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Clearing Stories

Hear from students who came to Queen's via Clearing.

Student Stories

One of the top 10 most beautiful historic universities in the UK

(QS World University Rankings 2022)

Belfast has the lowest cost of living in the UK

(Mercer Cost of Living City Ranking 2023)

Ranked 10th in the UK for graduate prospects

(Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

A member of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 UK research intensive universities.

“I was devastated when all my friends got in to their choices apart from me. I just called Queen’s and got a place – as simple as that.”

Poppy McPeake
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“The cost of living is so cheap! I pay less bills and rent than my friends. Going out in Belfast is really fun. There are lots of different options and everywhere is within walking distance”

Alice Poole
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Advice for Parents and Carers

Going to university is a big step for your children and you. Hear from two parents about their child's clearing experience and get advice on how to prepare for results day and what steps to take. Get peace of mind from the fact that Belfast is in the safest region in the UK (UK British Crime Surveys 2019/20).

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Other Routes to University

Study a foundation degree or other higher education qualification at one of Northern Ireland’s six further education colleges then progress to complete your degree at Queen’s University or other local institutions, or enter full time employment.

Find out how we can help you enter university, with hundreds of course options across Northern Ireland.

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