Freshers 2018

Welcome to QMU Students' Union!

We are getting ready for a great start of the academic year in September and we are preparing lots of events and activities to welcome you. So, as you get ready to come, have a look below for some useful information.

Freshers’ FAQ

New to Freshers’ Week? Here are some answers that you may find useful.

What is QMUSU Freshers’ Week?

Freshers’ Week refers to your first week at university; it’s an exciting time, packed with activities, events and information. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, find out about your new life at university and what the Students’ Union has to offer, sign up for sports and societies, make new friends and have fun!

What is a Freshers’ Week wristband?

Wristbands are your pass to QMUS Freshers. They allow you to experience all the main events that we (QMU Students’ Union) have organised for you and include wristband exclusives & freebies!

We usually offer 2 types of wristbands: one is available to 18+ only and allows you to purchase alcoholic drinks at our events (remember that proof of your age will always be required when purchasing alcohol); the other allows access to our main events in Maggie’s only, without the alcoholic drinks option.

What events and activities does a wristband include?

Details of events and activities included in each wristband will be available on our webpage nearer the time.

Where can I buy and collect my wristband?

You will be able to buy your wristband online or on arrival. Collection will be on arrival, on key collection days. Remember to bring a valid ID when collecting it!

If I don’t have a wristband, can I purchase individual tickets for events?

Yes, however these will be subject to availability. Please check our facebook page for all events and activities information.


More information will be posted around August as events and activities are released. In the meantime make sure that you join Queen Margaret University Freshers 2018 group on facebook and follow us on:




Snapchat @QMUSUnion





Registered address: The Students' Union, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, EH21 6UU              

Telephone: 0131 474 0000