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Wheelchair user
Alastair Bull | 28 January, 2023

Would you like to live in uni halls 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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Nathan Bell | 27 January, 2023

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.

Dublin and Belfast
Beth Molloy | 25 January, 2023

Cost of living, travel times and the need to break free after the lockdowns helped Beth decide to come to Belfast. Read her story here...

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Hannah Wasson | 20 January, 2023

Belfast has so many great local coffee shops making it easy to support small! Here Hannah has compiled a list of a few of her favourites.

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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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Beth Molloy | 20 January, 2023

Are you feeling the squeeze this January? Beth has some top tips on how to get through January without breaking the bank!

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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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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.

Camila and her friends at the Giant's Causeway
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.

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Erin Boyle | 12 January, 2023

It can be a really big step to come out but you'll get lots of support from Queen's Pride Society. Every coming out story is unique, here's Erin's...

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Kathryn Allen | 11 January, 2023

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.

Belfast Giant's Game
Charlotte Jennings | 10 January, 2023

Belfast is number one in the UK for ice hockey but we also compete at football, rugby and Gaelic games. Intrigued? Find out where to get your sports fix in Belfast with student blogger Charlotte.

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Hiya Grover | 9 January, 2023

Join Hiya for a tour through the Medical Biology Centre Library at Queen's.

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Hiya Grover | 6 January, 2023

Join Hiya for a tour through the McClay Library and see all the facilities, resources and study spaces.

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Charlotte Jennings | 5 January, 2023

A club for every night of the week plus karaoke, beer pong, live music and dancing, check out Charlotte's blog on the best places for a night out in Belfast! Where you for tonight?

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Disha Suresh Kumar | 4 January, 2023

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.

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Ashvi Prem | 3 January, 2023

Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, Holi, Diwali, Bollywood Night, Qulture Shock and more! Indian student Ashvi discusses all the things you can do to feel closer to home and mix with the Indian community at Queen's and in Belfast.

The Graduate School
Cara MacSherry | 2 January, 2023

It's hard enough to stay on top of your studies but what's it like to be a part-time student AND a full time mum? Check out Cara's blog on a day in her life.

Suzanne and friends in the Union
Suzanne Mooney | 29 December, 2022

Curious as to how exactly an Accounting student at Queen's spends a typical day? Check out Suzanne's blog to find out!

The Bridge House
Zonglin Yuan | 28 December, 2022

International Business Law student Zonglin Yuan from China has some recommendations for a restaurant and a pub with student-friendly prices and some organisations to help you make friends and settle in in Belfast.

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Divyata Bhola | 27 December, 2022

Join Indian postgrad student Divyata for her tour of all the great facilities and support services in One Elmwood Student Centre and Students’ Union.

Elmwood Building for Geography
Charlotte Lock | 23 December, 2022

What does studying Geography at Queen's look like? Join undergraduate student blogger Charlotte to get an insight on what her daily schedule looks like.

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Russell Unsworth | 23 December, 2022

You've seen the Titanic Building, City Hall, Victoria Square and the Harland and Wolff Cranes but there's so much more to Belfast! Join Russell for his photo blog on the interesting spots he passes on his way to do the weekly shop!

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Kathryn Allen | 22 December, 2022

Mandela Hall is BACK and better than ever. Join Kathryn as she gets ready to go out and catch a gig with her friends.

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Timothy Agbonkpolor | 21 December, 2022

Would you love to come to Queen's but you're not sure if you'll be able to get your home comforts or The welcoming clubs and societies, a diverse student body,

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Sreyashi Acharjee | 20 December, 2022

Take a look at all the fun events happening at Queen's during the festive season, from karaoke to potluck parties, there's something for everyone and they're a great way to make friends, socialise and get in the Christmas spirit!

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Mehak Bindra | 19 December, 2022

As well as finishing up your registration for university, getting your BRP and settling into your new home, there are so many things on your to-do list that you must not neglect. Here's Mehak's step-by-step guide to help you!

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Lauren McGinley | 16 December, 2022

Interested in Physics but not really sure what that entails at University level? Join second year physics student Lauren as she takes you through a typical week for her.

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Charlotte Jennings | 15 December, 2022

With over 220 Clubs and Societies at Queen's you are sure to find your squad. Second year student Charlotte is in more societies than we can list!* Here are her top six (Warning...contains amazing pics! )

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Camila Montero | 14 December, 2022

Concerned about how you'll fill your free time outside of class? Check out Camila's blog on some of the activities organised by Queen's Accommodation and Student Support. Bonus- most of them are free!

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Sami Koitz | 13 December, 2022

If you choose to live in Queen's Accommodation you're in for a real treat! As well as events in social spaces throughout the week they also organise trips away every weekend. Join Sami as she goes to Davagh Forest and Observatory!

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Kathryn Allen | 12 December, 2022

There are so many options when choosing where to go for uni! In her blog, medical student Kathryn shares how she navigated this choice, and why she loves Belfast as a student city.

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Camila Montero | 9 December, 2022

Wondering what to do this weekend in Belfast? Join Camila for a wee tour of some of Belfast's lesser known attractions!

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Aakanksha Shukla | 8 December, 2022

Ever wondered what an MBA is really like? Read why Aakanksha chose to come to Queen's for her MBA and what her day looks like as a student in Belfast.

Sonic Arts Research Centre
Hannah Wasson | 7 December, 2022

Ever wondered what studying music at university is really like? Well wonder no more, third year music student Hannah is here to tell you all about it!

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Divyata Bhola | 6 December, 2022

Spend a day with Indian postgrad student Divyata all the way from her morning gym session to her classes, her accommodation, a trip to the library and and a jaunt to the city centre.

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Sami Koitz | 5 December, 2022

Do I regret moving across the pond to go to graduate school? Absolutely not! Do I wish I had planned better to move halfway across the world to go to get a Master’s degree? Absolutely! See Sami's tips!!

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Caitlin Trainor | 2 December, 2022

Everyone knows it's important to have valuable work experience in your CV when it comes to applying for jobs after you graduate. Caitlin is here with some top tips on how to boost your CV while you study.

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Sreyashi Acharjee | 1 December, 2022

Do you want to get on a PhD programme but have no idea where to start or how to find funding? Sreyashi is here with her amazing video guide to application timelines, applying for scholarships, acing interviews and writing your application.

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Camila Montero | 30 November, 2022

If you're living in Queen's accommodation make sure to take advantage of all the trips they organise. They're a great way to make new friends and see more of Northern Ireland. Join Camila for a sunrise social at Crawfordsburn beach.

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Ciara Cunningham | 30 November, 2022

It’s a tradition every year to have Thanksgiving dinner at the Catholic Chaplaincy at Queen’s. It’s a great time to spend with friends, eat some good food and share what you’re thankful for from the past year. Check out Ciara's blog!

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Ciara Ashley | 29 November, 2022

Belfast has a wide variety of things to do during the festive period, from Christmas markets to pantomimes. There is something for everyone!

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Beth Molloy | 28 November, 2022

Wondering how to spend a weekend in Belfast on a budget? Join student Beth as she takes you to some free and discounted spots right around campus!

The Graduate School
Sreyashi Acharjee | 25 November, 2022

At the Graduate School at Queen's, you can avail of high-quality, transdisciplinary training and development to help you stand out in a fast-paced, global job market. Hear about the highlights in PhD student Sreyashi's blog.

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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!

Bike chained at University Street
Holly Anna Lennon | 23 November, 2022

It doesn't take big steps to reduce your carbon footprint. Check out literature studies student Holly Anna Lennon's top tips on how you can make a difference.

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Reham Lasheen | 22 November, 2022

Join Egyptian student Reham Lasheen as she takes us through a day in her life as a Public Health student at Queen's.

Lanyon in the evening
Beth Molloy | 21 November, 2022

Since the clocks went back an hour on the last Sunday in October, our evenings are becoming a lot darker, a lot earlier. And while winter brings the fun, festive season, it can also result in a case of the serious winter blues. Check out Beth's tips

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Sami Koitz | 18 November, 2022

Conflict Transformation and Social Justice Student Sami talks about her faith, the Jewish community in Belfast and the society at Queen's that facilitates community events.

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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!

Sami and her friends at the Giant's Causeway
Sami Koitz | 14 November, 2022

Nothing planned this weekend? There are so many wonderful spots around Northern Ireland that are accessible by public transport, why not take a trip to the epic Giant's Causeway? Sami's here to tell you all about it.

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Beth Molloy | 11 November, 2022

As prices everywhere seem to be on the rise, students are continuing to feel the pinch. Now, more than ever, it is critical for students to make their pound stretch as far as possible. Join Beth for some top tips for saving on the food shop.

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Sami Koitz | 10 November, 2022

Queen's Accommodation organises a trip to Derry for Halloween every year. If you missed out on Europe's biggest Halloween celebration then join Sami for her recap!

Mountaineering club
Sami Koitz | 9 November, 2022

There are over 200 clubs and societies that you can choose to join at Queen's. From academic, religious, political, sports related, and more there are really clubs for every type of student. Check out Sami's blog on the Mountaineering Club.

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Beth Molloy | 7 November, 2022

Located just two hours by bus from Belfast, Derry/Londonderry is internationally renowned for its commitment to embracing the Halloween spooky spirit. Hear what Beth got up to and watch her spooktacular highlights video!

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Caitlin Piper | 4 November, 2022

Hear what biomed student Caitlin's placement was like and pick up a few tips and tricks on how to go about securing a placement yourself!

The Graduate School
Sami Koitz | 3 November, 2022

American Postgrad Sami Koitz takes you through a day in her life as a Conflict Transformation and Social Justice student at Queen's.

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Kathryn Allen | 2 November, 2022

There is really something for everyone in Belfast, from trad nights to club nights. Join Kathryn as she takes you round some of the arenas and smaller venues in Belfast.

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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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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!

Zoe Totten in France
Zoë Totten | 31 October, 2022

Fourth year French and Spanish student Zoe is just back from a year in France- check out her guide to get you off to a great start in your year abroad.

Highlighters
Kathryn Allen | 27 October, 2022

Medical student Kathryn gives her best advice on keeping motivated to study as the term goes on.

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Lindsey Mitchell | 25 October, 2022

Mature student Lindsey Mitchell has come back to student life to pursue a career helping people with Substance Use Disorders. She discusses juggling family life and keeping up with the pace as an older (and maybe not wiser!) student.

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Manasa Ramakrishna | 30 September, 2022

Starting university is a big step and moving to a new continent is an even bigger one. Canadian student Manasa and her mom discuss why her decision to come to Queen's was the right one.

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Kathryn Allen | 27 October, 2022

Queen’s student Kathryn Allen shares how she learned to manage money as a uni student and tips on how you can too!

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Niamh McMullan | 18 October, 2022

Join Niamh for a look at a day in her life as a Media and Broadcast Production Master’s student on a busy Thursday.

Ciara Ashley and her mum
Ciara Ashley | 12 October, 2022

It's a big deal choosing to move to a different country for university. We asked Liverpudlian student Ciara why she chose Queen's and what her mum Pauline thought about it!

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Niamh McMullan | 10 October, 2022

Niamh has put together the ultimate guide to help you settle into your new surroundings to kick start your new year at Queen’s. With productivity tips, tips on managing stress and resources at Queen’s.

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Kathryn Allen | 7 October, 2022

4th year student Kathryn shares her daily routine in the hospitals, and shares tips on how to make the most of your placement, whatever it looks like!

Houses in Sweden
Caitlin Trainor | 6 October, 2022

"Moving abroad and attending a different University was daunting at the time, but by far one of the best experiences of my life". Read Caitlin's study abroad experience.

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Kathryn Allen | 29 September, 2022

Student life brings with it a new level of independence. Kathryn shares tips on how to use your new opportunities for the good of the planet, all on a student’s budget!

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Manasa Ramakrishna | 28 September, 2022

As autumn rolls in you may be feeling a bit stressed out about going back to uni and while we can’t completely get rid of all your worries, there are a couple ways you can prepare. Here’s Manasa with her top 9 tips.

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Tobias Hunter-Tod | 27 September, 2022

Thinking Belfast is 'too far away' for uni because you have to get on a plane? See how quick and easy it is in Tobias' video of his journey here.

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James McGeehan | 26 September, 2022

Joining a Society may be the best thing you do in your life! Okay, maybe not that important, but it can make the difference between a good university experience and a great one. Here's James with his experience...

Rossita on placement
Rossita Maclean | 23 September, 2022

Nothing brings engineering to life like experience in industry. Hear from Engineering student Rossita on her placement experience.

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Tobias Hunter-Tod | 21 September, 2022

As a student at university, you’ll inevitability find yourself heading to a coffee shop from time to time, whether this is for studying or simply catching up with friends. Tobias shares some of his favourite coffee spots around Belfast.

Just be You
Kathryn Allen | 20 September, 2022

It’s natural to be worried about what other people will be like at university- but fourth year Medical student Kathryn shares her experience of how we’re all in this together.

Careers chat
Holly Nesbitt | 19 September, 2022

Part-time work offers you the opportunity to earn while studying and gain transferable skills which can help you gain graduate jobs. Check out Holly's top tips for getting work and experience.

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James McGeehan | 16 September, 2022

Starting university is a big deal for everyone. Throw in moving countries AND a global pandemic and there are gonna be a few challenges. Hear from GB History and Politics student James on how he made the most of it all.

The Empire
Kathryn Allen | 15 September, 2022

Moving to Belfast? Wondering where you’re going to get your fix of gigs? Look no further as Fourth year student Kathryn shares her guide to Belfast’s music scene.

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Holly Nesbitt | 14 September, 2022

Whether it's financial worries or deadline distress, there's always someone at Queen's you can turn to for support. Holly lists 10 services below that you can always turn to.

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Kathryn Allen | 13 September, 2022

Queen’s student Kathryn shares her top picks for little-known but excellent cafés around the campus.

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Claire Ford | 12 September, 2022

As the new term approaches, so does Queen’s annual Freshers Fair. This is, of course, the perfect time to get involved in a range of university societies. Not sure which to pick? Queen’s Consulting is a great choice!

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Claire Ford | 9 September, 2022

Freshers – the main event on the university calendar. Read Claire's blog on what to expect from Freshers' Week!

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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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Georgia Thornton-Smith | 7 September, 2022

Whether you're nervous, excited or not even sure what Freshers Week is, Georgia is here with the low-down and some top tips to ensure you have an amazing Freshers!

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SU President Emma Murphy | 7 September, 2022

Hear from Students' Union President Emma Murphy, about the amazing new student space which has opened this week.

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Georgia Thornton-Smith | 6 September, 2022

The countdown to going to term time is on! Whether you're a first year or a final year, Georgia has some top tips for getting back into the swing of it.

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Manasa Ramakrishna | 5 September, 2022

If you’re looking for a creative list of things to do that don’t involve alcohol or you just want something a little different to do, then this list is for you!

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Tessa Rendina | 2 September, 2022

Postgraduate student Tessa from America discusses how her expectations differed from the reality of student life in Belfast- spoiler alert- it was better than she thought!

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Kathryn Allen | 1 September, 2022

Medical student Kathryn shares why she’s glad she took the plunge and got involved with societies here at Queen's and how good things come to those who go for it!

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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!