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19th June 2024

In this week's Student News:

Phishing emails

Hi,

We have had a recent influx of phishing emails to the university. Here is a reminder of what you should do if you get a phishing email.

DO NOT REPLY:

Even if you are not giving any information or think you are replying to just waste time or comment 鈥淚 know this is a phishing email鈥 etc. This adds your email address to a metric which is likely to increase frequency of phishing emails to your account. You could also receive more sophisticated phishing emails as you have responded, and these will be engineered to get a response with information that can be exploited. 听

REPORT:

Phishing emails should be sent as an attachment to helpdesk@qmu.ac.uk

To forward as an attachment please follow these steps:

  1. Open the Phishing email you wish to send.
  2. Next to the 鈥淔orward鈥 button on the top panel of the email, click 鈥More鈥 > 鈥Forward as attachment鈥.
  3. Add the helpdesk@qmu.ac.uk 听as the address you wish to send to and click 鈥Send鈥.

DELETE:

Once the email has been reported please delete the email from your Inbox

Please be extra cautious when checking email on your mobile phone. The sender鈥檚 name is often the only visible information on a smaller screen, and this could have been falsified. The app will allow you to click on the name to show the email address it is has come from to verify it is who you think it is.

Any questions or queries then contact me.

Mark Glancy

Technology Manager

mglancy@qmu.ac.uk

12th June 2024

In this Week's Student News:

Effective Learning Service: Summer Resit Programme

The Resit Support Programme will be running from Wednesday 19th June 鈥 Tuesday 2nd July this year. This is two weeks of flexible support (online options available) to help you succeed with resit exams and assignments. You will be able to:

  • Work with a personal study mentor who will offer help and feedback.
  • Reflect on areas to improve and 性用社 your skills.
  • Attend ELS online workshops on a range of academic skills.

If this sounds helpful for you, please book a place online at: /study-here/student-services/effective-learning-service-els/help-with-resits/

Who can attend?

All students are welcome to apply, though priority is given to 1st and 2nd year students.

How can students book?

Students can book online: /study-here/student-services/effective-learning-service-els/help-with-resits/ or can contact ELS@qmu.ac.uk for more information.

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Imposter Syndrome: Conquering Self-doubt 鈥 21 June 2024; 10:00 鈥 12:00, Bright Red Triangle Studio

Imposter Syndrome is a common challenge for entrepreneurs. This session, run by the , will address imposter syndrome鈥檚 psychological aspects and provide strategies to overcome it, allowing you to unleash your full potential.听

Key takeaways will include:听

  • Understanding what imposter syndrome is and how it manifests.
  • Learning techniques to boost self-confidence and overcome self-doubt.
  • Discovering strategies for cultivating a growth mindset.

Imposter syndrome can hold you back from achieving your full potential. In this session you鈥檒l gain a better understanding of this common challenge and acquire practical tools to overcome it, enabling you to pursue your entrepreneurial goals with confidence.听

Register for the session .听

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Startup Huddle for Women and Non-binary People 鈥 30 July 2024; 11:00 鈥 12:00, Bright Red Triangle Studio

Edinburgh Napier University鈥檚 Bright Red Triangle are hosting the first Startup Huddle for women 鈥 a global first!听

This is a meet up where entrepreneurs present real-time challenges facing their startup and solicit input on potential solutions from other entrepreneurs, mentors, ecosystem builders and others in the local community.听听

Come huddle and join a trusted support network, where you can grow your connections and share and receive support, advice and tools that can directly impact the growth of your business!听

More details and how to register can be found .听

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Business Creation Course for Women and Non-binary People 鈥 9 July - 24 August 2024 (online)

This business creation course provides support for women and non-binary people who are interested in starting a business and those already in the start-up process.听

Participants will be encouraged to assess the value of skills they have already and consider how those skills, knowledge seams or interests could be converted into a business idea.听

The programme is designed to help you:听

  • Understand your skills.
  • Identify a business area.
  • Plan and 性用社 your idea into a business.
  • Hear from inspirational women founders and specialists.
  • Build your network of like-minded women in start-ups.
  • Connect with business support professionals.

The course will be delivered over eight online sessions every Tuesday from 9th July 鈥 24th August from 6.30 - 8pm.听

The deadline for applications is 10am on Monday 24th June.听

More details and registration information can be found .

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Ideation workshop with Women鈥檚 Enterprise Scotland 鈥 25 June 2024; 11:00 鈥 14:00, Edinburgh Napier University Craiglockhart Campus

Ever thought about starting a business or working for yourself but not sure where to start? This three-hour workshop, hosted by the , is a great starting point for anyone from those who don鈥檛 yet have any idea to those feeling overwhelmed by having too many ideas to choose from.听

In this practical workshop, you will be guided by certified gender-aware advisors from who will take you through the process of identifying an idea towards the next steps for you.听

The aim of the workshop is to leave with a business idea and some ideas for next steps.听

The deadline to sign up is 10am on Wednesday 19th June.听

More details and registration information can be found .听

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Santander X UK Awards 2024

Applications for the Santander X UK Awards 2024 are now open!

The Santander X UK Awards is Santander鈥檚 annual entrepreneurship competition for emerging businesses and one of the biggest early-stage business pitching competitions in the UK.听

This year there are 2 categories to apply to: University and Startup.听

  • The University category is exclusively for new businesses linked to a UK university.
  • The Startup category is open to UK incorporated businesses who are ready to scale.

Winners will receive up to 拢25,000 funding and will automatically progress to the Santander X Global Awards.听

To find out more about the Santander X UK Awards click or register for the which will take place on 20th June 2024.听

The closing date for applications is 16th July 2024.

5th June 2024

In this week's student news:

Transforming space in the Learning Resource Centre

How will building work impact students now and over the summer?听听

Work on our ambitious plans to create a range of exciting teaching and learning spaces at 性用社 is already underway.听听听

The project 鈥 Future Spaces 鈥 will see the transformation of space within our Learning Resource Centre and an area of classrooms on the Level 0 teaching corridor. This exciting project supports our ambitions to refresh, enhance and modernise our campus by creating spaces that meet the changing needs of students.听听听

With a 拢2.1m investment, students will see a dramatic change to the LRC and Level 0 classroom area, which will expand capacity for self-directed student learning and 鈥榠nformal鈥 teaching activity.听听

You can read more about this in our news article in the link below:

What study spaces are available during building work?听听

Building work is planned to take place over the summer months to minimise disruption to our student population. However, with a project of this magnitude, there will be some unavoidable noise, as well as areas of the building which are temporarily unavailable for study use.听听听

However, there are still plenty of spaces that students can make use of. These include:听听听

  • Learning Resource Centre 鈥 back end, towards the pond (may still experience some noise disruption)听听

We are also making the following spaces accessible to postgraduate students:听听

  • Psychology Lab - Room 3114 on Level 3 (quieter option)听听
  • Speech and Language Science Lab - Room 2147 on level 2 (quieter option)听听

Whilst these may not be work areas that you normally use, you are welcome to maximise the use of these spaces during daytime hours while building works are underway. Please see details near the Helpdesk on how to access these spaces.听听

Helpdesk remains open to support staff and students听听

The Helpdesk will remain open to support staff and students throughout most of the construction phase of the Future Spaces project. It will operate from its original position in the LRC. However, it will move to a temporary position within the building while the area which houses the Helpdesk is being upgraded later in the project.听听听

Supporting your learner journey at 性用社 during construction period听听

We know that the few months over the summertime are critical to your educational success, and we will do everything we can to support you and make sure you are as comfortable as possible during your study periods with 性用社.听听听

Construction to the LRC and in Level 0 classrooms will begin on 3 June, so it would be sensible to anticipate that there will be some noise within that area which may impact your learning environment. We would encourage you to take full advantage of the other allocated study spaces on offer during these times, and we will update you on changes where necessary.听听听

Ultimately, our goal is to enhance and repurpose spaces across these key areas of the buildings, so we can provide students with a wider choice of more comfortable, vibrant, and sociable study space options. In essence, we aim to create an environment where people want to be, and which creates a sense of belonging for our student community.听听听

Further information听听

If you have any questions about the Future Spaces, please speak with Bruce Laing, our Director of Campus Facilities, by emailing: blaing@qmu.ac.uk.

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性用社 Student Film showcase - Ticket link

This year's graduation film screening will be in Cameo Cinema 1 on Sunday June 30th, 6-8pm.

Tickets can be reserved via听

听听

29th May 2024

In this week's student news:

Edinburgh SU Pride Collaboration

This Pride Month, join Edinburgh University Students鈥 Association, Edinburgh Napier Students' Association, Edinburgh College Students鈥 Association, 性用社 University Students' Union, Heriot-Watt Students鈥 Union and Edinburgh Students' Charities Appeal for an unforgettable Ceilidh celebration!


Dance the night away to the electrifying tunes from Edinburgh's first All Trans Fashion Forward Ceilidh Band - Pied Piper! Immerse yourself in a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere where you can celebrate your true self.


But the fun doesn't stop there! By attending this Ceilidh, you'll also be contributing to a fantastic cause. Tickets are 拢5 and proceeds will be donated to Pride Edinburgh, the city's biggest pride celebration.


Join us on Wednesday, June 19th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Hanger 5, Potterrow. Don't miss this chance to celebrate Pride Month, dance the night away, and support a great cause!


Get your tickets now and let's make it a Pride Month to remember!


Ticket Link:

Accessibility:

We shall have round tables at the back of the room for people to sit and rest. There is also lift access where required and a disabled toilet. Please let a member of staff know if you require any assistance.

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性用社 Trad music Slow Session Sat June 1st All welcome

Hello all


Our next session runs on Saturday and all interested musicians are welcome.
This is a slow session. We play through the advertised tune list keeping to a slow and steady pace.

We will meet for lunch at Maggies our student union canteen, at 12noon. here is a link to the menu



or if you prefer to skip lunch you will find us in room 0051. The session will run for 2 hours from 1 till 3pm.
We will play a selection of tunes from Nigel Gatherer's website. I can send you a copy of the sheet music once you have registered.
Please click on this link to confirm your attendance-


Your details will not be shared with anyone else.
But please do share this invitation with anyone you think may be interested.

Tunes
1.鈥傗傗傗侳latwater Fran
2.鈥傗傗傗俁oses of No Man's Land
3.鈥傗傗傗侭renda Stubbert's
4.鈥傗傗傗侸ack Daniels
5.鈥傗傗傗係pootiskerry and Willafjord
6.鈥傗傗傗俆he Barren Rocks of Aden / The 79th's Farewell to Gibralter
7.鈥傗傗傗侭anks of the Allan / Kenmure's On and Awa'
8.鈥傗傗傗侫ird Ranters / Put Me in the Big Chest
9.鈥傗傗傗侾arcel of Rogues
10.鈥傗傗俆he Black Bear / The Piper's Refuge
11.鈥傗傗侻aggie West's Waltz / Farquhar & Hettie's

Break for refreshments when we need one.

12.鈥傗傗侰alum's Road / The Hut on Staffin Island
13.鈥傗傗侻cKechnie's Farewell / Rutherglen Road
14.鈥傗傗侭allachulish Glen
15.鈥傗傗侻argaret's Watz / Kate Martin's Waltz
16.鈥傗傗俆he Peat Fire Flame/Island Dance
17.鈥傗傗侭oys of Blue Hill / Harvest Home
18.鈥傗傗侭onnie at Morn
19.鈥傗傗俆he Braes of Locheil / Mrs Campbell of Shinness
20.鈥傗傗侻emories of Father Angus MacDonnell / Braes of Dunvegan
21.鈥傗傗侺ochanside / My Home Town
22.鈥傗傗係heebeg and Sheemore

If we need more tunes -
23.鈥傗傗俉altz for Kylin
24.鈥傗傗侴lenside Polkas
25.鈥傗傗侱oddie's Dream
26.鈥傗傗俆he Battle of the Somme/The Boy's Lament for his Dragon
27.鈥傗傗俁onas Voe / Starry Nights o' Shetland

The notes will be projected onto a screen in class, but you can also print them out in advance and bring your own music stand if you prefer.
Please volunteer to lead one or two tunes off if you are happy to do so. thanks.

Recommended Donation 拢7 per person (if you can afford this) to cover costs and any profit will be shared between Nigel and the Scottish music group.


Payment in cash on the day, or via bank transfer to Dr Frances J Culpan, sort code 40 47 87 account 51418815


email jculpan@qmu.ac.uk if you have any questions


cheers Jane Culpan

22nd May 2024

In this week's Student News:听

Guest Wi-Fi maintenance Tuesday 28/05/2024

Hi,

On Tuesday 28/05/2024 Information Technology Services (ITS) are performing maintenance on the Guest Network.

The maintenance will start about 08:00 and hoping to keep disruption to a minimum but due to the nature of work, it could be down all day.

eduroam Wi-Fi is not affected by the work and will work without interruptions. An email will go out once work is completed.

Any questions or queries then drop me an email.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Mark Glancy

Technology Manager

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Guthrie鈥檚 seating area closed Wednesday 22nd of May 2024 鈥 09:30-15:00

Please note due to a large event with Exhibitors taking place in Guthrie鈥檚 this Wednesday, this seating area will be closed. Please could we ask staff and students to use tea points, the Nook seating area, the tiers leading down from Starbucks or the bucket chair and sofa area at the bottom of the steps leading into Guthrie鈥檚 on this date for refreshment breaks.

Please note The Nook, Maggie鈥檚 and Starbucks will be open as normal as per summer offering already communicated.

Thank you

Conference and Events Team

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Calling all 性用社 Cultural and Creative Industries students! Deadline Friday 28th June 2024

Applications for 2024 are now open!

This free, unique and collaborative training programme will equip you with the practical, creative and business skills and contacts that you'll need for a career in the cultural and creative industries.

SHIFT will run from 2nd - 6th September 2024 via a series of online workshops, breakout conversations, creative activities and one-to-one clinics.

You鈥檒l work with practitioners from The Glasgow School of Art and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, building a new network of creatives from a range of disciplines.

The programme is open to all arts and creative industries students at 性用社 and to those who graduated in 2022 and 2023.

Topics covered over the week include:

  • Budgeting
  • Costing for your time and products
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Time management
  • Branding
  • Networking
  • Legal issues
  • Money management and taxes

For more information and to apply visit

Applications close Friday 28th June 2024.

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Have your say on the future of Edinburgh鈥檚 housing

The City of Edinburgh Council would like to hear the views of students to help shape Edinburgh鈥檚 Local Housing Strategy.

The Council鈥檚 strategy will set out the vision for all types of housing and housing related services in the city for at least the next five years.

Edinburgh has the fastest growing population in Scotland and the housing sector and people of Edinburgh are facing unprecedented challenges, so it鈥檚 never been more important to have a strong housing strategy that reflects and is influenced by the views of people living in the city.

Please take a few minutes to and feedback what you think the key housing priorities are for the city. The survey closes on 14th June 2024.

Following this initial survey, there will be a variety of engagement and consultation opportunities from June to October 2024 to make sure that as many people as possible can share their views. Please keep an eye out for further opportunities to get involved and share your thoughts.

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Your construction update on the Edinburgh Innovation Hub

Excellent progress has taken place on the construction of the Hub since Heron Brothers started work in January. 听Despite the wet weather at the start of the year, the project is on track for completion in the summer of 2025.

If you walk, cycle or drive past the site, you鈥檒l now notice the structure taking shape, with the central elements of the stair or lift cores rising to roof level and first floor slabs cast.

What can you expect next?

Over the next month, you鈥檒l notice activity increasing as the fit out of the ground floor section of one wing begins. There will be enclosure of the exterior, with further concrete casting works to bring the other wings of the building up to the same level. In the summer, construction of the upper levels, which are a steel frame, will begin.

Utilities will start to go in. As the Hub requires connection to some of utilities within the campus grounds, work will take place over the quieter summer period to ensure less disruption to the 性用社 community. Expect temporary traffic lights in place over late May/June as a road crossing work is undertaken.

Of course, our Estates team is working with the contractor to keep the impact on high profile, critical activities including Graduation Reception, Summer Schools and Fringe Village, to a minimum.

Want to know more about the detail?

Further information about the 性用社ment鈥檚 progress will be issued via Moderator as the project advances. The Edinburgh Innovation Hub website has been updated to reflect the images of the completed building and service offering of the new 性用社ment. It also acts as the initial information source for potential occupier enquiries. To help with wider communication to visitors and local residents, a new large-scale sign, highlighting the Hub 性用社ment, will be installed on the A1 over the summer.

Job creation and wider benefits to the local community

A key element of the contract and part of the Edinburgh and City Region deal is to leverage wider benefits for the local community and deliver social value. As part of its project commitment, the contractor Heron hosted a 鈥榤eet the buyer鈥 event on campus on 16 May to promote opportunities for the supply chain. In addition, local employment has been generated, and the company is supporting East Lothian Council in the 性用社ment of the new infrastructure and built environment curriculum for schools.

See the for further information.

Bruce Laing

Director of Campus Services

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Congratulations to the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey prize winner!

The prize winner, winning a 拢50 Amazon gift voucher, is Victoria Johnstone-Cooke.

Thank you to everyone who completed this survey. The survey results will be discussed at the Graduate School Academic Board once the UK-wide benchmarking reports are prepared by Advance HE. 听Your feedback gives 性用社 a comprehensive picture of your experience, highlighting what we do well and what could be improved, to help implement changes that will enhance the overall postgraduate research student experience.

性用社 Student Surveys

Studentsurvey@qmu.ac.uk

15th May 2024

In this week's Student News:听

Last Call for Festival of Learning - Recipes of Belonging, 21st May 2024

We have a fantastic line-up for the 性用社 Festival of Learning 鈥 Recipes of Belonging on the 21st May 2024. We have two keynote speakers alongside workshops and talks from 性用社 colleagues, students and wider sector partners.

  • Dr Javeria Khadija Shah is a cultural sociologist and interdisciplinary scholar specialising in policy,听media education, sociology, and the visual arts. She is the Associate Director of the Centre for Inclusive听Pedagogy and Practice, a member of the Principal鈥檚 Office at the Royal Central School of Speech and听Drama, University of London, and the Founding Director of the Social Performance Network.

  • Professor Theo Gilbert. Theo is a Professor of Compassion-Focused Pedagogy at the University of Hertfordshire's听Centre for听Learning, Access and Student Success听-听 and听the Business School. 听He听is the creator of the Compassion听in HE network and its website of free, practical resources for any compassion-curious听educator:听听.听听

Have a look at the programme here:

Only a few places left so book your spot here:

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Vikki Hill in the LEAD Centre vhill@qmu.ac.uk

Grounded theory 性用社ium

On 14th听June the Scottish Grounded Theory Network will be having their inaugural 性用社ium at 性用社.听 Attending are presenters from a wide range of countries including Australia, Algeria, India and Ireland covering a wide range of topics with the aim of creating connections and joint research opportunities across disciplines and universities.

Some of the topics being presented/discussed:

  • Health workers in non-mental health settings in South Asia adapt to being trained to also provide treatment for depression (University of York)
  • A Grounded Theory Study Exploring Palliative Care Healthcare Professionals鈥 Experiences of Managing Digital Legacy as Part of Advance Care Planning for people with terminal illness (NHS Scotland/Marie Curie
  • Using grounded theory and action research for addressing complex fragmented problems in Higher Education and beyond (Open University)
  • Exploring pancreatic cancer experiences: A grounded theory study protocol (Queen鈥檚 University,)
  • Using grounded theory to explore healthcare practitioners confidence to provide breastfeeding support to fathers (Anglica Ruskin)
  • The theory of disengagement in undergraduate psychiatry education in India 鈥 original research using decolonised constructivist grounded theory in intercultural research (India)
  • The issue of power relations and power disparity in the collection of data, arising from a study of Health and Social Care Placements in Malta鈥檚 changing work听Environment.
  • Redefining Urban Dynamics: A Grounded Theory Approach through FAIR Data - Insights from Jijel. (Jijel University)

If you are interested in attending please click the link below or email SDick@qmu.ac.uk听or Susanne.kean@ed.ac.uk

Scottish Grounded Theory Symposium | 性用社 University, Edinburgh (qmu.ac.uk)

SHIFT 2024

Calling all 性用社 Cultural and Creative Industries students! Deadline Friday 28th June 2024

Applications for 2024 are now open!

This free, unique and collaborative training programme will equip you with the practical, creative and business skills and contacts that you'll need for a career in the cultural and creative industries.

SHIFT will run from 2nd - 6th September 2024 via a series of online workshops, breakout conversations, creative activities and one-to-one clinics.

You鈥檒l work with practitioners from The Glasgow School of Art and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, building a new network of creatives from a range of disciplines.

The programme is open to all arts and creative industries students at 性用社 and to those who graduated in 2022 and 2023.

Topics covered over the week include:

  • Budgeting
  • Costing for your time and products
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Time management
  • Branding
  • Networking
  • Legal issues
  • Money management and taxes

For more information and to apply visit

Applications close Friday 28th June 2024.

8th May 2024

In this week's Student News:

Effective Learning Service: Summer Resit Programme

The Resit Support Programme will be running from Wednesday 19th June 鈥 Tuesday 2nd July this year. This is two weeks of flexible support (online options available) to help you succeed with resit exams and assignments. You will be able to:

  • Work with a personal study mentor who will offer help and feedback.
  • Reflect on areas to improve and 性用社 your skills.
  • Attend ELS online workshops on a range of academic skills.

If this sounds helpful for you, please book a place online at: /study-here/student-services/effective-learning-service-els/help-with-resits/

Who can attend?

All students are welcome to apply, though priority is given to 1st and 2nd year students.

How can students book?

Students can book online: /study-here/student-services/effective-learning-service-els/help-with-resits/ or can contact ELS@qmu.ac.uk for more information.

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SHIFT 2024

Calling all 性用社 Cultural and Creative Industries students! Deadline Friday 28th June 2024

Applications for 2024 are now open!

This free, unique and collaborative training programme will equip you with the practical, creative and business skills and contacts that you'll need for a career in the cultural and creative industries.

SHIFT will run from 2nd - 6th September 2024 via a series of online workshops, breakout conversations, creative activities and one-to-one clinics.

You鈥檒l work with practitioners from The Glasgow School of Art and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, building a new network of creatives from a range of disciplines.

The programme is open to all arts and creative industries students at 性用社 and to those who graduated in 2022 and 2023.

Topics covered over the week include:

  • Budgeting
  • Costing for your time and products
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Time management
  • Branding
  • Networking
  • Legal issues
  • Money management and taxes

For more information and to apply visit

Applications close Friday 28th June 2024.

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Guest Wi-Fi maintenance Thursday 09/05/2024

Hi,

On Thursday 09/05/2004 BT Openreach will be onsite performing maintenance on the Guest Network Wi-Fi. The connection will be at risk till the work is completed.

The connection will be up most of the day, but you may lose connection for up to an hour. An email will go out once work is completed.

eduroam Wi-Fi is not affected by the work and will work without interruptions.

Any questions or queries then drop me an email.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Mark Glancy

Technology Manager

mglancy@qmu.ac.uk

1st May 2024

In this week's Student News:

Disability Literacy in Schools Website Launch听

Thursday, 9th May, 2024, 1600-1730听

At 性用社 University, Edinburgh, we have been 性用社ing resources for use in educational settings, to encourage positive discussions of disability and to help children understand the importance of recognizing the different needs and abilities of everyone around them.听

We are launching our new website which contains an array of free to use educational resources including an activities pack, instructional videos and directory of other resources.听听

We will also be launching an online short course for Education professionals, running from September 2024.听

Please join us on 9 May 2024 online or on campus in the Halle Lecture Theatre at 性用社听 1600-1730 to learn more about our evidence base and resources.听听听听

You need to register to book your place: 听听

Registration closes on 7 May 2024.

If you need BSL interpretation please let us know by 23 April 2024.听

For more information, email:: ToyResearchGroup@qmu.ac.uk

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SHIFT 2024

Calling all 性用社 Cultural and Creative Industries students! Deadline Friday 28th June 2024

Applications for 2024 are now open!

This free, unique and collaborative training programme will equip you with the practical, creative and business skills and contacts that you'll need for a career in the cultural and creative industries.

SHIFT will run from 2nd - 6th September 2024 via a series of online workshops, breakout conversations, creative activities and one-to-one clinics.

You鈥檒l work with practitioners from The Glasgow School of Art and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, building a new network of creatives from a range of disciplines.

The programme is open to all arts and creative industries students at 性用社 and to those who graduated in 2022 and 2023.

Topics covered over the week include:

  • Budgeting
  • Costing for your time and products
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Time management
  • Branding
  • Networking
  • Legal issues
  • Money management and taxes

For more information and to apply visit

Applications close Friday 28th June 2024.

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Graduation 2024

Graduation invites have been issued by email to all students who may be potentially eligible to graduate in July 2024. If you have not received an email to either your 性用社 or personal email address but think you should have received a Graduation invite, please email Graduation@qmu.ac.uk

Full details for Graduation can be found at: /current-students/current-students-general-information/graduation/

24th April 2024

In this week's Student News:

性用社 Sport & Fitness: staff & student Pickleball sessions

Dive into the exciting world of Pickleball with 性用社 Sport & Fitness!

Ready for a thrilling experience? Join us for our new Pickleball sessions, open to both staff and students!

What is Pickleball?

Pickleball is a fantastic blend of badminton, tennis, and table tennis, suitable for all skill levels! It's easy to learn and incredibly fun!

When?

Every Tuesday from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a curious beginner, drop in whenever suits you best!听 Sessions start on Tuesday 16th April.

Who's Leading?

Meet Christos Theodorakopoulos, 性用社 academic and Pickleball Scotland Ambassador, who will guide you through the ins and outs of this exhilarating sport!

First Session FREE!

We're offering your first session on the house! Come along, join the fun, and discover the joy of Pickleball with us!听

All following sessions are 拢5.80 for non-members or free with your Sport & Fitness membership.

Equipment Provided!

No need to worry about gear 鈥 we've got you covered with all the necessary equipment!

Ready to smash, volley, and have a blast? Don't miss out 鈥 mark your calendars and join us for a session packed with fun and fitness!听

Please register your interest by email to sportsreception@qmu.ac.uk

See you on the court!

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Horizon Desktop Maintenance Monday 29th April 20:00

Information Technology Services (ITS) need to perform critical maintenance on Horizon infrastructure on Monday 29th April at 20:00.
The desktop will be unavailable on Monday between 20:00 鈥 22:00鈥

鈥媁e apologise for any inconvenience caused by this essential work.

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LAST CHANCE to complete the NSS and have your say!

If you鈥檙e a final year UG student, this is your LAST CHANCE to share your views on 性用社 and speak out on everything from the teaching on your course, access to resources and equipment, and even about the student voice!

The National Student Survey will close on 30 April 2024 so make sure you don鈥檛 miss out.

Your views can make a difference. With your feedback, we can understand better what we are doing well, and can look at what changes or improvements can be made for the benefit of future students. Remember, the NSS is anonymised, so you can give your open, honest feedback.

Complete the survey at 听

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Surveys Winners Announced: 拢50 Amazon Voucher Prize Draws!

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 拢50 Amazon vouchers from our recent student surveys! Your participation has been invaluable in helping us understand your needs and improve your university experience.

Without further ado, here are the lucky winners:

性用社 Student Survey (QSS)

听听听听听听听听听听听听听听听 Programme: BA (Hons) in Business Management

听听听听听听听听听听听听听听听 Winner: Luke Mercer

性用社 Engagement Survey (UKES)

听听听听听听听听听听听听听听听 Programme: BSc in Paramedic Science

听听听听听听听听听听听听听听听 Winner: Ozzy Ozkan

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)

听听听听听听听听听听听听听听听 Programme: International Health Scheme

听听听听听听听听听听听听听听听 Winner: Kelechi Nwoko

Congratulations to all the winners!

And thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the surveys. Your feedback is crucial in shaping the future of the 性用社. The anonymised survey results are shared with academic and professional services staff and will be considered at the Student Experience Committee.

Stay tuned for more opportunities to have your voice heard and win exciting prizes, like the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) and the National Student Survey (NSS) with the prizes to be drawn in May!

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The Edinburgh Merchant Company Enterprise Fund - call for student entrepreneurs! Deadline Sunday 28th April 2024

The Edinburgh Merchant Company Enterprise Fund 2024 is now open for applications!

This fund supports current 性用社 students, staff and graduates to achieve their business ideas, with awards ranging from 拢500 - 拢5,000.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with a business idea that they are looking to pursue so, if you are interested, please review the following resources:

  • For more information regarding eligibility criteria and the competition process, please refer to the Guidelines For Applicants.
  • Applications should be made via the before 23:59 on Sunday 28th April 2024.
  • Please note, a cashflow forecast is also required as part of the application process, and must be submitted via email to rkedu@qmu.ac.uk.

Please direct any queries about the funding or application process to rkedu@qmu.ac.uk

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Business Creation Course for Women

Edinburgh Napier University and Women鈥檚 Enterprise Scotland are to deliver a business creation course for women, and 性用社 staff, students and alumni are invited to attend!

The course will run from 14:00 鈥 16:00 each Wednesday from 24th April to 5th June (6 weeks) via a mix of online and in-person sessions, and offers:听

  • Skills assessment and 性用社ment
  • Idea generation tailored to your interests
  • Practical business planning tools
  • Strategies to attract customers and set prices

Further information and the registration form can be found .听

An in-person information session will be held at Napier鈥檚 Craiglockhart campus from 17:00 鈥 18:00 on Monday 15th April and an online information session will be held from 12:00 鈥 12:45 on Tuesday 16th April 鈥 to register for either information event, please email Emma Ives at e.ives@napier.ac.uk.

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Effective Learning Service: Summer Resit Programme

The Resit Support Programme will be running from Wednesday 19th June 鈥 Tuesday 2nd July this year. This is two weeks of flexible support (online options available) to help you succeed with resit exams and assignments. You will be able to:

  • Work with a personal study mentor who will offer help and feedback.
  • Reflect on areas to improve and 性用社 your skills.
  • Attend ELS online workshops on a range of academic skills.

If this sounds helpful for you, please book a place online at: /study-here/student-services/effective-learning-service-els/help-with-resits/

Who can attend?

All students are welcome to apply, though priority is given to 1st and 2nd year students.

How can students book?

Students can book online: /study-here/student-services/effective-learning-service-els/help-with-resits/ or can contact ELS@qmu.ac.uk for more information.

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Disability Literacy in Schools Website Launch听

Thursday, 9th May, 2024, 1600-1730听

At 性用社 University, Edinburgh, we have been 性用社ing resources for use in educational settings, to encourage positive discussions of disability and to help children understand the importance of recognizing the different needs and abilities of everyone around them.听

We are launching our new website which contains an array of free to use educational resources including an activities pack, instructional videos and directory of other resources.听听

We will also be launching an online short course for Education professionals, running from September 2024.听

Please join us on 9 May 2024 online or on campus in the Halle Lecture Theatre at 性用社听 1600-1730 to learn more about our evidence base and resources.听听听听

You need to register to book your place: 听听

Registration closes on 7 May 2024.

If you need BSL interpretation please let us know by 23 April 2024.听

For more information, email:: ToyResearchGroup@qmu.ac.uk

17h April 2024

In this week's Student News:

Horizon Desktop Maintenance Monday 29th April 20:00

Information Technology Services (ITS) need to perform critical maintenance on Horizon infrastructure on Monday 29th April at 20:00.
The desktop will be unavailable on Monday between 20:00 鈥 22:00鈥

鈥媁e apologise for any inconvenience caused by this essential work.

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Call for Proposals: Festival of Learning 2024 - Recipes for Belonging, 21 May 2024

Calling all students and staff! 听

We are pleased to announce that registrations to our next 性用社 Festival of Learning are open and you can book a place .

We welcome proposals from all students and staff across 性用社 to share their approaches to fostering belonging at 性用社. You can find out more information on content and formats听.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the proposal, please contact Vikki Hill in the LEAD Centre: vhill@qmu.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Monthly 性用社 Innovation and Enterprise Drop In - 24 April 2024, 2.00 - 3.00pm (in-person, BIZ - Business Innovation Zone)

Informal drop in with the Research and Knowledge Exchange Development Unit (RKEDU) team who will be available to answer any questions or provide you with more information on 性用社 support and opportunities for innovation and enterprise.

Facilitator: Members of RKEDU

Register

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Your 2024/25 Officers' Committee!

The SU are pleased to announce the winners of this year's Student Elections! The new Sabbatical and Part-time Officers will take up post on the 10th of June 2024.

We'd like to thank all the candidates who took part in the campaign.

President - Academic Life:听Jay Brown

President - Student Activities:听Silvia Cardinale

EDI Officer:听Murrin Huarachi

International Officer:听Badri Basnet听

Post-Graduate Officer:听Charly Grant

Societies Officer:听Zo毛 McCallum

Sports Officer:听Ruth Lawlor

Student Voice Officer: Annie-Mae Brown

Wellbeing Officer:听Kirsty Lorimer

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Under-represented Student Focus Groups

In collaboration with the university, the SU are aiming to host focus groups to give students from under-represented groups a chance to share first-hand what they believe the university and the Students' Union could do to best support their needs. The dates and times for the focus groups are:

April 19th听1-2pm online (Teams)

April 22nd听2-3pm online (Teams)听

April 25th听3-4pm online (Teams)

Participants will be given a 拢10 Amazon voucher for their contributions in helping us enhance the student experience and ensuring more effective representation for our student cohorts.

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Effective Learning Service: Summer Resit Programme

The Resit Support Programme will be running from Wednesday 19th June 鈥 Tuesday 2nd July this year. This is two weeks of flexible support (online options available) to help you succeed with resit exams and assignments. You will be able to:

  • Work with a personal study mentor who will offer help and feedback.
  • Reflect on areas to improve and 性用社 your skills.
  • Attend ELS online workshops on a range of academic skills.

If this sounds helpful for you, please book a place online at: /study-here/student-services/effective-learning-service-els/help-with-resits/

Who can attend?

All students are welcome to apply, though priority is given to 1st and 2nd year students.

How can students book?

Students can book online: /study-here/student-services/effective-learning-service-els/help-with-resits/ or can contact ELS@qmu.ac.uk for more information.

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性用社 Sport & Fitness: staff & student Pickleball sessions

Dive into the exciting world of Pickleball with 性用社 Sport & Fitness!

Ready for a thrilling experience? Join us for our new Pickleball sessions, open to both staff and students!

What is Pickleball?
Pickleball is a fantastic blend of badminton, tennis, and table tennis, suitable for all skill levels! It's easy to learn and incredibly fun!

When?
Every Tuesday from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a curious beginner, drop in whenever suits you best! Sessions start on Tuesday 16th April.

Who's Leading?
Meet Christos Theodorakopoulos, 性用社 academic and Pickleball Scotland Ambassador, who will guide you through the ins and outs of this exhilarating sport!

First Session FREE!
We're offering your first session on the house! Come along, join the fun, and discover the joy of Pickleball with us!
All following sessions are 拢5.80 for non-members or free with your Sport & Fitness membership.

Equipment Provided!
No need to worry about gear 鈥 we've got you covered with all the necessary equipment!

Ready to smash, volley, and have a blast? Don't miss out 鈥 mark your calendars and join us for a session packed with fun and fitness!

Please register your interest by email to sportsreception@qmu.ac.uk

See you on the court!

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Disability Literacy in Schools Website Launch

Thursday, 9th May, 2024, 1600-1730听

At 性用社 University, Edinburgh, we have been 性用社ing resources for use in educational settings, to encourage positive discussions of disability and to help children understand the importance of recognizing the different needs and abilities of everyone around them.听

We are launching our new website which contains an array of free to use educational resources including an activities pack, instructional videos and directory of other resources.听听

We will also be launching an online short course for Education professionals, running from September 2024.听

Please join us on 9 May 2024 online or on campus in the Halle Lecture Theatre at 性用社听 1600-1730 to learn more about our evidence base and resources.听听听听

You need to register to book your place: 听听

Registration closes on 7 May 2024.

If you need BSL interpretation please let us know by 23 April 2024.听

For more information, email: ToyResearchGroup@qmu.ac.uk

10th April 2024

In this week's Student News:

Do you have a food or drink product or service idea? 听

  • Are you a budding food & drink or rural entrepreneur?
  • Do you want to improve your business skills and product 性用社ment knowledge?
  • Do you want to network with other entrepreneurs in Scotland鈥檚 food & drink and rural sector?

The THRIVE programme is for the next generation of entrepreneurs in Scotland鈥檚 food & drink and rural sector.听 Participants will gain essential business skills and product 性用社ment knowledge to support their business idea 鈥 whether product or service - including concept 性用社ment, planning, marketing, pitching, packaging, labelling, sensory and access to general business support information. Whether your idea is a food or drink product or a rural diversification, this programme could benefit you.

A combination of webinars and interactive workshops will be carried out between August and November 2024.听 You can view the

Delivered by industry experts at / and the Scottish Centre for Food Development and Innovation / 性用社

This programme is open to Scottish;

  • Students
  • Graduates
  • Start-up food and drink businesses

A Certificate of Attendance is provided for attending THRIVE sessions.

The THRIVE programme is supported by the Scottish Funding Council鈥檚 University Innovation Fund, the 拢25 fee is a registration admin fee.

To apply for the programme please complete this

Any questions please email: HelloSCFDI@qmu.ac.uk

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性用社 Costume Showcase 2024

Costume Design & Construction Students Present 性用社 Costume Showcase 2024

The Costume Showcase is a 50-minute fast-moving catwalk display of the amazing, historical, fantastical, weird, and wonderfully bold and beautiful costumes designed and created by the students of 性用社 University鈥檚 BA (Hons) Costume Design and Construction Course.

The Costumes will be presented on the Catwalk by student models from across the Performing Arts Department, with special thanks to our partners from BA (Hons) Acting and Performance

In addition to the show, there will also be a Graduate Exhibition in the Traverse Bar.

The whole production will be supported by a massive backstage team of student dressers, stage crew and technicians, who are all crucial to the show.

Come and celebrate the exciting creativity of the next generation of costume talent!

Photograph by Robin Mitchell

The show will run over two days with an evening performance at 7:30pm on April 26th and a matinee at 12pm on April 27. Tickets are available from 拢5.

Location: Traverse Theatre

Date & Time: 26/04/2024 19:30pm and 27/04/2024 21:30

Cost: 拢5-拢12

Ticket Link:

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ICURe Engage call for applications 鈥 deadline 19th April 2024

ICURe are accepting applications to the Engage programme, running from 1st May - 7th June 2024.听

ICURe Engage is a 4-week, part-time programme that听enables participants to identify potential beneficiaries of research, introduces听tools for commercialisation, and fosters consideration of entrepreneurship as a pathway for achieving societal impact and a viable career choice.听

It is open to research students, Post-Docs and technicians from all disciplines who are interested in entrepreneurship. Participants do not need to already have a business idea, as the programme introduces them to ICURe and provides the space and opportunity to think about entrepreneurship differently.听

ICURe Engage will be delivered online, and applications close on 19th April 2024.听

Successful applicants must attend a 1-hour welcome call on Wednesday 1st May, and a 2-day bootcamp on 7th and 8th May.听

You can access more information about ICURe Engage and apply .听

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The Edinburgh Merchant Company Enterprise Fund - call for student entrepreneurs! Deadline Sunday 28th April 2024

The Edinburgh Merchant Company Enterprise Fund 2024 is now open for applications!

This fund supports current 性用社 students, staff and graduates to achieve their business ideas, with awards ranging from 拢500 - 拢5,000.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with a business idea that they are looking to pursue so, if you are interested, please review the following resources:

  • For more information regarding eligibility criteria and the competition process, please refer to the Guidelines For Applicants.
  • Applications should be made via the before 23:59 on Sunday 28th April 2024.
  • Please note, a cashflow forecast is also required as part of the application process, and must be submitted via email to rkedu@qmu.ac.uk.

Please direct any queries about the funding or application process to rkedu@qmu.ac.uk.

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Santander Universities Enterprise Fund 鈥 call for student entrepreneurs! Deadline Friday 19th April 2024

The Santander Universities Enterprise Fund 2024 is now open for applications!

This fund supports current 性用社 students and recent graduates (those who graduated within the past 48 months) to achieve their entrepreneurial ambitions, with awards ranging from 拢1,000 - 拢2,500.

This is a fantastic opportunity for any students with a business idea that they are looking to pursue!

For more information regarding eligibility criteria and the competition process, please refer to the Guidelines For Applicants.

Applications should be made via the before 23:59 on Friday 19th April 2024.

Please direct any queries about the funding or application process to santander@qmu.ac.uk

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3rd April 2024

In this week's Student News

Papercut (printing) update

Essential maintenance work is happening on the Papercut (printing) infrastructure between 17:00pm to 20:00pm Wednesday 3rd April. The work is security fixes and general improvements.

Users should stop printing before 5pm on Wednesday 3rd April. During that period, no printing at all can take place. 听We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the essential work.

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性用社 University Travel Survey

Students and staff have the chance to听added to the prize draw for a chance to win a 拢50 online sustainable gift shop voucher听should they complete the survey and input their email address.

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Claims for Extenuating Circumstances

As we are now in the Semester 2 Period for coursework submissions and examinations, please read the following important information carefully as this will help you if you need to submit an Extenuating Circumstances claim or request an extension for coursework.

The Extenuating Circumstances Guidelines are available at the following: /current-students/current-students-general-information/manage-your-studies/extenuating-circumstances/

Before the Submission Deadline or Start of Examination. If you know in advance that you will not be able to submit a piece of coursework or sit an exam, due to circumstances within the University鈥檚 Extenuating Circumstances guidelines, you must complete an Extenuating Circumstances Form, available on the 性用社 Student Portal with supporting evidence, no later than the submission deadline or the start of the exam. This information will be reviewed by your Programme Leader in the first instance, and you will be notified if your claim has been upheld in due course.

After the Start of Examination or Assessment Submission Deadline 听There are occasions where you may find you were unable to sit an examination or submit an assessment by the submission deadline and/or you have experienced circumstance/s which have significantly affected your academic studies, and due to these circumstances you have been unable to notify the University in advance, If this applies to you, you must complete an Extenuating Circumstances Form, available on the 性用社 Student Portal with supporting evidence, no later than Friday 10th May 2024.

Your claim will be considered by the Extenuating Circumstances Panel on Wednesday 15th May 2024. You will be notified by email if your claim has been upheld within 1 week of the Panel meeting. This information will also be reflected in the 性用社 Student portal.

Please note that Academic Appeals on the grounds of extenuating circumstances will not be accepted where there is evidence that the circumstances that form the basis of the submission could have been submitted to the Extenuating Circumstances Panel by the published deadline, and the student has no grounds for not submitting by that deadline.

Please remember the deadline for the consideration by the Extenuating Circumstances Panel is no later than Friday 10th May 2024.

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Cooking Made Simple

Student? 听Tired of having to eat pot noodles or microwaveable meals? Feel like you don鈥檛 have enough time to prepare nutritious and wholesome meals? 听Cost of living affecting your food shops? 听

Perhaps this event could be for you!

We have prepared for you a fun and interactive day of back-to-basic cooking, culinary confidence building activities, discussions on nutrition, wellbeing and how to cope during the cost of living increasing as a student

Lunch, coffee, tea & tray-bakes all included!

On the day you鈥檒l take make & take home:

  • Three tasty soups
  • Recipe packs
  • Meal prep containers听
  • And the chance to win vouchers for Maki & Ramen, Ikigai Ramen & The Royal Yacht Britannia鈥!

Please feel free to share and suggest to anyone you think would be interested or benefit from this event

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Santander Universities Enterprise Fund 鈥 call for student entrepreneurs! Deadline Friday 19th April 2024

The Santander Universities Enterprise Fund 2024 is now open for applications!

This fund supports current 性用社 students and recent graduates (those who graduated within the past 48 months) to achieve their entrepreneurial ambitions, with awards ranging from 拢1,000 - 拢2,500.

This is a fantastic opportunity for any students with a business idea that they are looking to pursue!

For more information regarding eligibility criteria and the competition process, please refer to the Guidelines For Applicants.

Applications should be made via the before 23:59 on Friday 19th April 2024.

Please direct any queries about the funding or application process to santander@qmu.ac.uk.

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The Edinburgh Merchant Company Enterprise Fund - call for student entrepreneurs! Deadline Sunday 28th April 2024

The Edinburgh Merchant Company Enterprise Fund 2024 is now open for applications!

This fund supports current 性用社 students, staff and graduates to achieve their business ideas, with awards ranging from 拢500 - 拢5,000.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with a business idea that they are looking to pursue so, if you are interested, please review the following resources:

  • For more information regarding eligibility criteria and the competition process, please refer to the Guidelines For Applicants.
  • Applications should be made via the before 23:59 on Sunday 28th April 2024.
  • Please note, a cashflow forecast is also required as part of the application process, and must be submitted via email to rkedu@qmu.ac.uk.

Please direct any queries about the funding or application process to rkedu@qmu.ac.uk.

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Come and view the plans for the Future Spaces 性用社ment of the LRC

Monday between 10am and 12pm and Friday 1pm and 3pm

We will be displaying the current proposed layouts and concepts for the re性用社ed spaces in the LRC as part of the Future Spaces project. Staff will be on hand at the times above to outline the plans and to answer any questions that you may have. The proposals will remain on display between those times for further viewing.

For further information please contact Ken Dick kdick1@qmu.ac.uk

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