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Finding Budget Friendly Gifts at the Belfast Christmas Market

Jade Yuen Kei Wong | 12 December, 2018

Christmas is a time for giving and today Jade is sharing here favourite presents from the Belfast Christmas Market. They're all under £10 so perfect for a student budget!

Why You Should Join Queen’s Knights Cheerleading Club

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 12 December, 2018

Jia Xin answers some of the questions for those who are interested in knowing more about Queen’s Knights Cheerleading - Cheerleading might not be as ‘girly’ as you think!

Places to Eat Your Packed Lunch on Campus

Carmen Chen Chinq Lih, LLB Law | 12 December, 2018

There are plenty of great places to grab lunch on campus, but where can you sit if you bring your own lunch? Carmen is sharing some of her favourite spots for eating a packed lunch around Queen's.

What Does a Residential Assistant Do?

Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 10 December, 2018

Residential Assistants are there to make sure that everyone has a great time living in Student Accommodation. Today Tejinder is sharing what a Residential Assistant gets up to in an average week to make sure that happens.

A Day at the John O’ Connor Literary Arts Festival

Maisha Hossain, MA Creative Writing | 6 December, 2018

Maisha Hossain took a trip to Armagh to sample the delights of the John O'Connor Literary Arts Festival, here are her highlights.

How Queen's Can Help You Reach Your Full Academic Potential

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 5 December, 2018

The Learning Development Service at Queen's University is here to support students who want to improve their academic skills. Shing Him is sharing his experience with the service today.

Tips on How to Prepare for Exams and Assessments

Carmen Chen Chinq Lih, LLB Law | 5 December, 2018

Do you have some exams or assessments to prepare for? Don't worry, Carmen is sharing her top tips for preparing for exam season on the blog.

8 ways to get into the Christmas mood at University

PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 3 December, 2018

It’s December which means there are not too many sleeps till Christmas now! Before heading home for the holidays, get into the festive spirit with these Christmassy tips

Why You Should Join The Alternative Dispute Resolution Society

Carmen Chen Chinq Lih, LLB Law | 27 November, 2018

With over 200 official Clubs and Societies at Queen's, there's something perfect for everyone. Today Carmen is sharing why she chose the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society.

The Best Canadian Things to do in Belfast

Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 26 November, 2018

When Tejinder moved to Belfast she decided to find the best Canadian Things to do in the city. To her surprise, there was quite a lot! Today she's sharing her tips on the blog.

The Friendship Four Tournament

Ashlyn Brisley, Creative Writing | 23 November, 2018

It's time for something a little creative. Queen’s University Study Abroad Ambassador, Ashlyn Brisley who is studying abroad from Young Harris College in the USA has covered the Friendship Four Tournament in her own unique style.

Top 5 Things to Pack for University When You're An International Student

Carmen Chen Chinq Lih, LLB Law | 21 November, 2018

Carmen is sharing the top five things students should remember to pack when they're planning to study abroad at Queen's University Belfast

A week in the life of a second year dental student

Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 20 November, 2018

Now in her second year as a dental student, Tejinder is sharing a guide to Dentistry at Queen’s for anyone interested in the course.

What to Expect from First Year English at Queen's

PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 19 November, 2018

Thinking about studying English at Queen's? Peter is sharing his tips on what to expect from your first year and how to get the most out of your studies.

Studying Abroad in New Zealand: Wildlife Conservation

Stephen Deery, Marine Biology | 14 November, 2018

Stephen is a Marine Biology student in the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s and had the chance to study in New Zealand for a semester. Today he’s sharing his experiences on the other side of the world.

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Best Cafes for Studying Around Campus

Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 13 November, 2018

A good cup of coffee can make a study session so much more bearable. However, getting that good cup of coffee along with the right atmosphere can be difficult. Check out Tejinder's guide to the best around campus.

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Studying Abroad: Preserving the Ecosystem in the Galapagos Islands

Farah Hamdan, BSc Environmental Management | 9 November, 2018

Farah Hamdan is a student in the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s. For her placement, she’s spending five months amongst the beauty and conservation work of the Galapagos Islands. Today she’s sharing her experience so far on the blog.

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A week in the life of a first year dental student

Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 15 October, 2018

As a first-year dental student last year, Tejinder was not completely sure of what she was signing up for so she has created a guide to Dentistry at Queen’s for anyone interested in the course.

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Things You Learn About Yourself From Having To Share Accommodation

Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 5 November, 2018

Sharing an accommodation can sound scary, but Final Year Law Student Liang shows how it’s all worth it.

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Top 4 Weekend Walks

PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 5 November, 2018

The clocks have just gone back. It’s properly autumn now - the perfect time to take a walk on the weekend and see a bit more of Northern Ireland. Here’s my top 4 walking jaunts:

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5 Major Differences between Living in Belfast and Malaysia

Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 22 October, 2018

5 Major Differences between Living in Belfast and Malaysia

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4 Major Differences of Studying Law in Belfast and Malaysia

Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 19 October, 2018

Studying in Queen’s University Belfast is distinctly different from the educational environment back in Malaysia, says Liang a Final Year Law Student at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Autumn in Belfast

Jade Yuen Kei Wong | 18 October, 2018

Autumn is not just about beautiful yellow leaves, it's also time for Halloween. With all the makeup and costumes, drinks and parties, you won’t want to miss any of this!

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A Day in the Life of Liang: Diary Of A Law Student

Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 17 October, 2018

Malaysian Student Blogger, Liang shows you what it like is to be a law student at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Best Second-hand and Charity Shops Close to the Main Campus

Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 15 October, 2018

If you’re feeling a little strapped for cash after paying for your tuition fees and accommodation, check out Tejinder’s guide to the best thrift stores near campus to save you some cash!

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6 Reasons to Love the Literific

PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 15 October, 2018

Club and societies are great way to make friends when you start uni. There’s over 200 to choose from – there’s sure to be one that’ll take your fancy. For Peter, it was the Literific Debating Society.

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4 Ways to Become a Game of Thrones Tourist

PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 10 October, 2018

Game of Thrones – the world’s top TV show. You might not know – a load of it is filmed in and around Belfast. While you’re waiting for season 8 (I know it’s taking ages!) then check out these 4 ways to become a GoT tourist! POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!

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Exploring Belfast’s Nightlife – Malaysian Edition

Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 8 October, 2018

So you’ve got some free time during the night but you’re not quite sure where to hang out. Fear not, while our Malaysian Student Blogger Liang shows you how to spend your night – the Malaysian Way.

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How to book the cheapest flights from Asia to Belfast

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 8 October, 2018

Unlike GB students, the price of air fare for international students can be quite expensive. Fortunately Shing Him Mak is here with advice on choosing travel options from Asia to Belfast.

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Best Vegetarian and Vegan Food Outlets Around Campus

Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 8 October, 2018

Having a vegetarian or vegan diet can be quite difficult to maintain, especially when you want to get some takeout, or go to a restaurant with friends. Tejinder's here with a guide to all the best places to eat around campus.

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My Internship with Funds-Axis

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 3 October, 2018

Jia Xin shares her experience in doing an internship with a regulatory technology company, and how she found working in an office environment for the first time.

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Tips for transitioning from school to Uni

Jade Yuen Kei Wong | 1 October, 2018

Read Jade's tips on how to get off to a great start at uni.

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Top 5 Belfast Breakfasts

PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 1 October, 2018

What’s the best way to set you up for the day? No this isn’t some cereal promotion blog. The best way is to have a good old Ulster Fry or another top Belfast breakfast. Here’s my top 5 breakfast haunts in Belfast.

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13 awesome things to do on the weekend when you are a student in Belfast

PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 21 September, 2018

It’s the weekend! No more lectures or tutorials, so what to do? Here’s my pick of activities to keep entertained (rather than just lying in bed for the whole weekend!)

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7 reasons why Queen’s is the best kept secret in higher education

PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 21 September, 2018

Queen’s may be that bit further away on the map from other UK universities, but it offers everything you could want from your uni experience (shh! just don’t tell everyone!)

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5 Best Places To Walk in Belfast

Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 19 September, 2018

Belfast is an extremely walkable city: here are some of the best spots to hit on foot.

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COMING TO BELFAST FROM LONDON: 5 DIFFERENCES YOU WILL SPOT

Anna Kruglova | 19 September, 2018

While Northern Ireland is technically just another part of the UK, it has its own micro-culture which sets it apart.

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5 SIGNS YOU'VE BECOME A LOCAL IN BELFAST

Anna Kruglova | 19 September, 2018

As an international student, it doesn’t take long for Belfast to feel like home.

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Where to Buy Food Around Campus

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 18 September, 2018

When you start uni, you do have to fend for yourself - and that means cooking and buying your own food! Thankfully, there are plenty of places around uni to get your groceries.

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Inside Queen’s Kickboxing & Muay Thai Club

Justin Ng | 12 September, 2018

As the martial arts club enters its biggest competition yet, there has never been a better time to join. Here are four things it’s given me.

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5 Mistakes I Made as a fresher

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 12 September, 2018

Everyone makes mistakes, but here’s how to remedy the most common ones in the new academic year.

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Smoothing the transition from college to university

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 12 September, 2018

During A-levels you were probably whining about tough exams and how you couldn’t wait to get to university to put an end of those sleepless nights and endless cramming. But starting university is just the beginning of a brand new student journey…

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4 tips for surviving uni exams

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 12 September, 2018

We have all faced the dread of exams during A levels, but these top tips will stop you having to pull an all-nighter before your first uni exams.

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6 reasons you are financially better off at Queen’s compared to other UK unis

PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 11 September, 2018

Belfast is the cheapest student city in the UK according to Which? University. But don’t just trust the stats – here are six reasons why student life here really is more affordable.

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6 Belfast Restaurants You must visit this academic year

Justin Ng | 10 September, 2018

Where to dine in style this semester

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6 of the coolest vegan-friendly joints in Belfast right now

Justin Ng | 10 September, 2018

Whether you are a long-term vegan or recently transitioned into it, there are plenty of places in to eat cruelty-free in Belfast.

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8 delicious Asian food spots to try near campus

Jade Yuen Kei Wong | 7 September, 2018

Guaranteed to make you nostalgic for your home country.

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13 Things about Belfast that will keep your mum coming back to visit EVERY semester

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 7 September, 2018

Worried Belfast is too far from your family? Don’t be. With cheap airfares and super speedy flight times, your nearest and dearest won’t be able to resist a visit (or three).

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10 Things that will get your uni life sorted

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 4 September, 2018

For those of you just starting at Queen’s then welcome to Belfast! If you’re anything like me, you’ll love it! Here’s some top tips of things to get you started in your first few weeks at Queen’s.

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6 Reasons Why Queen’s accommodation beats renting privately

Maisha Hossain, MA Creative Writing | 3 September, 2018

You can’t beat the craic in Queen’s accommodation, says postgraduate student Maisha Hossain.

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Open Day: Top tips from real students

Hannah Badger, BSc (Hons) Human Biology | 3 September, 2018

Queen’s students offer their advice on what to see and who to talk to.

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5 ways NI people are unique

William Graham, BSc Business Management | 31 August, 2018

Nervous about moving to Northern Ireland, a small country with people you’ve probably heard little about? Local student William Graham tells you everything you need to know about the NI locals.

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International students: What to buy when you come to Northern Ireland

Anna Kruglova | 28 August, 2018

From souvenirs to bring home to your family at half-term to local treats to sample, here is your definitive guide of what to buy as a first-time visitor to Belfast.

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Your Open Day Survival Guide

Queen's Student Blog | 27 August, 2018

With so much information to take in, it can be difficult to know where to start. Make sure you cover your bases with these handy tips.

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Everything international students need to know before they leave their home country

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 23 August, 2018

Are you travelling to Belfast for the first time in your life? Don’t miss one of our overseas pre-departure seminars for everything you need know.

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Three Ways to Get a Job in Belfast if you are an International Student

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 23 August, 2018

Your Belfast experience will be all the richer if you have some extra cash to spend.

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Everything you need to know as a Chinese, Hong Kong or Macau student At Queen’s

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 23 August, 2018

Studying in Belfast as a Chinese student may be challenging for some of us due to the language barrier, but you can get the most from this experience with this guide.

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Top tips for Moving to Belfast from England, Scotland or Wales

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 21 August, 2018

With this guide, moving to uni in Northern Ireland will be as easy as moving to the uni down the road in England.

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Clearing 2018: Finding Last-Minute Accommodation in Belfast

Queen's Student Blog | 22 August, 2018

Don’t panic, no matter which NI uni you’ve enrolled to, we’ve got accommodation options to suit.

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Open Day questions you’ll ask versus what your parents will ask

Queen's Student Blog | 22 August, 2018

This is why it pays to bring mum or dad with you when you visit Queen’s campus.

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Who are we?

Queen's Student Blog | 20 August, 2018

Hearing about Queen's University for the first time? Allow us to introduce ourselves...

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What makes Belfast special: The craic

Queen's Student Blog | 21 August, 2018

Add this catch-all phrase for fun, entertainment, gossip, news and good banter to your vocab, stat.

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Five ways Belfast is unlike other capital cities

Séverine Robert, Postgraduate Research | 17 August, 2018

Safe, friendly and affordable – what’s not to love?

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Five reasons you’ll feel at home in Belfast from the moment you step off the plane

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 21 August, 2018

We defy you not to get the warm and fuzzies when you hear the accent.

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5 places to visit in Belfast and Northern Ireland

Anna Kruglova | 20 August, 2018

From the Giant's Causeway to the birthplace of the Titanic, these are the must-see sights for anyone living and studying in Belfast.

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5 Ways to boost your confidence at university

Marese O’Hagan, BA Eng/Social Anthropology | 17 August, 2018

From finding a university society that's right for you to maxing the support services on offer, here is how you can be your best self at university.

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Guide to choosing the right university

Jing Yen, LLB Law | 17 August, 2018

Guest blogger Jing Yen, LLB Law from Malaysia on how you know which uni is ‘The One’

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VIDEO: Welcome to Elms BT9 Treehouse and reception

Sue Lyn Cheang,LLB Law | 16 August, 2018

Student vlogger Sue Lyn Cheang from Malaysia offers a whistlestop tour of the Treehouse

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You’ve accepted your offer – congratulations! Now what?

Queen's Student Blog | 16 August, 2018

Here, your step-by-step guide to what to expect when you arrive at Queen’s in September.

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Results day: What next?

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 16 August, 2018

Some people will be happy with their results, while others may not be so lucky to get what they want.

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10 places around Queen’s to get the best Instagrams

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 16 August, 2018

Coming to our Open Day? Set your feed on fire at one of these awesome sites around the city.

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7 Questions About Queen’s That International Students are Too Embarrassed to Ask

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 13 August, 2018

Here, I answer some of the unusual questions I’ve been asked about Queen’s by fellow Hong Kong students.

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What I got wrong about Belfast before I moved here

Tuba Aisha Sharif | 9 August, 2018

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How International Societies at Queen’s Helped Me Make New Friends

Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 7 August, 2018

Making friends can be hard, especially if you’re entering University in your First Year. Fear not, as Liang shows you how Queen’s has allowed him to network and connect with the right people even before he landed in Belfast.

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12 people at Queen’s you can ask for help at any time

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 6 August, 2018

You’re a uni newbie. You might be away from home for the first time – it’s a big change. Here at Queen’s, there are loads of support services available to make that transition that little bit easier.

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5 Budget City Breaks to Take from Belfast

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 1 August, 2018

Belfast is an amazing city in itself, but it’s also a gateway for exploring Ireland, the rest of the UK, Europe and beyond. Make the most of the uni holidays and jet off on a cheap city break from Belfast! Here is some of my travel inspo’.

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What happens at our overseas Clearing Events?

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 25 July, 2018

Even if you didn’t get the results you need, you can still apply to Queen’s through our overseas Clearing events. Here’s the rundown.

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6 Reasons to Book Your Place at Queen’s Open Day

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 23 July, 2018

Before applying to universities, I went to a load of open days - they’re the perfect opportunity to see which uni suits you. Here’s 6 reasons to visit Queen’s on 8th September.

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Why choose Queen's?

Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 20 July, 2018

As a Final Year Law Student pursuing a UK Transfer Degree Programme, Liang reveals what influenced him to finish his final year of law studies in Queen’s University, Belfast.

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Best Places to Study in and around Queen’s

Victoria Brown, MA Film | 19 July, 2018

At peak times the McClay can be a little more crowded than usual. But don’t despair! There are plenty of places, in and around Queen’s, which can provide a haven for productivity.

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Misconceptions about Studying Law

Jia Xin Chang | 19 July, 2018

It's easy to have misconceptions about a subject before you start university, Jia Xin explores four misconceptions she had about studying law.

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Five lessons you learn from outside the lecture theatre

Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 17 July, 2018

Studying law is hard but Liang is here to tell you about all the things he has learned from outside the lecture theatre that have helped him in his legal journey.

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My advice to potential students of the Santander Internship in India

Shreya Mohal, International MBA | 17 July, 2018

The Santander Internship in India is just one of the many global opportunities offered at Queen’s.

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Belfast on a budget

Andre McCarron, Product Design Engineering | 17 July, 2018

Product Design Engineering student Andre McCarron knows that it's hard to make the student loan last. Here are his six simple tips to making your money go further.

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Some advice for current and prospective university students

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 16 July, 2018

Jia Xin is back to reassure you that everything you are thinking and feeling about student life is perfectly normal. Here is her advice...

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Things most Law students will agree on

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 16 July, 2018

As a law student, Jia Xin is here to share with you 4 things that she believes most Queen's Law students will agree on.

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What to expect during the Student Registration Process

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 28 June, 2018

Shing Him is here to explain what exactly happens during the registration and enrolment process.

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Exploring Nature in Belfast

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 25 June, 2018

There's a lot more to university than studying, Jia Xin talks you through the great green spaces in and around Belfast that you can visit when you need a break from the books.

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Four Places that will inspire you to visit Donegal

Marissa Piccolo, MA Global Security | 6 July, 2018

Did you know the most northern point of Ireland is in the south? You read that right: it’s in Donegal, the county of the Republic of Ireland that borders Northern Ireland in the Northwest.

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5 Places in Ireland to Visit from Belfast

Hannah Badger, BSc (Hons) Human Biology | 6 July, 2018

Summer is here (hurrah!) so there’s never been a better time to get out there and explore what’s on your doorstep. Here are a few places North and South of the border that I think are worth a visit this summer…

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How Your Queen’s Degree Can be the Springboard for a Great Career

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 28 June, 2018

The Queen’s experience is about so much more than what you learn on your course.

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Queen's rockstar researchers and how they're changing the world

Queen's Student Blog | 3 May, 2018

The research at Queen’s is making a huge impact on the world and with a degree from Queen’s so could you.

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Five life hacks for international students in Belfast

Séverine Robert, Postgraduate Research | 4 July, 2018

Simple tips to smooth your transition to life at Queen’s.

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Everything you need to know about your first week at Queen’s

Jade Yuen Kei Wong | 4 July, 2018

From finding your bearings to making friends, we have got you covered for your September arrival.

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GB Schools Activities: Inside the AHSS summer school

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 3 July, 2018

At Queen’s, we have developed an inspiring programme of talks, tours, workshops and events that connects GB students and teachers to the Queen’s community.

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WHAT THE BRUSSELS WORKPLACE STUDY TOUR TAUGHT ME

Shreya Mohal, International MBA | 2 July, 2018

The Brussels Workplace Study Tour is just one of the many global opportunities offered at Queen’s.

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Discovering Hong Kong: Inside Queen’s Global Leadership Programme

Claire Kilpatrick, BSc Business Management | 2 July, 2018

Claire Kilpatrick, a Business Management student from Queen’s, recently took part in our Global Leadership Programme in Hong Kong. Here is what she learned.

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Where in the world will a Queen’s degree take me? New York

Owen Smith, MSc Marketing | 2 July, 2018

Queen’s graduate Owen Smith is working at Moët Hennessy in NYC for one year as part of the US-NI Mentorship Programme.

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13 photos that prove the Malaysian Society at Queen’s have far too much fun

Queen's Student Blog | 29 June, 2018

It’s amazing how we manage to squeeze in lectures!

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8 Things you can do in Belfast that you can’t do anywhere else

Northern Ireland Student Blog | 29 June, 2018

Belfast is a unique place, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Where will a Queen's geography degree take me?

Michael O'Hagan, BSc Geography | 29 June, 2018

Michael O’Hagan, BSc Geography (2005) is a hydrographer for Melbourne Water in Australia

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Where will a Queen’s Engineering degree take me?

Bernadette Collins, MEng Engineering | 29 June, 2018

Bernadette Collins, MEng Engineering (2009), has forged an exciting career in Formula 1, joining McLaren Racing graduate scheme before her most recent post as a Senior Strategy Engineer at Force India.

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Go Green at Queen’s: Inside Our Environmental Leadership Programme

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 28 June, 2018

With global warming a growing problem, every one of us has a role to play in making our planet greener.

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Inside Belfast’s Silicon Valley: Catalyst Inc Science Park

Northern Ireland Student Blog | 28 June, 2018

Belfast’s next-gen science park is an innovative community of people changing the world. Here’s all you need to know.

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8 things you didn’t know about Northern Ireland’s booming film industry

Nothern Ireland Student Blog | 26 June, 2018

Goodbye Hollywood, hello Belfast! Thanks to our stunning coastlines, castles and countryside, Northern Ireland is the new go-to filming location for a host of big-budget productions.

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Student meals for under £1 a portion

Northern Ireland Student Blog | 26 June, 2018

We understand you want to make your student budget stretch as far as possible, and with these fast and easy recipes, cooking on a budget is a cinch.

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4 skills you learn in a part-time job that will benefit your entire career

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 25 June, 2018

It pays the bills, but a student job can also set you up with work skills that are essential for your future career. Here are just a few of them.

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8 Awesome Companies Affiliated With Queen’s

Nothern Ireland Student Blog | 25 June, 2018

You can take advantage of our links with some of the biggest employers in Northern Ireland.

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Dealing with homesickness when you’re studying abroad

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 25 June, 2018

Studying abroad is tough, especially you don’t get to see your friends and family in your home country as often as you’d like.

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Four Things You Can Expect from a Queen’s Career Development Programme

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 25 June, 2018

I took part in the USA Global Leadership Programme 2018, after an extremely competitive selection process. I had so much fun and made a lot of new friends in the process.

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Steps to running a Development Week Event

Hannah Badger, BSc (Hons) Human Biology | 21 June, 2018

Fancy staging an on-campus event to inspire your fellow students? Read on.

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Travelling to Queen's from Sri Lanka

Bimsarie Neranja Jananee Weerathunge | 21 June, 2018

Postgraduate student Bimsarie Weerathunge gives her top tips on moving to Belfast from Sri Lanka.

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A day in the life of a Master’s Student at Queen's

Bimsarie Neranja Jananee Weerathunge | 21 June, 2018

Bimsarie Weerathunge on the realities of completing a Masters in Management at Queen’s.

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Where will a Queen’s Electrical Engineering degree take me?

Sara Venning, MEng Electrical Engineering | 20 June, 2018

Queen’s alumna Sara Venning is the CE of NI Water – one of the top five most successful companies in Northern Ireland. She explains how her experience at Queen’s was instrumental to her success.

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Cool workspaces and meet-ups in Belfast where you can get creative

Northern Ireland Student Blog | 18 June, 2018

Belfast is home to a burgeoning community of start-ups, freelancers and innovators. Here is just a snapshot of the dynamic hot-desking and networking spaces where they operate.

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The do’s and don’ts of getting a part-time student job

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 20 June, 2018

Max the experience to boost your CV and earn some extra cash.

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4 reasons you’ll never be the same after Erasmus

Marese O’Hagan, BA Eng/Social Anthropology | 20 June, 2018

In the first semester of second year, I studied at the Universitat de Barcelona. My Erasmus experience was one that gave me the invaluable experience of adapting to other cultures.

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5 Ways Queen’s Careers team can change your life

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 19 June, 2018

Hello, dream job.

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Meet Belfast’s leading tech investors

Nothern Ireland Student Blog | 18 June, 2018

If you’ve got an idea for an early stage start-up, there are plenty of investment opportunities right on your doorstep in Belfast – a city with innovation at its heart.

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Diary of a PhD student: Preparing for a PhD

Alex Jeffery, PhD History | 18 June, 2018

Alex Jeffery explains the process of preparing for a PhD in the first of his blogs about his PhD experience

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Belfast's Best Burgers

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 18 June, 2018

It’s the summer at last. Time for barbecues and burgers. If the weather isn’t that great for a barbie, then nip into one of these top five Belfast burger haunts!

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15 Queen’s students slaying the Belfast start-up scene

Nothern Ireland Student Blog | 15 June, 2018

If you’ve got the drive and the innovation, Belfast is the place to make your entrepreneurial dreams happen – as these Queen’s graduates, alumni and students will attest.

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Why it’s time to get excited about Queen's Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Nothern Ireland Student Blog | 15 June, 2018

ICYDK, Queen’s is the top university in the UK for KTPs having managed around 350 projects and with 420 graduates employed after taking part. Here’s your at-a-glance guide to the programme.

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5 Reasons Why Belfast is the Perfect City to Make Your Way in The World

Nothern Ireland Student Blog | 14 June, 2018

With over 895 international companies employing over 99,000 people in Belfast, Queen's graduates can mine the wealth of employment opportunities available on our doorstep.

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Where to turn to at Queen’s after bereavement

Shauna McCaul, BA Drama | 14 June, 2018

Support is available when you are at your most vulnerable.

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Three things to expect when flying to Queen’s from overseas

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 11 June, 2018

It’s scary landing in a new country, which is why Queen’s student support team are on hand to guide you every step of the way.

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Postgraduate Student Housing Guide

Marissa Piccolo, MA Global Security | 11 June, 2018

Belfast has affordable student housing to suit all lifestyles and budgets.

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Moving to Belfast from Moscow

Anna Kruglova | 7 June, 2018

Studying abroad is a real adventure, which makes it simultaneously exciting and scary.

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Your Essential Summer Gig Guide

Lauren Johnson, BA English | 7 June, 2018

With this line-up, summer is well and truly heating up!

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Where will a Queen’s Drama degree take me?

Karen Hassan, Queen's alumni (BA Drama, 2004) | 6 June, 2018

Queen’s alumni actor Karen Hassan has starred in hit shows like Hollyoaks and The Fall. She explains how her experience at Queen’s was instrumental to her success.

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Five amazing things you can buy with the money you save with the GB scholarship

Queen's Student Blog | 6 June, 2018

From an unforgettable gap year to a house deposit, here are some ideas on how to spend the £7,500* you could save with Queen’s GB scholarship

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5 bakeries to try while you’re at Queen’s

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 6 June, 2018

Northern Ireland, home of wheaten, soda and potato bread. But where can you get your share of baked goods in and around Belfast?

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Moving to Belfast from Canada

Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 5 June, 2018

Starting out at a new university can be a very overwhelming experience, let alone moving to a new country. Here are six tips and tricks I picked up when moving from Canada to Belfast!

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4 Reasons to Discover Kinbane Castle

Marissa Piccolo, MA Global Security | 5 June, 2018

On your next Causeway roadtrip, don’t miss this hidden gem.

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My Journey to Belfast from Hong Kong

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 4 June, 2018

Leaving home for the first time should be exciting, but at the same time it is nerve-wracking as well. Here is my experience when I first moved from Asia to Belfast.

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Moving to Belfast from Malaysia

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 4 June, 2018

For international students, it can be always nerve-wracking to leave your home and to move to a different country. It takes guts. But guess what? You are not alone.

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Inside Queen’s Global Leadership Programme

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 4 June, 2018

The chance to travel and give your CV a massive boost at the same time? Sign me up!

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29 things you need when moving into Queen’s Accommodation

Queen's Student Blog | 30 May, 2018

The ultimate list of must-haves, might-wants, luxury items and basic essentials.

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5 truths every PhD student will understand

Anna Kruglova | 30 May, 2018

Read these before you decide if a PhD is right for you.

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5 Reasons to join Queen’s Kickboxing/Muay Thai Club

Justin Ng | 30 May, 2018

Eat your heart out, Jean Claude Van Damme.

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6 Places in Belfast that will cure your homesickness for Asia

Justin Ng | 30 May, 2018

For International students, being away from home can be tough especially when you are feeling a little homesick. If you’re looking to have some food from home, look no further than these six restaurants.

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Three misconceptions Asian students have about Belfast before they come here

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 28 May, 2018

Newsflash: There is such a thing as a Northern Irish summer

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Queen's Accommodation: Your questions answered!

Cat Rafferty, Residential Assistant | 23 May, 2018

Residential Assistant, Cat Rafferty, is here to answer some of your frequently asked questions about living in Queen’s Accommodation.

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4 Reasons I chose Queen’s to study an MA in Film

Victoria Brown, MA Film | 4 May, 2018

Victoria Brown is making the leap from undergrad to postgrad and gives you the scoop on why she chose to stay at Queen's for an MA in Film.

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Go it alone in Belfast!

Bimsarie Neranja Jananee Weerathunge | 4 May, 2018

There's so much to do in and around Belfast with no mates required!

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The first few weeks of university- my advice

Northern Ireland Student Blog | 3 May, 2018

Starting university can be daunting for everyone, but our guest blogger, Severine Robert, has some top tips to get you off to a flying start.

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Top Four Belfast Cinemas

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 1 May, 2018

Whether you're a movie buff or only in it for the blockbusters, there's a cinema to suit everyone in Belfast!

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A typical week for a 1st year Biomedical science/Human Biology student*

Hannah Badger, BSc (Hons) Human Biology | 23 March, 2018

Hannah is here to give you the inside track on Biomedical Science and Human Biology at Queen's...

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Where to get delicious food from your home country in Belfast

Northern Ireland Student Blog | 10 May, 2018

Let our international students be your culinary guides.

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Four things that will surprise you if you’re coming to Queen's from Asia

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 10 May, 2018

The driving etiquette is a LOT different from home - and don't even get me started on the accent.

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Three things that happen when you come to Queen’s

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 9 May, 2018

You’ll soon start to own this whole adulting thing.

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The Ultimate NI Road-trip: The North Coast

Niamh Wallace, BA English | 9 May, 2018

School’s out for summer, so hit the road and visit the must-see sites of The Causeway Coast, the region dubbed the best in the world to visit this year!

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6 practical tips for International students in Belfast

Bimsarie Neranja Jananee Weerathunge | 4 May, 2018

All you need to know to settle into student life in Northern Ireland.

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An A-Z of Sport at Queen’s

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 4 May, 2018

Queen’s has a rep as one of the premier sporting universities in the UK and Ireland. Here are just some of the reasons why.

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Your Practical Guide to Moving into Queen’s Student Accommodation

Alisha Ratcliffe, BA English | 4 May, 2018

So, you’ve got the grades and confirmed your offer at Queen’s, but now you face what seems like your first big feat as an adult – moving out.

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5 Ways the MBA at Queen’s helped me

Shreya Mohal, International MBA | 4 May, 2018

Step out of your comfort zone and begin a challenging journey, says MBA student Shreya Mohal.

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10 cool things to do that are less than 2 hours away from Belfast

Northern Ireland Student Blog | 3 May, 2018

Explore caves, castles and coastline – and be back in time for tea!

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Inside the Hillsborough Literary Festival

Maisha Hossain, MA Creative Writing | 1 May, 2018

Creative writing student Maisha Hossain visited the first ever springtime festival featuring more than 30 events including poetry, prose, music, film and talks.

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Five Belfast restaurants you must eat in while studying at Queen's

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 1 May, 2018

There’s a reason we’ve been voted the top place to travel for food*, you know.

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21 events and activities in Queen’s halls that’ll make you want to move in immediately

Queen's Student Blog | 1 May, 2018

At Queen’s Accommodation, we don’t just provide first-class student rooms, we offer a jam-packed social schedule to help you make friends. From beach trips to quiz nights, there is with something for everyone. Here is a taster.

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Three differences between school and university

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 30 April, 2018

From navigating a supersized campus to coping with a sea of new faces, Shing Him Mak explains the main differences between school and university – and how to deal with it all.

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9 Things to Know About Queen’s Accommodation - from someone who’s lived there

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 27 April, 2018

From navigating a shared bathroom sitch to whether to bring your own pots, Peter Moor nixes all your freshers’ fears about halls.

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26 student photos that perfectly capture the beauty of Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Student Blog | 25 April, 2018

Wondering what there is to do in your downtime while you're a student at Queen's? Take a leaf out of these students' books and take in the epic countryscapes, beaches and mountains right on the doorstep of Belfast.

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What these Queen’s students say about Belfast might surprise you

Northern Ireland Student Blog | 24 April, 2018

If all you know about Belfast is what your parents have told you about a bygone era, think again. As these students found out, Belfast is safe, friendly and affordable modern city that’s buzzing with energy and culture.

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28 amazing photos from Queen's students that will make you want to study abroad

Queen's Student Blog | 24 April, 2018

Got a bad case of wanderlust? With the global opportunities available at Queen’s, you can travel the world during your time here. Let these pictures from our current students inspire your #travelgoals

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24 pics that will reassure you if you’re worried about making friends at Queen’s

Queen's Student Blog | 24 April, 2018

From the like-minded folk on your course to the fun-loving peeps you’ll encounter in our clubs and societies, there are plenty of opportunities to meet new people and make friends at Queen’s. Just let these student pictures inspire your #squadgoals

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14 Times Queen’s Campus Reminded us of Hogwarts

Queen's Student Blog | 25 April, 2018

From the Great Hall to the castle-like Lanyon Building, we can see Harry and Hermione fitting right in here – and you can even play Quidditch!

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8 Amazing Part-time Student Jobs Available Right Here on Campus

Northern Ireland Student Blog | 19 April, 2018

How would you like to earn cash, have fun and boost your CV to boot?

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What is a Russell Group uni and what does it mean for you?

Queen's Student Blog | 18 April, 2018

You’ve probably come across the phrase ‘Russell Group’ in your university selection process. But what does it mean and how important is it?

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Why the GB Scholarship is a great reason to make Queen’s your firm choice.

Queen's Student Blog | 18 April, 2018

How does £7,500 a year sound? How about free flight, room upgrades and more? Read on…

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A GB Student’s Guide to Flying Home for the Weekend

Scott Duffield, BA Broadcast Production | 13 April, 2018

It’s easier than you think to pop home for a visit!

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Top tips for coming out of your shell at uni

Michael McConway, BA History and Politics | 13 April, 2018

Introverts, there is where you come into your own

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The emotional journey of writing at university versus writing at school

Victoria Brown, BA English and Film Studies | 12 April, 2018

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7 Truths Every English Studies Student at Queen’s Knows

Alisha Ratcliffe, BA English | 11 April, 2018

Six hours of class a week does not mean it's easy, okay?

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A week in the life of a Global Security and Borders postgraduate student

Marissa Piccolo, MA Global Security | 11 April, 2018

Borders are a hot topic these days (Brexit, anyone?) and as Master’s student Marissa Piccolo explains, it’s incredibly rewarding to study some of the greatest challenges facing us all.

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10 Hours in Winterfell: Inside a Game of Thrones Tour!

Marissa Piccolo, MA Global Security | 11 April, 2018

When you arrive at Queen’s, prepare to get your GOT nerd on and express your inner Stark., says Master's student Marissa Piccolo, from Connecticut, USA.

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5 ways my Queen’s placement has been a life-changing experience

Ingrid Briano Jasso, MSc Leadership | 11 April, 2018

As part of her MSc in Leadership for Sustainable Development, Queen's student Ingrid Briano Jasso, from Mexico, got the opportunity to volunteer in Kenya - a trip that has changed her life.

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My first St Patrick’s Day in pictures

Nermin Al Sharman, PhD Interpreting | 13 April, 2018

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Making the leap from school to university

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 11 April, 2018

Starting university is a big change from school life, but keep these top tips in mind and it’ll be a breeze.

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What it’s really like to study English at Queen’s

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 11 April, 2018

From a typical timetable to what happens inside the lecture theatre, Peter Moor reveals what it’s like to be an English student at Queen’s.

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Where to relive the history of the Titanic in Belfast

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 11 April, 2018

On April 15th 1912, the famous Titanic ship sunk; 106 years on, Belfast pays homage to the passengers of the doomed liner.

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7 simple ways we’ll help you settle into Queen’s Accommodation

Northern Ireland Student Blog | 26 March, 2018

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Things to do in Belfast: A Student Guide to the Best Festivals and Events in the City

Northern Ireland Student Blog | 26 March, 2018

From art and food to culture and comedy, Belfast has a packed schedule of international festivals, celebrations and events for you to enjoy. Here is just a snapshot.

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A guide to living with your parents while at Queen’s

Hannah Badger, BSc (Hons) Human Biology | 23 March, 2018

It’s not as bad as you think (and you’ll be guaranteed free food!).

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Five reasons to book a campus tour before confirming your offer

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 26 March, 2018

Campus tour guide Peter Moor explains why visiting Queen’s is the only way to get a feel for the university and the city.

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Top five theatres in Belfast

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 13 March, 2018

From cutting-edge comedy to big-band musicals, Belfast is home to some of the best theatre in the world.

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How to Deal with Mixed Feelings About Leaving Home For University

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 22 March, 2018

International student Shing Him Mak offers his advice on making the move to Belfast from overseas.

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Four Things to do in Downpatrick (just in time for St Patrick’s Day)

Marissa Piccolo, MA Global Security | 14 March, 2018

Master’s student Marissa Piccolo, from Connecticut, USA, on why a cultural trip to Downpatrick is a must while you’re studying in Belfast.

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A-Z of Belfast for 2018

Northern Ireland Student Blog | 7 March, 2018

Your bite-sized guide to student life in the city.

10 Reasons to Confirm Your Place At Queen's

Northern Ireland Student Blog | 8 March, 2018

Here are just ten of the reasons you should join us in Belfast.

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Six money-saving tips every Queen's student needs to know

Nermin Al Sharman, PhD Interpreting | 13 March, 2018

The apps, sites and discount cards that can save you major mullah.

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Four things you might not know about Queen’s rowing Club

Emily Romeril, Guest blogger | 13 March, 2018

Row, row, row your boat gently down the Lagan, says guest blogger Emily Romeril, a member of Queen's Rowing Club

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Where to find The best veggie food close to campus

Nermin Al Sharman, PhD Interpreting | 12 March, 2018

Six of the best meat-free maestros in and around uni.

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Why a placement year abroad is worth it

Francesca Morelli, BSc International Business | 9 March, 2018

As her year working in France winds down, Francesca Morelli is leaving Paris with new friends, new skills and new confidence.

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Where to find Halal food in Belfast

Nermin Al Sharman, PhD Interpreting | 9 March, 2018

Having access to home comforts is at the very top of every international student's list of priorities. Queen’s postgraduate student Nermin Al Sharman from Jordan has got you covered with her guide on where to get halal food in Belfast.

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5 Things I Love About Volunteering

Sinead Henry, BA Politics, Philosophy and Eco | 6 March, 2018

I’ve been a volunteer since I was 14 and now I can’t imagine my life without it. I’ve made so many friends and done things I never would have done before, so take a look at why I love volunteering.

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6 International Foodie Hotspots in Belfast

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 2 March, 2018

Yes, you’re in Northern Ireland, but that doesn’t mean that you have to stick with endless Ulster Frys and bowls galore of beef stew. Take the chance to go a bit exotic and try some of these international foodie hotspots around Belfast.

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A Student’s Guide to Belfast

Northern Ireland Student Blog | 27 February, 2018

Get your bearings with this local guide to the student hotspots.

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What Belfast people say versus what they actually mean

Northern Ireland Student Blog | 26 February, 2018

Hint: this can get confusing.

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Why Queen's Qulture Shock is an event not to be missed

Nermin Al Sharman, PhD Interpreting | 13 April, 2018

Hello, drama, dance, music, comedy, rituals and food from around the world.

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My Experience of the St Patrick’s Day Parade

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 5 June, 2018

The St Patrick’s Day Parade in Belfast is so much fun. I represented the University by participating in the parade in March 2018. Here is my experience.

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QUIZ: Are you a Titanorak or a Thronie?

Northern Ireland Student Blog | 26 February, 2018

Belfast’s film industry is thriving with every major production crew from 'Line of Duty' to 'The Fall' coming to Northern Ireland, but which TV tribe do you belong to?

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Ten things about studying in Northern Ireland that’ll stop your parents worrying

Staff writer | 27 February, 2018

Did you know it’s the safest place in the UK?

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6 Thoughts You Have Seeing Snow for the First Time

Shreya Mohal, International MBA | 2 March, 2018

The Northern Irish weather can be, erm, unpredictable, but it also throws up some beautifully unexpected surprises, says MBA student Shreya Mohal.

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The Best Places to Go Hiking in Belfast If You Don't have A Car

Farah Hamdan, BSc Environmental Management | 22 February, 2018

These jaw-dropping hikes are a must on your uni bucket list, says Environmental Management undergraduate, Farah Hamdan. The best bit? They are just a short bus ride away from campus.

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Belfast student area guide

Northern Ireland Student Blog | 28 February, 2018

Our guide to finding the right area to live in the city.

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5 Culture Shock Moments that Indian Students Experience When they Arrive in Belfast

Shreya Mohal, International MBA | 12 February, 2018

Living and studying at Queen’s University has been the best experience, but it’s not without a few surprises, says MBA student Shreya Mohal.

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18 Instagrams that will make you want to study in Belfast

Nermin Al Sharman, PhD Interpreting | 19 February, 2018

Queen’s postgraduate student Nermin Al Sharman, the Jordanian blogger behind The White Rose Project shares Belfast through her lens.

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Five Simple Travel Hacks if You’re Flying To Queen’s from other parts of the UK

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 20 February, 2018

With these air travel tips, the one-hour flight to Belfast from your UK city will be a doddle, says Peter Moor, from Huddersfield.

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A Student’s Guide to Living in Stranmillis

Alisha Ratcliffe, BA English | 13 February, 2018

There are lots of affordable areas where students choose to live after they move on from Queen’s accommodation. Here, undergraduate Alisha Ratcliffe explains why she chose Stranmillis.

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The most charming bookshops in Belfast (updated)

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 13 February, 2018

You’re going to university. The reality is you’re going to be doing a fair bit of reading. The perfect excuse to take a nosey round some of the cutest bookshops in and around Queen’s, says Peter Moor.

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5 things to do on a Sunday Staycation in Portrush

Marissa Piccolo, MA Global Security | 9 February, 2018

Just over an hour and forty minutes by train at the reduced Sunday fare of £7.50, Portrush inspired a #StaycationSunday tradition for Master’s student Marissa Piccolo, from Connecticut, USA.

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Four reasons you should dive in to the Underwater Hockey club at Queen’s

Lucy Brown, PhD Chemistry | 2 February, 2018

Fun, friends and fitness are just a few of the reasons to take the plunge, says Lucy Brown from Cambridge, England, a member of Queen’s Underwater Hockey Club

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Why Whitehead is the unsung hero of the Causeway Coast (and it's only 40 mins from campus!)

Marissa Piccolo, MA Global Security | 1 February, 2018

Need a study break? Dramatic limestone cliffs and an old-world charm make this coastal resort a must-do day trip, says Master's student Marissa Piccolo, from Connecticut, USA.

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Five reasons Queen's sailing club rocks

Jocelyn Hill, MB Medicine | 31 January, 2018

When you find a hobby that you love, university life is plain sailing, says guest blogger Jocelyn Hill from Queen's sailing club

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Parisian Things I was Unaware of Before Working Abroad

Francesca Morelli, BSc International Business | 1 February, 2018

French pigeons came to slay, says International Business with French undergraduate, Francesca Morelli

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Four things to know about Queen’s cultural melting pot

Nyemahame Okwu, MB Medicine | 30 January, 2018

Everyone can benefit from our global campus, says guest blogger Nyemahame Okwu, from Queen's African Caribbean Society

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Six things to do on a day trip to Dublin

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 24 January, 2018

The Irish capital is less than two hours by train and costs as little as a tenner return, so it’s well worth a day trip, says undergraduate Peter Moor, from Huddersfield, England.

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5 Ways Queen's has boosted my confidence

Maria Luiza Amadeu Henriques dos Santos, LLM | 30 January, 2018

There are lots of lessons to be learned outside the lecture theatre, says Maria Luiza Amadeu Henriques dos Santos, LLM International Business Law, from Brazil

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5 Reasons Your Next Day Trip Should be to Murlough Nature Reserve

Marissa Piccolo, MA Global Security | 25 January, 2018

Combining sea and mountains and more fresh air than your lungs can handle, the stunning Mourne Mountains should be top of your Northern Ireland travel bucket list, says Master's student Marissa Piccolo, from Connecticut, USA.

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Working abroad: Office life versus student life

Francesca Morelli, BSc International Business | 12 January, 2018

Those early starts are a shock to the system, says International Business with French undergraduate, Francesca Morelli

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Four things I’ve learned about Skydiving at Queen’s

Rafal Kacprzyk, MSc Biochemistry | 6 September, 2017

The sky is not the limit, says guest blogger Rafal Kacprzyk, President of Queen's Skydiving Club

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Christmas in Belfast on a budget

Alisha Ratcliffe, BA English | 19 October, 2017

December is an expensive month, but you can still feel festive on a student budget, says English undergraduate Alisha Ratcliffe.

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Top tips for surviving your first months working abroad

Francesca Morelli, BSc International Business | 19 October, 2017

Working abroad is a life-changing experience, but that doesn't mean it isn't a lonely one, says International Business with French undergraduate, Francesca Morelli

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Confessions of an NI girl in Paris

Francesca Morelli, BSc International Business | 19 October, 2017

Contrary to what you see on Instagram, she doesn't spend her weekends eating baguettes at the Eiffel Tower, says International Business with French undergraduate, Francesca Morelli

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If you have these personality traits, Queen’s surf club could be for you.

Lucy Rutherford, BSc Psychology | 6 September, 2017

You can't stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf, says guest blogger Lucy Rutherford from Queen's Surf Club

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Four reasons I love Queen’s dance club

Rachel Darragh, PGCE Education (Mathematics) | 6 September, 2017

Dance lets you find yourself, and lose yourself at the same time, says guest blogger Rachel Darragh, President of the Dance Society at Queen's

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Five Stunning Green Spaces in Belfast

Farah Hamdan, BSc Environmental Management | 1 February, 2018

Need some headspace when the assignments are piling up? Grab some fresh air in one of these incredible outdoor places – most within walking distance of campus, says Environmental Management undergraduate, Farah Hamdan

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A trip to the Naughton Gallery

Alishia O'Boyle, Law LLB | 19 December, 2016

On the 8th of December, I visited the Naughton Gallery at Queens for the first time. It was a refreshing new experience as I had never actually visited a gallery before although it was on my ‘to do’ list.

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The Difference Between School and University

Alishia O'Boyle, Law LLB | 13 December, 2016

Throughout sixth form, I always used to hear the same comments by teachers – ‘this is sixth form now, the spoon feeding is over’ which more or less translated to stop being lazy and do the work yourself this time round.

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Starting University with mental health issues

Calista Arthey, History & Archaeology | 5 December, 2016

Mental health problems are becoming an increasing issue for young adults across the world, and these issues can have a significant effect on life at university.

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Autumn Adventures: Belfast and Beyond

RHIANNE MORGAN, MA HISTORY | 29 November, 2016

Hey guys, so here's my second blog on my Autumn Adventures which include Halloween, Dublin and the Christmas markets!

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My last minute journey to Belfast after clearing and adjustment

Alishia O'Boyle, Law LLB | 28 November, 2016

Coming through adjustment, especially being the only student in my school to do so that year, was a pleasantly surprising but simple process which led me to where I initially wanted to be in the first place – Queen's.

Moving in and a trip to the Titanic: My first few weeks in Belfast

Rhianne Morgan, MA History | 22 November, 2016

So this is my first blog entry and it only seems right to speak about my move to Belfast and what I was up to the first two weeks. So here's goes...

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Life in Belfast: My first few weeks at Queen's

Meg Walton, BSc Business Management | 21 November, 2016

Apart from a little bit more rain compared to what I am used to at home, I couldn’t have imagined a friendlier environment.

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7 ways I cope with student stress

Calista Arthey, BA History & Archaeology | 21 November, 2016

With a hundred thoughts pacing through my head, I glance at my calendar once again – 3 deadlines next week. 3 essays from 3 modules. All 2000 or 3000 words each...

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Belfast to the Isle of Man: Heading home for Bonfire Night!

Alishia O'Boyle, LLB Law | 14 November, 2016

So here I am, about to set off home to the Isle of Man for the weekend. Can’t say I’m not ecstatic to get a cup of tea which I haven’t had to make, or food for that matter.

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