Queen Margaret University Careers Service


Queen Margaret University Careers Service

Welcome to Human Resources at QMU

We are a university focused on ideas and influence, where we are known not only for excellent, relevant teaching, research and knowledge exchange but also for the care and respect we give our students, staff and partners.

The Human Resources team are dedicated to providing the University with a professional and efficient HR service. The HR team provides strategic direction in dealing with people matters underpinned by policy and procedural frameworks and services to support our staff and managers across the University.

Our team values are central to the delivery of exemplary HR to our University.

At QMU you will join around 470 employees at a university where our mission is to foster intellectual capital with both a theoretical and practical focus, giving students and staff the confidence to make a real difference to the world around them. We are ambitious and enterprising, and, in everything we do, we are committed to social justice.

We provide many services for students, staff and graduates – in the form of opportunities to meet an adviser, attend workshops, drop in sessions and clinics. Find the support that is right for you.

Whatever your year of study it is never too early to start thinking about your career. Our dedicated team of professional staff is here to help.

Drop-in Sessions

Advisers run several drop-in sessions each week to deal with brief enquiries. No appointment is necessary.

CV Clinics

A regular opportunity to bring along your CV, get it reviewed and receive some top tips.

For more information and support see our section on CVs and Applications.

Guidance Interviews

If you are unsure of your career path and would welcome a discussion about your options you can book an appointment with an adviser (45 minutes).


We run a programme of seminars and workshops each semester. These are open to all students and cover topics such as CV writing, preparing for interviews and how to find a job.

Employability Centre

A comfortable space to conduct your career research and to chat with members of the careers team. The Centre is open from 9am to 4.30pm weekdays all year round.  Here you will find information to help you explore different career areas and make applications for employment and further study.

Contact With Employers

QMU Annual Recruitment Fair

The QMU Annual Recruitment Fair provides an opportunity for you to find out about local part-time, seasonal and voluntary work opportunities and to impress employers with your CV!

Employer Mentoring Programme

The Employer Mentoring Programme offers you an opportunity to be paired with a mentor who works in an area that interests you.


Employment and Internships

We can help you find part-time employment, voluntary work, relevant work experience or graduate employment. qmploy presents you with hundreds of opportunities you won’t see advertised elsewhere.

Since 2007 Santander Universities have supported QMU students and staff through a variety of scholarships, awards and internships. These include generous scholarships for new and existing students, awards for overseas research or project work, internships and grants for community projects involving students. Find out more: Santander Universities opportunities.

In addition the STARS programme has been designed to provide employment, training and leadership opportunities for QMU students.