We understand that you want a ‘normal’ university experience and want assurances about what your experience at Queen’s will be like.
The University’s first priority is the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff. Throughout the pandemic we have always operated within public health guidelines and established a wide range of safety measures to protect our students. Despite this, as you will appreciate the pandemic has caused significant disruption to University life - as it has for all parts of society - and it is not possible to know how much longer this disruption will continue and to what extent. We can therefore not be absolutely sure how the pandemic may impact your university experience by September 2021.
However, the University is absolutely committed to providing an authentic university experience on campus that includes face to face teaching, as long as it can be done in accordance with public health guidelines. Although we realise that some safety measures may still be in place, we are optimistic that by September the roll-out of the vaccine will have been successful and you will be able to enjoy an authentic on-campus experience and benefit from the wide range of activities and facilities on campus that you would expect.
As the situation develops over the coming months, we will keep you informed about what you can reasonably expect from studying at Queen’s.