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Belfast City Hall
Isabella Barros De La Rosa | 27 May, 2024

Colombian student Isabella explains why it is impossible to be bored in Belfast, with an array of concerts, art exhibitions and cultural events regularly taking place in the city.

Waterfall in Glenariff forest park
Sreyashi Acharjee | 24 May, 2024

PhD student Sreyashi recently visited the picturesque Glenariff Forest Park in Antrim as part of a day trip organised by Queen's. Check out the highlights below!

Student posing in their room
Jadzia Armstrong | 22 May, 2024

The inside scoop of a random Wednesday at university…

Commercial Court Belfast
Ghada Al Fakih | 21 May, 2024

"There's no bad weather, only unsuitable clothing!" - Lebanese student Ghada explains how to navigate Belfast's climate while studying at Queen's.

Students at the HAPP formal
Isabella Barros De La Rosa | 20 May, 2024

Colombian student Isabella recently attended a formal hosted by the School of History, Anthroplogy, Philosophy and Politics. Check out her recap of the night below!

Group of people in a cinema screen
Katie Gordon | 17 May, 2024

Broadcast Production student Katie lists her favourite cinema spots in Belfast!

Three students sitting at table in Junction Cafe
Ghada Al Fakih | 17 May, 2024

Looking for some lunch inspo in between classes? Check out Ghada's recommendations below.

Student working on laptop in front of Lanyon
Rimsha Ali Siddiqui | 15 May, 2024

MSc Marketing student Rimsha provides some essential tech tips for Queen's international students!

Riddel Hall exterior evening
Madhurya Jagadeesh | 14 May, 2024

MSc Business Analytics student Madhurya shares her experience of her course at Queen's Business School.

Woman doing heart sign against the sun
Ghada Al Fakih | 13 May, 2024

Clinical Health Psychology student Ghada explains the importance of self-care strategies during your time at university.

Front of One Elmwood
Malavika Mahendranath | 10 May, 2024

PG student Malavika tells us what she loves most about the Queen's Students' Union.

Student and Staff in the One Elmwood Students Union building
Katie Gordon | 8 May, 2024

Whether you are a new or returning student, domestic or international, Queen's offers a variety of support services to suit your needs. GB student Katie gives an overview of key student support services offered within the university.

Two students talking on bench in Commercial Court
Éadaoin Kelly | 7 May, 2024

Dia daoibh a chairde! I want to share the importance of the Irish language and hopefully inspire some of you to begin your own journey to become a Gaeilgeoir (Irish speaker).

Student walking along Ballycastle Beach
Isabella Barros De La Rosa | 6 May, 2024

Colombian student Isabella recently spent the weekend in Ballycastle, located only an hour from Belfast. Read all about her trip below.

Student at Slieve Donard
Isabella Barros De La Rosa | 3 May, 2024

Colombian student Isabella recently had an opportunity to visit Newcastle, a seaside resort town located only 90 minutes from Belfast. Read how she made the most of her trip by hiking Slieve Donard and enjoying local food and drink.

Horse riding on Newcastle beach
Eleanor Lees | 1 May, 2024

Calling all thrill-seekers! Looking to blow off some steam in the run up to deadline season or celebrate afterwards with some heart-stopping fun?

Fermanagh lake
Madhurya Jagadeesh | 30 April, 2024

Postgraduate student Madhurya takes us through some of Northern Ireland's most captivating destinations, all perfect for a budget-friendly day trip.

Student talking to staff member
Ghada Al Fakih | 29 April, 2024

Clinical Health Psychology student Ghada considers the multifaceted impact of the academic process on mental health, recognising both its positive and negative dimensions.

Student working on laptop in front of Lanyon
Rushikesh Mahajan | 26 April, 2024

Law and Technology student Rushikesh provides some words of wisdom on how you can prepare for entry into the global job market following the completion of your degree.

School of English sign
Tiffany Murnaghan | 24 April, 2024

Deciding where I’d go next in my academic journey seemed daunting, but ultimately Queen's University Belfast was the place for me.

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Sreyashi Acharjee | 23 April, 2024

Residential Assistant Sreyashi discusses her role within the Student Accommodation team and the benefits of being a Residential Assistant!

Student studying in McClay
Kathryn Allen | 22 April, 2024

Facing exams or assignments can be intimidating and stressful. Final year medical student Kathryn is here to share her essentials for studying at uni - and they may not all be what you expect…

Student at Colombian festival
Isabella Barros De La Rosa | 19 April, 2024

Colombian PG student Isabella identifies several differences and similarities between her home city (Barranquilla) and her home away from home (Belfast)!

Two students talking outside the Graduate School
Rimsha Ali Siddiqui | 17 April, 2024

Rimsha explores the cultural differences and similarities between Pakistan and Belfast and shares how she's embraced and adapted to her new cultural environment.

Two hands holding a black paper heart cut out
Isabella Barros De La Rosa | 16 April, 2024

Read how international student Isabella copes with long-distance heartache and emotions while studying in Belfast.

Lanyon at sunrise
Ghada Al Fakih | 15 April, 2024

Hi, I'm Ghada Al Fakih, a PG student from Lebanon studying MSc Clinical Health Psychology at Queen's. I'm frequently asked how I came to be in Belfast, and now I'm thrilled to tell you how I did it and why Queen's was my first option for PG study.

Two students walking on University Square
Sarah Geraghty | 12 April, 2024

As Queen's works towards achieving Net Zero by 2040, Human Biology student Sarah gives some top tips on how to live sustainably as a student.

Three students sitting on the lawn in the quad
Isabella Barros De La Rosa | 10 April, 2024

Colombian student Isabella tells us how she is overcoming the language barrier since her arrival to Belfast; and offers some tips to improve English language skills while at Queen's.

Three students looking at the Lanyon
Rushikesh Mahajan | 9 April, 2024

This guide aims to provide international students with practical tips and essential information to settle smoothly in Belfast and make the most of your experience at Queen's University Belfast.

Student Sreyashi in IKEA on accommodation trip
Sreyashi Acharjee | 8 April, 2024

Residential Assistant Sreyashi recently visited IKEA as part of a trip organised by the Queen's accommodation team. Check out the highlights!

Students sitting on bench outside Junction cafe
Elsa Heyworth | 5 April, 2024

The weekends are a lovely chance to bond with new friends and due to my love of exploring new places and food, I would always suggest a brunch. These are my current top ten brunch spots.

Queen's front gates
Bisma Arshad | 3 April, 2024

Bisma explains what prompted her to make the big move from Pakistan to Belfast for Postgraduate study; and why Queen's is the perfect spot for her academic journey.

Commercial Court Belfast
Isabella Barros De La Rosa | 2 April, 2024

If you really like music, dancing, or spending time with your friends in vibrant spaces, Belfast offers many options to enjoy your night in any environment.

The Lanyon Building, facade of Queen's University Belfast
Abigail Hee | 1 April, 2024

Medicine student Abi sheds some light on the Malaysian student experience at Queen's!

Three students walking in front of the Lanyon
Fioreinz Sandjaja | 29 March, 2024

Indonesian student Fioreinz writes about her experience with INTO Queen's and how she has managed the transition to life in Belfast.

St Patrick's parade at Belfast City Hall
Isabella Barros De La Rosa | 27 March, 2024

Colombian student Isa recently took part in St. Patrick's Day celebrations across Belfast. Find out how she made the most of her weekend below!

Queen's mountaineering club sitting on boulders
Sean Webb | 26 March, 2024

In November last year, the Queen’s Mountaineering Club ventured to Fair Head for their annual bouldering trip.

Piggy bank and coins
Radhika Gupta | 25 March, 2024

Unsure of how to manage your money? Here’s a simple guide from undergraduate student Radhika on how to create a budget, including some money saving hacks!

Kosovo PM talking at event
Emily Scott | 22 March, 2024

International Relations and Politics student Emily recently attended a speech given by Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti during a visit to Queen's. Read more about his visit below.

Student outside the Lanyon
Pinar Celik Chippari | 20 March, 2024

Hey there! Imagine going from the vibrant energy of Izmir to the charming streets of Belfast – that's been my incredible journey as a Turkish student at Queen's University Belfast.

Samson and Goliath cranes in Belfast
Xinxin Wang | 19 March, 2024

Read why Chinese student Xinxin regrets nothing about the decision to study her LLM at Queen's!

Queen's rowing club group photo
Katie Gordon | 18 March, 2024

Broadcast Production student Katie explains the benefits of joining clubs and societies at Queen's, of which there are over 220 to choose from.

Magnolia tree in quad
Isabella Barros De La Rosa | 15 March, 2024

With the Spring (Easter) Break fast approaching, Colombian student Isabella discusses the best ways to make the most of your free time in Belfast.

Two students walking down Commercial Court, Belfast
Katie Gordon | 13 March, 2024

GB student Katie provides some advice on how to make friends and enhance your social life while at university.

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Kathryn Allen | 12 March, 2024

Final year Medicine student Kathryn tells us what she loves most about studying at Queen's University Belfast.

Students sitting together in duke of york bar
Isabella Barros De La Rosa | 11 March, 2024

PG student Isabella shares how she's learned to cope with loneliness as a student abroad.

Students walking through the quad
George Manea | 8 March, 2024

Music and Sound Design student George describes his journey from full-time work in Romania and beyond to full-time study at Queen's.

Student studying on laptop with headphones on
Radhika Gupta | 8 March, 2024

Feeling burnt out? You’re not alone. Check out this honest guide on how to deal with burnout as a medical student.

Graduate School interior
Erin McGrattan | 6 March, 2024

Some might say that your relationship with your primary PhD supervisor is more important than the PhD research topic. So let’s investigate!

Samson and Goliath cranes in Belfast
Sarah Geraghty | 5 March, 2024

Human Biology student Sarah gives 5 key reasons why she is glad she made the move from Galway to study at Queen's in Belfast.

Lanyon at night
Damilare Famakinde | 4 March, 2024

Nigerian PhD student Damilare gives us a glimpse into his new life in Belfast and the Nigerian community at Queen's.

Hop on hop off bus in Belfast sightseeing tour
Sreyashi Acharjee | 1 March, 2024

Join PhD student Sreyashi on a tour around Belfast and its various historical and cultural sites.

The Lanyon Building
Ghada Al Fakih | 28 February, 2024

Hello, world. I'm Ghada Al Fakih, a Lebanese woman, a lover of my homeland, and a clinical health psychology master's student at Queen's University Belfast.

The Lanyon Quad
Tililenji Mwanza | 27 February, 2024

Global Health student Tililenji details her arrival experience to Belfast and why she decided to pursue postgraduate study in Northern Ireland.

Student posing in front of lake
Wai Siew Ng (Tarra) | 26 February, 2024

Law student Tarra enjoys sightseeing, goat yoga and more during a recent series of trips throughout Northern Ireland, organised by the Queen's Accommodation team.

London bridge
Maxwell Higginbotham | 23 February, 2024

A look into the opportunities for travelling from Queen’s as a first-year student.