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NORTHERN IRELAND HAS THE LOWEST STUDENT COST OF LIVING IN THE UK
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A Campus University in the Heart of the City

Your guide to life in the Queen’s Quarter, Belfast and Beyond

Students at Queen’s get the best of both worlds- a safe and easy to navigate campus with the wider city of Belfast nearby.

The beauty of student life here is that everywhere is walkable, especially from our Campus. In fact, you won’t need to spend much on travel as everything you need is right on your doorstep. Known as the “Queen’s Quarter”, the area surrounding our campus is the most vibrant district of Belfast. Here, you’ll find everything from museums and art galleries to world cuisine worth queuing for, as well as your classes of course.

A Home Away from Home

People make the place and at Queen’s you will make friends for life. We’re famed for our warm welcome and there’s a strong support network and sense of community on Campus.

It won’t be long until you feel at home here. There’s plenty of ways to meet new friends, develop life skills and find support when you need it:

  • Why not check out the regular Student’s Union events or join one of 200+ Student societies and meet new people with similar interests?
  • Or perhaps you need someone to talk to. Our Student Guidance Centre has a range of professional support available, from counselling to budgeting help.
  • Plus, our accommodation is built around our campus communities which are designed to make you feel right at home and help you make friends too.

Student Life

PHOTO: Niamh Donohue
"I would say, Belfast is a really up and coming city so make the most of it! Compared to a lot of UK cities it’s really cheap to live here which means you can experience a lot even on a student budget (and that doesn't just mean drinks!). Plus try the Veda bread, you won't regret it." Niamh Donohue
England

THE LOWEST COST OF STUDENT LIVING IN THE UK

Northern Ireland’s hidden secret is that it has the lowest student cost of living in the UK (Which? University, 2018). Making Belfast a great city to live in when you’re a student.

For example, our accommodation, which was ranked 1st of out 7 participating Russell Group universities for accommodation quality (International Student Barometer 2017), costs just £125 per week for an ensuite room - that’s £86 cheaper than an equivalent room in London.

You’ll save on more than your accommodation too with the average monthly food shop at £65 (Which) and a cinema ticket at Queen's Film theatre only £3.50.

Find out more about the Cost of Living in Belfast

PHOTO: Alisha Ratcliffe
“When I first visited Belfast, I was immediately taken by the city’s culture and beauty. I’ve always felt like part of the community here in Belfast. The people here are the friendliest I’ve ever met." Alisha Ratcliffe
Manchester, England

Craic: it’s not just a word, it’s a way of life

If there was a phrase to sum up Belfast it would be “Great Craic”.

Whether you’re visiting one of many festivals and cultural events, exploring the hills and countryside that surround the city, or heading for a buzzing night out head to one of the many bars, clubs and music venues throughout the city. There’s always something happening in Belfast.

“Known almost as well these days for its Game of Thrones TV sets as for the shipyards where the Titanic was constructed, Belfast has much to offer Undergraduates building their future. Laden with art, music, history – and beautiful landscapes nearby – it is also one of the most affordable places to study.” (Times Good University Guide 2019)

Your Student Guide

PHOTO: Will Hancock
"One of the things I love about Belfast is that it's a big enough city that there's always something going on but it's also small enough that you still get the community feeling. There's always someone there to help if you feel lost or lonely at any time and I don't think you get that anywhere else." Will Hancock
Carmarthen, Wales

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