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A Guide for Parents


This is an exciting time for parents. You feel an enormous sense of pride as your son or daughter prepares for university. It’s a hugely important moment but you may also have a number of worries or concerns, particularly involving finance, accommodation and support.

This guide is the first step in helping you and your family make the right decisions. Here you will find information about such things as money matters, about living away from home, along with advice on how to apply for a place. And you will learn more about the great city of Belfast and how an education at Queen’s enhances the lives of young people, equipping them for the journey towards their chosen career.


Creating a bond

Here at Queen’s we believe in creating a productive relationship between parents and the university. As well as providing the best possible facilities for higher education, we foster a caring environment that we hope you will find reassuring.

From day one, your child will be assigned to a personal tutor and adviser of studies. In addition, Student Guidance is always available to provide assistance and advice on a range of topics covering student support and development.

Queen’s has an outstanding record of academic achievement. It has a tradition of more than 150 years of excellence in research and teaching, educating many thousands of young people, many becoming world-renowned in their professional field.

Your son or daughter is standing at the open door of one of the finest universities in these islands.