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Staff writer | 21 January, 2022

Find out what makes student life in Belfast so affordable.

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

Wanjiru Chigiti | 8 December, 2021

Wanjiru Chigiti tells us about the cost of student living in Belfast and shares her top tips for how you can save some money.

Staff writer | 23 November, 2021

University isn’t all about studying and meeting deadlines. It’s important to make the most of your university experience. One of the best ways to get involved is by joining one of the many Student Union’s clubs and societies.

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Yi Kang Choo, LLB Law | 24 February, 2021

Malaysian Law Student Yi Kang Choo, provides a student's perspective as a Malaysian Student Society NI (MSSNI) member.

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LGBT+ History Month | 26 February, 2021

We asked PRISM, the University’s LGBTQ+ staff network, to share some of the most important films, shows and books of our time, to help you as an ally.

10 December, 2020

What would student life be like? No one knew what to expect. Here's how some of our students found it.

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Emily Romeril, Guest blogger | 16 September, 2020

Row, row, row your boat gently down the Lagan, says guest blogger Emily Romeril, a member of Queen's Rowing Club

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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.

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.

Queen's Student Blog | 17 May, 2019

From chasing a puck at the bottom of a swimming pool to strutting your stuff like a KPop Star there’s no telling what adventures you’ll have in a Queen’s Society! And with 215 clubs and societies and counting your next escapade is waiting.

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Jocelyn Hill, MB Medicine | 31 January, 2018

When you find a hobby that you love, university life is plain sailing, says guest blogger Jocelyn Hill from Queen's sailing club

Marese O’Hagan, BA Eng/Social Anthropology | 17 August, 2018

From finding a university society that's right for you to maxing the support services on offer, here is how you can be your best self at university.

Alex Clyde, BSc Nursing | 18 November, 2019

You have real-world experience to draw from, but also real-world responsibilities and distractions to balance. BSc Nursing student Alex Clyde gives her top tips.

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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.

Ruchismita Bhattacharjee, Business Analytics | 5 March, 2020

From sporting clubs to on-site gyms, Queen’s has everything you need to live a healthy lifestyle, says Ruchismita Bhattacharjee.

Ruchismita Bhattacharjee, Business Analytics | 17 January, 2020

Worried about making friends at Queen’s? Our blogger Ruchismita reveals how she developed her uni friendship group.

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Lucy Brown, PhD Chemistry | 2 February, 2018

Fun, friends and fitness are just a few of the reasons to take the plunge, says Lucy Brown from Cambridge, England, a member of Queen’s Underwater Hockey Club

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Emily Romeril, Guest blogger | 13 March, 2018

Row, row, row your boat gently down the Lagan, says guest blogger Emily Romeril, a member of Queen's Rowing Club

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 4 May, 2018

Queen’s has a rep as one of the premier sporting universities in the UK and Ireland. Here are just some of the reasons why.

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Club and societies are great way to make friends when you start uni. There’s over 200 to choose from – there’s sure to be one that’ll take your fancy. For Peter, it was the Literific Debating Society.

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Charlie Allen, BA Spanish and Portuguese | 22 August, 2019

With exam results freshly released and smiles on many people’s faces as they have received the grades that they have been waiting nervously for all Summer – it’s time to prepare for Freshers Week!

Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 30 April, 2019

Part of having an enriching university experience is getting to know people outside of your course or flat. One way of meeting people with similar interests as yourself could be joining a club or society. In this post, Tejinder shares her experience.

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Carmen Chen Chinq Lih, LLB Law | 6 March, 2019

The Student's Union at Queen's is a fantastic social hub. Find out all the ways you can use it to enhance your student experience.

Sara Sokolowska-Katzer, Bsc Architecture | 6 March, 2020

Sara Sokolowska-Katzer wanted to make memories that will last a lifetime at Queen’s and – thanks to the friends she has made – she has done just that. Scroll down for her video diary of an epic night out.

Ruchismita Bhattacharjee, Business Analytics | 12 March, 2020

Korean Pop is taking over everywhere from the runway to Instagram – and Queen’s are on top of the K-Pop hype with the K-Pop Society, says Ruchismita Bhattacharjee

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Eithne O'Brien, MSc City Planning and Design | 12 May, 2021

Eithne tells us why she has loved her time living in Belfast.

Staff writer | 2 September, 2021

Here's some of the best activities our wee city has to offer - from classic pub crawls and museums to activities guaranteed to give you an adrenaline rush!

How to balance a job with university | 17 August, 2021

Hear from Erin Mussett, a third-year student of History and English. She tells us about her part-time job and how she balanced it with her final year in university.