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Again this year during Go Global Week we will be runnning our photo competition for students returning from an International study/work placement in 2018-19.

The Global Opportunities Office know that during your International placement experience you likely encountered beautiful and amazing surroundings, interesting people who became new friends and ultimately gained a local perspective on the city you travelled to.

The theme for our photo competition is: Student experiences in another part of the world: faces, places and life outside of Northern Ireland


  • All students who participated in a Queen’s University recognised International placement in the 2018-19 academic year on one of the following programmes: Erasmus, Study USA, University Exchange Programmes, Study China and Generation UK China.
  • Students who have graduated since undertaking their placement abroad can still be considered.

Deadline:  27 September 2019

How to Enter

  • Photo submissions must be original work (no professional photos will be accepted) and must have been taken by you during your international placement.
  • Photos may be in colour, black and white, or sepia.
  • Photo formats accepted are .jpg or .png.
  • Ideal photo resolution should be 1240x1754pixels
  • Email photos (2 maximum) to with the subject “Photo Competition”.

In your email include the following:

  • First name, last name and student number
  • Program (Exchange, Erasmus etc.)
  • Location (university + city + country)
  • Dates of your placement (Year, Semester 1, semester 2, summer)
  • Include a short caption, around 50 words, to explain how your photo(s) represents student life in another part of the world.


Photos will be evaluated based on quality, creativity and ability to capture the chosen theme, judges’ decision is final.
2 winning entries will be selected and winners will receive a £50/€50 Ryanair gift voucher.

We look forward to seeing your amazing images!   

By submitting your photos and statements to the Contest, you are giving the Queen’s University Belfast permission to use the photos and/or statements on its website or publications.
 By submitting your photograph(s), you permit Queen’s University to use your name in conjunction with any photographs used to promote International programs in any and all media.

Go Global Photo Competition 2018

At last years event we ran a photo competition for students who had undertaken an international opportunity during 2017-18. 
The theme was Student experiences in another part of the work: faces, places and life outside of Northern Ireland.

We recieved loads of submissions but you can see the two worthy winners below. Congratuations Julie and John.


Amy Parke

Study China

2 different students, 2 different nationalities and 2 different religions brought together by an opportunity to study in a unique country that raves culture, tradition and enthusiasm. After seeing pictures all our lives, we couldn't help but jump for joy at the splendor of the Great Wall.

Lucy Abraham

Study USA Programme

This image is underneath a pier captured on Spring break at Wilmington beach in North Carolina, which in the States is the school break which most look forward to, as it is a time for new friends to travel and spend time together before final exams and usually is spent at the beach relaxing.

Erasmus- Bergen, Norway- John Grey

John Grey

Erasmus Study Programme: University of Bergen, Norway

Bergen, Norway is one of the wettest places in the world. However, this doesn't stop the Norwegians running up mountains at every chance they get. This two day hike to Trolltunga was our chance to experience the Norwegian way of life, albeit, a lot slower.

Julie Toal

Study USA Programme: Young Harris College, Young Harris, USA

The most memorable moment of my Study USA experience was hiking over snow with my friends in the middle of May, just to eat a sunset dinner at the highest point in Yosemite.