Topic outline

      • Announcement Forum
    • Getting started - 5 Things you must do before Welcome Week activities begin

      1 . Your QM email account

      All official QMUL communications including messages from the School of English and Drama are sent to your QMUL email account (ending @qmul.ac.uk), so it is important you check it daily.

      Hopefully you've already received your QMUL email address and ITS credentials (check your personal email & junk folder carefully if you haven't received this information). Before your welcome activities begin, please ensure you have logged into your QMUL email account as important messages have already been sent to you. 

      QMUL email (along with many other core computing resources) is provided as a Microsoft Office 365 service. To sign in to your university email address you will need your Queen Mary username (e.g. le20123) and password. When you login to email (and other QMUL Microsoft Office 365 services) you must always append the QMUL domain  ("@qmul.ac.uk") to your username e.g. le20123@qmul.ac.uk.

      To check your QM email , go to: https://mail.qmul.ac.uk. Alternatively you can log into Microsoft services at https://office.com and click "Outlook".

      The QMUL IT Service Desk is your first point of contact for all things IT related. If you have not received your QM email address and IT credentials please do contact them (we recommend using the IT live Chat function). You can find it here: https://www.its.qmul.ac.uk 

      Log into QMUL email

      Log into QMUL Microsoft Office 365

       

      2. MS Teams

      We will be using the Microsoft (MS) Teams application to deliver most of your welcome activity sessions. You can open MS Teams in a web-based version via Office 365 or download the full app to your computer or mobile device.  

      MS Teams allows us to have virtual meetings, live chats and share files together. MS Teams is part of Office 365 which is available for QMUL students to download for free. Please install Office 365 on your device using your QM credentials as soon as possible. For an instruction video on how download and install Microsoft 365 for free as a QM student watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58FIAelSoO4

      Once you download Office 365 you will be able to launch MS Teams on your own device. 

      Launching and Logging into MS Teams:


      Sign In & Password:

      Sign in to MS Teams with your usual QMUL credentials for Office 365 (e.g. le20123@qmul.ac.uk) and your usual password. Once you have launched MS Teams, you can join sessions / meetings using specially created meeting links and/ or calendar invites. Please join events promptly at the start time  -  you will miss out if you're late!

      For more help see the IT Services Help Pages.

       

      3. Learning Online (QMplus especially)

      Much of your study this semester will be conducted online using QMPlus and other interactive virtual platforms.

      QMPlus is QMUL's virtual learning environment. It provides key module information, learning activities and access to both recorded lectures and live teaching sessions. You will attend an e-Learning training session and a QMplus Q&A as part of your welcome activities. In advance, please watch the 'Introduction to using QMplus' video as well as taking the short course 'Learning Online' for pointers on how to learn online and study effectively wherever you are.

       'Introduction to using QMplus' -


      'Learning Online course' - https://rise.articulate.com/share/fjMpLdSY-TyBwFXz3NAQr4tpDsLM6ZjQ#/ 

      Further general help and guidance is available via the QMplus for Students mini-site.

       

      4. Enrolment

      Enrolment is an online process for 2020/21 so you won't have to attend campus in order to become fully enrolled. However, you must complete enrolment as soon as possible in order to confirm your status as a student at QMUL and maintain access to learning resources and other facilities.

      Enrolment is centrally managed by Queen Mary as a whole (and is not managed by the School of English and Drama). You can find further information about online enrolment here: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/newstudents/enrolment/online-enrolment/

      As the information explains, you will have been invited to a specific ID Card collection slot during Welcome Week. It is optional and completely dependent upon your circumstances as to whether you wish to attend campus to pick up your ID card. Use the link above for further details or look for the email in your @qmul.ac.uk account. 

       

      5. Read this: 'Important Student Information for 2020 -  Key principles in the School of English & Drama'

      It's very informative and also has an extensive FAQ (frequently asked questions) section.

      Read the Key Principles in SED guidance and FAQs

      • Watch Your Welcome Videos

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      • Undergraduate Welcome Week Timetable - Monday 14 - Thursday 17 September

        A BIG Hello to all students studying an Undergraduate degree within the School of English & Drama!

        Your SED Welcome week events and activities have been designed to give you the best possible start to your degree programme. It's important you attend and engage fully in all the sessions to ensure a smooth transition to your teaching and learning at QMUL. 
        Links to your activity sessions will appear in the timetable below on the day of the event, before the session is due to begin. You can join a session simply by clicking the appropriate link. Joining instructions/ session link to your 'Phakarma workshop' (to be held either on Tues OR Wed OR Thus) & 'Meet your Advsior' session (to be held on Weds) will be sent via email.
        Please:
        • familiarise yourself with the Welcome Week timetable below so you know when to attend 
        • watch any video/s in advance as appropriate so you are prepared for the coming session
        • join your session promptly at the start time

        Links will be posted here on the day

        Date Start Time End Time Event Join the Session link
        Monday 14 September 2020 11:0011:30Meet the SED Admin Team & test your MS Teams plus Q & A session
        12:00 13:00 Trouble shooting Drop In session - optional - drop in if you're stuck or have a problem 
        This session has ended 
        14:00 15:00 Trouble shooting Drop In session - optional - drop in if you're stuck or have a problem 
        This session has ended 
        16:30 17:00 English & Drama UG Students ID collection slot -  optional  In person on QMUL Mile End campus - the Octogon in Queens Building  

        Tuesday 15 September 2020 10:00 10:15 All students on a degree with 'Drama - 'WATCH Drama Degree Programme Talk VIDEO See 'Watch Your Welcome Videos' section above.
        10:15 11:00 All students on a degree with 'Drama' (inc. QW34 JH English & Drama) - Drama Degree Programme Talk plus Question & Answer Session  This session has ended 
        10:00 10:15 All students on a degree with 'English' WATCH English Degree Programme Talk VIDEO See 'Watch Your Welcome Videos' section above.
        10:15 11:00 All students on a degree with 'English'
        English Degree Programme Talk plus Question & Answer Session 
        This session has ended 
        11:15 12:00 All students on a degree with 'English' - How to access Module content and online teaching activities -
        12:15 13:00 All students on a degree with 'Drama' - How to access your module content and online teaching activities This session has ended 
        12:15 12:30 Students on the 'English with Creative Writing' degree - WATCH Creative Writing Programme Talk VIDEO See 'Watch Your Welcome Videos' section above.
        12:30 13:15 English with Creative Writing Students - Degree Programme Talk, How to access ESH4100 online teaching activities plus Question & Answer Session This session has ended 
        14:30 15:30 Workshop with Phakama - groups 1 / 2 / 3  Zoom session link sent to your QM email 
        15:45 16:00 All students on a 'With A Year Abroad' degree - WATCH  'Year Abroad' Degree Talk VIDEO See 'Watch Your Welcome Videos' section above.
        16:00 16:30 All students on a 'With A Year Abroad' degree - 'Year Abroad' Degree Talk plus Question & Answer Session
        This session has ended
        Wednesday 16 September 2020
        Go to the Online Training Now! 
        10:00 11:00 Workshop with Phakama - groups 4 / 5 / 6 Zoom session link sent to your QM email  or click here
        11:15 12:15 Workshop with Phakama - groups 7 / 8 / 9 Zoom session link sent to your QM email or click here
        12:30 13:30 Workshop with Phakama - groups 10 / 11 / 12 Zoom session link sent to your QM email or click here
        14:00 15:00 Meet your SED Advisor & Advisee group Session link sent to your QM email or click here
        15:00 15:45 e-Learning training with the QMUL e-learning unit  Join session here (please use Chrome, Firefox or Safari)
        16:00 16:45 Joint Honours English and History Students - Degree Programme Talk plus Q & A session - this session has ended.

        Thursday 17 September 2020 10:00 11:00 Workshop with Phakama - groups 13 / 14 /15 Zoom session link sent to your QM email or click here
        11:15 12:15 Workshop with Phakama - groups 16 / 17 / 18 Zoom session link sent to your QM email or click here
        12:30 13:30 Workshop with Phakama - groups 19 / 20 / 21 Zoom session link sent to your QM email or click here
        14:00 14:45 QMplus session with the SED e-Strategy Team, including announcement of QMplus Training Course Winner!
        This session has ended
        15:00 15:45 Meet SED Student Support Team, plus Live Q & A - 
        This session has ended

        Friday 18 September15:0016:00Queen Mary Theatre Company (QMTC) Welcome Event for First Year Drama studentsClick this Link to join the session

        • Postgraduate Welcome Event Timetable - Wednesday 16 September

          Welcome to our MA English Literature Postgraduate students!

          Dr Tamara Atkin - Director of Graduate Taught Programmes, Dr Rachael Gilmour - Head of English and Dr Charlotta Salmi look forward to meeting you on the afternoon of Wednesday 16 September for your School specific Welcome activity sessions. In advance, please attend your introductory e-Learning training session offered by the QMUL e-learning unit.
          Your timetabled welcome events are listed below. Links to your activity sessions will appear in the timetable below on the day of the event, before the session is due to begin. You can join your session simply by clicking the appropriate link. 
          Please:
          • familiarise yourself with the Welcome event timetable below so you know when to attend 
          • watch any video/s in advance as appropriate so you are prepared for the coming session
          • join your session promptly at the start time

          Date Start Time End Time Event Join the Session link
          Tuesday 15 September 2020


          14:45 15:15 SED Postgraduate Students ID collection slot - optional QMUL Mile End campus - the Octogon in Queens Building  
          Wednesday
          16 September 2020
          Self guided activity - Please complete your QMplus Virtual Learning Task. Get your 'Certificate of QMplus Excellence' by 1.30pm tomorrow, and you'll be entered into a prize draw for a fabulous set of Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones! We'll be drawing the winner at 2pm, and will let you know if it's you...
          Please follow this link to complete the online QMplus training course!
          12:00 12:45 e-Learning training with QMUL e-Learning unit Click here to join this session
          15:00 15:30 Welcome Meeting for Masters English Students
          This session has ended
          15:30 16:00  'Ask me anything' Q & A session  Session link as 'Welcome Meeting' above
          16:15 16:45 Teaching navigation & virtual class room taster for ESH7000 'Dissertation'
          Session link as 'Welcome Meeting' above
          17:00 18:00 Social Quiz Session link as 'Welcome Meeting' above

          In addition you will also be granted access to a self guided QMplus learning task to complete.

          • Continuing UG STUDENTS - Welcome Back events - Friday 18 September

            Welcome back! It's been quite an extraordinary year - we hope you've managed some down time and you're ready to go for the new academic year in 2020-21.

            Your Welcome Back event is listed below. Links to your specific activity session will appear below on the day of the event, before the session is due to begin. You can join your session simply by clicking the appropriate link. 
            Please:
            • familiarise yourself with the 'Important Student Information for 2020 -  key principles in the School of English & Drama' blog here: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/sed/students/faq/faq before joining your 'Welcome Back' session. 
            • join your session/s promptly at the start time


            Date Start Time End Time Event Join the Session link
            Friday 18 September 2020 10:00 10:15 WATCH 'SED Student Support Team' VIDEO See 'Watch Your Welcome Videos' section above
            10:15 11:00 Meet the SED Student Support Team, plus Live Q & A session
            11:00 11:30 Year 3 students - 'Welcome Back' information plus Q & A session
            11:30 12:00 Year 2 students - 'Welcome Back' information plus Q & A session
            12:00 13:00 Year 3 students on English programmes, taking module ESH6000 English Research DissertationClick this Link to join your session
            13:00 14:00 Trouble shooting Drop In session - optional - drop in if you're stuck or have a problem