Welcome to the School of History from our Head of School Dan Todman and from all of the staff who will teach and support you in your time here!

We have created this page to bring together some of the key things we think you might need to know before joining us in September. It features tips and advice from our staff and students on managing the changes that come with starting University.

New Ideas

Life as a new student is an exciting time, but it can also bring its challenges, with a new environment, new people, and new ways of learning and studying. In this video, Dr Anna Chrysostomides talks about how to make the best start by making the most of Welcome Week.

You will find out more about welcome week later in this presentation.

New Location

Whether you are moving onto campus from a different part of the country or live just around the corner, we hope that you will quickly settle into life as a student with us. Here, current School of History student Jemica talks about her experiences when she started at QMUL.

Student Voice

By listening to what our students have to say, we ensure that our students are consistently some of the most satisfied within the Russell Group. Here, current School of History student Avin, talks about how you could get involved and have your voice heard when you join us in September.


With new ideas, a new location and new history to get used to, it is good to know what support options are available to you when you arrive.

Professor Virginia Davis, your Director of Student Support, tells you more about these. These include Office Hours with Academic Advisers and Seminar Tutors, and a dedicated Writing Tutors service which you will find out more about in September.

You can also take advantage of a range of services available to all students at QMUL including the Advice and Counselling Service and the Disability and Dyslexia Service.

What’s Next?

Welcome Week

Welcome Week is a great time to meet new people and settle into Queen Mary. Welcome Week begins on 14 September, when we will welcome you into the School through welcome videos and a live call where we will address any outstanding concerns you may have. You will also have a chance to talk to other students within your advising group and your advisor, as well as take part in a number of social events..

Full details about Welcome Week will be sent to you by email in the coming weeks.


Lots of you will be keen to get hold of your teaching timetables as soon as possible.

These will become available to you in early September, once you have completed your module choices and enrolment prior to Welcome Week.

You will receive an email with instructions on completing your module choices near the end of August. It is important you complete these selections as soon as possible.

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Online Help

When you are fully enrolled with Queen Mary, you will be given access to our online learning platform QMPlus.

As well as access to module pages and assignment submission, you will also be given access to our Online Undergraduate Guide.

The handbook contains all sorts of useful information on writing style, contact details and general guidance on life as a student at Queen Mary. Once you’re able, take some time to familiarise yourself with the handbook.

Contact Us

There’s a lot to get your head around, and we know that you might have questions that we can’t answer here.

Once you have been assigned an Academic Adviser, they can help you with many questions about your degree, and point you in the right direction if someone else can help. You will be assigned an academic adviser before Welcome Week, and we will contact you with their details once this has happened.

If in doubt, you can always get in touch with the School of History Office team. You can get help from Charlotte, Matt or Shima by emailing history-taught-programmes@qmul.ac.uk with any questions about your degree. Questions about your modules on QMplus can be sent to history-elearning@qmul.ac.uk.

IT Services can help you with any questions about your IT Account, Email and more.

Meet Each Other

Making new friends and sharing new experiences is a big part of student life. Most of you will meet hundreds of new people in your time at QMUL.

To give you a chance to get to know each other before arriving, we have set up a forum where you can introduce yourself to other students, get to know each other, chat about your course, exchange tips and ideas about starting student life and more. Current History student Izzy will be moderating the forum, and will be able to point you in the right direction for any questions that come up as part of the discussion!

Meet Your Fellow Students

And Finally…

Keep an eye on the Queen Mary new student pages to find out more about activities taking place outside of the School of History during Welcome Week. We will be in touch shortly via email with details about enrolment and the School of History Welcome Week. Look out from our emails (remember to check your spam folder - just in case!) to make sure you get the best start possible.

We can’t wait to welcome you!