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      Five ways to make this your eco-friendly year at Queen's

      18 August, 2020

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

      Lockdown: Student Societies supporting students

      Yi Kang Choo, LLB Law | 14 August, 2020

      Queen's student societies play a significant part in student life, especially during lockdown, says Yi Kang Choo. Here's four reasons why.

      8 First Times For Every New Queen's Student

      Una Jackson | 12 August, 2020

      There are many 'first times' when you first join Queen's, says Una Jackson. Here's how to survive and thrive.

      Volunteering At Queen's: My Journey

      Yi Kang Choo, LLB Law | 22 July, 2020

      Volunteering is a great way to broaden your experience at Queen's, says 2nd Year Law student, Yi Kang Choo. It's not just CV-boosting but rewarding, too.

      Career and Learning Opportunities: 3 ways to go about it

      Yi Kang Choo, LLB Law | 22 July, 2020

      2nd Year Law student Yi Kang Choo, found Queen's Careers Team to best way to find out about career and learning opportunities. Here's how to do it.

      Living in Lockdown: How it worked for me

      Xin Yi Heah, LLB Law | 29 June, 2020

      Xin Yi found staying in Queen's BT1 city centre accommodation during lockdown fully-supported, worry-free and the perfect place for clearing your head.

      The transition to online learning: My experience.

      Morgan Mattingly, MA Conflict Transformation | 29 June, 2020

      From teaching to library resources and group meet-ups, everything's moved online. Master's student, Morgan Mattingly says Queen's students are getting the same education, as if they were on campus.

      It's Belfast: Time for a Glow Up!

      Una Jackson | 29 June, 2020

      At Queen’s, Una Jackson found the freedom to express herself, all helped by Belfast’s charity and thrift shops.

      My Medical Elective: Six-weeks in Vietnam Changed my Life

      Amy Ross | 24 June, 2020

      Amy Ross is a medical student at Queen’s. A six-week medical elective in a low-resource hospital in Hue, Vietnam transformed her studies

      Student support during lockdown

      Queen's Student Blog | 22 June, 2020

      You’ve been taking to social media in your droves to tell us all about the Queen’s staff who have gone above and beyond to support you during the transition to off-campus learning. Here’s what you had to say…

      My experience of lockdown in Elms Village

      Sneha Parajuli, MSc Business Analytics | 16 June, 2020

      Lockdown can be challenging wherever you are, but the leafy green space around Elms Village provides plenty of walks on your doorstep, says Sneha Parajuli

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      Things to do to keep yourself engaged during lockdown

      Sneha Parajuli, MSc Business Analytics | 11 June, 2020

      It is really hard to pass your time if you have no upcoming deadlines and want to enjoy this lockdown while safely staying home.

      How cooking and baking can overcome lockdown anxiety

      Shuk Kuen Yau, MA Media & Broadcast | 25 May, 2020

      MA student Shuk Kuen Yau ('Yumi') from Hong Kong on how she’s hitting the kitchen to cope with lockdown.

      Student experience: Living in Queen’s Accommodation During Lockdown

      Suvekshya Dhungana, MSc Business Analytics | 25 May, 2020

      Suvekshya Dhungana, MSc Business Analytics, on why she’s thankful for the support of the staff in Elms Village’s Willow Walk.

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      Malaysian Students’ Taskforce: International Student Support

      Yi Kang Choo, LLB Law | 19 May, 2020

      In order to help international students affected by the Covid-19 outbreak, Malaysian Law Student Yi Kang Choo, has helped launched a student response group.

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      Student Support at Queen’s During Lockdown: My Experience

      Yi Kang Choo, LLB Law | 19 May, 2020

      Malaysian Law student Yi Kang Choo has found support at Queen’s invaluable during the anxiety and worry of lockdown.

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      University exams from home in Malaysia: My experience

      Yi Kang Choo, LLB Law | 19 May, 2020

      Taking exams from home may not be the easiest thing to do, but Malaysian Law Student Yi Kang Choo, has found the process has set him up for success.

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      Queen’s volunteer translator: ‘I’m helping from home during lockdown’

      Nermin Al Sharman, PhD Interpreting | 6 May, 2020

      Queen’s PhD student Nermin Al Sharman from Jordan is volunteering as a translator during the pandemic, helping the Arabic speaking community in Belfast.

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      Adapting to Virtual Learning During Lockdown

      Shuk Kuen Yau, MA Media & Broadcast | 6 May, 2020

      MA student Shuk Kuen Yau ('Yumi') from Hong Kong on what remote teaching and learning is really like during lockdown.

      Why I chose Queen’s for my Master’s

      Tamanna Khurana, MA Arts Management | 6 May, 2020

      Canadian Tamanna Khurana searched the world for the perfect MA in Arts Management that would give her the career edge – she found it at Queen’s in Belfast.

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      Queen’s student volunteer: ‘I want to make the world a little happier’

      Jo, student volunteer | 30 April, 2020

      Queen’s student Jo is volunteering through a local community group, offering friendship and delivering essential items to people who are self-isolating.

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      Queen’s student volunteer: ‘I couldn’t ignore the call for help’

      Lauren Bailey, Student volunteer | 30 April, 2020

      Queen’s Master’s student Lauren Bailey is volunteering with the NHS in England, transporting equipment, supplies and medication, and delivering essential items to people who are self-isolating.

      How to improve your wellbeing during lockdown

      Suvekshya Dhungana, MSc Business Analytics | 2 April, 2020

      Number five: ignore FOMO.

      Coronavirus: Tips to improve your mental health

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 2 April, 2020

      Whether you are dealing with stress or anxiety, these tips have you covered.

      Student employability programmes: InnovateHer

      Clare Rhine, MBA | 13 March, 2020

      A Dragon’s Den-style competition for Queen’s budding female entrepreneurs, InnovateHer comes highly recommended by our blogger Clare Rhine.

      Inside the K-Pop Society at Queen’s

      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

      Amazing Pics and Vids That Show What A Cultural Melting Pot Queen’s Campus Is

      Elen Nahapetyan and Suvekshya Dhungana | 9 March, 2020

      Events such as the Qulture Roadshow highlight the varied cultures and nationalities that enrich our student body. Here, Elen Nahapetyan and Suvekshya Dhungana share their photo diaries from the event.

      Student competitions: Philpot Curran Moot

      Student competitions: Philpot Curran Moot | 9 March, 2020

      Student competitions are a great way to challenge yourself, grow your confidence and inspire motivation. Just ask Law student Yi Kang Choo who recently won a Mooting competition on behalf of Queen’s.

      4 reasons why St George’s Market is a must-visit for students

      Shuk Kuen Yau, MA Media & Broadcast | 9 March, 2020

      From straight-from-the-ocean seafood to freshly baked cakes, Shuk Kuen Yau ('Yumi') from Hong Kong reveals why St George’s market is foodie heaven.

      VIDEO: Five essential apps I use as a student in Belfast

      Shuk Kuen Yau, MA Media & Broadcast | 9 March, 2020

      International student Shuk Kuen Yau ('Yumi') from Hong Kong reveals the smartphone apps that make her student life easier.

      VIDEO: Why my social life at Queen’s is everything I’d dreamt it would be

      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.

      5 Ways to stay active at Queen’s

      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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      How I survived a mental breakdown at university

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 5 March, 2020

      Thanks to the support of the Student Wellbeing Services at Queen’s, Jix Xin was able to seek help for anxiety and depression.

      VIDEO: Inside my first cheerleading competition at Queen’s

      Sara Sokolowska-Katzer, Bsc Architecture | 5 March, 2020

      Sara Sokolowska-Katzer says joining Queen’s Knights Cheerleading Squad has given her the chance to make friends, taught her discipline and provided a much-needed study break. Watch her video diary below.

      VIDEO: Why study Film at Queen’s

      Elen Nahapetyan, BA Film Studies & Production | 4 March, 2020

      Elen Nahapetyan explains why you should choose Queen’s for Film Studies. Scroll down to see her short video describing the course.

      Why a Business Analytics Master’s is a smart move after a management degree

      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.)

      8 Things you can do on campus to improve your wellbeing

      Suvekshya Dhungana, MSc Business Analytics | 4 March, 2020

      Number five: ignore FOMO.

      Easy Asian dishes you can make in student halls

      Sneha Parajuli, MSc Business Analytics | 4 March, 2020

      Eating out too much of a stretch for a student budget? Sneha Parajuli has easy Asian dishes you can make in halls.

      How to Make a Career Change into the Tech industry

      Queen's Student Blog | 2 March, 2020

      Time for a career change? Queen’s alumna Louise May explains how she made the big leap into the tech industry in her 30s.

      VIDEO: Student’s Guide to Botanic Avenue

      Christian Green & Emily Wilson | 2 March, 2020

      Coming to Queen’s in September and keen to get your bearings? Film students Christian Green and Emily Wilson are here with your four-minute introductory guide.

      The women who shaped Queen’s

      International Women's Day | 2 March, 2020

      From technology to literature, health, sport and politics, Queen’s has been making a difference to the world since 1845. To mark International Women’s Day, we celebrate the inspiring, game-changing women who have been the driving force behind that.

      How to Dominate the Tech Industry with a Humanities Degree

      Queen's Student Blog | 26 February, 2020

      Who better to give advice on breaking into the tech world than a Queen’s alum who has done just that?

      Inside the Game of Thrones Tour with Queen’s Accommodation

      Clare Rhine, MBA | 24 February, 2020

      You don’t just get a quality room for a great price when you move into Queen’s Accommodation – you get to go on a range of fantastic trips, including to the Game of Thrones filming locations, says Clare Rhine, MBA.

      Things to do in Northern Ireland: The Hedgehog Hotel Edition

      Sneha Parajuli, MSc Business Analytics | 24 February, 2020

      From volunteering and rescuing hedgehogs to tracing the Irish roots of US presidents, there is never a dull moment on your weekends as a student in Northern Ireland, says Sneha Parajuli

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      7 movies and TV shows to watch before coming to Queen’s

      Ruchismita Bhattacharjee, Business Analytics | 24 February, 2020

      Searching for a cultural reference point before you move to Belfast? Binge-watch these movies and TV shows to get up-to-speed on the local lingo and landscapes, says Ruchismita Bhattacharjee.

      How to use the careers development services at Queen’s

      Hannah Badger, BSc (Hons) Human Biology | 19 February, 2020

      Hannah Badger on how Queen's careers team can help you find your purpose and follow your passion.

      Fakeaways: Student Meals on a budget

      Sandisiwe Nyanda, BSc Economics & Accounting | 19 February, 2020

      Coming to uni and never cooked before? Our savvy saver and Economics and Accounting undergraduate Sandisiwe Nyanda shares some cheap and cheerful recipes.

      A-Z of reasons to make Queen’s your firm choice

      Queen's Student Blog | 18 February, 2020

      Struggling with making your final uni decision? These students from around the UK reveal why they settled on Queen’s and Belfast as their firm choice.

      Queen’s Love Stories

      Queen's Student Blog | 30 April, 2020

      It’s not just what you learn at Queen’s that you carry with you forever, the people you meet stay with you too – as these Queen’s lovebirds prove.

      VIDEO: A day in the life of a Queen's Economics and Accounting student

      Sandisiwe Nyanda, BSc Economics & Accounting | 11 February, 2020

      Wonder what a typical day on campus looks like? Economics and Accounting student Sandisiwe Nyanda from South Africa gave us a sneak peek into her daily routine.

      Things to do in Belfast: Belfast Castle, Zoo and hike to Cavehill

      Sneha Parajuli, MSc Business Analytics | 10 February, 2020

      You won’t be stuck for ideas of how to spend your weekends as a student in Belfast, says Sneha Parajuli.

      My first impressions of Willow Walk

      Sneha Parajuli, MSc Business Analytics | 10 February, 2020

      Queen’s dedicated Postgraduate Accommodation does not disappoint, says Sneha Parajuli from Nepal.

      Discovering the rest of the UK from Queen’s

      Sneha Parajuli, MSc Business Analytics | 10 February, 2020

      Belfast is just an hour’s flight away from most major UK cities, so it’s the perfect gateway for international students to enjoy UK city breaks. Sneha Parajuli did just that, with recent trips to London and Edinburgh.

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      What it’s really like arriving in Belfast as a GB student

      Alice, Gabbie and Maisie | 7 February, 2020

      Moving to a new city for uni can be daunting. Here, three Queen's students from other parts of the UK reveal their first impressions of their adopted city of Belfast.

      Inside A Residential Life Trip To Derry/Londonderry

      Sneha Parajuli, MSc Business Analytics | 10 February, 2020

      Queen’s Accommodation don’t just offer a great place to live – the Residential Life team will take you to amazing places, says Sneha Parajuli, who joined them on a recent day trip to the fab city of Derry/Londonderry.

      Travelling to Belfast versus travelling to other UK uni cities

      Alice, Gabbie and Maisie | 7 February, 2020

      Three Queen's students from England talk journey times – and prices – when travelling to Queen’s.

      My Firm Choice: Why Queen's GB Scholarship Made All The Difference

      Alice Poole, BSc Architecture | 5 February, 2020

      Undergraduate Architect student, Alice Poole from the Cotswolds explains the unexpected ways Queen’s GB scholarship package benefitted her.

      How to cope with NI friendliness as a GB student in Belfast

      Alice, Gabbie and Maisie | 7 February, 2020

      Warning: strangers will hug you!

      Mythbuster: You don’t need Euros in Belfast!

      Alice, Gabbie and Maisie | 7 February, 2020

      From Brexit borders to NI politics, three students who came to Queen’s from England reveal the most bizarre – and untrue - things they’ve been asked about student life in Belfast.

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      14 Times Queen’s Campus Reminded us of Hogwarts

      Queen's Student Blog | 2 March, 2020

      From the Great Hall to the castle-like Lanyon Building, we can see Harry and Hermione fitting right in here – and you can even play Quidditch!

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      21 events and activities in Queen’s halls that’ll make you want to move in immediately

      Queen's Student Blog | 30 January, 2020

      At Queen’s Accommodation, we don’t just provide first-class student rooms, we offer a jam-packed social schedule to help you make friends. From day trips to quiz nights, there is with something for everyone. Here is a taster.

      Mental health at university: where to find support at Queen’s

      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.

      How to find your friendship tribe at Queen’s

      Tamanna Khurana, MA Arts Management | 24 January, 2020

      Worried about making friends at uni? International student Tamanna Khurana describes how she manifested an instant gang on campus.

      3 Ways to improve your language skills at Queen’s

      Trisha Ong, LLB Law and Spanish | 23 January, 2020

      Learning a new language at Queen’s can open up the opportunity to live and work abroad and boost your confidence, says Trisha Ong.

      VIDEO: Guide to Northern Irish Slang

      Christian Green, BA Film and Theatre Making | 23 January, 2020

      Final year Film & Theatre Making student Christian Green breaks down some of the most common phrases you'll hear as a student in Northern Ireland.

      Why it pays to listen to your parents when choosing a university

      Elen Nahapetyan, BA Film Studies & Production | 21 January, 2020

      When it comes to UCAS decision time, mum really does know best, says Queen’s film student Elen Nahapetyan.

      7 Ways to cure homesickness at Queen’s

      Elen Nahapetyan, BA Film Studies & Production | 21 January, 2020

      With international student Elen Nahapetyan’s top tips, you’ll be too busy having fun at Queen’s to miss home.

      How Queen’s gave me the self-belief I never had at school

      Shuk Kuen Yau, MA Media & Broadcast | 21 January, 2020

      From improving her language skills to instilling a sense of academic pride, our blogger Shuk Kuen Yau reveals how coming to Queen’s has boosted her confidence.

      My experience of postgraduate leadership skills coaching

      Ruchismita Bhattacharjee, Business Analytics | 20 January, 2020

      Ruchismita Bhattacharjee shares her experience of the Master Your Leadership programme at Queen’s Graduate School.

      13 Instagram-worthy spots on Queen’s campus

      Sneha Parajuli, MSc Business Analytics | 20 January, 2020

      Student blogger Sneha Parajuli reveals the prettiest spots on campus to supercharge your Insta-grid.

      How I made friends at Queen’s

      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.

      My favourite coffeehouses in Belfast

      Shuk Kuen Yau, MA Media & Broadcast | 17 January, 2020

      If you need a caffeine hit to get going in the morning, our blogger Shuk Kuen Yau has you covered for top coffee spots near campus.

      Settling into Life in Queen’s Postgraduate Accommodation

      Ruchismita Bhattachar, MSc Business Analytics | 17 January, 2020

      International postgraduate student Ruchismita Bhattacharjee gives a sneak peek inside student life in Queen’s Accommodation in College Gardens.

      5 Things to pack when moving to Belfast from overseas

      Sneha Parajuli, MSc Business Analytics | 14 January, 2020

      Student blogger Sneha Parajuli shares her handy checklist of what to pack if you are an international student planning a move to Belfast.

      My first road trip in Northern Ireland

      Sneha Parajuli, MSc Business Analytics | 10 January, 2020

      Sneha Parajuli from Nepal says NI’s beautiful landscapes are well worth tearing herself away from a Harry Potter binge on the sofa.

      UCAS deadline: The Dos and Don’ts

      Queen's Student Recruitment Team | 8 January, 2020

      With the UCAS deadline for 2020 courses just a week away (Wednesday 15th January), we've got some last-minute application tips.

      Top Bookshops for Students in Belfast

      Lily West, MA | 10 January, 2020

      Queen’s MA student Lily West gives her top picks for the best bookshops in Belfast for students

      Why I chose Business Analytics at Queen’s

      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.

      5 things to do in Belfast that are absolutely free

      Sneha Parajuli, MSc Business Analytics | 6 January, 2020

      The best things in life are free. Our blogger Sneha Parajuli, from Nepal, explores the world of free in Belfast.

      10 ways to increase your employability at Queen's

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 6 January, 2020

      When it comes to securing a graduate job, Queen's work-based learning programs can give you the edge.

      9 unexpected lessons I learned at Queen’s

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 6 January, 2020

      From multitasking to working as a team, international student Jia Xin explains what she has learned outside the law lecture theatre.

      Tips to improve your mental wellbeing at university

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 6 January, 2020

      Whether you are dealing with homesickness or exam anxiety, Queen’s support services have you covered.

      Inside the Moot court: How I’ve benefited from Queen’s campus investment

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 6 January, 2020

      Law student Jia Xin Chang on what the exceptional campus facilities at Queen’s mean for her.

      VIDEO: My journey home from Belfast to Poland for Christmas

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

      To prove just how easy, affordable and quick it is to get to Queen's, Polish student Sara Sokolowska-Katzer shares her travel diary.

      Your essential campus kickstart 2020

      Yi Kang Choo, LLB Law | 6 January, 2020

      As we begin a whole new year and semester on campus, our student blogger Choo shares some of the ways he plans to kickstart his 2020, Queen’s-style!

      Where is the best Asian cuisine in Belfast?

      Shuk Kuen Yau, MA Media & Broadcast | 3 January, 2020

      MA student Shuk Kuen Yau ('Yumi') from Hong Kong gives her top tips for finding a taste of home in Belfast.

      Why I returned to Queen’s after my Erasmus experience in Belfast

      Inmaculada Perrotti Huertas, BA Criminology | 3 January, 2020

      Criminology student Inmaculada Perrotti Huertas got a flavour of life at Queen’s during her Erasmus experience – and decided to stay for more!

      5 ways to rep your home country at Queen’s

      Elen Nahapetyan, BA Film Studies & Production | 3 January, 2020

      Queen’s film student Elen Nahapetyan on why she was determined to educate her classmates on her small but beautiful birth country of Armenia.

      A Day in the Life of a Creative Writing Student at Queen's

      Daniel Gonzalez, MA Creative Writing | 3 January, 2020

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

      Private accommodation in Belfast: a guide for international students

      Tamanna Khurana, MA Arts Management | 17 December, 2019

      From navigating the rental system to decoding letting agent lingo, Tamanna Khurana, a Master’s student from Canada has you covered.

      3 Places to Visit on The North Coast Beyond The Causeway

      Tamanna Khurana, MA Arts Management | 16 December, 2019

      Staying in Northern Ireland for the holidays? Our blogger Tamanna has this student-friendly guide to the perfect staycation in the North coast.

      Why this picture got Queen’s alumni feeling so nostalgic

      Queen's Student Blog | 12 December, 2019

      ‘Thank you for being so perfect’ - Instagram users’ reaction to our throwback pic will give you all the feels.

      4 Reasons why there is nowhere quite like Belfast

      Tamanna Khurana, MA Arts Management | 12 December, 2019

      From food so affordable she texted home to gloat to year-round live sports action, Canadian student Tamanna explains why she has fallen in love with Belfast.

      10 Ways to get in the Christmas spirit in Belfast

      Tamanna Khurana, MA Arts Management | 11 December, 2019

      From chilling at an ice hockey game to catching a classic holiday movie, you can experience all the festive feels as an international student in Belfast.

      Discover festive magic at Belfast’s Christmas Market

      Tamanna Khurana, MA Arts Management | 5 December, 2019

      There is nothing like Bavarian foods, handmade arts & crafts and hot chocolate to get you in the festive mood.

      Five reasons to do a postgraduate degree at Queen’s

      Aoife McDowell, MA Media | 5 December, 2019

      From standing out in the job market to pursuing your passion, Master’s student Aoife McDowell explains the perks of postgraduate life at Queen’s.

      Research spotlight on: Fighting for a fairer justice system for rape survivors

      Rosie Cowan , PhD Law | 29 November, 2019

      Queen's PhD Law student Rosie Cowan on why she’s working to end unfair treatment of rape victims in the criminal justice system.

      VIDEO: Going out and student nightlife in Belfast

      Christian Green, BA Film and Theatre Making | 29 November, 2019

      Final year Film & Theatre Making student Christian Green loves going out and partying in Belfast so much he made this short video all about it.

      Research spotlight on: Tackling the looming threat of antibiotic resistance

      Hoa Nguyen, PhD Pharmacy | 28 November, 2019

      Queen’s PhD student Hoa Nguyen from Vietnam on why he is hoping to make a lasting impact on society by fighting microbial resistance.

      Research spotlight on: Improving the lives of autistic adults and their carers

      Cathrinea McNulty Burrows, PhD | 2 December, 2019

      PhD student Cathrinea McNulty Burrows on devising innovative ways to change the structure of health and social care to better reflect the needs of society.

      Thinking of applying to Queen’s? Here’s five reasons why I’m glad that I did

      Louise Shields, BSc Psychology | 27 November, 2019

      From quality teaching to fun-packed student nights, Psychology undergraduate Louise Shields explains why she chose Queen’s.

      Q&A: My experience of postgraduate study at Queen’s

      Rebecca McGettigan, MA History | 27 November, 2019

      Thinking about coming to Queen’s from the Republic of Ireland for postgraduate study? Rebecca McGettigan, MA History, from Donegal, tells you everything you need to know.

      8 Genius features of the high-tech Queen’s McClay Library

      Yi Kang Choo, LLB Law | 27 November, 2019

      When it comes to revision time, you will likely be spending countless hours working hard in the McClay Library when you become a Queen’s student. Thankfully, it’s a pretty cool space with some handy high-tech features...

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      How the GB Scholarship has Benefited Me

      PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 26 November, 2019

      Peter is just one of the many students who currently benefit from a Scholarship at Queen's. He's sharing all the ways receiving it has helped him during his time at Queen's.

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      Five amazing things you can buy with the money you save with the GB scholarship

      Queen's Student Blog | 4 December, 2019

      From an unforgettable gap year to a house deposit, here are some ideas on how to spend the £7,500* you could save with Queen’s GB scholarship

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      Why the GB Scholarship is a great reason to choose Queen’s

      Queen's Student Blog | 26 November, 2018

      How does £2,500 a year sound? How about free flight, room upgrades and more? Read on…

      5 GIFs that perfectly explain why you should apply to Queen’s

      Queen's Student Blog | 20 November, 2019

      Thinking of coming to Queen’s from another part of the UK? With generous scholarships, quality accommodation and affordable student life just an hour away, what are you waiting for?

      The Best Indian Restaurants around Queen's Campus

      Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 3 February, 2019

      If you love a good curry then you're in luck because there are some fantastic places to find some near campus. Today Tejinder is sharing her absolute favourites.

      Home or away: Why you should go to Queen’s even if Belfast is your hometown

      Amy Murray, BA Music | 18 November, 2019

      When your native city has a world-class university, you can have a life-changing student experience right on your doorstep, says Music undergraduate Amy Murray.

      Making the Most of Queen’s as a Mature Student

      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.

      VIDEO: A Week in the Life of a Queen's Architecture Student

      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.

      How Design Thinking Can Improve Your Mental Health

      Jessica Gambrill, MBA | 15 November, 2019

      The human-centred approach to innovation is defining the business zeitgeist, but what is it and how can you use it as a roadmap to personal fulfilment? Queen’s MBA student Jessica Gambrill explains how she did it.

      Joint honours: double the trouble?

      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.

      Intern insider: My summer Law internship

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 15 November, 2019

      A summer internship can fast track your career path. Here Law student Jia Xin offers her advice on the process.

      10 Money-Saving Hacks Every Student Must Read

      Sandisiwe Nyanda, BSc Economics & Accounting | 6 November, 2019

      Worried about how to manage your student budget? Economics and Accounting student Sandisiwe Nyanda from South Africa is here with her top tips on making your money go further.

      Student cost comparison: NI versus USA

      Clare Rhine, MBA | 6 November, 2019

      Just how much cheaper is uni life in Northern Ireland compared to the USA? MBA student Clare Rhine crunched the numbers.

      Why I chose Queen’s for my MBA over a US college

      Clare Rhine, MBA | 6 November, 2019

      MBA student Clare Rhine, from Oregon in the USA, lists cost of living and the beauty of Belfast city as top reasons to come to Queen’s for postgraduate study.

      VIDEO: Where will a Queen's degree take you? NYC and beyond...

      Christian Green, BA Film and Theatre Making | 5 November, 2019

      Final year Film & Theatre Making student Christian Green shares his video diary from behind-the-scenes at Queen's recent Career Development Programme in NYC

      10 Ways to Deal With Culture Shock as an International Student in Belfast

      Lily West, MA | 5 November, 2019

      Queen’s MA student Lily West, from South Carolina in the USA, shares her experiences and tips for dealing with culture shock when living and studying in Belfast.

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      Yi Kang Choo, LLB Law | 4 November, 2019

      Law student Yi Kang Choo was the lucky recipient of a fully funded scholarship to attend the 10th One Young World (OYW) Summit in London last week. Here is how he got on.

      A day in a life of an MA Media and Broadcast student

      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.

      The people who inspired my confidence at Queen’s

      Yi Kang Choo, LLB Law | 22 October, 2019

      The journey from Malaysia to Belfast was nothing compared to the journey of self-discovery Law student Yi Kang Choo embarked on at Queen’s. In this blog post, he lists the supportive people he favourited on What’s App in his first year.

      The Best Cinemas in Belfast

      Si Yee, Biomedical Sciences | 21 October, 2019

      Our resident movie fan, Si Lee, a Biomedical Sciences student from Hong Kong on the top places to catch the latest blockbuster in Belfast.

      A Weekend Adventure In Northern Ireland

      Clare Rhine, MBA | 21 October, 2019

      Queen’s MBA student Clare Rhine and some of her new friends at Queen's bundled up for a day of exploring the North Antrim Coast. They saw it all, including the famous Giant's Causeway and The Dark Hedges!

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      Tempted by Camp America after Go Global Week? Read this first

      Gabriella Dancer, BA Criminology | 16 October, 2019

      Planning ahead to the summer? Final year student Gabriella Dancer explains why Camp America offers personal and professional growth

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      Q&A: What Happens During Queen’s Career Development Programme in NYC?

      Christian Green, BA Film and Theatre Making | 14 October, 2019

      Final year Film & Theatre Making student Christian Green spills everything you wanted to know about Queen's Career Development Programme in NYC

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      17 Things You Should Know About Living Abroad

      Jessica Gambrill, MBA | 14 October, 2019

      Queen’s MBA student Jessica Gambrill, from Minneapolis in the USA, has lived abroad in two separate continents for over six years so she knows a thing or two about living, working and studying away from home. Here are her top tips.

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      Experiencing Go Global Week at Queen’s as an International Student

      Molly McIntyre, MSc Pathology of Cancer | 14 October, 2019

      Why stay still? Queen’s is a gateway to a wealth of study, work and volunteer abroad opportunities, as the recent Go Global event demonstrates. Where will you go next?

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      5 Things We Learned at the Go Global International Fair

      Queen's Student Blog | 10 October, 2019

      The highlight of Go Global Week, the International Fair offers students a snapshot of the life-changing study, work or volunteer abroad programmes offered as part of their degree at Queen’s. Here is what we learned.

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      9 Things I Wish I Knew as a First Year

      Charlotte Brice, BA English | 3 October, 2019

      We asked second year student Charlotte what she wishes she'd known as a first year at Queen’s. Use her tips to adapt to student life on campus.

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      Studying at Queen’s with a Disability

      Charlie Allen, BA Spanish and Portuguese | 26 September, 2019

      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.

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      How to Survive Freshers Week (and not break the bank)

      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!

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      The Seven Emotions of Results Day

      Queen's Student Blog | 13 August, 2019

      Exam Results Day can feel like the biggest, and scariest, day of your life. All your hard work has paid off and you’ll finally see the rewards of that effort. But before you open that envelope there's a whole host of emotions you'll go through.

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      Meal Prepping Tips for Students

      Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 8 August, 2019

      Between busy schedules and tempting takeaways eating well can often take a back seat when you're a student. Tejinder shares her secret to making meals on a budget: Meal Prepping.

      My Top Tips for Navigating the Clearing Process

      Gabriella Dancer, BA Criminology | 7 August, 2019

      Every year lots of students find a University Place using Clearing. Gabriella is sharing her top tips for making that process go as smoothly as possible.

      Travelling to Queen's is Easier Than You Think

      Charlie Allen, BA Spanish and Portuguese | 29 July, 2019

      With two airports, 74 flight routes, and 3 Ferry Crossings- getting to Belfast is much simpler than you think. Charlie is sharing his experience and tips for anyone travelling to Queen's for the first time.

      Reflecting on your academic year – setting effective goals for the year ahead

      Olaoluwayode Bilewu, BSc Business Economics | 17 July, 2019

      Summer break is the perfect time to reflect on your academic goals and what you want to get out of University. Olaoluwayode is sharing some tips on how she is using the time off to set new goals for next term.

      Why Choosing Queen's in Clearing was the Best Decision Ever

      Francesca D'Souza, BSc Economics | 5 July, 2019

      There are lots of reasons you might find yourself using Clearing to secure a University Place but it can still be a nervewracking experience. Francesca is sharing her Clearing story and how it helped her find the perfect course at Queen's.

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      Behind the Scenes at Summer Graduation: The Stats!

      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!

      The Best Parks in Belfast

      Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 26 June, 2019

      Belfast is filled with so many beautiful green spaces and waterways it can be hard to pick which one to visit. However, Liang has done just that! Check out his favourite Parks in Belfast and why they're the perfect escape in a busy city.

      Why Choosing a Russell Group University Has Been Right for Me

      PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 20 June, 2019

      What is the Russell Group and what does it mean for students who study at a Russell Group University? Peter share's his thoughts on why choosing a research-intensive university was a perfect fit.

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      My last minute journey to Belfast after clearing and adjustment

      Alishia O'Boyle, Law LLB | 19 June, 2019

      Coming through adjustment, especially being the only student in my school to do so that year, was a pleasantly surprising but simple process which led me to where I initially wanted to be in the first place – Queen's.

      My Three Favourite Facilities at Queen's

      Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 18 June, 2019

      Tejinder is sharing a closer look at her three favourite facilities at Queen's, including why you're missing out if you aren't using the McClay Library all the time!

      Things to do in Belfast – On a Budget

      Olaoluwayode Bilewu, BSc Business Economics | 6 June, 2019

      You don't need to break the bank to have a good day out in Belfast! In fact, the city is packed with great places to visit and enjoy when you're on a budget.

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      Clearing 2019: Finding Last-Minute Accommodation in Belfast

      Queen's Student Blog | 4 June, 2019

      Don’t panic, no matter which NI uni you’ve enrolled to, we’ve got accommodation options to suit.

      Day in the Life: A First Year Languages Student

      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.

      Why I Love Living in Mount Charles

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 27 May, 2019

      Jia Xin explains why deciding to live in Mount Charles, one of the wide variety of accommodation options at Queen's, has been the perfect choice for her in second year.

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      Using the Career Development Services at Queen's

      Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 24 May, 2019

      Tejinder shares her step by step guide to getting C.V advice; just one of the many career development services available to Queen's Students.

      Networking Tools for Students

      Brandon Lijdsman, Juris Doctorate | 22 May, 2019

      Networking is a fantastic way to make connections with people working in your field or with similar interest. But how do you get started? Brandon is sharing his top tools for networking when you're a student.

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      Where to Find Academic Resources for Studies

      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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      A-Z of Queen’s Clubs and Societies

      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.

      Mental Health & Body Image: My Reflections on the ‘Scuse Me Exhibition

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 17 May, 2019

      In conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May) the Naughton Gallery held a guided tour of their 'Scuse Me Exhibition which delves into body politics and mental health. Jia Xin went along and is sharing her thoughts on body positivity.

      Persuading Your Parents You've Made the Right Choice for University

      Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 16 May, 2019

      When you've found your dream course, and you're excited to start University the next step is persuading your parents it's the right choice. Tejinder shares how she convinced her parents that studying Dentistry at Queen's was a perfect combination.

      7 Things That Can Help Improve Your Mental Health

      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.

      You Know More Than You Know: Students Share Their Top Revision Tips

      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.

      4 Surprisingly Easy Day Trips You Can Take From Belfast

      Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 2 May, 2019

      In the midst of the assignment and exam period, Liang is here to show how you can unwind for a day at a variety of interesting locations throughout Northern Ireland.

      7 Ways to Get Involved with Careers at Queen’s

      PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 1 May, 2019

      As summer graduation approaches, some students are nearly ready to take their next steps into the world of work. Peter is sharing his tips for getting the most from the Careers Service at Queen's.

      There's a Queen's Student Society for Everyone

      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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      A Guide to Belfast Fashion Destinations

      Queen's Student Blog | 29 April, 2020

      Belfast is a thriving and fashion-forward city, bustling with high fashion boutiques and designer hot spots. Luckily, this blog post has already done the hard work and found all the best fashion spots in town.

      Kitchen Essentials Every Student Needs

      Brandon Lijdsman, Juris Doctorate | 30 April, 2019

      One of the biggest changes, when you start university, is cooking for yourself! Whether it’s boiling some pasta or being a little bit more adventurous, having the right kitchen essentials helps. Brandon is sharing his tips.

      Why I Love Being an International Ambassador

      Queen's Student Blog | 29 April, 2019

      Xie Pingping explains what motivated her to become an International Ambassador for Queen's and why it's made her university experience so much better.

      Why Everyone Should Study Abroad If They Get The Chance

      Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 18 April, 2019

      Tejinder is sharing her favourite things about studying abroad at Queen's and why she thinks everyone should give it a try if they get the opportunity.

      The Best Budget Recipes for Students

      Jade Yuen Kei Wong | 17 April, 2019

      Eating well on a student budget doesn't need to be all fast food and instant meals! Jade is here with her favourite healthy and simple to make recipe suggestions. They're delicious and good for you- the perfect combination.

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      My Experience Living with Flatmates at Queen’s

      Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 17 April, 2019

      Liang, a Final Year Law Student at Queen’s breaks down his experience living with flatmates

      The Affordable Student Experience: Belfast vs London vs Manchester

      Queen's Student Blog | 16 April, 2019

      Queen’s University Belfast is one of the most prestigious places to study in the UK. But does that mean it’s expensive to live in Belfast compared to other cities like Manchester or London? Let’s investigate.

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      What Made Queen’s My Firm Choice for International Study

      Carmen Chen Chinq Lih, LLB Law | 15 April, 2019

      Not too long ago Carmen was trying to decide which university to pick as her Firm Choice. She's sharing what made Queen's stand out and why she decided to move from Malaysia to Belfast to study here.

      My Experience Performing in Malaysian Night at Queen's

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 9 April, 2019

      Jia Xin shares her experience of performing in the Belfast Malaysian Night (widely known as M Night) musical, and why it was the perfect place to step out of her comfort zone and try something new.

      My Experience of Being on a Student Committee

      Alisha Ratcliffe, BA English | 29 March, 2019

      Have you ever considered being on the committee of your favourite society at Queen's? Alisha is talking about her experience being the English Society Secretary as well as why she thinks everyone should consider applying for a post.

      What To Pack for Uni When You’re Going to Live in Queen’s Accommodation

      Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 28 March, 2019

      Moving into Queen’s Accommodation is really simple, especially once you know what to bring. Liang is here to break it down for you!

      How to Take Care of Your Personal Well Being

      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.

      Qulture Shock 2019 - Celebrating International Culture at Queen's

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 26 March, 2019

      This year's Qulture Shock was a great success. It showcased dancing and music from Ireland to Malaysia and everywhere else in between! Jia Xin is sharing her thoughts on being part of the experience.

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      Why I Made Queen’s My Firm Choice

      PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 25 March, 2019

      It's almost time to make your final decisions about what University you'll pick as your "Firm" Choice. Peter is sharing his reasons for choosing Queen's and why it was the perfect decision for him.

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      The First Five People You Meet in Queen's Accommodation

      Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 25 March, 2019

      Ever wonder what your first day living in Queen’s Accommodation will be like? Well, Liang is here to tell you more about it.

      What It’s Like to Work for Queen’s When You're a Student

      Alisha Ratcliffe, BA English | 22 March, 2019

      Did you know that there are a variety of student jobs available at Queen’s? From the QFT to the SU Shop, even Blogging, there are lots of interesting roles! Alisha is sharing why working for Queen’s is the perfect way to fit a job around her studies.

      My transition from INTO to Queen’s University Belfast

      Tuba Aisha Sharif, Business Economics | 20 March, 2019

      Tuba is sharing her successful experience with INTO – the scheme which helps international students to study at universities like Queen’s. ?

      The Process of Applying for Accommodation

      Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 19 March, 2019

      Once you’ve selected Queen’s as your firm choice for University the next step is choosing your student accommodation. Liang is here to take you through the process.

      Before Moving to Belfast, I Thought...

      Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 13 March, 2019

      Tejinder is sharing some misconceptions she had about Belfast before moving here from Canada. *Spoiler alert* It doesn't always rain here!

      Top Tips for Preparing for Interviews

      Carmen Chen Chinq Lih, LLB Law | 11 March, 2019

      So you've got an interview? Congratulations! The next step is making sure you give the best first impression. Today Carmen is sharing her top tips for preparing for an interview, whether it's for a job, a scholarship, or further study.

      How to Make New Friends at University

      Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 8 March, 2019

      If you are nervous about how to make new friends at University, then Liang is here to share some tips based on his own experience. Don’t worry, it’s much easier than you think! ?

      The Differences Between Living in Belfast and Canada

      Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 7 March, 2019

      One of the best things about being an International Student is getting to learn about different cultures and sharing yours with new friends too. Tejinder shares some of the differences she's noticed between Belfast and Canada.

      6 Ways to Use the Student's Union at Queen's

      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.

      Three Places to go Running and Jogging in Belfast

      Brandon Lijdsman, Juris Doctorate | 5 March, 2019

      Belfast has an abundance of green spaces and areas to go for a run or a jog. Brandon is sharing his three favourite spots, as well as how running helped him get to know the city better.

      The biggest "culture shock" moments I had after moving to Belfast

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 4 March, 2019

      Queen's is an international university with students from all over the world studying here. But even so, there are sometimes a few unexpected "culture shock" moments to adapt to. Jia Xin is sharing hers, as well as her new found love of tea!

      Shopping Tips on a Student Budget

      Vishakha Ranade, Mechanical Engineering | 29 April, 2020

      From how to find bargains to planning when to purchase, Vishakha is sharing her top tips for getting the most out of a student budget when looking for clothes.

      7 Practical Tips for International Students Living in Belfast

      Carmen Chen Chinq Lih, LLB Law | 26 February, 2019

      Carmen is back with some helpful advice and tips for International Students who want to get the best experience out of their time at Queen's. From getting a student job to travelling more...it's all here.

      Why I Chose to Study at Queen's

      Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 25 February, 2019

      Choosing the right university is important - It has to fit your goals and needs as well as being a place you can enjoy studying in. Today, Tejinder is sharing all the reasons that Queen's was the perfect fit for her.

      Questions To Ask at a Higher Education Fair

      PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 20 February, 2019

      Higher Education Fairs are the perfect way to really get a feel for your future University! Here are 5 questions you should definitely ask.

      Tips for Using the McClay Library at Queen’s

      Carmen Chen Chinq Lih, LLB Law | 19 February, 2019

      If there's one place you'll get familiar with whilst you're a student at Queen's it's the McClay Library! Carmen is sharing her top tips for getting the most out of using it.

      Meningitis Awareness - Things You Should Know

      Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 18 February, 2019

      Meningitis is an infection that can affect everyone. Find out why it's important for students to get immunised against this infection right away.

      Tips and Tricks for Keeping up with Classes

      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.

      Degree-Plus: Why You Should Consider It

      Carmen Chen Chinq Lih, LLB Law | 14 February, 2019

      What is DegreePlus and why should you get involved? Carmen shares her own experience with DegreePlus and explains why it's so useful for students.

      Why you should join the Queen’s Hong Kong Society

      Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 12 February, 2019

      There are over 200 student societies registered with the Queen’s Students’ Union. What makes the Hong Kong Society special? Shing Him, the President and Head of Executive Board, is here to tell you why.

      Where to Take Your Parents When they Visit You at University

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 7 February, 2019

      If your parents are coming to visit you at University, you want to make sure you show them Belfast at it's best! Here's a selection of places to go that will help them fall in love with the city.

      What’s it like to live in Queen’s Accommodation?

      PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 5 February, 2019

      Peter is sharing his thoughts on what it's really like to live in Queen's Accommodation whilst studying and why you should consider applying for a room too.

      Things To Do In Belfast During Chinese New Year

      Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 5 February, 2019

      Liang is sharing his favourite Chinese New Year traditions as well as some suggestions for how you can get involved in celebrating the Year of the Pig in Belfast.

      What to do at the weekends in Belfast (no alcohol version)

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 1 February, 2019

      When there are no more lectures or tutorials, we all want to enjoy our weekends! Jia Xin is sharing her favourite (non-alcoholic) things to do at the weekend to relax and have fun.

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      Why You Should Attend an Experience Queen’s Event

      PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 22 January, 2019

      The Experience Queen's Events, held in Manchester and London, are the perfect taster session for offer holders. Peter Moor is here to share why you definitely need to come along.

      My Favourite Grocery Stores for International Food Shopping

      Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 30 January, 2019

      Tejinder is sharing her favourite places to go for International food shopping. From sourcing kasoori methi to Lucky Charms cereal, she's got it all covered in this handy guide.

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      5 Things You Shouldn’t Worry About if You’re Moving to Belfast

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 28 January, 2019

      Moving to a new place can feel a little scary, especially when it's a brand new country. Jia Xin is sharing the things she was worried about before moving to Belfast, and how that's all changed now she's here.

      VIDEO: Everything You Need to Know about Studying at Queen's

      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.

      Best Places to get a Veggie Burger near Queen's Campus

      Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 24 January, 2019

      Sometimes only a good veggie burger will do! But where is the best place to go near Queen's Campus? Luckily Tejinder has done the "hard" work so you don't have to, here are her recommendations.

      How to Cure Homesickness at University

      Carmen Chen Chinq Lih, LLB Law | 23 January, 2019

      No matter how much you are loving your university experience it's only natural to feel homesick sometimes. Carmen is here with some useful tips for combatting homesickness when it strikes.

      A Guide to Getting Cheap Flights to Belfast

      PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 22 January, 2019

      Think it's expensive to get to Queen's? Think again! Peter is sharing his tips and tricks for getting cheap flights to Belfast, including how to get all your luggage here on a budget.

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      My Favourite Things About Studying at Queen’s

      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.

      Tips for Coping with Multiple Assignments

      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.

      What Happens on a Campus Tour at Queen's University

      Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 16 January, 2019

      Did you know that you can apply for a free campus tour when considering Queen's or after receiving your offer from Queen's? It's a fantastic way to get to know the University and gives you the chance to learn from current students.

      Some Belfast Vocabulary for New Students

      Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 29 April, 2020

      When you're new to Belfast, the accent can sometimes be a little different. Tejinder is here to share some of the most common phrases you might hear when you move here as well as what they mean. You'll be speaking like a local in no time!

      What To Do While You Wait for University Offers

      PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 9 January, 2019

      So, you've applied for your preferred Universities and now you're waiting for the offers to start flooding in. But it doesn't stop there, UCAS applications are just the start of your journey! Here's how to prepare for the next steps.

      University Stress Management Tips

      Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 10 January, 2019

      Feeling overwhelmed with your studies? Liang is here to share some tips on how you can manage and overcome the stress from studies and exam anxiety.

      My Work Experience Opportunities

      PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 9 January, 2019

      When Peter started studying English and Linguistics at Queen's he knew he wanted his future career to allow him to keep writing. Today he's sharing how a Queen's bursary has helped him with Work Experience Opportunities.

      Why You Should Join the Canadian-American Student Association

      Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 13 December, 2018

      Queen's has a large number of clubs and societies designed to appeal to every hobby and interest. Today Tejinder is explaining why joining CASA should be at the top of your list.

      From Malaysia to Studying at Queen's in 4 Steps

      Carmen Chen Chinq Lih, LLB Law | 17 December, 2018

      What is it like to apply to study at Queen's when you're an international student? Carmen knows all about it and is sharing her 4 steps to applying to study at Queen's when you live in Malaysia.

      Perks of Living in the City Centre at Queen's University

      Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 13 December, 2018

      Queen's has a wide range of different student living options. From the city centre to our own student village there's something suit everyone. Today, Tejinder shares why she's a fan of living in Elms BT1.

      Finding Budget Friendly Gifts at the Belfast Christmas Market

      Jade Yuen Kei Wong | 12 December, 2018

      Christmas is a time for giving and today Jade is sharing here favourite presents from the Belfast Christmas Market. They're all under £10 so perfect for a student budget!

      Why You Should Join Queen’s Knights Cheerleading Club

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 12 December, 2018

      Jia Xin answers some of the questions for those who are interested in knowing more about Queen’s Knights Cheerleading - Cheerleading might not be as ‘girly’ as you think!

      Places to Eat Your Packed Lunch on Campus

      Carmen Chen Chinq Lih, LLB Law | 12 December, 2018

      There are plenty of great places to grab lunch on campus, but where can you sit if you bring your own lunch? Carmen is sharing some of her favourite spots for eating a packed lunch around Queen's.

      What Does a Residential Assistant Do?

      Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 10 December, 2018

      Residential Assistants are there to make sure that everyone has a great time living in Student Accommodation. Today Tejinder is sharing what a Residential Assistant gets up to in an average week to make sure that happens.

      A Day at the John O’ Connor Literary Arts Festival

      Maisha Hossain, MA Creative Writing | 6 December, 2018

      Maisha Hossain took a trip to Armagh to sample the delights of the John O'Connor Literary Arts Festival, here are her highlights.

      How Queen's Can Help You Reach Your Full Academic Potential

      Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 5 December, 2018

      The Learning Development Service at Queen's University is here to support students who want to improve their academic skills. Shing Him is sharing his experience with the service today.

      Tips on How to Prepare for Exams and Assessments

      Carmen Chen Chinq Lih, LLB Law | 5 December, 2018

      Do you have some exams or assessments to prepare for? Don't worry, Carmen is sharing her top tips for preparing for exam season on the blog.

      8 ways to get into the Christmas mood at University

      PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 3 December, 2018

      It’s December which means there are not too many sleeps till Christmas now! Before heading home for the holidays, get into the festive spirit with these Christmassy tips

      Why You Should Join The Alternative Dispute Resolution Society

      Carmen Chen Chinq Lih, LLB Law | 27 November, 2018

      With over 200 official Clubs and Societies at Queen's, there's something perfect for everyone. Today Carmen is sharing why she chose the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society.

      The Best Canadian Things to do in Belfast

      Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 26 November, 2018

      When Tejinder moved to Belfast she decided to find the best Canadian Things to do in the city. To her surprise, there was quite a lot! Today she's sharing her tips on the blog.

      The Friendship Four Tournament

      Ashlyn Brisley, Creative Writing | 23 November, 2018

      It's time for something a little creative. Queen’s University Study Abroad Ambassador, Ashlyn Brisley who is studying abroad from Young Harris College in the USA has covered the Friendship Four Tournament in her own unique style.

      Top 5 Things to Pack for University When You're An International Student

      Carmen Chen Chinq Lih, LLB Law | 21 November, 2018

      Carmen is sharing the top five things students should remember to pack when they're planning to study abroad at Queen's University Belfast

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      Studying Abroad: Preserving the Ecosystem in the Galapagos Islands

      Farah Hamdan, BSc Environmental Management | 9 November, 2018

      Farah Hamdan is a student in the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s. For her placement, she’s spending five months amongst the beauty and conservation work of the Galapagos Islands. Today she’s sharing her experience so far on the blog.

      A week in the life of a second year dental student

      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.

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      PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 19 November, 2018

      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.

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      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.

      Studying Abroad in New Zealand: Wildlife Conservation

      Stephen Deery, Marine Biology | 14 November, 2018

      Stephen is a Marine Biology student in the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s and had the chance to study in New Zealand for a semester. Today he’s sharing his experiences on the other side of the world.

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      Best Cafes for Studying Around Campus

      Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 13 November, 2018

      A good cup of coffee can make a study session so much more bearable. However, getting that good cup of coffee along with the right atmosphere can be difficult. Check out Tejinder's guide to the best around campus.

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      A week in the life of a first year dental student

      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.

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      Things You Learn About Yourself From Having To Share Accommodation

      Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 5 November, 2018

      Sharing an accommodation can sound scary, but Final Year Law Student Liang shows how it’s all worth it.

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      Top 4 Weekend Walks

      PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 5 November, 2018

      The clocks have just gone back. It’s properly autumn now - the perfect time to take a walk on the weekend and see a bit more of Northern Ireland. Here’s my top 4 walking jaunts:

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      Best Cafes for Studying at Around Campus

      Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 15 October, 2018

      A good cup of coffee can make a study session so much more bearable. However, getting that good cup of coffee along with the right atmosphere can be difficult. Check out Tejinder's guide to the best around campus.

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      5 Major Differences between Living in Belfast and Malaysia

      Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 22 October, 2018

      5 Major Differences between Living in Belfast and Malaysia

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      4 Major Differences of Studying Law in Belfast and Malaysia

      Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 19 October, 2018

      Studying in Queen’s University Belfast is distinctly different from the educational environment back in Malaysia, says Liang a Final Year Law Student at Queen’s University Belfast.

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      Autumn in Belfast

      Jade Yuen Kei Wong | 18 October, 2018

      Autumn is not just about beautiful yellow leaves, it's also time for Halloween. With all the makeup and costumes, drinks and parties, you won’t want to miss any of this!

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      A Day in the Life of Liang: Diary Of A Law Student

      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.

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      Best Second-hand and Charity Shops Close to the Main Campus

      Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 15 October, 2018

      If you’re feeling a little strapped for cash after paying for your tuition fees and accommodation, check out Tejinder’s guide to the best thrift stores near campus to save you some cash!

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      6 Reasons to Love the Literific

      PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 15 October, 2018

      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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      4 Ways to Become a Game of Thrones Tourist

      PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 10 October, 2018

      Game of Thrones – the world’s top TV show. You might not know – a load of it is filmed in and around Belfast. While you’re waiting for season 8 (I know it’s taking ages!) then check out these 4 ways to become a GoT tourist! POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!

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      Exploring Belfast’s Nightlife – Malaysian Edition

      Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 1 May, 2020

      So you’ve got some free time during the night but you’re not quite sure where to hang out. Fear not, while our Malaysian Student Blogger Liang shows you how to spend your night – the Malaysian Way.

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      How to book the cheapest flights from Asia to Belfast

      Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 8 October, 2018

      Unlike GB students, the price of air fare for international students can be quite expensive. Fortunately Shing Him Mak is here with advice on choosing travel options from Asia to Belfast.

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      Best Vegetarian and Vegan Food Outlets Around Campus

      Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 8 October, 2018

      Having a vegetarian or vegan diet can be quite difficult to maintain, especially when you want to get some takeout, or go to a restaurant with friends. Tejinder's here with a guide to all the best places to eat around campus.

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      My Internship with Funds-Axis

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 3 October, 2018

      Jia Xin shares her experience in doing an internship with a regulatory technology company, and how she found working in an office environment for the first time.

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      Tips for transitioning from school to Uni

      Jade Yuen Kei Wong | 1 October, 2018

      Read Jade's tips on how to get off to a great start at uni.

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      Top 5 Belfast Breakfasts

      PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 1 October, 2018

      What’s the best way to set you up for the day? No this isn’t some cereal promotion blog. The best way is to have a good old Ulster Fry or another top Belfast breakfast. Here’s my top 5 breakfast haunts in Belfast.

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      13 awesome things to do on the weekend in Belfast

      PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 21 September, 2018

      It’s the weekend! No more lectures or tutorials, so what to do? Here’s my pick of activities to keep entertained (rather than just lying in bed for the whole weekend!)

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      7 reasons why Queen’s is the best kept secret in higher education

      PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 21 September, 2018

      Queen’s may be that bit further away on the map from other UK universities, but it offers everything you could want from your uni experience (shh! just don’t tell everyone!)

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      5 Best Places To Walk in Belfast

      Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 19 September, 2018

      Belfast is an extremely walkable city: here are some of the best spots to hit on foot.

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      COMING TO BELFAST FROM LONDON: 5 DIFFERENCES YOU WILL SPOT

      Anna Kruglova | 19 September, 2018

      While Northern Ireland is technically just another part of the UK, it has its own micro-culture which sets it apart.

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      5 SIGNS YOU'VE BECOME A LOCAL IN BELFAST

      Anna Kruglova | 19 September, 2018

      As an international student, it doesn’t take long for Belfast to feel like home.

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      Where to Buy Food Around Campus

      Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 18 September, 2018

      When you start uni, you do have to fend for yourself - and that means cooking and buying your own food! Thankfully, there are plenty of places around uni to get your groceries.

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      5 Mistakes I Made as a fresher

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 12 September, 2018

      Everyone makes mistakes, but here’s how to remedy the most common ones in the new academic year.

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      Smoothing the transition from college to university

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 12 September, 2018

      During A-levels you were probably whining about tough exams and how you couldn’t wait to get to university to put an end of those sleepless nights and endless cramming. But starting university is just the beginning of a brand new student journey…

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      6 reasons you are financially better off at Queen’s compared to other UK unis

      PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 11 September, 2018

      Belfast is the cheapest student city in the UK according to Which? University. But don’t just trust the stats – here are six reasons why student life here really is more affordable.

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      6 Belfast Restaurants You must visit this academic year

      Justin Ng | 10 September, 2018

      Where to dine in style this semester

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      Inside Queen’s Kickboxing & Muay Thai Club

      Justin Ng | 12 September, 2018

      As the martial arts club enters its biggest competition yet, there has never been a better time to join. Here are four things it’s given me.

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      6 of the coolest vegan-friendly joints in Belfast right now

      Justin Ng | 10 September, 2018

      Whether you are a long-term vegan or recently transitioned into it, there are plenty of places in to eat cruelty-free in Belfast.

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      4 tips for surviving uni exams

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 12 September, 2018

      We have all faced the dread of exams during A levels, but these top tips will stop you having to pull an all-nighter before your first uni exams.

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      8 delicious Asian food spots to try near campus

      Jade Yuen Kei Wong | 7 September, 2018

      Guaranteed to make you nostalgic for your home country.

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      13 Things about Belfast that will keep your mum coming back to visit EVERY semester

      Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 7 September, 2018

      Worried Belfast is too far from your family? Don’t be. With cheap airfares and super speedy flight times, your nearest and dearest won’t be able to resist a visit (or three).

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      10 Things that will get your uni life sorted

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

      For those of you just starting at Queen’s then welcome to Belfast! If you’re anything like me, you’ll love it! Here’s some top tips of things to get you started in your first few weeks at Queen’s.

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      6 Reasons Why Queen’s accommodation beats renting privately

      Maisha Hossain, MA Creative Writing | 3 September, 2018

      You can’t beat the craic in Queen’s accommodation, says postgraduate student Maisha Hossain.

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      Open Day: Top tips from real students

      Hannah Badger, BSc (Hons) Human Biology | 3 September, 2018

      Queen’s students offer their advice on what to see and who to talk to.

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      5 ways NI people are unique

      William Graham, BSc Business Management | 31 August, 2018

      Nervous about moving to Northern Ireland, a small country with people you’ve probably heard little about? Local student William Graham tells you everything you need to know about the NI locals.

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      International students: What to buy when you come to Northern Ireland

      Anna Kruglova | 29 April, 2020

      From souvenirs to bring home to your family at half-term to local treats to sample, here is your definitive guide of what to buy as a first-time visitor to Belfast.

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      How I discovered myself at Queen’s

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 3 September, 2018

      You learn so much outside the classroom at Queen's.

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      Your Open Day Survival Guide

      Queen's Student Blog | 27 August, 2018

      With so much information to take in, it can be difficult to know where to start. Make sure you cover your bases with these handy tips.

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      Top tips for Moving to Belfast from England, Scotland or Wales

      Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 21 August, 2018

      With this guide, moving to uni in Northern Ireland will be as easy as moving to the uni down the road in England.

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      Top spots on campus not to miss on open day

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

      Here are some of my top (and sometimes quirky) spots I think you should check out around campus.

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      Three Ways to Get a Job in Belfast if you are an International Student

      Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 29 April, 2020

      Your Belfast experience will be all the richer if you have some extra cash to spend.

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      Everything you need to know as a Chinese, Hong Kong or Macau student At Queen’s

      Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 23 August, 2018

      Studying in Belfast as a Chinese student may be challenging for some of us due to the language barrier, but you can get the most from this experience with this guide.

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      Everything international students need to know before they leave their home country

      Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 23 August, 2018

      Are you travelling to Belfast for the first time in your life? Don’t miss one of our overseas pre-departure seminars for everything you need know.

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      Open Day questions you’ll ask versus what your parents will ask

      Queen's Student Blog | 22 August, 2018

      This is why it pays to bring mum or dad with you when you visit Queen’s campus.

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      Who are we?

      Queen's Student Blog | 20 August, 2018

      Hearing about Queen's University for the first time? Allow us to introduce ourselves...

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      What makes Belfast special: The craic

      Queen's Student Blog | 1 May, 2020

      Add this catch-all phrase for fun, entertainment, gossip, news and good banter to your vocab, stat.

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      Five reasons you’ll feel at home in Belfast from the moment you step off the plane

      Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 21 August, 2018

      We defy you not to get the warm and fuzzies when you hear the accent.

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      Five ways Belfast is unlike other capital cities

      Séverine Robert, Postgraduate Research | 17 August, 2018

      Safe, friendly and affordable – what’s not to love?

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      5 places to visit in Belfast and Northern Ireland

      Anna Kruglova | 20 August, 2018

      From the Giant's Causeway to the birthplace of the Titanic, these are the must-see sights for anyone living and studying in Belfast.

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      5 Ways to boost your confidence at university

      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.

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      Guide to choosing the right university

      Jing Yen, LLB Law | 17 August, 2018

      Guest blogger Jing Yen, LLB Law from Malaysia on how you know which uni is ‘The One’

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      Open Day: 5 Places to Check Out in Belfast While You're Here

      Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 17 August, 2018

      If you’re coming to the Open Day then let’s hope you’ve got an hour or two to spare before heading home as there’s a load to do in Belfast. Here’s 5 things to check out while you’re here.

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      Open Day Foodie Treasure Hunt

      Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 16 August, 2018

      Northern Ireland is a foodie paradise with loads of food not found anywhere else in the UK. While you’re here on the Open Day, try out this foodie treasure hunt and take one point for each one that you try!

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      VIDEO: Welcome to Elms BT9 Treehouse and reception

      Sue Lyn Cheang,LLB Law | 16 August, 2018

      Student vlogger Sue Lyn Cheang from Malaysia offers a whistlestop tour of the Treehouse

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      Peek inside a premium standard room Elms BT9

      Sue Lyn Cheang,LLB Law | 16 August, 2018

      Student vlogger Sue Lyn Cheang from Malaysia goes inside a premium standard room.

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      Peek inside a standard room Elms BT9

      Sue Lyn Cheang,LLB Law | 16 August, 2018

      Student vlogger Sue Lyn Cheang from Malaysia shows you inside a standard room.

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      VIDEO: Peek inside a premium en suite room Elms BT9

      Sue Lyn Cheang,LLB Law | 16 August, 2018

      Student vlogger Sue Lyn Cheang from Malaysia opens the door to her Elms BT9 room

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      Peek inside Willow Walk postgraduate accommodation

      Sue Lyn Cheang,LLB Law | 16 August, 2018

      Student vlogger Sue Lyn Cheang from Malaysia shows you inside our postgraduate accommodation

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      You’ve accepted your offer – congratulations! Now what?

      Queen's Student Blog | 26 May, 2020

      Here, your step-by-step guide to what to expect when you arrive at Queen’s in September.

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      Results day: What next?

      Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 16 August, 2018

      Some people will be happy with their results, while others may not be so lucky to get what they want.

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      10 places around Queen’s to get the best Instagrams

      Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 16 August, 2018

      Coming to our Open Day? Set your feed on fire at one of these awesome sites around the city.

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      7 Questions About Queen’s That You are Too Embarrassed to Ask

      Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 24 October, 2019

      Here, I answer some of the unusual questions I’ve been asked about Queen’s by fellow international students.

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      What I got wrong about Belfast before I moved here

      Tuba Aisha Sharif | 9 August, 2018

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      How International Societies at Queen’s Helped Me Make New Friends

      Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 7 August, 2018

      Making friends can be hard, especially if you’re entering University in your First Year. Fear not, as Liang shows you how Queen’s has allowed him to network and connect with the right people even before he landed in Belfast.

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      12 people at Queen’s you can ask for help at any time

      Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 6 August, 2018

      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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      5 Budget City Breaks to Take from Belfast

      Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 1 August, 2018

      Belfast is an amazing city in itself, but it’s also a gateway for exploring Ireland, the rest of the UK, Europe and beyond. Make the most of the uni holidays and jet off on a cheap city break from Belfast! Here is some of my travel inspo’.

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      VIDEO: Making Friends at University

      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.

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      What happens at our overseas Clearing Events?

      Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 25 July, 2018

      Even if you didn’t get the results you need, you can still apply to Queen’s through our overseas Clearing events. Here’s the rundown.

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      6 Reasons to Book Your Place at Queen’s Open Day

      Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 23 July, 2018

      Before applying to universities, I went to a load of open days - they’re the perfect opportunity to see which uni suits you. Here are 6 reasons to visit a Queen’s open day.

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      Five things you notice about Belfast when you’re coming from a big city

      Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 23 July, 2018

      I must admit, moving to Belfast from Hong Kong was kind of a culture shock for me. It’s a capital city with a friendly ‘small town’ feel which sets it apart from London. Here’s why I love it.

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      Why choose Queen's?

      Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 20 July, 2018

      As a Final Year Law Student pursuing a UK Transfer Degree Programme, Liang reveals what influenced him to finish his final year of law studies in Queen’s University, Belfast.

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      Best Places to Study in and around Queen’s

      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.

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      Misconceptions about Studying Law

      Jia Xin Chang | 19 July, 2018

      It's easy to have misconceptions about a subject before you start university, Jia Xin explores four misconceptions she had about studying law.

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      Five lessons you learn from outside the lecture theatre

      Hew Hoong Liang, LLB LAW | 17 July, 2018

      Studying law is hard but Liang is here to tell you about all the things he has learned from outside the lecture theatre that have helped him in his legal journey.

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      My advice to potential students of the Santander Internship in India

      Shreya Mohal, International MBA | 17 July, 2018

      The Santander Internship in India is just one of the many global opportunities offered at Queen’s.

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      Belfast on a budget

      Andre McCarron, Product Design Engineering | 17 July, 2018

      Product Design Engineering student Andre McCarron knows that it's hard to make the student loan last. Here are his six simple tips to making your money go further.

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      Some advice for current and prospective university students

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 16 July, 2018

      Jia Xin is back to reassure you that everything you are thinking and feeling about student life is perfectly normal. Here is her advice...

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      Things most Law students will agree on

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 16 July, 2018

      As a law student, Jia Xin is here to share with you 4 things that she believes most Queen's Law students will agree on.

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      VIDEO: Surviving Freshers’ Week

      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.

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      What to expect during the Student Registration Process

      Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 28 June, 2018

      Shing Him is here to explain what exactly happens during the registration and enrolment process.

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      Exploring Nature in Belfast

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 25 June, 2018

      There's a lot more to university than studying, Jia Xin talks you through the great green spaces in and around Belfast that you can visit when you need a break from the books.

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      Four Places that will inspire you to visit Donegal

      Marissa Piccolo, MA Global Security | 6 July, 2018

      Did you know the most northern point of Ireland is in the south? You read that right: it’s in Donegal, the county of the Republic of Ireland that borders Northern Ireland in the Northwest.

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      5 Things To See on a Day Trip to Derry-Londonderry

      Marissa Piccolo, MA Global Security | 6 July, 2018

      Want to explore Northern Ireland? Derry-Londonderry makes a great day or overnight trip from Belfast.

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      5 Places in Ireland to Visit from Belfast

      Hannah Badger, BSc (Hons) Human Biology | 6 July, 2018

      Summer is here (hurrah!) so there’s never been a better time to get out there and explore what’s on your doorstep. Here are a few places North and South of the border that I think are worth a visit this summer…

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      How Your Queen’s Degree Can be the Springboard for a Great Career

      Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 28 June, 2018

      The Queen’s experience is about so much more than what you learn on your course.

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      Queen's rockstar researchers and how they're changing the world

      Queen's Student Blog | 3 May, 2018

      The research at Queen’s is making a huge impact on the world and with a degree from Queen’s so could you.

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      Five life hacks for international students in Belfast

      Séverine Robert, Postgraduate Research | 4 July, 2018

      Simple tips to smooth your transition to life at Queen’s.

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      Everything you need to know about your first week at Queen’s

      Jade Yuen Kei Wong | 4 July, 2018

      From finding your bearings to making friends, we have got you covered for your September arrival.

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      GB Schools Activities: Inside the AHSS summer school

      Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 3 July, 2018

      At Queen’s, we have developed an inspiring programme of talks, tours, workshops and events that connects GB students and teachers to the Queen’s community.

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      WHAT THE BRUSSELS WORKPLACE STUDY TOUR TAUGHT ME

      Shreya Mohal, International MBA | 2 July, 2018

      The Brussels Workplace Study Tour is just one of the many global opportunities offered at Queen’s.

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      Discovering Hong Kong: Inside Queen’s Global Leadership Programme

      Claire Kilpatrick, BSc Business Management | 2 July, 2018

      Claire Kilpatrick, a Business Management student from Queen’s, recently took part in our Global Leadership Programme in Hong Kong. Here is what she learned.

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      Where in the world will a Queen’s degree take me? New York

      Owen Smith, MSc Marketing | 2 July, 2018

      Queen’s graduate Owen Smith is working at Mo?t Hennessy in NYC for one year as part of the US-NI Mentorship Programme.

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      13 photos that prove the Malaysian Society at Queen’s have far too much fun

      Queen's Student Blog | 29 June, 2018

      It’s amazing how we manage to squeeze in lectures!

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      8 Things you can do in Belfast that you can’t do anywhere else

      Northern Ireland Student Blog | 29 June, 2018

      Belfast is a unique place, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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      Where will a Queen's geography degree take me?

      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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      Where will a Queen’s Engineering degree take me?

      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.

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      Go Green at Queen’s: Inside Our Environmental Leadership Programme

      Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 28 June, 2018

      With global warming a growing problem, every one of us has a role to play in making our planet greener.

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      Inside Belfast’s Silicon Valley: Catalyst Inc Science Park

      Northern Ireland Student Blog | 28 June, 2018

      Belfast’s next-gen science park is an innovative community of people changing the world. Here’s all you need to know.

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      8 things you didn’t know about Northern Ireland’s booming film industry

      Nothern Ireland Student Blog | 29 April, 2020

      Goodbye Hollywood, hello Belfast! Thanks to our stunning coastlines, castles and countryside, Northern Ireland is the new go-to filming location for a host of big-budget productions.

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      Student meals for under £1 a portion

      Northern Ireland Student Blog | 26 June, 2018

      We understand you want to make your student budget stretch as far as possible, and with these fast and easy recipes, cooking on a budget is a cinch.

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      8 Awesome Companies Affiliated With Queen’s

      Nothern Ireland Student Blog | 25 June, 2018

      You can take advantage of our links with some of the biggest employers in Northern Ireland.

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      4 skills you learn in a part-time job that will benefit your entire career

      Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 25 June, 2018

      It pays the bills, but a student job can also set you up with work skills that are essential for your future career. Here are just a few of them.

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      Dealing with homesickness when you’re studying abroad

      Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 25 June, 2018

      Studying abroad is tough, especially you don’t get to see your friends and family in your home country as often as you’d like.

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      Four Things You Can Expect from a Queen’s Career Development Programme

      Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 25 June, 2018

      I took part in the USA Global Leadership Programme 2018, after an extremely competitive selection process. I had so much fun and made a lot of new friends in the process.

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      Steps to running a Development Week Event

      Hannah Badger, BSc (Hons) Human Biology | 21 June, 2018

      Fancy staging an on-campus event to inspire your fellow students? Read on.

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      Travelling to Queen's from Sri Lanka

      Bimsarie Neranja Jananee Weerathunge | 21 June, 2018

      Postgraduate student Bimsarie Weerathunge gives her top tips on moving to Belfast from Sri Lanka.

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      A day in the life of a Master’s Student at Queen's

      Bimsarie Neranja Jananee Weerathunge | 21 June, 2018

      Bimsarie Weerathunge on the realities of completing a Masters in Management at Queen’s.

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      Where will a Queen’s Electrical Engineering degree take me?

      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.

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      Cool workspaces and meet-ups in Belfast where you can get creative

      Northern Ireland Student Blog | 18 June, 2018

      Belfast is home to a burgeoning community of start-ups, freelancers and innovators. Here is just a snapshot of the dynamic hot-desking and networking spaces where they operate.

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      The St Patrick’s Day Parade in Belfast is so much fun. I represented the University by participating in the parade in March 2018. Here is my experience.

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      When you arrive at Queen’s, prepare to get your GOT nerd on and express your inner Stark., says Master's student Marissa Piccolo, from Connecticut, USA.

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      As part of her MSc in Leadership for Sustainable Development, Queen's student Ingrid Briano Jasso, from Mexico, got the opportunity to volunteer in Kenya - a trip that has changed her life.

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      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.

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

      On April 15th 1912, the famous Titanic ship sunk; 106 years on, Belfast pays homage to the passengers of the doomed liner.

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      Things to do in Belfast: A Student Guide to the Best Festivals and Events in the City

      Northern Ireland Student Blog | 26 March, 2018

      From art and food to culture and comedy, Belfast has a packed schedule of international festivals, celebrations and events for you to enjoy. Here is just a snapshot.

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      It’s not as bad as you think (and you’ll be guaranteed free food!).

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      Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 26 March, 2018

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      From cutting-edge comedy to big-band musicals, Belfast is home to some of the best theatre in the world.

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      Having access to home comforts is at the very top of every international student's list of priorities. Queen’s postgraduate student Nermin Al Sharman from Jordan has got you covered with her guide on where to get halal food in Belfast.

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      VIDEO: Why Belfast is the Perfect Study Abroad Destination

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      Thinking of spending a semester or year abroad at Queen’s? Student vlogger Anne Marie Hawley from the USA explains why Belfast is the perfect destination.

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      These jaw-dropping hikes are a must on your uni bucket list, says Environmental Management undergraduate, Farah Hamdan. The best bit? They are just a short bus ride away from campus.

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      With these air travel tips, the one-hour flight to Belfast from your UK city will be a doddle, says Peter Moor, from Huddersfield.

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      Living and studying at Queen’s University has been the best experience, but it’s not without a few surprises, says MBA student Shreya Mohal.

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

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      Combining sea and mountains and more fresh air than your lungs can handle, the stunning Mourne Mountains should be top of your Northern Ireland travel bucket list, says Master's student Marissa Piccolo, from Connecticut, USA.

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