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“I gained a wide range of experience while undertaking an internship through QMU’s Careers and Employability Service. The opportunity has been an integral part in my successful achievement of a graduate role and has further enhanced my employability.” Callum Shearer, BA (Hons) Public Relations and Marketing Post-entry services If you decide that QMU is the right choice for you, there are further services and facilities available once you commence your studies. The majority of these are located in one central area within the University’s academic building providing a one-stop shop for all your needs. Careers and Employability Our Careers and Employability Service is your one-stop shop for information, advice and guidance on all matters related to your career. Providing information on part-time jobs, seasonal work, voluntary work, internships and graduate opportunities, the service assists you in finding employment during your degree and after graduation. Advisers are pleased to help you make decisions about your career and support you in making successful applications. The aim is to see you make a successful transition into the graduate world of work or on to further study. See pages 12-15 for more information on careers. Disability Working closely with a network of key academic and non-academic staff, we can offer reasonable adjustments and assessment arrangements, as well as providing guidance for eligible students about Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) funding. DSA Needs Assessments can be arranged, as can specific one-to-one support such as note-takers or individual dyslexia tutors where appropriate. For more information about DSA please contact the Disability Advisers. Funding Our Student Funding Adviser provides information on funding to support you while you are studying. In addition, advice can be given to students regarding support that may be available if they encounter financial difficulties — for example, childcare funding and discretionary and hardship funds. For more information on funding, see pages 166-167. Counselling The Counselling Service offers confidential one-to-one, professional, short-term counselling for any emotional or psychological issue affecting your academic work or your general health and wellbeing. Wellbeing Our Wellbeing Service offers support for your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing and facilitates building up resilience and healthy living to support you on your journey through University. We can offer advice on help and support for mental health issues. In addition, our Stay-on-Course Programme provides rapid support to students identified as needing help through monitoring academic engagement and referrals from staff and students. them. All students are advised to register with a local medical practice after they arrive at QMU. Worship and reflection There is a contemplation room on campus which is open to all students for prayer and quiet contemplation and is designed to reflect the multi-faith nature of the staff and students at QMU. We also work closely with St Albert’s Catholic Chaplaincy at the University of Edinburgh, which is located at 23-24 George Square and is open all day. Learning Resource Centre and Effective Learning Service The Learning Resource Centre and Effective Learning Service provide a range of facilities and services to support your learning needs. These include 24-hour access to printed and electronic resources and access to group and individual help on enhancing your study techniques. Personal Academic Tutor Each student is assigned a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) who will help guide you through your studies. Your PAT will normally be your main source of advice and guidance relating to your academic studies and can also refer you to other support services if needed. Health QMU works in partnership with local medical practices to ensure you can access NHS services when you need 22 School Office The expert team within QMU’s School Office provides a bridge between you