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30 August 2018 by Claire Seaman

Family owned firms are the most common form of business in existence. Definitions vary (and are inde read more

29 August 2018 by Ysabelle Graham-Smith

At this time of year, we start sending out invitations to interviews to applicants for courses where read more

20 June 2018 by Professor Brigid Daniel

Who’d want to be a teacher? Today, far from being seen as valued professionals, teachers are portray read more

18 April 2018 by Bea Welmer

Queen Margaret has the upper hand in terms of a strong sense of community compared to other universi read more

13 March 2018 by Simon Sohm

Today, family firms represent from 80 up to 98 per cent of all companies globally and reach between read more

09 January 2018 by Dr Ann Clark

Communication difficulty is the most common type of disability experienced by children and adults an read more

22 December 2017 by Jacqueline Ackermann and Franziska Karthaus

When our lecturers first suggested in class how great it would be if students set up a Psychology/So read more

05 October 2017 by Mel Fraser

PR, marketing and events management... it’s an industry I know I want to spend my working life in. I read more

25 September 2017 by Stephen Darling

In the classic film ‘Casablanca’, there is a famous scene when Humphrey Bogart instructs the piano p read more

25 September 2017 by Adrian Crighton

At this point it's fair to say that I'm all about QMU. At one stage this year I not only studied, bu read more

25 September 2017 by Dr Olivia Sagan

When Labour MP Jo Cox was brutally murdered on June 16th last year, on her agenda was a plan to laun read more

14 September 2017 by Professor Alastair Ager

Edinburgh recently welcomed the 1,000th person granted refuge in Scotland through the Syrian Resettl read more

07 July 2017 by Lynne Russell

Returning to work from holiday is often a chore however, on this occasion my spirits were lifted as read more

17 June 2017 by Amy Millar and Amy McCue

We are Amy Millar and Amy McCue - more commonly known on our course as “The Amy’s”. Both being 20, w read more

16 June 2017 by Callum McEachern

“How to make the most of your studies?” is a question that is often asked. What are the best techniq read more

16 June 2017 by Callum McEachern

Prepare before you get to the University. Consider attending an open day event to find out what is i read more

16 June 2017 by Callum McEachern

Moving away from home can be daunting whether you are undergraduate or a postgraduate. At Queen Marg read more

16 June 2017 by Iain Scott

For me higher education is about working towards achieving your potential to catapult you into the n read more

16 June 2017 by Kim Lawlor

From where I started my academic journey, like many things in life, I have arrived at a very differe read more

16 June 2017 by Lucie Weir

Life in general is a bit tricky on a student budget. Believe me, I know. I’ve been there. Once the s read more

16 June 2017 by Lucie Weir

Have you ever wondered, where do you even begin with food shopping? Well, hopefully this strategic a read more

16 June 2017 by Lucie Weir

When at university, the mere thought of exams can be exhausting - as deadlines, essays and group wor read more

16 June 2017 by Lucie Weir

As I mentioned previously in the part I of this series [exam fuel – snacks], trying to cook and eat read more

16 June 2017 by Lucie Weir

I’m sure you are probably quite well aware that we are recommended to eat five portions of fruit and read more

16 June 2017 by Mohammed Maj Meah

There is a completely different feeling living outside the campus and inside. I lived in halls of re read more

16 June 2017 by Paul Surgenor

My experience and the things I learned from a Semester Down Under.... read more

16 June 2017 by Taja Strle

Moving abroad isn't easy. No matter how prepared we are, it is inevitable that we'll have some sort read more

16 June 2017 by Claire Seaman

The links between migration and starting up a small business are well established – starting a busin read more

16 June 2017 by Claire Seaman

Family business as a research field has developed significantly in recent years and there is quite a read more

16 June 2017 by Claire Seaman

Family and Smaller Enterprises (FaSE) Impact and Sustainability for Family and Smaller Enterprises read more

16 June 2017 by Stephen Darling

By now, the outcome of the US election has lost its novelty and, you have probably begun to acknowle read more

16 June 2017 by Lynne Russell

With a new year, comes a renewed drive to trim the waist line and shed the extra pounds gained durin read more

16 June 2017 by Chris Gill

To mark World Consumer Rights Day in 2016, experts from Queen Margaret University’s Consumer Dispute read more

08 May 2017 by Professor Sophie Witter

Tuberculosis continues to be one of the world’s biggest killers, and remains in the top 10 causes of read more

28 November 2016 by Professor Alastair Ager

In the summer of 2005, when Scotland hosted the G8 summit at Gleneagles, global health issues were h read more

19 September 2015 by Professor Alastair Ager

The youth and community centre in Mafraq we were visiting bore all the familiar hallmarks of a facil read more

13 July 2015 by Dr David Stevenson

It’s August and once again Edinburgh is festooned with creativity. Street performers holler from sti read more

31 March 2015 by Suzanne Fustukian

In recent years, numerous ‘wake-up ‘ calls have been issued to alert the global community to the urg read more