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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?

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.

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…

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!

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!

The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research
Erin McGrattan | 27 February, 2024

"Queen’s is well-known for research excellence, and it stood out as it is driven to make a global impact. I believe that I will gain more opportunities by studying at Queen’s compared to other institutions."

Group of students sitting at table in Southside Social
Kathryn Allen | 9 February, 2024

Everyone needs a little treat to look forward to from time to time - final year Medicine student Kathryn shares her top spots in the city to check out.

Group of students at inflatable park
Kathryn Allen | 5 February, 2024

It’s a popular misconception that a lot of social life at university revolves around alcohol - medical student Kathryn is here to suggest some ideas for sober fun in and around Belfast.

Careers appointment at Queen's
Zoë Totten | 31 January, 2024

Are you in your final year and thinking about your career post-degree? Third year student Zoë provides a detailed guide to careers and employability services offered by Queen's; and how you can make the most of them during your final year.

Belfast waterfront, River Lagan
Niamh O'Neill | 22 January, 2024

While there is space for the likes of the Crown Bar and Titanic Belfast on the list of places to visit during your time here, PG student Niamh argues that there are a few gems that are potentially being missed by international students.

Queen's University Belfast Medical Library
Radhika Gupta | 17 January, 2024

Medicine school doesn’t have to be complicated! Here are 5 handy tips on how to ace your first year of medicine!

Student on beach in Donegal
Eleanor Lees | 3 January, 2024

Eleanor has recently returned to NI for Postgraduate study after six years away – in this blog, she describes the ups and downs of navigating such a transition, and ultimately why it’s good to be home.

Student writing in notebook
Holly Anna Lennon | 29 December, 2023

Interested in student journalism? Find out how you can get involved in The Scoop, the student-led news platform at Queen's.

Students at Red Sox game in Boston
Eimear Kernan | 20 December, 2023

Enactus Belfast is a social enterprise society at Queen’s dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. Hear from society President Eimear on the aims of Enactus and their upcoming projects.

Entrance to the Graduate School
Holly Anna Lennon | 11 December, 2023

Feeling overwhelmed by the the final stage in the PG process? MA Literary Studies student Holly has several top tips for planning and researching for your dissertation.

The Graduate School
Rosa Hasson | 8 December, 2023

Thinking of applying for postgraduate study at Queen's? MSc Marketing student Rosa details the application process step-by-step below.

Christmas tree decorations
Erin McGrattan | 1 December, 2023

Looking to celebrate the Christmas season? Look no further than Belfast City Centre for a fun filled day, with food, drink and shopping!

Students talking in One Elmwood building
Rosa Hasson | 27 November, 2023

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.

Student walking past Lanyon South
Rosa Hasson | 20 November, 2023

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.

Students at Queen's LAN event
Mark McCourt | 17 November, 2023

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.

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Kathryn Allen | 8 November, 2023

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.

Group of medicine students on elective in Vietnam
Kathryn Allen | 6 November, 2023

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.

Student from Queen's Mountaineering club at El Chorro Trip sitting on cliff edge
Sean Webb | 1 November, 2023

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.

Riddell Hall and Queen's Business School
Rosa Hasson | 25 October, 2023

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.

Person making a heart with their hands in front of sunset
Radhika Gupta | 23 October, 2023

Practise self-love by taking yourself on a solo date in Belfast!

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Kathryn Allen | 20 October, 2023

Join Medicine student Kathryn as she takes us on a tour of her favourite student restaurants, cafes and outdoor areas in Belfast.

Students together for the Medic Toga Party at Queen's
Kathryn Allen | 16 October, 2023

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.

Performing arts students
Zoë Totten | 11 October, 2023

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.

Student sitting in a teaching room
Rosa Hasson | 2 October, 2023

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...

Medicine student elective in Vietnam
Kathryn Allen | 27 September, 2023

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.

Queen's teddy on shelf in accommodation
Radhika Gupta | 25 September, 2023

Check out these handy tips to making the most of your stay in student accommodation!

Two skeletons
Eleanor Lees | 31 October, 2023

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.

Students talking in the Quad
Radhika Gupta | 15 September, 2023

Worried about making friends at university? Don’t be! Here are five tips on how to make friends and meet new people at Queen’s University Belfast.

Nursing student with female baby in hospital style setting
Patrina Loughran | 6 September, 2023

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.

Radhika Gupta, Medical Student
Radhika Gupta | 30 August, 2023

Navigating your first year of medical school doesn’t have to be hard! Here are 5 things Radhika learnt as a first-year medical student.

Students walking past the School of Music
Charlotte Lock | 28 August, 2023

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.

The Lanyon Building, facade of Queen's University Belfast
Rosa Hasson | 25 August, 2023

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.

Belfast City Hall
Radhika Gupta | 21 August, 2023

Moving to Belfast? Check out my favourite places to visit this year!

Front of the Graduate School
Holly Anna Lennon | 7 August, 2023

MA English Literary Studies student Holly discusses her Clearing process and how her decisions led to a rewarding academic experience at Queen's.

Group of students walking from the pharmacy building past the Medical Building
Patrick Doherty | 2 August, 2023

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.

Radhika Gupta in front of the Lanyon
Radhika Gupta | 31 July, 2023

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.

QUB Esports society
Mark McCourt | 28 July, 2023

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.

Student feeling anxious
Charlotte Lock | 26 July, 2023

Worried about results day? Charlotte has some helpful tips and tricks to battle anxiety in the lead up to receiving your grades.

Patrick Doherty and friend at Belsonic
Patrick Doherty | 24 July, 2023

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!

Common seating space in the Graduate School
21 July, 2023

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.

Derry Girls mural
Kathryn Allen | 5 July, 2023

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!

Students at toga party
Kathryn Allen | 30 June, 2023

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.

Student on Cavehill Walking Trail
Kathryn Allen | 23 June, 2023

Fourth year student Kathryn shares her favourite parts of the campus and the city to take in the scenic views of Belfast and beyond.

Medicine student on surgery placement
Patrick Doherty | 12 June, 2023

What does a placement in surgery entail for medical students? Patrick Seán Doherty details a week in the life of a Year 3 student at Queen's.

Group of young people in formal attire
Kathryn Allen | 9 June, 2023

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.

Laser lights at a festival
Kathryn Allen | 7 June, 2023

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!

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Kathryn Allen | 2 June, 2023

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.

UK bank notes
Rosa Hasson | 31 May, 2023

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.

Patrick's Vinted storefront
Patrick Doherty | 29 May, 2023

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!

the word Belfast as street art
Rosa Hasson | 24 May, 2023

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.

Coloured flowers with different languages
Zoë Totten | 10 May, 2023

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!

3 people and a laptop
Rosa Hasson | 1 May, 2023

Are you interested in doing an internship or going on placement but you've a few questions? Rosa's here to answer your questions!

Charlotte and her family
Charlotte Lock | 28 April, 2023

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!

Silent valley resevoir
Charlotte Lock | 14 April, 2023

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!

Student in scrubs with her thumb up
Kathryn Allen | 10 April, 2023

Ever wondered what it's like on a medicine placement? Join Medical Student Kathryn as she takes you through a typical week on placement.

Charlotte at Buckingham Palace
Charlotte Lock | 7 April, 2023

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!

Two drinks at Ten Square
Holly Anna Lennon | 29 March, 2023

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!

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Kathryn Allen | 24 March, 2023

Medical Student Kathryn takes you on her weekly shop and shares some tips on how you can created delicious meals on a student budget.

poster advertising SWOT
Kathryn Allen | 24 February, 2023

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.

Suzanne and her friends on a night out
Suzanne Mooney | 22 February, 2023

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!

Kathryn and her friend in face masks
Kathryn Allen | 21 February, 2023

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.

Lots of musical instruments hanging on a wall
Hannah Wasson | 16 February, 2023

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!

Inside the Catholic Chaplaincy
Ciara Cunningham | 13 February, 2023

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.

Titanic Belfast
Kathryn Allen | 6 February, 2023

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.

Lots of people in a work situation sitting round a bit table
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.

neon rainbow with the words love is love behind it
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...

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!

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.

Photos of Kathryn and her friends
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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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.

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!

Pumpkin pie
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!

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.

two women chatting in an interview situation
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.

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.

Stranmillis Road sign
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!

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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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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!

Pink piggy bank on a pink background
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!

Shot of Lanyon- looking directly up at it
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.

Niamh and her friend
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.

Lanyon with blue flowers to the left
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.

Kathryn and a fellow student in scrubs
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.

Two business women
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!

abstract image of students clubbing
Caitlin Piper | 7 April, 2022

From bruising up on recipes as you learn to cook for yourself, to accessorising your wardrobe for every club night going, Caitlin is here with some useful tips for everyone starting Queen's this September.

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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!

Person dancing in front of lasers
Claire Ford | 9 September, 2022

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

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.

Wall art telling you to do something for your career
Holly Nesbitt | 21 July, 2022

It can be difficult to navigate your studies and university life, without the added worry about internships and applying for graduate jobs. Law student Holly has some tips to put you a step ahead of the competition.

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.

Smiling girl with colourful graffiti background
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!

Hanging cups
Kathryn Allen | 13 September, 2022

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

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.

Sign reading need advice?
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.

Lots of stationary laid out on a table
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.

Christian Medical fellowship members
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!

Room in QUB accommodation
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!

Lu in the careers building on her phone
Holly Nesbitt | 30 August, 2022

Want to do a placement but it's not offered on your course? Hear from Law student Holly about how she took a year out to undertake a placement with Civil Service.

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Olivia Watson | 25 August, 2022

Northern Irish student Olivia is here to tell you what she spends on a weekly basis as a student at Queen's.

Pizza slice being lifted out of a box
Patrick Doherty | 24 August, 2022

Looking for ways to make your money stretch? Patrick's here with some top tips on how to take advantage of your student status and benefit from great student discounts.

Buns, biscuits and tray bakes at Jam and Ollys
Patrick Doherty | 16 August, 2022

Street food is a great way to try new types of food as a student. Belfast has a vibrant street food scene, and you can find some real hidden gems. Why not come along with me as I take a tour of Belfast’s best street food?

Pizza and chips at the Parlour
Claire Ford | 17 August, 2022

After growing to love the cost of value meals and 30p noodles it can be hard to fork out on a restaurant meal or takeaway. Here’s Claire's guide to the best places to eat in Belfast when you’re on a student budget plus some helpful money saving tips.

Kathryn on her placement in Derry
Kathryn Allen | 18 August, 2022

Starting uni? Fourth year medical student Kathryn Allen shares why she loves studying at Queen's, and what she wishes someone had told her when she started off.

Georgia and friend on a big deck chair
Georgia Thornton-Smith | 12 August, 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.

Dried noodles
Claire Ford | 9 August, 2022

When you start university it's hard to know what to expect. Here's student blogger Claire Ford with her expectations and how they matched up with reality.

Lecture theatre filled with students
Patrick Doherty | 5 August, 2022

When you start studying at university, one of the big questions is how to get the most out of the content you're taught. In this blog, Patrick writes about how to get the most out of every lecture.

Patrick, Tessa and friend at Pride
Patrick Doherty | 4 August, 2022

This year saw the biggest ever turn out for the Belfast Pride parade. Hear from medical student Patrick about all the events he attended as part of the Pride festivities.

Octopus Garden shopfront
Patrick Doherty | 27 July, 2022

Do you love to find unique pieces to style out your OOTD*? Join Patrick on a shopping trip around Belfast's best vintage and retro stores.

Collage of photos
Claire Ford | 26 July, 2022

Queen’s hosts a range of unusual and interesting societies which you can get involved in alongside your studies. Hear from Business Management student Claire on why you should join one (or two...!)

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Claire Ford | 25 July, 2022

Wondering where the best spots are for a nightlife in Belfast? Business Management student Claire Ford takes you through her top recommendations for bars and clubs in Belfast.

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Olivia Watson | 12 July, 2022

Northern Irish student Olivia is here to tell you why she chose Queen's for her nursing degree.

Patrick in Dublin, Dublin Castle, large burger and a bar
Patrick Doherty | 13 July, 2022

Dublin is only a short train ride away from Belfast so it makes a great destination for a day trip. Join Medical Student Patrick for a sightseeing trip through Dublin.

Laptop, book and pen
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.

Lanyon with a rainbow behind it
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’.

Tobias and Claire
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!

Georgia and friend on a big deck chair
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.

Street Art saying yeo
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.

three girls sit on grass at a concert
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.

The Graduate School
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.

PEC at night
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!

Hand writing at a desk with a cup in the background
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.

Claire Ford drinking a juice
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!

The Palm House Botanic Gardens
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!

Georgia at the Management Society formal
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.

Tessa Rendina | 28 March, 2022

Tessa gives her advice on how to find internships and get involved with volunteering in Belfast.

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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.

laptops on a table
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

Kathryn Allen | 27 October, 2022

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

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.