Spotted on campus – 11-15 January
Find out what's been happening on campus over the past week, including student surveys for undergraduate students, the Magic Mirror 'Emirati Photo Bomb', Engineers Without Borders bake sale, Dental Medical Welfare bake sale, and how we're working with your to improve the campus and learning environment.
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You may have seen our student ambassadors around campus over the past couple of weeks inviting you to have your say in the undergraduate student surveys. Don't worry if you still haven't done it yet – you can complete your survey online and still claim your reward! It only takes around five minutes to complete, so if you have some time to spare or need a break from revision during reading week, then take a look:
- Final year undergraduates can claim a £5 Amazon voucher for completing the National Student Survey (NSS): www.thestudentsurvey.com
- All other undergraduates: We will donate 50p to the Students' Union's nominated charities for every response in the UK Engagement Survey* (UKES): bit.ly/qmulukes
*This could be more than £5,000 if all eligible students completed the survey!
The Emirati Society held their Magic Mirror 'Emirati Photo Bomb' in Library Square on Tuesday 12 February, giving us the chance to enjoy traditional food and coffee and try on traditional clothing, and of course, grab a few shots for Instagram.
(L-R) Jonathan Ho, Adiba Khan - Vice President, Mohnish Mulgi
Engineers Without Borders hosted a bake sake in Library Square on Tuesday 12 February to help raise awareness and money for their parent registered charity, Engineers without Borders UK. The team sold several delicious bakes such as cupcakes, donuts, marble cakes, cookies, and more. They raised an incredible amount – £186.95 – which was donated to the charity to help with many international sustainable projects that are currently running. The team received a lot of help from companies such as Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and the Hummingbird Bakery, providing them with a lot of discounted treats and their beautiful donuts and cupcakes helped grabbed people's attention. Keep a lookout in future for many more opportunities to help engineer the world for better change!
(L-R) Diana Omar and Wafaa Muhidin
Diana Omar and Wafaa Muhidin held a Valentine's Day bake sale on Thursday 14 February in Library Square, managing to raise over £970. They plan to donate it all to the Refugee Crisis Foundation (RCF) who will use it to fund dental projects, medical equipment and essential welfare items including food, shelter and water sanitation. Some of the projects funded in the past include the Rohingya project in Bangladesh, Syria container appeal (Over 1,000 boxes of clothing were collected to fill one container as well as donations raised to purchase food to fill two containers) and Calais dental (where RCF provided emergency dental treatment to residents in the Calais camp).
Many thanks to Martin from our Estates and Facilities team for taking down the old hanging baskets outside the Queens' Building and making the Mile End campus look great! Building an excellent learning environment doesn't just stop at the classroom or in the lab – it's also about ensuring our campuses are clean and tidy and work for you. This all forms part of our Going for Gold strategy to deliver the vision of an outstanding, inclusive world-class education at Queen Mary, enhanced by the richness of our diverse student population.
Your participation in the UK Engagement Survey (UKES) is a big way in which you can feed into the Going for Gold strategy and have your say on the things that matter to you. If you are a non-final-year undergraduate student, you can complete the UKES now, and we will donate 50p to the Students' Union's nominated charities for every response (that could be over £5,000 if all eligible students took part!).