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I think the new student union is excellent, you can tell everyone enjoys it because it is busy constantly. It incorporates so many different aspects of uni life in one place. Queens has lots of really wonderful areas to sit with a coffee and study or meet with friends. The location is also great for going out and grabbing something to eat with friends. For me, I don't really have any negatives about Queens. It's been a really good experience for me.
I am on the two year course which has brought it's own difficulties. COVID has meant a mixture of online and face to face. I was fortunate enough to have most of my course face-to-face. However, I know online suits a lot of people, but I struggle to pay attention and feel involved. The lecturers are fantastic. I've never had an issue there, happy to respond to any email or question I've ever had about the course.
Awful support. Ulster University is a much better institution for student learning.
No support. Elitist. Wish I had went to UU for same course!
I could not be happier with my choice of university. My university experience so far has been exactly what I hoped it would be. The facilities at Queen's are excellent as there are more than enough spaces to study and spend time. The library is a great place to focus and get work done. Similarly, the new Student's Union provides more spaces to study, whilst also being a great place to meet up with friends for a coffee in the day, or a drink at night.
Studying English and Philosophy at Queen's means that I have seemingly endless facilities and resources which help immensely when it comes to research and essay writing. Currently, as a first year, I am unsure about my career prospects and my opportunities for work placements or internships.
I am very happy that I chose to stay in Elms BT9 as it has provided me with a home-like place to stay whilst I am studying. I always feel safe when I walk around Elms, even at night when it is dark. This is because the security guards are always there.
I came all over from India to UK for my Masters and choosing Queen's was my best decision. People here are really friendly and helpful. University does so many things for student for cost of living crisis, also mental health activities, I am a course rep for my course and we can communicate with our module coordinators freely and they listen and understand problems of international student, I love being jn student union, it a lively and great place even for study or you can just sit and chill or can read book. I will not say worst aspect, it is too negative word for my uni but there are still few things which has scope to improve. But according to me , Queen's University have lots of international student came this year and University is really trying best for each and everyone so it is a tough job but they are doing it very well. I love my University and I am a proud student of Queen's University Belfast.
I have offline lectures 5 days a week. I really like it going to Uni everyday And we have 4 modules so each day 1 module lecture is very comfortable and good learning. In 1st semester we have 1 exam and 1 assignment for all modules and this 2nd semester we have all assignments. I like researching a topic and discuss it with professor, they are very helpful and we always had healthy discussion on topics. I don't say its a worst part but it would be really helpful to learn more about modules if we have industry visit or practical learning. But otherwise yes I do enjoy my study a lot .
I really like all whitla, mandela hall, It has good vibes, I have attended career fair there, Festivals as well. We even had party there Its so much fun.
Always a pleasure to study in the Lanyon Building. Very helpful staff who are always willing to guide me, which is particularly important in such a demanding degree. I really couldn’t recommend QUB highly enough
Best: student—life, free time activities organised by the university, meeting like-minded people on the course Worst: the strikes are affecting most of my courses. putting them online makes me feel like I’m wasting a huge amount of money on accommodation which is not ideal considering I had to save up for a visa, the tuition fee and the accommodation as well..
Best: the tutors are helpful and feels like they enjoy teaching the courses which is motivating Worst: not sure how to find an internship/placement/job that is not in Switzerland. Meeting with employers would make it less stressful to think about the future, because as of right now, I’m not sure where to go once I get my degree.
Best: good location, close to the university and the city center, comfortable room Worst: location of the room is outside of the door that has a pinpad. Everyone else’s room is behind that door, including the kitchen and the bathrooms, but my room is outside of it .(each time I have to enter the code to get in) Not the most convenient and can sometimes feel less safe as I’m only protected by the main door.
A fantastic global experience and education, gaining independence and confidence whilst making friends from all over the world. A great social life with over 190 clubs and societies, international student support with applications, scholarships, help with visas, accommodation and settling into Belfast and Queen's life.
There is constant support and guidance throughout the year from the teachers. Excellent delivery of course content and detailed feedback on assignments makes it even more worthwhile. There is always a new skill to learn and master which is exceptionally good.
The best experience. Living in the heart of Belfast close to city centre with daily events running at the coffee bar in the common room. A wholesome offering indeed!
Coming from india the experience studying in Queen’s so far has been surreal, the university facilities are fabulous the accommodation, students union, PEC everything is well maintained the university is so thoughtful of the international students mental that they arranged a whole pre semester engagement events for us which goes on for so many weeks which involve various fun activities and most importantly free tasty food and then the faculty is very friendly each and everyone wants to bring out the best of you. Recently there has been a cost of living crisis in the UK and even with that the queen’s did whatever it could by offering students sum money all in all belfast is a beautiful city with mediocre cost of living and jobs are quite easily available id say its a perfect place for international students, irish are very welcoming and nice people
All the lectures are recorded and uploaded to the university software so one could watch them on their free time and course is little tough for a careless student
Belfast is beautiful small affordable city perfect for international students to complete their masters and move to bigger cities as there arent many jobs available here
I stayed in mount charles which is the most affordable option provided by the university id say its pretty good for what you are paying but if could get a good private accomodation its the way to go because they are more cheaper in belfast
I think Queen’s is a great university and my teaching over the past four years has been great and I would recommend Queen’s Dental School to anyone; it’s a lovely small community within the wider community of Queen’s.
The teaching I receive is great and our exposure to patients and clinics is definitely well above average for UK dental schools.
I think any of the Elms accommodations are great options particularly for your first year.
Good facilities Good faculties Need more financial support from university
Include internships with companies
Includes more seating capacity