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Noticeboard – week beginning 9 November

Don’t miss this week’s notices: creative get togethers, free sustainable development course, volunteering opportunities with Action Tutoring and Quaker Social Action, winter clothing at Village Shop, Mile End Institute webinar.

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Creative Get Togethers with Phakama

As we find ourselves heading back into another national lockdown, Phakama – a participatory arts organisation based at Queen Mary - is pleased to be able to bring you some Creative Get Togethers. Over the next few weeks, three of the super talented young creatives will be each leading a free creative workshop over zoom including a Bollywood dance workshop and creative writing workshop for spoken word. Find out more.

Free Sustainable Development Course

The Sustainability team at Queen Mary offers a free course providing a structured overview of sustainability and environmental management. You will learn about: the principles of sustainable development; the role that EcoCampus plays in Queen Mary’s environmental sustainability journey; and, ways in which you can make a difference. This course carries Continuing Professional Development (CPD) recognition. Find out more

Quaker Social Action: volunteers needed for new project helping people at risk of food poverty to cook on a £1 budget

Quaker Social Action helps people on low incomes in East London and the UK to seek solutions to the issues affecting their lives. They are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who will work directly with the Project Manager to support the delivery of their new ‘Bags of Taste’ online course. This creative project works with people in or at risk of food poverty to improve their diets by learning how to cook delicious food on a £1 budget. Find out more

Feeling chilly? Winter clothing

The Students’ Union has a new range of Queen Mary gloves, woolly hats and hoodies available in the Village Shop at Mile End. Perfect for the colder days we're now having! 

Upcoming events

Action Tutoring: who are they and how can you get involved? – Wednesday 11 November

Action Tutoring is an education charity that supports disadvantaged young people to achieve meaningful qualifications on leaving primary and secondary school. Kellie, the Volunteer Partnerships Coordinator for Action Tutoring, will be hosting a short presentation and Q&A session tomorrow, Wednesday 11 November for anyone interested in finding out more about volunteering with Action Tutoring. Register now

Mile End Institute (MEI) webinar: ‘Corruption and the British State’ - Thursday 12 November

Is the British state corrupt? The UK has traditionally scored well in global anti-corruption rankings, but concerns about corruption, cronyism and the conduct of elections have become increasingly prominent in public debate. In this webinar taking place next Thursday, 12 November, MEI will ask whether Britain’s electoral laws are fit for purpose, in an age of digital campaigning, mass data harvesting and potential foreign interference, whether well-funded lobby groups exert too much influence over the political process, and whether scandals over procurement and public contracting during the Covid emergency require new rules and forms of oversight. Register now.