Induction Information for Distance Learning Students

We are delighted that you have chosen to study with Queen Margaret University and we are looking forward to supporting you through your studies. Below you will find details of services which will be available to you as a distance learning student:

Module Selection

Module Selection

Please inform the School Office about the modules who will be studying this academic year. Please do this by emailing


QMU Student ID Smartcard

QMU Student Smartcard

In order to visit the QMU campus, you must have a Student Smartcard. Student Smartcards are used for security, ID purposes, paying for Catering Retail via the QMU Way2Pay system and for taking books out of the library.

Once you have completed online matriculation via the Student Portal, you can then submit a photo via the following link.  A Smartcard will then be posted to you.

If you have any questions about your Smartcard or unable to submit your photo, please email 


Information Services, Hub & QMU Email Accounts

Information Technology / Digital Learning Technologies

Before you can access QMU IT facilities - such as the Hub, webmail and wireless access in the halls of residence, you must have completed the online matriculation process. Registry will contact you once we are ready for you to complete the process.

You can learn more about IT and Technology via Getting Started guide via our website

Advice on studying away from campus.

IT will also be running some online sessions to assist you with any queries you may have. Further details to follow.

More information on The Hub.

Personal Academic Tutor

As part of your studies at QMU you will be allocated a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) who can provide advice and support on all aspects of your course. You can find out who your PAT is via the Student Portal

More information on the PAT System

Students' Union

As a student at Queen Margaret University you are automatically a member of the Students’ Union whether you are part-time, full-time, distance learning, undergraduate or postgraduate.

The Students’ Union is a student led organisation specialising in enhancing the student experience. We offer advice and support services, representation, extra-curricular activities through sports and societies, volunteering opportunities, events and a student focused café and bar.

More information and how to get involved.


QMU’s Hub is your online presence in the wider learning environment at QMU and is an important aspect to your study. Tutors may ask you to complete learning activities, submit assignments, access readings or contribute to online discussions, all within the Hub.

More information on The Hub.

QMU Email Account

Once you have completed matriculation, you will also have access to your QMU Email Account. We will use this account to keep in touch with you so please ensure you clear out any unwanted emails on a regular basis.

Your QMU email address is your Student Number followed by (for example

Current Students Information

For more information on matriculation, examinations, graduation, tuition fees or smartcards contact: Registry.

For more information on submissions, absences, extenuating circumstances, placement administration or module selection contact: Academic Administration.

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Current Students Information

Registry For registry enquiries. 0131 474 0000
Academic Administration For academic administration enquiries. 0131 474 0000