Widening Participation

Contact Info

Student Guidance Centre,
Queen's University Belfast,

028 9097 5020


9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday

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About Us

At Queen’s University Belfast, we have a long history of opening up opportunities for learning in higher education within Northern Ireland. Queen’s University is committed to providing its students with an education experience that is on par with the best universities in the world. It is also committed to ensuring that those who have the ability to being from such an education should have an opportunity to do so, irrespective of socio-economic background, disability, race, creed, political opinion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or age.

The Widening Participation Team aims to work with young people, teachers, schools, colleges, parents and older learners to ensure that those who have the ability to succeed in higher education should have the opportunity to do so. Our role involves offering a range of activities at schools and on the Queen's campus to raise awareness of higher education, enrich the school curriculum, and support attainment through personalised tutoring. 

The University aims to encourage applications from the most gifted and talented individuals regardless of geography, school type, socio-economic status, or ethnic grouping.



For more details about us, you can look at our News Section or view some of our Frequently Asked Questions

You can visit our Queen's Academy page to find out more about what we are involved in. 

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