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Interview: Lauren Hinton, outgoing QMU president

Lauren Hinton was president of the Queen Margaret Union from July 2014 to June 2015. Now that her term has come to an end, we caught up with her for a few final questions.    

So you’ve just come to the end of your term as president. How have you found the experience?

I have had an absolute blast. I have been so lucky to work with some absolutely amazing people and see how their involvement in the QMU has increased their confidence. I have learnt so much both in terms of handy transferable skills, and myself as a person. Plucking up the courage to run in the election has been the best decision I have ever made.

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Glasgow University named Scotland’s ‘booziest’ University

Fancy a messybomb?

Glasgow University is widely acknowledged as a prestigious institution, with many awards and accolades to its name. But recently another title was added to this long list – fourth most boozy university in the UK, and booziest in Scotland.

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Live Review: The Vulpes

Vulpes – Qudos 20/6/15

Playing the Qudos stage in the QMU as part of the West End Festival, Vulpes performed a strong setlist of distinctive originals and covers. Setting up on stage with an unassuming introduction, it’s clear they are keen to let the music speak for them, offering only rare moments of dialogue between songs. There was enough within the night’s arrangement to leave audiences with a clear indication of the band’s own electro-rock style, with renditions of Foals and The 1975 hinting at the band’s inspiration.

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QMU Elections 2015 – Hustings

Hullo. Welcome to qmunicate’s coverage of the QMU Annual General Election hustings, featuring all candidates running for all positions. They’ll get two minutes each to beg for your votes, followed by questions from the floor. I’ll be immortalising it all on the internet, for which I’m sure you’ll be waiting with bated breath. Enjoy, and remember to come down to the QMU on the 5th March to cast your vote.

24/f/Jim’s Bar. Likes: Liveblogging hustings, being plied with gin. Dislikes: typos (setting myself up for a fail here). Continue reading

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Your Mission: Raise £12,500 For Charity

In 2015, the QMU will be 125 years old. Over a century and a quarter we’ve led the way on issues like gender neutral toilets on campus, as well as raising thousands of pounds for charity. The QMU has a proud history of student activism and we thought that what better way to celebrate this than attempting to raise an enormous £12,500, more than double the amount raised last year. And there is a whole host of activities planned… Continue reading

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Aloud literary open mic and qmunicate magazine launch new poetry zine

qmunicate magazine are excited to announce that, in conjunction with the wonderful folks at Aloud, the QMU’s fantastic literary open mic, we will be launching a brand-spanking-new zine focusing on the best new poetry and prose. Continue reading