Undergraduate Open Days


Find out how you can become your best you at QMU: join us at an open day.

Our on-campus open day will give you an opportunity to meet academic staff to find out more about our undergraduate courses, attend course and general information presentations, chat to current students, and explore our beautiful campus.  

Online booking system for this event is now closed however you are welcome to come along today and register on arrival. 

More information about our Undergraduate Open Days

Timing and arrival: The Open Day will run from 11am - 4pm and you are welcome to come along at any time during those hours. Please view the course and generic presentation timetable to help you plan your visit. When you get to the QMU campus, please head to the Academic Building to check-in. Look out for event staff and student helpers in their brightly coloured t-shirts. Those arriving for the 11am start will be directed to a ‘Welcome to QMU’ presentation. This will be delivered by a member of the Senior Leadership Team and will provide information on our Open Day format as well as some useful information on QMU.

Course and generic presentations: On arrival, you will be given the most up-to-date version of the presentation timetable. We recommend that you attend the presentations for the courses that interest you. Following the presentation, you may then wish to visit the Course Fair if you have any further questions. Some courses have their own specialist facilities and you will be taken to see these at the end of the presentation. If you miss a live presentation, pre-recorded ones are available on our website.

Course Fair: The Course Fair will take place in the Atrium area of the Academic Building. Each course will have a desk staffed by academics from that course. You are free to wander around the Course Fair and approach academic staff to ask any questions as you desire. Student helpers and event staff will be on hand to help you find the desk/s you want to visit and colour coding has been applied to further help you find the desks

Catering: Grab yourself a tea, coffee or biscuit on us in 1875, just at the bottom of the Atrium. Our on-campus Starbucks will also be open and Maggie’s Bar and Cafe in the Students’ Union building will be open for you to purchase lunch and snacks. 

Travelling to QMU: We actively encourage the use of public transport and QMU is easy to reach from Edinburgh city centre and beyond by both bus and train. Unfortunately, Scotrail has opted to strike on the 29 October, so travel to our campus by train for the event is not possible. For those wishing to travel by car, our on-campus car park is open to visitors. The car park is accessed off the A1 only (not through Musselburgh, where many older sat-navs may direct you).

For useful travel and transport information, visit: www.qmu.ac.uk/location-and-getting-here/

Campus Tour: Campus tours will be available all day. As part of this, you will be able to view our student accommodation. 

Additional points to note

If you have any questions about our Open Day, please email: marketing@qmu.ac.uk

This is an undergraduate Open Day. If you re interested in postgraduate study at QMU, we cannot guarantee that a member of staff will be available on the day to chat to you about a particular postgraduate course. We advise that you consider taking part in our Online Postgraduate Open Day on 17 November. 




Other ways that you can meet or talk directly with us

We also offer in-person campus tours and a number of of other ways for you to talk directly with us including Ask a Student.

Some feedback from those who have attended a QMU Open Day:

"Attending the open day is vital with any place you wish to apply for! When I came to QMU's open day, I saw a wonderful modern university which felt safe and comforting."
Iain Scott, BSc (Hons) Dietetics
"I also attended a QMU Open day and it was very useful in terms of getting to know the University a bit more. I think the thing that made up my mind was the general look and feel of the campus, it was clearly very new, and the facilities seemed very up to date."
Calum Duff, BA (Hons) Film and Media
"I chose to study at QMU because, after coming along to the open day, I felt it was an inclusive and friendly campus which put me at ease with moving away from home."
Katie Reid, BA (Hons) Drama and Performance
"I attended Queen Margaret University’s open day in Edinburgh and was very impressed with the campus, the podiatry staff and the good graduate employment rate, so I decided podiatry and QMU was for me."
Chris Kelly, BSc (Hons) Podiatry

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