We are pleased that you have chosen to undertake your Postgraduate studies at Queen's. Although you probably already have some experience of study and University, we want to help you take the step up to Postgraduate level. 

Things to do during Welcome Week:

To begin your time as a postgraduate student at the University, why not attend some events and activities during Welcome Week?    

  1. Make sure you attend the welcome and introduction to your programme, as advised in your enrolment and registration information.
  2. Say hello to our meet and greet support staff throughout the International and Postgraduate Student Centre at enrolment and registration.
  3. Ensure that you are present at your Postgraduate Welcome Reception. Your invite will be provided during enrolment and registration.
  4. Take one of our library tours around our new library which holds over 1.2 million books.
  5. Plan to attend some of our activities.
  6. Check out the International and Postgraduate Student Centre and the Postgraduate Student Association.


I have a general postgraduate query. Where should I go?

The main point of contact for Postgraduate Research students will be the Postgraduate Student Centre. For Postgraduate Taught students, please contact your School in the first instance, but please feel free to also contact the Postgraduate Student Centre for information, advice or any guidance that you may require.

I am a funded research student, when and how do I get paid?

The Postgraduate student Centre at Queen’s should be able to confirm all details of your payment schedule. More information can be found here.

How can I find out about training courses that may be available to me?

The Postgraduate student centre and the Careers Service are involved in the Postgraduate Skills Training Programme. 

What facilities are available to postgraduate research students?

Your university school will provide you with the facilities you need to carry out your research. This will be an office facility plus any labs and equipment, as required.

The Library at Queen’s is also available as a valuable resource. There are also specialist branch library facilities which may be useful.

In addition, computing, study, training and social facilities are provided in a postgraduate dedicated zone within the International and Postgraduate Student Centre. Wireless access is available throughout the Centre.

Can I improve my academic English while studying at Queen’s?

The Language Centre in the McClay Library at Queen’s will assist you.

There is also the International English Language Testing System.

Where can I find out more about the postgraduate community at Queen’s?

The Postgraduate Students’ Association is a student led association which you are encouraged to join and which has an office on the second floor of the Postgraduate Student Centre.

For more details on the PGSA click here

Postgraduate Student Support Information

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