Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

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At Queen Margaret University, we offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of healthcare; drama and the creative industries; media, communication and sociology; and business and enterprise. We also have a number of continuing professional development (CPD) courses, which will be of interest to anyone who is wishing to update their current professional skills. We rec

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Heroes of Toil wins Papple Steading Media Prize at QMU - Papple Steading 09/07/2024

🎉A massive congratulations to QMU Students Funke Adetutu, Michele Masiello and Kenny Glenaan who won the Papple Steading Media Prize. This has allowed them to produce a series of three short films recognising the waves of agricultural workers who have worked our fields and gardens. These films will be used in the Papple Steading Museum when it opens – we can’t wait!

Read more here⤵️

Heroes of Toil wins Papple Steading Media Prize at QMU - Papple Steading Uncover the stories of East Lothian's migrant workers through "Heroes of Toil," the winning documentary of the Papple Steading Media Prize at QMU.

The PIEoneer Awards 2024 09/07/2024

Congratulations to our esteemed partner institution, Metropolitcan College of Greece, for being shortlisted in the prestigious awards. The two nominations are for the categories of 'Business School of the Year' and 'Progressive Education Delivery'. 👏

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The PIEoneer Awards 2024 The PIEoneer Awards are the only global awards that celebrate innovation and achievement across the whole of the international education industry. The ceremony will take place on Friday 13th September 2024 at London's Guildhall with a live broadcast available to watch for those unable to make it.

08/07/2024

A fascinating read about our exchange student Erin Richelle's academic journey and her work in helping create CHEM 4733 (Food Chemistry), a class designed to meet the needs of both Chemistry and Nutrition students at Acadia University.

Congratulations on all your achievements, Erin! 🥳
https://ow.ly/4TQP50SwRpq

Peppa Pig Fun Day Out 05/07/2024

Peppa Pig Fun Day Out!🐷☀️

QMU Acting & Performance graduate Ezinne Ubah will be touring her kids' show in Scotland this summer!

Dunfermline Alhambra from 10/07-11/07
Glasgow King's Theatre 13/07-14/07
Aberdeen His Majesty's Theatre 17/07-18/08
Edinburgh Playhouse 20/07-21/07

For tickets and more infor, visit👇

Peppa Pig Fun Day Out Join Peppa and friends in her new live show touring the UK and Ireland in 2023 and 2024.

05/07/2024

In her latest blog, our new honorary graduate, Juliet Robertson (Creative STAR Learning), an expert in outdoor learning, talks about her experience of receiving an honorary degree from QMU.

Juliet believes outdoor learning and play are the future of education and pays tribute to the people she has known who believe and understand why outdoor learning and play really matters.

So, during the summer - whether it’s sunny, windy, rainy or a mix of all three, take notice of Juliet’s prescription and ‘get outside’! 🌳☀️🌻

Read Juliet’s full blog and hear her response to the oration which celebrated her incredible achievements - https://ow.ly/tzOU50SvMeF

04/07/2024

Enter our £500 giveaway! 📣💸

If you're a 2024 QMU graduate, celebrate your achievement with a chance to win a £500 John Lewis voucher in our graduation giveaway! 🎁✨

How to enter:

1️⃣Sign up for MySocial Headshots and proudly set your new QMU headshot as your LinkedIn profile picture!
👉👉👉https://ow.ly/5Rmk50SsZL6

2️⃣Share your photo as a post on LinkedIn and/or Instagram using the hashtag .

⏳Closes tomorrow, good luck! 🍀

Terms & Conditions:
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04/07/2024

Our Principal held a tea party for our Chancellor, Dame Prue Leith, following our graduation events this week. Ashley Stewart of our catering partner BaxterStorey was brave enough to bake the cake, and other goodies. We are glad to report that all were delicious. You’ll see the cake is adorned with a necklace inspired by one of Prue’s one, and topped with a pair of spectacles in her signature style.

While this was Prue’s last graduation season, we are pleased that she will remain with us as our Chancellor until December.

03/07/2024

Keen baker, Sakshi Rajesh Mayekar, wanted to study a course that combined theory with practice at a university in her hometown of Mumbai. ITM Institute of Hotel Management was the perfect location, but it was only once she realised that it ran an internationally-recognised BA International Culinary Arts degree that would offer her the well-rounded learning experience she desired, that she decided to apply.

The course is validated by QMU, offering a course with the same academic standards as equivalent awards delivered by the University. Graduating top of her class in 2023, Sakshi shares how her student experience helped her land her dream role ↪️ https://ow.ly/6qV450RXQ2Q

Juliet Robertson’s QMU Honorary Degree Oration Response 02/07/2024

QMU’s new honorary graduate, Juliet Roberston - a trailblazer for outdoor learning and play for children and young people – gave a wonderful response to the graduation oration which celebrated her incredible achievements.

Juliet enjoyed a special ceremony in the recently opened Outdoor Learning Hub and Discovery Trail located in the University grounds. You can listen to Juliet’s inspirational words in this film clip recorded at the outdoor ceremony and played to newly graduating students and their families, including future teachers, in Edinburgh’s Usher Hall today -

Juliet Robertson’s QMU Honorary Degree Oration Response On receipt of her honorary graduate from QMU, Juliet Robertson - a trailblazer for outdoor learning and play for children and young people – gave a wonderful...

Photos from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh's post 02/07/2024

One of Scotland’s leading educators specialising in outdoor learning and play, Juliet Robertson, has been awarded an honorary degree by QMU, in a special ceremony at the University’s new outdoor learning hub.

Juliet, who is known throughout the education profession as a trailblazer for outdoor learning and play for children and young people, was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education in recognition of her significant contribution to learning - https://ow.ly/QMOX50StIrZ

02/07/2024

Today, Dr James Robson MBE, former Chief Medical Officer for Scottish Rugby, and Professor Alex McMahon, former Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland, were awarded honorary degrees from Queen Margaret University in recognition of their significant contribution to health and public service.

Dr Robson has made an immense contribution to player welfare for generations of Scottish players, while Prof McMahon has left an indelible mark on the Scottish healthcare system through his unwavering commitment to the highest standard of patient care - and during some of the most challenging times for the NHS.

Find out more about why we have chosen to honour both of these inspirational health leaders with a Degree of Doctor of the University, Honoris Causa - https://ow.ly/Qt1Z50StH1c

01/07/2024

We're so privileged to have the talented pupils from Prestonlodge High School Pipe Band playing at our graduation reception today.

01/07/2024

🎓🥳 Congratulations to all our incredible graduates! 🎉

Celebrate your achievement with a chance to win a £500 John Lewis voucher in our graduation giveaway! 🎁✨

How to enter:

1️⃣Sign up for MySocial Headshots and proudly set your new QMU headshot as your LinkedIn profile picture!
👉👉👉https://ow.ly/5Rmk50SsZL6

2️⃣Share your photo as a post on LinkedIn and/or Instagram using the hashtag .

⏳ Entries close on 5 July.

Good luck! 🍀

Terms & Conditions:
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01/07/2024

🎓Here's one of our favourite photos from today's graduation ceremony - our new honorary graduate, Sally Gray MBE, with our QMU Chancellor, Dame Prue Leith CBE. Read all about Sally's story on our website - https://ow.ly/tEbS50St0mB

01/07/2024

Today, Sally Gray MBE - TV presenter, media trainer, business leader, charity worker, and QMU graduate - receives an honorary degree from our institution in recognition of her significant contribution to culture and the creative arts.

Sally has worked with some of the biggest names in the UK media and has hosted a number of highly successful lifestyle, education, entertainment and children’s TV shows. She now runs her own media training company, Presenters Inc, where she has helped people with a story - from Olympic champions to Strictly Come Dancing professionals - to find their voice and engage with audiences.

Sally is awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University, Honoris Causa. Read more about Sally’s impressive media career and her work with young people to see why she is such a worthy recipient of this honorary award - https://www.qmu.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2024/20240701-tv-star-sally-gray-awarded-honorary-degree-by-queen-margaret-university/

28/06/2024

Dame Prue Leith CBE, TV personality, writer, restaurateur and cookery expert, is to step down from her position as Chancellor of Queen Margaret University.

Prue, who has been the University’s Chancellor since her installation in July 2017, will preside over her last graduation ceremonies, in Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, on 1st and 2nd of July, before officially concluding her term as Chancellor of QMU at the end of this calendar year.

You can read more about the QMU Chancellor in the press release: https://ow.ly/SJzJ50Sry7H

28/06/2024

🎉 Congratulations to all our upcoming graduates! We’re so excited to celebrate with you next week. 🎓🥳

Stay tuned for a special giveaway – you won’t want to miss this! 👀

Olorunjuwon Oloruntoba | MSc Mental Health and Psychosocial Support | Student Stories | Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh 27/06/2024

As a Child Protection State Facilitator with UNICEF in Nigeria, Olorunjuwon Oloruntoba worked on projects with children in conflict areas. Witnessing gaps in some of the programs he worked on, he sought further education to find solutions. Discovering QMU's Institute for Global Health and Development, he found the MSc in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support to be the perfect fit!

Read more about Olorunjuwon's fascinating story here! 👇
https://ow.ly/9Ca750S9MFF

Olorunjuwon Oloruntoba | MSc Mental Health and Psychosocial Support | Student Stories | Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh As a Child Protection State Facilitator with UNICEF in Nigeria, Olorunjuwon Oloruntoba worked on a variety of projects dealing with children in conflict areas. However, Olorunjuwon witnessed gaps in some of the programs he was working on, and he knew that the right postgraduate course would help fin...

26/06/2024

📣CALLING ALL STUDENTS!

Make sure you submit your SAAS application by 30th June to secure your funding in time for the beginning of your course!

Take a look at SAAS's new step-by-step guide on how to apply - https://ow.ly/2wLU50Sq68J

26/06/2024

📽️Come and support our incredibly talented students for a night of cinematic magic at the Cameo Picturehouse on Sunday 30th June!

⭐Get ready to be immersed in a selection of captivating films created by QMU’s Film and Media students - from gripping dramas to hilarious comedies, this event promises to entertain and inspire.

🍿Don't miss out on this opportunity to support emerging filmmakers. Grab your popcorn and get ready for a memorable evening at the QMU Film Showcase!

Secure your tickets here - https://ow.ly/QJ0s50Spl2f

Disappointed after results day? QMU is here to help | QMU Blog | Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh 24/06/2024

It's always good to be prepared! Whether you're feeling excited or a bit anxious about your exam results this year, QMU is here to support you every step of the way. 🌟

Read our latest Clearing blog to guide you through different scenarios and ensure you know your options, no matter what your results are. Being informed and ready is key!

Plus, listen to our Clearing Spotify playlist, designed to you get you through every emotion! 🎧

https://ow.ly/KRPG50Sn4Gk

Disappointed after results day? QMU is here to help | QMU Blog | Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh So, results day didn't go as planned. Maybe the Higher or A-level grades that you needed for your first-choice university weren’t quite there, and now you’re feeling a mix of disappointment, anxiety, and confusion. So, what now?

Photos from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh's post 21/06/2024

👏 QMU’s impressive on-campus student accommodation has been shortlisted for not just one, but four Global Student Living Awards!

The University’s halls of residence have been nominated for Best University Housing, Best Student Wellbeing, Best Moving In Experience and Best Student Community throughout the UK and Ireland.

These nominations are a testament to the exceptional work that Accommodation Services and the ResLife team put in all year round to ensure an excellent standard of living and to provide support for students residing on campus.

All winners of the Global Student Living Awards 2024 will be announced at an official ceremony on the evening of the 17th October in London this year – we look forward to finding out the results!

https://ow.ly/VqT350SlFr5

20/06/2024

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿Edinburgh is making waves! As the UK’s second-best student city after London and ranked 13th globally, our capital is a student favourite according to the QS Best Student Cities 2025 rankings.

Edinburgh is particularly appealing due to its relatively small population and large student community!

Read more 👉 https://ow.ly/Ccgk50SmeNH

17/06/2024

⌛2 weeks left to apply to GIVE, QMU’s Board Apprenticeship Scheme!

If you are a QMU graduate and think you might have something to offer the University's governing body, but lack the board experience or confidence, our brand-new GIVE scheme is for you!

GIVE will offer alumni without board experience formal training and mentoring, as well as the opportunity to witness the work of the University Court, our governing body. It is designed to provide a pathway into full membership of the Court.

📅Closing date: 1 July 2024

Find out more about GIVE & apply here ➡️https://qmu.ac.uk/give

14/06/2024

With the UK general election coming up, be aware of key dates. The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 19 June. You must also be registered to vote by Tuesday 18 June. Photographic identification is required to vote at a polling station in the upcoming UK general election. If you don't have a valid ID, you can apply for a free 'Voter Authority Certificate'. If you're in England, Scotland, or Wales, you can apply for a free voter ID now - deadline 5pm Wednesday 26 June. More details at Register to vote - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

11/06/2024

In this Student Story, Rayanne Haines shares how the MA Arts, Festival, and Cultural Management course at QMU provided her with the skills and knowledge to advance in the industry and elevate her career.

Discover what Rayanne has been up to since completing the course, including various roles in academic as well as hosting her literary podcast, Crow Reads Podcast! 🎧

Read more about her journey and achievements 👇
https://ow.ly/bglF50S9JMX

10/06/2024

🪡 Costume Design and Construction graduate Keira Dunnett shares how the Vice-Chancellor’s Student Development Fund at QMU provided her with an incredible opportunity to enhance her dissertation.

🧵✂️ Read about her journey into haute couture embroidery and the impact a fully funded 8-week course by Hand and Lock had on her academic work! 👇
https://ow.ly/qqzl50S8hjC

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