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Jadzia Armstrong | 22 May, 2024

The inside scoop of a random Wednesday at university…

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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!

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Madhurya Jagadeesh | 14 May, 2024

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

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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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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…

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21 February, 2024

“I chose to move to Belfast and study at Queen's University for its unique postgraduate conversion course in psychology, tailored for students transitioning from different academic backgrounds."

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Éadaoin Kelly | 16 February, 2024

Hola amigos! My name is Éadaoin and I’m here to share my top tips on elevating your language skills as a language student at Queen’s.

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Dallas Mustard | 12 February, 2024

Find out what led Canadian student Dallas to make the big move to Belfast and study Law at Queen's!

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Htoo Akari Khin | 7 February, 2024

Ever wondered what it's like to study Chemical Engineering at Queen's University? Htoo takes us through a typical day as an undergraduate student below.

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Hiya Grover | 29 January, 2024

Although everyone's time on placement is slightly varied based on which specialty they are studying at any given time, medicine student Hiya shows what a typical week looks like while on peripheral placement. 

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Sarah Geraghty | 26 January, 2024

Trying to balance part-time work, household utilities, mental and physical wellbeing and studying can be challenging! Here is a typical Monday for a Human Biology student.

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Jane Lai | 19 January, 2024

Interested in learning how the Medicine course at Queen's is structured? Medical student Jane Lai gives insight into clinical years at Queen’s and how she finds time to relax in between her busy schedule.

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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!

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Eliza Walton | 18 December, 2023

Exam and assignment season is undoubtedly one of the most stressful times of the year - third year Broadcast Production student Eliza is here to help you deal with the workload positively and productively.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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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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.

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Staff writer | 11 August, 2023

When calling a university during the Clearing process, you can expect to be asked a variety of questions to assess your suitability for the available course. Here are some common questions you may encounter.

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Staff writer | 9 August, 2023

There are many reasons to go through Clearing. Perhaps you’ve chosen to decline your offers, or you missed out on your grades. No matter, Clearing has many options for you. Read our top tips for mastering the Clearing process below.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Keerthana Sundararaj | 5 May, 2023

Thinking of studying Management at Queen's? Check out Keerthana's great video!

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Hiya Grover | 26 April, 2023

Starting Medical School, be that straight from high school or a previous degree, can be a huge change, and it’s sometimes hard to know what to expect. Blogger Hiya is here to give you an idea of a typical week for her.

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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.

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James McGeehan | 31 March, 2023

"A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and was honestly the best experience in my life" - Hear from James about his Study Abroad experience in the USA!

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Patrina Loughran | Megan Meek | 14 March, 2023

So you're going on your first nursing placement...Second year nursing students Patrina and Megan have put together a super useful list of everything you need to remember!

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Megan Meek | Patrina Loughran | 14 March, 2023

Placement truly is where you learn your nursing craft, but it can be terrifying if you don’t know what to expect. Make sure you're prepared with Nursing students Megan and Patrina's amazing guide to placements!

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Jane Lai | 10 March, 2023

Everything you ever wanted to know about studying Medicine at Queen's, answered by Fourth Year Medical Student Jane Lai.

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Fannya Ratana Sandjaja | 3 March, 2023

Ever wondered what it's like to be a Computer Science Student at Queen's? Indonesian student Fannya's created this video just for you!

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Charlotte Jennings | 27 February, 2023

Considering Politics at Queen's? Join Charlotte on her busiest day on campus as she takes you to all her lectures, trampolining and to the gym!

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Hiya Grover | 15 February, 2023

Finding your footing in the first year isn’t always easy, so Hiya has put together a list of a few apps that could help organise your time and notes.

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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!

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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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ADVICE | 18 January, 2023

Are you trying to decide which subject to apply for? We asked the experts (current students) to give you the tips which helped them decide. After all, they’ve been there, done that and got the t-shirt. Literally.

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Beth Molloy | 25 January, 2023

Cost of living, travel times and the need to break free after the lockdowns helped Beth decide to come to Belfast. Read her story here...

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Veronica Soosai | 2 February, 2023

Interested in coming to study Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at a Russell Group University in the UK? Check out Veronica's blog about a day in her life!

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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.

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Staff Writer | 13 January, 2023

Deciding where to go to university is HARD. There are a lot of factors to consider. So, we have boiled it down to 5 of the best questions to ask yourself, to help you make the right decision for you.

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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!

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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.

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Lauren McGinley | 16 December, 2022

Interested in Physics but not really sure what that entails at University level? Join second year physics student Lauren as she takes you through a typical week for her.

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Aakanksha Shukla | 8 December, 2022

Ever wondered what an MBA is really like? Read why Aakanksha chose to come to Queen's for her MBA and what her day looks like as a student in Belfast.

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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!

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Reham Lasheen | 22 November, 2022

Join Egyptian student Reham Lasheen as she takes us through a day in her life as a Public Health student at Queen's.

Kathryn Allen | 27 October, 2022

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

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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.

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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!

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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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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.

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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.

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Seohyun (Rebecca) Lee | 8 July, 2022

South Korean student Rebecca Lee talks about why she chose to come to Queen's to study Pharmacy.

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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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Darshana Araventhan | 16 June, 2022

Are you thinking about studying abroad but can't seem to make up your mind? Here are some reasons you should study abroad for either your whole degree or even just a semester!

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Manasa Ramakrishna | 21 June, 2022

Considering studying medicine in the UK? Canadian Medical student Manasa has some top tips and advice on how to make the best application possible.

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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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Seohyun Lee | 13 May, 2022

South Korean student Seohyun Lee has created an illustrated day in her life as a Pharmacy student at Queen's. Take a look!

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Allison Linzing | 4 May, 2022

Curious about studying Inclusion and Special Needs Education at Queen's? Hear all about a day in the life of a student on the course from our American blogger Allison.

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Manasa Ramakrishna | 29 April, 2022

Considering studying Medicine at Queen's? Canadian student Manasa Ramakrishna has provided a sneak peek at a day in the life of a Medical Student.

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Tessa Rendina | 28 April, 2022

See more than the library walls with Tessa's guide to hidden gem study spots around campus and beyond.

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 | 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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Ciara Ashley | 13 April, 2022

Ciara Ashley from Liverpool is a first-year Anthropology student and this is a day in her life as a student at Queen’s.

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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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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.

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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.

Mollie Egan-Crossan | 3 March, 2022

Mollie tells us why you don't need to go to a specialised school to study film - you can find everything you need at Queen's.

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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Ross McDonald, MA Creative Writing | 10 March, 2021

Considering an MA in Creative Writing at Queen's? Ross McDonald writes about his experiences of the course.

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Alice Poole, BSc Architecture | 10 December, 2020

Queen’s students talk about how the new learning environment and some of the challenges.

Sara Sokolowska-Katzer, Bsc Architecture | 15 November, 2019

From getting creative in the design studio to munching on takeaway in halls, Queen's Architecture student Sara Sokolowska-Katzer takes you on a virtual tour through her week.

Sneha Parajuli, MSc Business Analytics | 10 January, 2020

In the age of big data, Master’s student Sneha Parajuli explains why her Master’s at Queen’s is giving her the career edge.

Suvekshya Dhungana, MSc Business Analytics | 4 March, 2020

Business Analytics is a trending course right now, but management graduate Suvekshya Dhunganai wasn’t sure she had the tech skills to code (Narrator: She was wrong.)

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Marissa Piccolo, MA Global Security | 11 April, 2018

Borders are a hot topic these days (Brexit, anyone?) and as Master’s student Marissa Piccolo explains, it’s incredibly rewarding to study some of the greatest challenges facing us all.

Daniel Gonzalez, MA Creative Writing | 3 January, 2020

International MA student Daniel Gonzalez gives us a sneak peek into his day.

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Hannah Badger, BSc (Hons) Human Biology | 23 March, 2018

Hannah is here to give you the inside track on Biomedical Science and Human Biology at Queen's...

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

Michael McConway, BA History and Politics | 13 April, 2018

Introverts, there is where you come into your own

Northern Ireland Student Blog | 3 May, 2018

Starting university can be daunting for everyone, but our guest blogger, Severine Robert, has some top tips to get you off to a flying start.

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.

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Karen Hassan, Queen's alumni (BA Drama, 2004) | 6 June, 2018

Queen’s alumni actor Karen Hassan has starred in hit shows like Hollyoaks and The Fall. She explains how her experience at Queen’s was instrumental to her success.

Sara Venning, MEng Electrical Engineering | 20 June, 2018

Queen’s alumna Sara Venning is the CE of NI Water – one of the top five most successful companies in Northern Ireland. She explains how her experience at Queen’s was instrumental to her success.

Bernadette Collins, MEng Engineering | 29 June, 2018

Bernadette Collins, MEng Engineering (2009), has forged an exciting career in Formula 1, joining McLaren Racing graduate scheme before her most recent post as a Senior Strategy Engineer at Force India.

Michael O'Hagan, BSc Geography | 29 June, 2018

Michael O’Hagan, BSc Geography (2005) is a hydrographer for Melbourne Water in Australia

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Victoria Brown, MA Film | 19 July, 2018

At peak times the McClay can be a little more crowded than usual. But don’t despair! There are plenty of places, in and around Queen’s, which can provide a haven for productivity.

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.

Sian McQuillan, BA English and History | 25 January, 2019

Do you have any questions about studying at Queen's? Student vlogger Sian McQuillan is here with an FAQ guide to give you all the information you need about studying here.

Queen's Student Blog | 9 May, 2019

Exam pressure is real. But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Don’t believe us? We asked our students what their biggest tips for exam success were.

Trisha Ong, LLB Law and Spanish | 15 November, 2019

A joint honours can double your skillset, but does it double your workload? Not with these work-balancing tips from Law/Spanish undergraduate Trisha Ong.

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Queen's Student Blog | 27 June, 2019

One hall, two tents and lots of students! Graduation Week is a huge celebration of talent as final year students prepare to take their first step into the world outside of University. But you might be surprised what happens behind the scenes!

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Shreya Mohal, International MBA | 4 May, 2018

Step out of your comfort zone and begin a challenging journey, says MBA student Shreya Mohal.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 11 April, 2018

From a typical timetable to what happens inside the lecture theatre, Peter Moor reveals what it’s like to be an English student at Queen’s.

Alisha Ratcliffe, BA English | 11 April, 2018

Six hours of class a week does not mean it's easy, okay?


Thinking about studying English at Queen's? Peter is sharing his tips on what to expect from your first year and how to get the most out of your studies.

Charlie Allen, BA Spanish and Portuguese | 4 June, 2019

A languages degree at Queen's is a blend of language and grammar, enhancing your appreciation of culture, and giving you an insight into a new way of life. Plus with the year abroad in the third year, the world is yours to explore.

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Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 15 October, 2018

As a first-year dental student last year, Tejinder was not completely sure of what she was signing up for so she has created a guide to Dentistry at Queen’s for anyone interested in the course.

Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 20 November, 2018

Now in her second year as a dental student, Tejinder is sharing a guide to Dentistry at Queen’s for anyone interested in the course.

Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 15 February, 2019

Managing a busy university schedule is one of the biggest challenges of student life. Tejinder is here to share her advice for keeping ahead of class work and getting the best results from studying.

Carmen Chen Chinq Lih, LLB Law | 20 May, 2019

The secret to a good University project or essay is making sure you have relevant sources to back up your points. Carmen is sharing her favourite places to start with when she's searching for academic resources.

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Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 17 October, 2018

Malaysian Student Blogger, Liang shows you what it like is to be a law student at Queen’s University Belfast.

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 21 January, 2019

Trying to work on multiple assignments? Deadlines months can be very taxing especially if you know you need to produce your best work. Jia Xin is here to share her ways of dealing with multiple assignments.

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Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 10 January, 2019

Liang, a Final Year Law Student reveals what are several of his favourite things studying Queen’s University Belfast.

Shuk Kuen Yau, MA Media & Broadcast | 23 October, 2019

From starting her day the zen way to staying on top of current affairs, MA student Shuk Kuen Yau ('Yumi') from Hong Kong explains how she fits everything in to just 24 little hours.