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Information for Students

This page includes FAQs in relation to:
  • Easter break
  • Current restrictions / Semester 2 arrangements
  • Our Campus Commitment: Offering you a safe campus experience in 2020/21
  • MyQueens
  • Covid-19 Information
  • Finance (including COVID-19 Disruption Payment and government support for students)
  • Test and trace
  • Download the 'StopCOVID NI' App
  • If you develop COVID-19 symptoms
  • University COVID Response Team (UCRT) – On Campus Close Contact Identification / tracing
  • On-campus asymptomatic testing
  • Northern Ireland COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
  • Self-isolation and quarantine
  • Face coverings
  • Disability and Wellbeing
  • Teaching, Learning, Assessment and Your Student Experience
  • Graduation
  • Accommodation
  • Students' Union
  • International Students
  • Travel
  • Erasmus and Study or Work Placement Abroad
  • Useful Contacts


Public health guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19) information on the Public Health Agency (PHA) website 

Current restrictions and what they mean for you: Coronavirus (COVID-19) information on the NI Direct website

Easter break

Please remember to follow all current public health guidance to protect yourselves, your friends and your family over the Easter break, taking a sensible approach and being mindful of the risks of spreading the virus - particularly to others who may be more vulnerable because of their age or an underlying health condition.

Please also continue to visit the COVID-19 FAQs on these webpages for information and guidance.

Current restrictions 

In line with the NI Executive's announcement  of the extension of currentlockdown restrictions until 1 April, it is necessary for the University to extend the current teaching arrangements to that date.

Therefore, the majority of teaching will continue to be delivered remotely over the coming weeks. As we approach the end of the academic year, there are programmes for which a degree of face-to-face engagement will need to take place; for example, to enable students to meet professional accreditation requirements or for progression reasons and if this applies to you then you will receive further information from your School.

The option to pause rental contracts for Queen's Accommodation has also been extended to 1 April.

IMPORTANT: If you are a student or member of staff and are either:

- self-isolating or
have developed symptoms or
have received a positive test

Please inform the University here.


Offering you a safe campus experience in 2020/21


For general queries on your teaching, learning, assessment and your student experience, please visit:


Covid-19 Information


For information on fees, student loans and the University's Hardship Fund, please visit:

Test and Trace

Download the 'StopCOVID NI' App 

Developed by the Department of Health, the 'StopCOVID NI' app works by telling you automatically if you've been near another app user who tests positive and can also let them know if you test positive, though the app never knows or shares your identity or location. Download from:


If you develop COVID-19 symptoms

It is important that we all monitor our own health and watch out for any of the following symptoms:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature); OR
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual); OR
  • a loss of or change in sense of smell or taste.

University COVID Response Team (UCRT) – On Campus Close Contact Identification/tracing

On-campus asymptomatic testing

All students and staff are strongly encouraged to get tested before coming on to campus for any reason and then to arrange regular testing twice a week for as long as you are on campus. 

Find out more and book a test.

Easter break

The Asymptomatic Test Centre will be  closed for the Easter break from 8.00pm on Thursday 1 April until 11.00am on Wednesday 7 April.


Northern Ireland COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

Self-isolation and quarantine

Face coverings

Disability and Wellbeing

For support and information for students with a disability, please visit:

For general wellbeing and mental health support, including guidance on how to register with a GP or for support if you are concerned about the impact of Covid-19 on your wellbeing, please visit:


Teaching, Learning, Assessment and Your Student Experience

For information on studying and life at Queen's, please visit the MyQueens website, which includes:

- Student Services and Support
- Learning and Studying
- Campus Life
- Arriving at Queen's
- Key dates for Semester One
- Our Pre-semester Engagement Programme
- Enrolment and Registration
- Additional FAQs



For advice on University accommodation, including arrivals, quarantine support and safety measures in place to safeguard your health, please visit: Self-isolation guidance and information for students.


Students' Union

For information on the services provided by the Students’ Union, including Fresher’s Fair, Clubs and Societies, Enterprise SU and Advice SU, please visit:

International Students

International Student Support provides specialist information and advice in relation to a range of visa and immigration related issues including applying for your visa to come to the UK, extending your visa in the UK, biometric residence permit queries, etc. Find out more at:




Erasmus and Study or Work Placement Abroad

For further information on international study or work placements (for example, Erasmus) in 2020–21, please visit:

Useful Contacts

If the information you are looking for is not addressed in the University's Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs, there are a range of contact points for staff and students: