At Queen Margaret University, we pride ourselves on being a close-knit community - not only with our students, but also with local residents.
We want to share with the larger community, the facilities that we have on offer at our campus.
Business Gateway and Business Innovation Zone
East Lothian Council’s Business Gateway and QMU’s Business Innovation Zone, situated together on campus, provide easily accessible information and advice for new start-ups and established local businesses, including entrepreneurial students and graduates who may be considering starting up their own businesses.
For example, you may be looking for accommodation during the summer months, perhaps because you are visiting one of the many excellent Edinburgh Festivals. We have many options available.
Public Lectures and Events
We run a range of public events and lectures throughout the year, designed to appeal to a broad audience.
CPD or Lifelong Learning
Or perhaps you have decided that now is the time for some further study, either to advance your career or merely for pleasure. We have a range of courses that fit into the Continual Professional Development (CPD) or lifelong learning categories.
Podiatry and Chiropody Clinics
Perhaps you may wish to make use of our fully supervised chiropody and podiatry clinics. They give our students a valuable opportunity to learn whilst providing you with a great service.
Sports and Leisure Facilities
QMU has excellent sporting facilities at its Craighall campus, which in addition to being open to the students, may also be used by local residents.
The Queen Margaret University allotment is a space on campus where students and staff (or anyone who's interested) can get together to grow vegetables. It's a great opportunity to chat, exercise, and enjoy some time outdoors. We are currently working with the local community to develop various projects involving the allotmen t. If you are interested in working with us, or would like further information, please email us and you can also find us on Facebook (Search: QMU Allotment).
Employment at QMU
With over 500 staff, QMU is one of the largest employers in East Lothian. Find out about job opportunities at QMU.
Our research has a direct impact on the lives of people in communities across the World, as it is focused on addressing practical problems. We recognise the importance of contributing to society by sharing knowledge with the communities with which we work and we were an early signatory to the Manifesto for Public Engagement, produced by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement.
Our Economic Impact
According to research by the University of Strathclyde, QMU is worth £77 million to the economy and employment attributable to the university represents 3% of all East Lothian employment. Longer term, the researchers suggest that relocation of QMU to East Lothian will raise the profile of the region in the rest of the UK and abroad and increase tourism. For more information, see press release.
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