January Edition
Careers Teachers Newsletter

Dear Colleague, 

Happy New Year! We hope that after a challenging 2020 that you had the opportunity to rest and spend time with your family over the festive period. We appreciate that the start to 2021 is not as we would have all hoped for, but please be assured that the Domestic Recruitment and Events team continue to be committed to supporting you and your pupils.

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. 
UCAS 'equal consideration' deadline extended to 29 January
Following UK COVID-19 restriction announcements, the deadline for undergraduate applications has been extended from 15 January to 29 January 2021. Applications for all UCAS undergraduate courses should arrive at UCAS by 18.00 on 29 January 2021. This additional time will allow schools and colleges flexibility to support students with their university application during a difficult and challenging time. 

We hope this extension helps to take some of the pressure off, however in line with UCAS guidance, we would strongly advise applicants not to leave their application to the last minute, and if they are ready to submit to go ahead and do this now. 
Update: Information for Teachers and Careers Advisers Webpage
Our dedicated Information for Teachers and Careers Advisers webpage has recently been updated. This webpage offers the most up to date and relevant information pertinent to you.

New additions include:
  • How We Support You, which details the various ways in which we can support you, including a new ‘Bespoke School Talk Booking Form’
  • Course Spotlight, which signposts you to specific information about our courses, and provides updates from our Faculties.
  • Resources for Teachers, which includes a new list of video resources which you can share with your students or use in lessons. 
This webpage will be updated regularly so please keep an eye on it for key updates. If there is anything you feel would be useful to include on this webpage, please do not hesitate to get in touch:
Headline Events
The School of Biological Sciences, Parents' and Guardians' Evening  

Thursday 7 January, 6:40pm
The School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast is hosting a virtual Parents' and Guardians' Evening

Students will have the opportunity to learn more about studying in the School of Biological Sciences and speak to academics and current students about their chosen course of interest.  
Undergraduate courses currently offered by the School of Biological Sciences are as follows: 
Please share these event details with your students in years 11 - 14 and we look forward to meeting them on the evening. 

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

November 2020 - February 2021

Our Autumn/Winter series of live virtual events is now drawing to a close. Our final two events in the series are ‘Why Choose Queen’s University?’ and will take place at 6pm on Tuesday 12 January and Tuesday 2 February.

These events will allow students to find out more about studying at Queen’s, including our range of Undergraduate degree programmes, Support Services, Clubs and Societies, Careers and Employability, Accommodation and much more. We hope to provide students with the knowledge, confidence and skills to make informed choices about their future learning at Queen’s.

Teachers, students, parents and guardians can register to attend our upcoming undergraduate virtual events at
Why Choose Queen’s University?
Undergraduate Virtual Events for Spring/Summer 2021

We are delighted to announced that we will be launching our new Spring/Summer series of Undergraduate Virtual Events in the coming weeks. The full schedule of events will be sent to you shortly and will also be available via
Chemistry At Work
Chemistry at Work - Careers Events

January 2021
Supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this year’s Chemistry at Work programme brings together exciting and engaging content from a wide range of leading organisations within the wider area of the chemical sciences. In addition, you and your students will have the opportunity to hear from our exhibitors, and learn about how chemistry is at the centre of what they do, during our exciting live events, taking place online throughout January!
You’ll be able to find out more about Chemistry at Work, our exhibitors, and gain a real insight into how chemistry can work for your students.

Register below for our upcoming online live events and join us: 
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 (virtual/physical) in 2021, please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate Student Recruitment Officer who will be able to make the necessary arrangements. Alternatively you can complete our Bespoke School Talk – Booking Form.
Radhika Longbottom

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

Matthew Wetherill 
North of England and Scotland
07964 343188
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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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