Undergraduate Prospectus 2022 - Queen Margaret University Edinburgh

Undergraduate Prospectus 2022 - Queen Margaret University Edinburgh
    Prospectus 2022

Undergraduate Prospectus 2022 - Queen Margaret University Edinburgh
Undergraduate Open Days                                                                    Contents

                                                                                           Step into QMU                                                          Step ahead: Your future
                                                                                           Our courses                                                    2       Graduation and beyond                    52
Join us at our Open                                                                        Welcome to QMU                                                 3
Days to gain a better                                                                                                                                             Our courses                              54

insight into our range                                                                     Why QMU?                                                               See page 2 for full course list
                                                                                           10 reasons to join us                                          4
of undergraduate                                                                           A campus university with all the benefits of a capital city    6       Is QMU right for you?
courses and a real feel                                                                                                                                           All you need to know before
for studying at QMU.                                                                       Your learning experience:                                              applying
Our Undergraduate Open Days for
                                                                                           Giving you a step up                                                   Your next steps before applying         150
                                                                                           How we teach and how you will learn                            8       The application process                 152
2021 have been set as Saturday, 25
September and Saturday, 23 October.                                                        Preparing you for employment: placements, careers and                  Writing a personal statement            154
We hope to deliver an online and an on                                                     employability                                         12               Application and access                  156
campus Open Day however, due to
uncertainties regards the COVID-19                                                         Inspiring entrepreneurs                                       16       Terms and conditions                    160
pandemic, we are unable to confirm                                                         Your personal development: extracurricular learning                    Student fees and funding                162
details at the time of print. Please keep                                                  opportunities and funding                                     20
an eye on our website for updates.                                                                                                                                International scholarships              166
                                                                                           Broadening your horizons: study abroad                        22       QMU bursaries                           167
                                                                                           Helping you succeed: student support services                 24
                                                                                           Making the most of your time at university                    28       Other useful information
                                                                                           The international student experience                          30       How to get to our campus                170
                                                                                                                                                                  Useful contacts and more information    172
                                                                                           Your individual needs                                                  Acknowledgements                        173
                                                                                           Joining us from college                                       34       Our research                            174
                                                                                           Associate students: an alternative way to get a degree        36       Alphabetical course index               176

                                                “I was keen to study something in          Your student lifestyle
                                                                                           City of Edinburgh, coast and countryside                      38
                                                                 the arts and had          Edinburgh: a city of events, attractions and festivals        42       At QMU you will be part of a thriving
                                                                                           Your accommodation                                            44
                                                                  looked at other                                                                                 student community
                                                                                           Your Students’ Union                                          46
                                                                                           Clubs, societies and sports                                   48       where you need never be lost in the crowd,
                                                      universities, but after going        Budgeting and living costs                                    50
                                                                                                                                                                  based at a
                                                     along to the open day, QMU                                                                                   modern campus with easy access
                                                                                            Please be aware that the COVID-19
                                                        became my first choice.”            pandemic may alter delivery of some
                                                                                            courses. For the latest information,                                  to Edinburgh.
                                                                                            please see the COVID section of our
                                                                        Charlotte Barron    website: www.qmu.ac.uk/coronavirus
                                                                        BA (Hons) Drama

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Our courses                                                                                                         Welcome
Step into QMU

                                                                                                                                    to QMU

                Drama and Performing Arts                       54 Health Sciences                                           106
                Acting and Performance                           56       Nutrition                                           108
                Costume Design and Construction                  58       Nutrition case study                                110
                Drama                                            60       Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing             112
                                                                                                                                    With a heritage going      Welcome from the Principal                   the highest level in pioneering expertise
                                                                                                                                                                                                            that cuts across our specialisms in
                Drama case study                                 62
                Performance                                      64       Management                                         114    back to 1875, Queen        Thank you for considering Queen              health and rehabilitation, creativity and
                                                                                                                                                               Margaret as your university. QMU offers      culture, education and sustainable
                Theatre and Film                                 66       Business Management/Business Management with              Margaret University        you the opportunity for an outstanding       business.
                                                                          Enterprise/Business Management with Finance/                                         education founded on innovation and
                                                                          Business Management with Marketing                  116   has consistently           excellence. You will get a warm              Queen Margaret has an excellent
                Film, Media and                                           Business Management case study                      120   focused on improving       welcome as a member of a thriving            reputation for its distinctive approach.
                Communications                                  68                                                                                             university community. Our lovely,            We promote an engaged and nurturing
                Film and Media                                   70
                                                                          Business Management (Graduate Apprenticeship)       122
                                                                                                                                    the quality of the lives   modern campus provides great                 learning environment with students at
                                                                          Events and Festival Management                      124                              facilities in which to study and enjoy all   the centre. This is underpinned by
                Film and Media case study                        72
                                                                          Events and Festival Management case study           126
                                                                                                                                    of individuals through     aspects of university life. In addition,     digital technology that forms a
                Media and Communications                         74
                                                                          International Hospitality and Tourism Management    128   immediately relevant       you can take advantage of all that
                                                                                                                                                               Edinburgh has to offer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            fundamental part of the University and
                                                                                                                                                                                                            student support infrastructure. Our
                Public Relations and Marketing Communications    76
                Public Relations and Marketing Commuications    78
                                                                          International Hospitality and Tourism Management
                                                                          case study
                                                                                                                              130   education and                                                           campus, and our approach to teaching,
                                                                                                                                                               Queen Margaret is a university with an       encourages people to work together in
                case study                                                                                                          research. We are           open and inclusive outlook that warmly       a friendly, supportive and stimulating
                                                                          Psychology and Sociology                           132    committed to social        embraces people from all backgrounds.        way.
                Health Professions                              80                                                                                             Indeed, that openness, to people, to
                Dietetics                                       82
                                                                          Psychology                                          134
                                                                                                                                    justice and to helping     ideas and to working in partnership, is      I wish you all the best with your studies
                                                                          Psychology and Sociology                            136                              fundamental to our ethos. We are             and I look forward to welcoming you to
                Dietetics case study                             84
                                                                          Public Sociology                                    138   our students make a        committed to social justice and to           Queen Margaret University.
                Nursing                                          86
                                                                          Public Sociology case study                         140   positive difference in     helping our students make a positive
                                                                                                                                                               difference in the world. We perform at       Sir Paul Grice FRSE FAcSS
                Occupational Therapy                             88                                                                                                                                         Principal and Vice-Chancellor
                                                                                                                                    the world.
                Occupational Therapy case study                  90
                                                                          Teacher Education                                  142
                Paramedic Science                                92
                                                                          Education Studies (Primary)                         144
                Physiotherapy                                    94
                                                                          Education Studies                                   146
                Podiatry                                         96
                Podiatry case study                              98
                Radiography: Diagnostic                         100
                Radiography: Therapeutic                        102
                Speech and Language Therapy                     104

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10 reasons for                                                                                                           Student statistics (2020/2021)
                                                                                                                                    Total undergraduate student numbers*        3,434
Why QMU?

           joining us                                                                                                               Undergraduate students by school
                                                                                                                                    Health Sciences                             1,465
                                                                                                                                    Arts, Social Sciences and Management        1,967

                                                                                                                                    Undergraduate students by age (years)
                                                                                                                                    20 and under                                2,142
                                                                                                                                    21 and over                                 1,290
           Thinking about studying at QMU?
           These are 10 reasons why...                                                                                              Undergraduate students by location
                                                                                                                                    Scotland                                    74%
                                                                                                                                    Rest of UK                                   4%
                                                                                                                                    EU                                          20%
                                                                                                                                    Outside EU                                   2%

                                                                                                                                    *excluding students studying with us at partner
            1. QMU is ranked in the top 68% of universities           6. We offer a variety of learning and teaching methods       institutions abroad.
               worldwidein the QS World University Rankings                 to maximise your student experience: lectures,
               2021.                                                        seminars, tutorials, group work, placements, study
                                                                            abroad, independent work and hands-on projects
                                                                            with real clients.
            2. QMU is among the top three Scottish higher
               education institutions for employment of our
               undergraduate leavers, with 97.1% in
               employment or further study six months after
                                                                        7. The campus is located less than six minutes by train
                                                                            from the centre of Edinburgh.
               graduation (HESA, 2018).

            3. Our range of undergraduate degrees focus on             8. Our staff are experts in their field and are actively
               preparing you for a meaningful and interesting               involved in research activities ensuring that our
               career, and aim to provide the optimum balance of            courses are up to date and relevant.
               theoretical and practical training.

                                                                        9. We are a socially responsible university that
            4. We have a contemporary, student-friendly campus             emphasises the importance of social justice and
               with superb facilities for learning and teaching.            have won numerous ‘green/sustainability’ awards.

                                                                        10. We have an impressive range of career-enhancing
            5. You need never be lost in the crowd, our size and             extracurricular opportunities and our size means
               campus environment mean it is easy to get to know              that a high proportion of students can easily take
               alot of people, and to get support from staff.                 full advantage of these benefits. These include
                                                                              awards, scholarships, internships, overseas travel,
                                                                              special paid employment projects, community
           MORE INFO                                                          volunteering opportunities, the list goes on!
           W: www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/

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A campus
Why QMU?

           university with
           all the benefits
           of a capital city                                                                                                                       “Choosing to stay in halls at QMU is a great
                                                                                                                                                   move. You get to meet new people and make
                                                                                                                                                   lifelong friendships.”

                                                                                                                                                  Calum McEachern
                                                                                                                                                  BSc (Hons) International Hospitality
                                                                                                                                                  and Tourism Management graduate

           QMU is an attractive     Location                                   Campus living
                                                                                                                            Sports facilities at QMU include a gym
                                                                                                                            and an impressive sports hall, as well
                                                                                                                                                                        If you choose to live on campus, you
                                                                                                                                                                        will quickly become part of a
           campus university        Located less than six minutes by train     A campus university offers everything
                                                                                                                            as an astro turf pitch, weights room
                                                                                                                            and a dance studio, for more
                                                                                                                                                                        welcoming and friendly community.
                                                                                                                                                                        Living on campus is a great way to
           located to the east of   from Edinburgh city centre, the position
                                    of our campus affords spectacular
                                                                               you need in one place and at QMU
                                                                               everything is close to hand.
                                                                                                                            information, check out pages 48—49.         meet people and make lifelong
                                                                                                                                                                        friendships. Our ResLife programme
           Edinburgh. The beach,    views across Edinburgh, including
                                    Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano in the   Our main academic building houses the
                                                                                                                            For students on our drama and               offers a range of fun social, educational
                                                                                                                            performance courses, there is a             and cultural opportunities for you to get
           countryside and          middle of Scotland’s capital city, and
                                    East Lothian’s attractive coastline.
                                                                               core teaching areas including lecture
                                                                               theatres, classrooms, seminar rooms,
                                                                                                                            dedicated theatre space, which is used      involved in. It is a great way for you to
                                                                                                                            for learning and teaching, as well as for   relax, create a social life and settle into
           shops are all nearby,    The campus is easy to reach by car
                                                                               labs and clinics for our health courses,
                                                                               and other specialist learning facilities.
                                                                                                                            public performances on campus.              your new university community. For
                                                                                                                            Drama students have access to               more information on our
           and it’s just a six      and public transport, in particular, by    In addition, it includes our Learning        rehearsal and workshop spaces within        accommodation and ResLife, see
                                    train, from Edinburgh city centre. It      Resource Centre, the hub of our
           minute train ride from   offers easy access to the coastal town     campus, that, aside from library
                                                                                                                            this area of the campus.                    pages 44—45.
                                    of Musselburgh and beyond into East        facilities, offers numerous study spaces
           all the amenities of     Lothian. The N1 Cycle Route runs           and a plethora of IT facilities to support
                                                                                                                            Students on our film courses also
                                                                                                                            benefit from our one of only two
                                    alongside the campus, making QMU           your studies.
           Edinburgh’s stunning     easily accessible by bike. The A1 is
                                                                                                                            ‘infinity’ green screen facilities in
                                                                                                                            Edinburgh, as well as digital editing
           city centre.             located next to the campus, which
                                    ensures quick access to the east, west
                                                                               We offer great catering facilities are
                                                                               located within the main academic
                                                                                                                            suits and post-production equipment.
                                    and south of Edinburgh and beyond.         building. Our food court offers a wide
                                    Less than half an hour’s drive away is     variety of eating options. There is a
                                    Edinburgh International Airport which      shop on campus offering basic                Student accommodation
                                    offers flights across the UK, Europe       groceries and snacks, and a Starbucks
                                    and many international destinations.       outlet.                                      Less than a one-minute walk from the
                                                                                                                            academic building is our Student
                                                                               Across University Square, a central          Village, which has 800 study bedrooms
                                                                               outdoor space with tables and benches        each forming part of a self-contained
                                                                               is there for you to enjoy during the         flat. These flats accommodate three,
                                                                               summer months, and there are the             four, five or six people sharing. Each
                                                                               sports centre, drama and performance         shared flat is well equipped with all the
                                                                               spaces, the Students’ Union (SU) bar/        facilities that you need for ‘home life’.
                                                                               cafe area (Maggie’s) and the SU office       Importantly, 24/7 security on campus
                                                                               area. For more information on the SU,        means you can feel safe, and relax and
                                                                               see pages 46—47.                             enjoy your time as a student.

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How we teach
Your learning experience: Giving you a step up

                                                 and how you will learn

                                                 Our teaching is                             Course length                                  Modules
                                                 focused on building                         Many courses at QMU offer the                  All of our courses follow a modular          classroom into practice in a real-life
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Class sizes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  You can find staff profiles by subject on
                                                                                                                                                                                         environment and better prepare you for                                                   our website at www.qmu.ac.uk/
                                                 your knowledge and                          opportunity to study over three (Ordinary
                                                                                             level) or four (Honours level) years. The
                                                                                                                                            pattern. Core modules, and examples of
                                                                                                                                            optional modules, if relevant, are listed    your future career. In addition to your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Class sizes at QMU vary according to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  schools-and-divisions/. Please note that
                                                                                                                                                                                         classes, you will be required to                                                         our staffing is subject to change.
                                                 confidence,                                 four-year degree system in Scotland is
                                                                                             different from that offered in the rest of
                                                                                                                                            on each course page in this prospectus.
                                                                                                                                            While modules listed are correct at the      undertake self-supported learning,          your course. However, the relatively
                                                                                                                                                                                         making use of online resources and          small size of the University means that
                                                 developing your                             the UK (although qualifications are
                                                                                             recognised and accepted across the UK
                                                                                                                                            time of print (March 2021), they may
                                                                                                                                            differ slightly from those offered in 2022   those in the Learning Resource Centre       you can quickly get to know our staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and fellow students on your course, and      External review
                                                 problem solving skills                      and internationally). The four-year            and later years. Where optional modules      to complete independent research or
                                                                                                                                                                                         work on group projects.                     experience a range of teaching and
                                                                                             honours degree is designed to allow            are listed, please be aware that not all                                                 learning opportunities aimed at
                                                 and preparing you for                       students to study their chosen subject in      options may run in an academic year.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Assessment take place in a variety of       enhancing your overall student
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  All Scottish universities, including QMU,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  are subject to regular periodic external
                                                                                             greater depth and breadth. A number of         Placements are considered as modules.                                                    experience. You need never feel lost in a
                                                 a successful career.                        our healthcare courses offer only a four
                                                                                                                                                                                         ways, including written, oral and
                                                                                                                                                                                         practical examinations, depending on        crowd of students in a huge lecture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  review. This is undertaken by the Quality
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Assurance Agency. The review process
                                                                                             year honours degree option.                                                                                                             theatre.
                                                                                                                                                                                         your course of study. Most courses                                                       is called Enhancement-led Institutional
                                                                                                                                            Location                                     include forms of continuous assessment,                                                  Review (ELIR). ELIR focuses on the
                                                                                             We offer four-year integrated
                                                 Academic year and timetables                                                                                                            such as essays, group work and                                                           University’s arrangements for managing
                                                                                             undergraduate master’s degrees in our
                                                                                                                                            Teaching mainly takes place in our           presentations. Our assessment                                                            academic standards and enhancing the
                                                                                             health profession specialisms. Students                                                                                                 Staff expertise providing real-life
                                                 QMU’s academic year is divided into two                                                    academic building on campus. However,        regulations, which include our policy on                                                 quality of the student learning
                                                                                             commence their chosen course with a                                                                                                     learning
                                                 semesters. Semester One runs from                                                          if you are following a course that           assessment turnaround times, can be                                                      experience. QMU’s most recent ELIR
                                                                                             view to graduating with a master’s
                                                 September to December with                                                                 includes a practical placement (see          found on our website at: www.qmu.ac.                                                     visit was in 2018. The outcome was a
                                                                                             degree in four years. Years Three and                                                                                                   We take pride in ensuring that our
                                                 assessments taking place before the                                                        individual courses), this will normally      uk/about-the-university/quality/                                                         judgement of effectiveness. This is the
                                                                                             Four are taught alongside postgraduate                                                                                                  teaching is relevant to today’s
                                                 Christmas break. Semester Two runs                                                         take place off campus. More information      committees-regulations-policies-and-                                                     highest of three possible outcomes. The
                                                                                             students studying on the relevant                                                                                                       workplaces and prepares students for
                                                 from January to May, culminating in                                                        regarding placements is on the individual    procedures/regulations-policies-and-                                                     full ELIR report is available at: www.qaa.
                                                                                             Pre-Registration* postgraduate course.                                                                                                  their chosen careers. You will be taught
                                                 assessments. The majority of our                                                           course pages. Some courses offer a           procedures/                                                                              ac.uk/reviews-and-reports/
                                                                                             Students have the opportunity to exit                                                                                                   by academic staff with in-depth
                                                 undergraduate degree courses are                                                           study abroad option; please see the                                                                                                   provider?UKPRN=10005337#.
                                                                                             with a BSc (Hons) at the end of Year                                                                                                    knowledge and experience of their
                                                 modular, most students undertake six                                                       individual course pages and page 22 for      For more information on teaching,                                                        Wl3D25q7KJB
                                                                                             Four and will still be eligible to apply for                                                                                            subject area. Our staff ensure that they
                                                 modules each academic year (three in                                                       further information on this.                 learning and assessment activities for
                                                                                             registration with the Health and Care                                                                                                   are up to date with the latest knowledge,
                                                 each semester).                                                                                                                         individual courses, please visit the
                                                                                             Professions Council (HCPC).                                                                                                             thinking and developments in their field
                                                                                                                                                                                         relevant course entry on our website (the
                                                                                                                                                                                         URL is noted on each course page in         and have strong links with industry and
                                                 The Academic Calendar will be available     *Pre-Registration postgraduate courses                                                                                                  professional bodies. Some continue to
                                                 to view at: www.qmu.ac.uk/about-the-        are for students who already have an           Teaching and learning activities and         this prospectus) and refer to the
                                                                                                                                                                                         ‘Teaching, Learning and Assessment’         practise professionally in their own areas
                                                 university/quality/committees-              undergraduate degree in a relevant area        assessment methods
                                                                                                                                                                                         section.                                    of expertise, and others are involved in
                                                 regulations-policies-and-procedures/        who want to gain a health professional                                                                                                  world-leading research, shaping future
                                                 academic-calendar/. During term time,       qualification.                                 As a student at QMU you will benefit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     discussion and methodologies in their
                                                 teaching is usually between 09:15 and                                                      from a range of teaching methods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     profession. You may be taught by
                                                 18:15 Monday to Thursday and 09:15                                                         ensuring you have the opportunity to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     visiting lecturers from across the globe,
                                                 and 17:15 on Friday, with undergraduate                                                    make the most of your chosen course.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     attracted to the University and its
                                                 teaching normally ending by 13:15 on        Part-time study                                                                                                                         location in Scotland’s capital. Doctoral
                                                 Wednesdays to allow participation in                                                       Teaching methods include lectures
                                                                                                                                            (some of which may feature interactive                                                   students with a relevant and current
                                                 sports and societies activities.            Our undergraduate courses are                                                                                                           research focus make an important
                                                 Timetables are available from mid-July      designed to be studied full-time,              approaches including live voting
                                                                                                                                            systems), and seminars and tutorial                                                      contribution to teaching on some of our
                                                 (but subject to change), with continuing    although it may be possible to study                                                                                                    undergraduate degrees. QMU provides
                                                 students able to see their personal         some on a part-time basis. Please              groups allowing for more in-depth
                                                                                                                                            discussion of the topics being studied. A                                                initial training and ongoing development
                                                 timetables at this time. Efforts are made   contact Admissions (admissions@qmu.                                                                                                     opportunities for doctoral students
                                                 to make the timetables as student           ac.uk) for advice on part-time study           number of our courses include practical
                                                                                                                                            placements. These allow you to put the                                                   acting in this role.
                                                 friendly as possible, teaching can take     options.
                                                 place at any time during the teaching                                                      knowledge and experience gained in the
                                                 week, and may not be consistent on a
                                                 week-to-week basis.

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Our teaching aims                           We aim for our graduates to be:                                                Teaching and learning facilities on campus
Your learning experience: Giving you a step up

                                                 Based on student and employer                                                                                                             - Traditional lecture theatres and smaller seminar-style classrooms
                                                 feedback, we have identified a number       Confident and self-reliant with the    Creative problem solvers who can        Teaching
                                                 of qualities that will put you in a great   academic, professional and             bring together skills of enquiry,       spaces         - Specialist teaching facilities for students on some of our health courses, including; clinical skills
                                                 position to take advantage of future        personal skills for successful         research evidence and critical                            laboratories, biochemistry laboratories, and a fully functioning podiatry clinic used by the public
                                                 opportunities. These qualities are          personal and career development.       analysis to investigate problems and
                                                                                                                                                                                           - Film and video editing suites, including one of only two infinity green screen facilities in Edinburgh
                                                 known as our ‘Graduate Attributes’ and                                             propose solutions.
                                                 are set out opposite. Through our                                                                                                         - A drama studio and spaces
                                                 teaching, we aim to help you develop                                                                                                      - A nursing simulation suite
                                                 these attributes.                           Positive contributors to building a    Adept at using many sources of
                                                                                                                                                                                           - A range of technology facilities including a TV studio, photographic and graphic studios, and a video
                                                                                             just and sustainable society.          information to sift, create and share
                                                                                                                                                                                              conference suite

                                                                                                                                                                            Learning       - Open 24 hours a day and forms the heart of our campus
                                                                                                                                                                            Resource       -C
                                                                                                                                                                                             ontains resources and facilities that are an essential support to your learning and teaching at QMU
                                                                                             Professional and ethical employees     Lifelong learners who can reflect       Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                           - A combined facility for directed and independent study, based on integrated library and information
                                                                                             with an understanding of how other     and build on their experiences to                         service provision
                                                                                             fields relate to and work with their   achieve success.
                                                                                             own.                                                                                          -M
                                                                                                                                                                                             ore than 1,000 study spaces are available with a variety of social, quiet and silent study areas and
                                                                                                                                                                                            bookable group study rooms
                                                                                                                                                                                             ccess to a range of books and journals, both print and electronic, other electronic resources and
                                                                                                                                                                                            audio visual material to support your studies
                                                                                                                                                                                             elp and support for users is provided
                                                                                                                                                                                             iaison librarians ensure you are trained in accessing the wide range of electronic resources available
                                                                                                                                                                                            to support your learning

                                                                                                                                                                            Assistive      -D
                                                                                                                                                                                             esigned to meet the needs of students with disabilities
                                                                                                                                                                            Technology       ontains a range of assistive software, ergonomic and accessible peripherals, and adaptive furniture

                                                                                                                                                                            Computing      -S
                                                                                                                                                                                             tudy spaces offer access to the QMU networked IT and research facilities via cutting-edge
                                                                                                                                                                            facilities      thin-client technology
                                                                                                                                                                                             ach terminal provides access to up-to-date software including the Microsoft Office applications suite,
                                                                                                                                                                                            subject-specific specialist applications, and internet and email access via our own high-speed network
                                                                                                                                                                                             ccess to high-quality printing, copying and scanning, and a variety of academic and research software
                                                                                                                                                                                           - All rooms in our student accommodation offer high-speed wireless internet access
                                                                                                                                                                                             ur ‘Remote Desktop’ service enables you to access the majority of applications and electronic
                                                                                                                                                                                            resources off campus wherever an internet connection is available

                                                                                                                                                                            Effective      -S
                                                                                                                                                                                             upports you in developing and enhancing your learning strategies and skills for university study
                                                                                                                                                                            Learning       -O
                                                                                                                                                                                             ffers informal workshops as well as one-to-one appointments offering individual guidance and advice
                                                                                                                                                                            Service         on a range of topics including essay writing, referencing and exam preparation skills. Provides
                                                                                                                                                                                            specialist English language support for international students
                                                                                                                                                                                             ffers easily accessible study resources

                                                                                                                                                                            Personal       -Y
                                                                                                                                                                                             ou will receive guidance in producing a PDP that encourages students to carry out key learning
                                                                                                                                                                            development     processes, including reflecting on what you are learning, planning and recording your personal
                                                                                                                                                                            plans (PDPs)    objectives, and communicating these to others
                                                                                                                                                                                             lans help you to develop the key skills you require for learning and employment, and prepare for your
                                                                                                                                                                                            future career
                                                                                                                                                                                             he process is used to support student learning in different ways, according to the course of study

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Preparing you for employment:
Your learning experience: Giving you a step up

                                                 placements, careers
                                                 and employability

                                                 With the jobs market                        Our courses aim to enable you to have a
                                                                                             positive impact on people’s everyday        Placements
                                                 becoming ever more                          lives and the type of careers that our
                                                                                             graduates enter are ones that will bring    Many of our courses include an integral
                                                 competitive, we want                        job satisfaction and the opportunity to     placement as part of the curriculum. This
                                                                                                                                         can range from a few weeks to several
                                                                                             contribute to society.
                                                 to ensure that our                                                                      months of each year depending on the
                                                                                                                                         course, and some courses offer
                                                                                             We are one of the leading providers of
                                                 graduates are fully                         courses allied to medicine, and the         opportunities in the UK and overseas.
                                                                                                                                         Our placements are set up to provide
                                                                                             professional accreditation, approval and
                                                 equipped with the                           registration provided by these courses      students with an environment for
                                                                                             allows our graduates to begin working       practical learning, utilising what you
                                                 knowledge and skills                        immediately, often in the National Health   have learnt in the classroom in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  As a QMU graduate you continue              Another great way to strengthen your CV
                                                                                                                                         real-world setting and offering the
                                                 to compete                                  Service (NHS), as, for example,
                                                                                             physiotherapists, podiatrists,              opportunity to learn on the job, within
                                                                                                                                                                                     Careers and employability
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to receive support from us throughout       and enhance your time at QMU is to be
                                                                                                                                         the supportive environment of the                                                        your career.                                involved with the Students’ Union,
                                                 successfully in the                         occupational therapists, radiographers
                                                                                             and dieticians. Our other health sciences   University.
                                                                                                                                                                                     You may have clear ideas about what
                                                                                                                                                                                     career you are heading for. However, you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              whether it is as a Class Rep, part of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For more information about Careers and      student officer team who run the Union
                                                 jobs market.                                courses can lead graduates into
                                                                                             commercial research work, further           Placement opportunities are an
                                                                                                                                                                                     may be uncertain the direction to take or
                                                                                                                                                                                     even what your options are.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Employability visit our website at:         or by joining a sports team or society.
                                                                                                                                         invaluable tool in the learning process,                                                 www.qmu.ac.uk/campus-life/careers-
                                                                                             academic research and                                                                                                                and-employability                           Paid internships and other
                                                                                             entrepreneurship.                           and they help students towards their        The Careers and Employability team at
                                                                                                                                         future career. By gaining real-world                                                                                                 extracurricular opportunities (see pages
                                                 Our employment rate                                                                                                                 QMU assists all students regardless of
                                                                                                                                         experience, our students are more                                                                                                    20—21) can develop your skills and
                                                                                             Our range of business courses produce                                                   degree discipline, level of study or stage
                                                                                                                                         prepared for the working world and often                                                                                             confidence, helping you to stand out
                                                 97.1%* of those graduating from a           graduates who go on to very successful                                                  in career planning. Our team of              Strengthen your CV
                                                                                                                                         find their placements help them with job                                                                                             from the crowd and enhancing your
                                                 full-time undergraduate degree course at    careers running their own businesses or                                                 professionally qualified advisers work
                                                                                             working in the marketing, retail, events,   opportunities. Getting a ‘foot on the       closely with each subject area to ensure                                                 employability.
                                                 QMU go on to employment or further                                                                                                                                               We recognise that it is not just your
                                                                                             hospitality and tourism sectors. Our arts   ladder’ when at university can help         that support is tailored to your needs.
                                                 training within six months of graduating,                                                                                                                                        qualifications that employers will take
                                                                                             and social sciences graduates go on to      secure a job in the future, and the
                                                 which demonstrates that our graduates                                                                                                                                            into account when interviewing and
                                                                                             have successful careers in a variety of     network of contacts you build can prove     Our Employability Centre provides a
                                                 have the skills and knowledge that                                                                                                                                               selecting candidates. We have worked        Part-time or holiday employment
                                                                                             fields, with many now carving out           invaluable over time.                       comfortable space to conduct your
                                                 employers value. QMU’s graduate                                                                                                                                                  hard to ensure that our courses
                                                 employment rate is well above the           self-employed careers, for instance,                                                    career research and to chat with             enhance your employability by providing     Many students choose to obtain
                                                                                             establishing their own theatre              More information on the placement           members of the careers team on a
                                                 Scottish university sector average of                                                                                                                                            opportunities for you to reflect on your    part-time work throughout their studies,
                                                                                             companies. There are also excllent          opportunities in each course can be         drop-in basis. You can attend seminars
                                                 95.3%. We are third in Scotland for                                                                                                                                              learning and skills, recognising your key   sometimes with more full-time hours
                                                                                             career opportunities for our education      found on the individual course pages in     and workshops on topics such as CV
                                                 employment of our graduate leavers.                                                                                                                                              strengths and developing areas you wish     over the summer break. Whether you
                                                                                             graduates.                                  this prospectus. Many of the student        writing and preparing for interviews. Our
                                                                                                                                         case studies in this prospectus and on                                                   to enhance. Many of our courses             want something specifically related to
                                                 *Source: HESA, July 2018                                                                                                            annual recruitment fair puts you directly    provide opportunities to engage actively    your studies, or just some extra cash,
                                                                                             Examples of the variety of jobs in which    our website also mention placement          in touch with employers, and our
                                                                                                                                         experiences.                                                                             with employers through formal practical     our Careers and Employability team can
                                                                                             our students have found employment                                                      Employer Mentoring Programme helps           placements, and through guest lectures      provide you with information on
                                                                                             are provided on the individual course                                                   you gain an invaluable insight into the      or other informal opportunities.            part-time jobs and seasonal work. Due
                                                 Courses designed for a satisfying           pages and case studies in this                                                          graduate world of work.                                                                  to the location of the University, there
                                                 career                                      prospectus, and on our website at www.                                                                                               At QMU there are countless                  are numerous opportunities for
                                                                                                                                         Internships                                 You can access the Careers and
                                                                                             qmu.ac.uk/study-here/student-stories/                                                                                                opportunities for you to hone your skills   employment for QMU students.
                                                 QMU provides a range of professionally                                                                                              Employability Team online through the        and experience, making you highly
                                                                                                                                         We offer a number of internships through    University’s learning intranet platform,
                                                 relevant courses, at undergraduate and                                                                                                                                           attractive to future employers and
                                                                                                                                         Santander Universities that give            and their Facebook and Twitter
                                                 postgraduate level, and produces                                                                                                                                                 equipping you to compete in the jobs
                                                                                                                                         students and recent graduates the           accounts. In addition, our online
                                                 graduates who are well prepared to                                                                                                                                               market.
                                                                                                                                         opportunity to gain invaluable work         vacancy service provides you with
                                                 enter a career after graduation.
                                                                                                                                         experience: see pages 20—21 for more        access to part-time jobs, seasonal work,
                                                                                                                                         information.                                voluntary work, internships and graduate

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Undergraduate Prospectus 2022 - Queen Margaret University Edinburgh
“We benefited greatly from the Business
Your learning experience: Giving you a step up

                                                        Innovation Zone. Aside from free access
                                                   to office space and equipment, we have also
                                                 received advice from experts from the Business
                                                 Gateway, as well as academic and support staff
                                                                 at Queen Margaret University.”

                                                                                             Michal Korzonek
                                                                           BA (Hons) Film and Media graduate

                                                                                                               Business Gateway and the Business          Further study
                                                                                                               Innovation Zone
                                                                                                                                                          When you have completed your
                                                                                                               QMU is the first Scottish university to    undergraduate studies, you may be
                                                                                                               have an on-campus Business Gateway         interested in undertaking a postgraduate
                                                                                                               service. Located within QMU’s Business     qualification. Dedicated to lifelong
                                                                                                               Innovation Zone (BIZ), the Business        learning and continuing professional
                                                                                                               Gateway offers advice and support to       development, QMU offers a range of
                                                                                                               students who are interested in             postgraduate qualifications to enable
                                                                                                               developing as entrepreneurs and setting    you to expand your knowledge and
                                                                                                               up their own business.                     perhaps specialise in a specific area of
                                                                                                                                                          your chosen field. With an
                                                                                                               BIZ provides business incubation space     undergraduate degree in a relevant area,
                                                                                                               for QMU’s start-up companies, including    you could progress to a course at
                                                                                                               desk space, meeting facilities and easy    master’s level immediately upon
                                                                                                               access to Business Gateway services.       completion of your undergraduate
                                                                                                               BIZ tenants have won a number of           degree or after a period in employment.
                                                                                                               entrepreneurship awards and you can        Graduates of the University who hold a
                                                                                                               read about a few of our ‘inspiring         verified QMU undergraduate or
                                                                                                               entrepreneurs’ on the next few pages.      postgraduate award and who are
                                                                                                                                                          admitted to a postgraduate award at
                                                                                                               For more information on BIZ, visit our     QMU will be eligible for a 10% discount
                                                                                                               website at: www.qmu.ac.uk/services-for-    on the published fees. You can check
                                                                                                               business-and-industry/business-            out our range of postgraduate courses
                                                                                                               innovation-zone-entrepreneurship/. In      on our website at: www.qmu.ac.uk/
                                                                                                               addition, see pages 16—19 for stories of   study-here/postgraduate-study
                                                                                                               our student and graduate start-ups.

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Undergraduate Prospectus 2022 - Queen Margaret University Edinburgh
Your learning experience: Giving you a step up

                                                                                                                                                                        Amy Elder, BA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                        Drama and Performance
                                                                                                                                                                        Company name: Elderberry

                                                                                                                                                                        At Elderberry Arts we believe
                                                                                                                                                                        in creating memorable
                                                                                                                                                                        moments! Our goal is to

                                                 Inspiring                                        Jake Elliott-Hook and Amee Ritchie, BA (Hons) Psychology
                                                                                                  and Sociology
                                                                                                  Company name: S’wheat
                                                                                                                                                                        spread passion and
                                                                                                                                                                        enjoyment for performing arts
                                                                                                                                                                        across generations. We
                                                                                                                                                                        deliver fun and stimulating

                                                                                                  S’wheat is an ethically and sustainable minded brand, which           experiences during our
                                                                                                  produces eco-friendly reusable water bottles. The S’wheat             interactive musical theatre
                                                                                                  Bottle is pure, practical and made from plants, making it fully       classes. Our early years ‘adult
                                                                                                  biodegradable and ensuring that it will never end up in landfill or   and me’ programme has been
                                                                                                  the oceans.                                                           specifically designed to
                                                                                                                                                                        provide adults and their little
                                                                                                  “We began our journey after adopting a healthier lifestyle, which     ones the chance to bond
                                                                                                   included drinking more water. We purchased many re-usable            when developing their
                                                                                                   water bottles but found they did not last as long as we had          creativity, imagination and
                                                                                                   hoped due to unwanted smells, inpracticality and poor quality.       confidence.
                                                                                                   This presented to us a great business opportunity where we
                                                                                                   could create a bottle that would meet our needs and benefit the      “The support I received during
                                                                                                   environment.”                                                         my time at QMU and
                                                                                                                                                                         thereafter when joining the
                                                                                                                                                                         BIZ helped to reassure me
                                                 We are passionate        Our commitment to this is exemplified
                                                                          through the wide-ranging services we
                                                                                                                       and attributes that are essential for
                                                                                                                                                                         that I had the necessary skills
                                                                                                                                                                         and knowledge needed to
                                                 about developing         offer to support innovation and
                                                                          enterprise in our BIZ and the unique         Our aim is to create an ecosystem that
                                                                                                                                                                         build a business in my field.
                                                                                                                                                                         My previous training in
                                                 entrepreneurial skills   partnership that we have established         nurtures creative, innovative and
                                                                                                                       entrepreneurial ideas with a focus on             musical theatre meant that I
                                                                          with East Lothian Business Gateway. We
                                                 and attributes in our    are very proud to be the only university     health innovation, creative                       was fortunate enough to gain
                                                                                                                                                                         lots of experience working for
                                                                          in Scotland to have a Business Gateway       entrepreneurship and social enterprise.
                                                 students, staff and      office on campus and our                                                                       a variety of different
                                                                          groundbreaking collaboration has been        These four pages bring together a                 companies as a performing
                                                 graduates.               pivotal in establishing QMU on the           selection of our student and graduate             arts and musical theatre          Eadaoin McCormack, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
                                                                          entrepreneurial map in Scotland.             entrepreneurs supported by BIZ. These             teacher when studying at          Company name: Mums Empowered
                                                 				                                                                  reflect the breadth of talent and ambition        university. These work
                                                 				                     We are incredibly proud to support our       at the University and our aim is to give a
                                                 				                                                                                                                    opportunities as well as          Mums Empowered is an innovative pre- and post-natal healthcare app that
                                                                          BIZ membership of over 40 studen and         flavour of the enterprising spirit that
                                                 				                                                                                                                    placements I went on during       offers mothers easy access to advice and education from healthcare
                                                                          graduate start-ups in film and media,        abounds in our staff, students and
                                                 				                     costume design, arts and festival            alumni. We hope it will inspire you.              university modules gave me        professionals, as well as safe and tailored exercises they can do in the
                                                 				                     management, drama and performance,                                                             the chance to build up my         comfort of their own home to improve their physical and mental health.
                                                 				                     food and drink, business and                                                                   skills and confidence, and
                                                 				                     physiotherapy. Their businesses may be                                                         helped me to realise not only     The first pre- and post-natal healthcare app of its kind, Mums Empowered
                                                 				                     diverse but they share a passion to drive                                                      my ambitions as a business        aims to revolutionise women’s health, helping mums regain control of their
                                                 				                     forward their ideas, taking control of                                                         woman but also where there        body and embrace motherhood.
                                                 				                     their professional and creative lives and                                                      was a gap in the market.”
                                                 				                     learning the key entrepreneurial skills

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Tess Whittaker, BSc (Hons) Speech and Language
Your learning experience: Giving you a step up

                                                                                                                    Company name: Teresa-May Whittaker Voice-Over

                                                                                                                    “I’m a voice-over artist and am registered as a sole trader. My
                                                                                                                     voice has been used for audiobooks, adverts, corporate
                                                                                                                     videos, animation films and much more! Clients include
                                                                                                                     HSBC, Nivea, Royal Mail and many different authors. I have
                                                                                                                     a home recording studio, which allows me to create the final,
                                                                                                                     polished audio tracks.

                                                                                                                    After a serious accident in 2009, I plucked up the courage to
                                                                                                                    return to university to retrain in a career that I was really
                                                                                                                    passionate about. During my first year, the voice-over world
                                                                                                                    exploded and with new technology emerging it became
                                                                                                                    possible for me to utilise my previous acting skills from

                                                                                                                    The Senior Experimental Officer for the Speech and Hearing
                                                                                                                    Department at QMU was a fountain of knowledge in getting
                                                                                                                    my home recording studio up and running. My Speech and
                                                                                                                    Language Therapy (SLT) training helped me to safely
                                                                                                                    develop character voices and accents.

                                                                                                                     Due to university contacts, I’m now in the amazing position
                                                  Hannah Gordon, BA (Hons) Film and Media                            to also be part of Fitvoice, a community interest company,
                                                  Company name: Crossroad Games                                      which allows me to combine my skills as an actress and SLT.”

                                                  Crossroad Games is a Community Interest Company
                                                  that provides a client-based, visual novel games
                                                  development service with tailored illustrations and
                                                  interactive, dialogue-driven storylines that are highly
                                                  informative and engaging. Our aim is to construct
                                                  compelling storylines to motivate players to develop
                                                  emotional connections and engage with the messages
                                                  being portrayed.

                                                 “Coming to QMU has restored my confidence and
                                                  self-belief. While rediscovering my skills and creativity,                                       Anton Winters and Louise Duncan, BA (Hons) Film and Media
                                                  I realised the potential use of gamification in certain                                          Company name: Naka Media
                                                  areas of business, particularly community
                                                  engagement. I have always loved creating visual novel                                           “At Naka Media we work to create innovative media products, primarily for advertising,
                                                  video games and I’m now passionate about how it                                                  with a focus on videography, photography and graphic design. Our goal is to
                                                  has the potential to help young people in Scotland as                                            empower local businesses and charities using our understanding of digital culture to
                                                  well as changing the perception of video games.”                                                 deliver content with a contemporary look and mindset.

                                                                                                                                                   For several years, we have been working diligently on our own freelance work,
                                                                                                                                                   however, we both recognised that our skillsets were complementary and that by
                                                                                                                                                   combining our talents we could work on more ambitious projects. This also allows us
                                                                                                                                                   to spread our time collaboratively across a wider array of projects, giving us space to
                                                                                                                                                   continue to be creative.

                                                                                                                                                   We established Naka Media with the goal of creating new engaging products, larger
                                                                                                                                                   than the sum of their parts, developing our current skills to create videos for business
                                                                                                                                                   that have heart and soul. We wanted to step away from traditional, corporate ideas,
                                                                                                                                                   and work towards a brighter, more personal future that everyone involved is proud of.”

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Your personal development:                                                                                                                Harry Jackson
                                                                                                                                                                                           BSc (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen graduate

                                                                                                                                                                                           Graduate Harry is Artistic Director for Amplify Time Productions, which was awarded
Your learning experience: Giving you a step up

                                                 extracurricular learning
                                                                                                                                                                                           funding from the Student Development Fund.

                                                                                                                                                                                           This funding helped Harry’s theatre projects get off the ground, allowed his company
                                                                                                                                                                                           to support 30 students in a classical production of Doctor Faustus by Christopher

                                                 opportunities and funding
                                                                                                                                                                                           Marlowe and to perform Antigone by Anne Carson at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
                                                                                                                                                                                           These productions allowed the students to widen their personal skill sets, get
                                                                                                                                                                                           company experience, and had an opportunity to show what they could do and
                                                                                                                                                                                           market themselves for future work outside of the University and in industry.

                                                                                                                                                                                           Harry said: “Amplify is bringing arts into Scotland and supporting students. By
                                                                                                                                                                                           producing shows open to the public, we are contributing to the culture of Edinburgh
                                                                                                                                           intensely competitive nature of funding.
                                                 Initiatives, including                        my time here to be very beneficial. It
                                                                                               made me more confident in my skills in      Therefore, I genuinely do appreciate
                                                                                                                                                                                           and showing friends, family, professionals and other creatives what we have
                                                                                                                                                                                           achieved, alongside an amazing show experience that can be enjoyed by all. I
                                                 internships and                               communication and presentation. I also
                                                                                               learned about health in a different
                                                                                                                                           knowing that the University is willing to
                                                                                                                                           provide support for someone starting
                                                                                                                                                                                           cannot put into words my gratitude and thanks to the Student Development Fund.
                                                                                                                                                                                           The support it gave helped students such as myself and all those in Amplify Time
                                                 special funds, enable                         environment”.

                                                                                                                                           out in this industry. With this film, I am
                                                                                                                                           hoping to be accepted for a
                                                                                                                                                                                           Productions opportunities to shine and show our skills and talent in their individual
                                                 our students to                               BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy student,           postgraduate course to further my
                                                                                                                                           portfolio and understanding of the
                                                                                               Lucy O’Brien, received funding to travel
                                                 enhance their learning                        to Singapore to complete a four-week        industry to enable me in my filming             Harry’s company is now based within the BIZ at QMU, where he benefits from
                                                                                                                                                                                           access to small business start-up support and guidance from the campus-based
                                                                                               elective physiotherapy placement. Lucy      career. With these funds, I will be one
                                                 experience, build their                       said: “My course required me to             step closer to achieving my goals and           Business Gateway, as well as QMU’s rehearsal facilities.
                                                                                               complete a self-arranged elective           hopefully be able to fulfil my aspirations
                                                 confidence, improve                           placement in my final year, anywhere I      once I leave university”.
                                                                                               chose. Being able to do an acute
                                                 their employability and                       placement in Singapore was a great          The Become a Producer Fund provides
                                                                                                                                           support for students on the BA (Hons)
                                                 broaden their                                 learning opportunity. My
                                                                                               communication was greatly challenged        Film and Media course. The grants cover      sector. Funding from the Crerar Hotels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Santander Universities Internships
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   For more information on the Saltire
                                                                                                                                                                                        Trust and the Lord Forte Foundation                                                        Scholarship, visit www.scotland.org/
                                                 horizons. See some                            as I interacted with a wide range of
                                                                                               ages, cultures and nationalities”.
                                                                                                                                           the costs of producing your final year
                                                                                                                                           piece of work — this can be costumes,        ensures that restricted finances do not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Through the Santander Universities SME
                                                                                                                                                                                        limit students’ personal development                                                       saltire-scholarships
                                                 examples below.
                                                                                               For more information on the Student &
                                                                                                                                           travel, hiring professional actors etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                        opportunities.                               Internship Programme, QMU offers a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     variety of paid internships with small to
                                                                                               Vice-Chancellor’s Development Fund,         Beth Hendy received £440 towards her                                                      medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from a
                                                                                                                                           film. She said: “As a young female           Megan Gillis was the University’s first
                                                                                               visit our website at www.qmu.ac.uk/                                                      recipient of the Crerar Hotels Trust         wide range of sectors. These internships      The Student Development Fund
                                                 The Student & Vice-Chancellor’s               alumni-and-friends/funding-                 creative in Scotland, I am acutely aware                                                  give our students and graduates the
                                                                                                                                           of the limited arts funds and the            Access Bursary. She said: “I’m really
                                                 Development Fund                              opportunities-for-current-students                                                       grateful to The Crerar Hotels Trust and      chance to secure valuable workplace           Grants from QMU’s Student
                                                 				                                                                                      intensely competitive nature of funding.                                                  experience, gain insight into the relevant    Development Fund are designed to
                                                                                                                                           Therefore, I genuinely do appreciate         QMU for their support and for helping
                                                 The Student & Vice-Chancellor’s                                                                                                        me secure my place at university. I now      industries, put theoretical knowledge         support specific student-led projects,
                                                 Development Fund is designed to help                                                      knowing that the University is willing to                                                 into practice and work on real-life           initiatives and activities that have a
                                                                                               Become a Producer & Become a                provide support for someone starting         feel able to achieve my full academic
                                                 our students develop their potential in a                                                                                              and career potential without the financial   projects and build professional               positive benefit for the student, the
                                                 much wider sense.                             Costumier 			                               out in this industry. With this film, I am                                                networks. For further information about       University, or both.
                                                                                               				                                        hoping to be accepted for a                  constraints. My hope is that this course
                                                                                                                                                                                        will allow me to not only progress           Santander Internships, please see our
                                                 Support for specific student-led              The Become a Producer Fund and the          postgraduate course to further my                                                         website at: www.qmu.ac.uk/alumni-and-         Whether students are continuing their
                                                                                               Become a Costumier Fund provide             portfolio and understanding of the           towards my career, but also gain
                                                 projects, initiatives and activities enrich                                                                                            valuable insight into how the hospitality    friends/opportunities-to-give/santander-      personal development, building on their
                                                 our students’ academic experience,            support for students on the BA (Hons)       industry to enable me in my filming                                                       universities/                                 knowledge or expanding their horizons,
                                                                                               Film and Media, and the BA (Hons)           career. With these funds, I will be one      industry works”.
                                                 broaden their outlook on the world by                                                                                                                                                                                             the Student Development Fund helps
                                                 providing the means to travel abroad to       Costume Design and Construction             step closer to achieving my goals and                                                                                                   them to take advantage of a unique
                                                 embrace new cultures and                      courses. Grants from these funds help       hopefully be able to fulfil my aspirations                                                                                              opportunity. The Fund is designed to
                                                 experiences, and continue with their          students with the costs of creating their   once I leave university”.                    Santander Universities Support               The Saltire Scholarship                       support only those projects, initiatives
                                                 personal development.                         final year piece of work - film or                                                                                                                                                  and activities that would not happen
                                                                                               costume. The Become a Producer Fund                                                      Santander Universities provide a range       The Saltire Foundation provides paid          without additional financial support. The
                                                 The Fund helps our students make the          helps cover video production costs such                                                  of outstanding opportunities for QMU         internships in international businesses to    Student Development Fund is an
                                                 most of the unique opportunities              as actors’ fees, costumes, equipment,       Industry Support                                                                          Scotland’s most talented students – an
                                                                                                                                                                                        students through a variety of                                                              ‘opportunities fund’ supported by
                                                 available to them and have the best           props, and travel. The Become a                                                          scholarships and awards. These include       opportunity to which they may not             donations from QMU graduates and
                                                                                               Costumier Fund assists with the costs of    Every year QMU students are fortunate                                                     otherwise have access.
                                                 possible experience as a QMU student.                                                                                                  generous scholarships and bursaries for                                                    friends. The Fund can help students
                                                                                               fabrics and other specialist materials      to have the opportunity to apply for
                                                 				                                                                                                                                   new and existing students, awards for                                                      make the most of their time at QMU. All
                                                                                               etc. 				                                   financial support from the corporate                                                      A number of QMU students have been
                                                 With funding from the scheme, BSc                                                                                                      overseas exchanges or research and                                                         students are eligible to apply.
                                                                                               				                                        sector. Funding from the hospitality and                                                  selected to take part in summer
                                                 (Hons) Nursing student, Ross                                                                                                           grants for community projects involving
                                                                                               Beth Hendy received £440 towards her        tourism industry, from companies such                                                     internships as part of this competitive
                                                 Macdonald, travelled to Uganda with                                                                                                    students. For further information about                                                    For more information on the Student
                                                                                               film. She said: “As a young female          as Apex Hotels, Dakota Hotels and the                                                     programme.
                                                 First Aid Africa to provide first aid                                                                                                  the funding available from Santander                                                       Development Fund visit our website at:
                                                                                               creative in Scotland, I am acutely aware    Kitchin Group, enables students to take
                                                 training to local communities. Ross                                                                                                    Universities contact santander@qmu.                                                        www.qmu.ac.uk/alumni-and-friends/
                                                                                               of the limited arts funds and the           part in activity that enhances their
                                                 commented on the experience: “I found                                                                                                  ac.uk                                                                                      opportunities-to-give/our-funds/
                                                                                                                                           learning and their understanding of the

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Your learning experience: Giving you a step up

                                                 your horizons:
                                                 study abroad

                                                 Studying abroad          With great links across the world, you
                                                                          can choose to study part of your QMU
                                                                                                                      From 2022/23 Queen Margaret
                                                                                                                      University will no longer operate under   Current exchange partners
                                                 through our exchange     degree in Europe, Australia, New            the Erasmus+ scheme. Over the coming
                                                                          Zealand, Canada, the USA or Hong            year we will be working with new and
                                                 programmes can be        Kong. Living in another country, and        existing partners on study abroad and                        Griffith University, Australia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       “I chose to study at
                                                                          studying at another institution, allows     exchange opportunities for the 2022/23
                                                 one of the most          you to make new friends from across the     academic year and beyond.
                                                                                                                                                                                   La Trobe University, Australia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Saxion University of Applied
                                                                          world and acquire invaluable life skills.                                                                Acadia University, Canada
                                                 exciting and rewarding   Importantly, it will help you develop a                                                                  Brock University, Canada                             Sciences. When on my exchange
                                                                          greater feeling of independence and
                                                 challenges for a         confidence. An exchange programme           QMU courses that offer an exchange
                                                                                                                                                                                   MacEwan University, Canada
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I experienced a different
                                                                                                                      include:                                                     Metropolitan University College, Denmark
                                                 student to experience.   allows you to stretch your wings, and
                                                                          undoubtedly brings you benefits for                                                                      Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland          learning environment, different
                                                 The opportunity to       years to come.                              •    BA/BA (Hons) Business
                                                                                                                           Management (all routes)
                                                                                                                                                                                   ESCE International Business School, France            cultures and had the opportunity
                                                 travel and live in       Where exchanges are available, students
                                                                          can spend a semester at an overseas
                                                                                                                      •    BA/BA (Hons) Drama
                                                                                                                                                                                   ETOS Osnabrück, Germany
                                                                                                                                                                                   Kempten University of Applied Sciences, Germany
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to travel to many new places.
                                                                                                                      •    BA/BA (Hons) Events and Festival
                                                 another country, learn   university. Care has been taken to select
                                                                                                                           Management                                              Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong                I gained so much from studying
                                                                          appropriate international partnerships,
                                                 different customs and    ensuring that a period spent on             •    BA/BA (Hons) Film and Media                             Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary                    abroad, from increasing my
                                                                          exchange gives QMU students credit          •    BA/BA (Hons) International                              Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
                                                 traditions, meet new     towards their studies.                           Hospitality and Tourism                                 AUT University, New Zealand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         independence and confidence to
                                                 people and build a       A number of scholarships up to £5,000
                                                                                                                      •    BA/BA (Hons) Media and
                                                                                                                                                                                   Escola Superior de Saude do Alicoitao, Portugal                   broadening my mind
                                                                          exist to help fund study abroad for                                                                      Lulea University of Technology, Sweden
                                                 future career draws      students facing financial difficulties.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Malmo University, Sweden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and enhancing my employability.”
                                                                                                                      •    BSc/BSc (Hons) Nutrition
                                                 many students into       Please note that exchange opportunities     •    BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
                                                                                                                                                                                   California State University: Chico, USA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kevin Thomas
                                                 the exchange             are subject to availability.
                                                                                                                      •    BSc/BSc (Hons) Psychology
                                                                                                                                                                                   Central Connecticut State University, USA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        BA (Hons) International Hospitality
                                                                                                                                                                                   Eastern Connecticut State University, USA
                                                 programmes.              On December 24th 2020, the UK
                                                                          Government announced that as an
                                                                                                                      •    BSc/BSc (Hons) Psychology and
                                                                                                                           Sociology                                               Southern Connecticut State University, USA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and Tourism Management

                                                                          outcome of Brexit negotiations, the         •    BA/BA (Hons) Public Relations                           Slippery Rock University, USA
                                                                          United Kingdom would not be seeking to           and Marketing Communications                            St Edward’s University, USA
                                                                          participate in the Erasmus+ successor
                                                                                                                      •    BSc/BSc (Hons) Public Sociology                         UMass Amherst, USA
                                                                                                                      •    BA/BA (Hons) Theatre and Film                           University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
                                                                          Going forward Queen Margaret
                                                                          University hopes to be able to offer
                                                                          grants to students undertaking qualifying   MORE INFO:
                                                                          mobilities under the Turing scheme. The     E: studyabroad@qmu.ac.uk
                                                                          breadth of financial support available      W: www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/
                                                                          under Turing will not be confirmed until    international-students/exchanges-and-
                                                                          the Summer of 2021 when Turing              study-abroad/
                                                                          application outcomes for the 2021/22
                                                                          academic year are expected.

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“The support I received from QMU’s

                                                 Helping you                                                                                                                                                                                                      Disability Service team has had one of

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the most positive influences
Your learning experience: Giving you a step up

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    on my experience at QMU. The help

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I’ve had has given me a huge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  confidence boost and has allowed me

                                                 student support                                                                                                                                                                                                        to reach my academic potential,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       as well as opening doors to new

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  career opportunities.”

                                                 services                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Annie Fowden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          BA (Hons) Events and Festival Management

                                                 We provide high-        Pre-entry services                           or meeting, please contact a Disability
                                                                                                                      Adviser (see contact details on page
                                                                                                                                                                    If you are considering joining the
                                                                                                                                                                    University, having studied an Higher           Support for care leavers                   QM Cares
                                                 quality facilities in   If you are contemplating going to            27).                                          National Certificate (HNC) or Higher
                                                                                                                                                                    National Diploma (HND) programme at            We recognise that care leavers who         QM Cares is our student-led support
                                                                         university, we recognise that it is not
                                                 which to study and      only information about the course that       It is helpful to contact a Disability         college, we can provide guidance and           have spent time in local authority care,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   either in residential accommodation,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              group for students with caring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              responsibilities, care experience and
                                                                         you need. Everybody’s circumstances          Adviser as soon as you have firmly            information on opportunities to enter the
                                                 excellent support       are different and new students may have      accepted an unconditional offer of a          University directly into Years Two or          foster care or under supervision orders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   at home, may require additional advice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              those who are estranged from their
                                                                                                                      place on a course at QMU. This helps          Three of our degree courses (often
                                                 services, to ensure     to consider issues such as finance,
                                                                         childcare or disability. We are well aware   to provide us with useful information so      referred to as articulation, direct entry or   and support during both the pre-entry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   period and during the transitional         As part of QM Cares you will have
                                                                                                                      that we can begin to put support              advanced standing). Direct entry
                                                 you have an all-round   that you will require information on these
                                                                         areas before making your final choice.       arrangements in place for you as soon         students will benefit from the Direct          period. We offer all care leavers          access to:
                                                                                                                      as possible.                                  Entrant Induction programme that               individual support through our
                                                 positive experience     Our Admissions team, Student Funding
                                                                         Adviser and Disability Team are available                                                  includes a range of activities in local        Widening Participation and Outreach        •      advice and guidance to support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   team. We can work with care leavers               your application;
                                                 during your student     to ensure you obtain all the information                                                   colleges and a designated induction
                                                                                                                                                                    event for direct entrants at the start of      and their social workers to ensure that
                                                                         you need before and during the                                                                                                            applicants are supported appropriately     •      the chance to become a paid
                                                 journey.                decision-making process to come to
                                                                                                                      Funding                                       the academic year. For more information
                                                                                                                                                                    on joining us from college, see pages          through their time at QMU.                        student ambassador;
                                                                         university.                                  Our Student Funding Adviser provides          34—35.                                                                                    •      help with accommodation options
                                                                                                                      information on the funding that will be
                                                                         You can make contact with any of the         available to you to support your                                                                                                               and
                                                                         services highlighted on this page by         studies, for example, student loans,
                                                                         phone, email or in person to discuss         bursaries, tuition fee loans and                                                                                                        •      funding advice guidance.
                                                                         issues in a confidential and accessible      childcare funds. For more information
                                                                         manner, before or during the application                                                                                                                                             For more information about QM Cares,
                                                                                                                      on funding and how to contact the             QMConnect, our mentoring scheme,
                                                                         process.                                                                                                                                                                             please contact: wpo@qmu.ac.uk
                                                                                                                      Funding Adviser see pages 162—163.            offers new students the opportunity to
                                                                                                                                                                    be matched with a trained mentor. This
                                                                                                                                                                    service is open to all new students.
                                                                         Disability                                                                                 Mentors are current students in Years
                                                                                                                      Mature students and college leavers           Two, Three or Four who have
                                                                         We aim to support all students in our                                                      volunteered and have been trained to
                                                                                                                      If you are returning to education after a     support other students. We aim to
                                                                         diverse learning community to                long gap you may feel a little anxious
                                                                         participate fully in their studies and                                                     recruit mentors who are studying the
                                                                                                                      about learning and studying again. Our        same or a similar subject to you, but
                                                                         university life. For students with           Widening Participation and Outreach
                                                                         disabilities such as sensory                                                               we cannot guarantee this. Mentors and
                                                                                                                      team can answer queries that you may          mentees meet regularly to discuss a
                                                                         impairments, medical conditions,             have on studying at higher education
                                                                         mobility issues, mental health                                                             variety of issues, social and academic,
                                                                                                                      level. Eligible students will be invited to   which can help to make that first year
                                                                         difficulties and specific learning           join QMAdvance, a short pre-induction
                                                                         difficulties such as dyslexia, we offer a                                                  of study at QMU a more enjoyable
                                                                                                                      course that helps ensure that new             experience.
                                                                         wide range of support. If you would like     students have a smooth transition into
                                                                         to find out more information, or arrange     QMU, as they embark on their chosen
                                                                         a personal and confidential phone call       course.

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