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Commenting on her internship with GSK Katie said: “I’m delighted to be given this opportunity as it opens exciting new doors. I’ve learnt so much! Not only have GSK been incredibly supportive in my learning and development, but the Saltire team also ensures you have access to external networking opportunities, which will be invaluable for the future. I would definitely encourage other QMU students to apply for the Scholarship.” For more information on the Saltire Scholarship, visit www.scotland.org/ study-in-scotland/scholarships/saltire- scholarships Santander Universities Scholarships Santander Universities provides a range of outstanding opportunities for QMU students through a variety of scholarships and awards. These include generous scholarships for new and existing students, awards for overseas research or project work, and grants for community projects involving students. For further information about the funds listed here, including application, please see our website at www.qmu.ac.uk/alumni-and- friends/opportunities-to-give/santander- universities/ website at www.qmu.ac.uk/alumni-and- friends/opportunities-to-give/santander- universities/ The Student Development Fund Grants from QMU’s Student Development Fund are designed to support specific student-led projects, initiatives and activities which have a positive benefit for the student and/or the University. Whether students are continuing their personal development, building on their knowledge or expanding their horizons, the Student Development Fund helps them to take advantage of a unique opportunity. The Fund is designed to support only those projects, initiatives and activities which would not happen without additional financial support. The Student Development Fund is an ‘opportunities fund’ supported by donations from QMU graduates and friends. The Fund can help students make the most of their time at QMU. All students are eligible to apply. For more information on the Student Development Fund, visit our website at www.qmu.ac.uk/alumni-and-friends/ opportunities-to-give/our-funds/ Santander Universities Internships Through the Santander Universities SME Internship Programme, QMU offers a variety of paid internships with SMEs (small to medium-sized enterprises) from across a wide range of sectors. These internships give our students and graduates the chance to secure valuable workplace experience, gain insight into the relevant industries, put theoretical knowledge into practice and work on real-live projects and build professional networks. For further information about Santander Internships, please see our Lewis McDonald BSc (Hons) Human Biology “I applied to the Vice-Chancellor’s Fund to help finance a charity support expedition to Malawi with First Aid Africa. The charity aims to develop sustainable first aid teaching and equipment in sub-Saharan Africa, including four partner countries – Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. “I spent six weeks working in a high school teaching first aid to classes of up 100 students. I’m passionate about improving first aid in the developing world and before leaving for Malawi, I took intensive training in developing world first aid, teaching, and health and safety. “While in Malawi, I also worked alongside a community healthcare practitioner trained by First Aid Africa to enhance their knowledge of first aid skills, including the recovery position, burns, fractures, snake bites and shock. “I’m very thankful for opportunities like the QMU Vice-Chancellor’s Fund to allow students like me to take part in these experiences.” 17