Student tour of campus – Queen’s University Belfast

Student tour of campus – Queen’s University Belfast

October 11, 2019 6 By Stanley Isaacs


TEJINDER: My name is Tejinder. I’m a dentistry student
here at Queen’s. I am Canadian. I’m going to be showing
you a little bit around the main
campus, just to show some things and landmarks
that really helped me in my first year. So right now, I’m
standing right in front of the Lanyon Building. There is a lot of renovation
going on over here. So you know, it’s been
standing for almost 200 years. We needed to change it up a bit. When I came last year, I was
sending all these pictures back home saying, guess what people? I’m at Hogwarts. If you stand right here,
you can look around and see a lot of student life
already happening around you. All the student landmarks
are around this area. So if you’re a new student
at Queen’s and you’re in this area, you
will, without fail, find somewhere you can go. PETER: My name’s Peter. I study English. And I’m from Huddersfield. Welcome here to the
Black and White Hall. It’s quite an
impressive building. It’s a main thoroughfare
through the heart of Queen’s. It’s where a lot of
people would walk to get to and from the lectures. And here, as you
can see, there’s also a statue of Galileo. TEJINDER: If you look over here
and there’s a Welcome Centre, you can buy all your merch, all
your t-shirts, all your mugs, everything related to Queen’s. But if you go
through this hallway, you can go to a lot
of other buildings. So we’re going to
take you over there. This place is awesome for a
good chat with your friends. Bring the coffee, read a book,
sit around, contemplate life. I spent a lot of my
first year over here, met a lot of new people,
came with my new friends. There’s all this greenery. It’s really fresh tonight and
really nice on a sunny day to just sit outside, enjoy the
nice air, the nice sun, which we don’t get a lot in Belfast. So enjoy it while you can. Through the Quad,
you can also get to a lot of different areas. There’s one of my favourite
places called the Junction, which is a coffee place. PETER: They do
really cheap meals, which are perfect
for lunch times, in between lectures
and things like that. Also just a really nice social
space to kind of relax in. So this here is the
Graduate School. And it’s a facility kind of
dedicated to postgraduate students. It’s a beautiful
building inside. It’s actually the old
library that Queen’s had before the McClay
library was built. So yeah, we’ve got the
graduate school there. And we do have the
main quad just there. And that’s Main Site
Tower where Junction was and also the law building, lots
of law lectures, law tutorials. But now we’re going to head
on to University Square. It’s quite a long street,
over 20 different houses, and quite a lot of them are all
linked in between each other. All of them are for
different schools within the arts, humanities,
and social sciences faculty. TEJINDER: I see people
coming here all the time taking pictures. And it makes sense. Just look at it, it’s gorgeous. Walking through
all this red brick just makes you feel like
you’re in a historic place. Right now, we are right by the
Peter Froggatt Centre, which has a lot of lectures inside. As a student if you’re
looking for your classes and it says PFC, it’s
Peter Froggatt Centre. You know where it is now. PETER: That’s the
administration building. So all the people who deal with
all your fees and everything like that, all happens
in that building there. TEJINDER: And if you
go right behind here, you can also see the library. So when you’re walking
right towards this area, you can see towards
our left over here, we can walk right onto
Botanic Avenue, which has a lot of food places,
a lot of charity shops, a lot of like little
grocery stores. So coming up over
here is the McClay Library, which is the
perfect place to study, do group meetings. There’s rooms you can book. They have a cafe where
you can go get some food. So McClay is a really
good place to study with a good atmosphere. Because you’ll see a lot of
people around you studying, which always helps me when I’m
accountable to other people to not just be on Netflix. And then right over
there to the left, you can see that there’s an
entrance to Botanic Gardens. LAUREN: My name’s Lauren. I’m studying English at Queen’s. In the summertime, if you’re
in the library writing essays, revising, you get
really sick of it and you just want five
minutes of fresh air. You’re literally right
beside Botanic Gardens here, which is just fantastic. RHEA: My name is Rhea Goh. I’m a psychology student. And I’m from Malaysia. Right behind us, right
there, that’s the library. And what I love
about Queen’s is how beautiful their
surrounding area is, like you walk
through the Gardens and you get to the library. And then you can just
do your work there. So we’re back at
the McClay Library. TEJINDER: The good thing
about Queen’s University is that everything is close by. Everything is really
well connected. As a student here, where
I don’t have a car, it’s really convenient to be
able to get food, groceries, and have the library and main
campus right in one area. So even right now
as we are walking, we’re going right back
to the main entrance, where the Lanyon Building is. Everything is all together. And here you can see that
there’s another entrance to Botanic Gardens. LAUREN: We’re in a
really handy location, just down there we have
the Students’ Union down Elmwood Avenue. Up over here, we have
Stranmillis and then up there, the Queen’s Accommodation,
Elms Village. TEJINDER: So over here, you
can see there’s a Post Office. I’ve always been sending
postcards to all my friends back home. So this is really convenient. It’s also a Mace, which is a
nice little convenient store. So we’re coming up here to
the Student Guidance Centre. RHEA: You can come here
to get advice on careers, employability, your CV. It’s also where
international students can come to get all the
support that they need. And upstairs, there
are always events being run here for students
to come and increase employability skills. There’s also well-being
service that is provided. And it’s an overall great
place for students to convene and talk about anything. TEJINDER: And right around this
corner is the University Health Centre. So if you need to
get any tests done, or if you need to get
checked up by a doctor if you’re having any issues,
that is the place to go. Make sure you get
yourself checked. This gorgeous hall right
here is Elmwood Hall. I had most of my final
exams in this building. It is gorgeous from
the inside and outside. A lot of events are
held here as well. So as you can see we’re right
by where the Students’ Union Building is, where all the
clubs, meetings, events, all of that stuff
will be happening. The shop is inside there. RHEA: Right. We’re back where we started at
the front of the main campus building, the Lanyon Building. I’m going to head home
now and take a nap.