About Queen Mary
Queen Mary College, with a student population of about 9,000, prides itself on being an outstanding academic destination for overseas students due to its wide range of course offerings and flexible structure.
You can choose to attend Queen Mary for the fall or spring semester, or for a full year. For one semester, you'll enroll in four courses. For a full year, you'll enroll in four to eight courses. Queen Mary offers as much flexibility as possible for visiting students and will help you build an academic curriculum that suits your specific academic and personal interests – whether you're looking to fulfill major-related or general education requirements.
Like many other British institutions of higher education, Queen Mary places emphasis on self-motivated learning. This means that you'll be expected to do a good deal of reading and study outside of class and may find that you are assessed less frequently than at your home institution. This does not mean, however, your workload will be any less comprehensive or rigorous. You'll be expected to keep up with your outside reading without rigid supervision from your instructors, and during seminar discussions you will be expected to actively participate and share what you've learned.
With its upbeat and eclectic location, there's a lot going on around the university campus. But campus life has a reputation for liveliness as well. As a member of Queen Mary's Students' Union, there are more than 60 clubs, societies and sports teams that you can join. But if hanging out is your activity of choice it's good to know that Queen Mary's Students Union regularly receives high praise from students and is home to one of the largest clubs on any University of London campus. There are plenty of sports facilities as well including gym facilities, saunas, and squash courts.
Most likely, you will be assigned to a single room in a self-catering house on campus. If housing at Queen Mary is not available, you will be assigned to a shared room in a furnished flat or student house operated by Arcadia University. Arcadia's accommodation provides cooking facilities so you can prepare your own meals. All housing operated by Arcadia University is in residential areas of London that are convenient to shopping and easily accessible by local transportation. Arcadia University's College of Global Studies guarantees your accommodation and handles these arrangements for you.