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UG Offer Holder Events

The School of Biological Sciences Undergraduate Offer Holder Events are taking place on Thursday 18 February, 2pm - 5.30pm and Saturday 20 February, 12pm - 5pm.

The event will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Meet the academics on your course of choice.
  • Find out more about your undergraduate degree including course content, hours of study, assessment methods and career opportunities.
  • Speak with current students about their personal experiences and gain a real insight into what student life at Queen’s could be like for you.
  • Learn more about the range of study abroad and employability opportunities.
  • View our state-of-the art learning facilities.
  • Take a guided tour of the Campus and accommodation at Elms Village (Optional).

Please complete the form below to book your place for one of the events:

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QUB-China Scholarship Council Joint Awards 2016

Information on the QUB-China Scholarship Council Joint Awards 2016 is available at:

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We are delighted to inform you of the launch of this year’s scholarships funded by Santander UK, with the assistance of Grupo Santander to support scholarship and mobility in the context of exchanges between Queen's University and universities within the Santander Universidades Network in UK, Europe and overseas.

Queen’s University Belfast is proud to be a member of the prestigious international Santander Universities network, which brings together almost 1,000 universities, including Spain, Portugal, Latin America and the UK.

This strategic partnership between Queen’s University Belfast and Santander has created a range of opportunities for both staff and students to participate in a range of activities and to encourage exchange and interaction between members of the University and other member universities of the Santander Universities Network. 

To find out more about Santander Universities visit

Application Process and Deadlines

Candidates are invited to apply by sending a CV and completed application form by email to the Head of School ( by Monday 14 December 2015.

This is a valuable funding opportunity for Queen’s students, particularly PGT and PGR students, and/or staff interested in international collaborative links with partner institutions in Europe and worldwide. 

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Postgraduate Research Information Evening - 25 November 2015

The Postgraduate Research Information Evening is scheduled for Wednesday 25 November 2015. For further information on the event and how to register please click here.

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Canned Ecology Roadshow

Congratulations to Prof Mark Emmerson, Prof Jaimie Dick, Dr Tancredi Caruso and Dr Nessa O'Connor who recently won an award from the NERC to celebrate their 50th anniversary and a series of summer outreach events. They have bundled four NERC projects together (CBESS, MERP, SSP, and freshwater invasives) for this to produce a mobile outreach platform - a trailer with mobile touch tank and associated banners etc.

They took this up to Stormont for the launch of NI Environment week and had a lot of interactions with MLAs (Anna Lo, Steven Agnew, and Basil McCrea) and Stormont staffers.

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University Tutors Required

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to enable the School of Biological Sciences to compile a list of Tutors.  A list of subject areas for which applications are invited is set out below.

Successful applications will be fully responsible for the delivery of teaching and conduct of assessment to agreed standards.  They will be engaged under a contract for services and will not be employees of the University.

Subject areas:
•    Biochemistry / Mammalian Biochemistry
•    Biology / Biological Diversity
•    Bioscience Skills
•    Genetics
•    Mammalian Biochemistry
•    Marine Biology
•    Microbiology
•    Molecular Biology
•    The Immune System
•    Nutrition/ Diet and Health
•    Food Science/Food Chemistry
•    Food Processing
•    Farm Animal Health

Payment:  This will be at the rate of between £22 and £33 dependent on experience and the nature of the teaching/course support required.

Application: Interested individuals are requested to submit a full CV to Jenny Williamson – at the School of Biological Sciences by 31 July 2015 or alternatively if you wish to discuss any of the above contact 028 90 975786.

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Scholarships Plus Awards up to £2,500.

Queen’s University is delighted to introduce a brand new SCHOLARSHIPS PLUS AWARD
scheme for 2015 entry.  You can choose between:

  • a tuition fee scholarship
  • a tuition fee scholarship combined with accommodation and lifestyle benefits

Scholarship awards up to £2,500 are available and apply to each year of study.   [More...]

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