Student Support Officer Office Hours
My Office is located in the School of Mathematical Sciences (Queen's Building, 3rd Floor) in room CB307A, which is right next to the Maths School Office.
My working hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. I have a open door policy so if you are having any problems just knock on my door.
If you are unable to make these office hours then please email me at email@example.com and we can arrange an alternative time to meet.
How To Survive Student Life
DO YOU HAVE EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES AFFECTING YOUR STUDIES? ARE YOU FIT TO SIT EXAMS?
Extenuating circumstances are what cause you to miss lectures/tutorials, examinations or other elements of assessment for good reasons.
To claim extenuating circumstances you need to complete a copy of the form available below and return it to our Student Support Officer, William Ng in Queens CB307 or drop it into the EC Submission Box outside the Maths Office, room 101 in the QUeens' Building
EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES DOCUMENTATION
Please note that the Advice and Counselling Service cannot provide documentation to support extenuating circumstances claims. Documentation for mental health and well-being difficulties should be obtained from a GP in the same way as for physical health issues.
Formal documentation must be provided to support any extenuating circumstances claim as evidence to confirm the claim is true.
ANXIETY BEFORE COURSEWORK DEADLINES AND EXAMS
There is a new section on page 6 of the Queen Mary Advice and Counselling Service extenuating circumstances guide (see below) to help you understand that some degree of anxiety and stress is normal, and that building emotional resilience to manage ordinary levels of stress and anxiety can be helpful.
YOU MUST SUBMIT CLAIMS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, AND AT THE LATEST BY:
• by 5pm on Thursday 4th January 2018 for matters relating to Semester A;
• by 5pm on Tuesday 3rd April 2018 for matters relating to Semester B;
• by 5pm on Wednesday 13th June 2018 for Summer exam matters;
• By 5pm on Tuesday 21st August 2018 for Late Summer exam matters
Claims submitted after the relevant deadline will not be considered.
Please note that there have been some changes to the extenuating circumstances process. Make sure that you read the Queen Mary Advice and Counselling Service extenuating circumstances guide (see below), even if you have previously filled in an extenuating circumstances form.
If you wish, you can discuss your circumstances with our Student Support Officer before completing the form.
Exam Timetables and Week 7 Information
This section will show all Week 7 Mid-term Test Timetables and provide general resources regarding examinations at QMUL.
Week 7 is consolidation and test week for Mathematical Sciences modules below level 7 and the normal teaching timetable is suspended. Modules at level 4 and 5 will have a test, normally on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, usually preceded by a revision lecture on Monday or Tuesday. But note that level-7 modules may have regular lectures and modules taught by other Schools may have different arrangements. If you are in any doubt then please check with the module organiser.
Students who have authorised special examination arrangements will receive an email from the Student Support Officer with their individual test timetables. Please note that the time of each special arrangement test will be the same as the normal test and only the location will be different.
Be Kind to Your Mind
Hello from your Students’ Union !!!!!
Hey, I’m Ahmed, your Vice President Welfare, I’ve created this guide, so you know it is going to be awesome.
Our Be Kind to Your Mind campaign works to remind you that your mind is your most important resource and that you can’t Study Well *cough* if your mind isn’t in a good place.
By putting aside some time for TLC (tender loving care), you can avoid burning out and find it easier to manage the normal stresses of being a student. In this guide, we’ve put together lots of tips and tools to help keep your mind healthy alongside busy lifestyles.
We know that sometimes mental health isn’t just about self-care, and if you feel like you are struggling, whether it is with your work or with other aspects of your life, never be afraid to reach out. At the end of this guide, you can find a selection of the support available for you across the community and Queen Mary.
If you ever want to contact me, you can do that here: firstname.lastname@example.org @WelfareQMSU
@Ahmed Mahbub QMSU
WHAT IS THE MATHEMATICS SOCIETY
We are an Academic Society working closely with the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London and with QM Careers Group. We are a group of students who are enthusiastic about mathematics and we want to share our passion with the rest of Queen Mary. We have a community that creates valuable memories for all our members.
WHAT DO WE OFFER
We offer three kinds of events:
- ACADEMIC: Aimed at expanding your knowledge about Mathematics. You will learn something that you won't come across in lectures.
- CAREER: Aimed at helping our members see all the opportunities available with a Mathematics degree and helping them become more employable.
- SOCIAL: Aimed at enlarging our community by enjoying fun events.
GET IN TOUCH!
If you have any questions, comments or concern, please don’t hesitate to contact us. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/qm.maths.society/) for regular updates on our events!
President: Gabriella Kwolek
Vice-president: Priya Patel
Treasurer: Anza Khan
Social Secretary: Vicky Bozko
Marketing and Advertisement: Arafat Rahman
WHAT IS HAPPENING
Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) and Feedback (NSS and Student Open Feedback Forums)
The purpose of student-staff liaison committees is to ensure that there is an effective channel for formal communication between students and staff in each school or institute, through which students can reflect and give feedback on their programme of study as an integral part of QMUL's systems and procedures for assuring academic standards and enhancing the student learning experience. The minutes of individual school and institute meetings are uploaded to the ARCS website here http://www.arcs.qmul.ac.uk/quality/student-feedback/index.html#Student-StaffLiaisonCommitteesSSLCs201213.
PASS (Peer Assisted Study Support)
Once you arrive at university you still need support. Who better to guide you than your fellow students.
PASS (Peer Assisted Study Support) is a mentoring group run by older students to help make uni life that little bit easier. All the mentors are second and third year maths students who know what you're going through and can pass down their wisdom. Whether you require some extra help with maths homework or exams, or want advice about uni life and what's in store for you, our mentoring team are more than willing to help. Please click here for additional information and newsletters.
PASS is a course-based mentoring scheme where first-years are given the opportunity to explore their problems with higher-year students (mentors) in a friendly, informal environment, to help them settle in to university life, the department and their studies. Any first-year student is welcome at PASS. No one will think you are struggling, just because you come along – you may want to get ahead for the following year or just enjoy talking to other students in your subject.
The School of Mathematical Sciences PASS session takes place:
Every Wednesday at 1:00pm to 3:00pm in Bancroft Road 3.01
If you require further information please contact the following organisers:
- Zafirah Malik: email@example.com
- William Ng: firstname.lastname@example.org
Key Members of Staff
Read our new format newsletter - produced to a higher standard and even more information to help you with your career. In this issue news of new Career Club presentations on Choosing Postgraduate course, A recruiter's perspective on applications from mathematics students and a session on summer internships with Catlin's student ambassador. Also some key events before Christmas and updates on some graduate programmes in the finance and actuarial sectors. Open the pdf now.
The QMSU Volunteering team will be out across campus for the rest of term doing drop-in sessions. Come along to get any assistance or advice with finding or applying for volunteer roles, or get the answers to any other volunteering-related questions you might have! The drop-in timetable can be found here: http://www.qmsu.org/volunteering/drop-in/
If you can’t make any of the sessions but would still like to chat to someone from the volunteering service email Emma on email@example.com to arrange an alternative meeting.
Missed the Term 1 Volunteer Fair?
For a full list of charities who attended and the opportunities they have on offer have a look here: http://www.qmsu.org/volunteering/featured/
You can sign up for volunteer roles directly through the website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The next Volunteer Fair will in January 2016 on the Whitechapel campus, and will focus on health and wellbeing related opportunities.
Health Volunteer Fair – Wednesday, 13 January- 1-3pm
A wide range of health and wellbeing charities will be offering a variety of volunteering roles including research, patience support, befriending, administration and office work, project work with young people, old people, and those with disabilities. There will also be a generic volunteering stall, offering all sorts of other non-health volunteering opportunities, too.
All roles are suitable for a busy student timetable, will enable you to make a difference in the community, and will look great on your CV!
The Fair will take place in the Old Library, Garrod Building, Whitechapel campus (which is only a short walk from Mile End).
Join the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/940431596045234/
Alternatively, visit www.qmsu.org/volunteering/ for more info...or simply pop in!
For any questions about volunteering email Bronwen/Emma on email@example.com
Frequently asked questions
Q. How do I change a module?
A. If you wish to change a module, then download the form on MySIS and discuss it with your Academic Advisor. If your change is approved you can then hand the form into the Maths Office (101). Deadline is 9th October 2015!
Q. Who can I speak to about my timetable?
A. If you have problems with your timetable, please contact William Ng, Student Support Officer.
Q. How can I change my modules/programme?
A. You should discuss module changes and change of programme with your Academic Advisor
Q. Who is my Academic Advisor?
A. You can find out who your Academic Advisor is on your MySIS. First years- your Academic Advisor will normally run your Tutorial session for MTH4110 Mathematical Structures
Q. Where can I find more information about my programme?
A. The School of Mathematical Sciences Student Handbooks (which are available on QMplus and the School Website) contains all the information you should require. New Students should have received a USB stick containing their relevant handbook
Q. Do I need to apply for Extenuating Circumstances?
A. If you have any issues which you believe are affecting your studies, it is advisable to discuss them with the Student Support Officer who, if appropriate, can help you submit an EC form and access further support.
Q. How do apply for Extenuating Circumstances?
A. To claim for Extenuating Circumstances you will need to complete an EC form and return it to the Maths Office (Room 101) You must also submit evidence of your claim. Further information can be found under the Extenuating Circumstances tab on this page. You can also contact the Student Support Officer to discuss EC's.