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Queen's is at the heart of Belfast's culture, as well as its art and social scenes. We're proud to be part of a bustling, cosmopolitan city boasting a vibrant social life and rich cultural heritage.

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State of the art facilities

Across health sciences laboratories, business, engineering and computing.

Including a financial Trading Room with Bloomberg terminals, interdisciplinary health and life sciences research facilities and innovative engineering hubs.

Academic facilities
McClay Library
An award-winning library

Queen's has invested over £50m in the McClay Library, blending the best features of a traditional library with the latest technology.

Facilities include computing and media services, IT training rooms, quiet study and group work areas, a cafe, a Language Centre and a vast range of printed works.

The McClay Library
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University life is about so much more than the content of your course.

Discover how our historic buildings meet modern study spaces, see our world-class facilities and check out our brand new city-centre accommodation.

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Investing in the future
Campus Development

Substantial investment in our facilities has developed our historic campus into an innovative learning environment for our students and staff.

A £700m overall investment is ongoing with new Student Centre, School of Biological Sciences, Computer Science and Accommodation buildings, recently completed.

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Advanced sports and fitness hub
The very best indoor and outdoor facilities
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Students' Union at One Elmwood
Student Centre and Students' Union
A vibrant centre of support activity and entertainment
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An extraordinary University experience

Our Students’ Union, societies and clubs will help you to meet and make friends with other students and feel part of campus life. Over 200 clubs and societies are a great way to meet friends, discover new talents, and get a break from studying.

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Arts at Queen's

The University boasts the award-winning Naughton Gallery, one of Belfast’s most exciting art spaces.

The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry reinforces the University’s reputation as a world literary power, while the Brian Friel Centre for Theatre Research is a world-class studio theatre for performing arts students.

Art and culture
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A boutique cinema on campus

Film fans will be impressed by Queen’s very own, full-time cinema, the Queen’s Film Theatre (QFT).

Presenting the best in classic and new world cinema, it's a unique cultural venue, with over 50 years of experience, it brings high-quality film experience to Belfast audiences in a friendly intimate space.

Queen's Film Theatre
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I love the old buildings and the fact that everything is close by. It's about a 15-minute walk to the city centre and there are always things to do at night. Adam Bunting
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Ulster Museum

Situated within Botanic Gardens, directly beside the main Queen's campus, the Ulster Museum is a serene architectural and cultural space.

The Museum is home to historical artefacts, relics, works of art, photographic exhibitions, wonders of nature and famously, an Egyptian mummy, Takabuti.

The Palm House in Botanic Gardens
Botanic Gardens

A hugely popular part of south Belfast, Botanic Gardens is great for a short stroll, a wander around the Victorian Palm House or a lie on the grass.

A hive of activity and a riot of colour in the summer months, the Gardens are immaculately maintained all year round and are home to numerous varieties of trees, bushes, shrubs and flowers.

Food at Queen's
Campus Food and Drink
Clubs and societies
Clubs and Societies
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Student Support
International Students
Student Centre
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Student Centre