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This Week at the Graduate School

GRADUATE SCHOOL EVENTS

Shut Up and Write

Please note that we will not be running Shut Up & Write across Welcome Week!

The next Shut up and Write session will take place Monday 25 September, 13.00 - 16.00  in TR7.

These weekly writing sessions will be run on a drop-in basis and you are welcome to come and go as suits.‌ 

           



O‌ur first PG Coffee Catch-Up will take place on Wednesday 25 October at 10am
Everyone Welcome!

PGT STUDY SKILLS


Please Check MyFuture for available courses

  

Scholarships & Funding

 


Applications are now open for this year’s Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowships.

The Trust accepts applications under a range of categories for a wide variety of projects.

A Fellowship allows you to go overseas and look at good practice and innovative programmes so that you can return to the UK and share the new ideas for the improvement of your sector or trade.

Contact claire.harris@qub.ac.uk for more information on how to apply, or click on http://www.wcmt.org.uk/apply to apply.



University Travel Scholarships 2017-2018

Emily Sarah Montgomery Travel Scholarship

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Sir Thomas Dixon Travel Scholarship



Completed applications forms should be submitted by email, via your Head of School, not later than 4.00 p.m. on Friday, 6 October 2017, to:  aascholarships@qub.ac.uk.



Ulster Gift Fund Scholarship



Completed applications should be returned to Academic Affairs, by 4.00 pm on Friday 13 October 2017
 


 
DOBBIN ATLANTIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

Call for Applications
Deadline Oct. 2nd, 2017 

It is with great pleasure that we announce the call for applications for the 2017-18 Dobbin Atlantic Scholarship Programme.

The objective of this programme to develop a new generation of academic, artistic, cultural and economic links between Atlantic Canada and Ireland. Scholarships will be awarded to Irish and Canadian applicants, in support of research trips between Ireland and the Atlantic provinces of Canada*, with the awards supporting research visits for a period of three to five weeks.

 Successful research projects will explore areas such as; 

  • our common culture, history and heritage
  • the potential of our shared resources
  • scientific and technological innovation

This programme is made possible through the generous continued support of the Dobbin family, and the Department of Foreign Affairs (Ireland).

Applications must be submitted to ICUF by Monday 2nd of October. For more information on the Programme and to find out how to apply, click here.

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Volunteering & Career Opportunities






Conferences and Calls for Papers

Improving Lives: Autism & Learning Difficulties
Thursday 12th October 2017
08:30am - 16:30pm
Manchester Conference Centre



10th International Congress on Image and Signal Processing, BioMedical Engineering and Informatics (CISP-BMEI 2017)
14-16 October 2017
Shanghai, China
The deadline for the 2nd (final) round of submissions is 30 August 2017



Health in All Policies (HiAP): A Strategy for Improving Population Health
6 February 2018
Royal Society of Medicine, London



CS International 2018
10-11 April 2018 Brussels

  • CS International 2018 will provide timely, comprehensive coverage of every important sector within the compound semiconductor industry.
  • The eighth CS International conference wil build on the success of its predecessors, with industry-leading insiders delivering more than 30 presentations spanning five sectors.
  • Attendees at this two-day conference will gain an up-to-date overview of the status of the CS industry, and have many opportunities to meet many other key players within this community. ‌


Dementia 2020 - Early Bird Rates Available
The Next Phase
17th of April 2018 - RSM, London
 

WHAT'S ON AT QUEEN'S

Authenticity Workshop

Wednesday 27th September in the Meredith Room, 23 University Square

Within this workshop we will address several facets of the phenomenon of authenticity, focusing on the relationship between authenticity and autonomy, recognition, music, and Japanese philosophy.

 The programme for our workshop is as follows: 

10.20 - 10.40: Tea/Coffee
10.40 – 11.20: Kyle Shuttleworth – ‘Japanese Philosophy and Buddhist Authenticity’
11.20 – 12.00: Paddy McQueen – ‘Authenticity and Autonomy’
12.00 – 13.00: Lunch
13.00 – 13.40: Michael Whitten -‘Social Distinction and its Evaluation: A Recognition-Sensitive Account of Authenticity’ 
13.40 – 14.20: Cillian McBride – ‘A Recognitive Account of Authenticity’

For any queries, contact - Kyle Shuttleworth: kshuttleworth01@qub.ac.uk


 

‌The University is running an Autumn/Winter 2017 Coding Course for Beginners. Applications close midnight 26 September.

Click here to apply.


 

 

Junction (situated in the School of Law building) is now offering a £3 Meal Deal which includes:

Main: Choice between sandwich or small salad

Drinks: Bottle of water or glass of orange juice

Side: Fruit cup/mini fruit salad or piece of whole fruit

Cost: £3.00.

Here’s a little video of the talented Junction staff preparing one of their sandwiches…you know… to whet your appetite for lunch today! Watch it here: https://www.facebook.com/eatatqueens/videos/713233488850939/ ‌ 


 


SCONUL Access
Open to Staff and postgraduate research students, SCONUL Access is a reciprocal access scheme between most university libraries in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. It enables staff and students to use other libraries free of charge. An essential tool for students on the move in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Click here for more information and to register. 


Events in Belfast and Beyond



Coming up at the Naughton Gallery at Queen’s.

 

THERE'S THIS THING, THIS FEELING
10 August – 2 October

Opening Night: Thurs 10 Aug, 6pm (with Staff & Student preview from 5.30pm)

Dubai-born, London-based artist Adham Faramawy (currently shortlisted for the 2017 Film London Jarman Award) presents an exploration of the developing surface of the human body through computer-mediated live performances which “create compelling, visceral, and sexually-charged works, displayed across a landscape of high definition flatscreens and sculptural assemblages.”

Click here for more information.



THE GREAT WAR EXHIBITION 1914 - 1918
1 July - 30 September 
Rockies Sports Bar 

Now in its third year running, the annual Great War Exhibition at Rockies Sports Bar houses a collection of WWI artefacts from around the globe. Many countries are represented, including Japan, Australia, the USA, Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany and Russia.

As the owner of the only Canadian Sports Bar in Northern Ireland, the Great War Exhibition was inspired by the personal journey of Jim Graves, whose grandfather James Drummond served with the Royal Canadian Regiment during the conflict. James, whose military photo is located at the entrance to the exhibition, was wounded in France in August 1916 and was returned to England to recover.

The WWI items on show originate from many countries around the world, with each piece telling a story from its own corner of the war.


 

 

CULTURE NIGHT BELFAST 2017

The biggest evening in Belfast’s cultural calendar returns to transform the spaces and places of the city centre and beyond on Friday 22 September with a packed programme of events including tasters, tours, talks, trails, demonstrations, activities and gigs.

Culture Night is Belfast's largest, most exciting and inclusive cultural celebration. Now in its ninth year, Culture Night brings together over 250 free events across 100 locations in Belfast City Centre in a single day. The event attracts over 80,000 visitors from Belfast, Northern Ireland and beyond.

All Culture Night events are free. Most events will take place between 1pm - 10pm, but many venues will be opening earlier and closing later.

For more information, visit www.culturenightbelfast.com 

 


 

Belfast International Arts Festival, formerly known as Belfast Festival at Queen’s, is the city’s longest running international arts event.

Originally established in 1962, it was hosted by Queen’s University until 2015, after which a new independent organisation (a company limited by guarantee and registered as a charity) was formed with the support of all stakeholders to deliver a new artistic vision for the event. The event covers theatre, dance, classical and roots music, visual, film and digital arts and literature accompanied by outreach and education events. It takes place every October in venues and locations across Belfast. 

The mission of Belfast International Arts Festival is to be the preeminent, progressive international arts event within Northern Ireland, actively engaging both global and local communities in the richness and diversity of contemporary arts practice. With our partners throughout the entire city, we seek to create a distinctive environment for audiences to enjoy and participate in inspirational and transformative aesthetic experiences from world-class artists, thinkers and leaders.

For more information visit www.belfastinternationalartsfestival.com


 

BELFAST COMEDY FESTIVAL RETURNS WITH ANOTHER DIVERSE PROGRAMME OF DELIGHTS FEATURING THE BEST OF LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL HUMOUR. NOW IN OUR SIXTH YEAR, WE AIM TO SHOWCASE LOCAL TALENT AND A WIDE RANGE OF COMEDY PERFORMANCES AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. SO JOIN US IN MAKING BELFAST LAUGH THIS OCTOBER!

For more information visit www.belfastcomedyfestival.com 


An Underground Theatre

Major Playwrights in the Irish Language 1930–80

by Philip O’Leary

‘Vile and obscene’, ‘blasphemous and disgusting’, ‘a nasty dirty play’ – all phrases critics have employed to describe some Irish-language plays during the golden age of Irish-language theatre 1930–80. Since the riots at the Abbey which greeted Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World, controversy has been a feature of Irish theatre in English since the beginning of the twentieth century. Less well known is how theatre in the Irish language has also dealt with its fair share of controversial subject matter: hypocritical treatment of unmarried mothers by state and church, suicide and sexual relations to name a few. As well as shocking, Irish-language theatre has also entertained and educated audiences with fine comedies and history plays. From this golden age of Irish-language theatre, five playwrights emerge as masters of the craft. They and their bodies of work are thoroughly examined in this major contribution to Irish theatre studies by award-winning scholar Philip O’Leary. (The book is available in all good bookshops and directly from www.ucdpress.ie, RRP €50.)

 

For further information contact UCD Press: Ph: + 353 (0)1 716 4680 email: ucdpress@ucd.ie www.ucdpress.ie 

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