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Shenzhen delegation, Queen's staff and students

Graduation, Queen's University Management School, 2nd July 2008 Photo Gallery

Prize Giving Ceremony, Queen's University Management School, 2nd July 2008 Photo Gallery 

Summer Academy “Creating a New Future for Business”

Visit marks decade of Chinese students in NI
Shenzhen delegation, Queen's staff and students
Shenzhen delegation, Queen's staff and students

The President of China's Shenzhen University was in Belfast on 30 July 2008 to mark ten years since the beginning of one of the first formal programmes to promote Northern Ireland as a destination for Chinese students.

Professor Bigong Zhang will visit Queen’s University to cement a partnership which has seen over 400 Shenzhen students undertake degrees in Queen's University Management School and the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. 

Known as the International Joint Foundation Programme, the scheme leads to an International Certificate in Foundation Studies. Queen’s also offers an active staff development programme for visiting academics from Shenzhen who teach on the Joint Foundation Programme.

Professor Gerry McCormac, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Outreach and Economic Development said: “Today Queen’s marks ten years of partnership with Shenzhen University. Professor Zhang was fundamental in establishing the programme with Queen’s, so his visit on the 10th anniversary is warmly welcomed.

“Increasingly education is crossing international boundaries. This is vital in helping to prepare our young people for careers in today’s global economy and in promoting Northern Ireland as a destination for the world’s brightest minds. “Our partnership will continue to be about more than enhancing Shenzhen students’ studies with high quality education in the UK. It is also about sharing knowledge and building sustainable international partnerships which will help to build understanding and create new opportunities for mutual benefit.”

Professor Zhang added: “The ten years of collaboration between our two universities has been successful, fruitful and influential. It has acted as an educational model in China. We hope the next ten years will be a new beginning for a wider range of collaboration.”

Yu Huai Zhang, a student from the Joint foundation Programme who completed a management degree at Queen’s was chosen as the British Council’s International Student of the Year in 2007.

The partnership with Shenzhen is one of a number of international partnerships in operation at Queen’s, in line with the UK government’s Prime Ministers Initiative 2 which is aimed at making the UK a leader in international education.For media enquiries please contact: Lisa Mitchell, Press Officer, +44 (0)28 9097 5384, Mob: 07814 422 572, lisa.mitchell@qub.ac.uk

30 July 2008

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Prize Giving Ceremony, Queen's University Management School, 2nd July 2008 Photo Gallery

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Queen's University Management School Prize Giving: Best Graduates Left to right Bernard Eastwood, BSc Finance (Best Graduate, joint) Helen Ferguson, BSc Business Economics (Best Graduate) Ryan Kee, BSc Finance (Best Graduate, joint) Samuel Cottney, BSc Accounting (Best Graduate) Professor Richard Harrison, Director, Queen's University Management School Neil Swann, BSc Economics (Highest performance) Sinead McCann, BSc Economics (Best Final Honours)
Queen's University Management School Prize Giving: Best Graduates Left to right Bernard Eastwood, BSc Finance (Best Graduate, joint) Helen Ferguson, BSc Business Economics (Best Graduate) Ryan Kee, BSc Finance (Best Graduate, joint) Samuel Cottney, BSc Accounting (Best Graduate) Professor Richard Harrison, Director, Queen's University Management School Neil Swann, BSc Economics (Highest performance) Sinead McCann, BSc Economics (Best Final Honours)
KPMG Prize Best graduate BSc Accounting
L-R Ms. Pamela McCreedy, KPMG. Mr. Samuel Cottney.
KPMG Prize Best graduate BSc Accounting L-R Ms. Pamela McCreedy, KPMG. Mr. Samuel Cottney
KPMG Prize Best first year student in BSc Accounting (modules ACC101/103)
L-R Ms. Pamela McCreedy, KPMG. Miss Aine Flanagan
KPMG Prize Best first year student in BSc Accounting (modules ACC101/103) L-R Ms. Pamela McCreedy, KPMG. Miss Aine Flanagan
Deloitte Prize Best second year student in BSc Accounting.
L-R, Mr. Paul McGuigan, Deloitte. Miss Victoria Maier.
Deloitte Prize Best second year student in BSc Accounting. L-R, Mr. Paul McGuigan, Deloitte. Miss Victoria Maier.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers Prize Best Financial Accounting (204/310)
L-R, Ms. Heather Quigg, PWC. Mr. Samuel Cottney.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers Prize Best Financial Accounting (204/310) L-R, Ms. Heather Quigg, PWC. Mr. Samuel Cottney.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers Prize. Best International Financial Management student.
L-R, Ms. Heather Quigg, PWC. Miss Jenny Porter.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers Prize. Best International Financial Management student. L-R, Ms. Heather Quigg, PWC. Miss Jenny Porter.
Ernst & Young Prize. Best student in Auditing
L-R, Graham Galbraith, Ernst and Young. Mr. Christopher Flynn
Ernst & Young Prize. Best student in Auditing L-R, Graham Galbraith, Ernst and Young. Mr. Christopher Flynn
BDO Prize Best student in Taxation Module.
L-R, Ms. Claire Darragh, BDO Stoy Hayward. Mr. Samuel Cottney
BDO Prize Best student in Taxation Module. L-R, Ms. Claire Darragh, BDO Stoy Hayward. Mr. Samuel Cottney
Foundation Scholarship. Best student in Accounting Level 1
L-R, Dr. Joan Ballantine. Miss Aine Flanagan.
Foundation Scholarship. Best student in Accounting Level 1 L-R, Dr. Joan Ballantine. Miss Aine Flanagan.
Foundation Scholarship. Best student in Accounting Level 2
L-R, Dr. Joan Ballantine. Miss Victoria Maier.
Foundation Scholarship. Best student in Accounting Level 2 L-R, Dr. Joan Ballantine. Miss Victoria Maier.
Shaw Memorial Prize. Joint best performing Level 2's 
Economics/Business Economics.
L-R, Dr. Duncan McVicar. Miss Suet Ying Chan.
Shaw Memorial Prize. Joint best performing Level 2's Economics/Business Economics. L-R, Dr. Duncan McVicar. Miss Suet Ying Chan.
Shaw Memorial Prize. Joint best performing Level 2's 
Economics/Business Economics.
L-R, Dr. Duncan McVicar. Accepted by Julie-Ann Scott 
on behalf of Andrew Scott
Shaw Memorial Prize. Joint best performing Level 2's Economics/Business Economics. L-R, Dr. Duncan McVicar. Accepted by Julie-Ann Scott on behalf of Andrew Scott
L-R, Julie-Ann Scott, Dr. Duncan McVicar, Suet Ying Chan.
L-R, Julie-Ann Scott, Dr. Duncan McVicar, Suet Ying Chan.
McKane Medal. Best Final Honours Student in Economics
L-R, Dr. Duncan McVicar, Miss Sinead McCann.
McKane Medal. Best Final Honours Student in Economics L-R, Dr. Duncan McVicar, Miss Sinead McCann.
KPMG Prize. Graduate with highest performance in BSc Economics.
L-R, Ms. Pamela McCreedy, Mr. Neil Swann
KPMG Prize. Graduate with highest performance in BSc Economics. L-R, Ms. Pamela McCreedy, Mr. Neil Swann
The UTV Media Award. Best Graduate in Business Economics.
L-R, Mr. Jim Downey, UTV Media plc. Miss Helen Ferguson.
The UTV Media Award. Best Graduate in Business Economics. L-R, Mr. Jim Downey, UTV Media plc. Miss Helen Ferguson.
Foundation Scholarship.  Best Student in Economics Level 1.
L-R, Dr. Renee Prendergast,  Mr. Joshua Carr.
Foundation Scholarship. Best Student in Economics Level 1. L-R, Dr. Renee Prendergast, Mr. Joshua Carr.
Financial Times Prize. Best Graduate, BSc Finance Degree.
L-R, Mr. Bernard Eastwood, Mr. Joseph Cronin Financial Times, Mr. Ryan Kee.
Financial Times Prize. Best Graduate, BSc Finance Degree. L-R, Mr. Bernard Eastwood, Mr. Joseph Cronin Financial Times, Mr. Ryan Kee.
Financial Times Prize. Best Graduate, BSc Finance Degree.
L-R, Mr. Joseph Cronin Financial Times, Mr. Ryan Kee.
Financial Times Prize. Best Graduate, BSc Finance Degree. L-R, Mr. Joseph Cronin Financial Times, Mr. Ryan Kee.
Financial Times Prize. Best Graduate, BSc Finance degree.
L-R, Mr. Joseph Cronin Financial Times, Mr. Bernard Eastwood.
Financial Times Prize. Best Graduate, BSc Finance degree. L-R, Mr. Joseph Cronin Financial Times, Mr. Bernard Eastwood.
KPMG Prize. Best Second Year Student, BSc Finance.
L-R, Ms. Pamela McCreedy KPMG, Miss Emma Hammond.
KPMG Prize. Best Second Year Student, BSc Finance. L-R, Ms. Pamela McCreedy KPMG, Miss Emma Hammond.
IIB Bank Prize. Best First Year student, BSc Finance.
L-R, Mr. Aidan Doherty, IIB. Miss Elaine Sheerin.
IIB Bank Prize. Best First Year student, BSc Finance. L-R, Mr. Aidan Doherty, IIB. Miss Elaine Sheerin.
Foundation Scholarship. Best student in Finance Level 1.
L-R, Professor John Turner, Miss Elaine Sheerin.
Foundation Scholarship. Best student in Finance Level 1. L-R, Professor John Turner, Miss Elaine Sheerin.
Foundation Scholarship. Best Student in Actuarial Studies Level 1.
L-R, Ms Katherine Young. Accepted by Katherine O'Reilly on behalf of Kevin O'Reilly.
Foundation Scholarship. Best Student in Actuarial Studies Level 1. L-R, Ms Katherine Young. Accepted by Katherine O'Reilly on behalf of Kevin O'Reilly.
Bombardier Aerospace Prize.  Highest Mark in 110MGT313
Supply Chain Management
L-R, Amber Jones, Dr. Patrick McCole QUMS, Stephanie Graham,
Stephen Carlin Bombardier Aerospace.
Bombardier Aerospace Prize. Highest Mark in 110MGT313 Supply Chain Management L-R, Amber Jones, Dr. Patrick McCole QUMS, Stephanie Graham, Stephen Carlin Bombardier Aerospace.
Bombardier Aerospace Prize.
L-R, Mr. Stephen Carlin Bombardier Aerospace, Miss Stephanie Graham.
Bombardier Aerospace Prize. L-R, Mr. Stephen Carlin Bombardier Aerospace, Miss Stephanie Graham.
Bombardier Aerospace Prize.
L-R, Mr. Stephen Carlin Bombardier Aerospace, Miss Amber Jones.
Bombardier Aerospace Prize. L-R, Mr. Stephen Carlin Bombardier Aerospace, Miss Amber Jones.
NICENT Prize. Group Prize for Best Business Plan.
L-R, Mr. Richard Millen Head of Research and Regional Services,
Rebecca Cummings, Dr. Maura McAdam QUMS, Mr. Gregory Knox,
Mr. David McKeown, Miss Daniel Marshall, Miss Emma Jane Johnson.
NICENT Prize. Group Prize for Best Business Plan. L-R, Mr. Richard Millen Head of Research and Regional Services, Rebecca Cummings, Dr. Maura McAdam QUMS, Mr. Gregory Knox, Mr. David McKeown, Miss Daniel Marshall, Miss Emma Jane Johnson.
Sir William Crawford Prize.
L-R, Dr. Claire Leitch, Miss Cliona O'Beirne.
Sir William Crawford Prize. L-R, Dr. Claire Leitch, Miss Cliona O'Beirne.
Foundation Scholarship Best student in Management and Information Systems Level 2
L-R, Dr. David Newman. Miss Leah Hadzik.
Foundation Scholarship Best student in Management and Information Systems Level 2 L-R, Dr. David Newman. Miss Leah Hadzik.
Foundation Scholarship Best student in Business Management Level 1.
L-R, Dr. Shirley-Ann Hazlett. Miss Nicola McCoy.
Foundation Scholarship Best student in Business Management Level 1. L-R, Dr. Shirley-Ann Hazlett. Miss Nicola McCoy.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their support and generosity in this year's event.

KPMG

PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Ernst & Young

Bombardier Aerospace

IIB Bank

Financial Times

UTV Media plc

BDO

Deloitte

Summer Academy "Creating a New Future for Business"

As part of Queen's contribution to the International Research Network on Social and Environmental Aspects in Business and Management (SEABUS) researchers of Queen's University Management School are co-organising a Research Summer Academy at Akademie Schmöckwitz in Berlin on 19-22 June 2008. The SEABUS network was initiated by the Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment (IZT) (Berlin) and is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In addition to IZT and Queen’s the network comprises research institutions from all over the world including:

The Summer Academy is inspired by the observation that companies are facing growing environmental and social challenges which increasingly affect corporate decision making, performance and prosperity. Therefore, business and management is confronted with the need to take into account environmental and social developments. Rapid and drastic changes both in the natural and social environment of corporate decision making require innovative approaches and solutions that go beyond conventional business practice. Research is needed to develop and discuss novel approaches that define the role and purpose of business and management in the light of challenges such as mitigating climate change, alleviating poverty, coping with migration, dealing with resource scarcities, securing social cohesion, etc. The SEABUS summer academy invites research papers on innovative responses and strategies for business and management that create new opportunities for future business by contributing to the sustainability of the life-supporting environmental and social systems. SEABUS would like to encourage innovative approaches that explore new perspectives on the active role business could play for achieving a more sustainable future. Contributions should go beyond the current discussion of CSR, business and society, eco-efficiency, environmental management, corporate sustainability and the business case.

The deadline for paper submissions is 4 January 2008. More information about the Summer Academy and the SEABUS network can be found on the project website www.seabus-research.net.

For further information please contact:
Professor Frank Figge
Tel:    028 9097 1363       
Email:
f.figge@qub.ac.uk

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