QMU officiates in overseas graduation ceremonies at partner institutions

By Press Office

Senior representatives from QMU have officiated in this year’s overseas graduation ceremonies at the University’s partner institutions in Nepal, Egypt, Athens and Singapore.

Through collaborative partnerships, a number of the courses QMU teaches in Scotland are now also taught in various centres of learning throughout the world. Some of our agreements allow international students to come to QMU to study part or all of their degree course.

Silver Mountain, Nepal - 12th October 2015

Professor Alan Gilloran officiated in a graduation ceremony at Nepal’s Silver Mountain academic institution on 12th October 2015. Through a partnership with Silver Mountain, QMU is the first UK university to offer a British degree delivered face-to-face in Nepal. The partnership has now resulted in hundreds of students in Kathmandu having the opportunity to complete a UK degree – the BA in International Hospitality and Tourism Management – whilst continuing to study in Nepal. As part of its aim of enhancing the student experience and strengthen its commitment to the hospitality and tourism profession, Silver Mountain has recently opened a new building for hospitality and tourism education.

The British University, Egypt - 17th October 2015

On 17th October 2015, Dr Fiona Coutts, Dean of the School of Health Sciences at QMU, officiated in a graduation ceremony at The British University in Egypt (BUE). The successful collaboration is seeking to develop nursing and health care education throughout the Middle East region and underlines the University’s status as international leaders in health education.

Metropolitan College, Athens, Greece - 25th November 2015

Dr Richard Butt, Dean of the School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management at QMU, officiated in a graduation ceremony at Metropolitan College in Athens, Greece, on 25th November 2015.

ESAB, Singapore - 11th December 2015

On 11th December 2015, Dr Richard Butt also joined students in Singapore at the East Asia Institute of Management’s (EASB) graduation ceremony. QMU was the first UK university to establish a campus in Singapore. Since 2008, the partnership between QMU and EASB, one of Singapore’s premier private higher education organisations, has opened up UK higher education opportunities for students across the Asia Pacific region. The collaboration has seen increased numbers of students from Asia and further afield study in Singapore and gain an degree from Queen Margaret University. Over recent years, EASB has extended is portfolio of QMU degrees from hospitality and tourism management, business management and events management to include courses in other aspects of business, as well as degree and postgraduate qualifications relevant to the allied health professionals.

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