We’re loved across campus and Belfast: we’re the largest single-campus Union in Ireland and are proud to say that we're one of the top five Students’ Unions in the UK. We’re also in the top 10 per cent of UK Students' Unions for student experience.
What Can We Do for You?
The Union is led by students, for students. Each year, students are elected to become Student Officers
Five full-time Officers work alongside 12 part-time Volunteers. They are here to help you, represent you, organise campaigns to make the changes you want, and lead the Union on your behalf.
Clubs and Societies
Over 11,000 students are members of our 200-plus clubs and societies. They give you a little bit more: more fun; more time to be part of something; more time to improve your skills
Our subject-specific societies(covering everything from Architecture to Medicine) offer careers advice and placements, and business-focused societies such as Enactus and IELTS help you add value to your degree.
Over 5,000 students have been involved in volunteering at Queen’s since 2012
Homework Clubs are one of the most popular volunteering initiatives for Queen’s students. We help inspire young people in some of the most educationally underachieving areas of Belfast to go to university through our tutoring.
Some of our achievements
- Effectively campaigned for the removal of the lifetime MSM Blood Ban, which was subsequently lifted on 1 September 2016
- Created an Accommodation Forum for students who did not secure a space in University accommodation to find safe housing
- Secured £40,000 from the University to reverse cuts to student counselling
Your Student's Union
The Speakeasy: Eat. Drink. Play. Since 1967
The Speakeasy, on the first floor of the SU, is your ‘local’ during your time here. Open every day of the week, there's a mix of club nights, live sport, quizzes, and music to enjoy, along with an outdoor roof terrace, HD televisions, a giant projector screen, two full-sized snooker tables and 11 pool tables. Best of all, it’s always free to get in.
Should you need a helping hand, Advice SU is available to offer just that
situated on the second floor of the Students’ Union, Advice SU has four advisers who are all dedicated to providing students with free, independent, confidential, accurate advice.
There’s Loads to Do
There are bars, shops and numerous spaces for you to relax
Whether its watching TV, playing pool, a quick catch up with friends, grabbing lunch or going to gigs, your students' union has it all.