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Support at QMU

By Gillian 01 May 2020

Support at QMU

We want to make sure you know the full range of support services available to you during this challenging time. Each of our services are here to help and support you, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with our helpful teams who are ready and waiting to hear from you.

Accommodation Services & ResLife

Our halls of residence remain open, and the ResLife team are working hard ensure that there are lots of online activities for students to get involved in. Study sessions, quizzes, virtual movie nights and even a Facebook Live drop-in each day with the team are available to all students. Keep up to date with what’s on through the ResLife Facebook Group.

If you have any questions around accommodation on campus then get in touch with our Accommodation Services team at accommodation@qmu.ac.uk. If you feel you need some advice or support, then don't hesitate to contact our Residence Life Coordinator, Alice Kerr at reslife@qmu.ac.uk.



Living in halls and require urgent help? Our QMU Security team are on duty 24/7 keeping you safe. You can contact them by calling 0131 474 0000 and asking for Security, or via one of the intercom points across campus.    



ASSIST

The Helpdesk team continue to be your one-stop shop for reporting any faults or problems with Accommodation, Facilities, IT and Library Services. To log a job with the team, please drop them an email to assist@qmu.ac.uk and they will be happy to help.



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Careers and Employability

You can use Student Central to view current vacancies, book online appointments and access resources. 

Immediate recruitment opportunities are advertised on the HUB. Due to the current popularity of healthcare and supermarket jobs, many vacancies are only live for a few hours. Make sure that you have everything ready so you don’t miss out, including an up to date CV and/or an application form to apply.

You can also email careers@qmu.ac.uk or employability@qmu.ac.uk for help and support with finding work, job applications or CV feedback.

Our Employer and Enterprise Mentoring Programme is still happening remotely. Although some mentors and students may have paused, it is anticipated that this resource will be even more important for you in a very competitive market once the Covid-19 crisis is over. For advice about your mentoring link, email the mentoring team at employermentoring@qmu.ac.uk.

Counselling Service

Our Counselling Service is still open and you can continue to attend telephone drop-in sessions, visit Student Central and the counselling webpage for more information. Sessions can be used to start talking about what’s going on for you, strategies and ways forward. 

Please don’t hesitate to email the team at counselling@qmu.ac.uk for further information.

Disability Service 

You can book an online appointment during working hours with a Disability Adviser or for Assistive Technology Training, by audio or video at Disability Service – Student Central

Alternatively, you can contact the Disability Service directly by email at disabilityadvisers@qmu.ac.uk.

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Effective Learning Service

You can still book appointments with The Effective Learning Service on Student Central. The appointments take the form of email advice and guidance on writing assignments and developing academic skills, and discussion via email of any queries arising from this feedback. Click here to book a slot.

For any brief queries, email the ELS team at els@qmu.ac.uk. If English isn’t your first language you can contact the ELS International Team at elsinternational@qmu.ac.uk.

Finance Office

Our Finance Office supports any students paying for tuition and accommodation fees. If you experience any difficulties with payments then please contact the team at creditcontroller@qmu.ac.uk.

International Student Support 

Online drop in sessions are taking place daily, from Monday to Friday. If you are an exchange student, or an international student, joining instructions and timings of these sessions will have been sent to your QMU student email.  These details will also be published on our QMU International Facebook page. Please also know that you can reach out to our friendly International team at International@qmu.ac.uk with any questions.

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Library

Our Liaison Librarians are working from home, but available to help you with any library queries you might have contact them at lrchelp@qmu.ac.uk. Our Helpdesk staff are also available for all other enquiries, you can email them at assist@qmu.ac.uk.

Revised working hours in place are as follows: Monday – Friday 8am-7pm. There is also a dedicated page on the main QMU website with FAQ’s on the current pandemic which are continually being updated.

QMU Cares - Support for Care Experienced, Carers and Estranged Students

Callum Maguire our Head of Widening Participation and Outreach, will be continuing to offer care experienced, student carers and estranged students support, advice and guidance during this time.

Please visit the following dedicated support website pages for more information:

Support for Care Leavers

Support for Student Carers

Support for Estranged Students

Please do not hesitate to email Callum directly at cmaguire@qmu.ac.uk.

School Office and Registry

Our School Office and Registry staff continue to be on hand via email to answer your queries. Please contact the School Office at schooloffice@qmu.ac.uk for queries relating to extenuating circumstances, assessment, feedback and module results.

You can also email our Registry staff at registry@qmu.ac.uk for queries about tuition fees, Graduation and Boards of Examiners decisions. 

Student Funding Advice

Our Student Funding Adviser is available to answer questions that you may have regarding your current financial situation. In the first instance email Student Funding at studentfunding@qmu.ac.uk for help and support.

We also offer 15 minute phone appointments available on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday each week at 2pm, 2:15pm, 2:30pm and 2:45pm through Microsoft Teams. Just make an appointment through Student Central and follow the instructions.

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Students’ Union (HelpZone) 

Your Students’ Union (SU) provides independent and confidential support. The SU team remains available for general student queries and for support with academic related issues. The Help Zone specialises in supporting academic related issues, including Extenuating Circumstances, Academic Appeals, Complaints, Disciplinary processes and Fitness to Practice. There’s information on the SU website, and you can contact the team directly at union@qmu.ac.uk.

Whilst SU may not be able to provide you with hard copy documentation at this time, they will make every effort to provide you with an alternative version by email.

Studiosity

For all level one students, and students at other levels on selected programmes, QMU has partnered with Studiosity, an external online service accessed via the Hub, to provide 24/7 constructive feedback on key elements of academic writing. Studiosity will review your draft work and give you quick feedback about how to improve your academic writing style. Uptake on the service has been growing over the last couple of weeks, and we would encourage you to use the service if you feel it would be of benefit you. 

Wellbeing Service

Louise Gill, our Wellbeing Adviser, will be continuing to offer students wellbeing support.  For more information on accessing the service remotely please visit Student Central or the QMUWellbeing Webpage.  Appointments are available, so don’t hesitate to email Louise at wellbeing@qmu.ac.uk to find out more. 

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