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Welcome in white text overlaid over a picture of all our our staff.
A warm welcome to all students studying with the School of English & Drama (SED) in 2022-23.
We look forward to meeting you all during your induction sessions during Welcome Week!  

Your SED Welcome Week inductions sessions are an integral part of your QMUL learning experience. We're really excited about what's on offer. 
Sessions will run in person on our Mile End campus. In addition, new Year 1 Undergraduates will also attend two online sessions.  Attendance at all sessions is compulsory to ensure you're prepared and confident to study with us. Sessions will introduce you to our staff  and to what and how we study and learn within the School of English & Drama and QMUL. You will also have opportunities to meet fellow students on your course.

Please click through the sections below to view the 'Getting Started' information (there are tasks you need to do before Welcome Week begins) and to view your specific timetable of induction sessions. In short:

  • SED Year 1  Undergraduate students have compulsory activities running Tuesday 20 - Thursday 22 September - session times vary depending on which subject you are studying so please ensure you check carefully below for further details.
  • SED Postgraduate Masters students have a specific afternoon event on Thursday 22 September.

      • GETTING STARTED - Things you must do before Welcome Week begins

        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 only (ending, you must 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 sessions begin, please ensure you have logged into your QMUL email account because 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  ("") to your username e.g.

        To check your QM email , go to: Alternatively you can log into Microsoft services at 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: 

        Log into QMUL email

        Log into QMUL Microsoft Office 365


        2. MS Teams

        You will use the Microsoft (MS) Teams application whilst studying at QM. 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 enables us to have virtual meetings, live chats and share files together. MS Teams is part of Microsoft Office 365 which is available for QMUL students to download for free. Please install Microsoft Office 365 on your device using your QM credentials as soon as possible. For an instruction video on how to download and install Microsoft Office 365 for free as a QM student watch this video:

        Once you download Microsoft 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. 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. QMplus 

        QMplus is QMUL's virtual learning environment (VLE). It provides key information for the modules you will study, allows you to make assignment submissions and enables access to lecture recordings where appropriate. New students will attend an e-Learning training session and a QMplus Q&A as part of their induction. In advance, please watch the 'Brief introduction to QMplus' video.

        'Brief introduction to using QMplus' - 

        4. Enrolment/ Student ID Card Collection

        Enrolment is an online process for 2022-23 so you won't have to attend campus in order to become fully enrolled. However, you must complete the Pre-enrolment task in MySIS as soon as it is available to you in order to confirm your status as a student at QMUL and maintain access to learning resources and other facilities.

        Enrolment is centrally managed at QMUL (and is not managed by the School of English and Drama). You can find further information about the online enrolment process here:

        Student ID Card Collection:

        Undergraduate students may have originally been invited to an ID Card collection slot on 19 September however as this will now be a Bank Holiday, your collection slot will be moved to Monday 26 September (look for an invite email in your account). If you are unable to to attend your allocated time slot on Monday 26 September or you did not receive an invite,  you can attend a Drop-in Card Collection session on 27 - 28 Sept 10.00-16.00 , Octagon -  Queens building.

        Postgraduate students have been invited to collect their Student ID card on Thursday 22 September 11.30am, Octagon -  Queens building.

        From 29 September, ID cards can be collected from the Student Enquiry Centre. Please note that for security reasons QMUL do not post ID cards. 

        For Continuing students wishing to re-enrol please see the information here

        • NEW UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS - Welcome Week Timetable, Tuesday 20 - Thursday 22 September 2022

        • POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS - Welcome Event - Thursday 22 September 2022