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The Story of Queenie

By QMResLife 03 Oct 2022

Some of you may have already had the pleasure of meeting our resident campus cat Queenie, who lives in the Residences Reception in France House. She’s a friendly grey and white cat who is celebrating her one-year anniversary of being a member of the Queen Mary Residential Services Team.  

Last August, Queenie was spotted around the university campus scavenging for food from the bins. After several weeks of this, she gained enough confidence to come into the reception, where staff fed her some proper cat food. She continued to visit us for her meals and shortly after she decided to make Queen Mary her permanent home.  

Within the last year, she quickly became popular with staff and students alike, many of whom take time out of their day to stop off at Residences Reception to give her strokes and hugs. Although she may be tempted to visit students in flats, we remind her of the Residents' Handbook policy that states, pets are not permitted in any accommodation building!  

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For those of you that really love Queenie you can purchase a Queenie mug or jigsaw puzzle from the Residences Reception.

  • Mugs £7.50
  • Jigsaws £7.50
  • Combo deal: Mug and Jigsaw for £10

Proceeds help us to continue to look after Queenie.

Students are welcome to come and visit her for cuddles and to wish her a happy one-year anniversary of being part of the Queen Mary family! 

When visiting, please follow Queenie's rules:

Please do not feed her

She is fed regularly by the staff at The Residences Reception. If you'd like to give her a treat, please ask a member of the team. 

Please do not pick her up

She can sometimes get a little overwhelmed and doesn't particularly enjoy being picked up. She'll happily take your strokes from where she is though!

Please do not take her inside buildings

Her home is the Residences Reception. For her own safety, please do not lure her or take her into any other buildings on campus. 

Follow her escapades on social media and keep up-to-date on all things Queenie by following the official Residential Life Instagram @qmreslife

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