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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


A very warm welcome to all of our new students, and welcome back to those who are returning. Your student days with us will be among the most life changing, academically rewarding and enjoyable times of your life. Watch our short welcome video to hear how we will make that happen.

Professor David Jones, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education & Students) at Queen's University

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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 face-to-face and virtual 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, find out all that Belfast has to offer, learn how to establish a good sleeping routine and achieve a healthy study / work / life balance!
The Pre-Semester Engagement Programme will take place during the week of Monday 10 January.
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Book a free COVID-19 test

By taking a test when you don’t have symptoms, you will help play your part in maintaining a safe campus for everyone.

All students and staff should get tested before coming on to campus for any reason and then arrange regular testing twice a week or as often as possible for as long as you are on campus. In the first instance, you should arrange two tests no less than three days and no more than seven days apart.
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Learning and Studying

Using MS Teams, Canvas, being a digital learner - where do you begin?

Familiarise yourself with our resources on the core technologies you will be using, as well as how to enhance your digital learning skills! 

Explore Learning & Studying here

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Self-Isolation & Quarantine

You are not alone

We are here to support you throughout your self-isolation period. Find out about the available support we have put in place for you, as well as ways to keep occupied and use your time well

Self-isolation & Quarantine

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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 26 November, 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!

Given the changing nature of the pandemic, these commitments are subject to the guidelines that may be in place at the time. For example, if restrictions are increased/eased in the future then facilities and services may not be delivered as described.