December newsletter
Careers Teachers Newsletter

Dear Colleague, 

The Domestic Recruitment and Events team are committed to supporting you and your pupils, across the academic year.

The Careers Teachers Newsletter will keep you up to date on all forthcoming undergraduate events and will provide you with key faculty updates, useful links and resources at Queen’s University Belfast. 

Please share the appropriate information with your students, parents and guardians. 
Update: School of Nursing and Midwifery Selection Process
The School of Nursing and Midwifery would like to update you on the selection process for students wishing to commence their studies in September 2021.

The updated details can be found online.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact Patricia Minnis on
Headline Events
Undergraduate Virtual Events: Discover a World of Opportunities

November 2020 - February 2021

Our series of live virtual events aim to provide students with the knowledge, confidence and skills to make informed choices about their future learning and career. By joining us they can gain an insight into life at Queen's, along with useful information and advice which will guide them through their journey to University. 

Teachers, students, parents and guardians can register to attend our upcoming undergraduate virtual events at
Applying through UCAS
Exam and Study Tips
Exam and Study Tips
Tuesday 8 December, 6pm
Where a Queen's degree can take you
Why choose Queen's
Why choose Queen’s University?
Tuesday 12 January, 6pm
Computing Parents Evening
Computing Parents’ Evening 2020

Thursday 3 December 2020, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences are excited to hold a virtual Computing Parents’ Evening on Thursday 3 December 2020 in an online environment. This event is targeted at parents/guardians and sons/daughters in years 11, 12 and 13 who are studying or considering studying Computing subjects at GCSE, A Level or equivalent vocational qualifications.

There's never been a better time to explore the exciting fields of Computer Science; Computing and Information Technology; Software Engineering; Business Information Technology.

Students and their parents will have the opportunity to hear about our degrees from current students, graduates and academic staff. Employers from local companies will also attend to share some of the opportunities for IT graduates both during study and after graduation.

To help make students and their parents/guardians aware of this event, we would encourage you to share this digital flyer on your school's social media platforms.
Faculty Events
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences “Meet our Students” Q&A Drop-in session, Wednesday 9 December 2020, 4.00pm

Join our students from Great Britain, in our Q&A Drop-in session. This is the perfect opportunity to ask any questions, while finding out more about their experience at Queen's University Belfast and hear their top tips and advice on making the move to Northern Ireland.

Register here
AS History Conference

Join the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics for two AS-level conferences in Spring 2021. These events will be hosted online using MS Teams.  

Government and Politics in Turbulent Times: 3 March 2021 (morning)
Believe it or not: Religion in the modern world: 24 March 2021 (morning)

The exact programme and additional information will be circulated in due course.
Course Spotlight
Faculty of MHLS
Food Science and Agriculture at Queen’s are both ranked joint 1st in the UK for student satisfaction! 

Final year MSci Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition student Alysha Thompson celebrating our UK 1st place success!
We are delighted to report our degree courses in Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition in the School of Biological Sciences have scored a hat-trick in the National Student Survey (2020):
  • 100% of students satisfied overall with course
  • 100% in work or doing further study within 6 months of graduating
  • 100% of students agreed staff were good at explaining things
All programmes are accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology UK and graduate employment prospects are excellent, with students securing a wide variety of careers with companies such as Pepsico, Tayto, Suki Tea, The Food Standards Agency, Irish Distillers, Dale Farm, Moy Park, Finnebrogue Artisan and Australian Beverages.
An important element of food degrees at Queen's is work placement and our dedicated Careers and Employability Team have worked hard to build relationships with employers. Here’s what Marks & Spencer have to say about our students and graduates:
"Whether it is interns, placement students or graduates from Queen's, we have been impressed by both their strong knowledge of the food industry issues and their workplace readiness skills. Our strong partnership and alignment will mean Queen's students will continue to be a strong part of M&S Food Technology recruitment for many years to come."
Dominic Darby, Marks & Spencer, Head of Food Technology
Full entry requirements are on our website and a key recent change is we are now accepting GCE Nutrition and Food Science, along with either GCE Biology or Chemistry

If your pupils want to find out more about studying food at Queen’s, course details can be found here and if you have any questions, please contact Dr Susan Doherty, Programme Director for Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition -

Course details for Agriculture can be found here or please contact Professor Niamh O’Connell, Programme Director for Agricultural Technology -
Faculty of EPS
Chemistry at Work - Supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry
Want to find out more about careers in Chemistry, and how it can work for your students to help them find their perfect careers?

The School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering has just launched its Chemistry at Work portal, which features exciting and engaging content from a range of exhibitors who are leaders within the field of chemical sciences. 
You and your students will be able to discover how Chemistry is a fundamental science in areas of pharmaceutical development and manufacture, renewable energy, agriculture, and many, many more, as well as to ask our exhibitors questions at our live events, which are taking place throughout the period from Monday 30 November to Monday 25 January 2021. 

You’ll be able to find out more about these events, register for them, and submit your questions in advance via each of the exhibitor pages on the site - we’re looking forward to seeing you at the events!

Find out more
Useful Resources and Links
Subject Talks
Watch subject presentations, sample lectures and student experience videos
Discovery sessions
Discovery Sessions
Browse interactive discovery sessions to help inspire students on what to study
Course Finder
Course Finder
View our courses, entry requirements and how we choose our students
Virtual Open Days
Virtual Open Days
Explore our beautiful campus virtually and find out more about studying at Queen’s
Bespoke Talks
If you would like to arrange a bespoke student talk, please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate Student Recruitment Officer who will be able to make the necessary arrangements.
Radhika Longbottom

Radhika Longbottom
South of England, Wales and Islands
07585 997573
Matthew Wetherill

Matthew Wetherill
North of England and Scotland
07964 343188
We are here to help
We are available to answer any questions you or your students may have so please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing

Alternatively, for queries about the courses we offer, you can contact the relevant Faculty directly using the following email addresses: 

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, email:
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, email:
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, email:
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