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A Russell Group university: one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities

Ranked in the UK top 20 in 17 subject areas (Times Good University Guide 2013)

Queen's University Belfast has an academic tradition that stretches back over 160 years, and is also a member of the Russell Group - a collective of the UK's top 20 research-intensive universities. The University offers a world-class portfolio of research and educational opportunities, a first-class student experience, and state-of-the-art facilities.

  • A member of the Russell Group, which comprises the UK's top 20 research-intensive universities
  • Ranked 25th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2013)
  • Ranked in the UK top 20 in 17 subject areas (The Times Good University Guide 2013)
  • 77% of students gain a graduate level job immediately, ranking Queen's in the top 30 overall (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2012) 
  • Five consecutive Times Higher Education Awards (2008-2011), including Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2009
  • Runner-up for University of the Year, Queen’s enjoys a reputation as Ireland’s Oxbridge (Sunday Times University Guide 2013)
  • Lowest cost of living in the UK (Mercer.com 2012)
  • Safest region in the UK (British Crime Survey 2011)


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Latest News at Queen's University Belfast

National teaching award for Queen’s academic

QUB news

A Queen’s University academic has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship – the UK’s most prestigious award for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning.

Dr Tess Maginess, from outside Moy, is one of only 55 higher education staff from across Northern Ireland, England and Wales to receive the award of £10,000, which will support her professional development. Over 180 people were nominated for the Fellowships from the Higher Education Academy (HEA), which are open to staff whose teaching or support enhance the student learning experience.

Dr Maginess is Director of Undergraduate Programmes at Queen’s School of Education where she teaches, designs new modules and co-ordinates provision. She has strategic responsibility for the Open learning programme which attracts thousands of students each year.