QMYOU Alumni Magazine Issue 82 - Page 32

Entrepreneurial student is bubbling with enthusiasm T he philosophy of embedding entrepreneurship into the student mind set is certainly having an impact at QMU. The University is noticing a rise in the number of students who are getting their businesses up and running before they even reach graduation. QMU has been keen to encourage students to view entrepreneurship as first destination career choice, and one business management student who has put all hands to the pumps to kick start his own business is Bradley Aitchison. Bradley, from Duns, is making the most of Scotland’s growing love of hot tubs by developing a new online retail business. In 2016, the young student aims to grow his business into a one-stop-shop for everything associated with hot tubs, stocking the latest spa chemicals, accessories, and building upon the hot tub sales and servicing functions that are already on offer. If you want to create an indulgent space to relax at home find out more about Bradley’s Eyemouth based company at: http://www.luxespa.co.uk/ ❒ DATES for your diary Event: Scotland’s Foodscape, a timely and tasty symposium about the significance of food in Scotland. Details: a collaboration between QMU’s MSc programme in Gastronomy and Italy’s University of Gastronomic Sciences, this event consists of two days of lectures and presentations, practical workshops, discussion groups, performances, and exchange. As part of a series of international events on gastronomy, it will play a role in shaping food innovations around the world. When: 26 – 27 April 2016 Where: Summerhall, Edinburgh Event: QMU Costume Showcase 2016 Details: This event will feature an array of costumes created and modelled by QMU Performing Arts students. The breadth of work will reflect the Costume Design and Construction students’ portfolio, with the supporting exhibition featuring illustrations of costumes, masks and millinery. When: Friday 13th May 2016, 2pm and 7pm Where: The Pleasance Theatre Hall Tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk Event: The Annual Pembrey Lecture Professor Jan Dewing, Sue Pembrey Chair in Nursing Details: Professor Jan Dewing has an international reputation for expertise in person-centred care, practice development and gerontological practice including care of people living with dementia. The university is honoured to host this first annual lecture in the presence of Sue Pembrey's family. This will also be Professor Dewing's inaugural lecture at QMU. When: Thursday 16th June 5.30pm for 6.00pm Where: Halle Lecture Theatre, QMU Craighall Campus Event: ‘Enhancing Practice Conference 2016’ Unearthing the Architecture of Practice Patterns: practice development and the co-construction of healthful workplaces Details: This conference will provide nurse professionals and other healthcare staff with the opportunity to learn from some of the most influential nurse leaders and social leadership experts in Europe. The conference will share examples of best practice in healthcare and encourage participants to unearth the deeper levels of good practice development. When: Full conference - 31 August until 2nd September, pre conference workshops - 30 August 2016 Where: QMU, EH21 6UU Registration and conference details: www. qmu.ac.uk/enhancingpractice16/default. htm Organiser: Professor Brendan McCormack E: bmccormack@qmu.ac.uk and Professor Jan Dewing E: jdewing@qmu.ac.uk Division of Nursing, QMU. Event: QMU’s Undergraduate Open Days Details: an opportunity to find out about undergraduate courses, meet staff and students, and view the campus facilities. When: 29th August and 24th September 2016 Where: QMU, EH21 6UU Further Information: www.qmu.ac.uk Organisers: Marketing and Communications Office, QMU things you might not know about QMU • 94.4% of QMU graduates find employment or go on to further training within six months of graduation (HESA statistics 2015). The average Scottish HE graduate employment rate of 94.1%. • over 36% of QMU students are international (from outside the UK) • has launched two new postgraduate study programmes in Family Business. • has a Business Innovation Zone to support the development of graduate entrepreneurship. • has an Careers and Employability team which offers a Careers for Life service to QMU graduates. • offers a significant range of scholarships, bursaries, awards and internships to its students to support their development. • offers the only Masters in Gastronomy in the UK. • has a Consumer Dispute Resolution Centre which specialises in providing complaint handing training for organisations such as ombudsman services • offers a range of specialist commercial services via the Scottish Centre for Food Development and Innovation to food and drink SMEs. • has a costume design and construction graduate who is working with the popular TV soap Hollyoaks. 32 QMYOU / Graduate News Entrepreneurial student is bubbling with enthusiasm T he philosophy of embedding entrepreneurship into the student mind set is certainly having an impact at QMU. The University is noticing a rise in the number of students who are getting their businesses up and running before they even reach graduation. QMU has been keen to encourage students to view entrepreneurship as first destination career choice, and one business management student who has put all hands to the pumps to kick start his own business is Bradley Aitchison. Bradley, from Duns, is making the most of Scotland’s growing love of hot tubs by developing a new online retail business. In 2016, the young student aims to grow his business into a one-stop-shop for everything associated with hot tubs, stocking the latest spa chemicals, accessories, and building upon the hot tub sales and servicing functions that are already on offer. things you might not know about QMU If you want to create an indulgent space to relax at home find out more about Bradley’s Eyemouth based company at: http://www.luxespa.co.uk/ ❒ • 9 4.4% of QMU graduates find employment or go on to further training within six months of graduation (HESA statistics 2015). The average Scottish HE graduate employment rate of 9 4.1%. DATES for your diary Event: Scotland’s Foodscape, a timely and tasty symposium about the significance of food in Scotland. Details: a collaboration between QMU’s MSc programme in Gastronomy and Italy’s University of Gastronomic Sciences, this event consists of two days of lectures and presentations, practical workshops, discussion groups, performances, and exchange. As part of a series of international events on gastronomy, it will play a role in shaping food innovations around the world. When: 26 – 27 April 2016 Where: Summerhall, Edinburgh Event: QMU Costume Showcase 2016 Details: This event will feature an array of costumes created and modelled by QMU Performing Arts students. The breadth of work will reflect the Costume Design and Construction students’ portfolio, with the supporting exhibition featuring illustrations of costumes, masks and millinery. When: Friday 13th May 2016, 2pm and 7pm Where: The Pleasance Theatre Hall Tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk Event: The Annual Pembrey Lecture Professor Jan Dewing, Sue Pembrey Chair in Nursing Details: Professor Jan Dewing has an international reputation for expertise in person-centred care, practice development and gerontological practice including care of people living with dementia. The university is honoured to host this first annual lecture in the presence of Sue Pembrey's family. 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