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Student Accommodation

  • Students in their first year of study from within Northern Ireland and all students coming from outside Northern Ireland are guaranteed a place in Queen's accommodation, as are students who are leaving care and irreconcilably estranged.
  • Accommodation is offered in twin rooms, standard single rooms with a shared bathroom, or en-suite; shared apartments are for between two to 11 people. There are also self-contained studios and one-bedroom apartments.
  • Prices are inclusive of utilities, Wi-Fi, Residential Life student support social programme and 24/7 reception and safety team. Students can choose lifestyle options of single sex, quiet living or no alcohol accommodation. Contracts are for 38, 39 or 51 weeks and include the Christmas and Easter breaks.
  • All accommodation is located within a 15-minute walk to the main campus.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £2,850 to £4,750 per year

The costs above are for the academic year 2019/20

Student Life

  • Belfast is one of Europe's most hip and vibrant capital cities, lauded for its energy by the Lonely Planet guide.
  • Queen's campus is within Belfast's Queen's Quarter, with cafés, bars, restaurants, superb shopping and entertainment venues. Student life tends to concentrate here, and there are many opportunities for part-time jobs as well as recreation. Belfast is the home to Titanic Studios, where Games of Thrones is filmed; and the Titanic museum, voted the world's leading tourist attraction by the World Travel Awards in 2016.

Nightlife and Culture

  • Clubs and live music are part of the scene, whether impromptu folk music sessions in the pubs or big name concerts at the Queen's Union. Major concerts are staged at the Waterfront Hall, the SSE Arena, and at the iconic Ulster Hall which has recently been restored, while a packed schedule of festivals and events include Belsonic and Belfast Vital.
  • Food is a big deal in the city. Cafés, bistros and restaurants offer food from Japan, Korea, Nepal, China, the Middle East, India, Italy, Mexico and, of course, Northern Ireland.
  • Other attractions include W5, Ireland's interactive discovery centre; the Ulster Museum which hosts a number of significant art collections as well as contemporary exhibitions; and the award-winning Metropolitan Arts Centre which features international art exhibitions as well as performances.
  • Options for watching sport includes Belfast Giants ice hockey team, Ulster Rugby, Windsor Park football ground, and the Belfast City Marathon in May. For those participating in sport, there are 11 golf courses and centres within the city boundary, along with tenpin bowling at two venues, an Olympic-size ice rink, and five leisure centres with swimming pools. The Millennium National Cycling Network incorporates a 20-mile cycle route in the greater Belfast area.

Travel

  • A reliable and reasonably priced integrated bus and rail network is run by Translink. Travel cards are available.
  • The Belfast Bikes bicycle rental scheme has 40 docking stations located across the city centre, providing a low cost, convenient way to travel.
  • Ferry services operate out of Belfast and Larne.
  • Belfast International and George Best Belfast City Airport run direct flights to over 58 cities across the UK, Europe and the USA, and flights to London take around 1 hour. Both airports operate regular bus transfers to the city centre.
  • Cross-border train services run from Belfast to Dublin and back up to eight times daily. The journey time is approximately 2 hours.