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London bridge
Maxwell Higginbotham | 23 February, 2024

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

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Isabella Barros De La Rosa | 21 February, 2024

Beyond academic pursuits, studying abroad for university offers students the opportunity to experience new cultures, traditions and perspectives. Read why Colombian student Isabella is enjoying her new life in Belfast and at Queen's.

Two students looking out window in accommodation
Dallas Mustard | 19 February, 2024

Moving away from friends and family can be a challenge for new students - Canadian Law student Dallas shares some top tips to battle the bouts of homesickness.

Rainbow over the Quad at Queen's University
Luyao Yan | 14 February, 2024

PhD Translation student Luyao details her 'colourful' life at Queen's and in Belfast since her arrival from China.

Student standing inside One Elmwood student centre
Jadzia Armstrong | 2 February, 2024

The new year means a new start, which at Queen's can be easier than you think…

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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.

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Tim Chan | 25 December, 2023

Want to know more about the clubs and societies available at Queen's? Computer Science student Tim tells us all about the Queen's Computing Society, which currently boasts over 400 members.

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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.

Temple bar district in Dublin
Sarah Geraghty | 13 December, 2023

If you are looking for the perfect day trip from Belfast that offers many great things to see and do, look no further than going to Dublin.

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Charlotte Jennings | 4 December, 2023

Politics and International Relations student Charlotte is a keen participant in various clubs and societies at Queen's University. Take a look at her favourite clubs below and find out how you can get involved.

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 | 15 November, 2023

Final year Medicine student Kathryn spends a cosy Autumn day around the Queen's campus.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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Sarah Geraghty | 4 September, 2023

Starting university is undoubtedly a big transition for many. Ahead of your first term, Biomedical Science student Sarah shares some words of wisdom on the realities of student life and how you can make the most of your time at Queen's.

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.

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Patrick Doherty | 18 August, 2023

Join Medicine student Patrick as he celebrates Belfast Pride 2023!

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.

Row of rubber ducks
Tim Chan | 10 July, 2023

A weird and wonderful society has recently landed at Queen's, celebrating all things rubber ducks - Computer Science undergraduate Tim Chan tells us more about the society and how you can get involved.

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 and friend posing together in a bar
Sarah Geraghty | 19 June, 2023

Moving away from home can undoubtedly be a big transition for many students. Biomedical Science student Sarah Geraghty provides some top tips to help you get settled in and battle the pangs of homesickness.

Group of 3 students at the Queen's Union Bar
Molly Elspas | 14 June, 2023

Moving abroad for university can often be a daunting time for students. Public History student Molly Elspas provides a few words of wisdom for those who are making the big move from the US to Belfast.

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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.

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Nathan Bell | 3 April, 2023

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.

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!

Brownie and ice cream from Maggie Mays
Charlotte Jennings | 6 March, 2023

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.

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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.

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.

Students in QFT Foyer
Eliza Walton | 8 February, 2023

In recognition of LGBT+ History month this February, Broadcast Production student Eliza has shared 10 excellent LGBTQ films that you need to check out!

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Kate Moodey | 7 February, 2023

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...

Pride balloons at Elmwood Hall
Eliza Walton | 26 June, 2023

In recognition of Pride month, Broadcast Production student Eliza is here to tell you all about the welcoming LGBTQ+ community you'll find at Queen's!

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Camila Montero | 14 December, 2022

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!

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Mehak Bindra | 23 February, 2023

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!

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.

Keziah and friends
Keziah Saragih | 10 February, 2023

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!

The Graduate School
Molly Elspas | 3 February, 2023

Join American Student Molly Elspas as she takes us through a day in her life as a Public History Masters student at Queen's

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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...

Belfast Giant's Game
Charlotte Jennings | 10 January, 2023

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.

Students at the Points bar, Dublin Road Belfast
Charlotte Jennings | 5 January, 2023

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?

The Bridge House
Zonglin Yuan | 28 December, 2022

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 Belfast.

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Divyata Bhola | 27 December, 2022

Join Indian postgrad student Divyata for her tour of all the great facilities and support services in One Elmwood Student Centre and Students’ Union.

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Sreyashi Acharjee | 20 December, 2022

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!

Disha and her medical student pals in scrubs
Disha Suresh Kumar | 4 January, 2023

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.

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.

Panel discussion in the union
Camila Montero | 20 February, 2023

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.

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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.

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Charlotte Jennings | 15 December, 2022

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! )

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.

Jayati Moodley | 24 November, 2022

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!

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Beth Molloy | 7 November, 2022

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!

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Beth Molloy | 11 November, 2022

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.

Mountaineering club
Sami Koitz | 9 November, 2022

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.

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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.

One Elmwood exterior
SU President Emma Murphy | 7 September, 2022

Hear from Students' Union President Emma Murphy, about the amazing new student space which has opened this 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.

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Claire Ford | 9 September, 2022

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

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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!

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James McGeehan | 26 September, 2022

Joining a Society may be the best thing you do in your life! Okay, maybe not that important, but it can make the difference between a good university experience and a great one. Here's James with his experience...

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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!

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James McGeehan | 16 September, 2022

Starting university is a big deal for everyone. Throw in moving countries AND a global pandemic and there are gonna be a few challenges. Hear from GB History and Politics student James on how he made the most of it all.

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Manasa Ramakrishna | 5 September, 2022

If you’re looking for a creative list of things to do that don’t involve alcohol or you just want something a little different to do, then this list is for you!

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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!

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Olivia Watson | 26 August, 2022

From making friends to buying every book on your reading list, check out Northern Irish student Olivia's top 10 tips for first years.

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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.

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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.

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Tobias Hunter-Tod | 22 August, 2022

Worried about travelling to university, being lonely or being overloaded with work? Tobias shares his expectations of university life and how they matched up to reality.

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.

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Manasa Ramakrishna | 15 August, 2022

Heading to uni this year? Check out Manasa's top grocery shopping tips and learn how you can spend wisely and stick to your budget.

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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.

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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.

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Tessa Rendina | 8 August, 2022

Looking for your next weekend adventure? Whether it's somewhere closer or a little further afield, Tessa's here to share some of the trips she's taken this year.

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Tessa Rendina | 2 September, 2022

Postgraduate student Tessa from America discusses how her expectations differed from the reality of student life in Belfast- spoiler alert- it was better than she thought!

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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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Jesselyn Angky | 22 July, 2022

From where to shop to how to get a job, Jesselyn is here to help you make the best of your budget.

Tobias and friends in the Boneyard
Tobias Hunter-Tod | 14 July, 2022

The large number of bars and clubs in Belfast means you’re never too far away from a pint or two. Tobias takes you from one end of the city to the other on one of the best Bar Crawl routes in Belfast.

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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.

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Sumita Selvakumar | 11 July, 2022

Coming from a different country for university is a big transition but it doesn't have to be scary, Sumita is here with her top tips to help you adjust to life in Belfast and studying at Queen's.

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Tessa Rendina | 6 July, 2022

Belfast is a great base for European travel. Take a look at American student Tessa's trips so far!

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Tessa Rendina | 1 July, 2022

Give back and gain skills when you volunteer with the Language and Solidarity Initiative (LASI). Learn about the initiative from American student blogger Tessa.

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Tessa Rendina | 29 June, 2022

Join Tessa to learn more about Queen's Surf and their trips to the beach and the clubs! Whether you’re a novice or an expert surfer, the Queen’s Surf Club is open to all skill levels.

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Happiness Ojile | 24 June, 2022

From choosing a course to accepting feedback, Nigerian student Happiness has some tips for International students on how to get the most out of your time at Queen's.

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Happiness Ojile | 28 June, 2022

Are you an International student who would like to come to Queen's but worry about the challenges of moving a young family? Worry not! Happiness is here to tell you about all the services Queen's has to make your transition a smooth one.

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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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Manasa Ramakrishna | 12 June, 2022

Do you want to make friends, further your career or just stay fit? Check out Manasa's guide to clubs, societies and sporting facilities at Queen's.

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Sumita Selvakumar | 2 June, 2022

Moving to a new country will always throw up a few surprises. Read Malaysian student Sumita's biggest surprises she's experienced since moving to Belfast.

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Tobias Hunter-Tod | 31 May, 2022

Queen’s Computing Society, better known as QCS, is an academic society aimed at those studying a EEECS subject but everyone is welcome. Read more about the society and everything it has to offer.

Tessa and friend at formal
Tessa Rendina | 26 May, 2022

Joining a club is a great way to make new friends at uni. American blogger Tessa joined the Ladies Gaelic football team at Queen's and has been having a ball.

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.

Computer Science building
Tobias Hunter-Tod | 24 May, 2022

Interested in studying Computer Science at Queen's? Hear all about a day in the life of a student on the course from our GB blogger Tobias.

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Darshana Araventhan | 20 May, 2022

Managing finances may often seem tricky for young adults who have just entered the University lifestyle, so here are a few tips from Malaysian student Darshana on how to make your life easier and save money.

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Manasa Ramakrishna | 18 May, 2022

Worried that you won't be able to find delicious restaurants to cater to your vegan needs? Fear not, Manasa's got a huge list of great spots around Queen's and in Belfast.

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Allison Linzing | 10 May, 2022

There's never a dull night in Belfast. With so many places to choose from American blogger Allison has put together her top picks for the best craic every night of the week!

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Claire Ford | 3 May, 2022

Worried about not making friends at uni? Worry no more! From The Speakeasy to Student Halls, Claire Ford's listed her top 7 ways to make friends and socialise at Queen's.

Making friends
Manasa Ramakrishna | 27 April, 2022

Starting university is daunting for everyone, especially if you've taken the leap to move country as well. Here's Canadian student Manasa's guide to making friends. Hint: don't over-complicate it!

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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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Muhammad Shah | 15 April, 2022

Is there a dormant society you wished was still going? Or perhaps you want to start a new society? Muhammad explains how he reignited the Medical Ethics Society.

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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!

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!

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.

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Irene Pathan | 4 April, 2022

Irene Pathan from India is in her first year at Queen’s studying Business Management. She's written this blog to tell you what her life at Queen’s is really like.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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!

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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

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.

Underwater hockey
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

Do Your Bit For The Environment | 30 September, 2020

We can all do our bit for the environment, says Charlie Allen, so why not be a lean green climate change machine?

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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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

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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.

Students relaxing and socialising during freshers week
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