QMYOU Alumni Magazine Issue 84 - Page 29

Property lettings specialist recruits Hannah as its first marketing executive H ANNAH MCCONNACHIE has secured the role as marketing executive for Edinburgh property investment and lettings specialist Cullen Property. Hannah originally from Aberdeen, graduated from QMU in 2015 with a BA (Hons) in Media, and since then has undertaken internships with public relations and marketing agencies in order to further her experience. Hannah said: “It can be a difficult process trying to find your first job as a graduate and I’m extremely grateful to have this opportunity with Cullen Property. I can’t wait to hit the ground running and start meeting with prospective investors and tenants at property shows and student accommodation fairs.” Claire develops expertise in family business N OW A READER IN Enterprise and Family Business at QMU, Dr Claire Seaman originally studied Dietetics at Queen Margaret before graduating in 1988. She has continued to develop her career at the University within the Division of Business, Enterprise and Management, specialising in family business research. She is now one of few people in the UK who is known as an expert in this specialist field of research. Steve Coyle, Operations Director at Cullen Property, says: “We are delighted to have our first in-house marketing executive. The experience Hannah has gained through working with local marketing and public relation firms will be a huge asset to us and bring a fresh approach to our current in-house marketing activities.” ❒ Having researched family business both in the UK and internationally, Dr Seaman has gone on to establish a family business research group involving Family Business United. In addition to supervising 14 doctorial students, Claire recently developed two master’s programmes with a family business focus for QMU, and is currently looking to develop family business education internationally. Reunions For further information on the new family business masters programmes visit: www.qmu.ac.uk ❒ Some former classmates are getting together to celebrate the anniversary of their graduation. Contact alumni@qmu.ac.uk for more information on the following reunions. Diploma in Life Sciences class of 1976 A small group meet every year in August and are keen to hear from more former classmates. Occupational Therapy class of 1977 This group started their training at the Astley Ainslie and are planning a 40th anniversary reunion in October. Occupational Therapy class of 1978 Another Astley Ainslie group who are planning a 40th anniversary reunion in 2018. Speech & Language Therapy class 1987 A 30th anniversary reunion is planned for later this year. 10 years of PG programmes in Public Service Management We are hosting a celebratory event on Friday 23 June 2017 on campus. We would be delighted if you could join us. The event will include both alumni and current students from: - Executive Masters in Public Services Management - MBA (Healthcare Management) - MBA (Public Services Management) - PgCert Public Services Governance - MSc Public Services Leadership - Master of Public Administration (MPA) - PhD Christie develops career in communications C HRISTIE MCMONAGLE was one of the first group of students to move into halls at the new Musselburgh campus. She was a direct entrant into second year and left in 2010 before spending a year as Vice President of the Students’ Union. Christie said: “Following my term as VP, I worked as Senior Marketing, Sales and Events Co-ordinator for Le Monde in Edinburgh before moving to Attacat Internet Marketing to do Business Developm ent. At the end of 2013, I became the Royal British Legion Scotland's Marketing and Communications Officer holding responsibility for the communications of the veteran charity across the country. Among many other things the role has included being the editor of the charity magazine with a circulation of over 25,000 and winner of two awards (Best Printed Publication at the Institute of Internal Communications Awards and 'Front Cover of the Year' at the PPA Independent Publishers Awards). I am also the Marketing and Communications Officer for Poppyscotland which involves all the communications and marketing of the Scottish Poppy Appeal. I still keep in touch with the guys I lived with in Block G in QMU’s halls of residence and, this summer, I will be bridesmaid to a QMU graduate from the same block. ❒ If you are interested in organising your own reunion please get in touch and we can help you reach out to your former classmates. QMYOU / Where Are You Now? 29