QMYOU Alumni Magazine Issue 76 - Page 25

QMU Merchandise Neil Forbes, Scottish Chef of the Year in the Scottish Restaurant Awards 2011, will give visitors top tips on making the best of local produce. Accessories Glassware Clothing & lots more... www.cafepress.co.uk/qmu Come and find out which one you use. Campus tours will be on offer for those who are not familiar with the new facilities. Alternatively, why not relax and catch up with friends over cream teas available throughout the afternoon. The QMU Graduates’ Association AGM, and the Golden Jubilee Reunion of the Class of ’63 from The Edinburgh College of Domestic Science (at Atholl Crescent), o ne of QMU’s antecedent institutions, will also take place on the day of Connect 2013. Visitors will also be able to put their own tastebuds to the test in a tasting session which will demonstrate how QMU’s scientific and nutritional knowledge, expertise and excellent facilities for food testing are helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). There will also be a demonstration of the ground-breaking work by staff at the Clinical Audiology, Speech and Language Research Centre (CASL), using ultrasound. With this technology we can, for example, see that there are different ways of forming the Scottish ‘r’ sound. Dr Margaret Auld’s Legacy In September, QMU hosted some of the friends and relations of our former governor, and former Chief Nursing Officer of Scotland, Dr Margaret Auld. Dr Auld sadly passed away in September 2010, after having been a keen and valued supporter of QMU for many years. As a result of this relationship, Dr Auld was kind enough to leave a substantial gift to QMU in her will, with instructions that it be used to benefit the learning of our Nursing students. This generous gift allowed the department to purchase a state-of-the-art Draeger Delta monitor, for use in our Clinical Simulation Suite. The machine is comparable to the monitors currently being used in hospitals and as such allows our students to have first-hand experience of this important piece of equipment prior to going out of the classroom on their placements. The advantage of this is that students will now be able to confidently handle the equipment in a real-life situation much quicker than they would have without the prior experience. To register your interest in Connect 2013, and book for the wine tasting sessions, please contact the Development team at E: alumni@qmu.ac.uk. Dr Auld’s niece, Lesley Jones, along with Dr Auld’s friend We will be happy to assist and former colleague, Anne Chilman, visited QMU to see graduates in arranging the machine in action and chat to some of our students their get-togethers, about the difference it has made to their studies. Fourth year including assisting with nursing students John Hodge and Emma Rutherford were on room bookings for hand to demonstrate the machine to our visitors and to explain the day, overnight the difference it has made to their studies and the studies of their stays on campus, younger classmates. group bookings If you would like to donate to QMU, or talk about leaving a legacy to and dietary us, please get in touch. requirements. You can donate online www.qmu.ac.uk/alumni_and_friends/135.htm or ❒ you can call us on T: 0131 474 0000 (ask for alumni) or E:alumni@qmu.ac.uk QMYOU / Alumni & Development News Nursing The presentations will also include some showreels by Walid Salhab, an award- winning filmmaker and lecturer in Media Practice, whose time lapse/stop motion film of Edinburgh in winter, “Kinetic Edinburgh II” has had over three million hits. 25