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A few words from the Student President, Stewart Sands “When I first came to QMU to study BA (Hons) Events Management, I was quick to learn that the Students’ Union was much more than just a bar. There are so many opportunities to enhance your student experience, from joining a sports team or society, to becoming a Class Rep. In addition to organising a variety of social events, the SU also offers a range of support services, ensuring that there is a real community atmosphere at QMU. Quick fact While the bar and social space in Maggie’s is an important part of university and SU life, the SU as a whole offers much more to enhance your student experience and develop your CV. MORE INFO: W: www.qmusu.org.uk Twitter: @QMUSU Facebook: www.facebook.com/QMUSU “In my first year I joined the basketball team, and later became a member of the team committee. Being a part of the team gave me the opportunity to increase my confidence, keep active and make friends. Playing basketball was also a great way to de-stress when university life got a little bit tough! “In my final year I became more actively engaged with the SU and was elected as Events Officer, allowing me to build experience relevant to my course and put into practice what I was learning in my classes. “After a year as Events Officer, I decided to run for Student President because I wanted to make sure that all students’ views were heard and valued, while continuing to improve the social and community experience at QMU. Now, I’m looking forward to the year ahead as Student President, representing our students and playing a key part in the University’s support network. “Being a student at QMU has been a memorable experience, and I’m excited to continue my time here as Student President. I would encourage all students to get involved with the SU and take full advantage of the countless opportunities to meet new people, challenge yourself, and learn transferrable skills that will support your personal development as you progress beyond life at university.” 43