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Queen Margaret University graduate creations take centre stage in musical ‘Top Hat’

Queen Margaret University (QMU) costume Design and Construction graduate, Ruth George, was part of a team that picked up one of three Olivier Awards which were presented for the musical ‘Top Hat’.   Ruth was a member of the costume design team that supported the award-winning designer Jon Morrell in creating the stunning costumes for…
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October 10, 2014 0

Queen Margaret University students benefit from first ever Ryder Cup Bursary Scheme

Five students from Queen Margaret University in Musselburgh, East Lothian, are amongst the first in the world to receive financial support linked to the 2014 Ryder Cup in Scotland. The group of students, who study on the BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism and the BA (Hons) Events Management, each received a one-off payment of…
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September 28, 2014 0

Award-winning Edinburgh film-maker launches: Kinetic Edinburgh III (Festival City in Motion)

An award winning Edinburgh film-maker has launched the latest edition to a series of short films showcasing Scotland’s beautiful capital city: Kinetic Edinburgh III (Festival City in Motion). Walid Salhab (@SalhabWalid), a media practice lecturer at Queen Margaret University (@QMUniversity), has just released his stunning new time-lapse/stop-motion film captures Edinburgh during the 2014 Fringe Festival.…
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September 9, 2014 0

Suicide Awareness Events in East Lothian

On 10th September, people from around the world will mark World Suicide Prevention Day, an event that promotes suicide awareness and efforts to prevent suicide. In 2011, 22 people took their own lives in East Lothian – the highest since 1991. This figure decreased the following year to 18 and fell further last year to…
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September 6, 2014 0

Organic September

This September, East Lothian retailers and producers are asking everyone to make a Small Change in their everyday lives, in order to make a Big Difference to our food and farming. The Soil Association Scotland, the organisers of Organic September, is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and…
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September 3, 2014 0

Queen Margaret University open days

Queen Margaret University open days Thursday 4th September & Saturday 4th October 2014 Campus tours, university application advice and course talks are just some of the things on offer at Queen Margaret University’s up and coming open days. The open days, which will take place on Thursday 4th September and Saturday 4th October, will give…
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August 22, 2014 0

QMU graduate named one of the UK’s top event planners of 2014

Sian Downes, a recent PR and Media graduate from Queen Margaret University (QMU) in Musselburgh, East Lothian, has been nominated as one of the top four event planners under the age 30 in the UK and the only ‘Rising Star’ in Scotland, as part of the 2014 Event Awards. The annual Event Awards is the…
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August 11, 2014 0

Be Prepared for Bertha!

There is the potential for severe weather over much of the UK during Sunday 10th August, as a depression tracks over, or close to, the UK. There continues to be a great deal of uncertainty in the forecast but the public should be aware of the risk of flooding due to heavy rain as well…
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August 9, 2014 0

Win a Big Cheese Making Kit!

To celebrate having 3,000 followers we have teamed up with award-winning East Lothian company, The Big Cheese Making Kit, to bring you a competition to win a kit of your choice. To enter, simply follow us and retweet this tweet. To mark 3k followers we are running a comp to win a fab @bigcheesemaking kit…
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August 6, 2014 0

Journalist Kate Adie and international theatre director to receive honorary degrees from Queen Margaret University

On 1 st July, the internationally renowned journalist, Kate Adie joined influential theatre director, Eugenio Barba to receive an honorary degree from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Katie Adie was awarded an honorary doctorate in recognition of her contribution to news reporting and our understanding of world events. The former BBC international affairs journalist was joined…
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July 8, 2014 0