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Applying to Queen's University Belfast (QUB)
- Entry Requirements
192-207 UCAS Points
Average range for Queen's University Belfast (QUB) entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.
- QUARANTINE PROVISION:
- Red list - You will need to quarantine in a managed hotel and take 2 COVID-19 tests. The university will reimburse up to a maximum of £2,285.
- TEACHING MODE:
- Blended learning.
- OPEN DAYS:
- Open day has taken place.
- TEACHING NOTES:
- The universities intention continues to be to deliver teaching face to face from September 2021 – complemented by flexible digital solutions which enhance student learning opportunities.
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For a Russel Group university I expected the standard of education, resources and student support to be a lot higher. I studied my Masters here and found that compared to the University of Salford where I studied my BA that Queens where more concerned about profit than the students. I don't understand how Queens has the reputation it has, for all the money I spent Queens supplied us with B grade facilities. The teaching felt as if the staff were not interested in the students and their concerns, not all but most, the same can be said for the University as a whole. As a dyslexic student I found my faculty and the students union to be very unaccommodating. During my time here I meet people from other courses and schools and was shocked that they were experiencing the same issues as myself and many of my course mates. Overall, my learning experiences was dull and ill-effective, making me long for when it would be over and done with and leaving me feeling uninspired and out of pocket.
QUB is a Russell Group uni, but only barely. In terms of facilities and international reputation, it does brilliantly. I did find however, that opportunities for placements were rather lacking for courses that weren't STEM or Law, the arts and social sciences did not have much opportunity and I had to go out of my way for a placement. They're changing this by having placement opportunities linked with modules, but I'm still annoyed I missed out. I did like my professors, but I found a lot of them should not be in the profession, one in particular I had every year did not have a clue how to teach and would make us do pointless exercises to fill up the time. In terms of student experience, QUB is very much tailored to international students, or those from other parts of the UK, if you're from NI or are not living in student accommodation you can miss out. A lot of my friends from NI who went to QUB agree with me on this. Ultimatetly though, it was an okay experience.
QUB is in Belfast as you might guess. Old world class research university. Founded in 1845, has roots from 1810 and hosts several world known alumni. Tutors and professors are very nice and genuinely helpful. Their educational ability is definitely wonderful!
The staff here will do absolutely anything to help you, whether that's with mental and physical health issues, degree worries or social concerns. The societies are also absolutely amazing and so cheap that it's never a financial worry to be able to do something you love. There are many career opportunities offered, whether it be a company coming in for an open talk, a careers fair or a university funded trip to companies. It is also a beautiful place to study and everyone here is so friendly. I've had such a great experience that I've moved to Belfast permanently and so has my family.
Although they offer a lot of career advice for STEM subjects. There is nothing for people in the arts. As an English student I have not had nor a single career fair which caters for the arts. I walked into one which was apparently for all students, and the woman asked why I was coming in if I was studying English. Told me there was nothing suitable.
Queens is a Russell group University and expects you to be an adult and more independent in your studies than other universities often that spoon feed you. If this is what you need Queens is not for you. In saying that they provide all the information and sign posts to finding information very clearly in lectures, through online resources and through the support services which I found professional. I found my course stimulating and gave good scope and dept. I worked with researchers that also lecture and they are all very friendly. I've been to other Universities in England and in comparison Queens is very professional and treats you as a high level learner expecting you to do the work and read the resources to help yourself if needed. The campus is beautiful and historic with many new modern buildings as well and brilliant architecture features. The library is one of the best Uni libraries I've used. You get out what you put in. I loved it.
Stuck in the past, don't want to help and don't seem to care. The masters course I did was a year and two weeks so getting accommodation was a nightmare. It was a disappointing experience surrounded by teaching staff that did nothing but belittle the students and ignore us.
Open-mindedness, inclusiveness and excellence is at the heart of what QUB has offered me. Here I have made some of the best friends and memory's I shall retain throughout my life. I believe with Queen's I am getting the best starting line towards my professional career.
Mental health help is awful they would rather fail you than help you. Do not go here. They will not help you they just want the people that will get firsts they don’t want people that need a little bit of help to get to the place they want too. Everyone is capable of getting a first they just don’t help those who need the help they would rather people that need nothing and that’s not what education is about, it’s about empowering everyone.
Overall, I had a great time, met amazing people, and received a brilliant education. I have loads of career options and queens provides students with an abundance of opportunities for personal and professional development. However, the adjustment period was difficult and there isn't a strong sense of a university community because northern Ireland is very tight knit and many students go home on the weekends. As a non-local student this was difficult , and it definitely creates a divide between students from NI and those who are from GB/ the EU/ international.
The facilities within the David Keir building are rather outdated and it feels like you're trapped in a slightly updated 20th century psych ward. The higher body of staff are apathetic towards mental health and even with a doctors note for exceptional circumstance, a “previously disclosed illness” can’t be used more than once. This is coming from a psychology student. It’s Northern Ireland so you can’t have high expectations considering the general stigmatised consensus towards mental health here. Unless you’re studying medicine or pharmaceuticals, I’d recommend else were
The comp. sci. program at Queen's is about as comprehensive as a dictionary that only covers words beginning with the letter A. The lecturing level leaves a lot to be desired along with the complete lack of any form advice when looking to a careers team about what is out there
Much more interested in spending your tuition fees on pointless new buildings (Such as demolishing and replacing the SU which was already very new and did not need changing) than actually providing a service to students. My course fees separate to tuition fees came to over £1000 a year including compulsory trips abroad and essential equipment and software which the university does not provide.
Amazing library and facilities within my school, staff are so friendly across campus and there’s some great support at the student guidance centre. Regular emails from the career service so there’s plenty of opportunities for placements etc. Having an amazing time at Queen’s so far and would definitely recommend to everyone, especially as a GB student wanting to move further from home and go somewhere a little different! :)
The majority of the lecturers are excellent bar a couple. Was part of the school of HAPP generally very high quality excluding the media modules which just fall of a cliff. The administration is generally poor and disruptive. Waste a lot of time went you need forms signed, disrupt classes with class reviews and make serious clerical errors like saying I had a 2:2 instead of the actual 2:1 I received. Thankfully this was cleared up quickly but sums up the skill of the admin. Overall a great university and the lecturers are always willing to help and provide an excellent course despite the administrations best efforts.
The course content was not as advertised, facilities are not as advertised, equipment subpar, teaching quality subpar. I could have learnt everything I have done in two years on an online short course. Waste of time and money. Thanks.
The student guidance centre is always helpful, most notably when I needed a CV check. Depending on the school you are enrolled at within the university will decide who checks your CV as part of an appointment based system. This means you CV is checked by someone who knows the field of expertise you wish to pursue. This was helpful when I needed a CV for summer studentships within the university. The Student Union activitys are always very well organised by a student elected committee. They are always well advertised on social media and around the entire campus. This ensures students are well aware of extracurricular events.