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Student life

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh has a history of achievement and progress extending for over a century. Since its establishment in 1875, it has been driven by the highest educational ideals and purposes and has always been quick to adapt to meet the changing needs of society. 


Location

Queen Margaret University is located only a few minutes train journey from Edinburgh city centre. Scotland’s amazing capital has so much to offer students; galleries, museums, cinemas, shops, clubs, pubs, restaurants, concert venues, theatres, a wide range of sports facilities, and a series of festivals running throughout the summer.

Our modern campus is situated on the east side of Edinburgh, by Musselburgh which provides easy access to the beautiful East Lothian countryside. Musselburgh itself has a wide range of facilities available including; a sports centre with swimming pool, numerous supermarkets and shops, a racecourse, two golf courses, a beach, restaurants, pubs, a public library, riverside walks, a pitch and putt course, a bowling green, beaches and a coastal region which offers a selection of outdoor and water activities.

Full details of our location and transport links can be found at Campus Location.

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Facilities

Our modern purpose-built campus which opened in 2007 is surrounded by attractive landscaped grounds. The main academic building  houses an outstanding Learning Resource Centre equipped with modern high-tech facilities and features a wide range of flexible study spaces to suit different learning styles. Throughout the campus there are approximately 600 computer terminals available for student use and access to Wi-Fi.  Additional facilities include: a University bistro/café, University shop, JobShop, Business Innovation Zone and a Contemplation Room (non-denominational). 

Our excellent on-site student halls of residence have the capacity to house up to 800 students in en-suite rooms in shared flats. The students’ union offers a selection of clubs and extra-curricular activities whilst our sports centre includes a fitness suite, weights room, exercise studio, sports hall and Astroturf.

Further information can be found at Campus Facilities, Student Union, Sports Centre

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Accommodation

Living on campus is very convenient for students: it’s a mere two minutes’ walk from the student village to the main academic building, students’ union and sports facilities. Students choosing to live in halls won’t need to worry about paying gas or electricity bills as the accommodation fee includes these costs.

The Student Village on campus houses 800 study bedrooms. Each study bedroom is located in a self-contained flat for either three, four, five or six students sharing. Each flat has a kitchen and comfortable living area and each bedroom is equipped with an en-suite shower and toilet, wired and wireless internet connection and well-designed storage.

For full information about the facilities and costs and to view our accommodation please visit Accommodation at QMU

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Student life

With a student population of around 5,000, comprising of both national and international students, based on one campus, we offer a close community environment in which our students can fulfil their potential.

The Students’ Services Office at the University has a team of specialists who look after the welfare needs of the students by offering support in the areas of; careers and student employment, disability advice, counselling, student funding advice, transition and pre-entry guidance, and student health. More details can be found at Student Services .

The on-campus students’ union provides a focal point for the representative, welfare, sporting, cultural, and recreational needs of the students. Currently there are 14 sports teams on campus and a range of societies that include; dance, music, culture, politics and faith. Students also have the opportunity to create their own team or society if one does not exist that covers their specific area of interest. 

For further details visit Student Union.  To views films about student life go to The Student Experience.

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What our students say

Enrolling in a course at university brings with it several considerations. In addition to the academic requirements, for many it will mean moving away from home, leaving family and friends, facing the prospect of a completely new environment. Some of the best information on dealing with university life and study comes from current students.

To give you a clearer insight into life and study at QMU, listen to what our students have to say about their experiences by visiting Student case studies

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Key facts & figures

  • Winner of the Leadership and Management Team category of the prestigious Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2012.
  • Seven people chasing every place The Sunday Times , Good University Guide 2012, stated that: “seven people chased every place at QMU last year”, and UCAS statistics showed that applications to QMU continue to grow and that our percentage growth is well above the Scottish average.
  • Research and knowledge exchange income: KPMG reports indicate that our research and knowledge exchange income as a proportion of total income is one of the highest of all ‘post-92’ universities throughout the UK.
  • Sustainability Awards: awarded a‘ First Class Honours Award’ in the People and Planet Green League 2012 which recognises environmental performance, along with a a number of other sustainability awards.
  • Business Gateway: First university in Scotland to have a Business Gateway located on campus, providing accessible information and advice for new start-ups and established local businesses, including entrepreneurial students and graduates.

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Queen Margaret University Drive
Musselburgh
EH21 6UU

Tel: +44 (0)131 474 0000

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Queen Margaret University Drive
Musselburgh
EH21 6UU

Tel: +44 (0)131 474 0000

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