Located on the banks of the River Lagan is the capital of Northern Island,. After upheaval in its recent history, the city has bounced back to become a leader in the arts, Higher education and business. As a city with a major port, this dominates the city with industrial docks across the shore. Belfast is steeped in history for students to explore. History is complemented by regeneration ensuring the city continues to look forward. This is illustrated by Victoria Square, a world class shopping and leisure complex in the city centre. Belfast. Queens University Belfast is one of Northern Ireland’s two universities, the other Ulster University also has a campus in Belfast, and this has helped the city become a hub of student life
Belfast’s city centre is small enough to be explored on foot. However for students living further afield Belfast’s Translink is your best bet, it will get you around the city and you will have access to specific student discounts. For students travelling to Belfast from outside of Ireland the city has two airports, George Best Belfast City and Belfast International Airport, ensuring you can arrive at the city with minimal hassle.
Belfast’s nightlife is befitting of its capital city status. Being in Northern Ireland you get to experience authentic Irish pubs as well student focused clubs. Students are known to love The Dirty Onion, in a site originally built in 1680, you will find traditional Irish music spread across two bars and one of the city’s biggest beer gardens. Another student favourite is The Parlour which gives you a mix of student events, bargain drinks deal and authentic Italian Pizza (You need to try this!). For a more lively night you may head to Limelight, a music venue and nightclub where you can sample the local music scene or enjoy one of their infamous club nights.