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Queen’s University Belfast

Founded in 1845, Queen's University Belfast is a member of the Russell Group. QUB have been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize seven times, placing them at the joint 2nd university with the most prizes after Oxford University.

The 9th oldest university in the UK and considered one of the top 10 most beautiful campus, Queen's provides outstanding sporting and research facilities.

  • 9th in the UK for university facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018)
  • Queen’s is ranked 1st in the UK for entrepreneurial impact (Octopus Ventures, 2019)
  • Queen’s is ranked in the top 140 in the world for graduate prospects (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020)
  • Queen’s is ranked 11th in the UK for career prospects after 15 months (Guardian University Guide 2021)
  • Ranked joint 1st in the UK for research intensity (Complete University Guide 2021)

Our city: Belfast - Did you know?

  • It has the lowest student rent in the UK (NatWest Student Living Index 2020)
  • It is in the safest region in the UK (UK British Crime Surveys 2018/19)
  • It is ranked in the top 10 cities in the UK to develop a digital career (Monster’s Digital Cities, 2019)
  • It ranked as the world’s most business friendly small-medium sized city (Financial Times’ fDi Intelligence, 2018)
  • It is in the world’s top 10 Digital Economies of the Future - the only UK city outside London to be listed (Financial Times’ fDi Intelligence, 2018)
  • Northern Ireland is the happiest place to live in the UK (Lloyds Bank Happiness Index, 2020)

What do people say about Belfast?

“The city is known for its eclectic murals, lively music scene and friendly community.” (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)

“Students find a warm and affordable setting for university life.” (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)

“There are so many excellent restaurants in Belfast that the biggest problem might be choosing between them: there just aren't enough mealtimes to sample them all. Fresh produce from nearby farms and seafood from local ports is transformed into sublime dishes in restaurant kitchens.” (Lonely Planet 2020)

“Belfast is small enough to get around easily, with efficient transport links including two airports and numerous ferry sailings to the rest of the UK.” (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)

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