Skip to Content

Checklist for Teachers

We appreciate that while it’s not currently possible for teachers and careers guidance professionals to visit our campus with large groups, you still want to offer your students a fuller understanding of the higher education opportunities available to them.

We know that, as a key influencer, you want to guide your students through every step of the university application process, starting with navigating virtual Open Days. We have developed this checklist to virtually connect you to the Queen’s community and to help you motivate and inspire your students to get the most from Queen’s Open Day Festival on 10, 11 and 12 September.

Before students log on

A student using the computer facilities in the Computer Science Building
ONE
Consider their options.

We’ll have over 40+ subject talks, so encouraging your students to do some self-research can help them narrow down their subject options. The below online resources, used by our own Careers, Employability and Skills team, can help your students think broadly about what interests them, both inside and outside their studies.

The Buzz personality programme
The Work Values Test
Which Career is right for me?

A student seated and using a laptop in the Computer Science Building
TWO
Plan your visit

Pre-book a three-day pass and we’ll email you live event timings to allow your students to timetable their virtual visit. Don’t worry if they have a schedule clash – access to recordings will be available after the event.

student with student helper
THREE
Prepare a list of questions

Our admissions team will be available for a live chat, so students should note down any questions they have about the application process. Peer-to-peer advice will also be available from current students, so now is the time to ask any burning questions about the Queen’s student experience. 

During the live event

Careers advisor
FOUR
Ask questions

Encourage your students to check their emails for details of the live chats so they can ask the questions they have prepared. Our admissions team will be available to answer any follow up questions on email via admissions@qub.ac.uk while live-chatting with our current students can offer a different perspective.

Student on a laptop
FIVE
Attend subject talks

Subject talks are a great way to engage your students in subjects they are interested in. The virtual format of this year’s Open Day means it’s easier than ever to attend multiple talks to help students narrow down their UCAS choices. Students who are undecided between subjects can explore our Joint Honours Options.

800x533 virtual tour image of Lanyon
SIX
Take a virtual tour

Our virtual tour allows students to check out our fantastic facilities including Queen’s Accommodation, the Physical Education Centre (PEC) and the award-winning McClay library

Eshwar getting careers advice
SEVEN
Discover the possibilities

Talks from our Careers, Employability and SkillsQueen’s Sport and Global Opportunities Teams will offer your students a taster of the wealth of opportunities waiting for them at Queen’s.

After the event

Francesca D'Souza, yeo sign, graffitti
EIGHT
Learn more about student life in Belfast

Once your students are familiar with Queen’s and their chosen course(s), they can learn more about student life in Belfast on the Queen’s website. From nightlife and music to food and sport, we have plenty to whet their appetite for student life.

Female student at desk in bedroom
NINE
Research accommodation options

While our Open Day will provide an opportunity to get an overview of the accommodation options available to undergraduates, we encourage students to explore our suite of video tours of rooms.

BT1 Apartment
BT2 Tour
BT9 Tour

Computer Science Stairwell
TEN
Get to know campus

There is much more to life at Queen’s than studying. Encourage your students to research clubs and societies on campus and to access our virtual tour to discover support and health services, food and events on campus.

Don't forget our state-of-the-art academic facilities, the Student's Union facilities and the fact that we have our very own boutique cinema at Queen's Film Theatre.

Register for Open Day
Register Now