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Graduation and beyond When you graduate from QMU, you will remain an important part of the University community and have access to a range of alumni benefits. The graduation ceremony Graduation is a particularly special occasion which marks the completion of your studies. QMU holds one graduation ceremony annually, normally in July. If you complete your studies after July you will still have the opportunity to receive your graduation certificate and attend the subsequent ceremony in July of the following year. The ceremony normally takes place at a venue in Edinburgh ci ty centre with a celebratory reception held at the QMU campus afterwards. The reception offers a great opportunity for you and your guests to visit the campus, socialise with your friends and lecturers, and celebrate your graduation success in relaxed surroundings. It truly is a wonderful occasion. Keeping in touch After you have graduated, it is not the end of your QMU experience. Graduates of the University are part of a community of more than 30,000 alumni from over 90 countries around the world whose knowledge, achievements and expertise are recognised in fields such as politics, healthcare, business and the arts. Our graduates are hugely important to us and we are keen for you to continue to contribute to the life of the University long after your graduation. In turn, we will continue to support you long after graduation and we are proud to be one of only a few universities which offer our graduates career advice for life. Our QMYOU magazine and regular e-newsletters keep our graduates up to date with all of the University’s latest developments, as well as alumni events and reunions. We also provide our alumni with a number of other benefits and services. Campus discounts Career opportunities Graduates can receive support from the University’s team of careers specialists for every stage of their career during their working life. This includes one-to-one appointments, events and online resources including access to the new service www.qmploy.co.uk We also offer a variety of internships and work placements to our graduates, providing the chance to gain invaluable experience in the workplace, to work on live projects and put theoretical knowledge into practice. Mentoring Graduates can continue to use many of the University facilities including Maggie’s, Starbucks and 1875 (our food court), as well as receiving a special discounted rate for the Learning Resource Centre and the Sports Centre. We also encourage our undergraduates to continue with their QMU education by undertaking a postgraduate degree on campus with a 10% discount on course fees. Events and reunions Invitations to a wide range of events and class reunions help our graduates to stay connected with QMU and their former classmates. We regularly hold informal alumni events around the world, as well as assisting our graduates with their own reunion events, whether it’s been five years or 50 years since graduation. 40 We are always interested in hearing from our alumni and having them share their career stories. Career Mentoring is an opportunity for our graduates to mentor current QMU students who want to enter a similar field. Our students value the opportunity to discuss how they can apply their studies to the workplace as well as hearing invaluable advice about the recruitment and selection process. MORE INFO: www.qmu.ac.uk/alumni-and-friends/