eligible.

If successful at interview, all you then have to do is make us your firm choice through UCAS and your conditional offer becomes an unconditional offer. The interview is combined with other events such as taster sessions, and you’ll meet our staff and talk to current students.

Already got your offer and want to come? Email: sed-admissions@qmul.ac.uk

 


Results Day and Clearing

A-level results day is Thursday 15 August 2019 and this is when the main clearing process begins.

We recommend adding it to your calendar if you wish to apply to us through clearing. We are likely to have limited vacancies for some courses.

If you need any advice or would like to talk to us before this date please email: sed-admissions@qmul.ac.uk.

 


Contact us

Ask a question

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8910

Email: sed-admissions@qmul.ac.uk

2019 Year and Semester Abroad Opportunities with English and Drama

A year abroad can really open up new opportunities and give you valuable life experience to take into your future career. 

According to the UK Universities International Report (March 2017):

  • Graduates who were mobile during their degree were less likely to be unemployed (3.7% compared to 4.9%), and more likely to have earned a first class or upper second class degree (80.1% compared to 73.6%) and be in further study (15% compared to 14%).
  • Those in work were more likely to be in a graduate level job (76.4% compared to 69.9%) and earn 5% more than their non-mobile peers.

The study abroad experience is intense, and because of this special quality and the quality of emotional investment in this period students are likely to make particularly strong friendships and have particularly memorable experiences. There are all sorts of opportunities that students will find access to because of location or circumstance that they wouldn’t necessarily get in London- one former student was offered a role in a professional production in New York, students on exchange with Howard University have inbuilt work experience and opportunities on Capitol Hill with the US government, students in New York might seek out opportunities with the UN.

We’re delighted to announce that as from 2018 the following undergraduate BA (Hons) degrees can include a year abroad:

Our Current Year Abroad Partners

  1. Columbia University, New York, USA
  2. University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
  3. University of Miami, Florida, USA
  4. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
  5. University of Melbourne, Australia
  6. The University of Toronto, Canada
  7. The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  8. The University of Monash– Melbourne, Australia Semester 1 and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Semester 2

Semester Abroad

Please note we are still offering our Semester Abroad in the second year of all of our courses with the following institutions:

Columbia University, New York; Howard University, Washington DC; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; The George Washington University, Washington DC; University of Miami, FL; University of Richmond, VA; The University of Texas at Austin; University of Melbourne; University of Sydney; The University of Toronto; University of Ottawa, Canada; The University of Auckland, NZ; University of Hong Kong; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Seoul National University; Waseda University, Tokyo; Renmin University, Beijing.

New opportunities for semester abroad and/or year abroad are being developed at universities in Europe, North America, New Zealand and elsewhere. These will be offered as they become available.

Advice and Guidance

If you would like any advice on Study Abroad opportunities within the School of English and Drama please contact:

Visit the QMUL Global Opportunities website for more information

Please note study abroad is subject to availability, application and the host University’s own terms and conditions.

Serena Ceniccola MA Victorian Literature presents her paper at University of Freiburg

Serena Ceniccola (furthest right in picture above) – graduand with an MA in Victorian Literature from the School of English and Drama- successfully presented her paper “Nobody/Nowhere: the alienation of the Hybrid in Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul” at the two-day student conference “Exploring alterity in fantasy and science fiction” at the University of Freiburg, making QMUL the only one London based University to take part in the event.

The paper explores the relationship between hybridity and memory in the context of horror manga, which – in its contemporary form – has been heavily influenced by British Victorian Press and 19th century Gothic. Serena – who already earned an MA in Modern, Post-colonial and Comparative literature with Distinction (summa cum laude) from University of Bologna specializing in Japanese, Finnish and Anglo-American studies – is especially interested in the fields of identity, hybridity, and cultural contacts. According to her paper: “Exploring new representations of the Hybrid in fiction is very important if we want to really understand the world we live in today.”

The conference – that took place on October 19th and 20th – saw nineteen MA students and PhD candidates from different countries and with very different backgrounds discussing how otherness manifests in speculative fiction. Their works focused on novels, comics, podcasts, movies, manga, and videogames.

Dr Timothy Baker (lecturer in Scottish and contemporary literature at University of Aberdeen) gave one of the two key lectures scheduled on “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl vs The Capitalocene.” Dr Helena Ifill (University Teacher at University of Sheffield, co-organizer for the Victorian Popular Fiction Association and co-director for the University of Sheffield Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies) discussed the effects of mesmerism on the self with her lecture “Othering the Self: Speculative Psychological Fiction”.

English and Drama Events for Year 12-13 Students 2018/19

We have some eye-opening events coming up for those aged 16-18 including a Frankenstein themed Halloween event, a chance to hear from The Good Immigrant editor Nikesh Shukla, an expert discussion of The Handmaid’s Tale and a free A-Level revision day in early 2019.

Frankenreads x QMUL – Celebrate 200 Years and unlock the secrets of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Students are invited to a film screening, fancy dress lecture and Halloween Monster Mingle celebrating two hundred years of Mary Shelley’s gothic horror and feminist classic.

Wednesday 31 October 2018

17:00-21:00

ArtsTwo Ground Floor Foyer and Lecture Theatre

Free, book online: http://bit.ly/frankenreadsqmul

 

Queen Mary Writers/Wasafiri Live: Bidisha and Nikesh Shukla in conversation

Queen Mary, University of London and Wasafiri invite you to a reading and conversation with Nikesh Shukla and Bidisha. This is a chance to engage in lively discussion with some ground-breaking writers of the moment.

Tuesday 13 November 2018

18:30-20:30

The Chaplaincy, QMUL – Mile End

Free, book online: http://bit.ly/qmulwriters1

 

Is ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ really a feminist text?

Experts from our School of English and Drama come together to discuss Margaret Atwood’s famous dystopian novel. This panel discussion will explore the extent to which we can describe The Handmaid’s Tale as a feminist text.

It will challenge many opinions that readers hold regarding the novel, as well as placing it within the current political climate in the UK and USA. You will have the opportunity to question our experts, as well as having the chance to speak with undergraduates about what it is like to study literature at university level. This taster course is open to year 12 and 13 students. You must be studying English at A-level or SL/HL IB.

Wednesday

15:15-18:00

QMUL – Mile End

Free, book online: http://bit.ly/sedhandmaidstale

English and Drama A-Level Revision Day – Practical Help with A-Level Topics

Group sessions with top academics from Queen Mary will look at key A-level English and Drama texts and concepts to help with your revision.

Wednesday 20 February 2019

10:00-16:00

Rooms TBC, QMUL – Mile End

Free, book online: http://bit.ly/sedrevisionday2019

 

No-Nonsense Applicant Guide by Saarah Ahsan-Shah

Even after choosing a degree, deciding which university to do it at might seem daunting. It’s worth researching the nature of a particular degree at various universities to compare them. English at one university is not the same as English at another.

To start off your research, read on for answers to commonly asked questions about English and Drama at Queen Mary, first hand from two students; myself (an English student) and Chris Dhanjal, a joint honours English and Drama student.

Applying to Queen Mary

1. What are the entry requirements?

The entry requirements are typically ABB at A Level (or an equivalent qualification), with an A in English Literature / English Language and Literature. Non-standard qualifications are also sometimes accepted from well-motivated candidates who demonstrate achievement in literary study. See here for more details of our entry requirements.

2. Do you give unconditional offers?

We have just launched our Outstanding Potential Award for those who show a high potential. If you meet the criteria for the award we will contact you to arrange an interview. More details about applying are available here.

3. Can you combine English or Drama with another subject?

Yes! Students are able to take joint courses, and are able to take English alongside another subject such as Drama, Linguistics, Creative Writing, Film Studies and History.

Our degrees are all about giving you social capital, through work experience, modules from other schools and extra activities, so you have the skills to succeed in life in and outside of university. The QMUL Principal, Professor Colin Bailey talks about this new approach we are taking in this article in The Guardian.

Structure

1. What modules are offered in an English and/or Drama degree?

English: In first year we had  six compulsory modules; Reading, Theory and Interpretation, Poetry, Narrative, Shakespeare, Literatures in Time and English in Practice. These modules gave us a foundation in English Literature across the spectrum which becomes more specific in second year. In second year, there are three categories, ‘Medieval and Early-Modern Studies’, ‘Eighteenth-Century, Romanticism, Nineteenth-Century Studies’ and  ‘Modern, Contemporary, And Postcolonial Studies’.

We picked one module from each category and a fourth module either from one of these categories or from a “special list”, which offers a range of options. In our third year, we are given plenty more options, not bound by any categories, allowing us to pursue any field enabling us to take whatever piques our interest.  Third year modules include Postcolonial, American and Children’s literatures to name a few.

Drama: In first year, all students take London/Culture/ Performance, and Practices, which help negotiate Drama at university level. Joint honours students take six compulsory modules consisting of four Drama modules which are a combination of seminar and practical based ones and two English. For second year we were given more options, but again had to take one compulsory Drama module and at least two English modules from two separate areas.

In total we were allowed five modules but had to have an equal balance of credits across English and Drama. For final year, the options become a lot more flexible, with the choice of taking seventy-five credits in Drama and forty-five credits in English. Examples of second and third year Drama modules include Choreographic Performance, Shakespeare after Shakespeare and Race and Racism in Performance .

A current list of modules can be seen here, at the English and Drama Module Directory: https://qmplus.qmul.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=2960. This list of modules changes every year.

2. How many contact hours do you have a week?

English: We have 8-10 contact hours per week, depending on whether we take 4 or 5 modules per semester. Each module has 2 contact hours; typically a 1 hour lecture followed by a 1 hour seminar. Some modules in second year may not have a lecture and only a 2 hour seminar. In third year, most modules have a 2 hour seminar. Though 8 may seem a little, we’re expected to prepare for each module with 4 hours of work, through reading, research and assignment preparation.

Drama: We typically have 10 hours a week. In third year there may be 14 hour weeks, depending on the modules taken, as Drama practical modules can be 7 hours per day.

3. What are class sizes like?

First year lectures have around 250 students in them, but seminars are smaller groups of 15-20. Lecture sizes get smaller in second and third year as there are more modules available for students to choose from.

Drama: Most seminars and practical workshops range between 10-20 people.

4. How many books do you have to read a week?

English: We usually have to read one novel per module per week, occasionally alongside some theoretical extracts, making it 4-5 texts a week. Some texts are studied over two weeks so students (particularly in first year) may sometimes only need to read a novel/play every other week.

Drama: Roughly around 2-3 primary books a week, excluding secondary reading, in first and second year. In third year we have 3-5 primary books a week, as well as secondary reading.

5. Do you have field trips?

English: We have occasional field trips, depending on the module. In first year we went to the V&A as a part of Literatures in Time as well as to The Globe to see a play and for a day of workshops for our Shakespeare module. During third year, we attended The Foundling Museum for the Children’s Literature module. Most trips are subsidised by the department so we are able to attend at reduced costs. We are also encouraged to attend museums and exhibitions in our own time.

Drama: Within Drama we had a few field trips in first year to theatres and museums, but second and third year trips vary depending on the module. London Performance Now is a second year module which consists of weekly theatre/museum visits.

Assessment

1. How many assignments do you have a year?

English and Drama: Each module has about 4-5 assignments spread throughout the academic year. So in total there’s approximately 20 assignments. For English, most of them are essays, however there are also a couple of assessed presentations and class contributions. For drama it’s a mix of written and practical work.

2.Do you have exams?

English: In first year there is a final exam for Shakespeare and Literatures in Time. Other modules in all three years are generally assessed by coursework.

Drama: We have no written exams, however, we have assessed performances which can be timed assessments within a controlled environment.

3. Do you have to write a dissertation?

English:  Yes, in third year, all single honours students must undertake a dissertation, which is a 10,000 word research project on anything of our choice so long as it falls under English Literature.

Drama: Instead of a dissertation there is a practical research module. Joint honours students have the option between the English dissertation and a Drama written project.

Support

1. What resources does the department have access to?

Students in the School of English and Drama we have access to a wide amount of literature and criticism through the Mile End campus library, as well as through the University of London inter-library loan system and Senate House Library. The university is also subscribed to many journals and periodicals, giving us access to a huge amount of material. The department has 5 Drama studio spaces including rehearsal rooms, which students have 24/7 access to. Other resources for Drama include a wide range of drama and theatre professionals lecturing on the course who have influential and current experience.

2. Is there any guidance or support for assignments?

English and Drama: As well as useful workshops,  advisers/seminar leaders/lecturers have weekly drop-in hours which  are immensely helpful for advice and guidance on academic work. There are also beneficial student organisations, such as PASS (Peer Assissted Study Support), where second and third year students offer help to first year students and a Buddy Mentoring Scheme. We also have professional Literary Fellows available to review essays before students submit them. For practical work in Drama,  consistent feedback is given by seminar leaders and peers as our work is shared with each other.

3. What’s a personal advisor?

English and Drama: A personal advisor is a teaching member of staff assigned to you in order to help and assist you with any queries you may have. Whether it’s something academic or  personal they are there to support and help you!

 

 

 

Listen to our Show and Tell #2 Podcast featuring Susheila Nasta (Wasafiri), Raifa Rafiq (Mostly Lit), Hetta Howes (City), Emma Shapiro (Pembroke College Library) and Edie Edmundson (Puppeteer)

Show and Tell is a series of TED-talk style events where speakers from the arts, humanities and creative industries tell their stories at Queen Mary University of London. Find out more: bit.ly/showandtell18

This episode features Wasafiri magazine editor Susheila Nasta, Medieval broadcaster Hetta Howes, podcaster Raifa Rafiq, researcher Emma Shapiro and puppeteer Edie Edmundson. Full biogs below.

The show is introduced by Beverley Stewart and hosted by Charlie Pullen from the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary.

Subscribe on Spotify

Charlie Pullen
Charlie Pullen is a PhD candidate and Teaching Associate in English at Queen Mary University of London, where he researches education in the work of various early twentieth-century novelists, including H.G. Wells, D.H. Lawrence, and Dorothy Richardson. His background is in widening participation and outreach and he writes for Times Higher Education.

Susheila Nasta
Professor Susheila Nasta, Prof of Modern and Contemporary Literature at QMUL, Emerita at Open University is a renowned critic, broadcaster and literary activist. Editor-in-chief at Wasafiri, the magazine of international contemporary writing, which she founded in 1984, she has published widely on South Asian Britain.
www.wasafiri.org

Hetta Howes
Dr Hetta Howes is a lecturer in Medieval Literature at City, University of London. Her research specialises in women’s devotion in the Middle Ages, and as a BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker she is committed to sharing that research with a wider audience.

Raifa Rafiq
Raifa Rafiq is a trainee solicitor at one of the leading international law firms in the UK. She is also creator and co-host of the Literature and popular culture podcast Mostly Lit – named by the Guardian and the BBC as one of the top podcasts of 2017.
mostly-lit.com

Emma Shapiro
After graduating with a BA in English and French from Queen Mary, Emma Shapiro was awarded a scholarship to complete an MA in London Studies, where she specialised in the Trinidadian writer Sam Selvon’s London fiction. Following her studies, Emma worked as a voluntary researcher for the Migration Museum project and as the graduate trainee at Pembroke College Library, Cambridge, where she curated an exhibition on the poet and co-founder of the Caribbean Artists Movement, Kamau Brathwaite, working in collaboration with the George Padmore Institute.

Edie Edmundson
Edie is a puppeteer and theatre maker who graduated from Drama at QM in 2015 and went on to train at the Curious School of Puppetry. Since then she has worked with Emma Rice at Shakespeare’s Globe, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Puppet Theatre Barge. She also writes and directs her own work, and is co-founder and associate director of Wondering Hands Theatre. She is currently puppeteering in ‘The Butterfly’s Spell’ at the Puppet Theatre Barge and is puppetry director for ‘The Comedy of Errors’ at the RSC.

Welcome Back Returning Students in 2018/19 – Key Information

Hello returning second and third years as well as new students coming into these years!

Here’s a few things you should know to help you start:

Timetables

Teaching starts on Monday 24 September but remember to look up your timetable here on QMPlus or in the app.

If you have any questions or need help please come and see us in ArtsOne 3rd floor reception or contact us.

 

#SEDMOVIENIGHT | Tuesday 25 September – 6-8pm | ArtsTwo Foyer and Lecture Theatre

Relax and unwind with your fellow students watching a movie voted for by you! There’s free drinks and snacks and you could win some ace prizes in our raffle.

RSVP on Facebook

 

Show and Tell | Wednesday 26 September – 6-8pm | ArtsOne Lecture Theatre and Foyer

A new and exciting series of short TED-style talks hosted by the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London.

Speakers for 26 September:

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

Book online

#SEDsummer – Win £25 Voucher for Your Summer Story

Welcome back to the School of English & Drama…

Apart from sitting on a beach or simply melting in the July heatwave here in London, how did you spend your summer? Tell us by email or Tweet / Insta with the hashtag #SEDsummer to enter to win one of two £25 Amazon vouchers.

Whether working 72 hours a week at the Edinburgh Festival, doing admin in PR, starting your own blog, work shadowing at a magazine, shelf-stacking in Sainsbury’s, teaching Theresa May to dance, tour guiding at Buckingham Palace, interning with the Civil Service… whatever you have been up to, we would love to hear from you.

Describe the achievements of your summer in 75 words or less and email it to sed-web@qmul.ac.uk or tag us on Instagram or Twitter @qmulsed and include the hashtag #SEDsummer

2 entries will win a £25 Amazon voucher. Deadline: 5pm on Friday 5 October 2018.

Welcome to New Students 2018 – Useful Links and Where to Go For Help

Where’s my class?

Campus Map

Download it and have an explore yourself to get familiar with the campus with all it’s eccentricities including cemetery and canal.

 

Eating and going out after class woes?

Secret East London Map

Get to know the local area around Queen Mary and beyond with our secret map.

 

General worries?

SED Reception

We’re based on the Third Floor of ArtsOne (#37 on campus map), the main entrance is at the back of the building though inside the campus.

Our reception is open 9am-5pm (closed between 1-2pm for lunch).

You can email and call us via the details here but please be patient as we get lots of emails.

 

When’s my next class?

Timetable

Please use the website link above and then choose the students option from the left and then enter your student number.

You can also use the app. Download here

 

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

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

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.

Accommodation

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

Contact

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.

Dates

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

SED is short for School of English and Drama.

Societies

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

People’s Palace Projects July 2018 Update: The Verbatim Formula and ‘Stage 3’ Immersive theatre

Here’s a quick update on 2 current projects from People’s Palace Projects an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation based at Queen Mary University of London.

The Verbatim Formula

In the beginning of July, 14 young people from the borough of Wandsworth worked for a full weekend at Battersea Arts Centre together with Prof. Maggie Inchley (QMSED), Sylvan Baker and Sadhvi Dar (QM Business and Management) using verbatim techniques to make a performance that shares their experience of care services. The workshops ended with a presentation open to the public, which had as audience members of the Department of Education, social workers Wandsworth Council Representatives,  artists and foster carers. Next up, the project is hosting its first University Summer Residency outside QMUL, in partnership with University of East London, engaging young people from Newham Council this beginning of July.

The Verbatim Formula is an creative action research project which is currently working with looked after children and young people, recording the words of participants and sharing them through performance. The process is being developed by Dr Sylvan Baker, Dr Maggie Inchley and Dr Sadhvi Dar at Queen Mary University of London’s Drama Department, Ms. Mita Pujara (evaluator) and produced by People’s Palace Projects, in partnership with the Greater London Authority Peer Outreach Team and funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Stage 3

People’s Palace Projects’ new student theatre company at QMUL will be performing Stage 3, an immersive theatre experience that will involve the young people* in the Tafahum project in Tower Hamlets as participants. The production looks at the bureaucracy and power of the naturalisation system. The performance will be presented as a space for dialogue between the performers and the participating young people and decision makers. The aim is to engage the participating audiences in a mock process of citizenship in order to generate conversations about the subject of migration, discrimination and belonging, which resonates with many of the issues raised by the young people at the Tafahum project.  Some of the young people have experienced, or are experiencing, the complex immigration process. This production will address the process of being categorized based on race, age and socio-economic background (class), placing participants in positions that question their perceptions of power and powerlessness. This production is strongly linked to young people’s sense of belonging and citizenship rights.

*Tower Hamlets A Team Arts participants, Youth Parliament, and youth in Tower Hamlets.

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Results Day, Confirmation and Clearing 2018 FAQ – School of English and Drama

Congratulations if you’ve already got your offer and are coming to study with us. Good luck with your results – you should hear from us on 16 August!

If not, don’t worry we’re here to help you with early clearing from 5 July, on A-Level results day on 16 August and throughout the summer with our dedicated Clearing and ConfirmatPreview Changes (opens in a new window)ion hotline.

School of English and Drama is now closed for clearing.

If you have a question about your application please contact us.


What does Clearing mean for you?

For some of you it’ll be when you first discover Queen Mary

or it might offer you a chance to change your mind about what you want to do

or present an opportunity to talk to us about your interest in our programmes.

 

When is the Clearing period?

Early clearing starts on Thursday 5 July 2018. The main clearing period starts on A Level results day, Thursday 16 August 2018 and ends on the first day of term (Monday 17 September 2018).

However, you can always get in touch with us before clearing starts (or anytime afterwards) to register an interest in one of our degrees.

 

Which courses have availability within the School of English and Drama?

We are likely to have a limited number of places available on the following programmes:

Please call us as soon as you have your results to ensure the maximum chance of getting a place.

          

 

How do I apply through Clearing?

Please call the main Queen Mary Clearing hotline on to discuss your options with us: +44 (0)20 7882 5511.

 

Where will I live?

Before making enquiries into accommodation while you study with us it’s best to make sure you have an offer and accept it. This will allow us to access the resources available within our accommodation team more easily. We can then help you either find accommodation on campus or private accommodation nearby.

Queen Mary Student Accommodation

There are limited number of rooms available on site, which are allocated to Clearing applicants via a ballot.

Private Rented Accommodation

There are a large number of privately rented rooms and shared accommodation options available in the surrounding area.

Find out more about accommodation

 

Can I come and visit you?

There are campus tours available to book here.

 

How do I apply for student finance?

Please see our handy student finance guide here for more information about student finance.

 

How do I get more advice?

See the full Queen Mary University of London Clearing Guide here

Independent advice is available from Which! University Guide or contact us and we’ll be more than happy to advise.