November Newsletter
Careers Teachers Newsletter

Dear Colleague, 

We are highly aware of the impact the pandemic continues to have on our young people. We want to assure you that the Domestic Recruitment and Events team are committed to supporting you and your pupils through these challenging times. 

Our monthly Careers Teachers newsletter will keep you up to date on all forthcoming Undergraduate events, useful links and resources at Queen’s University Belfast. 
Please share the appropriate information with your students, parents and guardians. 

MMIs: Important Information for 2021 entry
Medicine Interviews

The medical school wishes to inform you of two changes it must make to the interview process this year. 
  • MMIs for 2021 entry will be run on an online format. It would be inappropriate to ask applicants to travel to Belfast for interviews from a variety of destinations when there is an alternative that would ensure their own wellbeing is protected. Interviews will still be in an MMI format, though the number of stations may be changed. All applicants will be interviewed in the same process. There will be no face to face interviews this year. Candidates asked for interview will be given detailed information as to how the process will be run when they receive their invitation to interview. 
  • This means that we must interview smaller numbers of candidates on each day. Therefore interviews will be spread over a longer period of time. Candidates who meet the criteria for interview may expect their interviews to take place anytime from early December to March. Interviews for Queen's will be starting earlier than the usual January dates. 
The medical school council have prepared advice for candidates attending online interviews

Many candidates appreciated the opportunity of the campus tour and talks on student life when they came for interview. This year these will not be available however, we will have a web page for candidates asked for interview including this information.

Nursing and Midwifery Interviews

Multi Mini Interviews for 2021 entry to Nursing and Midwifery will be conducted online. We are working on this now to establish the best way forward, and as soon as we have more details we will make sure everyone is informed as soon as possible. 
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
Writing a personal statement
Writing a Personal Statement
Tuesday 10 November, 6pm
Why choose Queen’s University?
Tuesday 24 November, 6pm
Engineering Parents' Evening 2020
Engineering Parents’ Evening 2020

Thursday 12 November 2020, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences would like to invite year 11-14 students who are studying or considering studying A-Level Mathematics, Science/Technology and their parents to our online Engineering Parents' Evening

While we can’t have you on campus, we want to ensure that you still get access to our academics, students and employers to provide all of the information that enables students to pick engineering as their future career. There will be an opportunity to hear more and quiz our academics on the engineering disciplines offered by Queen's University Belfast.

To help make everyone aware of this event, please share this flyer with your students and their parents/guardians, posting it on your social media and school webpages or displaying it on school notice boards.
AHSS Parents Evening 2020
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Virtual Parents’/Guardians' Information Evening 

Thursday 19 November 2020, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will be holding a virtual Parents’/Guardians' Information Evening on Thursday 19 November from 6.30-8pm.

At this event the students with their parents/guardians will have the opportunity to get a flavour of the degrees in the Faculty. They will also have the opportunity to speak informally to lecturers and current undergraduate students.

In order to make students and their parents/guardians aware of this event, a digital flyer is available. We would encourage you to share this on your school social media platform.

Careers Teachers' Briefing
Careers Teachers' Briefing 

Thursday 26 November 2020, 4.00pm
Through this briefing we will provide you with key updates on the Undergraduate Admissions Cycle for 2021 and discuss how we plan to support both you and your pupils across the forthcoming academic year.

This event will be hosted online through Microsoft Teams, with joining instructions to follow for everyone who registers to attend.

Please let us know if you are able to attend by completing the online RSVP form.

Faculty Events
AS History Conference

Wednesday 11 November 2020, 9.30am – 11.45am

Join the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics for the AS-Level History Conference. This online event has been organised in consultation with the History Teachers Association of Northern Ireland and will include two talks:
  • Remembering the First World War and Easter Rising in the Decade of Centenaries by Prof Fearghal McGarry
  • Autobahn, Luftwaffe, Untermensch: Drawing Connections in Nazi Germany by Dr Danny Kowalsky.   
Students will also be able to attend a choice of three exciting breakout sessions with Q&A.

Register for the event online
Generation COVID

Thursday 12 November 2020, 5.00pm

Discover Economics and the Economics Observatory present Generation COVID, a webinar for 15-17 year olds exploring what Covid-19 means for the future of the economy. What will be the impact of disruption to schools? Will the way we work change forever?

Register for the event online
Environmental Justice

Thursday 19 November 2020, 2.00pm

Hosted by Prof. Lieselotte Viaene, Department of Social Sciences, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

Register for the event online
School of Law

View all events and register online
Course Spotlight
Faculty of AHSS
Career paths with a Language Degree

A degree in Modern Languages can open global opportunities for students.

Check out our student profiles to find out what some of our students have been doing since graduation.

'What can I do with a Modern Language Degree?'

Get into the Media Industry with a degree in Broadcast Production

Queen's University Belfast launched its BA Broadcast Production degree in 2017, with an industry facing curriculum and regular guest speakers. This degree also provides opportunities for work placement within the media industry and other creative sectors.

A recent graduate, Scott Duffield, showed a keen interest in radio and initiated work experience with BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio 1, and Q Radio during his degree. Find out about the exciting opportunities Scott has had since graduating and check out some of the work produced by Scott and our other Broadcast Production students here

Scott Duffield,
BA Broadcast Production graduate
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology have joined the Pathway Opportunity Programme
The Pathway Opportunity is a route for talented young people from Northern Ireland who have the ability to study at Queen's University but may require additional support and encouragement to reach their full potential.

Throughout Year 13 and 14, students will benefit from a structured series of events designed to aid progression to Queen's University, including receiving admissions guidance and support.  Students will also participate in a residential assessed summer school at the end of Year 13.
Participants who successfully complete the programme will benefit with a guaranteed offer within their Pathway and potentially benefit from receiving a reduced grade offer for a programme of study at Queen's University, which may be up to two A-level grades lower than the standard offer.

Applications for the 2021 programme opened on 12 October 2020.

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
Prospectus Delivery
A delivery of Queen’s University prospectuses has been made to your school. If you require an additional number of prospectuses to be sent (maximum of 80 per school), these can be requested by emailing Raymond Miller at

A mail drop will be arranged in the coming weeks, so please send your request for additional prospectuses by Friday 6 November.
Bespoke Talks
Raymond Miller
If you would like to arrange a bespoke student talk, please do not hesitate to contact our Student Recruitment Officer, Raymond Miller at who will be able to make the necessary arrangements.
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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