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Message from the Principal: demonstration on Mile End campus - UPDATE

Our President and Principal Professor Colin Bailey wrote to all students and staff on Thursday 16 May with an update regarding the demonstration on Mile End campus. 


Dear student,

I am writing to you following my message yesterday regarding the unauthorised encampment on our Mile End campus.

I am sorry to tell you that last night (15 May) a demonstration took place within and outside our Mile End campus which resulted in criminal damage to our property, put the health and safety of our communities at risk, and potentially was a public order offence.

In light of this, we have asked the demonstrators to disperse the encampment with immediate effect.

All University activities on the Mile End campus are continuing as normal. We are maintaining an enhanced security presence to provide assurance to all our staff and students. It is important that everyone shows their Queen Mary ID card as they enter the Mile End campus. If anyone has concerns please reach out via your line manager or the student wellbeing hub.

I would like to thank our Security team for the professionalism they showed in handling last night’s demonstration and for their continued dedication and hard work during this difficult time.

Best wishes,


Professor Colin Bailey CBE, FREng, BEng, PhD, CEng, FICE, FIStructE, MIFireE
President and Principal | Queen Mary University of London | Mile End Road | London | E1 4NS



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