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'Healthy. Connected. Well.': Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 at Queen's

Wellbeing | 13 May, 2019

Queen's University Belfast will this year partner with Action Mental Health to host Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (Monday 13 May – Friday 17 May 2019), holding a range of events and talks for staff and students.

New Registrar and Chief Operating Officer takes up post

New Staff | 17 April, 2019

Joanne Clague took up the post of Registrar and Chief Operating Officer at Queen's University on Monday 15 April 2019.

Queen's University shortlisted for Wellbeing at Work award

Recognition | 11 April, 2019

Queen's University Belfast is among 10 companies shortlisted for a Wellbeing at Work Award as part of the Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland.

PRISM named 'Best LGBT Initiative': 2019 Legal Island Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Awards

Diversity and Inclusion | 10 April, 2019

Queen's University's LGBT+ Staff Network, 'PRISM', has been named 'Best LGBT Initiative' at the 2019 Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Awards.

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Staff Survey 2019 now live

Have your say | 29 March, 2019

The 2019 Staff Survey launched on Friday 29 March 2019 and will be live for three weeks until Thursday 18 April.

QUILL celebrates two decades of addressing the most urgent technological challenges of our times

Impact | 29 March, 2019

Staff and students of the Queen’s University Ionic Liquid Laboratories (QUILL) celebrated the Centre's 20th anniversary this week.

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People and Culture launch new Leadership and Management Framework

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A new Framework launched by People and Culture this week will ensure that our leaders at all levels are informed and equipped to lead with confidence.

Staff celebrate 20 years of DARO at Queen's

28 March, 2019

Staff in the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO) are today celebrating the unit’s 20th anniversary.

In pictures: International Women's Day celebrated with Queen's Gender Initiative networking lunch

QUEEN'S WOMEN | 8 March, 2019

Queen's Gender Initiative brought female staff together for a networking lunch on Wednesday 6 March to celebrate International Women's Day 2019.

£150k investment announced to improve mental health services for students


A £150,000 investment to help enhance mental health services for students living in Belfast has been announced by Belfast HSC Trust, Queen's University and Ulster University.

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Queen's Students' Union launches OMNI student Mental Health campaign

Student Wellbeing | 7 February, 2019

Queen's Students' Union has launched an ambitious new campaign to tackle mental health issues facing students.

Winners of the 2018 Staff Excellence Awards photographed outside the Whitla Hall with President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer


Celebrating our People | 5 February, 2019

Congratulations to all the winners in the Staff Excellence Awards 2018. The winners were announced at a gala ceremony on Friday 1 February in the Whitla Hall, hosted by comedian and actor Tim McGarry.

Queen's University Belfast celebrates Gender Diversity Charter Mark Award

Diversity | 26 January, 2019

Queen's University Belfast has received a Women in Business Gender Diversity Charter Mark Bronze Award.

Human Resources becomes 'People and Culture' Directorate

People and Culture | 22 January, 2019

Queen's University Belfast's Human Resources Directorate has been renamed the People and Culture Directorate.

University shortlisted for three National Diversity Awards

Diversity and Inclusion | 22 January, 2019

Queen's University Belfast has been shortlisted in three categories in the 2019 Legal Island Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala & Awards 2019.

Queen's technicians gather for first cross-faculty Technician Commitment Event

Celebrating our staff | 11 January, 2019

Queen's University Belfast hosted its first Technician Commitment Event on Wednesday 9 January 2019, celebrating the unique expertise and contribution of its 240 technicians.

Joanne Clague appointed as Registrar and Chief Operating Officer

Appointments | 8 January, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanne Clague as the next Registrar and Chief Operating Officer at the University.

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Vice-Chancellor's Research Prizes 2018

Awards | 14 December, 2018

The winners of the Vice-Chancellor's Research Prizes 2018 were announced on Monday 10 December at an awards lunch hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Greer.

Launch of LGBT+ Staff Network an important milestone for inclusive university community

Diversity and Inclusion | 14 November, 2018

The official launch of the University's LGBT+ Staff Network, PRISM, took place on Tuesday 13 November in the Naughton Gallery and was attended by the Vice-Chancellor, senior leaders and staff from across the University.

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Academic Promotions

Staff Recognition | 24 July, 2018

Congratulations to the 56 members of staff who have been promoted in the Academic Promotions Scheme 2018. They are:

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Summer Graduations 2018 – Behind the Scenes

Staff Recognition | 6 July, 2018

A look at some of the work that goes on behind the scenes at Summer Graduations:

Queen's hosts the British Shakespeare Conference

Cultural History | 21 June, 2018

The British Shakespeare Association Conference took place at Queen's from 14–17 June 2018.

Queen’s academic wins UK Rising Star award for work in science and engineering

Awards and Recognition | 19 June, 2018

Dr Geetha Srinivasan, Senior Research Fellow at Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratories (QUILL), has been announced as a winner in the WeAreTheCity Top 100 Rising Star awards in the Science & Engineering category.

Queen's welcomes the 2018 NAFA UK Study Tour

International Engagement | 15 June, 2018

Queen's University today (Friday, 15 June) welcomed the National Association of Fellowship Advisors (NAFA) on their Study Tour of the UK.

National recognition for Queen's Equality and Diversity Champions

Equality and Diversity | 24 April, 2018

On Friday 23 March 2018, the winners of the Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Awards were announced at Titanic Belfast and it was a night of celebration for the University which collected two awards for its work in this field.

'People First' – Queen's People and Culture Strategy

Human Resources | 24 April, 2018

'People First', Queen's People and Culture Strategy – launched at an All Staff Event on Tuesday 27 March – aims to support the delivery of the Corporate Plan's strategic priorities through its key influencers, the people of Queen's.


Awards and Recognition | 13 April, 2018

Queen's has been recognised again by the European Commission for its commitment to supporting the personal, professional and career development of its researchers.

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Staff Excellence Award Winners Announced

People and Culture | 7 February, 2017

Congratulations to all the winners in the Staff Excellence Awards 2017.

Queen's University shortlisted for national diversity awards

Diversity and Inclusion | 10 January, 2018

The new year brought good news for the University, which has been shortlisted for a number of national diversity awards.

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Queen’s researchers honoured by Royal Astronomical Society

Awards | 16 January, 2018

Two Queen’s University Belfast researchers are set to receive prestigious awards from the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS).



People and Culture | 24 January, 2018

The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen's has announced the appointment of Jo Baker, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, and Peter Wilson, who performs as Duke Special, as the first Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows.


Core Values | 6 December, 2017

Four world-class researchers at Queen’s University have been recognised for the positive impact of their work at the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Prizes 2017.

Queen’s composer’s prestigious award is music to the ears

People and Culture | 16 November, 2017

Queen’s composer Professor Piers Hellawell has been awarded a Major Individual Award (MIA), the highest honour bestowed by the Arts Council.

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All Staff Event

People and Culture | 11 April, 2017

Over 1,200 staff attended the all-staff events on Wednesday, 4 October 2017 during which the new brand identity was unveiled.

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Human Resources Directorate

People and Culture | 15 September, 2017

Top graduate awarded new PhD studentship

People and Culture | 31 August, 2017

Queen's academic appointed to UK equality panel

People and Culture | 2 June, 2017

Professor of Comparative Politics in the School of HAPP and Director of Queen’s Gender Initiative, Yvonne Galligan has been appointed to a prestigious UK body established to promote equality and diversity in academia.

HR scoops top awards

People and Culture | 28 June, 2017

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All Staff Events

People and Culture | 11 April, 2017

A series of all staff events took place on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 to launch the Corporate Plan for 2016 – 2021 and provide further details on the next steps in the Staff Survey.

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Queen's wins major equality award

People and Culture | 4 April, 2017

Queen’s University has beat off competition from major employers across Northern Ireland to win an award for promoting best practice in equality and diversity.


Queen's promoting inclusive employment

People and Culture | 14 March, 2017

The Equality and Diversity Unit is marking the third year of the successful Queen's University Inclusive Employment Scheme.

Staff Excellence Awards a big winner!

People and Culture | 7 February, 2017

Congratulations to all of the winners in the Staff Excellence Awards.

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Staff survey update

People and Culture | 22 March, 2017

Following the results of the first all Staff Survey in April 2016 and the subsequent Listening Exercise, a comprehensive action planning process has been taken forward by Schools and Directorates.