Queen’s University Belfast
Queen’s was rated 1st among participating Russell Group universities for cost of living, accommodation cost, opportunity to earn money, opportunities for work experience, physical library, size of classes, performance feedback, marking criteria, host friends and our International Office. (International Student Barometer 2012) Queen’s is the 9th oldest university in the UK. A 15-minute walk from the city centre, the University’s leafy campus gives its name to the attractive Queen’s Quarter, nestled between the buzz of nearby Botanic Avenue and the beautiful Botanic Gardens and Ulster Museum. The University has more than 17,000 students from over 80 countries, with 3,500 staff and some 100,000 graduates worldwide. The University has an excellent record of achievement in reviews of teaching quality and has received numerous teaching awards. The QAA Institutional Audit (2009) said that Queen’s meets its highest level of confidence in the management of academic standards and the quality of learning opportunities offered to students. Queen’s is at the forefront of globally leading research in key priority areas such as Green Chemistry, Secure Information Technologies, Food Security, Collaborative Research in the Humanities, Conflict Transformation, Health Sciences and Astrophysics. Over the past 10 years Queen’s has invested £350m in its campus, and plans to spend another £350m over the next 10 years.
- Queen’s University Belfast is located in the heart of Belfast, in the leafy Queen’s Quarter district and historic with red-brick university of Northern Ireland. City-based campus is set in south Belfast and 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre.
- Belfast is a compact city where easy to get around on foot, by train, bus, taxi or car. Most places are within a short walking distance.
- All public transport in Northern Ireland is organized by the Translink company such as NI railways, Ulsterbus, Ulsterbus Goldline and Metrobus also they have 2 airports : George Best Belfast City Airport and Belfast International Airport which are both linked to the city by regular bus service.
- School of Arts, English and Languages
- School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
- School of Law
- School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
- Queen’s Management School
- School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
- School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- School of Mathematics and Physics
- School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
- School of Natural and Built Environment
- School of Psychology
- The Graduate School is a truly impressive and beautiful place to study, relax and socialize. It is building links with business and commerce, and the community sectors which is aim to provide the best possible postgraduate experience.
- The MCclay Library offers over 2,000 reader seats in a mixture of formal and informal spaces, with a significant number of PCs and WiFi access throughout with spaces for quiet study and collaborative group work.
- Queen’s Sport provides students with the opportunity to continue or start being active. Their facilities are ideal for recreational, competitive or high-performance athletes. The sport centre provide with over 140 pieces of CV and resistance equipment for over 50 such as a functional training and weights area, swimming and diving pool, multi-purpose sports halls and any interesting in the sport centre.
- The Queen’s Film Theatre is the best of the local and international arts scenes, and are home to Northern Ireland’s only art house cinema
- Students’ Union is one of the top 5 students’ unions in the UK, and the largest single campus Union in Ireland.
Fact and Figures
Year of Establishment: 1845
No. of Students: 24,955