Support and wellbeing


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We take your welfare seriously and want you to thrive during your time with us.

A network of expert support services exists for you to use throughout your time at the University, with the Student Guidance Centre your first port of call if you need advice. The team there will point you in the right direction for all your personal, academic or career needs.


Degree Plus

Enhance your experience, improve your employability.

The award allows Queen's students to gain accreditation for skills developed outside their academic programme through part-time work, volunteering or involvement in sports, clubs and societies.

Enhancing your employability


International student support

Offering practical advice and guidance

From visa extensions to advice on living in Belfast, we will provide in-depth assistance to suit your individual needs. Drop-in sessions are available at the reception desk in the Student Guidance Centre.

Disability support

Applicants of all backgrounds are welcomed, and Disability Officers can organise support packages to meet students' specific needs


Counselling service

While life at university is an exciting and new experience, challenging moments can arise.

Through the Counselling Service, a team of dedicated and supportive staff can help you through any problems you may experience during your time at Queen’s, with sessions available throughout the year.

Joan Connolly, Careers Consultant, Student Guidance Centre


The Students’ Union Advice Centre offers a range of services which offer insight into issues on finance, accommodation, mental health, funding, and physical wellbeing.

Situated on the second floor of the Students’ Union, this Centre is an accessible and friendly point of contact where you can discuss any concerns in a non-judgmental and inclusive environment.

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Learning development support

This resource helps both new and seasoned students alike to improve their academic study skills, from help with maths and statistics to essay writing.

Presentation and examination help is offered in the form of both individual consultations and group workshops, allowing you the freedom to learn in an environment that suits you.

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