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.
Applicants with a disability or long term condition
Applicants who have indicated a disability or long term condition should have received a letter from Disability Services requesting that they complete a questionnaire, to identify their support needs. If you have not received a questionnaire, please contact the Admissions and Access Service (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 a policy of equal opportunity and seeks to ensure that students with a disability or long term condition have equitable access as far as reasonably possible to all aspects of 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 www.qub.ac.uk/sgc/disability.
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.
If you have any queries please contact the Occupational Health Service at:
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 5541
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 Registry, Disability Services, Student Finance, Counselling and the Learning Development Service.
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 email@example.com or visit www.intostudy.com/queens.