Queen's University Belfast


What are the worst things about studying at your university?


"Most of my lecturers seem to be here for research funding first and teaching second. I think the civil engineering course should teach more practical things, not just theory that is not as useful for our future jobs."
"The lack of parking is a problem and there are sometimes long evenings."
"Buildings can be very far away from each other."
"Belfast can be dull at times. We're away from the accessibility and the vibes of large cities such as London and Manchester and there isn't much to do during free time aside from drinking at a nearby Irish pub."
"The course can be disorganised at times and feedback and results can take a long time. Some lecturers can show preferences for some students."
"You are left to your own devices a lot of the time so you have to be very independent and disciplined."


"Belfast becomes a bit of a ghost town at the weekends and there's not much diversity as most people are from Northern Ireland."
"The rain! There isn't a decent supermarket near the university so you have to walk a long way."
"There are not many social events organised by the university in the first year, these would be handy for helping people to meet others."
"It can be difficult to meet people as most are from Northern Ireland so a lot of students have known each other prior to university. The social events aren't well advertised or accessible for people living at home."
"The humanities courses don't have sufficient funding and the nightlife in the city isn't very active. I don't feel there are enough students from outside the UK."
"The bus timetable can be frustrating."
"It can sometimes be hard getting seats in the library."
"Housing in the area can be poor."
"Lecturers are sometimes very slow to return marked work."

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