All welcome at QMU’s Community Open Day

By press office

BBQs, campus tours, sports games, and a scavenger hunt will all be part of the entertainment at Queen Margaret University’s (QMU) community day. The event, on Saturday 27 August, is a chance for the local community to experience the campus, view the facilities and relax and have fun. 

It’s a family-friendly event so children can enjoy the bouncy castle and take part in crafts and sports games. It also provides the opportunity for people to explore what the University has to offer in terms of room space, conference facilities, the Sports and Fitness Centre and Maggie’s Bar and Café. 

"The University has more to offer than people might think. We want to continue being a real asset to the community, so it’s important that local residents can learn about all of the facilities that are available to them. We have a significant number of spaces for hire, including small meeting rooms, our piano bar space, an attractive conference suite - right up to larger rooms and lectures spaces which can accommodate up to 250 people. We can organise anything from small meetings and seminars to corporate dinners and international conferences."
Lynn Barcley, Commercial Manager at QMU

 “With light and airy rooms which have open views across the landscaped gardens, we also offer the perfect place for family celebrations. We can create an attractive private dining space where friends and family can enjoy drinks on the deck overlooking our pond. We even have a baby grand piano which guests are welcome to use.” 

The University’s Students’ Union bar and café, Maggie’s, is now a firm favourite with many members of the local community. Lynn continued: “We would be delighted to welcome more people to enjoy the facility with their families and friends. Maggie’s is also very dog-friendly, so people are very welcome to bring their VIPs (Very Important Pooches) to relax with a coffee or some lunch at our picnic tables in University Square, or to enjoy our inside café spaces. We also welcome walkers to enjoy our attractive gardens and we love seeing visitors strolling in our grounds, visiting the pond or using the trim track and outdoor gym. We have swans and lots of birdlife on our ponds, but we welcome dogs on leads during walks, and we’ve even had a few horses pop in!” 

QMU’s Community Open Day will run on Saturday 27th August from 12noon – 3pm. Keep your eye on QMU’s social media for further information about this fun event:  

Facebook: QueenMargaretUniversity 

Twitter: @QMUniversity   

For further details visit: Community Open Day event page

Notes to Editor

For further media information please contact Lynne Russell, Communications Manager, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, E:,, M: 07711 011239