Experience Queen's

Explore our campus, meet our staff and discover what it’s like to be a student at Queen’s University Belfast.

Welcome to Experience Queen’s

Welcome to our virtual open day. Hear from students, watch subject talks and explore accommodation and Belfast city.

Want a Russell Group education in an affordable, fun and friendly UK capital – all just one hour from London? We’re a university that prioritises academic excellence and is dedicated to helping you discover your potential.

Why Queen's?
Welcome to Queen’s presentation
Chat with Student panel
  • A Welcome from the Deans of Faculty
  • Subject Talks
  • Information about Accommodation, Sport, Student life in Belfast, Disability and Wellbeing support, Careers and Employability, Study and Work Abroad, Student Finance.
  • GB Recruitment Staff on hand to answer any questions you may have about applying to Queen's.
Chat with Alumni panel
Chat with Student panel

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What do you want to study?

From Business Management to Broadcast Journalism, International Public Policy to Architecture, and Aerospace Engineering to Environmental Management, studying at Queen’s means access to world-class facilities, industry connections and a thriving city.

Pre-recorded subject webinars

You can view past webinars for some Undergraduate subjects on this page. Hear from course directors and lecturers on course content, learning and teaching, and career destinations.

Explore our stunning campus

At Queen’s you’ll have access to facilities that bring your course to life. We’ve invested over £700 million to keep our constantly evolving campus future ready.

From the state of the art McClay Library, to the cutting edge Computer Science Building, and purpose built School of Law, including a Moot Court Room, we've transformed our historic campus into an innovative learning environment.

Explore Virtual Tour

Take a tour of our campus

Lanyon Building

Our University estate comprises more than 250 buildings, 98 of which are listed. The Lanyon Building, which opened in 1849, is the centrepiece of the estate.


Library, computing and media services in a single location as well as offering study facilities suitable for quiet study and group work.

Sports and Fitness

World class indoor and outdoor facilities, ideal for recreational, competitive or high-performance athletes.

Academic Facilities

Music studios, theatres, medical simulation suites, high performance computing, mechanical workshops, robotics and a lego lab.

Support and Wellbeing

Developing your employability skills, offering advice and assistance for times when you may feel under pressure, towards an enjoyable student experience.


Guaranteed accommodation to first year students. Tour state-of-the art rooms in the city centre virtually, check out accommodation options in more detail and get excited about where you want to live.

All our accommodation is just 15 minutes walk from campus, either located in the city centre or in our dedicated student village.

View rooms and prices

Accommodation 360 photos

En-suite bedroom I Elms BT1 and 2
Studio apartment I Elms BT1 and 2
En-suite bedroom I Elms BT9

Belfast: A Student City

A vibrant and friendly capital city, that’s safe, affordable and easy to get around.

Known as the “Queen’s Quarter”, the area surrounding our campus is the most vibrant district of Belfast. Here, you’ll find everything from museums and art galleries to world cuisine, as well as your classes of course, all within easy walking distance.

How expensive is it and how do I get there?

Northern Ireland has the lowest cost of student living in the UK, so you’ll pay less for rent, travel and going out.

Rent per week
1 hour
Flight time
Guide to city life
  1. Living in Belfast & N.Ireland
  2. Cost of living comparison
  3. Belfast vs London vs Manchester
  4. Moving to N.Ireland
  5. How far away is Belfast

Student Life

Students at Queen’s get the best of both worlds - a safe and easy to navigate campus with the wider city of Belfast nearby. We’re famed for our warm welcome and there’s a strong support network and sense of community on campus.

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Clubs and Societies

Whether your interest is in cheerleading, skiing, surfing, rowing, gaming, electronic music, crafting or the environment, you'll find something in our 215+ clubs and societies.

Sports and Fitness

World class indoor and outdoor facilities: 25m swimming and diving pool, martial arts area, 2 climbing walls, 8 squash courts, 2 handball courts, 4 exercise and dance studios, and outdoor 3G grass pitches.

Students’ Union

We’re loved across campus and Belfast: we’re the largest single-campus union in Ireland and provide students with advice, entertainment, volunteering opportunities and much more.

Careers and Employability

Our team are here to help you make informed career decisions and develop your skills and confidence to compete in the graduate job market.

Study/Work Abroad

Add an international dimension to your experience through study and work abroad. Increase your confidence and independence and make friends for life.

Student Finance

Find out more about Student Finance and what funding you could be eligible for to help with the cost of your undergraduate studies.

"When I first visited Belfast, I was immediately taken by the city’s culture and beauty. I’ve always felt like part of the community here in Belfast. The people here are the friendliest I’ve ever met." Alisha Ratcliffe, Manchester, BA English

Your Future

We’ll help you develop the skills employers are looking for.

We have a dedicated Career Guidance Team, a Degree Plus scheme which recognises and accredits Queen’s students for personal initiative and a range of study or work abroad opportunities.

Ranked 200 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021)

Supporting your future

Where are our Alumni now?

Meet Mark Pengelly, a BA Politics graduate in 2006 from Reading. Mark studied abroad for a year via his course in the USA. During his time in Queen's, he was active in several clubs and societies, including Queen’s Radio, where he was an occasional DJ and managed the news team. He worked in London and New York as reporter / editor for a variety of titles focused on energy and financial markets and spent two years serving as Borough Councillor in Woking.

Hear from Mark how Queen’s helped him to progress in his career
Watch Alumni webinar

Hear from our student panel

Hear from some of our current students about what it's really like to study at Queen's.

About our students
  1. Alice Poole, Architecture, Gloucester
  2. Roisin Moss, Mechanical Engineering, Manchester
  3. Bilal Korimbocus, Medicine, Exeter
  4. Rossita MacLean, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Lichfield
  5. Calista Arthey, Archaeology and History, Colchester

Connect with our staff

We’d love to meet you. Chat with our friendly team.

Email Matt or Radhika, our Student Recruitment Officers with any queries about studying or life at Queen's, or use the live chat pop up box. email: studentrecruitment@qub.ac.uk

Ask us your questions NOW!

We're available to answer your questions

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Helpful information
  • Find an undergraduate course
  • How to apply
  • Queen's Open Day Festival, September 2020