Supporting your studies
Queen's is here to support you throughout your studies and to help ensure you make the most of your time with us.
English Language Tuition
Students, whose first language is not English, wishing to develop confidence in using English in an academic environment are advised to attend a four week pre-sessional course at INTO Queen's University Belfast. This 24-hour per week course concentrates on academic English and prepares you for university study. The four week course runs from Monday 8 August to Friday 2 September 2016. For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.intostudy.com/queens.
If you decide to enrol for this course, please advise the Admissions and Access Service as soon as possible so that we can make the necessary changes to your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), before you apply for your visa.
Applicants with disabilities
Applicants who have indicated a disability or long term condition should have received a questionnaire, provided by the Admissions and Access Service, to identify their support needs. If you have not received a questionnaire, please contact the Admissions and Access Service (email@example.com). The questionnaire should be completed and returned as soon as possible, to help the University respond to your support needs.
The University is committed to supporting students with disabilities and long term conditions; it has developed a range of support mechanisms to enable students to participate fully in university life. Support is provided to students with a wide range of needs, including physical and mobility difficulties, sensory impairments, medical conditions, specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and mental health difficulties. Applicants who have disclosed their disability or long term condition will be contacted by the University’s Disability Services during the summer months to arrange a meeting to discuss their needs and offer the opportunity to register with the Service to receive support. In some cases this may be prior to confirmation of a place, depending on the support requirements. In the meantime, further information on the support available can be found at:
Applicants can also contact Disability Services, should they have any queries or wish to discuss their individual needs.
The Admissions and Access Service has been asked by the University’s Occupational Health Service to bring the following information to your attention.
Local, EU and international students aged up to 25 years and starting university for the first time this year, should get the Meningitis ACWY vaccine from their GP before going to university. The Meningitis ACWY vaccine will increase protection against four Meningitis groups (A,C,W and Y). All students should register with a GP in the area when starting university, and can arrange to get this vaccine and other vaccines as appropriate, through their GP. This should be done straight away – ideally in the first week of term – do not leave it until later.
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 5541
International Student Support
The University provides dedicated support to international students and provides many aspects of information, advice and guidance.
The Student Guidance Centre is home to International Student Support, which specialises in immigration advice for international applicants and students as well as support while you are in Belfast – see Section 5 for contact details. Staff members in this office are the only staff at the University who are permitted to give you immigration advice and will liaise closely with the Admissions and Access Service to ensure you have the proper documents to be able to study at Queen’s.
Student Guidance Centre
The Student Guidance Centre is your first stop for information, advice and guidance throughout your time at Queen's University. Many of the Student Support Services are based in the Student Guidance Centre including Student Records and Exams, Disability Services, Income and Student Finance Office, Counselling and the Learning Development Service.