Life at Queen’s

Starting university can be a daunting time for any student but if you’re coming through Clearing you might feel like you have had even less time to prepare yourself.

Hear directly from some of our students who came to Queen’s through clearing. They talk about everything from Accommodation, Life in Belfast and making friends at Queen’s.

Guaranteed accommodation

“Coming from England I was actually guaranteed accommodation in the city, so I didn’t have to worry about trying to find a place to live or how I was going to make friends”

An unforgettable student experience

“The residential advisors are really helpful with helping you make new friends and settling into your accommodation. Elms is one big community full of first years. It’s close enough for you to be able to walk in and still get to your lectures on time”

The UK’s best value student city

In this exciting hub of music, food, shopping and culture, you’ll pay less for things like rent, cinema tickets and travel. While the beach is just 25 minutes away.

One of the UK’s friendliest, most vibrant and affordable student cities, Belfast boasts the lowest cost of student living in the UK.
(Which? University 2018)

English University Scottish University London University
Weekly cost of university accommodationSource: University websites £124 £118 £146 £206
Average monthly rentSource: NatWest Student Living Index 2018 £339 £428 £373 £668
Standard student cinema ticketSource: £4.95 £5 £6.50 £8.75
Maximum scholarship available per yearSource: University websites £2,500 £2,000* £2,000* £2,000**
  • All statistics quoted are based on comparable Russell Group Universities (Newcastle, Glasgow and UCL).
  • Based on Single en suite accommodation.
  • *Means tested. Only available where household income is <£35,000
  • **Means tested. Only available where household income is <£42,875

Belfast and Northern Ireland

“One of the things I love about Belfast is that it’s a big enough city that there’s always something going on but it’s also small enough that you still get the community feeling. There’s always someone there to help if you feel lost or lonely at any time and I don’t think you get that anywhere else”

Will Hancock, Carmarthen, Wales

Our Campus

“At Queen’s we have some of the most stunning university buildings in the UK. It looks a bit like Hogwarts so it’s great for Instagram!”

Emily Romeril, Bromley

“Freshers’ Week is one of the most important weeks of university. Here at Queen’s the Student’s Union puts on loads of events from nights out to meet-ups, to pizza nights. You’re guaranteed to meet a few people who you’re going to be friends with for the rest of your degree”

Emily Romeril, Bromley BA Philosophy and Politics More clearing stories
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