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The Student Development Fund

At Queen Margaret University we are committed to supporting our students, helping them make the most of the opportunities available to them and ensuring that they have the best possible experience as a QMU student.

The Student Development Fund exists thanks to the generous donations of alumni, friends and QMU staff whose support ensures 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.

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The Student Development Fund

The Student Development Fund

The Student Development Fund

The Student Development Fund

The Student Development Fund

The Student Development Fund

The Student Development Fund

The Student Development Fund

The Student Development Fund

What is it?

The Student Development Fund is an opportunities fund designed to support student-led projects, initiatives and activities which are UK-based and can be demonstrated to have a positive benefit on our students, and/or the university and/or the wider community.

The funding is available to all individuals, clubs and societies or other groups made up of QMU students.

What does it fund?

The fund is not a hardship fund but has been designed to support projects which would not happen without receiving financial support.

In the past year, the Student Development Fund has supported:

  • MSc Art Psychotherapy students organise their End of Year Art Exhibition.
  • A group of students studying BA (Hons) Drama & Performance write, produce and perform at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
  • A BA (Hons) Drama & Performance student attend an aerial performance skills course and purchase aerial performance equipment.
  • A BA (Hons) Media student buy materials and software to further develop his photography skills.

How to apply?

Applications should be sent to development@qmu.ac.uk by 5pm on 20th January 2016.

All applications should be supported by a written reference from a member of QMU academic staff, confirming suitability for such an award. Please ensure that you allow enough time to contact the person endorsing your application.

For any queries regarding this award, please contact Donna Cochrane in the Development Office at development@qmu.ac.uk

The Student Development Fund Application Form

The Student Development Fund Guidelines




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