Information for Applicants

We know that coronavirus has brought great uncertainty, and that as applicants to our degree programmes you will be very keen to know when you can embark on your life at Queen Margaret University and what that experience will be like.

We are really pleased to confirm that our Induction Week will begin for most students as planned on 7th September, with teaching and learning beginning on 14th September. We are all set to welcome our new and returning students. There are a few exceptions so please make sure you check our applicant FAQs.

We plan a mix of on-campus and online activity (commonly referred to as blended delivery) for you for semester one. As you would expect, our plans allow for flexibility, and are firmly focused on ensuring both the quality of your student experience and your health and wellbeing. Our plans will ensure you have the opportunity to experience a full student life, while taking account of Scottish Government and NHS Scotland guidance on health protection. For more information on our plans, see further down this page, including the brief video directly below.

We can’t wait to meet you! But you don’t have to wait until then to experience more of the QMU community. We encourage you to join our Offer Holders Facebook Group (see link in the information we sent you on your offer), follow us on Facebook and Instagram and Experience QMU online (details to follow).

The following video has key information you need to know to keep us all safe on campus. In our FAQs, you’ll find more specific details on the combination of on campus and online teaching and learning you’ll receive, on campus facilities, our plans for welcome activities and student support, and the health and safety measures that we are taking.

We pride ourselves on the supportive community environment that we offer students at QMU, in which everyone is treated as an individual. We are confident that this strength will serve you well when you join us this autumn.


QMU COVID Helpline

Our dedicated COVID email and telephone helplines are now open for students who want to speak directly to someone at QMU about any COVID-related questions or concerns. 

Our lines are open:

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday 11am - 1pm

Show Contacts

QMU COVID Helpline

0131 376 1748

Engage with the Team

Listen to the QMU Podcast
September 2020 Induction Information