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Support and Wellbeing

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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.

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Tobias Hunter-Tod | 2 August, 2022

Belfast has some great spots for walking, running, and cycling. These are a great way to take a break from your studies or escape Belfast’s city life. Below Tobias shares some of his favourite spots.

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Ciara Ashley | 16 May, 2022

It's OK not to feel OK. If you need support with your mental health take a look at Anthropology student Ciara's blog on all the support available at Queen's and beyond.

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Claire Ford | 2 May, 2022

The spring exam period is probably the least enjoyable part of university life, but unfortunately it must be done. Check out Business Management student Claire Ford's helpful list of support available to students.

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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.

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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!

Sissi, Master's student at Queen's | 3 March, 2022

Sissi tells us her story of growing up with a visual impairment in China and how she's found inclusive education at Queen's.

Charlotte Baxter, BA English | 6 September, 2021

Charlotte Baxter tells us about her experience of starting at Queen's. She talks us through how she felt while saying goodbye to school friends and family, finding her new home in Belfast, and meeting new people.

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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.

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Ross McDonald, MA Creative Writing | 28 February, 2021

Ever fancied getting in to yoga but you just weren't sure where to start? If you answered yes to that check out Creative Writing student Ross McDonald's blog on how he got into yoga.

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10 December, 2020

No one knows what’s going to happen before we get back to normal. In the meantime, it’s the little things that make the difference.

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10 December, 2020

Finding inventive ways to stay connected are all part of the ‘student survival manual’.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
10 December, 2020

In order to best support all students Queen’s made a campus commitment. Here’s how it worked out.

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COVID-19 | 8 January, 2021

Why get a test? Short answer is - you might have coronavirus and you could be spreading it without your knowledge.

Yi Kang Choo, LLB Law | 21 October, 2020

What's student life currently like in Belfast ? Yi Kang Choo packed his mask and sanitiser to find out. Let's Go!

Suvekshya Dhungana, MSc Business Analytics | 2 April, 2020

Number five: ignore FOMO.

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Lauren Johnson, BA English | 7 June, 2018

With this line-up, summer is well and truly heating up!

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Shauna McCaul, BA Drama | 14 June, 2018

Support is available when you are at your most vulnerable.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 6 August, 2021

You’re a uni newbie. You might be away from home for the first time – it’s a big change. Here at Queen’s, there are loads of support services available to make that transition that little bit easier.

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Charlie Allen, BA Spanish and Portuguese | 26 September, 2021

Charlie shares his experience of studying at Queen's with a visual impairment and offers some advice for how to make sure you're getting the support you need to succeed.

Tamanna Khurana, MA Arts Management | 24 January, 2020

The transition to university can be drastic and it’s okay not to breeze through it. That’s why Queen’s mental health support is here.

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 13 May, 2019

Mental health problems can affect anyone and Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May) is designed to raise awareness of that. Today Jia Xin is sharing some tips that can help improve your mental health.

Jade Yuen Kei Wong | 27 March, 2019

We all feel a little stressed and overwhelmed sometimes, especially when we have exams or essays to prep for. Jade is sharing some useful tips that she uses to improve her well being.

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.