QMYOU Alumni Magazine Issue 84 - Page 22

Generations of graduates meet up at London alumni reception G raduates from eight decades gathered in London for our first alumni reception in recent years. The event gave guests the opportunity to meet fellow graduates as well as our new Chancellor Designate, Prue Leith CBE. They were also provided with an update of events and activity at QMU from Principal, Professor Petra Wend and QMU Graduates’ Association President, Elaine Acaster CBE. Prue, Petra and Elaine were delighted to meet graduates from right across our history – from Atholl Crescent, to Clermiston and finally Musselburgh. In fact our oldest guest, Mrs Margaret Seabrook, had attended Atholl Crescent from 1947 to 1949! QMU is a university of ideas and influence and there is no greater advocate of this University than our alumni. As part of a new approach to alumni engagement, we want to ensure that we continue to support and engage with you long after graduation. This includes offering a range of benefits and services, including career advice for life, postgraduate discounts or the opportunity to apply for paid internships through Santander Universities. The event was such a success that we hope to replicate it annually. To ensure you are on our mailing list get in touch to with Raquel Carbo, Development and Alumni Officer, E: rcarbo@qmu.ac.uk T: 0131 474 0000. ❒ 22 QMYOU / Development & Alumni News