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Principal’s update video

Monday 2 November 2015

QMUL Principal, Professor Simon Gaskell is joined by Professor Rebecca Lingwood, Vice-Principal (Student Experience, Teaching and Learning) in a video discussion on our student intake this year and how Queen Mary keeps pace with growth by investing in facilities and support for staff. The discussion also focuses on what shape Queen Mary should take in terms of the balance between home and international students and undergraduate and postgraduate students, and how our teaching is informed by research, helping to inspire students to be co-discoverers.
Students’ Union President, Carolina Mantzalos, comments on the video:

“I think the points raised around the consideration of the make-up of the student body are really interesting. As a Students’ Union, we have a duty to ensure that all of our students, wherever they come from, are adequately supported to ensure they are able to fulfil their potential, and we welcome discussing and contributing to what the university plans to consider in regards to the structure of the student body.

“We also welcome the ‘co-discoverers of new knowledge’ continuum outlined by the Principal as it is perfectly in tune with the aspirations of our QResearchers initiative (that we are shortly to report on). QResearchers was very positively received by both academic staff and students and it is an initiative that we wish to expand on in the future. Last year’s Student Experience Seminar Report contrasted the perceptions of postgraduate study between existing QMUL undergraduates and those currently undertaking postgraduate study. Comments focused on the need for specific departments to pay particular attention to encouraging undergraduates to go into postgraduate studies at QMUL, and I believe this is something to which projects such as QResearchers could really contribute.”

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