What to expect

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Approachable lecturers

Our academics really know their stuff. In fact, we’re a top 100 university for teaching in Europe (THE).

Forget stuffy tweed jackets and leather elbow patches: our lecturers are super-approachable and are here to encourage you to look at your subject from fresh and interesting viewpoints.

Want to ask a physics whizz if Hans Solo’s light speed is even possible? Maybe you want to discover the psychology behind acing a job interview or the political secrets to achieving world peace...

Whatever your burning question, our experts can deliver the mind-blowing answers.

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Inspiring subject talks

Here at Queen’s, we don’t do boring.

Instead, we invite you to watch your subject come to life with a series of interactive talks and demos designed to inspire and excite you (machine gun jetpack maths session, anyone?).

From discovering the science behind your favourite sci-fi to trying out the director’s chair in our purpose-built film studio, we’ll set your imagination on fire.

Speak with our advisors

Take the opportunity to chat with staff from Finance, University Health Centre, Queen’s Sport, Student Welfare, Language Centre and Queen's Accommodation. They'll be able to answer any questions you might have.

Wow-factor teaching spaces

Your Queen’s experience will involve much more than just library learning, so you’ll also get to see the futuristic teaching spaces that will make your lectures as relevant as they can be.

From our Moot Court Room to the colourful Computer Science Building and our world-famous Sonic Laboratory with a whopping 49 loudspeakers, it’s no wonder our facilities are ranked 9th in the UK (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018).

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A home from home

You’ll have an opportunity to get a sneak peek at our brand new accommodation in Elms BT2 (Mc Clintock Street, Belfast) as well as to view our existing accommodation in Elms BT9 on the Malone Road.

Both within walking distance from campus, you can consider whether a leafy student community or a sleek city centre pad is more your style.

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Real-world advice from real students

Our team are on-hand to offer you tailor-made advice and support on everything from funding your studies to finding the perfect student room for your needs.

However, if you really want to get to the heart of what it means to be a Queen’s student, you can ask the people who’ve been in your shoes: our current students. There will be plenty of opportunity for you to sit down with undergrads in the know and quiz them on how to get the best of student life in Belfast.

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A thriving sports culture

Immerse yourself in the thriving sports culture at Queen’s with a visit to the multimillion pound Physical Education Centre (PEC).

It is home to a 25m swimming and diving pool, two climbing walls and over 50 sports clubs, running the gamut from Quidditch to gaelic sports and rugby.

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A vibrant student life

Queen’s Students’ Union is ranked 7th in the UK for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2018).

You’ll discover why when you visit our brand new dual sites (Elmwood Avenue and Lisburn Road) packed with bars, entertainment and social spaces.

Home to over 200 clubs and societies, events here range from open-mic comedy nights to the ever-popular Q-Con – our answer to Comic Con – so open your imagination and allow us to transport you to your future social life.

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A buzzing campus vibe

You’ll find a cinema, art gallery and theatre right here on campus, while the 600-plus acre urban village surrounding Queen’s is begging to be discovered.

Stroll around the lush foliage of Botanic Gardens which backs onto our main campus, or dander along the neighbouring Botanic Avenue or Stranmillis Road, both packed with a tons of restaurants, cool bars and entertainment venues that will become your future go-tos.

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Food and Drink

Visit the Campus Food Market at Elmwood Hall on Thursday and Friday for a variety of hot food, from crepes to paella, priced between £2-5.

There are also various cafés located throughout the campus. Junction Cafe, offering wraps, hot boxes, and smoothies all for under £5.

HOPE café, serving a range of superfood salads, soups, and tasty tray bakes. Clements café provides a selection of sandwiches, hot food and a 5 piece fry for £2!

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Explore

Tours of our innovative campus

Beyond the iconic Lanyon Building (which will give you major Hogwarts vibes) there is an innovative £700million campus waiting to be explored on our campus tour.

Our award-winning McClay library was designed by the same architects behind the libraries at Yale and Harvard and features the latest smart tech including temperature-controlled work stations (Psst! Don’t forget to go through the wardrobe to the secret C.S. Lewis reading room).

Campus Tours & Meet Us

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Undergraduate Open Days