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Science at Queen's

Science at Queen's


Thursday 4 March 2021, 6:30pm - 8:15pm

Welcome to Science at Queen's

This event is for parents/guardians and sons/daughters in years 11, 12 and 13 who have an interest in Science subjects. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to hear about some of the reasons why their son or daughter should consider a science degree. They will also hear from academics on our courses, and have the opportunity to ask questions about their chosen course of interest

How to Join Live Drop-in Q&A sessions

Parents' Evening Guide (Video)

How to make the most of the event On-demand
Live Panel Discussion
6:30pm - 7:15pm
Live Sessions
7:15pm - 8:15pm
7:30pm - 8:15pm
Close 8:15 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 academics from each of our science subject areas.

Who is on the Panel?
  1. Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Dr Gill Plunket
  2. Biological Sciences, Dr Ciaren Graham, Dr Susan Doherty, Professor Alberto Longo
  3. Biomedical Science, Professor Karen McCloskey
  4. Chemistry, Dr Kevin Morgan
  5. Geography, Professor Jennifer McKinley
  6. Mathematics & Physics, Dr Andrew Brown
  7. Pharmacy, Professor Helen McCarthy
  8. Planning, Professor Geraint Ellis
  9. Psychology, Professor Aidan Feeney

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. There will be two sessions, 7:15pm - 7:45pm and 7:45pm - 8:15pm. For assistance on how to attend, see our guide to joining the sessions.

Archaeology and Palaeoecology
Biomedical Science / Human Biology
Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition
Pharmaceutical Sciences / Biotechnology


Admissions and Access Service

The Admissions and Access Service provides a centralised admissions service for undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes for students around the world. Admissions is often the first point of contact for potential applicants, their advisers and parents.

Chat with our Admissions team from 7.30pm - 8:15pm

How to Join Live Q&A sessions

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.

Connect with our staff

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

Email Clare Coyle, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences Student recruitment Officer, with any queries about studying at Queen's, email:

Email Patricia Minnis, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences Student recruitment Officer, with any queries about studying at Queen's, email: