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Queen’s University launches asymptomatic testing programme

HEALTH | 21 November, 2020

Queen’s will join a government-backed programme to test significant numbers of asymptomatic students and staff for Covid-19.

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Queen's recognised in national Student Nursing Times Awards 2020

RECOGNITION | 13 November, 2020

Queen's University Belfast has won the 'Nurse Education Provider of the Year (Pre-registration)' award in this year's Student Nursing Times Awards.

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Queen’s celebrates 175 years of academic excellence and honours Presidents of the Learned Societies

RECOGNITION | 10 November, 2020

Queen’s is this year celebrating a very special anniversary, with 2020 marking 175 years since the establishment of the Queen's Colleges in Belfast, Cork and Galway and the beginning of the history of Queen’s University Belfast.


Queen’s announces over 400 places for online courses as part of Covid-19 response

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 26 October, 2020

Queen’s has announced free online places to upskill and retrain individuals directly affected by COVID-19.

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Queen’s University joins new employability programme for autistic students

University News | 16 October, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast has joined The Employ Autism Higher Education Network, a ground-breaking higher education employability programme, which aims to unlock the potential of autistic students and graduates and help them into full-time work.

Queen's welcomes announcement of funded online training places by the Economy Minister

University News | 7 October, 2020

Economy Minister Diane Dodds this week announced 3,000 free online training places for people whose employment has been disrupted by the pandemic.

Queen’s launches new medical curriculum which will address changing needs of NI's healthcare system

HEALTH | 21 September, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast has today (Monday 21 September) launched its new medical school curriculum.

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The Graduate School at Queen’s Wins Award For Best Student Experience

INTERNATIONAL | 25 August, 2020

The Graduate School at Queen’s University Belfast has won the award for Best Postgraduate Student Experience Initiative in this year’s UK-wide Find a University’s Postgrad Awards.

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Queen's University Belfast's Widening Participation Unit Reaches Nearly 300 Pupils

University News | 12 August, 2020

The Widening Participation Unit (WPU) at Queen's has, since Spring 2020, reached nearly 300 pupils across Northern Ireland through its Pathway Opportunity and Senior Academy Programmes.

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Swann increases Clinical Psychology training places

HEALTH | 10 August, 2020

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced the commissioning of four additional training places on the postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme.

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‘Humbling and Inspiring’ – Queen's Student of the Year 2020

GRADUATION | 28 July, 2020

For the first time in its 22-year history, the 2019-20 AIB NI Queen’s Student of the Year Award is to be presented to a group of over 700 students from a range of faculties, schools and departments across the University.

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Queen’s PhD student finds a white dwarf star ripped apart by its companion

24 July, 2020

A second year PhD student from Queen’s University Belfast has recently published a paper  on the study of an extremely fast evolving astronomical transient, which turns out to be the first of its kind.  

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Resourceful Queen’s students use time and experience to help those in need during COVID-19

GRADUATION | 10 July, 2020

Two enterprising students from Queen’s University Belfast have been using their time during lockdown to support those in need.

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Queen’s launches free upskilling opportunity in Operations and Supply Chain Management

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 9 July, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast has launched a free online part-time Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Operations and Supply Chain Management, to upskill and retrain individuals directly affected by COVID-19.


JAM at Queen's hosts virtual summer concert

CULTURE AND ARTS | 4 July, 2020

The Junior Academy of Music (JAM) at Queen's recently celebrated the end of the school year with a virtual summer concert.

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New programme launched aimed at graduates from other fields who want to pursue a career in nursing

Health Education | 17 June, 2020

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University has launched an innovative graduate entry Master’s programme in professional nursing aimed at existing graduates from other disciplines who want to move into a career in nursing

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Queen's students aim to raise funds for charity through online concert

SOCIETY | 13 May, 2020

Students at Queen’s University Belfast are warming up their vocal chords, checking their WiFi and tuning their instruments ahead of an online concert hoping to raise thousands of pounds for St John’s Ambulance.

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Social Work students at Queen’s qualify early to join the frontline

SOCIETY | 6 May, 2020

Final year Social Work students from Queen’s have qualified early so they can enter the workforce and join the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Queen’s launches free software development opportunity for workers affected by COVID-19


Queen’s University Belfast has today, 6 May 2020, launched a free online part-time Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Software Development, to upskill and retrain individuals in programming, testing and computing foundations.

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Queen’s Honorary Graduate executive produces ‘One World: Together At Home’ global concert

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 29 April, 2020

Irish-American entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist, Declan Kelly - Chairman and CEO of global consulting company, Teneo Holdings – was an executive producer of the recent ‘One World: Together at Home’ virtual concert.

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Virtual celebration to mark momentous day for Queen’s new medical graduands

28 April, 2020

For the first time, over two hundred medical students at Queen’s University will recite the Sponsio Academica virtually, as they embark on their careers early in order to aid the health service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Queen’s celebrates 70th Anniversary of the Helen Ramsey Turtle Scholarship

EDUCATION | 9 January, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast recently celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Helen Ramsey Turtle Scholarship, and launched the 2020 call for scholarship applications.

In Pictures: Winter Graduation 2019

Celebrating Success | 19 December, 2019

Winter Graduation 2019 took place from Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 December and saw over 1,950 students graduate with a degree from Queen's University Belfast.

Queen’s students attend Sakharov Prize Ceremony at the European Parliament

CULTURE AND ARTS | 19 December, 2019

Students from the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast recently attended the Sakharov Prize Ceremony at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Inspirational Queen’s student battles rare illness on journey to achieve her dreams

13 December, 2019

Graduation is set to be an extra special day today for Queen’s University student Zara Gibson who battled a rare form of arthritis while studying for her PhD.

Patient safety champion is honoured at Queen’s University

Honorary Graduate | 13 December, 2019

A leading figure in patient care and safety for the World Health Organisation (WHO), Margaret Murphy, will today receive an honorary degree from Queen’s University Belfast.

Midwife Vince celebrates success at Queen’s graduation

13 December, 2019

Vince Rosales will graduate today (Friday 13 December) with a BSc degree in Midwifery from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast.

Double joy for Queen’s graduate as she celebrates becoming a new mum and Master’s in Data Analytics

13 December, 2019

It’s double joy for Carmel Colohan today as she picks up her Master’s in Data Analytics as well as celebrating the birth of her baby boy Finn.

Leading businessman receives honorary degree from Queen’s University Belfast

Honorary Graduate | 13 December, 2019

Leading Irish businessman, Eugene (Gene) Murtagh, Chairman of Kingspan, will receive an honorary degree from Queen’s University Belfast.

Shankill student celebrates fourth Queen’s Graduation

12 December, 2019

Andrew Godden will today (Thursday 12 December) celebrate graduating with a PhD from the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast.

Queen’s University honours senior British diplomat Greg Quinn

Honorary Graduate | 12 December, 2019

A British Diplomat for over 24 years, Greg Quinn, British High Commissioner to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Suriname, will today receive an honorary degree from Queen’s University Belfast.

Graduation success for mum Meghan

12 December, 2019

Meghan-Louise Meban is graduating today (Thursday 12 December) with a First-Class Honours degree in Microbiology with Professional Studies from the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University.

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Top Business Leader Awarded Queen’s University Honorary Degree

Honorary Graduate | 12 December, 2019

Leading Northern Ireland businessman Alastair Hamilton, the former Chief Executive of Invest NI, will receive an honorary degree from Queen’s University Belfast.

Queen’s student graduates with PhD in Music and honours late friend

12 December, 2019

It will be poignant day for a Queen’s student and his classmates, as he graduates today but also remembers a fellow student and friend who passed away during their studies.

Queen’s graduate creates innovative device to improve farm safety

12 December, 2019

Brendan Digney, 23, from Newry, is graduating from Queen’s University Belfast today with a Master’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

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Queen’s University honours China’s top professor Zhang Guangjun

Honorary Graduate | 12 December, 2019

A leading academic in China and President of one of the country’s top universities, Southeast University in Nanjing, Professor Zhang Guangjun will today receive an honorary degree from Queen’s University Belfast.

Graduation elation for dedicated mum

11 December, 2019

A devoted single mother of two who took on a Master’s in Environmental Engineering as a mature student is celebrating as she graduates from Queen’s University Belfast today.

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Pharmacy students enjoy winter graduation success after a summer’s volunteering in Africa

11 December, 2019

Mark McGlinn and Niamh Quinn are today (Wednesday 11 December) celebrating graduation success, receiving a Master’s degree from the School of Pharmacy.

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Honorary Graduate | 10 December, 2019

One of Northern Ireland’s most widely recognised sporting ambassadors and the undisputed king of World Superbikes, Jonathan Rea MBE, will today receive an honorary doctorate from Queen’s University Belfast.

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Hat-trick for mature student graduating with Doctorate degree

10 December, 2019

Raymond Henderson (53) is today (Tuesday 10th December) graduating for the third time with a doctorate degree in Health Economics (Cost Effectiveness of Personalised Medicine in Cancer Treatment).

Melanie celebrates graduation success from Queen’s University

10 December, 2019

Melanie Douglas will today (Tuesday 10 December) celebrate graduating with a Master’s (MSc) in Human Resources Management from Queen’s Management School at Queen’s University Belfast.

Queen’s students attend Model NATO to mark the 2019 NATO Leaders meeting

University News | 6 December, 2019

Six students from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics took part in a Model NATO event in London to mark the 2019 NATO Leaders meeting.

Queen’s University hosts Careers Symposium

Latest News | 6 December, 2019

Queen’s recently hosted a Careers Symposium in collaboration with Department for Economy, Department of Education and EY, PwC and AllState. In attendance was a large audience representing Schools, employers, recent graduates and students.

Indian students begin new journey at Queen’s University Belfast

4 December, 2019

A group of seven students from Tezpur in the Assam region of India have travelled to Queen’s University Belfast to begin a new chapter of their lives after they were awarded government of India sponsored places to complete their PhDs.

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UK and China universities collaborate in advanced smart technology

27 November, 2019

An innovative engineering academy, which brings together students from universities in the UK and China, has been held in Chongqing University as part of their week long 90th anniversary celebrations.

Queen's University and INTO Queen's celebrate 10-year anniversary

PARTNERSHIP | 26 November, 2019

Queen's University Belfast and INTO Queen's celebrated 10 years of the INTO Queen’s Joint Venture at a special event in the Brian Friel Theatre on Thursday 14 November 2019.

Opportunity for Queen’s students to gain paid international work experience

Latest News | 15 November, 2019

Applications are open for a programme that offer Queen’s University Belfast students paid international work experience.

Opportunity for Queen’s University students to study in the US

University News | 23 October, 2019

ENTRY is open for a programme that offers Queen’s University Belfast students scholarships to spend a year studying business or business and STEM in the United States.

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Queen’s welcomes George Washington University students for new Study Abroad programme

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 11 October, 2019

Queen’s University recently welcomed the first cohort of George Washington University students as part of a new and innovative Study Abroad programme – the Global Bachelor’s Program in Peace and Conflict Studies.

Go Global Week 2019 at Queen’s University

Latest News | 27 September, 2019

Each year, Queen’s University works with a range of partners to increase the number of overseas opportunities for students.

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Queen’s students secure place on US scholarship programme

SOCIETY | 16 August, 2019

Twenty-six students from Queen’s University Belfast are off to study in the USA this month.

Queen’s University selected to address data science skills shortage in the UK

Health | 9 July, 2019

Queen’s has been selected as one of six UK Universities to develop a health data science Master’s programme to address the significant skills shortage in data science that currently exists in the UK.

Next generation of Chinese pharmaceutical leaders graduate

Pharmacy | 29 June, 2019

The China Medical University – The Queen’s University of Belfast Joint College (CQC) has celebrated its graduating class of 2019.

Queen’s students go global with international work placements

International | 25 June, 2019

Over 30 students from Queen’s University are set to take part in international work placements this summer.

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Queen's University Belfast improves on its world university ranking

Rankings | 19 June, 2019

Queen's University Belfast's position in the world university rankings has risen from 180 to 173 in the 2020 assessment by QS World University Rankings, released on Wednesday 19 June.

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Queen's University Teaching Awards 2019

Recognition | 17 June, 2019

Organised by the Centre for Educational Development, the Queen's Teaching Awards Scheme recognises and rewards the development of learning and teaching practice that has led to particularly effective teaching.

Queen’s students develop life-saving autonomous plane technology

Engineering | 4 June, 2019

Students at Queen’s University Belfast have been creating unmanned aircraft technology capable of delivering relief to disaster zones.

Queen's University launches new online Report and Support system for students

Student Support | 17 May, 2019

Queen's University Belfast has launched a new system to facilitate the reporting of sexual misconduct, bullying, harassment and hate crime.

Queen's Widening Participation Unit supports award-winning social mobility programme in Belfast

Education and Students | 15 May, 2019

Queen's University Belfast is partnering with professional bodies, businesses, charities, a professional sports club and local government to support the delivery of a new social mobility scheme.

Queen’s University Belfast backs cyber security sector with funding for 40 MSc scholarships

University News | 15 May, 2019

Queen’s is helping secure Northern Ireland’s status as a global cyber security hub by offering 40 full scholarships worth over half a million pounds for its specialist Applied Cyber Security MSc programme.

In Pictures: Students' Union Education Awards 2019

Recognition | 13 May, 2019

The winners of the Students' Union Education Awards 2019 were announced at an awards ceremony in the Great Hall on Friday 3 May.

Queen's student named UK Female Undergraduate of the Year

University News | 10 May, 2019

A Queen's University Belfast Mechanical Engineering student, Judith Cameron, has won the UK Female Undergraduate of the Year award.

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Eight Queen’s University students selected as part of prestigious Washington Ireland Program

University News | 10 May, 2019

Eight students from Queen’s University will join a group of thirty-one students from across Ireland to spend this summer in the USA as part of the prestigious Washington Ireland Program (WIP).

In Pictures: Queen's Learning and Teaching Conference 2019

Educational Development | 18 April, 2019

Queen's Annual Learning and Teaching Conference took place on Wednesday 17 April 2019.

M&S CEO Steve Rowe announces student placement programme for Queen’s students

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 2 April, 2019

Marks & Spencer CEO, Steve Rowe, has delivered the annual KPMG Lecture where he announced a new student placement programme.

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Queen’s joins innovative partnership to develop future leaders in Big Data

Health | 2 April, 2019

Queen’s has taken a major step forward in developing the future leaders who will use big data to drive improved healthcare and economic prosperity on the island of Ireland.

Queen’s University Belfast scientists take their research to Parliament

Research | 13 March, 2019

Dr Ahmed Ibrahim Osman, a Research Fellow and Clare Burnett, a PhD Researcher at Queen’s, are attending Parliament on Wednesday 13 March to present their research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges as part of STEM for BRITAIN.

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Ten Queen's University degree courses granted prestigious Royal Society of Biology accreditation

Learning and Teaching |

Ten degree courses at the School of Biological Sciences and the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen's have been granted prestigious formal accreditation status by the Royal Society of Biology.

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Dr Lezley-Anne Hanna awarded Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

Recognition | 1 February, 2019

Dr Lezley-Anne Hanna, a Senior Lecturer (Education) from the School of Pharmacy, has just been awarded Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA, now part of Advance HE).

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Science Shop celebrates 30 Years at Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 20 February, 2019

A joint collaboration between Queen's University Belfast and the Ulster University, the Science Shop, which supports hundreds of community groups across Northern Ireland, today (Wednesday 20 February) celebrates its 30th anniversary.

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Queen's launches Chinese Alumni Association and opens FELIA

University News | 3 December, 2018

A China Alumni Association Group has been launched by Queen's University Belfast at an event in Shenzhen.

Queen's Law student named Study USA Student of the Year

Student experience | 24 October, 2018

Queen's University Belfast student Niamh Mackin has been named Study USA Student of the Year.

Queen's University Doctoral Researcher to give TEDxFulbrightDublin Talk

Research Event | 6 September, 2018

Doctoral Researcher and Architect Róisín Hyde from the School of Natural and Built Environment is one of 10 speakers who have been chosen to speak at the prestigious upcoming TEDxFulbrightDublin event.

Queen's welcomes China students for EPS summer school

Internationalisation | 1 August, 2018

Around 200 students from seven institutions in China have arrived at Queen's for a summer school with the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

International students gather at Queen's for Summer Schools

Internationalisation | 9 July, 2018

Over the next two months, Queen's will welcome students from across the world as part of a series of International Summer Schools.

Next Generation of Chinese Pharmaceutical Leaders Graduate

Graduations | 4 July, 2018

The first-ever cohort of students have graduated from the China Medical University – The Queen's University of Belfast Joint College.

Three Queen’s students receive Fulbright awards to research and teach in the US

Student achievement | 27 June, 2018

An Tánaiste and Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Simon Coveney TD, and Chargé d’affaires of the US Embassy in Ireland, Reece Smyth, recently announced 37 Irish Fulbright Awardees for 2018-2019.

Queen’s launch Fulbright PhD Scholarship in Peace, Security and Justice

Research | 22 June, 2018

Queen's University, in partnership with the UK Fulbright Commission, have launched a new Fulbright PhD Scholarship in Peace, Security and Justice at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

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Queen's University Teaching Awards 2018

Awards and Recognition | 18 June, 2018

Ten individuals and teams from across the University have received Queen's University Teaching Awards in 2018 in recognition of their excellence in teaching and learning.

The Queen's Students' Union's Education Awards

Reward and Recognition | 3 May, 2018

The fifth annual Queen's Students' Union's Education Awards Ceremony took place in The Great Hall on Wednesday 18 April.

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Winter Graduation

Education and Students | 15 December, 2017

Some 2,000 Queen's students graduated during this year's Winter Graduation.


Education and Students | 13 November, 2017

Sarah McKenna (a Queen's final year BA Sociology student) is the Global Winner in the Sociology and Social Policy category of the Undergraduate Awards (UA) 2017.

Queen’s student named Study USA ‘Student of the Year’

Education and Students | 3 November, 2017

Queen's University Belfast student Niall O'Hagan has been named Study USA Student of the Year.

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County Antrim Firm Supports Queen's Pathway Opportunity Programme

Education and Students | 10 October, 2017

Queen’s University’s Pathway Opportunity Programme, which offers guidance and support to encourage progression to University, has received a welcome boost from Antrim-based Kilwaughter Minerals Ltd, one of Northern Ireland’s leading manufacturers.

First Fifteen: Queen's University Welcomes Lloyds Scholars in New Partnership

Education and Students | 19 October, 2017

Fifteen talented undergraduates selected for the Lloyds Scholars programme in partnership with Queen's University were announced at a business breakfast as part of the University's Autumn Careers fair.

Queen's student wins Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award

Education and Students | 12 October, 2017

Irene Breen, a current MBA student and a BSc Architecture (2002) graduate, has seen off competition from over 2,000 entries from across the UK to win the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award for her fledgling business 'BellaMoon'.

Dr Philip Hanna awarded prestigious National Teaching Fellowship

Education and Students | 6 October, 2017

Dr Philip Hanna, an academic at Queen’s University Belfast, has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) for his work in computing education.

Open Days A Big Success

Education and Students | 13 September, 2017

Primary Health Science conference returns to IGFS

Education and Students | 17 August, 2017

Queen's student scoops Young Scientist (NI) Competition

Education and Students | 4 August, 2017

Queen’s student employability rate increases

Education and Students | 28 July, 2017

The number of Queen's students in employment or further study six months after graduation has risen to 94.4%.

Students get media training for employability

Education and Students | 15 June, 2017

Queen's scores highly in new rankings

Education and Students | 5 July, 2017

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Queen's and Lloyds Banking Group launch Scholars Programme

Education and Students | 7 February, 2017

Lloyds Banking Group has joined forces with Queen’s University to launch the Lloyds Scholars programme in Northern Ireland, offering a range of support to 15 undergraduates.

Queen’s Launches New Programme to Attract Students Less Likely into University

Education and Students | 11 April, 2017

Queen’s has launched its “Pathway to Opportunities,” a dedicated programme of support offered to Year 13 and 14 students to encourage their progression into University.

Queen’s Students Working Overseas Trust (SWOT)team collecting their award and prize money for winning the Opportunity Challenge

Queen’s club triumph in national quiz competition

Education and Students | 22 March, 2017

A Queen’s student society has won a major, national award, fending off competition from some of the UK’s top universities in a general-knowledge quiz.


Belfast Students Selected for Prestigious Washington Ireland Programme

22 March, 2017

Six Queen’s students have been selected for the prestigious Washington Ireland Programme (WIP) 2017 to build the next generation of leaders across Northern Ireland and Ireland.