School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology

Meet our students

Meet Our Students

Name: Camilla Thompsell
Studying: BSc Geography
From: England, UK

I chose to study at Queen’s for a number of reasons: its fantastic academic reputation as a Russell Group University; the huge variety of course modules available; the range of Study Abroad programmes available to students and its location within the welcoming and buzzing city of Belfast.

After visiting the University and meeting the students and staff I knew that this was the place for me.  During my course I have been given the opportunity to discover and explore a wide range of geography topics.  Queen’s has developed my employability by equipping me with transferable skills such as presentation, communication, organisation and leadership. Just as important, Queen’s has developed me as a person.

Name: Lauren Halstead
Studying: BSc Archaeology
From: Virginia, USA

I always knew I wanted to study in the UK and when I came to Queen's I just knew this was the place for me.  I loved my Archaeology modules and I have had the opportunity to be involved in excavation work as part of my course, which I know will really set me apart from other people when it comes to getting a job.

I have loved living in Belfast, the people as so welcoming and kind and I have never had a bad experience while living here.

Name: Claire Burns
Studying: MSc Archaeology and Environment
From: Northern Ireland

After studying Ancient History and Archaeology at undergraduate level I wanted to progress in my studies to further my knowledge in the Archaeology industry.

The main things I like about my courses is the one to one tuition which you get from the lecturing staff.  They have wealth of knowledge in their subject areas and this is a great help at this level.

Name: Victoria Woodard
Studying: MSc Dating and Chronology
From: Massachusetts, USA

I have always had an interest in Archaeology and when I finished my undergradute course in the USA, I wanted to specialise in chronology.  One of the main advantages to me studying at Queen's is that my MSc is done in one year, and is delivered by some of the leading academics in the field of Dating and Chronology.

I love living in Belfast, there is always something to do in the city.  I have also met so many people from the USA who are also studying here, the University has a real diverse range of students from all over the world.

"Belfast lives up to it's reputation as a treasure with an incredible atmosphere"
National Geographic
Traveler 2012