IQ Inside Queen's – A Student's Perspective


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The Student Guidance Centre (SGC) has recently launched its new Facebook and Twitter pages to provide students with as much information as possible on upcoming events and changes to services within both the SGC and around campus. But we need your help!

Please like us on Facebook here

Please follow us on Twitter here

Why should you follow us?

Social Media is a term that students will be hearing a lot more of. It is becoming a huge part of university life and is used to network with students and keep them updated with the latest news changes, and events that are happening around campus. Here at the SGC, our aim to promote the services we provide to students as well as help with any general concerns that students have. University life can be daunting and challenging for many students so our objective is to guide students and help them through every aspect of their university life. And if we cannot help directly, we will do everything we can to direct you to the right people!

For any help or assistance, you can get in touch by telephone on 02890 972727, email at or by calling into level one of the Student Guidance Centre.

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CAREERS DROP IN SERVICE- As of Monday 4th February 2013 until further notice, the careers drop in service will be available from 10.30am-4.30pm daily. Now due to the high demand that we have received over the last week or so, we recommend that students try to make it within the timeframe so that they are able to be taken.  For any students that feel they need more time, they can speak to the careers advisor regarding booking them a one to one appointment with the careers advisor assigned to their area of study.

The careers service weekly diary will re-commence from Monday 28th January.

To keep track of the upcoming career events that are happening over the next semester and upcoming job vacancies, please register with the careers management system.

ERASMUS/ STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS- For any help and assistance regarding your program, there will be a member of staff from careers available in the careers information area from 11-3pm daily.  The careers information area is situated on level one of the Student Guidance Centre.

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A student’s guide to surviving exams!

As most students are still relaxing from the Christmas holidays, that big fat grey cloud continues to hang over us all that is…. EXAMS. It is a time that unfortunately we cannot avoid and is crucial to us all but this can sometimes cause additional pressure for some that are already nervous.

So to try and keep at least a little bit of sanity over the revision period, the Student Guidance Centre has drawn up some survival tips:

-  Take advantage of the 24 hour library facilities over the next couple of weeks for some much needed quiet revising time

-  Take regular breaks from your revision to give your mind a rest. This will refresh you and get you ready for the next revision session

-  If you can, turn your computer and phone off while you study to avoid slipping into procrastination!!

-  Keep your exam timetable at the ready so that you can prepare your exam day in advance. To get a copy of your exam timetable, go to the ‘administration link’ (bottom left-hand corner) of your Queen’s online account

-  Ensure you have your student card in a secure place. It is not uncommon for students to lose their cards over the festive period. If you do…. DONT PANIC. Just come to level one of the Student Guidance Centre were we will issue you with a new card (please note there is a £10 cash charge for replacement student cards)

-  Don’t isolate yourself away from people, which is what a lot of students do. By remembering that you are not alone, you can reach out for help either with classmates, family, or friends to get some of that stress and frustration off your chest

-  During the Christmas period, Queen’s University will continue to offer their Counselling Service which is available to all students free of charge. This is an excellent confidential service that can help students talk about their concerns and issues. Whether it be university related or just wanting to get something off your chest, why not call for an appointment on our free phone 0808 800 0016 or alternatively you can email at

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