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A campus university with all the benefits of a capital city QMU is an attractive campus university located to the east of Edinburgh. The beach, countryside and shops are all nearby, and it’s just six minutes’ train ride from all the amenities of Edinburgh’s stunning city centre. Location Campus living Located fewer than six minutes by train from Edinburgh city centre, the position of our campus affords spectacular views across Edinburgh including East Lothian’s attractive coastline and Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano in the middle of Scotland’s capital city. A campus university offers everything you need in the one place, and at QMU everything is close to hand. Our academic building houses the core teaching areas including lecture theatres, classrooms, seminar rooms, labs, and clinics for our health courses. It also includes our Learning Resources Centre – the hub of our campus – which, aside from library facilities, offers numerous study spaces and a plethora of IT facilities to support your studies. The campus is easy to reach by car, public transport and train from Edinburgh city centre, and also offers easy access to the coastal town of Musselburgh and beyond into East Lothian. The N1 Cycle Route runs alongside the campus, making QMU easily accessible by bike. The A1 is also located next to the campus, which ensures quick access to the Borders, Northumberland and the rest of England. Less than half an hour’s drive away is Edinburgh International Airport which offers access to several UK cities, Europe and beyond. 6 Catering facilities are also located within the main academic building, and our food court offers a wide variety of eating options. There is also a shop on campus offering basic groceries and snacks, and a Starbucks outlet. Across University Square, beyond a central outdoor space with tables and benches for you to enjoy during the summer months, are the sports centre, drama and performance spaces, the Students’ Union (SU) bar/cafe area, Maggie’s, and the SU office area. The SU office area is the place to go for