IQ Inside Queen's – A Student's Perspective


Almost there….

By now, most of you will be in the rundown of your modules, trying to get your coursework, essays and presentations completed before you break for Easter, or in some cases, have been left to work on it over the Easter break.

It’s important to remember though that while teaching stops over a 3 week period, help at the Student Guidance Centre does not stop. We close from 5pm on Thursday 5th April and re-open at 9am on Monday 16th April so if you need any help or assistance with your essays or course work, or preparing for exams, the Learning Development Service continue to offer a range of workshops and one to one advice to help with all areas of academic skills & development. For further information, you can check out their website or call into Level 1 of the Student Guidance Centre to collect some free information leaflets and other useful resources from the Learning Development Zone. Alternatively if you would like to speak to a member of staff about booking an appointment or attending a workshop, please go to the Information Desk on Level one and speak to the Information Assistants.

It is understandable that at this stage, the pressure will be building up for exam time, and as a result you may be feeling stressed out, exhausted and drained. If you find yourself struggling with your university work and feel it is affecting you both physically and mentally, remember that help is available and you aren’t alone! The Learning Development Service offers both workshops and one to one advice on stress management to help you cope with your stress levels effectively. For more information please follow the ‘stress management’ link. Or if you wish to chat with someone, why not call the Queen’s Counselling Service and book an appointment – Free phone 0808 100 0124 or email:

Events running over the next week:

Queen’s University Management School are holding an undergraduate open day on Friday 30th March from 9.30-1.00pm in the Whitla Hall.

Also for those registering for the degree plus award:

All students graduating in July 2012 who are submitting under Route B must submit evidence and appropriate application form by April 1st 2012. (For all postgraduate students graduating in December 2012, the deadline is October 1st 2012).

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One To One Guidance

I have just started a new post here in the Student Guidance Centre. As I look through the SGC website I learn more and more about the support and services there are available to students. Check it out at

Did you know the Careers, Employability and Skills service offer different kinds of support depending on your needs ? – You can avail of the services as and when you need them!

Services include:

  • Information queries
    • Careers staff are available in the Careers information area in the Student Guidance Centre between 11am and 3pm, Monday to Friday
  • Duty adviser
    • No appointment necessary – just call in. The service is operated on a ‘first-come first-served’ basis, 9am – 5pm Monday –Friday
  • Guidance interview
    • Book at the Information Desk in the Student Guidance Centre or telephone 028 9097 2727
  • E-guidance
    • Click here to register

 For more information visit their website at:

Or drop in at the Student Guidance Centre and speak to one of the Information Assistants!

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