Information for applicants and offer-holders


We look forward to welcoming students joining us in January, with the semester starting on time as scheduled, just as it did in the autumn.  

From the very start of this academic year (2021/22), we have been maximising on-campus learning and teaching as far as possible, aiming to ensure that you have a quality student experience from day one.  

Our students can access face to face on-campus activity as usual for all of their small group work (seminars, workshops, studio work, clinics etc.).  We are delivering lectures online primarily, allowing you to watch and review them when and where you want to, this functionality and flexibility receiving positive student feedback last academic year.  From January, some lectures for smaller groups may be delivered face to face, where that is considered appropriate. Assessments will be run in a manner consistent with normal operating conditions. 

There is full access to library and study space facilities. All student support services are available on campus, with some also available online. 

A number of risk mitigations remain in place (e.g. use of hand sanitizer, enhanced ventilation, reconfigured seating etc).  These mitigations are based on government and other health protection advice.  

All of the above is, of course, subject to Scottish Government guidelines. We maintain the capacity to vary the balance of our blended  delivery (combination of on campus and online learning activity) if Scottish Government guidelines require it.  

As you would expect, our plans are firmly focused on ensuring both the quality of your student experience and your health and wellbeing. 

For a summary of our plans, see the video on this page. If you would like more information on our return to normal operations, see our route map. 

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 our students well throughout the pandemic. 

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. 


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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