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Supporting your studies

The following section contains information on support services available to Queen's students.

Students with Disabilities or Long Term Conditions

The University has developed a range of services and support for students with disabilities or long term conditions, overseen by the Disability Services Unit. If you indicated on your application form that you have a disability or long term condition you should have received further information and a questionnaire with your offer letter. If these details were not included or you wish to receive further information please contact the Admissions and Access Service.

For contact details - see Useful Contacts at Queen's.


University Student Accommodation

The University offers a range of accommodation. Accommodation handbooks will be available from Queen’s Accommodation and Hospitality from May 2017.

An application for student accommodation can be made online via the website at http://www.stayatqueens.com/. Any enquiries about accommodation should be addressed to Elms Village Reception Office.

For contact details - see Useful Contacts at Queen's.


Welcome and Orientation

All new postgraduate research applicants will be invited to attend one of the Welcome Events in late September or early October 2017. This will be an opportunity to meet with other research students and begin to develop important professional and personal networks.

Induction programmes for applicants undertaking a postgraduate taught course will be organised by the individual Schools and further details will be sent to applicants in September 2017.

Applicants from outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland will be invited to attend the welcome and orientation programme for new international students. The programme covers basic academic and practical matters and enables students to familiarise themselves with the University and living in Belfast before the course commences. Full details of the programme will be sent to applicants during July 2017.


The Graduate School

The Graduate School offers an intellectual and social hub that connects students across disciplines to one another, and to mentors, leaders and employers within the University and beyond. The Queen's Postgraduate Experience is embedded in the programme that you are following, but also so much more. The Graduate School is about intellectual challenge beyond disciplinary borders, personal effectiveness and skills development that recognises the very different life and professional experiences with which you arrive at our doors: it's about promoting a culture of opportunity and enterprise, and a rich, diverse, inclusive social community. In short, it represents a whole person approach which aims to make you stand out in an increasingly competititve local and global job market.

The Graduate School will support you to be a Thinker, Innovator, Leader and Communicator who is Future Ready. These five pillars guide your journey through the Graduate School, supporting the development of your knowledge-base and key competencies, allowing you to test and communicate your ideas with impact to any audience.

As well as offering a range of development opportunities, the Graduate School offers an ideal place to meet fellow students and colleagues within stunning surroundings. It also provides students with a dedicated study space with up to six group study rooms as well as a silent study with seating for up to 65 students for computer and laptop use. Postgraduate students and staff can also use the larger Graduate School rooms for postgraduate-related activities. 

To find out more about how the Graduate School can support you during your Postgraduate Experience, visit our website The Graduate School.

Teams based at the Graduate School:

  • Postgraduate Skills Development Team
  • Postgraduate Community and Information Team
  • Postgraduate Awards Team

Location:

  • The Graduate School is located north of the main Lanyon Building (it can be seen from the front of Queen's, on the left hand side).

Opening Hours:


English Language Requirement

For those applicants who do not currently meet the English Language requirement, the University is a test centre for IELTS. Further details are available from the website at http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/InformationServices/LanguageCentre.  

INTO Queen’s University offers a wide range of English language provision, including 12, 8 or 4 week pre-sessional courses. Those who have satisfied the other course entry requirements and who achieve the required level of performance in the pre-sessional English course, will be permitted to progress to their postgraduate degree programme without having to re-take the IELTS or TOEFL test.

For contact details - see Useful Contacts at Queen's.

Please note that you have to meet the University’s English Language requirement before being permitted to register on to your postgraduate programme of study.

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