Postgraduate study can be a challenging and demanding period in your academic career. Fear not - MSc Marketing student Rosa provides some top tips below to help manage stress and boost your mental health and wellbeing during PG study.
Looking to earn some money and build your CV while studying at Queen's? Undergraduate student Sarah recommends using QWork to find a wide range of roles on a part-time and casual basis.
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.
At almost 200 years old, Queen’s has recently been ranked in the top 10 most beautiful historic universities in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2022). Find out what PG student Rosa loves most about the Queen's campus.
Film Studies and Production student Mark tells us all about the Queen's Esport Society's first major hosting event - the QUBLAN, a major competitive gaming tournament.
Wondering how to enjoy your spare time while studying in Belfast? Postgraduate Research student Sreyashi lists her favourite spots and activities in and around the city.
Eagerly anticipated by first to fourth year medicine students, the final year elective is one of the most exciting parts of medical school. Join Kathryn as she spends her elective in Vietnam.
2023 saw international medical electives make a comeback for Queen’s medics. Having just returned from her own, final year student Kathryn shares how she and friends planned 4 weeks at a hospital in Vietnam.
Find out how you can sign up for the Queen's Health Centre and keep on top of your health and wellbeing during your time at university.
The Queen’s Mountaineering Club (QUBMC) seeks to instil a sense of adventure and community in its members. We hike, climb, and socialise all over Ireland and beyond.
Whether you’re into outdoor festive fun, terrible tales, or a good old-fashioned night out, there’s an activity for everyone this Hallowe’en in Belfast, all while supporting locally owned businesses.
With Belfast only a two hour train journey from Dublin, Queen's is the ideal choice for students travelling from the Republic of Ireland. Check out why medicine student Disha believes she made the right decision to study at Queen's.
Are you studying a course that doesn't offer a compulsory placement? International Relations and Politics student Charlotte provides some top tips for securing your ideal placement and how to navigate the application process.
Embarking on a Master of Science in Marketing is a thrilling journey that combines rigorous academic pursuits with real-world practical applications. Rosa summarises what a typical week looks like for an MSc Marketing student.
There are plenty of medicine-specific clubs and societies at Queen’s, meaning you’ll never be short on things to do throughout your degree. Fourth year student Kathryn is here to give you the low down on what’s on offer.
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.
Belfast is a thriving cultural hub, offering performances and entertainment to suit any taste. French and Spanish student Zoë gives an overview of the most popular performing arts venues in the city.
Medicine student Hiya discusses practical insights, tips, and tricks to ensure that your first year is academically successful and a time of holistic growth, balance, and development.
Looking to enhance your university experience with a once in a lifetime trip abroad? GB student Charlotte recently had a chance to visit Fiji with Think Pacific for a local community project.
Making the leap from undergraduate to postgraduate study can be a challenge. If you’re a prospective postgraduate student, here are some things to expect when beginning your new education journey...
Hi, I’m Timothy! I am a second-year medical student at Queen’s and have really enjoyed my first year here. Here are some of my experiences and useful tips for moving to Belfast and studying at Queen’s!
It’s freshers week, and everything is new. But before you know it, you’ll be sitting that last exam and plunging into your first uni summer! Final year student Kathryn is here to give you advice on how to make the most of everything in between.
Embarking on a postgraduate research degree can be a demanding and often overwhelming period for students. PhD student Sreyashi tells us how she deals with stress and anxiety during the doctoral process.
Are you a brand new or returning student? Undergraduate student Charlotte explains the registration and induction process for the new academic year below.
Urban community gardens and allotments provide many social and environmental benefits, but how safe is produce grown in urban soils? Postgraduate student Jennifer Newell describes her research into urban agroecology.
Balancing your academic career with your personal life can be challenging, particularly when you're a parent and studying a full-time degree. Patrina discusses how she manages the pressures of being a student parent.
Starting university is undoubtedly a big transition for many. Ahead of your first term, Biomedical Science student Sarah shares some words of wisdom on the realities of student life and how you can make the most of your time at Queen's.
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.
Starting university can be very daunting when you’re used to school life and there are many, many differences between the two. Charlotte has made a list of key differences between university and school to help you prepare for the transition.
Everyone's university experience is unique, filled with exciting experiences and opportunities to make life-long friends and enhance your employability. Marketing student Rosa shares her most memorable moments from her time at Queen's.
If you’ve got the drive and innovation, Belfast is the place to make your entrepreneurial dreams happen - find out how Computer Science graduate Liam has benefitted from the support and advice offered by SU Enterprise.
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.
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.
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.
Only a short journey away from Belfast is a strip of coastline along the north of the country called the Causeway Coast. Computer Science student Russell recently checked out the sandy beaches, bustling seaside towns and historic landmarks.
Summer studentships are offered to medical students at Queen's to develop research skills and enhance employability prospects. Patrick Doherty tells us about his current project which aims to promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in GP training.
Transitioning into university life can seem scary, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are five things you shouldn’t worry about before coming to university.
Esports in Northern Ireland has been expanding steadily, and the Queen's team is proving to be a dominant force within the community. Mark McCourt tells us more about the growth in interest and what the future holds for Esports in NI.
One of the biggest events every year in Belfast is the Belsonic Festival, where A-List artists come to perform to huge audiences. Medicine student Patrick was lucky enough to see Lizzo and Florence and the Machine this year - read more below!
Finding a balance between studying and relaxing can be difficult, but looking after your wellbeing throughout the academic year is vital. PhD student Philip provides top tips for maintaining a healthy student life during postgraduate studies.
Instagram is a popular platform for bloggers to document beauty spots, scenic trips and plates of food that look like works of art. Anthropology student Ciara Ashley highlights what makes Belfast an instagram-worthy spot.
Located only two hours from Belfast, Derry is well-known for its unique history and iconic murals. Join Conflict Transformation & Social Justice student Sami on a recent trip to the city.
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.
A weird and wonderful society has recently landed at Queen's, celebrating all things rubber ducks - Computer Science undergraduate Tim Chan tells us more about the society and how you can get involved.
Moving to Belfast gives international students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a unique and vibrant culture. American PG student Sami looks back on what she has experienced during her time in Northern Ireland.
Exams finished or got a spare Saturday? Get your ticket, hop on a train and explore a new part of Northern Ireland and beyond with Kathryn’s recommendations!
Belfast is a bustling hub of social activity and natural beauty spots, making it a dynamic subject for both photography fans and social media influencers. Second year Medicine student Mehak Bindra highlights the city's most visually appealing areas.
Moving from school to university is an exciting step into a new stage, filled with life lessons, changes and new experiences galore! Looking back on her time at uni, here are 6 things Kathryn feels you might just learn along the way.
Local international food stores offer a wide variety of cuisines for students to enjoy the comforts of their home dishes, as well as explore new tastes and recipes. Hiya Grover explores the range of international grocery stores in Belfast.
Belfast's proximity to popular Irish cities allows students to plan day trips and weekends away, jam-packed with plenty of scenic hot spots and historical points of interest. Postgraduate student Sami Koitz details a recent trip to Galway and Dublin.
Moving away from home can undoubtedly be a big transition for many students. Biomedical Science student Sarah Geraghty provides some top tips to help you get settled in and battle the pangs of homesickness.
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.
Moving abroad for university can often be a daunting time for students. Public History student Molly Elspas provides a few words of wisdom for those who are making the big move from the US to Belfast.
Making sure your spiritual side is taken care of can be a big deal when choosing a university. Fourth year student Kathryn shares how she found a church for her in Belfast, and what you can expect to as a Christian student at Queen’s.
With summer right around the corner, concerts are a great way to hang out with friends and enjoy some of the world-class talent coming to Belfast, rain or shine!
The amount of restaurants to choose from in Belfast can be extensive and overwhelming, so Mehak has put together her top 6 recommendations to cover everything from breakfast to lunch and dinner to drinks!
It's that time again! Join Medical Student Kathryn as she takes you through a weekend of revision for her medicine exams, see all the best study spots on campus and get some tips for coping with the busyness of it all.
Paddy has noticed the pinch of being a student at a time when the cost of living is going up and up. Here's how he is turning his unwanted clothes into a nice little earner!
Are you starting to think about your uni application? Worried about which uni is right for you when there are over 160 universities available in the UK alone? Well, you are not alone and Niamh is here with some advice to help.
Belfast is a city of bustling streets, a vibrant atmosphere, ever changing weather and endless places to explore. Hear some ideas to get you out and about from Marketing postgrad Rosa.
Sarah had her heart set on staying close to home and studying Medicine in Galway but life had other plans. Hear for her about her very honest experience and how she knows now that Queen's was the right choice.
Coming from England many people asked me why I was going to Queen’s, especially as it seemed so far away. Here are the main 7 reasons why I chose Queen’s University!
The pressures of modern life coupled with dealing with grief AND trying to complete a PhD can be a struggle. PhD Student Philip has some tips on how he copes with it all.
Growing up, I witnessed my parents volunteering their time, efforts, expertise, and money to give back to the society and help others. So naturally, volunteering was innately nurtured in me. Find out about Ten Foundations from Reham.
I'm a Learning Disabilities Nurse at Queen's and my online videos encouraging everyone to learn Makaton got me an invite to the King's Coronation. Take a look at the highlights in my vlog!
University is the perfect time to to explore learning or improving a foreign language. French and Spanish student Zoe has listed all the great resources at Queen's to help you brush up on your skills whether you're studying a language or not!
Queen's Accommodation organises lots of trips and activities to help you make friends while exploring Belfast. Join Tarra on a wellbeing walk through Botanic Gardens.
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!
University can become very stressful sometimes and it can be hard to find time for yourself or your health. Check out Manasa's blog should you need any tips.
Starting Medical School, be that straight from high school or a previous degree, can be a huge change, and it’s sometimes hard to know what to expect. Blogger Hiya is here to give you an idea of a typical week for her.
Are you a GB student who is considering Queen's but concerned about travel costs and inconvenience? Worry no more as Russell talks you through how quick, cheap and EASY it is to get to Belfast.
Newcastle is a fabulous spot to spend the weekend, clearing your head or blowing off some steam after a hectic semester. Check out Charlotte's blog about things to do in Newcastle!
As a prestigious university in the UK, Queen’s University is a sensible choice, so many wonderful things are ahead. Check out Chinese student Zonglin Yuan's guide to Queen’s.
Ever wondered what it's like on a medicine placement? Join Medical Student Kathryn as she takes you through a typical week on placement.
"A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and was honestly the best experience in my life" - Hear from James about his Study Abroad experience in the USA!
It doesn’t take much to reel me into a bar on the weekend, a decent drink promo usually does the trick. But on weekdays, I am more particular about where I spend my nights. Here are my top five!
As soon as your studies are over for the summer, there are still vast opportunities to improve your CV, learn new skills and earn some money through the different programs run by Queen's. Check out Charlotte's blog for tips.
Missing Malaysian dishes? Can't get traditional spices and sauces at Tesco? Fear not, food aficionados! There are some great Asian grocery stores and supermarkets in Belfast that will be able to satisfy your craving for Malaysian cuisine.
As an international student, I had some worries about where I could spend my days off from school, but as I have found, there are a million things to do in Belfast on the weekends. Here's a typical Saturday for me...
Back again and better than ever, Kathryn shares her experience of being part of the SWOT fashion show- an amazing event that supports the work of hospitals around the world.
Happening house party or a night on the town? Whether you've been here forever or it's your first time celebrating St.Paddy's, our students share their celebrations and some useful tips on how you can make the most of the holiday!
So you're going on your first nursing placement...Second year nursing students Patrina and Megan have put together a super useful list of everything you need to remember!
Placement truly is where you learn your nursing craft, but it can be terrifying if you don’t know what to expect. Make sure you're prepared with Nursing students Megan and Patrina's amazing guide to placements!
Northern Ireland has some unique slang and vocab that I’ve learned over the past few months. I’ve put together a wee list of 10 words that I believe are essential to learn before flying over the pond for university.
Really hungry but not much time between classes? Charlotte's here with her guide to the best places to grab some food around campus. Warning...contains seriously delicious eats.
The annual charity fashion show put on by fourth year medics is a rite of passage for students at Queen’s. Kathryn shares why she’s loved taking part and how Queen's medics support the work of hospitals around the world.
Our phones make life so much easier if it’s to talk to someone, share what you’ve been doing recently or trying to do some research. Use that to your advantage by downloading these 6 apps that Mehak highly recommends to make your life simpler!
Looking for a fun way to fill the cold, dark evenings? Medical student Kathryn shares her top tips on how to enjoy time with your friends without breaking the bank.
Vintage, pre-loved, thrift, second-hand, call it whatever you want but make you buy it! Check out Camila's blog on how we can all make a big difference with small changes.
You don't need to leave your faith behind when you start at Queen's. Join Ciara for a tour around the Catholic Chaplaincy and find out about all the groups and events that you can be a part of.
Interested in studying Actuarial Science and Risk Management at Queen’s? First year Indonesian blogger Keziah shares a glimpse of her day-to-day life as an Actuarial Science student!
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...
Medical student Kathryn has been born and bred in N.I. If you’re considering making Belfast your home for university, here are some essential things she thinks you should know before you get here.
Welcome to Belfast! If you are an International Student and unsure of what you should do your first two weeks upon arrival…you’ve come to the right place! Check out Kate's Survival Guide...
Interested in coming to study Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at a Russell Group University in the UK? Check out Veronica's blog about a day in her life!
Holocaust Memorial events are a great opportunity to be part of the community commemoration, learning from genocide to create a better future. Hear what American Student Sami learned from the events in Belfast.
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...
When it comes to employability, employers want to see something beyond a degree classification. Hear how Law student Nathan is improving his employability while he studies.
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.
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.
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.
Whether you're an espresso or salted caramel iced latte type person, there's a coffee shop in Belfast for you! Check out Kathryn's fave spots in this video.
Worried that studying medicine equals constant study and no social life? Not at Queen's! Check out Disha's blog on her expectations of being a medicine student at Queen's versus the reality.