Induction Checklist

If you have been unable to attend induction, these are the steps you will need to take in order to study at QMU. If you require any advice or support, please speak with our support staff who will be happy to help!

Complete Online Matriculation

You can complete Online Matriculation via the QMU Student Portal.

You will only be able to complete the matriculation process once you receive an email from confirming that you are able to do so. Your QMU Student number will be the same as your QMU Application/Matriculation number.

To generate a password for the Student Portal, fill in the following details on this page (making sure to leave no gaps in any of the boxes): 

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Upload your Photo for your Student Smartcard

Student Smartcards are used for security, ID purposes and for taking books out of the library.

Once you have completed online matriculation, a link to the Photo Upload System (in a pink box) will appear on the Student Portal. You can us this link to submit your photo.

If you are asked for login details when accessing this page, your 'Username' will be your email address (e.g. and the password will be the one you have generated during the Matriculation process.

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Log on to Canvas


Canvas is the new Virtual Learning Environment replacing The Hub (Blackboard Learn) at Queen Margaret University from the start of the 2023/24 academic year.

Click here to view more information on how to access and long on to Canvas.  

View our IT Support Pages

Once you have matriculated it may take up to 24 hours before you can access our online facilities such as Hub, Email and the University Wi-Fi. Information on how to access these services can be found via the following link:

IT Tour

Getting Started with IT at QMU

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Visit the Learning Resource Centre (Library / LRC)

Using the Learning Resource Centre (LRC/Library) effectively is crucial to getting good grades in your assessments. This session will show you how to get started with the Learning Resource Centre with links to key information on how to find information in books and journals and to help you use our systems.

A Liaison Librarian from each subject area has produced a video introducing you to the LRC, which you can view below and find out more about your Liaison Librarian by clicking on their name.

Lauren Smith for Media, Communication and Performing Arts Introduction Video

Ileana Thomson for BEaM & Social Sciences Introduction Video

Jessica Wilkinson for Nursing & Paramedic Sciences, Global Health and Dietetics Introduction Video

Tamsyn Sloan for Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Speech & Hearing Sciences, Occupational Therapy & Arts Therapy Introduction Video

Please also ensure that you watch this QMU Library Induction 

Find out more about the LRC
QMU Library 


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Check your Timetable

You can view your timetable via the Student Portal after you have Matriculated. 

More general Module and Group timetables will be available here.

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Make contact with your Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) and Programme Leader

You can find out who your PAT is via the Student Portal under the 'Your Student Record'.

The can advise on who your Programme Leader is. More information on the PAT system can be found here.

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Tuition Fees & Funding

Proof of Tuition Fee Funding: If you are sponsored by SAAS or Student Finance NI / England / Wales you do not need to bring your sponsor letter with you to induction. If you are being sponsored by your employer or other external organisation then please email this information to or submit this information during matriculation (online registration).

You can also view information on tuition fees and funding via the following links:

Tuition Fees

Student Funding

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Advice and Support

We appreciate that starting life at University can be a challenging time. If you have any further questions or you are in need of advice or support, please contact our support staff.

Our contact details can be accessed here.

You may also wish to view our COVID19 FAQs which may assist you with any queries you may have about coming to campus . Additional information about COVID19 

Download the Apps


MyQMU is QMU's dedicated mobile app for students and is essential for accessing your timetable, seeing your daily activity wall, your student account and much much more. Click here for more information on what the app can offer and how to download it.

Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)

In response to increased threats to the University's data and network, the Information Security Steering Group have approved the introduction of Multi Factor Authentication for staff & student accounts.

This extra login step, called your Second Factor, is carried out using a mobile or smartphone and can be configured in the following ways:

Please click here for more information.