Queen’s University Belfast is a public research university in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. The university received its charter in 1845 as “Queen’s College, Belfast” and opened four years later.
Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, Universities UK and Universities Ireland. The university is associated with two Nobel laureates and one Turing Award laureate.
- Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
- Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
- Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences
The Students’ Union at Queen’s (QUBSU) is located opposite the Lanyon Building on University Road, and is provided for under the university’s statutes. All students at the university are automatic members of the union, making it one of the largest unions on a single campus in Ireland or the UK. It is administered by the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) (elected every October, on a faculty basis) and an executive (elected in March), who manage the operations of the union in conjunction with several full-time staff.
Queen’s provides housing for both undergraduates and postgraduates, although many students live at home and commute.