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4th May 2022

In this week's QMU student news:

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Summer Job Opportunities

Are you looking for a summer job? QMU Accommodation Services are hiring! We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic and customer focused people to join our Reception and Housekeeping teams over the busy summer period.

You can find more information about the roles on the QMU Vacancies section of our website. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email.

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Invite to QMU researchers – Scottish Data Lab Community


The Data Lab is Scotland’s SFC Funded Innovation Centre for data and AI. It aims to help Scotland maximise value from data – a major challenge-led research priority. Data Lab is really keen to engage with QMU researchers and have extended an invite to join their The Data Lab Community, which aims to get an unbiased data science community established in Scotland

A current priority is data driven health and wellbeing in Scotland. How do we look after the health and wellbeing of ourselves and those around us? How is data transforming the way we think about healthcare and wellbeing? If this is a topic you're interested in or if you would like to connect with the Data Lab please contact rkedu@qmu.ac.uk. They have a range of resources and funding to support engagement with researchers.

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The Sea of Hope - Scottish Screening

Don't miss the only Scottish screening of award-winning filmmaker Walid Salhab's latest short film, The Sea of Hope, before it enters the international film festival circuit. The film, about the plight of refugees, will be shown in Portobello along with one of Salhab's other multi award-winning short films in a film festival style event and discussed with a panel including experts on film and refugeedom. Both 7 minute films are informed by Salhab's own lived experience as a refugee and focus on giving a voice to the displaced and marginalised. The 2nd film to be screened, 'Bra-et Al Rouh', aka 'Innocence of the Spirit', raises awareness of Palestinian refugees and has won 12 awards worldwide.

The Sea of Hope focuses on a Middle Eastern refugee father and son's dangerous sea journey trying to escape their war-torn country. The film highlights the fears and the peril and the risks the refugees take just to have a chance of a semi normal life. It is a 2D animation and we will also showcase the work of the artist who has contributed to the film Cristiana Messina who will demonstrate how to make animations during the 30-minute interval. Although only released this month it has already been shortlisted for The Venice Shorts festival.

Because they are entered for film awards these films will not be available online or widely shown.
Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite or will be available on door. All funds raised go to the charity STEKAskills  to help marginalized people in Malawi get their voices heard.

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Online Postgraduate Open Day – Thursday, 5 May 2022

If you’re a current undergraduate student, why not take part in our Online Postgraduate Open day this Thursday to find out what further study options are open to you following graduation. It may be that you can progress your studies in your current area or change the focus of your studies and career path completely.

Postgraduate study is often very flexible in delivery and QM graduates benefit from a 10% discount on postgraduate level study. Find out more and register.

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Calling all final-year students – let’s stay in touch


So we can stay in touch with you after graduation, we need your consent. To sign up, please complete and submit the Alumni Opt-In Form .
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“Going Off Script With…” podcast series – final episode NOW AVAILABLE

The sixth and final episode of the QMU Alumni podcast series, "Going Off Script With..." is now available.

It features the award-winning playwright and screenwriter, Stef Smith (Class of 2009 Drama and Theatre Arts graduate).

Stef joined Dean of the School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management, Professor David Stevenson for our first ever alumni podcast series, “Going Off Script With...”, which celebrates 50 years for drama and performing arts teaching at QMU.

She talks about discovering a love for writing during her degree, her journey to becoming a successful writer and her memories of staying in Stevenson Halls.

You can listen to Stef’s full episode now 

Earlier episodes with more of our amazing alumni are still available on Spreaker including:

• Class of 1988 Stage Management graduate, Steve Parkinson (Chief Strategic Partnerships and Events Officer at Bauer Media Group)
• Class of 2002 Drama and Theatre Arts graduate, Jemima Levick (Artistic Director at A Play, A Pie and A Pint)
• Class of 1996 Acting graduate, Paul Ewing (Composer and Producer)
• Class of 2011 Drama and Theatre Arts graduate, Emma Hay (Programme Manager at Edinburgh International Festival)
• Class of 2001 Acting graduate, Jordan Young (Actor)

Join the anniversary celebrations by tuning in.

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Give Cycle Space

Cycling Scotland are launching their Give Cycle Space campaign this week.

They aim to raise awareness about safe passing practice (cars should give cyclists a minimum of 1.5m when overtaking).

To find out more and to watch their short video visit.

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11th May 2022

In this week's QMU student news:

 

Calling all final-year students – let’s stay in touch


So we can stay in touch with you after graduation, we need your consent.
To sign up, please complete and submit the Alumni Opt-In Form – it only takes a minute.

 

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Survey prize winners!

National Student Survey (NSS)
Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

Two lucky students have each won a £50 Amazon voucher for completing the NSS. Congratulations to Chloe Dow and Juuso Nykanen

Congratulations also to the winner of the PRES – Mairéad Murray – who won a £50 Amazon voucher.

Thanks to all those who responded and provided feedback on their learning experience at QMU. We really value your feedback and the results of the survey are shared with the Student Experience Committee, Deans, Heads of Divisions, Programme Leaders, professional services and the Students’ Union.

 

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Stepping into your Career – Online


Are you leaving QMU in summer 2022? Looking for practical hints and times to help you take the first steps in your career after University?
Join this online session run by the Careers & Employability team, taking place on Monday 23rd May. We will be covering topics including finding the career that’s right for you, CVs hints and time and job application advice including interviews.
10.30am-2.30pm – this is an online interactive session, please be available for the full event time as sessions are linked together.
Book your place now!

 

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Ready to start building your digital skills?

Your Digital Pathway is a free digital skills course from Santander in collaboration with the Institute of Coding, and the award winning TechUP initiative at Durham University.
The course will help you take the first step on the pathway to building your digital skills, and supports:
• Return to, or start education
• Return to or start work, or to pivot your career
• Set up a business online
The course is taught at an introductory level and includes up to 8 hours of content which can be completed in your own time, and at your own pace.
Everyone who completes the course will receive a certificate of achievement and will also be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win one of 88 Santander grants worth up to £2,500, available to use on the tailored Santander Aspire webstore to purchase a range of items including laptops, tablets and Chromebooks.
Registration is now open and applications close on 29 June 2022.
Find more info and how to apply here

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The Papple Steading Digital Media Prize @ QMU

Open to groups of 4th year UG students, PG students and recent alumni
QMU are partnering with the Papple Steading to offer the opportunity for emerging digital content creators to chronicle agriculture in the Lothian’s and Scotland since the 18th century.
There will be two prizes of £4,500 each for project delivery, with the winning works being displayed at the Papple Steading and may also be shown as part of the annual QMU graduate showcase. Stage 1 Deadline 30 May 2022.

For more information, contact development@qmu.ac.uk.

 

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Wi-Fi restart 8:30am 13/05/2022


As part of essential maintenance IT Services will be restarting Wi-Fi throughout the campus at 8:30am on Friday 13/05/2022 – this should last no longer than 30 mins. The restart will affect all devices that connect to ‘Eduroam’, ‘Guest’, ‘IOT_Halls’ and ‘iPad_WLAN’ Wi-Fi services. We apologise for the short notice and very much appreciate your patience.

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SHIFT – www.shiftintoyourfuture.com

SHIFT into a new way of thinking about your practice, your projects and your career and collaborate with students from the Glasgow School of Art, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

The aim of SHIFT is to deliver specialised events, and resources to budding creative entrepreneurs, freelancers, artists, producers and performers like you! . The landmark programme is the SHIFT summer school. During the programme you will learn about your strengths and how to tell your story along with what you need to know about business, branding and marketing yourself.

This FREE programme is going to be delivered on line (w/c 5th September 2022) and we are in the process of pulling together a really exciting programme with fantastic industry speakers from across the creative arts sector. For information on last years programme and speakers please see our website and our video 

The aim of the week is to have fun and equip you with the collaborative, practical and professional skills you will need to “shift” you into a career in the Arts and Creative industries. By the end of the week you will leave with new ideas, networks and an action plan for the next steps in their career. So if you are in 3rd or 4th year and are thinking about your next steps and what to do SHIFT is for you!

Applications are open NOW! Places are limited so we would recommend that that you get your application in quickly! Apply HERE

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Big Plastic Count

The Big Plastic Count - the UK’s biggest investigation into household plastic waste runs from the 16th - 22nd May.
They Count aims to find out about about how much plastic passes through our homes and what happens to it, and gather new game-changing evidence to tackle the plastic crisis.

Find out more here

 

 

18th May 2022

In this week's QMU student news:

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It’s a wrap on our “Going Off Script With…” podcast series

The sixth and final episode with the award-winning writer Stef Smith completes our “Going Off Script With…” podcast series.

In our first ever alumni podcast series, we celebrate fifty years of drama and performing arts teaching at QMU.

During each episode, our amazing alumni have chatted candidly about their QMU days through to career highlights with podcast host Professor David Stevenson, Dean of the School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management.

All episodes are available on Spreaker so tune in to hear from:

• Steve Parkinson - Chief Strategic Partnerships and Events Officer at Bauer Media Group
• Jemima Levick - Artistic Director at A Play, A Pie and A Pint
• Paul Ewing - Composer and Producer
• Emma Hay - Programme Manager at Edinburgh International Festival
• Jordan Young - Actor
• Stef Smith - Playwright and screenwriter

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day


Thursday May 19th is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) – a day for everyone to take time out to think and talk about digital access and inclusion.
The TEL team are hosting two online sessions where we hope to raise awareness of the positive impact of accessible content across our modules and to improve overall digital accessibility at the University.
These sessions are for students and staff.


1. Digital Accessibility Awareness Session 10:00-10:45


This session introduces GAAD, UK digital accessibility regulations and will demonstrate some simple, practical steps you can take to evaluate the accessibility of your digital teaching materials.


2. Accessibility Fixathon 14:00-14:45


A Learning Technologist will be on-hand to offer advice on how to make your course materials more accessible and how you can use the Blackboard Ally tool to review and improve your content. Drop-in at any point to have a chat or bring along specific materials you want to work on.
Can't make either session?
If you can’t attend the Awareness Session or the Fixathon, we encourage all staff with a Hub site to take five minutes to run the Accessibility Checker.
Under Course Management on the left-hand menu, select 'Control Panel > Course Tools > Accessibility Checker'. This will generate an Accessibility Report and lead you to make any changes to your site to make it more accessible.

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Inaugural Seminar IGHD Seminar Series ‘Rethinking Global Health and Development’

 

We are pleased to invite you to the Inaugural Seminar of the IGHD Seminar Series ‘Rethinking Global Health and Development. The Seminar Series, convened by Dr Paul Kadetz and Dr Marcia Vera-Espinoza, brings together scholars who will discuss and debate important current issues related to Global Health and Development. The next seminar of the IGHD series will continue in the fall.

Our inaugural seminar, organised and chaired by Dr Luciana Brondi, will have Dr Gwenetta D. Curry as our invited speaker. The seminar will take place on Tuesday 17th of May, 2022, 13:00-15:00, and will be focusing on the impact of pre-existing racial and social inequalities on health outcomes for COVID-19 and access to maternal and neonatal healthcare in the UK. Dr Curry is a Lecturer of Race, Ethnicity, and Health in the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh.

Gwenetta’s research interests are Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, Critical Race Theory, and Black Family Studies. She is the co-author of the UNCOVER Covid-19 Evidence review “What is the Evidence on Ethnic Variation on Covid-19 Incidence and Outcomes,” and “Sharpening the global focus on ethnicity and race in the time of COVID-19” which has recently appeared in The Lancet. She is a member of The Royal Society’s DELVE Initiative and a senior research associate in the Global Health Governance Programme at the University of Edinburgh Medical School. She is also a member of the UK Inclusive Data Taskforce and the Medical School Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Alliance. Please find attached a file with Dr Gwenetta Curry’s biography and some key publications.

Date: Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, from 13:00-15:00.
Location:


• The seminar will be held in person, in Room 3092 at QMU.
Link for attendance online
Please register through the following link: Register


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Multifactor Authentication (MFA)


Thank you for feedback provided when we launched MFA for accessing the desktop remotely. We have implemented changes to improve setup and usage of the service but still have high levels of protection when accessing Horizon.

With the success of Horizon and usage of MFA for access, the ITS team are looking to launch MFA for other services to protect the university. If you have already signed up for MFA then no further action will be needed as additional services are added.

A newly created web page is now available Multi Factor Authentication | Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (qmu.ac.uk)

The site gives information on

• Rationale for the implementation of the service
• Setup
• Usage
• The procedure for changing your mobile phone or getting a new number

We recommend everyone has a look at the website even if you have set it up already as it gives important information if you plan to change phone or number.

Over the next few weeks, we will be launching a modification that will prompt you to sign up to MFA when using Office365 outwith the university network. You can postpone signup for now, but we highly recommend signing up using the links provided on the website.

If you have any questions or queries, then please feel free to drop myself an email.

Regards,

Mark

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Lydia Osteoporosis Project at the Menopause Café

Are you concerned about your osteoporosis risk? Want to learn more about what you can do to manage or prevent bone loss?

Bone loss increases during perimenopause and menopause but there are lots of things you can do to reduce the impact this will have on your future.

Come along to Maggie’s on Wednesday 25th May at 10am to meet the Lydia Osteoporosis Project team and learn about lifestyle factors, nutrition, and movement that can help keep your bones healthy.

You will be able to test your strength and balance (but there is no pressure to do this – you’re welcome to come and just listen).

You will learn what exercises are most effective for improving bone density.

As well as this, there will be access to all the usual support, information and cake that the menopause café has to offer. Come along for a chat or just to listen, everyone is welcome.

Any questions please email Jo Burns, HR Partner – jburns1@qmu.ac.uk

Hope to see you there!!

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End of Year Show

Students at Queen Margaret University are delighted to bring live theatre back to the stage with their Performing Arts End of Year Showcase to be held at the end of May.  This year’s Showcase will be a melting pot of creative talent with 40 students from across QMU’s creative industries courses contributing to a performance of Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy of Errors’.  

Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare’s most farcical comedies. In its classic form, it involved two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth, leading to a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities. However, QMU drama lecturer and director, Kate Nelson’s surrealist version literarily turns the play on its head – the sky becomes the floor and vice versa, girls and boys dress as their opposite gender, and four sets of twins create a series of hysterical scenarios resulting in multiple identity confusion. So, there is plenty to get the old grey matter working, and audiences can expect lots of fun and laughter, as well as great acting, stunning costumes and wonderful live music throughout.   

Students from Drama, Drama & Performance, Acting, Costume Design and Construction, Theatre and Film, and Film and Media degree courses will all be involved with the Showcase, which will be staged at the Assembly Roxy, Roxburgh Place in Edinburgh from 28th – 29th May.  QMU’s Showcase provides a wonderful platform to share the range of creativity that is present across the different student disciplines. The audience is sure to delight in a spectacle of beautifully crafted costumes designed and created by our BA (Hons) Costume Design and Construction students. This year, a band will be on stage throughout the entire performance, with musical direction from student Danny Menzies, and lighting and sound by Edinburgh Lighting and Sound graduates.

Performance will take place on Saturday 28th from 2pm - 4pm and 7.30pm – 9.30pm and Sunday 29th May from 7.30pm – 9.30pm at the Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place in Edinburgh, EH8 9SU.  

 

Tickets can be bought here

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Closure of the Nook – Wednesday 18th May @ 2pm

Due to some filming taking place, please note that the Nook will close at 2pm on Wednesday 18th May and will re-open on the morning of Thursday 19th May.

Starbucks will remain open until 3.30pm and Maggies will be open until 7pm.  The vending machines on level 2 and 3 will also be available.

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Calling all final-year students – let’s stay in touch

 

So we can stay in touch with you after graduation, we need your consent.
To sign up, please complete and submit the Alumni Opt-In Form – it only takes a minute.

 

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SHIFT – www.shiftintoyourfuture.com

SHIFT into a new way of thinking about your practice, your projects and your career and collaborate with students from the Glasgow School of Art, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

The aim of SHIFT is to deliver specialised events, and resources to budding creative entrepreneurs, freelancers, artists, producers and performers like you! . The landmark programme is the SHIFT summer school. During the programme you will learn about your strengths and how to tell your story along with what you need to know about business, branding and marketing yourself.

This FREE programme is going to be delivered on line (w/c 5th September 2022) and we are in the process of pulling together a really exciting programme with fantastic industry speakers from across the creative arts sector. For information on last years programme and speakers please see our website and our video

The aim of the week is to have fun and equip you with the collaborative, practical and professional skills you will need to “shift” you into a career in the Arts and Creative industries. By the end of the week you will leave with new ideas, networks and an action plan for the next steps in their career. So if you are in 3rd or 4th year and are thinking about your next steps and what to do SHIFT is for you!

Applications are open NOW! Places are limited so we would recommend that that you get your application in quickly! Apply HERE

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Ready to start building your digital skills?

Your Digital Pathway is a free digital skills course from Santander in collaboration with the Institute of Coding, and the award winning TechUP initiative at Durham University.

The course will help you take the first step on the pathway to building your digital skills, and supports:

  • Return to, or start education
  • Return to or start work, or to pivot your career
  • Set up a business online

The course is taught at an introductory level and includes up to 8 hours of content which can be completed in your own time, and at your own pace.

Everyone who completes the course will receive a certificate of achievement and will also be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win one of 88 Santander grants worth up to £2,500, available to use on the tailored Santander Aspire webstore to purchase a range of items including laptops, tablets and Chromebooks.

Registration is now open and applications close on 29 June 2022.

Find more info and how to apply here

 

25th May 2022

In this week's QMU student news:

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End of Year Show

Students at Queen Margaret University are delighted to bring live theatre back to the stage with their Performing Arts End of Year Showcase to be held at the end of May. This year’s Showcase will be a melting pot of creative talent with 40 students from across QMU’s creative industries courses contributing to a performance of Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy of Errors’.


Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare’s most farcical comedies. In its classic form, it involved two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth, leading to a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities. However, QMU drama lecturer and director, Kate Nelson’s surrealist version literarily turns the play on its head – the sky becomes the floor and vice versa, girls and boys dress as their opposite gender, and four sets of twins create a series of hysterical scenarios resulting in multiple identity confusion. So, there is plenty to get the old grey matter working, and audiences can expect lots of fun and laughter, as well as great acting, stunning costumes and wonderful live music throughout.


Students from Drama, Drama & Performance, Acting, Costume Design and Construction, Theatre and Film, and Film and Media degree courses will all be involved with the Showcase, which will be staged at the Assembly Roxy, Roxburgh Place in Edinburgh from 28th – 29th May. QMU’s Showcase provides a wonderful platform to share the range of creativity that is present across the different student disciplines. The audience is sure to delight in a spectacle of beautifully crafted costumes designed and created by our BA (Hons) Costume Design and Construction students. This year, a band will be on stage throughout the entire performance, with musical direction from student Danny Menzies, and lighting and sound by Edinburgh Lighting and Sound graduates.

Performances will take place on Saturday 28th from 2pm - 4pm and 7.30pm – 9.30pm and Sunday 29th May from 7.30pm – 9.30pm at the Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place in Edinburgh, EH8 9SU.


Tickets can be bought here https://assemblyfestival.com/roxy/whats-on/comedy-of-errors
To see behind the scenes content and more follow @theatreinthegarden22 on Instagram

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Mindful Walk for Ukraine

 

A Mindful Walk for Ukraine will take place on campus on Thursday the 26th of May. The walk is in support of the ‘Get 2 Safety Challenge’ that is raising funds for medical supplies for people in the Ukraine.

Join the walk at 1pm, gathering at the allotment area, whatever the weather. The event will last for around 45 minutes. Guidance in the practice of mindful walking will be offered at the start, also inviting participants to to use contemplation and poetry along the way. The walk will be facilitated by Lynn Wallace (lwallace@qmu.ac.uk) from the Division of Nursing and Paramedic science.

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Registration is now open for Healthy Hearing, Healthy Ageing 2022 taking place on Wednesday 31st August at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.

ABOUT


This is a new conference focusing on hearing health in adults. Talks will explore topics that lead to an integrated approach to working with individuals with hearing impairment. We will discuss the epidemiology of hearing impairment and the relationship between hearing impairment and cognition and the role of person-centred practice in hearing health care.
The principles and benefits of person-centred working, including working in multidisciplinary settings will be discussed with a particular focus on the needs of older people and those in long term and palliative care.
Hearing impairment affects not only the service user but also their significant others and professionals who work with them. Therefore the content is applicable to a range of professionals within health and social care settings.
The sessions will provide an opportunity to explore current issues and best practice, drawing on evidence from research.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND


This conference will be of particular interest to the following individuals: Health and Social Care professionals, Nurses, GPs, third sector workers, Audiologists, and Allied Health Professionals.
Programme topics will include epidemiology of adult hearing loss, social impact of hearing loss in adults, working in multidisciplinary teams and more!
For more information and to register visit here ______________________________________________________________________________________

 

Scotrail Train Update

Scotrail have announced a temporary new service timetable due to disputes over pay and driver shortages.
The new timetable means that the last Edinburgh - North Berwick (calling at Musselburgh) will leave Waverley at 19:40 instead of the previous time of 23:12.

Please check the Scotrail website for other changes to services across Scotland.

 

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European Music Therapy Conference at QMU


The music therapy programme team is gearing to host the 12th European Music Therapy Conference 
It’s a fully hybrid conference with delegates joining us from around the world. More than 550 will be on campus, so you may want to mark 8-12 June in your diaries as a busy and musical week, but we would love to see you there! Please do spread the word #emtc2022 and contribute to the discussions #shoogle

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High Flyers 2022: Student Ambassadors Required

High Flyers 2022: 5 x Student Ambassadors Required
Tuesday 14th June 2022

What is High Flyers?


High Flyers is a schools engagement project QMU’s Widening Participation and Outreach (WPO) team have supported for a number of years. S4 pupils attending some of Edinburgh and Lothian’s LEAPS Group 1 Schools spend a school day on campus and take part in an activity aimed at supporting insights into post-school higher education opportunities and student life.

What do pupils do?


· The campus activity puts the pupils into groups of up to seven and pairs each group with an undergraduate student and a member of staff from LEAPS/WPO who is there simply for safeguarding purposes.
· The student takes their group to several key locations on campus where they have questions to answer about that location. Each group has a smart phone and they take photos or short videos at each location.
· The groups then come back to either a computer lab or teaching suite and work with their undergraduate student on an Adobe Spark presentation of what they have learned that day. They plug in their photos and videos, add some music and text and make something that represents their visit. These films are then shown to the whole group.
· The whole group also has a break somewhere on campus; typically the student union.

What will Ambassadors do?
Each student will have a group of six or seven pupils and teachers to work with for the day and will support delivery of the activity outlined above as well as buddy-up with their group of pupils over the breaks/lunch time. Sessions will be led by LEAPS staff. Ambassadors will be invited to a pre-event briefing via MS Teams w/c 6th June.

When is it and what do I do if I’m interested in helping?
We are hosting pupils from Tynecastle High School on Tuesday 14th June – students would be required to be available from 9.30am to around 2.30pm and we will host a pre-event Teams meeting to brief you in advance of the day of delivery. As a gesture of thanks, each ambassador will receive a £50 Amazon Voucher.

If you can help please email Callum Maguire, Head of WPO, via: cmaguire@qmu.ac.uk

Callum will thereafter be in touch about next steps.

 

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Ready to start building your digital skills?


Your Digital Pathway is a free digital skills course from Santander in collaboration with the Institute of Coding, and the award winning TechUP initiative at Durham University.


The course will help you take the first step on the pathway to building your digital skills, and supports:


• Return to, or start education
• Return to or start work, or to pivot your career
• Set up a business online


The course is taught at an introductory level and includes up to 8 hours of content which can be completed in your own time, and at your own pace.


Everyone who completes the course will receive a certificate of achievement and will also be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win one of 88 Santander grants worth up to £2,500, available to use on the tailored Santander Aspire webstore to purchase a range of items including laptops, tablets and Chromebooks.
Registration is now open and applications close on 29 June 2022.
Find more info and how to apply here

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Sam the Bike Doctor will be on campus this Thursday (26th May, 8:30-10:30)


This is a FREE service for staff and students to have their bike checked and minor issues repaired.
Sam can also offer advice on more major repairs required.

Drop by the Bike racks in University Sq between 8:30-10:30am

This service runs the last Thursday of every month (excluding December)

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Scotland Graduate jobs fair 2022 - 1 June from 10am to 4pm (online)

Join us for Scotland’s largest summer recruitment fair and meet organisations recruiting Scottish students for graduate level roles starting in 2022.
Wherever you are, whatever your subject, there's no barrier to your participation as the fair runs online and is open to students from across Scotland.


Talented students and graduates are in demand, so make the most of this opportunity to talk to representatives from organisations who want to recruit you.


When: Wednesday 1 June 2022, 10:00 - 16:00
Where: Online
Why:
• Explore a range of jobs and opportunities that are looking to hire Scottish students in 2022.
• Participating organisations cover a wide range of industry sectors and sizes, from large graduate recruiters to SMEs.
• Search and approach employers of interest. You can book 1:1 appointments with representatives in advance and take part in live chats on the day.
• Browse exhibitor stalls and speak to representatives to get advice and tips on your applications and understand what it is like to work with them.
Simply register through the link below by entering your email address and following the prompts.
Register here
Find out attending employers and this event co-hosted by all Sottish Universities here 

 

 

1st June 2022

In this week's QMU student news:

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SUDS Pond Path: Temporary Closure: Update

The works to the SUDS Pond has been rescheduled to be carried out on Monday 6th and Tuesday the 7th of June now. The essential maintenance work requires the path around the whole of SUDS pond to be closed. The nature of the works are dependent on good weather and it is hoped that the path closures will only take place during the working day. Barriers will be placed over the paths during the works and we would ask that any signage be adhered to.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Estates & Commercial Services

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Student Results Publication Date

 

Dear Students,

We are pleased to advise that your confirmed module marks, progression/award decisions and transcripts for 2021/2 will be available from Wednesday 15th June 2022 in the QMU portal:

Please ensure you access the portal and take time to read this information carefully. If you have reassessments, this information can also be found on the QMU portal within the results area.

Please get in touch with the school office should you have any queries, thank you.

Kind regards


The School Office
Schooloffice@qmu.ac.uk

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Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

 


Thank you for feedback provided when we launched MFA for accessing the desktop remotely. We have implemented changes to improve setup and usage of the service but still have high levels of protection when accessing Horizon.

With the success of Horizon and usage of MFA for access, the ITS team are looking to launch MFA for other services to protect the university. If you have already signed up for MFA then no further action will be needed as additional services are added.

A newly created web page is now available Multi Factor Authentication | Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (qmu.ac.uk)

The site gives information on
• Rationale for the implementation of the service
• Setup
• Usage
• The procedure for changing your mobile phone or getting a new number

We recommend everyone has a look at the website even if you have set it up already as it gives important information if you plan to change phone or number.

Over the next few weeks, we will be launching a modification that will prompt you to sign up to MFA when using Office365 outwith the university network. You can postpone signup for now, but we highly recommend signing up using the links provided on the website.

If you have any questions or queries, then please feel free to drop myself an email.

Mark Glancy

 

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DEADLINE MONDAY 6 JUNE  - The Papple Steading Digital Media Prize @ QMU – Open to groups of 4th year UG students, PG students and recent alumni

QMU are partnering with the Papple Steading to offer the opportunity for emerging digital content creators to chronicle agriculture in the Lothian’s and Scotland since the 18th century.
There will be two prizes of £4,500 each for project delivery, with the winning works being displayed at the Papple Steading and may also be shown as part of the annual QMU graduate showcase. Stage 1 Deadline 30 May 2022.

For more information, contact development@qmu.ac.uk.

* This competition is open to all programmes of study. eg: Groups could include students from Film and Media, Acting and costume; other examples could be students from Film and Media, dietetics and gastronomy. Note these are just examples. In order to use the QMU Digital Editing Suites and equipment, groups must include a QMU student or recent graduate who has already been trained to use the suites. With this, it is anticipated that groups will include at least one Film and Media student/graduate (this is only essential if the QMU Digital Editing Suites and equipment are to be used).

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Ready to start building your digital skills?


Your Digital Pathway is a free digital skills course from Santander in collaboration with the Institute of Coding, and the award winning TechUP initiative at Durham University.
The course will help you take the first step on the pathway to building your digital skills, and supports:

• Return to, or start education


• Return to or start work, or to pivot your career


• Set up a business online


The course is taught at an introductory level and includes up to 8 hours of content which can be completed in your own time, and at your own pace.


Everyone who completes the course will receive a certificate of achievement and will also be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win one of 88 Santander grants worth up to £2,500, available to use on the tailored Santander Aspire webstore to purchase a range of items including laptops, tablets and Chromebooks.
Registration is now open and applications close on 29 June 2022.
Find more info and how to apply here

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Electrical maintenance and shutdown on campus – know how this may affect you


QMU’s Estates team will be overseeing an electrical shutdown operation on campus over the weekend period from 2nd – 5th June. This is essential work which is part of the annual statutory inspection and maintenance of the electrical distribution network. It is essential to carry out this important work in order to ensure the ongoing safety of students, staff and visitors who use our buildings.


In previous years, this work would have been carried out over a weekend in order to cause minimum disruption, however, this year, the scope of the work has increased and will take place over four days.
How may this electrical shutdown affect you?


Thursday 2nd – Friday 3 June: Power will remain available in the Academic Buildings. Work being carried out will only impact QMU’s Energy Centre and drama workshops located in the area near the pond. The Academic Building and Residences will not be affected on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June.


Saturday 4th and 5th June: The Academic Building will be closed and will reopen again for normal activity on Monday 6th June.


Sunday 5th June: The Sports Centre will be closed on the afternoon of Sunday 5th, from 12:30 and Maggie’s will be closed all day.


Student Residences will be open throughout the full phase of the electrical inspection project.

We appreciate that there is no ideal time for a university to be without power but please be assured that we are working hard to keep disruption to a minimum for staff, students and visitors and to be able to resume normal services as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we progress this electrical inspection work which is an essential part of protecting the safety of our QMU community and ensuring the reliability of our electrical systems for the year ahead.

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European Music Therapy Conference at Queen Margaret University: 8 – 12th June 2022

After 3.5 years of planning, we are delighted to welcome delegates from across the globe to participate in the 12th European Music Therapy Conference and showcase Queen Margaret University as a destination for association events.

Registration for the conference will begin on Wednesday 8th June, with the opening ceremony being held on the evening of the 8th in 1875. The main conference will then begin on Thursday 9th June to Sunday 12th June.
We are expecting in excess of 500 delegates per day, with 150 staying on campus. The main catering for the event will be provided in 1875.

Please note that the Nook with remain open to staff and students throughout and Starbucks and Maggie’s will also be open during their normal opening hours. Please note however that no seating will be available in 1875 or the Piano Bar throughout the duration of the conference.

The building will be very busy over this period and we appreciate your understanding in considering alternative arrangements for your breaks.

If you have any queries about the conference, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Many thanks

The Events Team

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High Flyers 2022: 5 x Student Ambassadors Required
Tuesday 14th June 2022

What is High Flyers?


High Flyers is a schools engagement project QMU’s Widening Participation and Outreach (WPO) team have supported for a number of years. S4 pupils attending some of Edinburgh and Lothian’s LEAPS Group 1 Schools spend a school day on campus and take part in an activity aimed at supporting insights into post-school higher education opportunities and student life.

What do pupils do?


• The campus activity puts the pupils into groups of up to seven and pairs each group with an undergraduate student and a member of staff from LEAPS/WPO who is there simply for safeguarding purposes.


• The student takes their group to several key locations on campus where they have questions to answer about that location. Each group has a smart phone and they take photos or short videos at each location.


• The groups then come back to either a computer lab or teaching suite and work with their undergraduate student on an Adobe Spark presentation of what they have learned that day. They plug in their photos and videos, add some music and text and make something that represents their visit. These films are then shown to the whole group.


• The whole group also has a break somewhere on campus; typically the student union.

What will Ambassadors do?


Each student will have a group of six or seven pupils and teachers to work with for the day and will support delivery of the activity outlined above as well as buddy-up with their group of pupils over the breaks/lunch time. Sessions will be led by LEAPS staff. Ambassadors will be invited to a pre-event briefing via MS Teams w/c 6th June.

When is it and what do I do if I’m interested in helping?


We are hosting pupils from Tynecastle High School on Tuesday 14th June – students would be required to be available from 9.30am to around 2.30pm and we will host a pre-event Teams meeting to brief you in advance of the day of delivery. As a gesture of thanks, each ambassador will receive a £50 Amazon Voucher.

If you can help please email Callum Maguire, Head of WPO, via: cmaguire@qmu.ac.uk

Callum will thereafter be in touch about next steps.

 

8th June 2022

In this week's QMU student news:

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Catering Outlets - w/c 6th June

 

As there are several events taking place w/c 6 June, we are expecting all catering outlets to be busier than normal.

Please ensure you leave adequate time when ordering your food on campus. As a reminder we are now serving a soup of the day and a hot option/vegan option daily from Starbucks.

Many thanks

The Catering Team

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Summer Resit Programme 27th June to 8th July 2022

 

Dear students

If you are an Undergraduate student who may need to resit or resubmit an assessment, then you can apply to get support on ELS' 10-day Resit Programme running from Monday 27th June to Friday 8th July. The programme will be able to offer support for up to 50 students (first come, first serve!)

The programme consists of workshops on Academic Skills, Mindfulness, PALs, and from the LRC. You will also be allocated an individual Study Skills Tutor to work with you on your reassessment.

The programme will:

1. help develop strategies for time management, planning essays, approaching revision and exams, and dealing with anxiety.
2. provide you with dedicated individual support in your reassessment(s).

If you need to retake an exam or resubmit an assignment you will be notified by the university, but you may already know from Semester 1 results.

You can apply for a place on the programme AND you will need to confirm your place. For more information and to book a place 

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Your Digital Pathway


Ready to start building your digital skills?


Your Digital Pathway is a free digital skills course from Santander in collaboration with the Institute of Coding, and the award winning TechUP initiative at Durham University.


The course will help you take the first step on the pathway to building your digital skills, and supports:

• Return to, or start education


• Return to or start work, or to pivot your career


• Set up a business online


The course is taught at an introductory level and includes up to 8 hours of content which can be completed in your own time, and at your own pace.


Everyone who completes the course will receive a certificate of achievement and will also be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win one of 88 Santander grants worth up to £2,500, available to use on the tailored Santander Aspire webstore to purchase a range of items including laptops, tablets and Chromebooks.
Registration is now open and applications close on 29 June 2022.


Find more info and how to apply here

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SHIFT – www.shiftintoyourfuture.com

 

SHIFT into a new way of thinking about your practice, your projects and your career and collaborate with students from the Glasgow School of Art, and the Royal  Conservatoire of Scotland.

 

The aim of SHIFT is to deliver specialised events, and resources to budding creative entrepreneurs, freelancers, artists, producers and performers like you! . The landmark programme is the SHIFT summer school. During the programme  you will learn about your strengths  and how to tell your story along with what you need to know about business, branding and marketing yourself.  

 

This FREE  programme is going to be delivered on line (w/c 5th September 2022) and we are in the process of pulling together a really exciting programme with fantastic  industry speakers from across the creative arts sector. For information on last years programme and speakers please see our website and our videos (1) (2)    

 

The aim of the week is to have fun and equip you  with the collaborative, practical and professional skills you will  need to “shift” you  into a career in the Arts and Creative industries. By the end of the week you will leave with new ideas, networks and an action plan for the next steps in their career.  So if you are in 3rd or 4th year and are thinking about your next steps and what to do SHIFT is for you!

 

Applications are open NOW! Places are limited so we  would recommend that that you get your application in quickly!

 

15th June 2022

In this week's QMU student news:

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Health Design Collective Design Competition: Deadline: 8th July 2022

Do you love design?

Do you love shoes?

Do you want to contribute to the wellbeing of others?

If so – we want to see your ideas!

We want your help design the appearance of our new footwear for people with foot-drop. We would also like to hear your ideas for naming our footwear line.

The person winning first place will receive £300, second place will receive £200 and third place will receive £100. We will announce the winners on our website and use the ideas to inform our final shoe design before it is launched.

This competition is open to all staff and students.

The HDC is holding a competition to help make our first range of shoes as visually appealing as possible. We focus on working with people who have different health conditions to co-design products that are needed, that work and are appealing to use. We are a QMU spinout social enterprise, so all profits are used to benefit our user community by developing new and better products.

Our shoes are for people with foot-drop – difficulty lifting the toes when walking. This can lead to tripping and falling, which can affect people’s ability to get out and about. Our shoes have what we call ‘Smartstrap technology’ – which we will tell you more about on entry to the competition. Any designs will have to incorporate this and might make it a feature, or disguise it, depending on your design.

If you want to take part, you will need to sign a non-disclosure agreement and will also need to agree that any design you submit will belong to the Health Design Collective. We will send you information about what is required within the shoe and answer any questions you have.

If you are interested in participating, click on this link:

 

You can find more information about the HDC on our website

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Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

Thank you for feedback provided when we launched MFA for accessing the desktop remotely. We have implemented changes to improve setup and usage of the service but still have high levels of protection when accessing Horizon.

With the success of Horizon and usage of MFA for access, the ITS team are looking to launch MFA for other services to protect the university. If you have already signed up for MFA then no further action will be needed as additional services are added.

A newly created web page is now available Multi Factor Authentication | Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (qmu.ac.uk)

The site gives information on


• Rationale for the implementation of the service
• Setup
• Usage
• The procedure for changing your mobile phone or getting a new number

 


We recommend everyone has a look at the website even if you have set it up already as it gives important information if you plan to change phone or number.

Next week, we will be launching a modification that will prompt you to sign up to MFA when using Office365 outwith the university network. You can postpone signup for now, but we highly recommend signing up using the links provided on the website.

If you have any questions or queries, then please feel free to drop myself an email.

Mark Glancy

 

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Hybrid Working Consultation Update

 

Dear all

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all staff and student class representatives for their participation in the online Hybrid Working consultation survey. The data gathered is now being reviewed by HR and will be considered at an upcoming meeting of the Senior Leadership Team. Summarised feedback will be shared with Trade Union colleagues as part of ongoing consultation meetings.

A further more detailed communication will be sent out in due course, which will outline the next steps following the consultation period.

Kind Regards

Human Resources

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Removal of the ATM machine

In the next couple of weeks the ATM (cash machine) currently located at the main entrance to the academic building, will be removed. Usage of this machine has steadily declined over the years and hasn’t seen any recovery post Covid. Fewer people are using cash these days. As a result, the provider has decided that having the machine on campus is no longer sustainable.

However, if you require cash, there is an ATM just across the road in the residential estate. It is in the Co-op on Clayknowes Road, approximately half a mile away or a 10 minute walk. It is free to withdraw cash here

On campus, whilst we do still accept cash, we also accept debit/credit cards and digital wallets (Apple / Google Pay). We would, however, encourage everyone to pay by card or app as much as possible.

For public transport, of those of you who are 22 or under, in Scotland you can apply for a free bus pass - here

On Lothian buses you can use cash but if you use your debit/credit cards or mobile, you’re eligible for their TapTapCap scheme whereby they will only charge you for the cheapest daily ticket the day after travel - Please click here

For train travel, all forms of payment are still accepted - https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/payment.aspx

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Menopause Café – Tuesday 21 June  - 10am at Maggie’s 

 

Let’s Talk… Menopause

Come along to our friendly and relaxed Menopause Café to chat, listen or get a bit more information about additional support. We’re in Maggie’s at 10am on Tuesday 21st June (for approx. an hour) so please do drop in. Refreshments will be provided.

This is an opportunity for staff and students to come along and meet over a cuppa. Whether you are experiencing menopause symptoms, are a friend, colleague, partner or family member of someone going through menopause or you are beginning the perimenopause stage, all are welcome to come along!

Please email Kirsten Baird, Student Union Manager (KBaird@qmu.ac.uk) or Jo Burns, HR Partner (JBurns1@qmu.ac.uk) if you would like more information, a confidential chat or have any queries.

We look forward to seeing you there – you don’t need to book in, just come along 

 

22nd June 2022

In this week's QMU student news:

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Removal of the ATM machine


On Friday 24th June, the ATM (cash machine) currently located at the main entrance to the academic building, will be removed. Usage of this machine has steadily declined over the years and hasn’t seen any recovery post Covid. Fewer people are using cash these days. As a result, the provider has decided that having the machine on campus is no longer sustainable.

However, if you require cash, there is an ATM just across the road in the residential estate. It is in the Co-op on Clayknowes Road, approximately half a mile away or a 10 minute walk. It is free to withdraw cash here. 

On campus, whilst we do still accept cash, we also accept debit/credit cards and digital wallets (Apple / Google Pay). We would, however, encourage everyone to pay by card or app as much as possible.

For public transport, of those of you who are 22 or under, in Scotland you can apply for a free bus pass - Please click here for details 

On Lothian buses you can use cash but if you use your debit/credit cards or mobile, you’re eligible for their TapTapCap scheme whereby they will only charge you for the cheapest daily ticket the day after travel - Click for further info

For train travel, all forms of payment are still accepted. Click here for train travel

 

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QMU Film Showcase
Cameo Cinema July 11th 6.30 pm

 

Book tickets here

'The event, which is a highlight of the QMU calendar, will feature a broad spectrum of work from our talented students. The selection covers a diverse range of subjects and genres that have been produced over the past three years. Come along for an evening of entertainment and celebration.

Please book your tickets using your QMU email address. If you have an questions please contact our Media Production Technician at jFraserHarris@qmu.ac.uk'

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Cite Them Right relaunch

Please be aware that Cite Them Right, the referencing guide website, will be relaunched on 27th June. It is not anticipated that there will be any downtime, but significant changes will be made at 7:30am. It is recommended that you refrain from using the site until 9am, when checks and tests are completed.

If you have any bookmarks, please make a note of these so you can re-add them following the relaunch.

 

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Student Internship

QMU and Cycle Connections are recruiting a new Campus Cycling Officer for the next academic year.
The successful applicant will help promote active travel at the university for staff and students and manage our Cycle Connections programme.

Apply through Bright Green Business Here: Campus Cycling Officer

 

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English Language Summer Schools 2022

We are delighted to be welcoming our English Language School Groups back on campus from Friday 1st July. The language students will be our guests over the summer period and will stay on campus.

We will be hosting approximately 450 students at the start of the summer and this increases up to 600 at our peak period mid-July. We also have extended groups staying until the 2nd week of August albeit much smaller numbers.

Our language school business provides a great opportunity to generate significant revenue from our facilities during the summer months and also raises awareness of QMU internationally. The majority of students who will be with us this year will be coming from Italy.

We are expecting it to be very busy on campus during July and up until 15th August so we would like to thank you in advance for your patience and help in making our guests feel welcome their stay. This will ensure that they return home with a positive impression of Scottish hospitality and QMU.

Catering for the students will be provided within 1875 and the catering times for the students are as follows:
Monday – Friday
Breakfast – 7.30am – 9.00am
Lunch – 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Dinner – 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Saturday – Sunday
Breakfast – 7.30am – 9.00am
Lunch – Packed Lunch
Dinner – 5.30pm – 7.00pm

Catering Areas for Staff & QMU Students


Starbucks and Maggie’s will still be open for all to enjoy, but we would anticipate the outlets to be busy between 12.00pm and 1.00pm and would ask you to plan your lunch accordingly.
We have increased our Starbucks offer to help if you need to grab and go, and there will be a hearty soup, main meal, veg option alongside the panini’s and toasties and home bakes!
Maggie’s will be running its Summer menu, with daily specials available if you’re looking for something a little more – but please remember everything is cooked fresh to order in Maggie’s so may take a little longer.
The Nook will be open to QMU Staff and Students only, please follow signage for access to this space which will not be available to the Language School Groups.

If you have any queries at all about the language schools, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

29th June 2022

In this week's QMU student news:

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Hub project: 2hours of your time, £10 AMAZON VOUCHER!!


Dear students,

As part of the Hub review and replacement project we are testing a range of platforms to identify the best fit solution for QMU, and we would like to ask you to be part of this exercise to help the University select our digital teaching environment for the coming years. We will still be using the Hub in its current form for one more year.

You don’t need to be thought of as a ‘digital champion’. Whatever your previous experience we would be very grateful for your time and opinions. It is important that we choose a product that is easy to use and understand for all students.

What is involved?

• Up to 2hrs of your time
• Working through the same set of tasks across different products using your own devices (laptops, smartphone) – we will provide additional if needed. (It’s the products that are being tested, not you!)
• We will ask you for your general impressions of each product and then specifically how obvious/easy or obscure/hard you found it to complete each task
• We will ask you to score your experience against a criteria
• Any contributions or comments will be strictly anonymous. Nobody outside the room will know who said what
• That’s it! There is nothing else to do before or after the testing session
• We’ll take your email address and send out a £10 Amazon voucher for your help after the session

When and where is it taking place?
Wednesday 6th July, 11am – 1pm – Room 1124

To book click here

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Have Your Say on Mandatory Calorie Information on Menus

 

The Scottish Government are currently consulting on whether to bring in legislation to make it mandatory to have calories listed on all menus for restaurants, take aways etc (Out of Home Food). The purpose of this legislation is to help combat obesity.

The Students’ Union is of the belief that any potential success the legislation may have with combatting obesity would be hugely outweighed to the harms to individuals with disordered eating, the environment and to small businesses such as Maggie’s. We firmly believe that a holistic approach including investment in education on nutrition and community support services would be much more useful in reducing obesity.

We are urging as many people as possible to respond to this consultation (whether you agree with our standpoint or not). It is unfortunately a bit cumbersome and off-putting but we are happy to share our responses if they are useful. The consultation closes on 1st July 2022 and can be found here

The eating disorder charity BEAT, are also campaigning against this and have drafted an open letter to Maree Todd, MSP- ScottishGovernment Minister for Public Health. They also have a guide to completing the consultation.

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Women's Safety in Public Spaces - Edinburgh Council Engagement

 

Edinburgh’s Women’s Safety in Public Places Community Improvement Partnership want your views on what makes you feel safe or unsafe when out and about in public spaces.

Where do you feel safe or unsafe, and why? What do you think makes some areas and places feel safe or unsafe? What do you do to help make you feel safer?

While focused mainly on the safety of women and girls, they want to hear from anyone who lives or visits the Edinburgh area. We recognise that making spaces safer for women, makes them safer for everyone.

Your responses will help to inform the future of how we develop and improve public spaces across the whole of the Edinburgh area, from the design of roads and pathways to the layout of parks and shopping areas and more.

The consultation is open until 20 September 2022. The partnership will report on findings later in 2022.

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QMU Student Film Showcase - Cameo Cinema - July 11th, 6.30-8.30pm

All staff & students are cordially invited to the QMU student film showcase at the Cameo Cinema on the evening before graduation.

The screening will feature a selection of 4th Year work from 2020-22, both Drama and Documentary*. All films will be 10 mins or less. Estimated running time 90 mins.

Principal, Sir Paul Grice will introduce the screening and present three Student Awards.... Plus, the audience will vote for their favourite film, the award to be presented after the screening.

Please use the link below to reserve tickets using your QMU email address. Hope to see you there... and bring as many people as you like!

*Trailer link below for Alexandra Gilbert's short documentary "Welcome to Chernobyl" (2020), a glimpse into the life a Ukranian tour guide of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Reserve tickets
Doc Trailer 

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A1 on-ramp closure – starts Thursday 30th June 

Please be aware that the A1 on-ramp, which allows traffic from the QMU campus to merge onto the A1 southbound route, will be closed from 8am on Thursday 30th June, with this closure lasting until 31st August. During this period, vehicles leaving from the QMU campus will need to exit over the rail bridge, following the diversion signs put in place by the contractor. 

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QMU bus stop out of operation (30th June – 31st August)


Due to the construction works at the A1 junction and the resulting road traffic diversion across the rail bridge, the bus stop located on the QMU campus will not be in operation from 30th June until 31 August. Instead, the bus services will terminate on Stoneyhill Road/Whitehill Farm Road during this period.

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