Llarely Saldivar tells us about her time on a recent student wellbeing trip to watch the sunrise from the top of Cavehill. She talks what you need to bring, the joy of early starts and the small differences between Belfast and Southern California...
Here's some of the best activities our wee city has to offer - from classic pub crawls and museums to activities guaranteed to give you an adrenaline rush!
Meet American PhD student Madelyn Nowak-Roddy and read about her passion for hiking, photography and the 'Beans Challenge'. Intrigued? You should be!
Moving to Queen's, family and friends gave Ross McDonald advice on what to do and what not to do in Belfast. Here's how they matched up with reality.
Worried Belfast is too far from your family? Don’t be. With cheap airfares and super speedy flight times, your nearest and dearest won’t be able to resist a visit (or three).
You don’t just get a quality room for a great price when you move into Queen’s Accommodation – you get to go on a range of fantastic trips, including to the Game of Thrones filming locations, says Clare Rhine, MBA.
When you arrive at Queen’s, prepare to get your GOT nerd on and express your inner Stark., says Master's student Marissa Piccolo, from Connecticut, USA.
Queen’s MBA student Clare Rhine and some of her new friends at Queen's bundled up for a day of exploring the North Antrim Coast. They saw it all, including the famous Giant's Causeway and The Dark Hedges!
Summer is here (hurrah!) so there’s never been a better time to get out there and explore what’s on your doorstep. Here are a few places North and South of the border that I think are worth a visit this summer…
Belfast’s film industry is thriving with every major production crew from 'Line of Duty' to 'The Fall' coming to Northern Ireland, but which TV tribe do you belong to?
From art and food to culture and comedy, Belfast has a packed schedule of international festivals, celebrations and events for you to enjoy. Here is just a snapshot.
If all you know about Belfast is what your parents have told you about a bygone era, think again. As these students found out, Belfast is safe, friendly and affordable modern city that’s buzzing with energy and culture.
Wondering what there is to do in your downtime while you're a student at Queen's? Take a leaf out of these students' books and take in the epic countryscapes, beaches and mountains right on the doorstep of Belfast.
If you’ve got an idea for an early stage start-up, there are plenty of investment opportunities right on your doorstep in Belfast – a city with innovation at its heart.
Nervous about moving to Northern Ireland, a small country with people you’ve probably heard little about? Local student William Graham tells you everything you need to know about the NI locals.
Belfast is a thriving and fashion-forward city, bustling with high fashion boutiques and designer hot spots. Luckily, this blog post has already done the hard work and found all the best fashion spots in town.
Coming to Queen’s in September and keen to get your bearings? Film students Christian Green and Emily Wilson are here with your four-minute introductory guide.
Searching for a cultural reference point before you move to Belfast? Binge-watch these movies and TV shows to get up-to-speed on the local lingo and landscapes, says Ruchismita Bhattacharjee.
Living and studying at Queen’s University has been the best experience, but it’s not without a few surprises, says MBA student Shreya Mohal.
You’re going to university. The reality is you’re going to be doing a fair bit of reading. The perfect excuse to take a nosey round some of the cutest bookshops in and around Queen’s, says Peter Moor.
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.
It’s the weekend! No more lectures or tutorials, so what to do? Here’s my pick of activities to keep entertained (rather than just lying in bed for the whole weekend!)
Game of Thrones – the world’s top TV show. You might not know – a load of it is filmed in and around Belfast. While you’re waiting for season 8 (I know it’s taking ages!) then check out these 4 ways to become a GoT tourist! POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!
From Brexit borders to NI politics, three students who came to Queen’s from England reveal the most bizarre – and untrue - things they’ve been asked about student life in Belfast.
When you're new to Belfast, the accent can sometimes be a little different. Tejinder is here to share some of the most common phrases you might hear when you move here as well as what they mean. You'll be speaking like a local in no time!
From food so affordable she texted home to gloat to year-round live sports action, Canadian student Tamanna explains why she has fallen in love with Belfast.
Staying in Northern Ireland for the holidays? Our blogger Tamanna has this student-friendly guide to the perfect staycation in the North coast.
Belfast is filled with so many beautiful green spaces and waterways it can be hard to pick which one to visit. However, Liang has done just that! Check out his favourite Parks in Belfast and why they're the perfect escape in a busy city.
So you’ve got some free time during the night but you’re not quite sure where to hang out. Fear not, while our Malaysian Student Blogger Liang shows you how to spend your night – the Malaysian Way.