The university has put in place numerous measures to safeguard the health and well-being of all staff and students. Queen Mary has plans to welcome students in September 2020, however, in the event that some students are unable to travel the university will facilitate educational access online, using a blended learning methodology.
All government guidance and protocols are adhered to with a view to ensuring the campus is Covid-19 secure. This includes the reconfiguration of facilities such as lecture theatres, libraries, learning spaces and social spaces.
The university has not made changes to the entry criteria and scholarships are still available for eligible students. Pre-sessional English courses remain available, with some being offered online. Queen Mary also have a comprehensive set of resources to assist students, which includes regular updates on the situation. Students can consult the university website for more.
Queen Mary University of London has opened an International Centre for Teaching and Learning (ICTL) with one of China's top universities, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU).
The centre, which launched on 25 June 2018, forms part of the Queen Mary University of London Engineering School of NPU (QMES), a Sino-foreign Joint Educational Institute. Its aim is to establish the best teaching and learning practice across STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
Queen Mary University of London launches new apprenticeship
The university recently launched a Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship, specifically designed for the social sector. This undergraduate programme is the first of its kind in the UK.
New partnership between India and UK
The university recently launched a Resilient Futures India Initiative. Based in New Delhi, this project invites experts from both India and UK to discuss complex global challenges including equality, health and environmental sustainability.