QMU Community Forum returns to campus on 8th of June

By Press Office

Anyone who is interested in finding out about the work of Queen Margaret University (QMU) is invited to QMU’s Community Form which will take place, in-person, on Thursday, 8 June at 6:30pm. 

QMU’s Community Forum meetings normally take place twice a year and provide a great opportunity for community representatives and individuals living in the local area to interact directly with the University staff and discuss subjects of common interest.  

Since 2021, the Community Forum has been hosted online as the COVID-19 pandemic stopped people from being able to gather on campus.  This will be the first Forum in two years to be hosted in-person – giving members of the community the chance to see the campus for themselves. 

The latest Forum will feature a talk from Psychology lecturers Dr Sian Jones and Dr Clare Uytman about their work with the not-for-profit arts and play-based project, ToyLikeMe. Following the presentation there will be a Q&A session with Sian and Clare, where Forum guests can ask questions about the project. 

ToyLikeMe is an arts and play-based organisation which starts playful conversations about disability to boost self esteem and grow open minds.  For children with disabilities, rarely seeing anyone like you positively reflected in toys, books, TV or films can lead to a sense of isolation and low self esteem.  ToyLikeMe addresses that. 

Those interested in attending the Community Forum should register by emailing marketing@qmu.ac.uk. The full schedule for the event can be found in the events section of the QMU website. 

Notes to Editor

For further media information contact John Gillespie, Media Relations and Content Officer, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, E: jgillespie@qmu.ac.uk, and copy to press office E: pressoffice@qmu.ac.uk.