For personalised information, support and advice relating to all aspects of your experience as a Queen’s student, the Student Guidance Centre website is your one–stop shop: View here
Do you want to build your resilience? Follow the link to the Wellbeing Service. Do you need to update your CV, or to find out how Degree Plus can enhance your degree? Click on Careers, Employability & Skills. Do your writing skills need a boost? Book an appointment or a workshop with the Learning Development Service. Or check out the many other services.
The Presbyterian Chaplaincy at Queen’s, Derryvolgie Hall (49a Derryvolgie Avenue), is term–time home to some Presbyterian students but also serves all Presbyterian students during their studies: View here
During the teaching semesters, the chaplain, Rev David Gray, is regularly present in Union College for worship or at other times. If you want to get involved with the chaplaincy, or you would value a chat about faith or other spiritual matters, David or one of his team will be glad to help you.
Support for our current students is a top priority for Union and takes three main forms – one involving fellow students and the other two, staff.
The overall aim of the General Student Council (GSC) is to improve quality of the life of the college community and all matters that enhance the learning experience for current and future students.
So much of the enjoyment of College life comes from informal conversations and interaction with your peers and your teachers. So one of the main tasks of the GSC is to look for ways in which that interaction can be enhanced. The GSC is the place where all the College’s social events can be arranged and where suggestions can be made for topical seminars, student support events, musical and social evenings, recreational activities, and, of course, the Annual Formal Dinner. To contact your student council members please call into the college office. View your student council members here.
Peer support for fellow students is provided by a volunteer team of male and female students, drawn from levels 2 and 3 and from across all study pathways. They are led by a recent graduate, in the role of Lead Mentor, who maintains a presence in the common room or dining room and also offers a “surgery” for one–to–one chats. You can engage with all mentors informally, over a cuppa, and formally through focus events designed to give you practical help (such as for maximising your feedback or choosing your modules). Look out for the red lanyards that all mentors wear! Prof Campbell is staff reference person for the mentoring scheme.
Like students in other Schools at Queen’s, every undergraduate Theology student is assigned to a personal tutor. Your personal tutor is the member of College Faculty who will meet you at first–year induction and take a personal interest in you throughout your studies, inviting you for a chat on a regular basis. With or from your tutor you can (for example):
Your personal tutor is available during office hours, contactable by email otherwise and always ready to help you if you need something.
Whatever your practical need, a team of College administrative and support staff is there to meet it. You will encounter them:
In every case, you will find someone friendly, approachable and ready to help answer your question, solve your problem or point to you to the person or service that can.
Dave Gray is the college chaplain and is available to help all members of the community.
Union College seeks to respond positively to the views of students with regard to issues that will improve our students’ experience of studying and learning. Here are some ways in which we have responded to issues raised by our students this year: click here
While you study with us, you will be well supported by the programme team with a wide variety of additional one–to–one support.
Every student is assigned a personal tutor who will:
Students access materials, discussion forums and a range of learning tools via the Virtual Learning Environment. Our platform is designed to be easy to use and we incorporate familiarisation training into the programme induction. Tech support will be via BibleMesh.
You will also be able to take advantage of digital library access to the e–books in Union’s Gamble Library.