QMYOU Alumni Magazine Issue 82 - Page 31

Broadening student horizons Your chance to give back to QMU QMU is a university of ideas and influence. We are known not only for excellent, relevant teaching, research and knowledge exchange but also for the care and respect we give our students, staff and partners. To this end, we want to ensure that our students have the best experience possible whilst studying at QMU and this is not just about getting an education, but it is about developing their potential in a much wider sense. Some of the ways in which we can do that is by broadening our students’ horizons by giving them the opportunity to experience another country and another culture; or ensuring that all of our students have the opportunity to get their big ideas off the ground and to develop projects that reflect their enthusiasm, creativity and initiative. This is why we have set up the Student Development Fund and the Vice-Chancellor’s Fund, both of which are 100% supported by the generous donations of alumni, friends, QMU staff and former staff. Last year, the Student Development Fund, which supports activities in the UK, enabled PhD student Clara Calia, to attend the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) 2015 - Festival of Neuroscience. This conference is, not only one of the most important, but also one of the largest cross-disciplinary platforms for presentation and exchange of new ideas by researchers, developers and industry professionals. Clara explained: “Attending and presenting my work at this meeting gave me the chance to enhance my communication and presentation skills and to network with other researchers. I received feedback about my studies and networked with professionals in research areas close to mine.” The Vice-Chancellor’s Fund, which supports overseas activities, last year provided funding for 20 students including nursing student Jennifer Kirkhope who travelled to Tanzania with First Aid Africa. First Aid Africa is a charity that teaches first aid in remote areas where access to hospital or trained medical staff is limited. Jennifer taught at the Umoja Centre which aims to see young people in Tanzania educated, empowered and living free from poverty, abuse and exploitation. As well as teaching First Aid to the students, Jennifer also taught the staff and the Masai Guards. Jennifer said: “During my seven weeks I learned to have more confidence in myself, not only when it comes to teaching, but also in terms of decision making and prioritisation. I feel that this will be useful, not only during my studies, but also once I qualify”. Heather Edie, Development & Alumni Manager at QMU, concluded: “It cannot be underestimated how important this type of experience is for our students and how enormously they can benefit from it. It can widen their outlook, enhance their employability, grow their confidence and increase their willingness to develop further. Without gifts to the Student Development Fund and the Vice-Chancellor’s Fund these opportunities would simply not be possible.” ❒ If you would like to support the Student Development Fund or Vice-Chancellor’s Fund please complete the donation form on this page and return to us at QMU. If you would like more information about making a donation to QMU or leaving a legacy, then please contact Heather Edie on E: hedie@qmu.ac.uk or T: 0131 474 0000. Jennifer teaching first aid in Tanzania Reunions: Call for Classmates Podiatry, Class of 1991: Your class mates are interested in arranging a 25 year reunion. Get in touch if you would like to attend. Dates TBC. Contact E: alumni@qmu.ac.uk Teacher Training Diploma, Class of 1976: Nanette Weir wishes to contact graduates who may like to join the reunion on 22nd September 2016. If you would like to attend contact E: alumni@qmu.ac.uk Diploma in Domestic Science with Food and Nutrition and Dress and Design, Class of 1976: It is 40 years since the students graduated from this course and 25 years since the group’s last reunion. If you are interested in attending the next reunion, contact Carrie O’Regan E: carrieoregan1@btinternet.com Home Economics, Class of 1976: They started at Atholl Crescent and finished at Clermiston as the first graduates of this course. If you would like to attend the reunion, contact Nessie Chalmers E: fore.chalmers@btinternet.com QMYOU / Development News 31 Broadening student horizons Your chance to give back to QMU Q MU is a university of ideas and influence. We are known not only for excellent, relevant teaching, research and knowledge exchange but also for the care and respect we give our students, staff and partners. To this end, we want to ensure that our students have the best experience possible whilst studying at QMU and this is not just about getting an education, but it is about developing their potential in a much wider sense. Some of the ways in which we can do that is by broadening our students’ horizons by giving them the opportunity to experience another country and another culture; or ensuring that all of our students have the opportunity to get their big ideas off the ground and to develop projects that reflect their enthusiasm, creativity and initiative. This is why we have set up the Student Development Fund and the Vice-Chancellor’s Fund, both of which are 100% supported by the generous donations of alumni, friends, QMU staff and former staff. 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