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.
It’s a tough time for everyone, but postgrad Rosa has listed some small changes you can make to everyday life to make the cost-of-living crisis that little bit easier.
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 in the middle of the minefield that is accepting your uni offers? 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.
Ciara's put together a list of ideas on what to do in and around Belfast now that it’s warming up! There's something for every budget!
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 wile exploring Belfast. Join Tarra on a wellbeing walk through Botanic Gardens.
Thinking of studying Management at Queen's? Check out Keerthana's great video!
Why spend your summer holidays working as a waiter, bar tender or shop assistants when you could do something really amazing like spending the summer working abroad?
Are you interested in doing an internship or going on placement but you've a few questions? Rosa's here to answer your questions!
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.
Manasa has 10 suggestions on how to look after yourself without breaking the bank.
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.
Want to make more of your weekend's? Geography student Charlotte took a day trip to London for under £100, check out her blog for tips!
Do you want to maximise your study abroad experience by using Belfast as your base for European travel? Check out Sami's travel blog for some tips!
Would you rather fit in or stand out? Law student Nathan has been out and about the campus looking for the coolest and most sustainable style.
"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.
Although there are many lovely spots in Belfast, there are a few places that have a particular place in my heart.
Medical Student Kathryn takes you on her weekly shop and shares some tips on how you can created delicious meals on a student budget.
Veronica has some top tips and advice on how to avoid mid-semester burnout.
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.
Everything you ever wanted to know about studying Medicine at Queen's, answered by Fourth Year Medical Student Jane Lai.
Public Health student Reham did a lot of research before choosing a university for her masters, here's what helped her make Queen's her final choice .
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.
Ever wondered what it's like to be a Computer Science Student at Queen's? Indonesian student Fannya's created this video just for you!
American student Sami took a sightseeing tour around Belfast, here are some of her favorite sights and some interesting facts she discovered...
Considering Politics at Queen's? Join Charlotte on her busiest day on campus as she takes you to all her lectures, trampolining and to the gym!
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!
It’s the time of year to begin applying to Summer Internships. Accounting student Suzanne has some top tips on how to apply, prepare and get the spot!
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.
From choirs, orchestras, musical theatre, trad sessions and more, at Queen's you'll find that there's something for everyone with a musical bone in their body!
Finding your footing in the first year isn’t always easy, so Hiya has put together a list of a few apps that could help organise your time and notes.
Whether you plan on celebrating February 14 with your friends or significant other, there's plenty of things to see and do in Belfast to get you in the mood for love.
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...
In recognition of LGBT+ History month this February, Broadcast Production student Eliza has shared 10 excellent LGBTQ films that you need to check out!
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...
Join American Student Molly Elspas as she takes us through a day in her life as a Public History Masters student at Queen's
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!
In recognition of LGBT+ History month this February, Broadcast Production student Eliza is here to tell you all about the welcoming community you'll find at Queen's!
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.
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...
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.
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.
Are you feeling the squeeze this January? Beth has some top tips on how to get through January without breaking the bank!
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.
Indonesian student Fannya's here with a great guide on how to find off-campus accommodation if you're an international student.
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.
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...
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 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.
Join Hiya for a tour through the Medical Biology Centre Library at Queen's.
Join Hiya for a tour through the McClay Library and see all the facilities, resources and study spaces.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Curious as to how exactly an Accounting student at Queen's spends a typical day? Check out Suzanne's blog to find out!
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.
Join Indian postgrad student Divyata for her tour of all the great facilities and support services in One Elmwood Student Centre and Students’ Union.
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.
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!
Mandela Hall is BACK and better than ever. Join Kathryn as she gets ready to go out and catch a gig with her friends.
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,
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!
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!
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.
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! )
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!
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!
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.
Wondering what to do this weekend in Belfast? Join Camila for a wee tour of some of Belfast's lesser known attractions!
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.
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!
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Belfast has a wide variety of things to do during the festive period, from Christmas markets to pantomimes. There is something for everyone!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Join Egyptian student Reham Lasheen as she takes us through a day in her life as a Public Health student at Queen's.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
American Postgrad Sami Koitz takes you through a day in her life as a Conflict Transformation and Social Justice student at Queen's.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
"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.
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!
Freshers – the main event on the university calendar. Read Claire's blog on what to expect from Freshers' Week!
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!