Community Affairs co-ordinates Queen's in dealing with external public and opinion formers. It develops and enhances relationships with local politicians, government, statutory bodies, the voluntary sector, local residents and community groups.
Maintaining two-way communications with these groups is important in delivering the University's strategic business goals and ensuring Queen's is recognised as a key player in the educational, economic, cultural and social development of Northern Ireland.
The University recognises its responsibility to be a good neighbour, and dealing with anti-social behaviour by students is a challenge. Queen's approach is firm but measured, revolving around three key principles: education, partnership and discipline.
The Community Affairs responsibilities include educating students about living in the community and being good neighbours; liaising with partners, ranging from local residents, students, politicians and government bodies; and managing the complaints and disciplinary process.