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Applying to Queen's

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Hiya Grover | 9 January, 2024

Undergraduate student Hiya talks through how she prepared for her Medicine interview and offers some top tips for how to approach the process confidently.

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Rosa Hasson | 8 December, 2023

Thinking of applying for postgraduate study at Queen's? MSc Marketing student Rosa details the application process step-by-step below.

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Philip Rivers | 13 October, 2023

Thinking of pursuing postgrad research? PhD student Philip gives some words of wisdom regarding the PhD application process at Queen's, including how to find the right supervisor for your research topic, and funding options available to students.

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Kathryn Allen | 14 August, 2023

Current student Kathryn shares her advice to get the most out of an open day at Queen’s.

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Staff writer | 11 August, 2023

When calling a university during the Clearing process, you can expect to be asked a variety of questions to assess your suitability for the available course. Here are some common questions you may encounter.

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Staff writer | 9 August, 2023

There are many reasons to go through Clearing. Perhaps you’ve chosen to decline your offers, or you missed out on your grades. No matter, Clearing has many options for you. Read our top tips for mastering the Clearing process below.

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Holly Anna Lennon | 7 August, 2023

MA English Literary Studies student Holly discusses her Clearing process and how her decisions led to a rewarding academic experience at Queen's.

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Charlotte Lock | 26 July, 2023

Worried about results day? Charlotte has some helpful tips and tricks to battle anxiety in the lead up to receiving your grades.

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Jane Lai | 10 March, 2023

Everything you ever wanted to know about studying Medicine at Queen's, answered by Fourth Year Medical Student Jane Lai.

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ADVICE | 18 January, 2023

Are you trying to decide which subject to apply for? We asked the experts (current students) to give you the tips which helped them decide. After all, they’ve been there, done that and got the t-shirt. Literally.

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Staff Writer | 13 January, 2023

Deciding where to go to university is HARD. There are a lot of factors to consider. So, we have boiled it down to 5 of the best questions to ask yourself, to help you make the right decision for you.

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Patrick Doherty | 23 June, 2022

Personal statement stressing you out? Queen's medical student Patrick is here with a ton of great tips and advice to help you craft a personal statement that makes you stand out from the crowd.

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Manasa Ramakrishna | 17 May, 2022

Calling all Canadians considering Queen's! From UCAS to BRPs and everything in between; Manasa's put together a guide filled with advice to help you get here.

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Georgia Thornton-Smith | 31 March, 2022

Are you starting your A Levels this September and interested in becoming a student at Queen’s University Belfast? Check out Georgia's blog on the Pathway Opportunity Programme.

Dylan talks about his Clearing experience | 22 July, 2021

Dylan is a second-year Biochemistry student at Queen's. He missed out on his first choice by a single grade last year. He tells us how Clearing opened new possibilities up for him.

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 2 February, 2020

So, you've applied for your preferred Universities and now you're waiting for the offers to start flooding in. But it doesn't stop there, UCAS applications are just the start of your journey! Here's how to prepare for the next steps.

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Alishia O'Boyle, Law LLB | 19 June, 2019

Coming through adjustment, especially being the only student in my school to do so that year, was a pleasantly surprising but simple process which led me to where I initially wanted to be in the first place – Queen's.

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 23 July, 2018

Before applying to universities, I went to a load of open days - they’re the perfect opportunity to see which uni suits you. Here are 6 reasons to visit a Queen’s open day.

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What is the Russell Group and what does it mean for students who study at a Russell Group University? Peter share's his thoughts on why choosing a research-intensive university was a perfect fit.

Francesca D'Souza, BSc Economics | 5 July, 2019

There are lots of reasons you might find yourself using Clearing to secure a University Place but it can still be a nervewracking experience. Francesca is sharing her Clearing story and how it helped her find the perfect course at Queen's.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 17 August, 2018

If you’re coming to the Open Day then let’s hope you’ve got an hour or two to spare before heading home as there’s a load to do in Belfast. Here’s 5 things to check out while you’re here.

Louise Shields, BSc Psychology | 27 November, 2019

From quality teaching to fun-packed student nights, Psychology undergraduate Louise Shields explains why she chose Queen’s.