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 "@qmul.ac.uk"), 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 ("@qmul.ac.uk") to your username e.g. email@example.com.
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://qmul.bomgarcloud.com/
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. firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!
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' - https://media.qmplus.qmul.ac.uk/media/Brief+introduction+to+QMplus/1_x541fm4j
4. Enrolment/ Student ID Card Collection
Enrolment is an online process for 2023-24 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: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/newstudents/enrolment/
Student ID Card Collection:
Undergraduate students will have been invited to an ID Card collection slot on Tuesday 19 September from 10 - 10.30am Octagon - Queens building (look for an invite email in your @qmul.ac.uk account). If you are unable to to attend your allocated time slot on Tuesday 19 September or you did not receive an invite, you can attend a Drop-in Card Collection session on 21 - 22 Sept 10am - 5pm , Octagon - Queens building.
Postgraduate students have been invited to collect their Student ID card on Tuesday 19 September 10 - 10.30am, Octagon - Queens building.
From 22 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, Monday 18 September - Thursday 21 September 2023A BIG Hello to all new Undergraduate students studying a degree within the School of English & Drama!
Your SED Welcome Week introductory sessions have been designed to give you the best possible start to your degree programme. It's important you attend and engage fully in all sessions to ensure a smooth transition to your teaching and learning experience at QMUL. Please be on time as your sessions will begin promptly - we wouldn't want you to miss anything important.
The majority of your sessions will run on the Mile End campus so do allow yourself enough time to travel to and navigate around campus. There will be one online session where you will join virtually via MS Teams (so please ensure you download Office 365 as explained in the 'Getting Started' section above). The MS Teams link to join the online QMplus Intro session with the SED e-Strategy Team session will appear in the timetable below on the day of the event, just before the session is due to begin. You can join a session simply by clicking the appropriate link.
Please ensure you sign up to your preferred e-Learning training slot to be held on Wednesday using the hyperlinks in the timetable below. If you are a joint-honours student you can also find the joint-honours FAQs here.
Date Start End Session Location Monday 18 September 2023 13.00 14.00 Welcome and Orientation to the School for all new Year 1 Undergraduates Skeel Lecture Theatre, People's Palace (Second Floor) 14.00 15.00 Transitioning to University Study (Michael's session) Skeel Lecture Theatre, People's Palace (Second Floor) 15.30 16.45 SED Village Fete Social Queen's Lawn Tent Date Start End Session Location Tuesday 19 September 2023 10.00 10.30 English & Drama UG ID collection slot for students with appointments Queen's Building, Octagon (Ground Floor) 12.00 13.00 All students on a degree with 'Drama' (inc QW34 English & Drama JH students) - Drama Degree Programme Talk plus Question & Answer Session Pinter Studio - Foyer, ArtsOne Building (Ground Floor) 13.00 13.45 All students on a degree with 'Drama' (inc QW34 English & Drama JH students) - Introduction to your Level 4 Modules Pinter Studio - Foyer, ArtsOne Building (Ground Floor) 14.00 15.00 Students on a degree with 'English' (inc QW34 English & Drama JH students) - Degree Programme Talk, Introduction to your Level 4 Modules, and Question & Answer Session Skeel Lecture Theatre, People's Palace (Second Floor) 15.00 16.00 All students on a degree with 'Creative Writing' - Introduction to your Level 4 Modules Bancroft 3.26, Bancroft Building (Third Floor) 12.00 16.00 Wellbeing Fair with stalls and activities with a focus on wellbeing for students Geography/Graduate Square Date Start End Session Location Wednesday 20 September 2023 10.00 10.50 e-Learning training (Click here to sign up) Bancroft 1.15a, Bancroft Building (First Floor) 10.00 10.50 e-Learning training (Click here to sign up) Bancroft 1.23, Bancroft Building (First Floor) 10.00 10.45 Students on BA English & History and BA Drama & History - Degree Programme Talk and Q & A session ArtsTwo 3.16, ArtsTwo Building (Third Floor) 11.00 11.45 All students on a 'With A Year Abroad' degree - 'Year Abroad' Degree Talk plus Question & Answer Session PP1, People's Palace (Ground Floor) 12.00 12.50 e-Learning training (Click here to sign up) Bancroft 1.23, Bancroft Building (First Floor) Self guided activity Complete your self guided QMplus Virtual Learning Training Task by 12 noon today Wednesday 20 September for a chance to win a pair of Beats Solo3 headphone!
Prize winner will be announced in the QMplus session at 15.00!
Click here to access the QMplus Virtual Learning Training 15.00 15.45 QMplus Intro session with the SED e-Strategy Team
winner of Beats Headphones announced (ensure you complete the self guided QMplus Virtual Learning Training task to enter the draw for a chance to win!)
MS TEAMs session - ensure you have downloaded MS TEAMs application
Click here to join the MS Teams session at 3pm
Date Start End Session Location Thursday 21 September 2023 9.30 12.00 Drama Student Workshop - Session 1 Pinter Studio - Foyer, ArtsOne Building (Ground Floor) 10.00 11.00 Student's Union Introduction Session Blomeley Rooms, Students' Union Hub (Ground Floor) 11.00 12.00 Student's Union Introduction Session Blomeley Rooms, Students' Union Hub (Ground Floor) 12.00 13.00 Associate Welcome Talk Skeel Lecture Theatre, People's Palace (Second Floor) 12.00 13.00 Student's Union Introduction Session Blomeley Rooms, Students' Union Hub (Ground Floor) Self guided activity Complete your self guided compulsory 'Consent Matters' course - learn how to recognise and ask for sexual consent, look out for others and find support if you need it. Use this link to begin your 'Consent Matters' course 15.00 15.45 Meet the SED Student Support Team and understand how to feel supported on your degree programme Drapers Lecture Theatre, Geography Building (Basement) 16.00 18.00 HSS Joint Honours and Interdisciplinary Students Social Queen's Lawn Tent Date Start End Session Location Friday 22 September 2023 10.00 15.00 Drama Student Workshop - Session 2 Pinter Studio - Foyer, ArtsOne Building (Ground Floor)
Welcome to our Postgraduate students!
SED Postgraduate students Welcome and induction sessions will take place in person on our Mile End campus on the afternoon of Thursday 21 September 2023. There is a dedicated ID card collection slot for SED Postgraduate students on Tuesday 19 September, but you could also pick up your ID card during a Drop-in Card Collection session on 21 - 22 Sept 10am - 5pm , Octagon - Queens building.
Professor Jen Harvie is the Director of Graduate Taught Programmes for students studying on MA Theatre and Performance.
Professor Matthew Rubery is the Director of Graduate Taught Programmes for students studying on MA English Literature programmes.
Professor Brian Dillon is Director of MA Creative Writing.
Jen, Matt, and Brian look forward to meeting their respective cohorts. Your timetabled sessions are listed below. Your sessions will begin promptly at the stated time so please allow enough time to navigate the campus.
Date Start End Session Location Tuesday 19 September 10.00 10.30 English & Drama Postgraduate Students ID collection slot for students with appointments (centrally managed process) Octagon, Queens Building (First Floor) Date Start End Session Location Thursday 21 September 12.00 13.00 Student's Union Introduction Session Blomeley Rooms, Students' Union Hub (Ground Floor) Self guided activity Complete your self guided QMplus Virtual Learning Training Task Click here to start your self-guided training 14.00 14.45 MA Theatre and Performance students Welcome, Programme Information & Module introduction Pinter Studio - Foyer, ArtsOne Building (Ground Floor) 14.00 14.15 MA English Literature and MA Creative Writing students Welcome Laws 2.10, Laws Building (Second Floor) 14.15 14.45 MA Creative Writing - Programme Talk & Module introduction Laws 2.07, Laws Building (Second Floor) 14.15 14.45 MA English Literature - Programme Talk & module introduction Laws 2.10, Laws Building (Second Floor) 15.00 16.00 All English & Drama Postgraduate students e-Learning training (Click here to sign up) Bancroft 1.23, Bancroft Building (First Floor) 16.00 17.00 SED Postgraduate Social - All English & Drama Postgraduates Taught Students and MSc CAMH Students Pinter Studio - Foyer, ArtsOne Building (Ground Floor)
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Welcome back! We hope you've managed some down time and you're ready to go for the new academic year in 2023-24.Finalists taking ESH6000 English Research Dissertation should attend an introductory session on from 11am-12pm on Friday 22 September in the Drapers Lecture Theatre. Year 2 students and other Finalists can then join them for a Careers Session from 12-1pm.
Date Start End Session Location Friday 22 September 2023 11.00 12.00 SED Finalists on programmes with English, taking module ESH6000 English Research Dissertation Drapers Lecture Theatre, Geography Building (Basement) 12.00 13.00 SED Year F and Year 2 Students - Careers Session Drapers Lecture Theatre, Geography Building (Basement)