Category Archives: Welfare

World Mental Health Day – Changing the Narrative on Suicide

[CW: Suicide, Mental Illness. It is advised that if you do not read this blog post have recently been affected by suicide] Today is World Mental Health Day and 1 in 4 of us will be affected in any one … Continue reading

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[CW: Sexual Assault] Launch of the Consent Ambassador Programme and Results Launch of the S.C.O.R.E. Stand Together Survey

Hi everyone, if you haven’t met me before, my name is Jessica and I am the Welfare Officer here in the Students’ Union. This year I aim to give more updates and write more blogs on the interesting stuff we … Continue reading

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GUEST BLOG: My firsthand account on why a loud and clear ‘yes’ is so important.

Last year I was raped by a guy I had been seeing. He doesn’t realize that he has raped me. It took me months to come to terms with the words ‘rape’ or ‘sexual assault’. I told myself that I … Continue reading

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Top Tips to Survive Fresher’s Week

Hello everyone! My name is Jess and I’m your Student Welfare Officer here in Queen’s Students’ Union. As Welfare Officer it is my top priority to ensure all your welfare needs are met. I’m here to help with any welfare … Continue reading

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Are Ye Well – Nightline Service Now Available!

It’s that dreaded time of the year again – exam time! You may find yourself increasingly stressed with exams and coursework and we want to remind you that your SU are always here to answer any questions you have. But … Continue reading

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Walking like a Cowboy – Female Strength Training

So I signed up to the Female Strength Training course way back in January alongside Hannah Niblock, Student Officer Education, as one of our New Year’s resolutions that we all make to be healthier. I should perhaps rewind ever so … Continue reading

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Air Your Dirty Laundry…

So this week has been our QUB Sexy Time week, just in case you hadn’t noticed! So far we have had workshops on different types of sexuality, pleasure and consent. We have also had our ‘Condom Fairies’ out in force … Continue reading

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Tips to help you survive exams!

In the next two weeks all of you will be going through the dreaded exam period – it’s never an easy time for any student whether you are a first or final year. So we have put together 6 top … Continue reading

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Guest Blog – How it feels to be a GB student at QUB

Before getting into the theme of my piece just thought I would introduce myself. My name is Ethan McLaughlin and I am a final year student, studying International Politics and Conflict Studies. I am looking forward to graduating and leaving, … Continue reading

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Guest Blog – The Trouble With Erasmus

  Over the next couple of weeks, members of the Student Welfare Action Group will be writing a number of welfare-related guest blogs, first up is Torrie McAfee a final year languages student who writes about the troubles she first … Continue reading

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