QMYOU Alumni Magazine Issue 78 - Page 29

In return you will receive: • a copy of QMU’s stakeholder magazine, QMYOU, twice a year; • QMU Update, which is a letter from the Principal every other month updating you on University news and • an annual invitation to a reception. In addition, for each new member, we will plant a flower bulb on campus contributing to the beauty of the environment. ❒ >> she drew on her broad range of higher education experience to provide much appreciated wisdom and counsel to fellow Court members and staff of the University. Generous donations such as those from Dr Dow help us provide the learning opportunities that enhance the student experience beyond the ordinary to the extraordinary. She said: “It gives me great pleasure to further the aims of the Vice-Chancellor’s Fund. I know from my own career that first generation university students can benefit enormously from confidence-building experiences that raise their aspirations as well as their achievements.” Thanking Dr Dow for her donation, Professor Petra We nd said: “I am sure that this generous gift will greatly enrich the lives of the beneficiaries, building their confidence, aspirations, and sense of the opportunities available to them in life.” If you would like to discuss dif ferent ways of suppor ting student development at QMU or indeed options to support other aspects of the University’s work, please contact Lisa Gillespie, Development and Alumni Manager on E: lgillespie@qmu.ac.uk or T: 0131 474 0000.❒ 150 ‛Trees of Life Graduate gift programme In 2025, QMU will celebrate 150 years of service to Scotland and the world. Join us in creating a special grove of trees on campus to commemorate this milestone. Plant a tree to : • celebrate your time at QMU; • c ommemorate someone close to you or an event or • remember a loved one. In consideration of your sponsorship of an individual tree we are happy to notify the person being celebrated, honoured or remembered. One recent donor, Sheila McCulloch said: “I feel honoured to dedicate a tree to the pioneers of the Diploma in Life Sciences and early degree nursing students. I have fond memories of my time at QMU. I loved the trees in the Corstorphine Estate and I wanted to contribute to the new campus.” Three easy ways to make your 150 ‛Trees of Life ̓ donation: 1. M  ake your cheque payable to Queen Margaret University and return to:  FREEPOST RRLC-REXE-UGBH, Development & Alumni Office, Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh, EH21 6UU, Scotland. 2. Visit W: www.qmu.ac.uk/treeoflife/ scroll to the bottom right of the screen and click on DONATE to complete the secure transaction. 3. Visit the QMU Finance window in Student Services on campus and make your contribution in person. If you would like to discus s fur the r oppor tunitie s for giving to QMU, p l e a s e E: d e ve l o p m e n t @ q m u . a c .u k or call the Development team at T: +44 (0)131 474 0000. Help to enhance the natural beauty of the QMU campus. With every tree there is a story of achievement, honour and remembrance. Dobbies With thanks to Dobbies for its generous support of the ‛Trees of Life ̓ project. ❒ QMYOU / Development News 29