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Welcome Reception for Parents/Guardians

About this Event

The Welcome Reception for Parents/Guardians of New Students will be delivered virtually at 2pm on Sunday 20 September, 2020.

The engagement of families with Queen's University Belfast is an important element of the transition to third-level education and enables parents/guardians to have an understanding of the environment in which their son/daughter will be living, working and studying. We are proud of our world-class campus and facilities and are confident that new students will have a safe, memorable and meaningful experience, even within the context of the challenges we are all facing due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

This event will be delivered via Microsoft Teams.  A guide for first time users of Microsoft Teams can be found here.

Plenary Session

The Plenary Session will begin at 2pm by clicking on the link below.

Professor David Jones, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students, will welcome you with a short presentation about the opportunities that Queen’s can offer your son/daughter whilst they study with us. He will also provide you with some reassurance on the type of learning and student experience they can expect and above all, the measures we have in place to ensure their safety. You will then be invited to watch a virtual campus tour, allowing you to see some of the world-class campus facilities that your son/daughter will have access to throughout their studies.

Click here at 2pm
Professor David Jones
Breakout Sessions

When the Plenary Session ends, use the links below to visit the interactive rooms where members of University staff will be waiting to talk to you and answer any queries you may have.

The interactive sessions will be live until 3.30pm and you can visit as many different rooms as you wish during that time. Please note that there is a maximum capacity of 300 users in each room at any one time. If numbers are too high and guests are experiencing quality issues, you should leave that room and return at a later time.

If the room you are in is busy, please use the “Raise Hand” facility to let a member of staff know that you have a question or you can post in the chat to ask a question that way. If you are not speaking, please mute your microphone to avoid feedback.

Girl having a coffee and using her laptop in Hope Cafe