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Students party with Tower Hamlets locals at the Festival of Communities

Monday 6 June 2016

On Saturday 4 June, QMUL welcomed students, staff and residents of Tower Hamlets on to our Mile End campus for the Campus Festival, the final event of the first ever Festival of Communities.

All afternoon the campus came alive with stalls, workshops, food and games, showcasing the best of our university and Students’ Union alongside local community groups, including QMSU Community Sports, careers workshops and Centre of the Cell (our educational outreach centre at the Whitechapel campus), who introduced audiences to ‘Snot, Sick and Scabs’, featuring student STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine) Ambassadors on hand with fake snot and fascinating science facts!

The Campus Festival included TEDxQMUL’s second annual conference, organised by students on the subject of ‘force’. Taking over the ArtsTwo lecture theatre, the conference featured nine inspirational speakers on the subject of driving change.

This marked the end of two weeks of events, from talks and workshops to a Stepney Green Park ‘fun-day’ featuring sports, stalls and arcade games. The festival aimed to showcase the very best of Tower Hamlets, with opportunities to explore living and learning in our diverse and exciting borough.

We’d like to thank all of the student ambassadors and volunteers that took part throughout the festival making visitors welcome, as well as those who ran stalls and took part in activities. If you’re interested in taking part next year, contact communityengagement@qmul.ac.uk.

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