Horrible. Not what i expected. The tuition was too high for what the course actually offered. As i wrote in the previous answer there were a lot of elements not working. I remember there was a meeting/workshop about video game localisation and the speaker kept speaking in Chinese because the majority of students were from China. It was like a big 'forget you' to the rest of the students.
We have a website to search job positions which is helpful
1. The classes don't have any breaks between them. That means we had to run from one room to another because the professors would act passive aggressive if you were late. 2. The professors were taking it slow and made sure all the students had the right resources to finish the assignments; even if they didn't have experience in academic writing. But then for the final exams they had extremely high expectations and they wanted deep research. The students were treated like small children in school but then expected to write like professionals. 3. before applying i asked if i can have a tutor for my native language and i got a positive answer. but then the workshops began and there was no tutor. the workshop consisted of 4 students with no tutors talking about specific language elements that the others couldn't understand. students are paying high tuition for this course and it felt like even some basics were missing.
I don't know enough about the union but it seems to have potential regarding events
Depends. The library is really impressive and the rooms are modern despite the old building. The computer rooms were disappointing though. I was studying translation in a room called the language lab that didn't have the right keyboards. That means that all the foreign students couldn't use the lab. And we had translation workshops in there. Unacceptable.
Kind of, it has a tesco close and it's 20 minutes from the city centre
I don't know enough to comment on the societies
The professors were passive aggressive but to be honest if we needed to meet they were always there. the counselling as well
1st year was bad. Second year is class. The uni career service provides excellent support for those than want it and those then can benefit from it. I love the careers consults and student guidance team.
Careers service is the best service at queens
Don’t like the writing. Do like the practical
Well the building is demolished and the new one isn’t easily accessible so that’s bad. But the content is class
Absolute good tier
Bit on its own but there is stuff if you look for it
Personal tutors are good when they’re available
Hated first year. Loving second year. Getting involved in things outside of the course is good. Going out and actually socialising is key even if it isn’t what you usually do
Careers service does all they can it’s just the students are lazy.
Not many contact hours at all.
Facilities are shocking since the original SU has closed for refurbishment
Good I reckon.
It is not really near many amenities but everywhere in Belfast is in walking distance if you know where you’re going.
No idea I’m only part of the music society and that’s class so imma say they’re all good.
Eh it’s alright like
Poor. Might be the only person to go to uni and roundly Hagen it for the most part. Most students live at home and come from the same colleges so English students are not always welcomed and making friends has thus far proved impossible if not elusive. Lectures are ok but nothing exceptional. TA system is annoying as wexpected to be taught by experts not students. Support staff are very lovely though, they are the best part of university, and the grounds are lovely too.
It doesn’t really, careers appointments are available but largely unhelpful for those on a humanities degree.
Some lecturer said are enthusiastic and engaging Annoying that tutorials are run by doctoral students etc. Who all mark and teach completely differently.
Claim to represent all students but that is not true. Facilities ok but basic and student lounge is often unavailable so can’t use microwave. Boiling water rarely works.
Library is nice 👍 Lectures halls etc. Are expected, not exceptional nor awful
Very close to shops etc but about 30 minutes from university which is annoying for returning between lectures etc.
Poor. Very few diverse ones, mainly same old same old and very cliquey,
Incredibly poor. Wellbeing cut you off after 20 minutes although are very lovely when you do see them but are limited in the support they can offer due to budgets and limits. Tutors cannot be bothered, have never met mine as they have never got time.
1st year was absolutely awful and possibly the worst year of my life. But 2nd year I’ve grown and got more friends and socialise and I’m just living more and loving living in Belfast. The course still feels part time but I can’t change that so I’m just trying to do my best and earn some money whilst I’m at it.
There are so many careers opportunities at queens if you look for them. The careers consultations are especially fantastic and really help you hone in on your skills and what you might be good at.
I’d love more contact hours as it feels like we aren’t really doing a full time course and there isn’t even enough content to back that up. I love the practical elements and the freedom we get with our own expression.
The place is getting redone and was supposed to open next year but the old building is still standing so it looks like it’ll take much longer. There are fewer society spots in the new SU and less space in general, but the student representation seems good.
There could be a massive improvement on the amount of spaces for rehearsal, it is very awkward to have to rehearse in the cinema lobby. But the quality of the facilities they have are outstanding
Not really, there are small shops around the uni but nothing to live off of. It is also a good 15/20 minute walk from the uni accommodation and there is nothing on campus which is annoying for those of us that love an extra 10 minutes in bed.
There are loads it would just be nice if timetables worked with the societal schedule and didn’t put class on society day.
We have personal tutors but they’re a bit naff unless you are in a crap situation. The academic feedback is often limited and confusing.
good but not challenging enough sometimes- and no career help unless you do law or finance lol the library is great and every lecturer I have encountered has been passionate and friendly
So far amazing, however the travel can be tiring, would recommend the student accommodation in first year
Work placements and opportunities available
Canvas is a great way to access lectures
Good communication of events and where to find advice
Access to books and computers, and around exam time the library is open 24hrs
Good public transport and shops nearby
Plenty of choice
Personal tutors always available and help is always offered
very informative built my character to be more outwards looking and confident person
Job fairs, brings in employers, has a good international reputation
It is more hands on, you have a good opportunities to use equipment
Very small bar but a new one is being built
It could be better but its still very good
Lots of societies/sports
Student reps- complicate the system that caused conflict on course