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Living in Belfast and Northern Ireland

Students across from City Hall
A Little City - Lots to See and Do

Belfast may be small but it’s got all the big names and everything you could need.

The beauty is that it’s all packed into a compact city that’s easy and safe to explore.

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A unique location

Northern Ireland is renowned for its beautiful beaches and coastal scenery, as well as fascinating history and cultural heritage.

It is the perfect UK study destination for students who want to easily explore Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe.

The perfect student city

Northern Ireland has the lowest student cost of living in the UK (Which? University, 2018)

Belfast offers a huge selection of places to shop, socialise, eat and relax, for all budgets and interests.

Belfast city hall in Summer

Belfast is the safest region in the UK

(British Crime Survey, 2015/6)

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Cosmopolitan lifestyle in peaceful surroundings

Located just 15 minutes from the city centre in a tranquil, leafy suburb of Belfast

You’ll find us in the heart of the city’s cultural, artistic and social scenes, offering a unique blend of Irish and British cultures.

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Culture at Queen's

The University’s own Students’ Union plays host to bands, comedy gigs and other entertainment on a regular basis

there is also a full-time cinema, the Queen’s Film Theatre (QFT) on campus, showing a mix of the latest releases and independent films.

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A warm welcome

Plenty to see and do

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Shop 'til you drop

Belfast offers shoppers the perfect blend of big-name stores and designer names you’ll find in Victoria Square

to designer boutiques, innovative arts and crafts shops and rejuvenated markets throughout the city.

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Keep it local

From funky and fresh St. George’s Market, to traditional bars, theatres, cinemas and nightclubs.

There really is something for everyone, from stylish restaurants to historic pubs, great galleries and a wealth of history.

"I absolutely love living in Belfast."

"Everyone I've met has been incredibly welcoming"

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Find all your favourite foods right here in Belfast

The International Food Scene is thriving at Queen’s. There are plenty of places to stock up on their favourite ingredients. From specialist shops and supermarkets to a wide variety of restaurants and takeaways with prices to suit every budget.

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Home of the Titanic
The famous ship was built here in 1911 at Harland and Wolff
Visit Titanic Belfast
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Are you a Stark or a Lannister?
Northern Ireland is on the Game of Thrones tourist trail
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