Public Engagement News

Chief Executive's Club at Queen's

Excellence from Technology: The Rolls-Royce Trent Engine

19/02/2019 - The 18th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Lecture hosted by Queen's University Belfast and Engineers Ireland, in association with The Institution of Engineering and Technology

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Positive Externalities

7/02/2019 - Breakfast Lecture with Martin Taylor, Financial Policy Committee Member, Bank of England

All Island Innovation Programme

It's not all about Unicorns...Growth through Innovation: Start-up to Scale-up

22/01/2019 - Queen's University Belfast hosted a keynote lecture and masterclass to a capacity audience at Riddel Hall as part of the All Island Innovation Programme on Tuesday 22 January.

Irish Senator Visit

Delegation of Senators from the Seanad Independent Group

14/12/2018 - Queens University Belfast was delighted to welcome a delegation of Senators from the Seanad Independent Group on Friday 14 December, at Riddel Hall.

InterTradeIreland All Island Innovation

Making Customer Experience your Competitive Advantage in 2019

29/11/2018 - The Chief Executives’ Club at Queen's hosted a keynote lecture and masterclass with Alex Genov, Head of Customer Experience at US shoe giant Zappos with Adoreboard, as part of the InterTradeIreland All Island Innovation Programme.

20 Years of Peace

Progress and Possibilities in Northern Ireland

10/12/2018 - Queen's University Belfast and Yale University co-hosted Twenty Years of Peace: Progress and Possibilities in Northern Ireland, in Yale.

Community Engagement

Queen's University Staff and Student Community Clean up

21/11/2018 - Queen's University staff and students took part in a community clean up on Wednesday 21 November, the initiative organised by Queen's University Estates, Public Engagement, The Students' Union and Student Wellbeing, supported by Belfast City Council.

Regeneration NI Conference

Creating 21st Century Towns and Cities

29/11/2018 - The Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s and Retail NI hosted a Regeneration NI Conference today to a capacity audience in Riddel Hall, entitled ‘Creating 21st Century Towns and Cities'.

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Equality and Diversity

Conor McGinn, MP, Gives Inaugural Equality and Diversity Lecture

23/11/2018 - Conor McGinn, MP gave the inaugural Queen's University Equality and Diversity Lecture on ‘Rights, responsibilities and respect: building the common good’, on Thursday 22 November 2018.

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Community Engagement

UKTGA comes to Queen's

19/11/2018 - The UK Town and Gown Association (UKTGA) held its annual conference at Queen's on Monday and Tuesday 19-20 November 2018.


Policy Engagement

Robin Swann gives Leader's Lecture at Queen's

2/11/2018 - Robin Swann, Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, called for a unionism "not for sections or factions, but for all" for his Queen's Policy Engagement Leader's Lecture on Thursday 1 November.

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Civic Culture

Chief of Police for Boston College addresses Queen's

18/10/2018 - Queen's Public Engagement were delighted to welcome Mr William B Evans (pictured, centre), Executive Director of Public Safety & Chief of Police for Boston College, who gave an informative talk on crisis management and resilience on 18 October.

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Civic Culture

Sinn Féin Vice-President gives Policy Engagement Leader’s Lecture at Queen’s

18/10/2018 - Michelle O’Neill, Sinn Féin Vice-President and Northern leader, addressed the legacy of the Agreement of 1998 and the challenges of Brexit in the latest in the Policy Engagement Lecture series on Wednesday 17 October 2018.

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Business Engagement

Chief Executives' Club Breakfast at Allstate

8/10/2018 - Queen’s University Belfast’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Greer, attended his first Chief Executive Club event on Friday, 5 October 2018.

Research With Impact

Social Charter Signature Project wins major European award

4/10/2018 - Professor Mark Lawler, Chair in Translational Cancer Research at Queen’s picked up the prestigious 2018 European Health Award on Wednesday 3 October, on behalf of a pan-European partnership called the European Cancer Concord (ECC)®

Policy Engagement

Borders and Belonging

5/10/2018 - Orwell Prize-winning journalist Fintan O’Toole delivered the first of this season’s Queen’s University Policy Engagement lectures to a capacity audience in the Peter Froggatt Centre last night, Thursday 4 October 2018.

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Public Affairs

Sammy Wilson, MP, visits ECIT

26/09/2018 - Mr Sammy Wilson, MP for East Antrim, visited the Institute for Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) on Friday 21 September for discussions with Professor Dimitrios Nikolopoulos.

Thursday 23 - Friday 24 August 2018

Global Conflict: The Human Impact Conference

23/08/2018 - This two-day conference will examine the lessons learned from resolved conflicts, challenges presented by current conflicts, and the tremendous negative impact on individuals and families.

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Social Charter: Sustainability

Tidal power showcased in Strangford

26/07/2018 - Guests, including Strangford MP Jim Shannon, joined the team from the Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy (CASE) on Wednesday 25 July, for a demonstration of the tidal turbines at the heart of some of their world-leading research.


Cancer Research

Minister Vara meets Cancer Researchers at CCRCB

28/06/2018 - Mr Shailesh Vara, MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, was introduced to the cutting edge research undertaken by Queen's University's Dr Niamh Buckley and Dr Paul Mullan, who receive funding from Breast Cancer Now.

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Civic Culture

Global Peace Index Launched at Queen's

15/06/2018 - This year's Global Peace Index, a key publication from the Institute for Economics and Peace, was launched in Belfast, at Queen's University's Riddel Hall, on Thursday 14 June 2018.

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CESI Zones

CESI Zones Project reaches Crescendo

15/06/2018 - Over 300 school pupils took to the stage of the Ulster Hall on 13 June to play alongside members of the Ulster Orchestra.


Charity Fundraising

Alzheimer's Society Coffee Morning Success

15/06/2018 - The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) Faculty Office raised over £850 at a charity fundraising coffee morning for the Alzheimer's Society on Tuesday 12 June.


Professorial Address

Rt Hon Peter Robinson gives Lecture at Queen's

8/06/2018 - Former First Minister of Northern Ireland, the Right Honourable Peter Robinson, delivered his first public lecture at Queen's University Belfast on Thursday 7 June 2018.

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Annual Harri Holkeri Lecture 2016

President Higgins Addresses Reconciliation in Holkeri Lecture

29/05/2018 - President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins delivered the Sixth Annual Harri Holkeri Lecture at Queen’s University Belfast on Tuesday 29 May.

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Public Affairs

Labour Leader visits Queen's

25/05/2018 - The Right Honourable Jeremy Corbyn, MP, spent the morning of his first official visit to Northern Ireland at Queen's, where he addressed a packed Whitla Hall on the legacy of the Belfast or Good Friday Agreement.

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Balmoral Show 2018


17/05/2018 - Thousands of visitors to this year's Balmoral Show were able to get a glimpse of some of the cutting edge research carried out at Queen's, thanks to the team who set up and staffed our interactive exhibition.

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Civic Culture

Queen’s International Students go Global on Lord Mayor’s Day

30/04/2018 - Queen’s students from across the world took part in the Lord Mayor’s ‘Global Belfast’ event on Saturday 28 April 2018.

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Inspiring Leaders

Student volunteers recognised at Graduation event

23/04/2018 - The Inspiring Leaders programme held its second semester Graduation event in the Great Hall on Tuesday 17 April 2018.

Research with Impact

MP visits Blood Cancer Research team

12/04/2018 - Queen’s researchers and practitioners striving to improve the treatment of blood cancers have been able to put their case to Mr Jim Shannon, MP for Strangford, who visited the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) on 11 April.

Civic Culture

Queen’s Students Join St Patrick’s Day Parade

26/03/2018 - Queen’s International Student Support were delighted to give our international students the chance to take part in the Belfast St Patrick’s Day carnival parade this year, celebrating the theme of Global Belfast.

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Public Affairs

Mary Lou McDonald Addresses Brexit at Queen’s

26/03/2018 - Mary Lou McDonald, TD, President of Sinn Féin gave her first public speech in Northern Ireland since becoming President of Sinn Féin at a QPOL Brexit event in Queen’s University Belfast on Monday 26 March 2018.

Global Health

Professor Lawler launches Lancet series

20/03/2018 - Hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved from disease in low and middle income countries according to Professor Mark Lawler of CCRCB

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Shared Education

Queen’s researchers engage with UK diplomats

14/03/2018 - Queen’s researchers hosted a visit from a group of UK diplomats in Riddel Hall on Tuesday 13 March 2018.

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Civic Culture

Queen's Students' Union prepares for a Qulture Shock

9/03/2018 - Queen's International Student Society and partners prepare to put on a show

Shared Education

Jerusalem principals visit Belfast

12/03/2018 - A group of principals from schools in Jerusalem arrived in Belfast on Monday 12 March to hear how Shared Education has helped deliver social and educational benefits in Northern Ireland.

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Innovateher Celebration

15/02/2018 - Students and staff gathered in the Great Hall on Thursday 15 February to celebrate the success of the students completing the ‘Innovateher’ programme for this year.


Water: keeping us and our environment healthy

12/02/2018 - Researchers from Queen’s University Marine Laboratory are engaged in several projects that fit with the INFRA2018 monthly theme for February – Water: keeping us and our environment healthy.

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