QMYOU Alumni Magazine Issue 78 - Page 32

Event: 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Graduates’ Association of Queen Margaret University When: 23rd May 2014, 2pm – 5pm Where: The Piano Bar, QMU Cost: £10 Details: You are invited to join GA members for afternoon tea and a glass of fizz to celebrate the 100th anniversary. You are welcome to bring memorabilia, mementos and personal effects from your days at QMU. The QMU archive staff will be delighted to look at them. Further information will be available soon. Booking: Contact Sylvia Northcott, Membership Secretary E: silvia@thenorthcotts.net ❒ MADRAS LODGE - Time to enjoy a relaxing break or book a summer holiday? All members of the Graduates' Association can rent The GA holiday home, Madras Lodge in Gullane, East Lothian, at modest rates. Special rates apply during off peak months and weekly rental costs in July and August are £350 for the house or £220 for the loft. Take a two-night taster in the spring for just £110 for the house or £90 for the loft. The house, which sleeps five people, has a double, twin and single bedroom, two shower-rooms, lounge, dining- room and fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and easy access to the garden and barbeque area. The loft, which sleeps four, has first floor south-facing sitting-room and views over East Lothian. The convertible couch and lug chairs make for comfortable relaxation and the kitchen area has a dishwasher, oven, hob and microwave beside a cosy dining corner. There is a single and double bedroom on the ground floor plus bathroom with over bath shower. Madras Lodge has its own garden and parking area. Situated in a perfect area for beach walks, golf, outdoor activities and good restaurants, the property offers an ideal base for a family holiday, class reunion, or relaxing mini-break. Downies and pillows are provided - guests must bring their own bed-linen and towels. Booking and rental rates can be found at W: www. qmuga.org.uk or contact bookings secretary, Anne Vokes on E: mlbook@qmuga.org.uk ❒ DATES for your diary 32 QMYOU Event: When:  Time: Where: things you might not know about QMU •  moved up 12 places in the Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2013. • h osts a Children’s University, raising the aspirations of children aged between 7 and 14. • o rganises a variety of public events throughout the year open to all including public lectures and postgraduate open evenings. • l a u n c h e d a n e w M S c i n Gastronomy in 2014. Funded places are also available for this course. • o f f e r s f o u r A c a d e m y programmes for S5 and S6 school pupils in Creative Industries; Hospitalit y and Tourism; Food Science and Nutrition; and Health and Social Care - raising aspirations and enhancing employability. • h as a wide range of flexible spaces for hire for seminars, conferences, meetings, weddings and other social gatherings. Postgraduate Open Evening Wednesday 23rd April 2014 5.30pm – 7.30pm QMU • la u n c h e d i t s ‘ Tr e e s o f Life’ project which allows individuals to support the University. Trees can be planted in memory of a loved one or can act as recognition of time spent at QMU. • h a s a D e v e l o p m e n t a n d Alumni team that keeps graduates in touch with n ew s of th e U n i ve r s i t y. I f y o u ’r e a Q M U g r a d u a t e , stay connected by emailing E: alumni@qmu.ac.uk. • offers a Mentoring Scheme for current QMU students. If you feel you could offer some time and your expertise to mentor a student, we’ve love to hear from you. Contact Juan Garcia on E: JGarcia@qmu.ac.uk • h a s a f a s c i n a t i n g a rc h i ve that includes books, cooking equipment, clothing, paintings, photos, student work, reports and records of QMU and its predecessor institutions. If you have any items that you might like to donate to the archive contact Orla O’Brien on E: oobrien1@qmu.ac.uk ❒ Event:  When:  Time: Where: Undergraduate Open Days Thursday 4th September and Saturday 4th October 2014 11am – 4pm QMU