Queen’s University is at the forefront of using ICT to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to support learning and teaching.
We provide all students with an email account and online storage that is accessible both on and off campus. There’s also an online learning platform, Queen’s Online, which gives access to a range of services and resources to support your learning.
You’ll have access to over 1,700 PCs based in 20 centres across the campus. The McClay Library offers access to a significant number of PCs and laptops in an environment that supports a range of learning styles from quiet study to group work.
All major students areas, including the Students’ Union, the libraries and catering outlets provide access to a secure wireless network, while many areas provide ‘transition zones’ that blur the boundaries between learning and social computing activity.
If you’re working from home you can access learning resources, email and personal learning space through the Internet. In addition, the majority of rooms in the Queen’s Elms Village provide a high speed (Broadband) connection to our network and the Internet.
New students are invited to orientation sessions that outline the facilities and services available at Queen’s.
The Library hosts a number of important ICT services for students. The ICT Shop provides access to a range of ICT accessories, and can even be used to purchase a laptop or network connections. The help desk offers advice and support on how to get the best out of University and personal ICT equipment to support your learning.
ICT in Teaching
ICT is also changing the nature of teaching at Queen’s. Almost all University lecture theatres have data projectors, which in some cases have been partnered with voting systems, similar to those on popular TV quiz shows. This offers more challenging and interactive teaching sessions.
You can also access lectures over the Internet, or download them to your iPOD. Flexible teaching areas that accommodate a wide range of teaching and learning styles increasingly complement traditional lecture room.