Information for applicants and offer holders starting in semester two

We know that coronavirus has brought great uncertainty, and that as applicants and offer-holders to our degree programmes starting in semester two you will be very keen to know when you can embark on your life at Queen Margaret University and what that experience will be like.

We are really pleased to confirm that induction sessions have been running from 5 January onwards (online as appropriate) with teaching and learning beginning starting from 11 January, however the exact date of your first class (and your first face to face class) will depend on your programme.

(The Scottish Government are staggering the resumption of undergraduate teaching on Scottish university campuses this semester.  While this development has not affected the start dates of the majority of new students joining us this semester, given the profile of the courses that start at QMU then, students on some programmes will have found that, in line with Scottish Government guidance, more of their classes will initially be delivered online than originally planned. See your timetable for details. You might like to note that we keep our student and staff community updated about the position with coronavirus on our coronavirus updates web page.)

We are offering a mix of on-campus and online activity* (commonly referred to as blended delivery) for you for this semester. As you would expect, our plans allow for flexibility, and are firmly focused on ensuring both the quality of your student experience and your health and wellbeing. Our plans take full account of Scottish Government and NHS Scotland guidance on health protection. For more information on our plans, see further down this page, including the brief video directly below. 

*subject to Scottish Government advice, and with the exception that postgraduate post-registration health sciences courses will be delivered fully online in this semester.


You don’t have to wait until you join us to experience more of the QMU community. We encourage offer holders  to join our Offer Holders Facebook Group (see link in the information we sent you on your offer), follow us on Facebook and Instagram and Experience QMU online.


The following video has key information you need to know to keep us all safe on campus. In our FAQs, you’ll find more specific details on the combination of on campus and online teaching and learning you’ll receive, on campus facilities,  student support, and the health and safety measures that we are taking.

We pride ourselves on the supportive community environment that we offer students at QMU, in which everyone is treated as an individual. We are confident that this strength will serve you well when you join us in January.



Our dedicated COVID email is now open for students who want to speak directly to someone at QMU about any COVID-related questions or concerns. 

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January 2021 Induction Information