There are many reasons to volunteer, like wanting to help others, keeping up a hobby, making use of spare time, meeting new people etc. Often people forget that volunteering can also be an important step to getting that desired job or place on a postgraduate course. Volunteering can give you structured opportunities to establish, improve … More The value of volunteering
I graduated from Queen Mary with a degree in Film Studies in July 2017. I started on a joint programme of Film and Drama but switched to single honours Film after first year. I’d never studied either subject before and quickly realised that I was passionate about cinema. Alongside my studies I worked as a … More Graduate story: Paul Webb, QMSU Volunteering Coordinator
Jess Weeks got involved with QProjects earlier this year, as a Collections Project Leader at the Royal Academy of Arts. Jess wanted to gain some experience in the heritage sector and loved the idea of working for an independent charity – so applied for QProjects. Now that she’s finished her placement, we caught up with … More Student story: The benefits of volunteering
Are you looking to gain some work experience this summer? QProjects Summer places QMUL students in local charities completing challenging projects which are flexible around your other commitments. Looking to build your CV? This is a great way to get some experience while giving back to your community. Amrin Nahar applied for a QProject in … More Looking for work experience? QProjects Summer applications open now
Daniel Rees Alexander Halford, 2nd year LLB student (left in image below) When I started studying Law at QMUL last year, I had been ‘out of the game’ for quite a while. I spent time abroad after graduating from my previous degree before working a year in Greggs in my sleepy Welsh commuter town. I … More Student story: Entering the legal world through the Legal Advice Centre
Catherine Bailey, 2nd year LLB student Over the past 5 months, QProjects has teamed up with Hackney Volunteer Centre to offer Queen Mary students a unique chance to undertake a 3 month placement at a small but growing Hackney-based charity. The organisations were selected due to their need for a student to come and aid … More The QHackney project – a unique volunteering experience!
Are you an overseas student looking to get some work experience here in the UK? Follow my 5 tips below to increase your chances of success. Get an NI number – An NI number is a National Insurance number that identifies you as a UK tax payer. HMRC (HM Revenue & Customs) will then use … More International students: What you need to know to work in the UK