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What is QMSU?

Thursday 20 September 2012

At Queen Mary all students are automatically a member of the Students’ Union (QMSU). Membership to the Union is free and it brings with it lots of opportunities for students to get the most out of their time at the College.

QMSU has facilities at three campus sites: the Blomely Centre in Mile End and the Students’ Association in Whitechapel and Charterhouse Square. Detailed information on the Union’s activities is available at www.qmsu.org.

Student Representation

To make sure the Union stays true to the needs of the students it is run by a team of student officers that are elected each year. The Board consists of 15 people, ten of whom are current students at Queen Mary and five who work full-time and are known as Sabbatical Officers. The Board meets a minimum of four times per year and is the ultimate decision making body at Queen Mary Students’ Union. Students are elected to the Board during the Spring Election.

The Board is the governing body of Queen Mary Students’ Union and has overall responsibility for the management and administration of the organisation, which is delegated on a day-to-day basis to the Chief Executive Officer (Mike Wojcik) and the staff team.

The Union is recognised in the College’s Royal Charter as the students’ corporate body and student representatives sit on the Council and on most of the College’s committees. Students are also elected on a Faculty basis to the Academic Board and on a departmental basis to the Faculty Boards.

Read an interview with Babs Williams, QMSU President for this academic year: LINK

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