Ban Righ Services

The Centre is an inclusive community that serves undergraduate, graduate, professional, domestic, immigrant, and international women students. We support students participating in online learning and those attending classrooms at Queen’s University.

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Student Advising

Our student advisors are here to assist mature women students who are attending Queen’s University, or considering returning to formal education. Make an appointment to chat about your academic goals, your social, financial, or personal concerns as they relate to education.

Work Spaces

We have several rooms for students to get some work done. In the house we have:

  • Computer lab
  • Private work spaces
  • Large study rooms
  • Multiple lounge spaces

We have computers, monitors and printers available for students to use.

Food Assistance

We offer a free soup lunch to students who visit the Centre.  We can also help you to access other food assistance on campus and in the community, including Swipe it Forward, the AMS Food Bank, the Queen’s Good Times Diner, and various community resources.

Breastfeeding Friendly Location

We have a designated quiet space open to all individuals as a safe and quiet place to breastfeed and/or use a breast pump. For a list of other locations, as well as additional services offered around campus please visit the Office of Support Services & Community Engagement.

Financial Assistance

The Ban Righ Centre offers financial assistance to mature women students. All bursaries and awards are assessed based on the financial need of applicants. Students are invited to speak with Student Advisors for information about other funding available at Queen’s University and in the community, and for referrals to other resources.

Needs-based assistance available to registered mature women students throughout the academic year.

What is it for: Items such as books and glasses, and for childcare, dental or family emergencies, or to assist with larger unexpected expenses.

Who is eligible: Female identified students at Queen’s University who have been away from formal education for at least two years and/or have a child or children, and who have financial need.

How to apply: Speak to a Student Advisor to receive an application form and to arrange an interview. To be assessed for a bursary, you will need to fill out a financial application and be interviewed by a staff person. Decisions are based on your application, your interview, and level of need.

We have a Spring Awards Celebration every year in the Spring. 

What it is for: to applaud the character and determination of women who return to formal education after an interruption. Our generous donors and supporters present financial awards and medals to women who demonstrate perseverance and strength.

Who is eligible: Female students at Queen's University who have been away from formal education for at least two years and/or have a child or children, and who have financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available around January each year and will be advertised on our social media and through email.

*Applications for Professional Development Funding are currently not being accepted.

The Ban Righ Centre has limited funds available to help reimburse mature women students to participate in professional development activities.

What is it for: Financial assistance for women who face barriers to participate in conferences or other worthwhile professional development activities.

Who is eligible: Female students who have been away from school for at least two years and/or have children and have demonstrated financial need and who face at least one additional barrier (parenting responsibilities, racialized, person with a disability, etc.)

How to apply: Speak to a Student Advisor (in person or over email) for an application form and to arrange an interview. Details of your proposed activity (conference, license, training, etc.) must accompany the application.

We would not be able to do the work we do without the support of key Queen’s partners

Hospitality Services

Student Awards Office

SASS (Student Academic Success Services) 

Office of Advancement