Student Support Services

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Student life

Student Support Services

The following page contains links to the support services available to all of our students here at Queen's. Just click the linked titles below to find out more about the service you are looking for.

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ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Queen’s has a network of student support to help you make the most of your time at university, including:

  • Personal Tutors
  • Skills and support for learning
  • Disability and Dyslexia support

ADVICE SU

free, independent, confidential and non-judgemental advice if and when you need it to do with issues like money, education, accommodation, funding your course and your health & wellbeing.

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BULLYING AND HARRASSMENT

Students who believe they are being harassed or bullied have a number of options to consider, and every situation is different, with actions dependent on individual circumstances.

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C

CARE LEAVERS

If you have been in the care of a Health and Social Care Trust for more than three months of your secondary school years, Queen’s University can offer you a range of additional support.

CAREERS, EMPLOYABILITY AND SKILLS

Offering career guidance, information and advice to help you develop your ideas, formulate a career plan and achieve your goals. We help you connect with employers, develop your skills and get international work and study experience.

CHILDCARE

Offering a range of childcare support, including full-time day care, out-of-school care and a summer activities scheme

COUNSELLING SERVICE

Our student counselling offers a confidential, non-judgmental and supportive environment within which to set and work towards goals with help from a professional counsellor.

 

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DEVELOPMENT WEEKS

Development Weeks provide students with opportunities to become inspired by a new subject, develop skills and apply knowledge in a supportive environment.

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E

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY

Queen's University Belfast is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of its staff and student body.

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FINANCIAL CONCERNS

One of the most important things students learn at university is how to manage their money. As well as standing you in good stead for the rest of your life, knowing that your finances are under control can really help you to relax and fully enjoy your time at university.


G

GENERAL REGULATIONS

This section contains information on the rules, regulations, policies and procedures for the entire university including those in relation to study, academic appeal and student conduct

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H

HEALTH

Healthcare and prescriptions are free for everyone in Northern Ireland through the National Health Service. If you need to see a doctor or order a prescription, this General Practice provides NHS (and non-NHS) services for Queen’s students.

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I

IT TRAINING AND SUPPORT

Providing an introduction to our virtual learning and email services, and advice and support on how to get the best out of University and personal IT equipment. New students are invited to orientation sessions that outline the facilities and services available to them; many of which are based in the McClay Library, includuing the ICT Shop, which provides access to a range of accessories and IT support.

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JOBS EVENTS AND FAIRS

Access Jobs and Careers Events and get information on the following:

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LEARNING DEVELOPMENT SERVICE

The QUB Learning Development Service provides support in various academic skills as well as maths and statistics to help you reach your full potential.

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RELIGION

Offering chaplains and other religious representatives to serve students and staff across 12 faiths and denominations

RESILIENCE, WELLBEING AND COUNSELLING

Our qualified and experienced Counsellors can help work through any personal, academic and emotional difficulties that impact on your studies

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SEMESTER DATES

Semester dates are approved three years in advance by Academic Council but may be subject to change for operational reasons.

STUDENT GUIDANCE CENTRE

Find out more about the services, opportunities and support available to you throughout your time at Queen's University. Not sure where to ask? Try the Student Guidance Centre.

STUDENT REGISTRY SERVICES

Student Registry Services manages your student record; from your Enrolment and Registration, to Exams, and Graduation.

SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Queen's starts providing international students with support before their arrival! We offer specialist visa and immigration advice and leading welcome and orientation programmes to help you maximise university life.

SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Including School and exam support, accommodation requirements and assistance with applications for Disabled Students’ Allowance.

SUPPORT FOR LGBT STUDENTS

Many LGB students will begin their individual journey of ‘coming out’ as lesbian, gay or bisexual during their time in higher education. You may benefit from support around challenges faced in personal, family and social relationships.

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THINGS NOT GOING TO PLAN

At Queen's we understand that students may encounter times when things are not going well for one reason or another and this can have an impact on their studies.

For advice and support on the following issues and procedures, please click on the relevant link below:

Need more information?

Contact us