Member reviews of Queen's University Belfast

  • integral21's avatar by integral21 on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    Good Uni with lots of opportunities and good teaching. You need to invest yourself in it to get the most out of it as with anywhere but there's lots to get involved with.
    University:
    Student union is getting knocked down and rebuilt but the temporary location is still close and comfy enough despite the slight lack of space.
    Course:
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    Location:
    Right beside a large area of student housing and under a half hour walk from city centre. Great location as it is close to anything you could need.
    Accommodation:
    I commute so I don't know why I'm given this question. There is a lot of student housing around. From the friends houses I've been in they are quite small if you go to an independent rental property nearby.
    Settling in:
    Starting off in university was a big change but with peer mentor lunches being organised once a week so you get to know people in the course and a module that splits you into small groups too, it's easy to settle in.
  • Adamtt's avatar by Adamtt on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    An excellent university that gives students many opportunities, highly detailed lectures with guidance and many facilities.
    University:
    Excellent, Queens students union makes the upmost effort to get students involved in events and societies. As well as this the library McClay is also exceptional. There is also a gym which is available for all students.
    Course:
    So far I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Queens. I have quite a good timetable throughout the week and I love my course. The lecturers are highly helpful and responsive when you need help or feedback and are all highly approachable.
    Location:
    Perfect for me I just need to get one bus and a very short walk and I’m there.
    Accommodation:
    The university is clearly making an attempt to accommodate its students with top quality accommodation. It had even refurbished a large building right in the city centre for students with many facilities on top of their other buildings.
    Settling in:
    Queens made it very easy to settle in and very comfortable. The guidance was very good.
  • student2134's avatar by student2134 on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    Overall a good balance between academics and student life.
    University:
    The gym could be better , but the libraries are a pretty good size, but I've heard can become over crowded over exam terms, though ive yet to experience this personally.
    Course:
    .
    Location:
    About twenty minutes from the city centre, ten minutes from the main bar/club area. Also about twenty minutes from all the main university accommodation. - by foot
    Accommodation:
    The accommodation im staying in is university owned, brand new this year and central to Belfast city centre, about a twenty minute walk from the university.
    Settling in:
    There has been lots of opportunities to meet new people through clubs societies and tutorials.
  • chemwhizzkid's avatar by chemwhizzkid on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    My experience at university has been great so far. I have never felt nervous coming into lectures and feel very comfortable and settled in.
    University:
    There are many sports clubs and societies to join with the university and there is a very broad and accomodating nightlife for everyone.
    Course:
    The university is highly organised and responds quickly to any queries. All my lecturers so far have been very informative, kind and helpful.
    Location:
    The university is situated perfectly as you are close to many amenities and are never short of having something to do.
    Accommodation:
    I live in a residential area with my friends. It takes about 10-15 minutes to walk to the university. The house itself is nice and clean. As the rent is split between 5 of us, it is very affordable.
    Settling in:
    I have found myself very comfortable and calm coming to the university.
  • otjowolabi's avatar by otjowolabi on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    Really really good, so far
    University:
    Because it's a city university the options especially for restaurants abd places to eat are incredible everything you need is within walking distance, but. Your course probably dictates your 9 to 5 movements.
    Course:
    Medicine at Queen's is amazing with great facilities, and knowledgeable lecturers and tutors.
    Location:
    A little far from my family home, but Belfast is very vibrant and lively city and queens makes up a great part of that.
    Accommodation:
    It's pretty good, most first years are in Elms Village which really is like a village with a great community with great facilities for all your living needs without the hassle of worrying utilities
    Settling in:
    Settling in was pretty easy especially due to elms cause any friends you make most likely live there, so you can meet up any time.
  • Heather73's avatar by Heather73 on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    I wouldn't change anything about my experience. It has been and still is the best experience of my life, providing me with many different opportunities and teaching me a lot of new academic but also life skills.
    University:
    No complaints really just that the sports facilities are located a little far from the university for some who live on the other side of the uni.
    Course:
    As for the Timetable, course structure and quality of lectures/ tutorials I have nothing to complain about. However, some may have difficulty with some of the modules on offer each year.
    Location:
    Its not too close to the city centre for there to be constant noise and distractions but it is close enough. It is about a 20 min walk or if you want there are regular buses that go straight into the centre all day.
    Accommodation:
    The quality of the accommodation is good. The rooms do get better the more they cost which is reasonable. The whole "village" is located at 20 min walk away from most of the university buildings which was doable. However the cost for the year is a lot.
    Settling in:
    No problems with settling in myself. It felt like home straight away! Regardless of presumptions people may have about the Northern Irish in regards to the British, the people are very welcoming and glad to have you there!
  • jhill649's avatar by jhill649 on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    I would recommend Queen's to anyone. The city is great, clubs and societies are loads of fun and there is a generally great vibe about the place.
    University:
    The library facilities are great with multiple to choose from, they can get particularly busy at exam time and a bit cramped but for the majority of the time thats not a problem.
    Course:
    I think Queen's has struck a really good balance for medicine using traditional methods yet with a lot of tutorials and contact time with patients.
    Location:
    The main campus is not far from town at all and is central to all the main accommodation sites and still close to bars and clubs. Belfast is a great student city, I would recommend it to anyone.
    Accommodation:
    In Belfast rent is very cheap and houses I think are of pretty decent quality overall, but obviously depends where you go and what you want to pay!
    Settling in:
    It took me a while to get settled in but I think that was just due to a changing situation from school to University.
  • Bekah2705's avatar by Bekah2705 on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    I love the uni and the course that i am doing.
    University:
    All services are amazing.
    Course:
    Course content is great and all the lecturers are very helpful and approachable.
    Location:
    Close to everything that you could need or want.
    Accommodation:
    The location and affordability are both super.
    Settling in:
    I settled in quickly.
  • illmatics's avatar by illmatics on 20th November 2018
    Overall:
    The location of QUB makes it ideal for students looking to move to a vibrant city with a packed night-life.
    University:
    The library is amazing as a study space and has a very nice cafe attached right beside it which means you are always only 30 seconds away from a caffeine top up if you're losing concentration on your studies!
    Course:
    So far I have found all of my lecturers engaging and, for the most part, good at explaining things.
    Location:
    The location of QUB is perfect; it's about a 15 minute walk into the city centre and literally a 1 minute walk from tonnes of great food outlets around the Botanic, Stranmillis and Lisburn road area.
    Accommodation:
    N/A - living at home
    Settling in:
    .
  • EmmaAuditore's avatar by EmmaAuditore on 20th November 2018
    Overall:
    The university is great. The teachers, students, extra curriculum and city is amazing and I am so happy to be at Queens University!
    University:
    The facilities at the University are great. The library has such a wide selection of book and language courses that are extremely cheap. The night life is amazing with plenty of bars and clubs in the area.
    Course:
    The timetable is well planned with no split lectures. I'm happy with the contract hours and there is a lot of support available through teachers and postgraduate students. The teaching is clear and the course is laid out well.
    Location:
    The university is just out of town but easy to get to from accommodation.
    Accommodation:
    The accommodation is so affordable and you get so much for your money. The new accommodation is top of the range and in the middle of the city center so everything is so close.
    Settling in:
    Everyone is so friendly and there is so much support to help you settle in.
  • annabee2407's avatar by annabee2407 on 27th February 2017
    Overall:
    It's been really good so far
    University:
    It's great
    Course:
    My uni course is fun and I'm enjoying it
    Location:
    I like how close it is to everything in the city
    Accommodation:
    I travel to uni so I don't know but from what I've heard they are good
    Settling in:
    Felt I have settled in well
  • JodsC's avatar by JodsC on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    So much fun
    University:
    Not enough activities that don't involve drinking. Drinking isn't my thing
    Course:
    I come home every day feeling so happy!
    Location:
    It's good but could be slightly bigger
    Accommodation:
    Friends have told me it's good but noisy.
    Settling in:
    I feel so comfortable already after 2 weeks
  • Annemary's avatar by Annemary on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Very good
    University:
    There are very good facilities
    Course:
    Very helpful and easy to speak to if you have problems.
    Location:
    It's out of the city which is good but also very close to the city
    Accommodation:
    Good however at least a 10minute walk in the mornings
    Settling in:
    Felt at home right away
  • fadedmemories95's avatar by fadedmemories95 on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    I had a good time
    University:
    Overall the services is good
    Course:
    Because it deserves it
    Location:
    Its quite near to the city centre
    Accommodation:
    Nice place
    Settling in:
    It takes time
  • Can't remember 's avatar by Can't remember on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Great uni to go to, will get a good solid degree from it and good facilities. Also great social life around the compass
    University:
    Great facilities and student union and plenty to do
    Course:
    I think it's a great course
    Location:
    Close to everything you need but can get quite busy driving to and from
    Accommodation:
    Nice accommodation but room for improvement
    Settling in:
    Settled in quite well but there's still no place like home
  • Caseywebb 's avatar by Caseywebb on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Very enjoyable
    University:
    Good activities
    Course:
    Overall good, one lecturer just reads from the sheet
    Location:
    Close to bus train and shops
    Accommodation:
    Clean
    Settling in:
    Everyone very helpful and approachable
  • johnstonnadine's avatar by johnstonnadine on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    So far it has been excellent
    University:
    Great library plenty of clubs and societies and helpful student officers
    Course:
    Great interesting well run course
    Location:
    Easy to get to in a good area
    Accommodation:
    N/a as I do not live near the university
    Settling in:
    I am a mature student so it has been an adjustment but the university is making it easier
  • by Anonymous on 8th October 2015
    Overall:
    Easy to get to, very close to the coty centre
    University:
    Many bars and clubs nearby
    Course:
    Perfect university
    Location:
    Can go home over weekend
    Accommodation:
    Elms village could have been better
    Settling in:
    Made friends very quickly
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Very good
    University:
    It's difficult because I didn't get into halls so have to commute from home
    Course:
    I am enjoying the course and finding the staff all really good but finding it a big adjustment
    Location:
    It's near town, near the accommodation and has plenty of good train and bus links
    Accommodation:
    queens don't have enough space in halls so people who live less than 25ish miles away don't get accommodation so have to organise a privately rented house or commute from home which is really disappointing because you miss out on the experience of living in halls.
    Settling in:
    Not sure if I've completely settled in yet
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Alright but not the ultimate party uni
    University:
    Not enough library space around exams and everyone goes home at weekends so no facilities are really open then
    Course:
    You learn a lot of all round knowledge with the modules so it is good. Would be better if there were some options for modules and you got more contact time for the money you are paying
    Location:
    Ok location
    Accommodation:
    Decent and warm, would be better if you could put the heating on whenever but it was only on at certain times
    Settling in:
    The city is ok, but the culture is very different from back home
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