What to expect from your Induction

Welcome Hub Event

This is a brand new event that we are very exited to be running during induction week this year. Staff from Registry, Student Services, Effective Learning Service, Academic Administration and our Student Champions will be coming together to meet with students to discuss any questions you may have about your learner journey at QMU such as:

  • Accessing Canvas - QMU's online learning environment
  • Student Funding
  • Council Tax discounts
  • Registering with a GP
  • Top Tips from Current Students
  • Paying fees
  • Support with Study
  • Returning to Study
  • Disability Services
  • Tours of the Campus & finding your way around
    ...and much much more

So if you have any questions about any aspect of your studies or life at QMU, please come and see us at the Welcome Hub (dates to be confirmed).

University Welcome Talk

This session takes around 45 minutes to an hour and will be run by staff from Student Services, the Students' Union and the Senior Management team. It is an opportunity to hear about all of the ways in which we can support you through your journey at QMU. There will also be time to ask questions. 

IT Tour

This is an online induction which you can access via the following link. We will also schedule this as part of your induction session as a reminder that you complete it. 


LRC (Library) Induction

This is an optional induction session which you can either attend in person or watch online via the following link. We will schedule an in-person session as part of your induction schedule you do not have to attend if you would prefer to watch it online.

(link to follow shortly)

Programme Talk

This session will be an opportunity to meet your Course Leader and fellow students on your course as well as find out about the course content. It is vital that you attend this session which will take around 1 to 2 hours. For some courses the session may be longer.

Pre-Placement Talk

All Health Sciences & Education Studies (Primary) students who will be heading out on placement as part of your course, will also need to attend a Pre-Placement Talk as part of their induction. More information can be found here 

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, rated best in Edinburgh, 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 on the events they have planned for September 2023 will appear on their website soon.