Queen Margaret University College (Scotland)
As Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world. Its rich history, culture and architecture offer the unique opportunity to experience the ‘ancient and modern’ aspects of living in a distinguished European city. Edinburgh has an abundance of restaurants, pubs, clubs,and shops catering for every taste possible. With 100,000 students in Edinburgh there’s always something going on.
In the summer, the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe brings music, dance, and theatre to the city, whilst in winter the city hosts a huge Hogmanay party to celebrate the New Year. Edinburgh is an established international center with a reputation for academic excellence that attracts students from all over the world to its institutions. There are places of worship for many religions. A wide variety of foods is also available from specialist food shops, such as Chinese, Malay, Japanese, Indian and Halal foods – and don’t miss the award-winning German bakery!
Queen Margaret University offers students a small and friendly community environment with supportive staff and excellent facilities. The new campus opened in autumn 2007 and is a vibrant new academic village with high-tech buildings and attractive landscaped spaces, featuring an innovative learning resource centre at the heart of the development.
The new campus includes student residences, a student union building, indoor sports facilities and all weather surfaces, catering outlets and landscaped gardens with a range of environmental features. The design takes full account of the needs of today's students. Current students have been consulted throughout the relocation project, from involvement in the choice of site and input into the design of buildings, to decisions on the types of catering facilities on campus. There is appropriate disabled access to residences and academic buildings.
EU and International Students ranked QMU Number 1 in the UK ‘overall living experience’ and Number 1 in both the UK and amongst all 203 Universities participating worldwide for their satisfaction with the ‘overall student support’ (i-graduate Student Barometer 2010).