Author: Megan Gurney

QM Elections: The Blog

What? Queen Mary’s Candidate Debates are a chance for all those running for sabbatical and part-time positions to tell you why they deserve your vote. You can quiz them on their ideas, their manifestos and find out just how they plan on improving welfare, education and student engagement. If straying too far from the library …

QM Elections: Why Don’t We Care?

Year after year the phrase ‘student engagement’ proves to be more than just another overused SU election buzzword, and with voter turnout in last year’s student elections reaching only 18%, a decrease from the 21% we saw in 2014, it’s not really hard to see why. The majority of students at QM appear to be …

Principle Gaskell Releases Statement on Prevent Strategy

As per new government guidelines, Principle Simon Gaskell has released a statement to all students announcing that QM must engage with the Government’s ‘Prevent Strategy’ The Government’s ‘Counter-Terrorism and Security Act’, passed in 2015, requires universities to have “due regard to the need to prevent individuals from being drawn into terrorism”. ‘Prevent’ is the government’s …

Queen Mary Student Launches Petition To Make Mile End Station Step Free

Engineering student and wheelchair user, Shoaeb Al-Kashmiri, has launched a petition to make Mile End station more accessible for those with disabilities Shoaeb was diagnosed with a spinal cord injury due to a car accident in July of 2013, which left his lower legs paralysed. His petition asks Transport for London “to make changes to …

QM Elections: EXCLUSIVE First Look At Candidate List

New faces as well as seasoned campaigners join the list of over 100 nominations for next years full-time and part-time representatives The election fog-horn officially sounded as nominations closed at 4pm yesterday, with a new cohort of impassioned students briefed and ready for the campaigning to begin. With many nominations coming in the final few …

January Horoscopes

Aquarius – January 21st to February the 18th Your allegiances will change when the Moon conjoins with Mercury and drifts off course to a new technical void. The Mercury retrograde makes several things happen which may or may not affect you. Pisces – February the 19th to March 21st Trouble will become your friend this month when the Moon squares Mars …

BIEBER IN BIZARRE TWITTER TIRADE AS HE ASKS “NO BUT REALLY, WHAT DO YOU MEAN?”

The 21 year old pop philosopher has reportedly been left extremely infuriated by his unanswered demands A close friend of influential artist Justin Bieber has spoken of his condition, suggesting that the singer has been left so confused he no longer knows the difference between “yes” and “no”. His cry for help has been largely …

Barts Students Join Junior Doctors’ Strike: “These may soon be our contracts too.”

Hundreds of Barts students join as many as 35,000 junior doctors who took part in strike action on Tuesday, along with support from medical staff, medical students, and members of the public  Calls for industrial action came after a new contract revealed by NHS Employers planned to remove some of the safeguards that are in place to protect against excess rostered hours …

Confusion as Isoc Suspended Amid “Unclear Allegations”

On the 15th of November, Queen Mary’s Islamic Society (ISoc) were suspended from carrying out all Union related activities for 16 weeks. They will remain suspended until an Emergency Board meeting, now to be held before the end of term, can meet to decide the society’s status. In a statement posted on The Islamic Society’s …

Student Council: As It Happened

The first Student Council of the year saw motions pass on standardising lecture recordings, increasing poster zones, supporting junior Doctors, and some reoccurrin chat about an inconveniently placed pillar