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This handy guide will ensure you get off to a good start at Queen's. It Includes:

  • Packing Checklist
  • Airport Welcome Service
  • Campus Map
  • Guide to getting Around Belfast
  • Exploring Belfast and Northern Ireland

Download Pocket Guide (PDF)

Proposed Student Centre

There’s a buzz happening around campus…and the focus is all on One Elmwood.

It will house both the Students’ Union and University Services currently in the Student Guidance Centre, in one purpose-built facility to give better access to a range of services and opportunities all in one building.

Set right at the heart of campus and with a rooftop terrace overlooking the area, the brand new state-of-the-art building will bring together student services with a range of facilities so students can access services, collaborate in shared spaces, get support and advice, and socialise in first class venues.

More about One Elmwood

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Pre-Semester Programme

Our packed Pre-Semester Engagement Programme is aimed at both new and returning students.

It will be filled with events and activities to connect you with campus and student life! The team over at the Student Wellbeing Service will be putting on a number of events to support you to make new connections and find out all that Belfast has to offer.
The Pre-Semester Engagement Programme will be running throughout September. More details coming soon!

Pre-Semester Engagement Programme

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1845 Challenge

Queen’s is setting a challenge for all of our new & returning students – The 1845 Challenge.

Given that the University was founded in 1845, we want you to complete 18 things in 45 days to prepare for your start to student life! These activities will help you to get ready for life on campus, while having fun and finding out more about the University and Belfast. We have suggested starting from 5 August, but you can begin at any time – it’s designed to be flexible and work at the pace you need!
Check the link below to take part and start your journey. Best of luck!