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Pre-Semester Engagement Programme

Welcome to our Programme for 2020/21!

The team over at the Student Wellbeing Service have put together a programme of events - offered virtually and on-campus. Have a browse through the events and register for whatever you are interested in!
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Pre-Semester Engagement Programme

We have a fantastic range of events happening as part of our Pre-Semester Event Programme. We have prepared lots of events for the week, both virtually and on-campus. 

Our Programme is open to all new & returning students!

View the Programme & Register

What else is happening?

Keep an eye out for what each of the various areas of the University have planned for you. Make sure to keep checking back on this page for further updates as we are regularly adding new content to help you settle in or return to Queen's!

Postgraduate Pre-Semester Engagement at the Graduate School

View our Postgraduate Pre-Semester Engagement Guide for information about what's happening at the Graduate School!

The Graduate School connects students across all disciplines to one another, and to mentors, leaders, and employers within the University and beyond. We support postgraduates to become ‘what’s next thinkers’, and providing you with a whole-person approach to your postgraduate experience.

Enjoy Your First Semester - Safely.

The health and safety of students is our first priority. We have put in place a range of measures on campus to minimise the risks presented by the virus and protect you, however we need your help in protecting the local community in which you live.  

Check out our summary advice and guidance to reduce your risk of catching and spreading COVID-19 in your local communities.

COVID-19 Student Information Flyer (PDF)

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Students' Union

Check out all of our activities, facilities and support available to you from the Students' Union.

We are working away in the background, so check back to keep up-to-date on all things Freshers!

Students' Union Website


Queen's Sport

Welcome, or welcome back! to Queen's Sport. Queen’s Sport is one of the premier sporting universities in the UK and Ireland. Our world-class indoor and outdoor facilities help students lead a healthy and active lifestyle. We encourage all our students to benefit from the positive effects sport and fitness has on your health and wellbeing, no matter what your level.

You can find out more information on Queen's Sport 2020/2021 by visiting the site, which is linked below.

Welcome To Sport 20/21

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Centre for Educational Development

The Centre for Educational Development (CED) provides expert support and facilitation to enhance education provision within the University. CED offers consultancy and a range of professional development activities supporting key educational initiatives, curriculum development, learning, teaching and assessment, student engagement and progression.

Visit Learning and Studying for more information

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Libraries & Study Space

Stunning study space and access to world-leading resources to unleash your potential.

The McClay Library, the Biomedical Library, and the Medical Library are now accessible to students and staff at Queen's. Please be assured that a number of protective measures have been put in place to ensure your health and safety in line with public health guidance on physical distancing, hygiene and controlling the potential spread of Covid-19.

Library Guides for Your Subject Student-led induction to the McClay Video Upcoming Library Training Courses Transition Skills

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Careers, Employability & Skills

Keep up-to-date with the latest career news and comment from Queen’s with the launch of our new dedicated careers blog. This blog is written by staff at the Careers Service to bring you careers-related news, advice, comment and insider information. This is your go-to resource for news on services, events and opportunities. The blog launch coincides with the ongoing evolution of the Careers website. We’re refreshing our site to make it easier than ever to access essential careers information and resources.
Want to write for us? We are happy to feature guest blogs from current students and recent graduates of Queen’s. Please get in touch with us at

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International Student Support

The International Student Support team is here to help you make the most of your experience as an international student. Our dedicated team provides professional advice in relation to visas and immigration.

Our website contains lots of useful information relating to your BRP, key contactsstudent banking options and much more! Be sure to check out our dedicated FAQs page!

Immigration and Visa Guidance information session available now!

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Queen's Accommodation

We are preparing to welcome you to Queen’s Accommodation which remains open for 2020-21 with the relevant safety measures applied to ensure students receive an authentic campus experience.

Cleaning Induction Quarantine Information

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Language Centre

The Language Centre exists to support all staff and students of the University to develop their language skills and cultural awareness.  The ability to communicate effectively is a key transferable skill in the modern workplace and improving your communicative ability in a new language can open up a broad range of global opportunities in their chosen field.  All students, regardless of your degree course, are welcome and encouraged to engage with the Language Centre to understand how you can pick up a new language, or build on your existing language skills, by participating in our courses or on campus initiatives.

You will be able to register for the Autumn Programme 2020 which will become available from 7 September until 8 October @ 5.00pm. Watch this space for more information!

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Visiting Student?

All Visiting Students to QUB, that is students who are studying on a Study Abroad, Exchange or Erasmus programme, are invited to register for our Ask a Queen’s Student! Q+A Panel on Tuesday 14 September at 10:00.

Students allocated to the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences are also invited to attend induction sessions to prepare you for studying abroad in the Faculty.

Register for Q&A Panel AHSS Orientation Programme