With a heritage dating back over 175 years, Queen's University Belfast is the 9th oldest university in the UK. Today, Queens is a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centered ethos. Based in the heart of Belfast, named the Number 1 region in the world to visit in 2018 (Lonely Planet, 2017), Queens is committed to enhancing its historic campus and the surrounding conservation area while providing 21st century facilities for education and research. Being home to over 24,000 students and 3,700 staff, the school is continually looking to grow and develop its educational and global impact. Over the last 10 years Queens has invested £350 million in developing world-class facilities with ambitious plans to invest a further £350 million over the next decade; blending its heritage with cutting-edge facilities for the best university life.
Student life at Queens is second to none. The area surrounding campus is the most vibrant district of Belfast. Here, you’ll find everything from hot-ticket cultural events and party nights to international festivals and world food worth queuing for. The friendly student community and buzzing entertainment scene welcomes you from the day you arrive. Student engagement at Queens is central with over 215 organisations and clubs, ranging from sport to gaming, creative, cultural and political groups, catering for everyone. Further, life in Belfast and the surrounding coast is beautiful with mountains, forests and stunning coastline making up the rich landscape of the region, popular with activities like mountain biking, surfing and golf.