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Support and Wellbeing

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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.

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Staff Writer | 19 January, 2024

Do you want to do a postgraduate degree at Queen’s? Here are your funding options.

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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.

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Mehak Bindra | 3 November, 2023

Find out how you can sign up for the Queen's Health Centre and keep on top of your health and wellbeing during your time at university.

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Hiya Grover | 9 October, 2023

Medicine student Hiya discusses practical insights, tips, and tricks to ensure that your first year is academically successful and a time of holistic growth, balance, and development.

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Sreyashi Acharjee | 22 September, 2023

Embarking on a postgraduate research degree can be a demanding and often overwhelming period for students. PhD student Sreyashi tells us how she deals with stress and anxiety during the doctoral process.

Students and Staff in the One Elmwood Students Union building
James McGeehan | 18 September, 2023

Welcome, new students! History and Politics undergraduate James explains how you can make the most of your orientation experience at Queen's below.

Students and Staff in the One Elmwood Students Union building
Charlotte Jennings | 13 September, 2023

Are you a brand new or returning student? Undergraduate student Charlotte explains the registration and induction process for the new academic year below.

Philip at Mussenden Temple
15 May, 2023

The pressures of modern life coupled with dealing with grief AND trying to complete a PhD can be a struggle. PhD Student Philip has some tips on how he copes with it all.

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Wai Siew Ng (Tarra) | 8 May, 2023

Queen's Accommodation organises lots of trips and activities to help you make friends while exploring Belfast. Join Tarra on a wellbeing walk through Botanic Gardens.

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Manasa Ramakrishna | 24 April, 2023

University can become very stressful sometimes and it can be hard to find time for yourself or your health. Check out Manasa's blog should you need any tips.

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Manasa Ramakrishna | 19 April, 2023

Manasa has 10 suggestions on how to look after yourself without breaking the bank.

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Veronica Soosai | 22 March, 2023

Veronica has some top tips and advice on how to avoid mid-semester burnout.

Accessible Room in Elms BT9
James Stockdale | 9 February, 2023

Would you like to live in uni halls but you're concerned about accessibility? Law Student James has had his room adapted to suit his needs and loved his time in Elms BT9, here's his experience...

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Alastair Bull | 28 January, 2023

Would you like to live in University Accommodation but you're concerned about accessibility? Wheelchair user Alastair has been really enjoying his time at Elms BT1, here's what he has to say about it...

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.

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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...

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Beth Molloy | 21 November, 2022

Since the clocks went back an hour on the last Sunday in October, our evenings are becoming a lot darker, a lot earlier. And while winter brings the fun, festive season, it can also result in a case of the serious winter blues. Check out Beth's tips

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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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.

View from Cave Hill
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.

Mental Health support written on an iPad
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.

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!

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.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
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.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
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.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
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.