Queen’s and BISC students don't limit their learning to the classroom. They join clubs, run for student government, and volunteer their time in the local community. At Queen's and the BISC, learning is about exploring all your capabilities — academic and otherwise — while learning the values of teamwork, and extending this knowledge to topics and causes that interest you beyond your major.
A well-rounded education produces well-rounded individuals, equipped to take on the world and succeed in life after graduation.
Student Government runs through Fall and Winter terms each year with its main purpose being to assist in establishing a cohesive student body as well as enabling good working connections between students, faculty and staff.
Student Government works closely with Student Services and is encouraged to run events for the student body throughout the academic year, with Student Services acting as advisors who will help to facilitate. Many of the activities that Government has carried out facilitate peer-based community building.
At the BISC students have the opportunity – whether they are first years or upper years – to start their own clubs on campus. Clubs at the BISC are always student-led so vary term to term. Student Services can also help you to connect to local clubs. For instance, in the past students have joined local rowing and rugby clubs.
Volunteering is a great way to make a difference in the local community and to meet new people. As well as being a lot of fun, volunteering really enhances your experience at the Castle and helps you develop new skills. Students have volunteered weekly:
* In the local primary and preschools
* At the Cat Adoption centre
* At the Horse Rescue centre
* With the Brownies
* With the Guides
* At the Village Information Centre
* In the Castle Gardens