Studying at Queen’s?
Queen’s takes all reasonable steps to ensure that all students can benefit from the full range of academic, cultural and social activities that the University offers.
Details of the application procedures are given on the Admissions and Access Service webpage and we would also advise you to consult the University's Undergraduate or Postgraduate prospectus for specific information.
Applying to Queen’s?
Deciding to disclose a disability or long term condition is a personal decision. However, we strongly recommend that students inform us at application stage to enable us to address individual support requirements. Disclosing a disability or long term condition will not have any bearing on whether a student is offered a place at the University. All information regarding your condition will be treated in strict confidence.
If a student informs us of a disability or long term condition on their application, the Admissions and Access Service will send a letter which requests the student to complete a short questionnaire and return it to Disability Services. Please see details below.
Please note: If you do not receive such an invitation and you feel it would be beneficial to see the campus, or if you have any specific questions you need answered, Disability Services will be delighted to meet with you.
Registering with Disability Services
All students that complete our online questionnaires are invited to meet with a member of Disability Services staff to register with the service. This meeting will generally take place once the student has accepted their firm offer. Students are asked to bring evidence of their disability or long term condition to this meeting. See Guidelines for Medical Evidence for further guidance.
If you did not disclose your disability or long term condition on your application or you did not complete and return your questionnaire, please contact us directly once you have accepted your firm offer to schedule a registration meeting.
Support is provided to students with a wide range of needs, including:
• Physical and mobility difficulties
• Visual impairment
• Hearing impairment
• Medical conditions
• Specific learning difficulties e.g. dyslexia
• Mental health
Support available varies and will be tailored to meet individual requirements, but may include the following:
• Recommending reasonable adjustments to a student’s chosen course of study that ensure equitable access to teaching and learning opportunities
• Liaising with staff, tutors, library services and the exams office to ensure that they are aware of your requirements
• Assisting with your application for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) through the Needs Assessment Centre. DSA is available to students who are UK resident and studying an eligible full time or part time undergraduate or postgraduate course.
Click on the below links for more information:
Campus Welcome & Orientation
The Welcome and Orientation Programme is offered to new students during Fresher’s Week, (first week of Semester 1) and will give you an opportunity to get to know Queen's.
Of course, being at University is more than just studying on your course. There are opportunities for you to develop a wide range of skills, whether sporting or cultural - with over 150 clubs & societies to choose from there's plenty of choice for you. Getting involved in a student club is a great way to get to know other people and to settle into University.
The Welcome and Orientation programme offers a variety of events and workshops all designed to help you settle into University life. As well as events that have been organised centrally, you should look out for events which may be organised by your School.
Queen's University Belfast is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
For more information please read our Equality and Diversity Policy.
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