Welcome and Orientation Programme
The programme will include many different types of sessions and activities aimed at getting you settled into life in Belfast and at Queen’s. It is an extremely valuable time to meet new people and make friends.
You are expected to take part in the programme and we look forward to getting to know you during the event which will be held from 13 - 17 September 2017. You will then take part in the University’s main Welcome programme. You can register for the programme online at www.qub.ac.uk/isso. Registration is open from 1 August 2017.
University accommodation will be available at an additional daily rate from 10 September, for students wishing to attend the Orientation Programme. Please note that this option will only be available to students who have reserved places in University accommodation for the academic year.
International Student Support will be providing a Meet and Greet service from Belfast International Airport and George Best Belfast City Airport to the University from Sunday 10 - Tuesday 12 September 2017, from 08:30 - 21:30, and we recommend that you arrive during this period. To make use of this service, you should submit your arrival details to International Student Support by registering online at www.qub.ac.uk/isso.
The Welcome Guide will be emailed to the email address given in your application form from Friday 25 August. The Welcome Guide will contain your Username and Password information which will enable you to access your Queen’s email account, and the Queen’s Student Information System (Qsis) in order to enrol on classes and complete online registration. Welcome Guides will also be available to collect from the Student Guidance Centre on your arrival, if required. Please note that it is possible to enrol on classes from Monday 11 September 2017; however you will not be given access to the Registration Wizard until you have completed a Right to Study check with International Student Support.
Welcome and Induction and 'Welcome Week'
Information about Welcome and Induction events is available online at www.qub.ac.uk/welcome from early August. Join our social media and check back regularly for updates and information about arrivals and settling in to Queen’s.
International Welcome and Orientation takes place just before the main welcome ‘week’ – international students should receive information from Admissions in June or July.
There are three elements to the Queen's Welcome and Induction Programme:
- School Induction Programme
This takes place during Welcome and Induction Week. Your School will contact you after you have accepted an unconditional offer of a place, normally in early September, to provide you with a programme.
- Enrolment and Registration
This must be completed to become a Queen’s student (see below). This will take place from Monday 11 September to Friday 22 September and for students moving into Elms Village, facilities will be available during the weekend of 16 and 17 September.
- The Central University Programme
The main ‘Welcome and Induction Week’ takes place from Monday 18 September, and is preceded by a reception for parents of new students, on Sunday 17 September. Staff from Student Wellbeing will be present throughout Welcome Week, providing information on Wellbeing Support that is available to students throughout their time at Queen’s. Themed events will also take place during Welcome Week to help equip students with the skills and knowledge to manage their wellbeing during key points in their student journey. Details of events will appear on our website in August (www.qub.ac.uk/welcome).
Welcome and Induction Week (18 - 22 September) is a compulsory part of your timetable and all students are required to attend, so please ensure that you are available. During this week, some Schools will start their lecture programmes or run courses, which it is essential for students to undertake.
Your School (which is the name the University gives to your academic department) is responsible for your degree programme. Each School organises an induction programme with activities to help you get to know other students on your course, introduce you to staff from your School, and learn more about your course and the facilities of the University. As part of your School induction programme, you will meet your personal tutor (adviser) and other academic members of staff who will assist you with module selection. Details of the programme and appointments with academic staff will be sent to your Queen’s email address (details on how to access your Queen’s email account will be included in your Welcome Guide – as mentioned above).
Events during the University Welcome and Induction Week complement your School induction programme and provides you with the opportunity to gain more information on the range of services offered by both the University and the Students’ Union, including details about sports services, clubs and societies, student support and much more. Our events are developed and led by Student Guides – senior students – who can answer your questions, give you useful tips and share their own experiences of university life with you. A very important part of this central University programme is the Vice-Chancellor’s Welcome Address to new students which will be held on Monday 18 September in the Whitla Hall.
Full details (including links to our Facebook pages) will be available on the Welcome website at www.qub.ac.uk/welcome. Please make sure you visit the website and check your Queen’s email regularly to stay in touch with what’s on.
Enrolment and Registration
Enrolment and Registration commences on 11 September 2017. You will be allocated a specific time slot to register at the Medical Biology Centre (MBC). This will be printed on your Welcome Guide letter and you must adhere to the slot allocated. If you are checking into the Elms Village accommodation, you will be able to complete enrolment and registration at The Treehouse during your check-in.
It is not until you have completed the full registration process that you will be a fully enrolled student of Queen’s and entitled to use the wide range of services and facilities.
Registration consists of:
- Online Registration: completing all 10 steps of the online Registration Wizard;
- On-site completion of registration to verify your qualifications and identification;
- Obtain your Queen’s University Student Card
If registration is not fully completed by the end of the fourth week of term, you will be withdrawn from the University. If you wish to re-register and are permitted to do so, a re-registration fee of £50 will be charged.
In order to complete your registration at Queen’s and be fully enrolled, you must bring with you:
- Original documentary evidence of academic entrance qualifications and a certified English translation, where applicable;
- Any financial notification letters received from your Education and Library Board, the Student Loans Company, a sponsor letter or payment;
- An approved form of identification:
International Students (non European Union students):
Passport and visa. The University is legally required by UKVI to retain a copy of your immigration documents and ATAS certificate (if required). You will not be permitted to enrol until this check has been completed.
No other forms of identification will be accepted.
With the exception of Nursing and Midwifery students (please see paragraph below), the Registration Wizard will be live from 10.00am on Monday 11 September for undergraduate students. Your username and password will allow you to go online to check emails and start your registration before you arrive at the University. The Registration Wizard leads you through the required steps, but a Registration Wizard Guide is also available online and details will be provided in your Welcome Guide.
For Nursing and Midwifery students only, the Registration Wizard will be live from 10.00am on Thursday 31 August and, in advance of this, you will receive details about your enrolment and registration from the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Please note that enrolment and registration normally takes place on 5 and 6 September.
Depending on your programme of study, you may be allowed to choose your modules, when using the Registration Wizard. Please note that this differs vastly between programmes and Schools. You must check your Queen’s email on an ongoing basis, following receipt, to find out what is required regarding enrolment. Information will also be available on the Welcome website at www.qub.ac.uk/welcome.
Further Information on Welcome and Registration
Information will also be available on the registration website at www.qub.ac.uk/welcome.