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Sreyashi Acharjee | 23 April, 2024

Residential Assistant Sreyashi discusses her role within the Student Accommodation team and the benefits of being a Residential Assistant!

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Sreyashi Acharjee | 8 April, 2024

Residential Assistant Sreyashi recently visited IKEA as part of a trip organised by the Queen's accommodation team. Check out the highlights!

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Wai Siew Ng (Tarra) | 26 February, 2024

Law student Tarra enjoys sightseeing, goat yoga and more during a recent series of trips throughout Northern Ireland, organised by the Queen's Accommodation team.

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Ghada Al Fakih | 20 February, 2024

Join Lebanese student Ghada on a tour of her student accommodation in the heart of Belfast city centre.

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Mehak Bindra | 22 November, 2023

Wondering where to choose for accommodation at Queen's? Medicine student Mehak explains why Elms BT1 was her ideal choice as an international student moving to Belfast.

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Radhika Gupta | 25 September, 2023

Check out these handy tips to making the most of your stay in student accommodation!

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Lauren McGinley | 1 September, 2023

Planning to pack for the big move to university but not sure where to start? ROI student Lauren McGinley provides the ultimate checklist of essential items for day-to-day student life.

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Russell Unsworth | 16 August, 2023

Although most first year students move out of their home and into accommodation when going to university, it’s not until their second year that they move into their own house. Finding and securing a house can be a stressful but rewarding experience.

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Lauren McGinley | 12 July, 2023

Making the move from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland can be a big transition and involves a few key considerations. Astrophysics student Lauren McGinley provides some useful tips to help you get settled into life in Belfast.

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Sarah Geraghty | 16 June, 2023

Living in university accommodation can be a big leap from the comforts of home, but it is the perfect way to meet fellow students and make lifelong friends. Sarah Geraghty explains the benefits of living in Elms BT9 during your first year at Queen's.

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Charlotte Lock | 28 April, 2023

If you’re weighing up the pros and cons of moving into student accommodation rather than making the commute to Queen’s everyday then this blog post is for you. Read Charlotte's seven perks!

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James Stockdale | 9 February, 2023

Would you like to live in uni halls but you're concerned about accessibility? Law Student James has had his room adapted to suit his needs and loved his time in Elms BT9, here's his experience...

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Alastair Bull | 28 January, 2023

Would you like to live in University Accommodation but you're concerned about accessibility? Wheelchair user Alastair has been really enjoying his time at Elms BT1, here's what he has to say about it...

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Yi Teng | 18 January, 2023

The time I have spent living in Queen's Accommodation BT2 has been fantastic. This blog offers a sneak peek of life in Elms BT2 accommodation.

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Fannya Ratana Sandjaja | 16 January, 2023

Indonesian student Fannya's here with a great guide on how to find off-campus accommodation if you're an international student.

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Camila Montero | 13 January, 2023

If you're living in Queen's accommodation make sure to take advantage of all the trips. They're a great way to make new friends and see more of Northern Ireland. Join Camila for a trip to the Giant's Causeway, the Dark Hedges and the North Coast.

Jayati Moodley | 24 November, 2022

Are you keen to get green at Queen's? The Elms BT9 allotment offers an opportunity to reconnect with nature, meet new friends and gain skills in sustainable gardening. Plus you can help save the bees!

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Sami Koitz | 1 November, 2022

Everyone knows- packing is HARD! What do you really need and what is a waste of precious suitcase space? American student Sami is here with her top tips on what she wished she'd left at home and what was really worth hauling across the globe!

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Caitlin Piper | 16 November, 2022

First year is easy; just live in halls! But how do you go about finding the best option for second year and beyond? Caitlin's here with her guide to finding student digs in Belfast!

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Sreyashi Acharjee | 31 October, 2022

Happy Halloween everyone! Join postgrad student Sreyashi for a taste of the spooktacular Halloween activities taking place in Queen's Accommodation!

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Manasa Ramakrishna | 8 September, 2022

Getting accommodation can be stressful, especially if you’re an international student trying to organise it from afar. Take a look at Manasa's guide to finding your new home in Belfast.

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Patrick Doherty | 31 August, 2022

When you move to university for the first time, you may forget some small but essential things from your packing list. Here are Patrick's top 10 accommodation essentials that you must not forget!

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Manasa Ramakrishna | 23 August, 2022

Wondering where to choose for accommodation at Queen's? Canadian blogger Manasa has been loving life in Elms BT1, check out her Q&A session.

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Kathryn Allen | 10 August, 2022

Kathryn recommends some home-grown talent to soundtrack your move to university life in Belfast.

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Darshana Araventhan | 1 August, 2022

Thinking about living in the Queen’s Accommodation and would like to know more about it? Here are some of the activities held by the Queen’s accommodation that might interest you!

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Darshana Araventhan | 28 July, 2022

Moving out of your home and into a university dorm room or your own space is a big occasion in everyone's life. Darshana has some advice for international students to help prepare you for the big day.

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Kishant Paramendaran | 29 July, 2022

Whether you want to get to know your flatmates or need some ideas for a rainy day in Halls, Kishant's here with his list of six fun things to do.

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Ashvi Prem | 5 July, 2022

Indian student vlogger Ashvi Prem takes you on a tour of her room and flat in Elms BT1 and shows what she gets up to with her flatmates.

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Darshana Araventhan | 14 June, 2022

Go from flatmates to best mates with Darshana's top tips on how to get along in a shared house.

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Tobias Hunter-Tod | 9 June, 2022

From student halls to rented properties, over the past three years at university, as a GB student, Tobias has experienced his fair share when it comes to student accommodation. Here are his top tips on student housing in Belfast.

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Sumita Selvakumar | 8 June, 2022

From taking advantage of all the trips organised for you, to meeting your new best mate at the Coffee Bar activities, Sumita's here with a guide to making the most of living in Queen's Accommodation.

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Seohyun (Rebecca) Lee | 6 June, 2022

South Korean student Seohyun Lee takes you on a tour of Queen's Elms BT9 Accommodation including a look at the Treehouse social space, her shared kitchen and bedroom.

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Ciara Ashley | 19 May, 2022

Ciara Ashley from Liverpool is a first-year Anthropology student and here is her experience of living in Queen's Accommodation (Elms BT1).

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Mollie Egan-Crossan | 6 May, 2022

Take a tour around Elms BT1 with Film and Theatre Making student Mollie.

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Tessa Rendina | 8 April, 2022

Wondering how to find the right accommodation for you? From settling in to making friends, Tessa shares her tips and her experience of living in Queen's postgraduate accommodation.

Valerie Chen, 3rd year Business student | 28 September, 2021

You’ve finally made your way to Queen’s, met your new flatmates and spent a few nights in your new home. If you're still nervous about all these changes, take a look at Valerie’s tips about how to settle into uni accommodation.

Staff writer | 21 September, 2021

Want to make your uni room feel like home but on a budget? Don’t worry, we’ve got you. Here are 25 things you can buy for under £25 that will personalise your new space in seconds. Warning: some suggestions may be more useful than others…

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Queen's Student Blog | 30 January, 2022

At Queen’s Accommodation, we don’t just provide first-class student rooms, we offer a jam-packed social schedule to help you make friends. From day trips to quiz nights, there is with something for everyone. Here is a taster.

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Maisha Hossain, MA Creative Writing | 3 September, 2018

You can’t beat the craic in Queen’s accommodation, says postgraduate student Maisha Hossain.

Marissa Piccolo, MA Global Security | 11 June, 2018

Belfast has affordable student housing to suit all lifestyles and budgets.

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Hannah Badger, BSc (Hons) Human Biology | 23 March, 2018

It’s not as bad as you think (and you’ll be guaranteed free food!).

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Northern Ireland Student Blog | 26 March, 2018

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Queen's Student Blog | 30 May, 2021

The ultimate list of must-haves, might-wants, luxury items and basic essentials.

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Queen's Student Blog | 4 June, 2019

Don’t panic, no matter which NI uni you’ve enrolled to, we’ve got accommodation options to suit.

Ruchismita Bhattachar, MSc Business Analytics | 17 January, 2020

International postgraduate student Ruchismita Bhattacharjee gives a sneak peek inside student life in Queen’s Accommodation in College Gardens.

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Cat Rafferty, Residential Assistant | 23 February, 2022

Residential Assistant, Cat Rafferty, is here to answer some of your frequently asked questions about living in Queen’s Accommodation.

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Alisha Ratcliffe, BA English | 13 February, 2018

There are lots of affordable areas where students choose to live after they move on from Queen’s accommodation. Here, undergraduate Alisha Ratcliffe explains why she chose Stranmillis.

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 27 January, 2022

From navigating a shared bathroom sitch to whether to bring your own pots, Peter Moor nixes all your freshers’ fears about halls.

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Alisha Ratcliffe, BA English | 4 May, 2018

So, you’ve got the grades and confirmed your offer at Queen’s, but now you face what seems like your first big feat as an adult – moving out.


Peter is sharing his thoughts on what it's really like to live in Queen's Accommodation whilst studying and why you should consider applying for a room too.

Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 10 December, 2018

Residential Assistants are there to make sure that everyone has a great time living in Student Accommodation. Today Tejinder is sharing what a Residential Assistant gets up to in an average week to make sure that happens.

Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 13 December, 2018

Queen's has a wide range of different student living options. From the city centre to our own student village there's something suit everyone. Today, Tejinder shares why she's a fan of living in Elms BT1.

Tamanna Khurana, MA Arts Management | 17 December, 2019

From navigating the rental system to decoding letting agent lingo, Tamanna Khurana, a Master’s student from Canada has you covered.

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 27 May, 2019

Jia Xin explains why deciding to live in Mount Charles, one of the wide variety of accommodation options at Queen's, has been the perfect choice for her in second year.

Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 19 March, 2019

Once you’ve selected Queen’s as your firm choice for University the next step is choosing your student accommodation. Liang is here to take you through the process.

Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 25 March, 2019

Ever wonder what your first day living in Queen’s Accommodation will be like? Well, Liang is here to tell you more about it.

Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 28 March, 2019

Moving into Queen’s Accommodation is really simple, especially once you know what to bring. Liang is here to break it down for you!

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Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 17 April, 2019

Liang, a Final Year Law Student at Queen’s breaks down his experience living with flatmates

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Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 5 November, 2018

Sharing an accommodation can sound scary, but Final Year Law Student Liang shows how it’s all worth it.

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Sue Lyn Cheang,LLB Law | 12 February, 2018

Pay attention international students: student vlogger Sue Lyn Cheang from Malaysia has your suitcase essentials covered.

Sue Lyn Cheang,LLB Law | 16 August, 2018

Student vlogger Sue Lyn Cheang from Malaysia offers a whistlestop tour of the Treehouse

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Sue Lyn Cheang,LLB Law | 16 August, 2018

Student vlogger Sue Lyn Cheang from Malaysia opens the door to her Elms BT9 room

Sue Lyn Cheang,LLB Law | 16 August, 2018

Student vlogger Sue Lyn Cheang from Malaysia shows you inside a standard room.

Sue Lyn Cheang,LLB Law | 16 August, 2018

Student vlogger Sue Lyn Cheang from Malaysia goes inside a premium standard room.

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Sue Lyn Cheang,LLB Law | 16 August, 2018

Student vlogger Sue Lyn Cheang from Malaysia shows you inside our postgraduate accommodation

What not to bring to uni | 24 August, 2021

Emily Stephenson, a third year Biological Student, tells us the dos and don'ts of packing for your first year at university.

Yi Kang Choo, LLB Law | 30 August, 2021

Yi Kang Choo tells us his journey through accommodation at Queen's. He started out at Elms BT9 in first year, where he made new friends and moved out in his final two years to private accommodation in Belfast.