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Recruitment & International Liaison Office

Contact the Recruitment & International Liaison Office
t: 0131 474 0000


The Recruitment and International Liaison Office (RILO) provides information and advice to prospective applicants both in the UK and overseas, their families and advisers about applying to and studying at Queen Margaret University. Here you will be able to find information about the range of activities we offer, our visits to higher education fairs and schools and colleges in the UK, our overseas visits and the events we organise for prospective students on campus.

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QMU Visiting You

Services for Schools and Colleges

Student Finance Information

Contact Us


Visiting the University

Open Days & Evenings

Undergraduate Open Days - There are two Undergraduate Open Days held in September and October each year. The Open Days allow you to attend presentations on each subject area offered at QMU as well as general presentations on topics such as Student Finance, Accommodation, Student Life, and Making a Successful Application. There are also opportunities to speak to subject area staff on an individual basis and take guided tours of our campus. For more information and to book a place, visit the link above.

Postgraduate Open Evenings - The University holds two Open Evenings for those students interested in postgraduate study options. These informal evenings allow you to drop in at a time convenient to yourself to speak with a member of staff from each of our subject areas, consult with admissions and student finance staff and take a tour of our campus. For more information and to book a place, visit the link above.

Individual & Group Visits: Campus Tours

If you are unable to visit the University on one of our official Open Days you can request to visit on another date and receive a Campus Tour, normally delivered by one of our Student Ambassadors. Tours include the Learning Resource Centre, teaching rooms, social areas including the students union and sports facilities, and where possible Student Accommodation. There will also be the opportunity to speak with a member of staff from the Recruitment and Admissions team. Visit requests should be made preferably 2 weeks in advance by emailing RILO with details of the number of visitors, subject area of interest and preferred dates and times for your visit. We will then get back in touch with you to confirm your visit. Please note that it is not possible to arrange individual or group visits to the University on a Saturday or Sunday.

Applicant Visit Days

All undergraduate applicants who are made an offer of a place will be invited to attend an Applicant Visit Day. These days normally take places in January-March. Students will be sent specific information about the visit day for their subject area.

QMU visiting you

The Recruitment and International Liaison Office attends a wide variety of events in Scotland, the rest of the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.

In Scotland we attend Higher Education Conventions, many of which are part of the UCAS Conventions network. We also visit individual schools and colleges for their careers conventions or to deliver presentations.

If you are a school teacher or a member of staff from a college and would like us to visit your school, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by emailing RILO or calling 0131 474 0099.

Overseas, we attend Education Fairs across Europe as part of a joint Study in Scotland initiative representing the majority of Universities in Scotland. We also attend Education Fairs in a number of other countries, as well as holding counselling and offer making sessions for prospective students and applicants in the offices of our overseas representatives.

If you would like to find out if we will be visiting you please email us and we can tell you when the next opportunity to meet will be. Overseas visits are listed in the relevant country information pages on our website.

Services for Schools and Colleges

The Recruitment & International Liaison Office are able to deliver presentations to students, parents and staff on a variety of topics, contributing to your schools S4-S6 guidance programmes, parents/course choice evenings or other events. We are also able to attend school careers conventions, providing expert and impartial advice and guidance on Higher Education options and degrees at QMU.

If you are a school teacher or a member of staff from a college and would like to discuss how Queen Margaret University can work with you and your students please contact RILO, by email or calling 0131 474 0099.

Student Finance Information

The University publishes student guides to student funding at the website linked to below.

Student Finance Guides

Contact Us

The RILO Team are listed below. As we frequently are out of the office travelling on University business if you would like to contact us please contact RILO, by email or calling 0131 474 0099.

  Student Recruitment & Liaison manager
Charlotte Leask Education Liaison Officer (UK & EU)
Jackie Forsyth College Articulation Officer
Louise McCallum-Zeelenberg International Officer
Laura Stevenson Administrator
Greig Lawson International Officer


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