At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.
Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.
Our reformer heritage informs our conviction that great ideas can and should come from anywhere. It’s an approach that has brought results across the globe, from the communities of east London to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.
We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.
We have 5 campuses across London: Mile End, Whitechapel, Charterhouse Square, West Smithfield, and Lincoln’s Inn Fields, as well as international campuses in Paris, Piraeus, Malta, China, and Singapore.
Centre for Public Engagement
Queen Mary’s Centre for Public Engagement (CPE) provides support, funding, and training for our staff and students on public and community engagement. The CPE fund over 50 community and public engagement projects linked to Queen Mary research and teaching annually.
We were the first institution to receive a Gold Engage Watermark for our work embedding support for public engagement. The Engage Watermark is an award granted by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) to higher education institutions to recognise their strategic support for public engagement and their commitment to improve the support oﬀered.
Festival of Communities
Queen Mary hosts the annual Festival of Communities, a two-day festival organised in collaboration with over 40 local community organisations, which sees over 3,500 local people engage with our research and community projects, seeking to build and strengthen connections between our staff and students and the local area.
London Living Wage
The living wage aims to have an impact on high rates of ‘in-work poverty’ that affects millions of households in the UK by introducing a higher minimum pay threshold based on the amount an individual needs to earn to cover the basic costs of living. As a principal partner of the Living Wage Foundation, a Citizens UK initiative, Queen Mary provided backing and research to support the campaign for employers to adopt the living wage.
Queen Mary is host to Barts Pathology Museum, a world-leading pathology collection and engagement space which delivers an ambitious programme of public events. We host Centre of the Cell, the first science education centre to be built within an active research building, which produces award winning engagement activities linked to cutting-edge research, and maintains strong relationships with local schools.
We host CS4FN, a magazine aimed at school-age children exploring the fun side of Computer Science. This project has also expanded into Teaching London Computing, a project which aims to provide training and support for teachers in London and across the world to provide outstanding computing education. Queen Mary is also host to the Mile End Institute which connects research, policy-making and public debate to deepen and challenge the understanding of British politics, governance and public policy.