Maximising opportunities for face to face delivery in support of the student experience

First year undergraduate students are receiving six hours on-campus teaching per week from the very start of their course, in two to three hour blocks across two to three days a week. All new (full-time) postgraduate students are receiving five hours on-campus teaching from the very start of their courses, again delivered in two to three hour blocks across two days a week.

We are allowing for physical distancing in our face to face teaching.

Lectures are being delivered online and recorded (by staff, at home). This means that you can access online lectures at a time that suits you, rather than all students having to “attend” a lecture at the same time. As we will have to allow for physical distancing on campus, the removal of lectures from the face to face timetable frees up space and time for the other elements of teaching, such as seminars and tutorials, where you will gain more benefit from face to face interaction.

Access to the library

The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is available for self-development. As it forms a full quarter of our main academic building, we are well placed to provide physically distanced study space.

Strong personalised support

As we are a small university, with a strong community focus, joining us you can rest assured that you will receive strong personalised support, and we appreciate this support is needed more than ever at this time. Each student is assigned a personal academic tutor, and we offer a full range of support services ranging from effective learning to wellbeing, and from the library to careers. All services have been available online throughout the pandemic and are also offered face to face whenever appropriate.

More about our Student Services

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

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QMU COVID Helpline

COVID Help
0131 376 1748

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