I arrive to Belfast as an Erasmus student from Madrid and I feel very welcome from all members of Queens staff and from the citizens, which will always be happy to help you. One of the first things I saw when I arrived here was the university and for somebody that has never seen it, it is quite impressive. It is such a big and beautiful building.
Even though the School of Psychology is not part of the main university building, it has very good installations and equipment, and teachers and members of the staff are very available to help you.
I chose Queens university as an Erasmus destination because is one of the top universities in Europe and also I was really interested in the period known as “The Troubles”, which I believe it is a very interesting fact to study as a Psychology student.
In my free time I like to visit different parts of Belfast looking for Murals about the conflict, I also like to go on weekends to Saint George´s Market. Also, I like to walk around city centre and river Lagan. Furthermore, there is one excursion that you cannot miss in northern Ireland and that is the Giant's Causeway
I would recommend to all new students to spend their first year in Elms Village, because as an Erasmus student I didn’t know anybody here before coming, however living in Queens Accommodation has given me the opportunity to have friends from a lot of different nationalities, including locals.
Most of the modules I am coursing here are part of Level 3 and they are challenging and interesting subjects which have given me the opportunity to be much more prepared to work in the future as a professional psychologist . I do recommend to all new Erasmus students that are thinking about coming to Queens to don't think it twice because this year is being one of the best years of my life.