From its beginnings back in 1875, the institution that is now Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh has consistently addressed society’s needs and facilitated positive social change.
QMU offers students a welcoming and friendly community environment, with the optimum balance of theoretical and practical education to prepare them for successful careers. Along with high-quality teaching, the University is renowned for relevant research and knowledge exchange work which focuses on making a positive impact on society. The University has widely recognised expertise in its flagship areas of Health & Rehabilitation; Sustainable Business and Creativity & Culture.
In 2007, QMU relocated to a brand new purpose-built campus on the east of Edinburgh, and fewer than six minutes by train from Edinburgh city centre. The new campus offers students everything in one place including: an academic building which houses the core teaching areas, including specialist spaces for health and drama students; a Learning Resources Centre with library facilities, numerous study spaces and a plethora of IT facilities to support your studies; catering facilities; sports centre, and students’ union.
The academic community at QMU is involved in addressing real world issues through research and knowledge exchange. Not only that, QMU’s research activity will help ensure that students’ learning takes account of the latest thinking, allowing them to hit the ground running when they enter the workforce or go onto further study.
Importantly, a high proportion of QMU staff are research active, which often results in students learning directly from academics who are involved in research projects.
QMU’s research impacts directly on quality of life: it builds the evidence for change and development in policy and practice. This means that QMU has a real influence on the bodies that have the power to improve and transform lives and which are major employers of graduates – government, businesses, healthcare providers, third sector organisations, National Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and cultural organisations.
In 2014, The UK’s national audit of research in higher education, the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), showed that over 58% of our research is world leading or internationally excellent. Amongst the highlights was our success in Speech and Language Sciences, in which the proportion of research classed as internationally excellent or world leading is 92%. At the time the results were published, Times Higher Education singled QMU out as a ‘notable riser’ in terms of REF performance.
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