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EEECS Parents Evening

Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Thursday 3 December 2020, 19:00 – 21:00

Welcome to EEECS Parents’ Evening

This event is for parents/guardians and sons/daughters in years 11, 12 and 13 who are studying or considering studying Computing subjects at GCSE, A Level or equivalent vocational qualifications.

There has never been a better time to explore the fields of: Business Information Technology, Computer Science, Computing and Information Technology, Software Engineering, Software and Electronic Systems Engineering/Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Hear about our degrees from current students and academic staff. Employers from local companies will also attend to share some of the opportunities for IT graduates both during study and after graduation.

How to Join Live Drop-in Q&A sessions

Parents' Evening Guide (Video)

How to make the most of the event with Russell Kane, Computing lecturer On-demand
Live Panel Discussion
19:00 – 20:00
Live Open Sessions
20:00 – 21:00
Close 9.00 pm
Event preparation

Please always keep your camera and microphone muted to avoid background noise and distractions. Please direct all questions through the chat box.

Live Panel Discussion

Mark Simpson (BBC NI) will host a discussion panel comprising of representatives from Academics, Students, Admissions, Careers, Employers. You are welcome to ask questions during the panel.

Who is on the Panel?
  1. Dr. Darryl Stewart (EEECS - Director of Education)
  2. Ms. Ann Doris (EEECS - Senior Careers and Placement Advisor)
  3. Mr. Liam Barton (QUB - Admissions)
  4. Ms. Chloe Thompson (EEECS - Student)
  5. Ms. Carla McGlynn (Employer Representative – Citi)

Live Sessions

Meet our teams and students’ society. Ask them about Career opportunities or your Admission queries. Ask Queen’s Computing Society students about their extra-curricular events. If you are a parent and would like to consider upskilling, then drop into our Post-graduate Taught Live Drop-In Session to ask about your options.

Join live sessions:

Drop-In Subject Sessions

Meet our academics and students at our course specific sessions. Ask them about our courses at our live Q&A Drop-in sessions. Simply ask questions in your Live Drop-In session through text via the Conversation icon in Teams. For assistance on how to attend, see our guide to joining the sessions.

Business Information Technology
Computing and Information Technology

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Software and Electronic Systems Engineering

Virtual Tour

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.

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


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

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.

"I wasn’t entirely sure whether or not I should study Computer Science at university, but it has opened more doors for me than I could have imagined. If you are the kind of person who is good with numbers and logic but also likes to be creative, then this is the course for you". Rebekah Kane, BSc Computer Science/Software Engineering

Connect with our staff

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

Email Clare Coyle, Faculty Student recruitment Officer, with any queries about studying at Queen's, email:

An Evening with Tech

Last week, we held an Evening with Tech, where we demo’ed the latest tech - 3D printers, Drones, Virtual Reality headsets, Augmented Reality headsets, smart home technology, Raspberry-Pi and the latest computer games. Watch the videos and find out about a bit more about the exciting areas where a degree in computing, software or electrical engineering has the potential to lead!

Find out more

About the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Studying in School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS for short) you’ll have an incredible student experience, inspiring purpose-built facilities and a curriculum led by the tech sector needs and designed to equip you for work.

Our courses are guided by our Professional Advisory Board of experts. Regardless of the study path or modules you choose, you’ll develop the skills and principles for a rewarding career.

Our teaching and research is changing people’s lives and underpins tomorrow’s must-have technologies. From helping cure cancer to improved climate forecasting; assisted living to a secure digital future – electrical engineers, computer scientists, software developers and electronic engineers hold the key to our future.

Visit EEECS website