Careers Teachers Newsletter

Dear Colleague, 

As the UCAS application deadline has now passed, we hope this has taken a large weight off your shoulders, and trust that your students got their applications in on time! 

We appreciate that the continued school closures are not what anyone had hoped for, but please be assured that the Domestic Recruitment and Events team continue to be committed to supporting you and your students.

Our monthly Careers Teachers newsletter will keep you up to date on all forthcoming Undergraduate events, interesting course information and useful links and resources at Queen’s University Belfast throughout 2021.

Please share the appropriate information with your students, parents and guardians.

Book a School Talk
If you would like to arrange a bespoke virtual or physical school talk, please complete our Bespoke School Talk – Booking Form.

Alternatively, you can contact a Student Recruitment Officer on who will be able to make the necessary arrangements.
Welcome back Melissa

As some of you may already be aware, our Northern Ireland Undergraduate Recruitment Officer, Melissa Grant has returned to work having been on maternity leave. If you require any further assistance or if you would just like to welcome her back, please email Melissa on
Have Your Say
We are currently planning our 2021 Open Day and would welcome your feedback on some options being considered.

Please follow the link below to our short survey and let us know your thoughts on:
  • What month(s) our Open Day should take place
  • What day(s) of the week our Open Day should be held
  • What time of the day would work best
Update: Selection Process for Nursing and Midwifery places in Northern Ireland
The School of Nursing and Midwifery would like to update you with further information on the selection process for students wishing to commence their studies in September 2021. Please pass this information on to any student who has made a UCAS application to for either Nursing or Midwifery.

The updated details can be found here.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Caroline Mulvenna -

Headline Events
Undergraduate Virtual Events: Discover a World of Opportunities
February 2021 - August 2021

Our new Spring/Summer series of virtual events aim to provide students with the knowledge, confidence and skills to make informed choices about their future learning and career. By accessing our ‘On Demand Videos’ or joining our ‘Live Virtual Events’, students 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
Careers and Employability

Tuesday 20 April, 6pm
Writing a personal statement
Applicant Information Day (Engineering and Physical Sciences)
Saturday 6 February 2020, 10.00am – 4.00pm
The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences are holding an Applicant Information Day* for students and their parents/guardians who have applied to one or more of the subjects below: 
  • Archaeology & Palaeoecoloy
  • Architecture
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Geography
  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics & Physics
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Planning
  • Product Design Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Software & Electronic Systems Engineering
Find out more about how a degree from Queen’s University Belfast can help you realise your future potential. Choosing the right Undergraduate Degree and University is a major decision in your life and we are here to help you reach your full potential and to support you every step of the way. 

*Please note, this event is open to all applicants and this invitation does not constitute or infer an offer to study at Queen’s University Belfast. If your application is confirmed as unsuccessful before the event, you do not need to attend.
Science at Queen's
Thursday 4 March 2021, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

This is an exciting time for school leavers to pursue a career in science-related fields. Salaries for Science graduates in Northern Ireland are currently starting from £18K (HESA, Higher Education Graduate Outcomes Statistics: UK, 2017/18 - Salary and location of leavers in employment)

This event is for parents/guardians and sons/daughters in years 11, 12 and 13 who have an interest in Science subjects. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to hear about some of the reasons why their son or daughter should consider a science degree. They will also hear from academics on our courses and employers, and have the opportunity to ask questions about the following subjects:

  • Archaeology and Palaeoecology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences / Biotechnology
  • Pharmacy
  • Planning
  • Psychology
  • Physics
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.
Faculty Events
Chemistry at Work
New Live Online Events Announced for February!

Our Chemistry at Work programme has brought chemistry to life through a range of exciting, engaging, and interactive online events, offering students and teachers the opportunity to hear from exhibitors from across many areas of industry and research.

We’re delighted to announce additional live online events which will take place throughout February, which you can now register for:
If you or your class have any questions for us, or for any of our exhibitors, make sure to submit them using “Ask a Question” and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
Languages Unlocked
Wednesday 10 February, 4.30pm – 6.30pm 

The School of Arts, English and Languages is pleased to present “Languages Unlocked” - an outreach and engagement activity from British Academy-funded Modern Languages Outreach and Engagement (MLOE) Project for Year 13 students of Modern Languages.

With a focus on French, Irish, Portuguese and Spanish, the event encourages Year 13 pupils to “rethink languages”. Challenging the idea that the benefits of language learning are limited solely to communication skills in the target language, these diverse sessions will highlight the many opportunities created by language learning. 

For further information click here or contact Jordan McCullough -
History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP) Virtual Conferences
March 2021

Join the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics for two more the A-Level History Conferences. The purpose of these virtual events is to engage with potential students so as to give them a sense of what third level teaching is like, whilst also providing them with additional knowledge for their current studies. To register please click the links below: We hope you can bring these events to the attention of your teaching colleagues and any interested students. If you have any queries please get in touch -
Course Spotlight
Faculty of AHSS
New Economics Website

Economists at Queen’s Management School have contributed to a new policy website called the Economics Observatory. The website is designed to translate policy-relevant economic research for the general public, and is intended to be accessible to A-level students. Economics students in their first year here at Queen’s Management School have been using the website as a key resource in their essays.

Placement and Careers Services in the School of Biological Sciences
The School of Biological Sciences recognises the importance of gaining relevant experience. Our students have the option of a 16 or 46 week period of work experience built into their degree. The School has developed an extensive list of contacts and support is provided for students throughout their search for work experience, both locally and internationally, by a dedicated careers and placement advisor. Students work in areas which are relevant to their course including the Food, Agriculture, Environmental, Health, Research and Life Science areas.

Watch this video to hear from students and employers on the successes and valuable experiences to be gained from engaging with the careers and placement programmes.

Hear from our student Aoife Göppert, who spent a year working with elephants in Northern Thailand.
The Centre of Dentistry – Virtual Experience Video

With the current restrictions still in place, the School of Dentistry are currently unable to offer Open Day visits to prospective students. In the absence of this we have created a Virtual Experience Video, which provides further information on the course, and allows you to hear from our students. It’s not quite the hands-on experience that our Open Days allow, but it does provide prospective students with some further information.  When it is safe to do so, we will resume our face-to-face Open Days.
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
Explore our careers teachers webpage and find key information
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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