Queen Margaret University enjoys close links with colleges throughout Scotland and for many years has worked with college partners to create a wide variety of different routes of entry to our degree programmes for college students.

Each year over 30% of our entrants join us after having completed their studies at one of our partner colleges whilst 25% have gained direct entry onto the second or third year of our courses.

The Outreach & Community Engagement (OCE) team can offer support to college students with the aim of promoting the opportunities that are available for them in higher education.

We involve our team of student ambassadors in delivery of a number of our activities.

Below, you will find a list of the interventions we offer. Please contact us to book a visit or complete the form on this page and return it to us. If you have an idea for an activity or presentation that we do not currently offer, contact us for a chat and we will do our best to accommodate you.

College Based Activities

An introduction to Queen Margaret University

A look at the courses, academic and social facilities and support available at QMU.

Choosing and applying to the Allied Health Professions

An insight into the wide selection of courses within the AHP and how to be successful in applying to these.

Why go to university?

Exploring the many and varied reasons why students may want to consider studying a Higher Education qualification.

From college to university

An overview of the increasing number of routes (articulation) for college leavers to access degree level study at university.

Researching your options: choosing the right course/university for you

What factors should you take into account when choosing a course and university? What questions should you ask and where do you find the information. Also includes a brief guide to the UCAS system.

The UCAS system and personal statement

A detailed look at the UCAS application, providing a step-by-step and examining what makes a good personal statement.

Student life

An insight into life as a student. What are the main differences between school and university life? What support services are available and what do students do when they are not studying.

HE briefing for guidance staff

An update on the latest issues in Higher Education inc University Applications, Admissions and Finance

Subject talk or workshop

Specific input from one of our subject areas either in talk or workshop form. Please name the subject area of interest.

Campus Based Activities

We can accommodate campus visits at set times during the year and you can find out when these are and book onto one by emailing studentrecruitment@qmu.ac.uk. If you receive an offer from us, you will be invited to a post-offer visit day which will offer you the opportunity to meet with staff from your chosen subject area to discuss your course choice in greater detail.

More information on our University Open Days.

Higher Education Fairs

We aim to be present at all local college higher education fairs so find our stall and have a chat with us! If you would like us to attend your event, please email oce@qmu.ac.uk

Get in Touch

We are always keen to explore new opportunities for articulation routes from college HN courses. If you have an existing HN course that does not have an articulation agreement with us, or perhaps you would like to discuss developing a new agreement, please email oce@qmu.ac.uk

If you would like to organise a school or college please fill in our visit form and a member of our team will be in touch.

Outreach and Community Engagement

Contact our Outreach and Community Engagement team.

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Outreach and Community Engagement

Outreach and Community Engagement Team
0131 474 0000

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