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Peter Moor

English | 3rd year | Huddersfield, England

I am a 21 year old Yorkshire lad, born and bred, but now studying English at Queen's. I decided to study here after many holidays visiting family throughout Northern Ireland. I regularly conduct campus tour to prospective students showing off how amazing Queen's is. I also get out and about across the UK in my role as a Student Ambassador so if you see me at a UCAS or Careers Fair then say hello to me! This year I'm doing my dissertation before I graduate, with hopes to go into the world of journalism.

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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

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Open Day: 5 Places to Check Out in Belfast While You're Here

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 17 August, 2018

If you’re coming to the Open Day then let’s hope you’ve got an hour or two to spare before heading home as there’s a load to do in Belfast. Here’s 5 things to check out while you’re here.

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Open Day Foodie Treasure Hunt

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 16 August, 2018

Northern Ireland is a foodie paradise with loads of food not found anywhere else in the UK. While you’re here on the Open Day, try out this foodie treasure hunt and take one point for each one that you try!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The coolest and cosiest coffee shops around campus

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 6 November, 2017

Forget omnipresent chains – these indie gems in Belfast offer a great cup of coffee, and some fantastic food, says undergraduate Peter Moor, from Huddersfield, England.

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Four things I learned when I moved to Queen’s

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 6 September, 2017

Moving to uni is a little daunting for everyone, and crossing over the Irish Sea can make it seem even more so, but follow these tips and it will be a doddle!

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Student Money Saving Tips for Life in Belfast

PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 24 April, 2017

Sometimes that student loan doesn't seem to stretch quite far enough so here's a few money saving tips for Belfast and beyond!

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Eating at Queen's: The best places to eat in and around the university

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 2 March, 2017

Having now been at Queen's for 6 months, I feel that I'm pretty well placed to give you an insight into some of the many excellent culinary establishments in and around the university.

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Back to Elms – My Journey Over the Irish Sea

Peter Moor, English with Linguistics | 31 January, 2017

I’ve just arrived back at Elms Village from my Christmas break to shouts of “what’s the craic?” and “what about ye?” from flatmates.

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7 Northern Irish foods that are next-level delicious

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 12 October, 2017

When you come to Queen's, not only do you get a great education, but you get schooled in the weird and wonderful culinary specialities you’ll only find in Northern Ireland, says undergraduate Peter Moor, from Huddersfield, England.

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