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Queen's University Belfast

Belfast | Ulster

Political Diverse local nightlife City

Ucas code: Q75

Queen's University Belfast, a Russell Group university, provides an exceptional education underpinned by world-class research. With a new library, sporting facilities, employability opportunities, one of the best students' unions in the UK and Ireland, and a social life second to none - including one of the best NI gig venues - the Queen's community offers a life-changing student experience.
Source:Queen's University Belfast Students' Union

How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Varied union activities

73%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

76%

HIGH

Sporty

66%

MED

Creative

61%

MED

Political

72%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Student satisfaction score 77%

Number of students

24,443

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

76%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

24%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

43%

of students are male

Young / Mature

24%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

15%

of students here are from outside the UK

What students say about this university

Dialog 300 comments (111 students)
    • Course

      The optional modules are very interesting and thought-provoking, allowing students to develop different skills, such as...

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      2018, 2nd year, French Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Course

      The optional modules are very interesting and thought-provoking, allowing students to develop different skills, such as literary essays, film reviews and cultural commentaries. However, the core language modules do not always seem particularly helpful, and while some teachers are excellent, others do not appear to have the training necessary to help the students improve. The assessment and feedback are generally good, but oral exams often test memory rather than the students' ability to speak the language, as they are required to learn off presentations and recite them for 50% of the oral in second year.

      2018, 2nd year, French Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Course

      I am studying medicine and I have enjoyed my academic experience so far. The course here is challenging but relevant and...

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      2018, 2nd year, Clinical Medicine

      Course

      I am studying medicine and I have enjoyed my academic experience so far. The course here is challenging but relevant and intellectually stimulating. I like the structure here, we break up the course into subject areas such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology etc. and we study them all at the same time with focus on a specific system of the body. For example, we could be dissecting the brain in anatomy, while at the same time learning about neuropharmacology, physchology, neurophysiology. I find that incorporating the subject areas into one body system is much more helpful than studying the subject areas separately. The teaching quality is admittedly varied, there are some lecturers which i really struggle to keep up with because their style may be more erratic and less structured / focused. There are other lecturers whose styles I much prefer, such as when they break down the subject into clear chunks using pictures as illustration. But I think this is completely down to individual preference and overall the majority of our lecturers have been responsible and caring. I think an area that can be improved on is the feedback for tests. We usually get given our marks and a graph of the year demographics to show the mean scores. However it would be helpful to be told specifically which questions we got wrong or right - this would aid our focussed learning in the future and tell us where we need to improve.

      2018, 2nd year, Clinical Medicine

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    • Accomodation

      I live off the Lisburn Road, the majority of my friends and the year also live around this area. It is infamous for a lot of...

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      2018, 2nd year, Clinical Medicine

      Accomodation

      I live off the Lisburn Road, the majority of my friends and the year also live around this area. It is infamous for a lot of students to live around this area. It is a perfect area for students living away from home for the first time as it is close to a medium sized Tesco and all the other necessities such as restaurants, pubs, hairdressers, bus stops etc. The road really has everything that we could possibly need and more. It is also only a 5 minute walk to the building we study in, and a 20 minute walk to the Royal Victoria hospital where we spend some time. I love living in this area, it feels generally safe (overall I think Belfast is quite safe) and convenient. Our rent is extremely reasonable, Belfast is one of the cheapest student cities in the UK. I and my flat mates definitely want to stay together in the same flat for the rest of our studies.

      2018, 2nd year, Clinical Medicine

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    • Accomodation

      We did not look for accommodation for the next year as we are staying in the same flat. Renewing the contract was simple and...

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      2018, 2nd year, Clinical Medicine

      Accomodation

      We did not look for accommodation for the next year as we are staying in the same flat. Renewing the contract was simple and took less than a day.

      2018, 2nd year, Clinical Medicine

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    • Accomodation

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      2018, 2nd year, Physical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Course

      It has been good. My course was recently restructured and I think that it is more balanced in terms of workload now that it was...

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      2018, 2nd year, Pre Clinical Medicine

      Course

      It has been good. My course was recently restructured and I think that it is more balanced in terms of workload now that it was before. The structure is pretty tough but the teaching is good and the tutorials and placements are very helpful.

      2018, 2nd year, Pre Clinical Medicine

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