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10 Reasons to Confirm Your Place At Queen's

8/03/2018

Northern Ireland Student Blog
Guest blogger

Here are just ten of the reasons you should join us in Belfast.

 

1. We're part of the UK's 'Ivy League'

We’re part of the elite Russell Group and are ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, so a degree from Queen’s is something to be proud of.

(QS World University Rankings 2018/ Webometrics.info)

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2. Our research has global impact

We’re joint 8th in the UK for research intensity (REF 2014/ Times Higher Education) and our world-leading research informs our courses, meaning that what you learn is as relevant as it can be.

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3. You'll be taught by world-leading academics

We’ve won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, which recognises universities and colleges which have demonstrated excellence, innovation, impact and societal benefit, on six occasions.

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4. You'll benefit from a £700M campus investment

Over the past decade, Queen’s has invested over £350m in cutting edge facilities, with the same to be spent over the coming decade, placing us joint 2nd in the UK for university facilities.

(Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017)

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5. We're in the UK's best city

Queen’s is at the social and cultural heart of Belfast, named the best region in the UK (Lonely Planet, 2017), and among the top five most affordable student cities in the UK.

(Marbles.com, 2017)

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6. From here, you can go anywhere

You can enhance your degree with a range of study or work abroad opportunities, enabling you to broaden your horizons, enrich your university experience and gain the edge in the graduate job market.

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7. Our brand new city centre accommodation

Our student accommodation is among the most affordable in the UK (Natwest Student Living Index 2017), and we’ve added 1,237 new rooms across two brand new city centre sites for 2018.

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8. You'll be fully supported

We offer a network of support services, such as the Student Guidance Centre, and a range of generous scholarships to help you get the most from your time at Queen’s.

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9. We'll enable your future career

We are dedicated to student employability and our strong industry links mean over 94% of Queen’s graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation.

(HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2015/16).

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10. You'll find a place to belong

There are over 200 student-led clubs and societies on campus; while a £20 million sports investment has helped establish our reputation as one of the premier sporting universities in Ireland and the UK*.

*(Guardian University Guide 2016)

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