Queen's Student Blog | 13 August, 2019
Exam Results Day can feel like the biggest, and scariest, day of your life. All your hard work has paid off and you’ll finally see the rewards of that effort. But before you open that envelope there's a whole host of emotions you'll go through.
Queen's Student Blog | 27 June, 2019
One hall, two tents and lots of students! Graduation Week is a huge celebration of talent as final year students prepare to take their first step into the world outside of University. But you might be surprised what happens behind the scenes!
Queen's Student Blog | 17 May, 2019
From chasing a puck at the bottom of a swimming pool to strutting your stuff like a KPop Star there’s no telling what adventures you’ll have in a Queen’s Society! And with 215 clubs and societies and counting your next escapade is waiting.
Queen's Student Blog | 9 May, 2019
Exam pressure is real. But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Don’t believe us? We asked our students what their biggest tips for exam success were.
Queen's Student Blog | 16 April, 2019
Queen’s University Belfast is one of the most prestigious places to study in the UK. But does that mean it’s expensive to live in Belfast compared to other cities like Manchester or London? Let’s investigate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 23 July, 2018
I must admit, moving to Belfast from Hong Kong was kind of a culture shock for me. It’s a capital city with a friendly ‘small town’ feel which sets it apart from London. Here’s why I love it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
Rafal Kacprzyk, MSc Biochemistry | 6 September, 2017
The sky is not the limit, says guest blogger Rafal Kacprzyk, President of Queen's Skydiving Club
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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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