Spotlight: Queen Mary University of London

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Read how Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) offers a great Tech Industry Gold experience in this month’s university spotlight. 

QMUL is a Russell Group institution based in east London, teaching across the full disciplinary spectrum. Since 2013, the university has offered Tech Industry Gold accredited degrees, starting with IT Management for Business (ITMB) and in the following year introducing Software Engineering for Business (SEfB).

Its curriculum is constantly changing to broaden the undergraduate experience, build social capital and enhance prospects on graduation, allowing graduates to make a positive societal impact. It was the first Russell Group institution to deliver Degree Apprenticeship programmes and remain at the forefront of this type of delivery. The university offers the Tech Industry Gold accredited Bsc Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship and plans to offer the Msc Data Analytics Degree Apprenticeship, from September 2019.

Says Antonios Kaniadakis, QMUL course leader, “one thing that makes the Tech Industry Gold degrees stand out is the community of industry experts, employers and alumni that actively support these programmes. Students are presented with unique opportunities to learn, network, develop professional skills and build their confidence. These, together with in-depth knowledge of technical and management subjects prepare our students at Queen Mary for the best jobs in the digital economy.” QMUL was awarded Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

QMUL has a grant initiative embedded in its strategy called ‘Going for Gold’ in preparation for the next TEF submission. This also offers students the opportunity to participate and actively influence what the university is doing to improve the student experience.

Many QMUL students have embraced the Tech Industry Gold experience by taking part in competitions, summer placements and winning work shadowing opportunities.


Maximising all opportunities helped first-class degree ITMB graduate secure role at Deutsche Bank
Thomas Chalmers, first-class honours ITMB degree graduate, from Queen Mary University of London explains how rising to the challenge, building his technical skills and broadening his horizons helped him secure a graduate role at Deutsche Bank.
ITMB degree student work shadows Capgemini Chairman
Karolina Bargiel is studying the BSc IT Management for Business (ITMB) degree course, accredited by industry through Tech Partnership Degrees, at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The Tech Industry Gold degree course has given her the opportunity to work shadow Christine Hodgson, Chairman, of Capgemini UK plc..
Tech Industry Gold student work shadows Telefonica CEO
Thomas Chalmers, a final year student of the Tech Industry Gold accredited IT Management for Business (ITMB) at Queen Mary University London, reflects on his experience work shadowing Mark Evans, CEO of Telefónica UK.
Athena 2019 participant Weekend Hackathon addresses the plastic consumption and waste in our oceans
Tech Industry Gold accredited provider Queen Mary University of London, hosted ‘Athena 2019’ on 13-14 April, a tech event championing the skills of women in tech. The event provided a platform for women in technology to inspire others to join the industry, to showcase talent, and highlight the opportunities available within the sector..
Deloitte-Hackathon Tech Industry Gold students bring together culture and tech at the National Gallery, organised by Deloitte
On 20th March this year, Tech Industry Gold students from Queen Mary University of London and the University of West London, took part in a Hackathon at the National Gallery organised by Deloitte to encourage students to realise that tech and culture could go together.


QMUL looks forward to welcoming prospective students for 2019/20. Find out more below:

Computer Science with Management (ITMB) (available with Industrial Experience or with Year Abroad)

Software Engineering for Business BSc

The degrees also include options of a year working in industry, either in the UK or abroad.

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