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Queen Margaret University kicks off 2018 with recruitment drive to Norway

Posted: 12th March 2018

Laura Stevenson, from QMU’s International Office, attended recruitment events in Trondheim and Oslo, where she met with hundreds of Norwegian students. The face-to-face meetings allowed Laura to share information about Edinburgh as a world-class higher education destination, and offer her top tips for studying at QMU.

Laura in Norway

Commenting on the Norwegian student recruitment events, Laura said: “Attending overseas events like this is a vital part of QMU’s ongoing international student recruitment strategy. It provide us with an invaluable opportunity to meet prospective students, get a better understanding of their needs, and provide them with helpful guidance on study opportunities, as well as student life in Edinburgh. We always get a warm welcome in Norway!

“As a university without borders, QMU welcomes students from around the world and we work with partners, in many different countries, to help grow these markets. We’re continuing to increase the number of international students on campus; expand the range and depth of our transnational education partnerships; and develop research partnerships with non-UK universities.

“It’s important that our graduates, wherever they come from, have a broad global perspective and skills that will enable them to live and work anywhere. We encourage student exchanges, and are proud that our European and international students help enrich learning on our campus for everyone.”

QMU welcomes around 5,000 students from over 90 countries worldwide, including Norway. Norwegian graduate, Tiril Fredriksen, shares why she chose Edinburgh and to study at QMU below. QMU graduate, Robyn Harris, also shares her account of how a student exchange programme enabled her to study at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim during her degree with QMU.

Tiril Fredriksen

Tiril Fredriksen, from Oslo, is an MSc International Management & Leadership and BA (Hons) Events Management graduate from QMU. She said: “I chose to study in Edinburgh because I’d previously visited the city and I really felt at home here. It’s a beautiful city with so much charm. The city centre is small enough to not be dependent on public transport, yet it’s a very busy place with plenty of cafes, bars, theatres and attractions.

“The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Christmas market are annual highlights. The Old Town is particularly charming with so many old and beautiful buildings, and small, hidden alleyways. The fact that there are several airlines with frequent, direct flights to my hometown in Oslo makes it very easy for me to host visitors or go home for a weekend.

“I think it’s great that there were only 15 of us in the class, which means you get to know everyone. I also think it’s good that it’s such an international class; there are only a few students from the UK and the rest are from all over the world. The structure of the course is very good, and the fact that we don’t write a traditional dissertation, but rather complete a project for an organisation gives us some valuable experience.”

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