QMYOU Alumni Magazine Issue 82 - Page 26

Moffat Trust boosts international work opportunities for students F OUR INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY and Tourism Management students from QMU have fulfilled a lifetime dream to work overseas, thanks to the Moffat Trust Scholarship Fund. A core part of the programme is a nine month placement in industry. The Fund helps ensure that all students, irrespective of their financial background, have equal access to achieving an overseas placement, should they wish to pursue this option. The Moffat Charitable Trust has made a generous donation of £50,000 to QMU to set up the Fund and help students gain study-related work experience in some of the world’s most prestigious hospitality and tourism venues. Each year until 2024, five selected QMU students will receive up to £1,000 towards the cost of their overseas industry placement. Kevin Scott, Cameron Simpson, Miroslava Bajzikova and Ryan Paterson made successful applications to the Fund to help finance their industry placements in New York, Connecticut and