By Press Office 07 April 2020

With health sciences being a substantial part of Queen Margaret University's course portfolio,  our Nursing and allied health professional students are making a real and impactful difference in the NHS and in social care settings at a time when the service is under unprecedented pressure.

Our final year students are responding positively to the call from the Scottish Government for them to go on the temporary emergency registers for graduating students, which enables these students to go into practice now, before their formal graduation.

Alongside this, we are moving fast on discussions with healthcare providers about opportunities for them to make use of elements of the University’s healthcare and protective equipment.

Our academic experts also have an important contribution to make to the broader community in this current situation. For example, Dr Olivia Sagan, Head of the Division of Psychology, Sociology and Education, spoke on Radio Scotland on Monday about the challenges of being alone arising out of the current isolation measures, and how to make the most of being on your own in these difficult times. Hear what Dr Sagan had to say here (segment begins at 1:33:45). 

Keep an eye out for further updates on how the QMU community is supporting the national COVID-19 (coronavirus) response. 

 

Notes to Editor

For further media enquiries, please contact Amy McGregor-Dainton (Interim Media Relations and Content Officer) at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh on amcgregor-dainton@qmu.ac.uk

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