Supporting Your Transition to QMU

Coming from College Induction

All our new Direct Entrants (students entering year 2, 3 or 4 of an undergraduate degree) start at QMU with a dedicated induction programme. The programme is designed as a response to feedback from Direct Entrants collected over a number of years and is an invaluable opportunity to get to know the University, meet your lecturers and fellow students and get an insight into the key academic skills you will need to succeed at university.

Induction is interactive and participatory and will answer some of your key questions about university, giving you the best possible start to your degree study at QMU. During the week you will have the opportunity to brush up on your presentation skills, do a mini research activity and submit an essay at the end of the week which you will receive feedback on from one of your tutors giving you an early and invaluable insight into degree level study.

During Coming from College Induction you will:

  • Meet key members of staff
  • Meet your fellow Direct Entrants
  • Find out from current Direct Entrants what QMU is really like
  • Find your way around campus
  • Find out about your timetable
  • Get to use the library and QMU's electronic resources
  • Develop your academic skills while learning how to write a piece of university level work

To find out more about Direct Entrant Week please contact


This is an optional course, which helps new students to ease their way into life and study just before the first semester (the first block of study up to Christmas) officially commences. QMAdvance has been designed to give participants the opportunity to meet and spend time getting to know other new students who have also come to QM via an access course, another course at a college or straight from employment. The course aims to ensure that participants feel confident in their abilities while giving early access to a range of key services and staff. This course is run by our College Partnership Manager in conjunction with other key services to ensure that the programme offers an informative and confidence-building introduction to QMU.

The course takes place over 3 days, just before the start of semester each year. We send out information to new eligible students over the summer but if you are interested and think that QMAdvance could help you to settle into QMU, then please contact our at any stage.

In addition Services for Students at QMU offers a range of support and guidance for students including Careers and Employment Service, Counselling Service, Disability Service, Medical Service, Student Finance Advice.

Widening Participation and Outreach

Contact our Widening Participation and Outreach team.

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Widening Participation and Outreach

Widening Participation and Outreach Team 0131 474 0000