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The Student Experience


The School of Modern Languages at Queen’s is friendly and informal. We pride ourselves on the quality of the student experience, on the sense of community that characterises the School, and on the attention given to each and every student.

The courses we offer are designed to challenge you intellectually and equip you with the skills that will give you a head-start in the job market. Our learning environment is a supportive one: teaching takes place in small groups of between 10 and 20 students which means that we are able to monitor and give feedback on progress throughout the year; we make full use of learning technologies in the Language Centre to complement work done in class; and a wide range of learning resources is available via the virtual learning environment Queen’s Online.  Our personal tutor system offers strong pastoral support and academic guidance, and we ensure that students on pathways involving a year abroad are not only fully prepared for the experience of living and working abroad, but also have the opportunity to meet a member of staff during a pastoral visit early in the November of the placement year.

We value student feedback at all stages of the degree, and seek your views through module and teaching questionnaires, discussion at staff-student consultative committees and through student representation on our Education Committee. The feedback we get from students, and consultation with them helps us to shape changes to our courses, and ensures that we keep the student experience and student attainment at the very core of our education strategy.

Image credit - Anthony Gallagher, Erasmus Together, Port d'Andratx, Mallorca (submitted to Year Abroad Photo Competition)