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Student Support and Resources


University life is demanding and you often have to juggle many different aspects of your life at one time.  Just remember that you are not alone and that the staff at Queen's are here to help you.


Personal Tutors

On admission to the School you will be assigned a Personal Tutor.  Your Personal Tutor is there to help you with any difficulties or problems you may have.  If you wish to change or withdraw from a module or course please discuss this with your Personal Tutor and Course Director first and then formal arrangements can be made with your Advisor of Studies. If it is not possible for you to come to see your Tutor in person, please feel free to telephone or email.


Advisor of Studies

On registration with the University, you will be assigned to an Advisor of Studies (AoS).  The functions of an AoS are:

  • to advise you on the selection of an appropriate course of study at the beginning of each academic year
  • to complete the necessary registration procedures
  • to advise you regarding a change of module or course
  • to discuss your academic progress as and when necessary
  • to be available for confidential consultation throughout the academic year.


Your Advisor is there to help students with any medical or personal problem which could affect your attendance or study.


Students with a Disability

The University is keenly aware of its responsibilities to students with a disability and is committed to improving the range of services and support facilities available to them. 

School of Nursing and Midwifery's Vision Statement
All students with a disability, post-assessment, will be provided with adequate and sufficient academic and clinical support to achieve success and maximise their respective potential on the nursing programme.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery aims to be at the forefront of the university by providing support for any student with a known disability. If you have a known disability or if you suspect you may have a condition which has the potential to negatively affect your studies (regardless of whether you disclosed this on your application form) please contact, in the first instance, one of the lecturers below who have a special remit for disabled students within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Diagram of support

If you are a student with a disability and/or special needs, it is likely that you will have already discussed these with Registry, the University Health Service or Disabilities Services before you started Queen's.  If not, please feel free to talk in confidence to staff regarding any issues that may be concerning you.

Who to contact

  • The School of Nursing and Midwifery has nominated Disability Advisers. 

    In Undergraduate Nursing Sciences:
    Conal Hamill can be contacted on 9097 2231 or email: c.hamill@qub.ac.uk.

    In Graduate and Continuing Education:
    Dr Patrick McCartan can be contacted on 9097 5838 or email: p.mccartan@qub.ac.uk and
    Mary McDaniel can be contacted on 9097 5851 or email: m.mcdaniel@qub.ac.uk.
  • The Disability Handbook is also a useful source of advice and guidance and can be accessed through the Disability Services website.
  • The University's Disability Officer may also be contacted on 9097 3225/3583.



International Student Support

Student Support and Facilities


Queen's Nursing Society

A Nursing Society has been formed, and in collaboration with the Medical Students' Society, organises social and fund-raising events.  For further details, please contact your student representative on the Staff/Student Consultative Committee.


Students' Union

The Students' Union  is located on University Road opposite the main Lanyon Building.  It exists to promote the interests of Queen's students, to organise social facilities and to represent students to the authorities of the University.  It also provides students with assistance in an array of various areas covering finance, welfare, education, clubs, societies and counselling.  The Union is home to almost 150 clubs and societies, which not only provide a chance to pursue extra curricular activities but also act as an excellent chance to meet new friends.



Nightline is a completely confidential organisation made up of students who remain annonymous within the student body.  The Nightline telephone number is open from 20.00 to 08.00 hours on 9023 1177 or you can drop in to 68 Fitzwilliam Street, at the side of the Students' Union.  So irrespective of the nature of the problem, be it loneliness, anxiety, depression or fear or perhaps you might just need information or a friendly chat, Nightline is there for you.



The Students' Union creches provide full day-care for the children of students and are based at College Gardens near the Students' Union and at 5 Rugby Road, behind the main University.  Students should be aware, however, that demand is high and unfortunately places cannot be automatically guaranteed.  The creches can be contacted on 9066 2146.


Additional Facilities and Services