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Queen Margaret University

Queen Margaret University has focused activities within the Enhancement Theme on two specific areas: student identity and belonging, and change and student resilience. The University has conducted activities to understand these concepts and how they are addressed within the institution during the past two years of the Theme and will continue to focus on this in the final year of the Theme.

The University will be funding six projects with a focus on student transitions, and plans to continue its collaborative involvement with other Scottish Higher Education Institutions. To showcase and disseminate information from the funded projects, Queen Margaret University plans to run a final conference and showcase in June.

The institutional contact is Jo Rowley.

Collaborative work


  • Begin work on a multi-media case study
  • Carry out a small-scale research project into student (peer) mentoring
  • Complete a transitions map of QMU case studies to identify gaps in provision
  • Conclude the professional services review looking at longitudinal induction
  • Host a final conference in June 2017 to showcase the Projects for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (PETL projects.

Student Commentary on case studies developed during the Theme

Queen Margaret University has provided student commentaries to five case studies submitted during the first and second year of the Student Transitions Enhancement Theme.

Case Study Student Commentary

Summary of the four video commentaries below: Document (PDF)

Mad People’s History and Identity: A free course by, about and for people with experience of mental health issues Video Student Commentary (Video)
Health and Social Care Academy Video Student Commentary (Video)
Referencing with Lego Video Student Commentary (Video)
Learning Methodologies Video Student Commentary (Video)
Employer mentoring programme: Developing confidence and boosting graduate job prospects Employer Mentoring – Student Commentary (PDF)

Student Transitions: Multimedia Resources

Queen Margaret University has developed a suite of web pages designed by students, for students, to help sociology/psychology Honours year students navigate through the fourth year of their degree.

Visit the website