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Noticeboard – week beginning 16 November

Don’t miss this week’s notices: IHS refunds, free mindful meditation course, 'International Finals Revision Day' for final-year medical students, Mile End Institute (MEI) Global Security and Pandemics Series and new MEI podcast.

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Are you eligible for an IHS refund?

Anyone holding a relevant visa, including a Tier 4 visa, who has worked in health and social care continuously for at least six months commencing on or after 31 March 2020 and has paid the IHS (immigration health surcharge) may be eligible for a reimbursement. Eligible hours must total at least an average of 16 hours per week calculated over a six-month period that began on or after 31 March 2020. Find out more on the Queen Mary International Advice blog

Free mindful meditation course

Our Chaplaincy is offering six free places for Queen Mary students and staff on a four-week public mindful meditation course run by Mindful in the City. Starting this Sunday, 22 November, this beginners course gives a firm introduction to mindfulness and core mindfulness skills. Each session lasts 1 hr 15 min and is accompanied by web-based information on each session. Find our more.   

Final-year Medical students: don't miss the 6th International Finals Revision Day 2020

An interactive revision day for final-year medical students preparing for 'Finals'. Talks given by successful and highly motivated junior doctors who all recently passed finals themselves. All the major topics coming up in finals are covered including: Cardiology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Endocrinology, Renal, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Urology, Emergencies. Book your place soon to avoid disappointment as all previous events have sold out.

New episodes! Mile End Institute (MEI) Global Security and Pandemics Series

In these two short videos, Professor Sophie Harman from the School of Politics and International Relations discusses Joe Biden and his plans for dealing with Covid-19 and also the politics of vaccines in relation to Covid-19.

Mile End Institute (MEI) podcast: ‘Beyond the Red Wall with Deborah Mattinson’

In this episode, MEI welcomes Deborah Mattinson, author of Beyond the Red Wall: why Labour Lost, how the Conservatives won and what will happen next?'. In conversation with MEI Co-Director Tim Bale, she discusses the importance of focus groups in understanding public opinion, the motives of those voters in the north of England who deserted Labour for the Tories in 2019, and what the parties need to do either to win them back or keep hold of them. Listen now.