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Patrick Doherty | 23 June, 2022

Personal statement stressing you out? Queen's medical student Patrick is here with a ton of great tips and advice to help you craft a personal statement that makes you stand out from the crowd.

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Patrick Doherty | 20 June, 2022

Second-year medical student, Patrick (He/Him), shares his thoughts on the great news that the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences has become a signatory of the UK Medical Schools Charter on So-Called LGBTQ+ ‘Conversion Therapy’.

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Claire Ford | 30 May, 2022

Queen’s offers students a range of career-enhancing opportunities outside their degree, one of which is the DegreePlus programme. Read Claire's experience and maybe you'll get involved too!

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Georgia Thornton-Smith | 25 May, 2022

Joining university can be quite a daunting experience especially if you don’t know anyone who’s doing your course. Georgia has some tips on how to find your squad.

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Claire Ford | 12 May, 2022

The student loan has run dry, and you’re sitting bored in your student accommodation whilst everyone else heads out...don't despair, Claire's here with her list of cheap things to do in Belfast!

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Mollie Egan-Crossan | 6 May, 2022

Take a tour around Elms BT1 with Film and Theatre Making student Mollie.

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Claire Ford | 3 May, 2022

From Ed Sheeran to Tina Turner tributes, Business Management student Claire Ford has the top picks for your Belfast social calendar this May.

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Laura Kinkead, PhD student at Queen's | 9 May, 2022

Embarking on a postgraduate research degree is not an easy decision to make and choosing the right university for you can be a daunting prospect. Here's second year research student Laura on why she chose Queen's.

Caitlin Piper | 26 April, 2022

Day-to-day student life can vary greatly depending on your course, here's Caitlin with a little insight into a day in the life of a Biomedical Science student.

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Patrick Doherty | 25 April, 2022

Medicine student Patrick recently joined Queen’s Sport and he would encourage you to do the same. Here’s why!

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Patrick Doherty | 18 April, 2022

Starting Medical School, a big worry can be how to tackle exams. In this Patrick shares some tips he wishes he had known when he started.

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Claire Ford | 14 April, 2022

Business Management student Claire Ford decided to stay in Northern Ireland for university even though many of her friends were going further afield. Here's her take on why staying in Belfast makes for a great student experience!

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Georgia Thornton-Smith | 12 April, 2022

There's so much more to Belfast than the bar scene. Here’s Georgia’s top seven fun things to do in and around the city!

The Graduate School
Andrea Cartmill | 11 April, 2022

Undertaking a master’s degree can be daunting so here are some tips Andrea wishes she had known when starting her master’s!

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Georgia Thornton-Smith | 6 April, 2022

Interested in joining a society at university but not sure which one? Georgia's here to answer all your questions about the Management Society.

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Georgia Thornton-Smith | 31 March, 2022

Are you starting your A Levels this September and interested in becoming a student at Queen’s University Belfast? Check out Georgia's blog on the Pathway Opportunity Programme.

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Claire Ford | 30 March, 2022

Business Management student Claire Ford's guide to placement years, what to expect, and how Queen’s university can help you too.

Claire Ford | 21 March, 2022

Claire tells us about the businesses she runs, how she manages her work/life balance and what she's learned from the experience. She also gives great advice on where you can find support for your next business at Queen's.

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Patrick Doherty | 15 February, 2022

Patrick tells us about the support he has received from the Disability Services at Queen's.

Laura Kinkead, PhD student at Queen's | 1 July, 2021

Laura Kinkead speaks about the importance of a healthy work/life balance for PhD students and gives tips on how to make friends as a postgraduate.

Patrick Doherty | 7 January, 2022

Patrick explains why joining a club or society could make your university experience and tells us about his experience of getting involved with different groups at Queen's

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Sian McQuillan, BA English and History | 10 July, 2018

Want to know what to expect from Freshers' Week? Student vlogger Sian McQuillan can fill you in.

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Sian McQuillan, BA English and History | 1 August, 2018

Student vlogger Sian McQuillan offers her top tips on making friends at university and living at home versus living in halls.

Sian McQuillan, BA English and History | 16 November, 2018

Ever wondered what University life is like? Student vlogger Sian McQuillan is back to give us a glimpse at what she gets up to at University.

Patrick Doherty | 13 December, 2021

Join Patrick as he takes us through a day in the life of a second year medicine student at Queen's.

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Hear from Emmet Campbell, who completed the first two years of his FD Biological Sciences degree at Belfast Met, and then progressed directly into Year 2 of BSc Microbiology at Queen’s.

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Victoria Brown, BA English and Film Studies | 12 April, 2018

Victoria Brown, MA Film | 4 May, 2018

Victoria Brown is making the leap from undergrad to postgrad and gives you the scoop on why she chose to stay at Queen's for an MA in Film.