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Welcome Week September 2019

Welcome and Induction Week is a compulsory part of your timetable and all students are required to attend. During this week, some Schools will start their lecture programmes or run courses, which are essential for students to undertake.

Here you will find key information about this year's Welcome Week, including International Welcome and Orientation, along with details of the full range of events and activities on offer. 

Keep up to date with our social media channels: instagram/qubstudentwellbeing and

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Central Welcome Week

Dates for Welcome and Orientation will be available from Summer 2019

Welcome Week is composed of 3 elements:

  • Enrolment and Registration - which you must complete to become a Queen’s student.
  • School Induction Programme - where you will meet key staff within your School, learn more about your course and have opportunities to meet other students on your course.
  • University Welcome Week Programme - a range of events and activities to help you settle into University life, get familiar with the campus and meet other students from different cultures and courses. This includes events run by Student Wellbeing Service, Students' Union, the Library at Queen's, Accommodation, Queen's Sport and other support services. Keep up to date: instragram/qubstudentwellbeing or  or click on the link below 

Examples of previous events

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Enrolment and registration

Become a fully registered student

In order to become a fully registered student with Queen's you must complete 2 stages of registration:

1. Online Registration via the Registration Wizard QSIS
2. Onsite Registration at Queen's

  • Personal details
  • Proof of qualifications
  • Select courses and classes
  • Financial registration
  • Receive your student card 

Your QSIS log in information will be enclosed in your Welcome letter. All the steps are laid out in the Enrolment and Registration Guide. If you require any further guidance please email or call +44(0)28 9097 3223

Enrolment and Registration

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International Welcome Week

Dates for International Welcome Week will be available from Summer 2019.

All international students will automatically be invited to this programme, which provides specific information relevant to international students. You will then take part in the University’s main Welcome programme. You can register for the programme online at from 1 August 2019. Click here to view the programme

University accommodation will be available at an additional daily rate from 9 September, for students attending the Orientation Programme*.

International Welcome Week

*Please note that this option will only be available to students who have reserved places in University accommodation for the academic year.

International Student Support will be providing a Meet and Greet service from Belfast International Airport and George Best Belfast City Airport to the University and we recommend that you arrive during this period. To make use of this service, you should submit your arrival details to International Student Support by registering online at Dates and times will be confirmed next summer.

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School Induction Programme

This takes place during Welcome and Induction Week.

Your School will contact you after you have accepted an unconditional offer of a place, normally in early September, to provide you with a programme.

Your School (which is the name the University gives to your academic department) is responsible for your degree programme. Each School organises an induction programme with activities to help you get to know other students on your course, introduce you to staff from your School, and learn more about your course and the facilities of the University. 

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As part of your School induction programme, you will meet your personal tutor (adviser) and other academic members of staff who will assist you with module selection.

Details of the programme and appointments with academic staff will be sent to your Queen’s email address (details on how to access your Queen’s email account will be included in your Welcome Guide – as mentioned above).

Events during the University Welcome and Induction Week complement your School induction programme and provides you with the opportunity to gain more information on the range of services offered by both the University and the Students’ Union, including details about sports services, clubs and societies, student support and much more.

Our events are developed and led by Student Guides – senior students – who can answer your questions, give you useful tips and share their own experiences of university life with you. A very important part of this central University programme is the Vice-Chancellor’s Welcome Address to new students which will be held on Monday 16 September in the Whitla Hall.

Please make sure you visit the website and check your Queen’s email regularly to stay in touch with what’s on.

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Postgraduate Welcome Week

For those pursuing postgraduate study, be sure to take part in our Postgraduate Welcome Week.


The Postgraduate Welcome and Induction Programme includes a range of social events and workshops to help you settle into life at Queen's.

Get to know your wider postgraduate community, immerse yourself in the beautiful Graduate School and try out some of our Design Thinking and Leadership sessions. The programme will also introduce you to the range of support services and resources available such as training, careers and other personal development opportunities.

This dedicated week and beyond will allow you to get a Taste of Belfast, network with your peers and colleagues and most importantly have some fun!

Your Journey Starts Here.

Postgraduate Welcome Week

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Your Student Guide

Our student bloggers have every angle covered in their guides to your first few weeks at Queen's.

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