INNOVATIVE TEACHING AND WORLD-CLASS STAFF
The School provides a high quality learning environment with innovative teaching practice and great student support enabling our students to achieve their full potential. Undertake a unique learning experience with the opportunity to be taught by world leading academics who are at the forefront of their fields.
Many of our courses offer the opportunity to take part in overseas exchanges with partner universities in Europe, North America and China. There are opportunities to study or work abroad, supported by schemes such as Erasmus and Study USA. This can significantly enhance the employability of students and the global opportunities open to them.
The School is located across three buidlings, with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, together with dedicated student and staff spaces including large student common rooms. The teaching facilities enable an interactive learning environment.
The Lockheed Prizes are awarded anually to students for the Bachelor of Arts degrees taking Single, Major or Joint subjects in Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology.
The first few days and weeks at university can feel very threatening. Often undergraduate students are as concerned about the 'social' aspects of student life as much as the academic aspects. There are also on-going stresses, questions & queries about practical issues.
To support you we have a team of 2nd and 3rd year BA and BSW students, trained in peer mentoring who offer: peer group support, friendly meetings, drop-in sessions, email advice, study groups and mature student support groups.
Our dedicated team provides support and can assist you in finding information, advice and guidance. The team at firstname.lastname@example.org is here to help you settle into your new programme and home.
- Chat Club - sometimes we want someone to chat to, or practise our speaking skills informally.
- New to Northern Ireland? - get out and about with our experienced guides.
- Language Support - we have in-school support to help you with academic writing.
- Take part in our School Social Events and Cultural Activities.
- Volunteer! - meet new friends, have loads of fun, boost your CV and get a well-earned break from your university work.
- Be part of our Green Team? - help us to promote a green and sustainable environment in the School.
Personal Tutors are academic members of staff who you meet on your induction and offer guidance & support throughout your degree.
You will engage with & learn from many different members of staff during your time at Queen’s; your Personal Tutor is the person who has a consistent and sustained relationship of support for you.
Their primary role is to help you get the most of your time here not only through academic advancement but also by encouraging your personal development. They also offer a ‘first port of call’ in terms of pastoral support, and are there to help refer you to any necessary support or advice services in Queen’s.