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The founding of the Edinburgh School of Cookery on 9th November 1875 was such a fascinating and remarkable achievement that it has been celebrated throughout the history of QMU and all its predecessor institutions.

Cookery Class, 1880s

Princess Louise Nurses, 1922

Domestic Science Class, 1946

Princess Alice visit, 1958

Pat Denzler, 1966

Laying of Corstorphine Campus Foundation stone, 1968

Students in Corstorphine library, 1972

HM The Queen Campus Opening, 2008

The 135 Club launch, 2010

Whether the event was commemorated in 1925, 1975 or 2000, there have always been contemporary social problems to address and the original motivation of the two founders, Christian Guthrie Wright and Louisa Stevenson, has been recognised as being as relevant and necessary today as it was in 1875. These two women are remembered with great respect and pride and their sense of moral and social benevolence still lies behind the strategic direction of the university to this day; socially relevant education to improve people’s lives.

Funding for Higher Education institutions is at a critical level and universities are looking to make savings across the board in resources, staffing etc. but the one area that must remain a priority is the experience of the students themselves.

Many of the students at QMU make huge personal and financial sacrifices to complete their studies and gain a degree. Every effort is made to ensure these cut backs do not impact on the students’ academic and personal experiences and that the quality of the students’ learning, personal development opportunities, activities and support are the very best possible. The university is unable to financially support all areas of student activity, for example attendance at professional conferences, student exchanges, sport, so we are asking for help.

You can support the work of QMU by making a donation. Your gift will help us in our mission of providing relevant teaching and research which makes a real practical impact and transforms people’s lives.

Many of the students at QMU make huge personal and financial sacrifices to complete their studies and gain a degree. You can support them through giving to Student Fund or the Vice-Chancellor’s Fund.

By giving to the LRC Book Fund, you can enrich our library collection which supports the learning of our students.

Or by giving to the Unrestricted Fund, you can allow us to use your money according to the greatest need.

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