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Irish Pronunciation Club

Irish Pronunciation Club

28 Sep 2015 6:00PM - 28 Sep 2015 9:00PM

Description:

One of the main obstacles to any language is pronunciation. This class is designed to go over Irish pronunciation in a relaxed format in preparation for further study. It will enhance your Irish language skills quickly and introduce basic vocabulary, making you more confident in your use of the language and in interaction with others.


Venue: Queen's University Campus
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From Cromwell to the Boyne

From Cromwell to the Boyne

2 Oct 2015 10:00AM - 9 Oct 2015 5:00PM

Description:

The first day of this 2-day course will explore Ireland during the civil war, focusing on Ulster. The aims and progress of the Confederacy will be considered along with the legacy of Cromwell's brutal crushing of the revolt. The second day will explore the culture and society of restoration Ulster; the impact of the Williamite wars and the subsequent Jacobite movement.


Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Career and Life Planning, Group 1

Career and Life Planning, Group 1

3 Oct 2015 9:30AM - 3 Oct 2015 4:30PM

Description:

‘Those who fail to plan can plan to fail’. Napoleon. This one day workshop will explore how to create more joy and fulfilment, by taking some time out to examine our lives and to obtain clarity on what we truly want. If your goal is to achieve a better work/life balance and to take practical steps to help you think better, feel better, work better and live better, this one day Career and Life Planning workshop is for you.


Venue: Queen's University Campus
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From Shakespeare to Purcell

From Shakespeare to Purcell

5 Oct 2015 10:00AM - 5 Oct 2015 5:00PM

Description:

Students will explore Shakespeare's masque sequences especially those in The Tempest and Macbeth. Spectacle, music and allegory burst into what had been fairly static and restrained theatre and continued to develop throughout the 17th century. Masques grew in ambition and complexity becoming nakedly political and fighting a long running battle with Puritanism. They emerged triumphant at the end of the century to leave legacies in opera, musicals, carnivals and even cinema.


Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Up and Down The City Streets: What's in a Name?

Up and Down The City Streets: What's in a Name?

9 Oct 2015 10:00AM - 9 Oct 2015 2:00PM

Description:

Squeeze Gut Entry, Water Street, Crooked Lane, Back of The River Mill Street, Hercules Street. This is just a small selection of the fascinating names that once adorned the streets of Belfast’s city centre. On this trip we will discover their history and their present day names. A map and a hand out highlighting all the streets will be included in the walk. Meeting place at the front door of the Belfast City Council Information Centre, which is directly opposite the City Hall


Venue: Walking tour of Belfast
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Aromatherapy for Pleasure and Wellbeing

Aromatherapy for Pleasure and Wellbeing

10 Oct 2015 10:00AM - 10 Oct 2015 4:00PM

Description:

This course is a fun guide to the use of essential oils for pleasure, relaxation and general wellbeing. The class will look at the history of aromatherapy for holistic health before getting a chance to experiment with smelling and blending oils, and get advice on how best to use some of the most commonly available oils at home to enhance rooms, baths and massage preparations.


Venue: Queen's University Campus
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British and Irish Women in the Great War

British and Irish Women in the Great War

10 Oct 2015 10:00AM - 10 Oct 2015 4:00PM

Description:

On the 100th anniversary of the execution of British nurse, Edith Cavell, who was shot for her role in helping Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium, this workshop will explore the role of women during the First World War. It will consider the various ways women contributed to the war effort at home and abroad. The course will include the opportunity to view a rare black and white film on Edith Cavell.


Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Builders of Belfast: A Walking Tour

Builders of Belfast: A Walking Tour

10 Oct 2015 10:00AM - 10 Oct 2015 4:00PM

Description:

Belfast was the fastest growing city in the UK at the end of the 19th Century. At one stage it grew faster than Chicago! But who were the builders and what are the best examples of their work? This course uses the term ‘builder’ in the widest sense to include architects, construction firms and developers. Belfast grew from a small market town at the beginning of the 19th Century to a major industrial city by its end. It developed quite differently from Dublin. This was due to the distinctive personality of its population and the imagination and drive of its builders. We will walk around central and South Belfast and visit some examples of the best of Belfast builders’ work including Charles Lanyon’s Queen’s University Main Building, Mount Charles and Alfred Brumwell Thomas’s Belfast City Hall. We will also look at the work of one of the biggest house building firms of the 19th Century – H and J Martin and walk around some of the nearby streets, including ‘the Holy Land’ all of which have the distinctive H and J Martin style. Finally, we will see who developed and built the Holy Land and Lower Stranmillis.


Venue: Queen's University Belfast
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Enhance Your Image: Men, Group 1

Enhance Your Image: Men, Group 1

10 Oct 2015 10:00AM - 10 Oct 2015 1:00PM

Description:

This half-day workshop will focus on colour analysis and style advice especially for men. Each participant will be tested with colour fabric swatches to determine which colours work best for them – including neutral colours for formal suits. General advice on dressing for specific body shapes, body language and personal presentation will be discussed.


Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Starting to Write, Group 1

Starting to Write, Group 1

10 Oct 2015 10:00AM - 10 Oct 2015 4:00PM

Description:

If you have ever wanted to write but feel you lack confidence, this one-day course has been designed to help you. Whether you are interested in writing fiction or writing about your own life, we will explore tips to ‘kick-start’ your writing, have fun with some ‘quick-fire’ writing exercises and take the fear out of sentences and paragraphs.


Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Stressbusters: How to Live a Calmer, Healthier, Happier Life

Stressbusters: How to Live a Calmer, Healthier, Happier Life

17 Oct 2015 10:00AM - 24 Oct 2015 4:30PM

Description:

Under the guidance of the award-winning journalist and author Alf McCreary, the participants will be given advice about turning their ideas into print, and they will also learn about publishing, book-writing, journalism, and other important aspects of the writing business. The course is held in an informal atmosphere, and it is aimed at people who have not written before, and also those who have produced written work which has not yet been published. Overall, the course is a unique and pleasurable learning experience for the participants and also the tutor.


Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Life Writing: An Introduction

Life Writing: An Introduction

17 Oct 2015 10:00AM - 17 Oct 2015 4:00PM

Description:

If you have ever wanted to write about your own life, this one-day course has been designed to help you. Whether you are interested in writing about career, family, or childhood, we will examine how photos and ‘objects’ can kick start memories, look at ways to ‘tease out’ memories and enjoy some writing exercises in a supportive workshop environment.


Venue: Queen's University Belfast
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Know Thyself: An Introductory Myers-Briggs Workshop

Know Thyself: An Introductory Myers-Briggs Workshop

17 Oct 2015 10:00AM - 17 Oct 2015 4:00PM

Description:

Are you the intuitive type? The cool rational type? Perhaps you are the warm feeling type who puts people issues first? Or maybe a happy little sensualist who enjoys the nice material goodies of life? During this workshop you can explore your personality type and preferences through the well-established Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), widely used in career, personal development and counselling settings. It is designed to help people understand themselves and others' individual personalities and points of view, their gifts (and blind spots!) and to provide a helpful foundation for personal and interpersonal understanding and growth. You will be enabled to make a self-assessment of your type and learn the implications of this type for lifestyle, choice of career, workstyle and relationships. You should come away with a greater understanding and appreciation of what you have to offer the world as well as increased tolerance for the points of view of others.


Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Builders of North Belfast: A Walking Tour

Builders of North Belfast: A Walking Tour

17 Oct 2015 10:00AM - 17 Oct 2015 4:00PM

Description:

North Belfast grew rapidly along the spine of the Antrim Road in the second half of the 19th Century. It evolved from farmland interspersed with country estates to an up market middle class area before changing rapidly again to a densely populated mixed income area. All this happened within 50 years. But who were its builders and what are the best examples of their work? This course uses the term ‘builder’ in the widest sense to include architects, construction firms and developers. We will walk from Carlisle Circus up to Fortwilliam and visit some examples of the best of local house builders’ work and also the major civil engineering feat of the Belfast Waterworks. We will make use of public transport where relevant and there will be an opportunity to have lunch during the course of the walk.


Venue: Meet at bus stop in Queen's Street, Belfast for buses leaving for the Antrim Road
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Stressbusters: How to Live a Calmer, Healthier, Happier Life

Stressbusters: How to Live a Calmer, Healthier, Happier Life

17 Oct 2015 10:00AM - 17 Oct 2015 4:00PM

Description:

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the speed and stress of modern living? Do you long to spend more time doing things you love with people you love but somehow there just isn’t enough of you to go round! Holistic therapist and stress counsellor, Rosie Cowan, is offering what promises to be an entertaining day to help you decide on your priorities and stake out the energy vampires. You’ll come away with a whole menu of physical and mental tactics to banish anxiety, insomnia and lethargy and replace them with a newfound serenity and zest for life. Get your mind, body and soul back on track with Stressbusters!


Venue: Queen's University Campus
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How to Write for Profit and Pleasure, Group 1

How to Write for Profit and Pleasure, Group 1

24 Oct 2015 9:30AM - 24 Oct 2015 4:30PM

Description:

Under the guidance of the award-winning journalist and author Alf McCreary, the participants will be given advice about turning their ideas into print, and they will also learn about publishing, book-writing, journalism, and other important aspects of the writing business. The course is held in an informal atmosphere, and it is aimed at people who have not written before, and also those who have produced written work which has not yet been published. Overall, the course is a unique and pleasurable learning experience for the participants and also the tutor.


Venue: Quun's University Campus
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Ayurveda: An Introduction, Group 1

Ayurveda: An Introduction, Group 1

24 Oct 2015 10:00AM - 24 Oct 2015 4:00PM

Description: Ayurveda is the ancient healing system of India. It is rooted in the principle that spirit, mind and body are inextricably linked. According to Ayurveda, each of us has a unique psycho/physiological body type, which determines our individual traits and tendencies. In this workshop you will learn about your constitution and how to appreciate and make the best use of your unique qualities. Inappropriate diet and lifestyle lead to certain symptoms which, in turn, will eventually cause disease. We will look at practical dietary and lifestyle changes you can make to bring balance into your life, treat symptoms and prevent disease.
Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Interview Skills for Job Applicants, Group 1

Interview Skills for Job Applicants, Group 1

24 Oct 2015 10:00AM - 24 Oct 2015 4:30PM

Description:

Many people see the interview as a major obstacle to obtaining employment/promotion. This course aims at improving your interview performance by helping you to recognise your main selling points in terms of skills, knowledge and experience. It will help you select and express information proficiently on an application form and at interview, as well as coaching you in how to anticipate and respond to questions.


Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Ayurveda: An Introduction, Group 1

Ayurveda: An Introduction, Group 1

24 Oct 2015 10:00AM - 24 Oct 2015 4:00PM

Description:

Ayurveda is the ancient healing system of India. It is rooted in the principle that spirit, mind and body are inextricably linked. According to Ayurveda, each of us has a unique psycho/physiological body type, which determines our individual traits and tendencies. In this workshop you will learn about your constitution and how to appreciate and make the best use of your unique qualities. Inappropriate diet and lifestyle lead to certain symptoms which, in turn, will eventually cause disease. We will look at practical dietary and lifestyle changes you can make to bring balance into your life, treat symptoms and prevent disease.


Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Assertiveness: An Introduction

Assertiveness: An Introduction

31 Oct 2015 9:30AM - 31 Oct 2015 4:30PM

Description:

Assertiveness is the art of clear, honest, direct communication, and in this one day course we will look at the core skills required, the importance of matching non-verbal communication and how to tackle the barriers to naturally being assertive.


Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: An Introduction, Group 1

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: An Introduction, Group 1

31 Oct 2015 10:00AM - 31 Oct 2015 4:00PM

Description:

This is a one-day experiential introduction to Mindfulness. It has been known for centuries in the meditative tradition that the sustained practice of mindfulness meditation can have profoundly healing and transformative effects in one’s life. Mindfulness is the ability to engage with the present moment without stress provoking negative judgments. Participants will learn the basic units of Mindfulness in action.


Venue: Queen's University Campus
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4th Centre for Behaviour analysis/QUART Conference Multidisciplinary work in Autism: How can Behaviour Analysis Help

4th Centre for Behaviour analysis/QUART Conference Multidisciplinary work in Autism: How can Behaviour Analysis Help

6 Nov 2015 9:30AM - 6 Nov 2015 4:00PM

Description:

This is an all-day conference that makes a difference. Setting local experience and expertise into international context, this conference is scientific, evidence-based and participatory. International keynote speakers will demonstrate how behaviour analysis can be utilised to enhance multidisciplinary work in Autism for a range of different professions, including clinical psychology, speech and language therapy, nursing, teaching, and psychiatry. BACB Continued Education Units will be offered free of charge.

Keynote Speakers:
Dr Javier Virues-Ortega, Clinical Psychologist, BCBA-D ; Auckland University, New Zealand;
Bethan Mair Williams, Speech and Language Therapist BCBA;
Professor Dr med. Hanns Rüdiger Röttgers, Psychiatrist; Uni. of Appl. Science, Germany;
Patrick McCormack, School’s principal/parent of child with autism.
Liam McDermot, Nurse, Western Health and Social care Trust, Northern Ireland.

Call for Papers information: The ‘Call for Papers’ allows you to take an active part in this conference and makes the conference uniquely hands-on. We welcome researchers, students, and professionals from education, behaviour support, social care, and health, as well as parents and individuals affected by ASD to present their findings from evidence-based interventions and multidisciplinary collaborations. Proposals for oral presentations and posters are invited under the following four themes:
• Medical perspectives: Behavioural pediatrics
• Psychological perspectives: Educational and Clinical Psychology
• Communication/language assessment and teaching
• Educational practice and collaborations.
E-mail abstracts to Lisa Ruddy
Peer-review decisions: Abstracts will be assessed on a rolling basis and candidates will be notified within 1 month of submission. Final deadline for abstract submissions: 15 September 2015 Accepted presenters (one per paper/poster) are automatically registered for the conference.


Venue: Whitla Hall, Queen's University Belfast,
Booking info: REGISTRATION: There is no registration fee, but to attend you must register online A light lunch, tea and coffee will be provided
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Mastering Your Motivation

Mastering Your Motivation

7 Nov 2015 9:30AM - 7 Nov 2015 4:30PM

Description:

Developing self-discipline and will power are important qualities that make a big difference to achieving goals and maximising our potential in any area of our lives. This one-day motivational workshop will provide practical tools to help you gain more clarity on what you really want from life and how to keep motivated when the going gets tough.


Venue: Queen's Campus
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How to Lighten Up Your Life

How to Lighten Up Your Life

7 Nov 2015 10:00AM - 7 Nov 2015 1:00PM

Description:

This course will empower you with practical skills which will enable you to increase your levels of energy and enjoyment in daily life. It will include simple yet effective relaxation techniques, creative mind work, tension and anger release skills and finding a balance in work and life.


Venue: Queen's Campus
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Irish: Conversational, Intermediate

Irish: Conversational, Intermediate

7 Nov 2015 10:00AM - 7 Nov 2015 4:00PM

Description:

This one-day course will enable students to discuss current affairs, social and cultural affairs. It will equip them with the necessary vocabulary and grammar and will use articles and radio programmes. The tutor is the presenter of a magazine programme on Raidió Fáilte, as well as a news reporter.


Venue: Queen's Campus
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Presentation Skills

Presentation Skills

7 Nov 2015 10:00AM - 7 Nov 2015 4:00PM

Description:

This is a 2 day workshop on Saturday 7 and 14 November. Presentation skills are useful in many aspects of life. Gaining confidence to speak in front of groups is an opportunity to help gain confidence to deliver a strong and structured presentation. You will create your presentation using a step by step process, completing the programme by delivering a short presentation receiving both verbal and written feedback on your performance.


Venue: Queen's Campus
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Unlocking Nutritional Health, Group 1

Unlocking Nutritional Health, Group 1

14 Nov 2015 10:00AM - 14 Nov 2015 4:00PM

Description:

This one-day workshop on nutritional health is designed to equip participants with the tools to assess their diet against current best-practice, identifying key areas for change. Significantly, participants will also be supported in identifying personal barriers to dietary change and corresponding behaviour change techniques, to facilitate the development of lifelong healthy eating habits.


Venue: Queen's Campus
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Drawing on Life

Drawing on Life

20 Nov 2015 10:00AM - 20 Nov 2015 4:00PM

Description: This is an intensive day of drawing for anyone interested in developing their skills. Drawing is a core activity for developing ideas and a response to visual stimulus. The workshop will explore the immediate power of drawing; as a way of communicating, expressing emotion, a form of visual enquiry. The workshop will encourage the practice of concentrated viewing. We will journey through light and shade, drawing from the subconscious and choosing from a range of still life materials. Students should bring drawing paper, pencils (a range of leads), charcoal (1 box) and artists' drawing pens.
Venue: Queen's Campus
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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: An Introduction, Group 2

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: An Introduction, Group 2

5 Dec 2015 10:00AM - 5 Dec 2015 4:00PM

Description: This is a one-day experiential introduction to Mindfulness. It has been known for centuries in the meditative tradition that the sustained practice of mindfulness meditation can have profoundly healing and transformative effects in one’s life. Mindfulness is the ability to engage with the present moment without stress provoking negative judgments. Participants will learn the basic units of Mindfulness in action.
Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Act French!

Act French!

20 Jan 2016 2:00PM - 20 Jan 2016 4:00PM

Description: This short course on Wednesdays 20 and 27 January will suit students with an intermediate level of French. It will provide opportunities for students to improve their communication skills in French while improving their pronunciation, developing their vocabulary and boosting their confidence. The short course will consist of short, guided improvisations, writing short scripts and acting out short scenes from famous French works.
Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Career and Life Planning, Group 2

Career and Life Planning, Group 2

23 Jan 2016 9:30AM - 23 Jan 2016 4:30PM

Description: ‘Those who fail to plan can plan to fail’. Napoleon. This one day workshop will explore how to create more joy and fulfilment, by taking some time out to examine our lives and to obtain clarity on what we truly want. If your goal is to achieve a better work/life balance and to take practical steps to help you think better, feel better, work better and live better, this one day Career and Life Planning workshop is for you.
Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Unlocking Nutritional Health, Group 2

Unlocking Nutritional Health, Group 2

23 Jan 2016 10:00AM - 23 Jan 2016 4:00PM

Description: This one-day workshop on nutritional health is designed to equip participants with the tools to assess their diet against current best-practice, identifying key areas for change. Significantly, participants will also be supported in identifying personal barriers to dietary change and corresponding behaviour change techniques, to facilitate the development of lifelong healthy eating habits.
Venue: Queen's University Campus
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A Crime without a Name: The Jewish Holocaust

A Crime without a Name: The Jewish Holocaust

23 Jan 2016 10:00AM - 23 Jan 2016 1:00PM

Description: This is a short 2 day course on Saturdays 23 and 30 January. Referring to the first reports of Nazi butchery in Russia, Winston Churchill said in August 1941, ‘We are in the presence of a crime without a name.’ That crime was the Jewish Holocaust. In the first session we will explore the historical record, racist ideology and decision making process that led to the Nazi Genocide. In the second session we will engage with the experiences and perspectives of the victims and survivors and reflect upon both the Holocaust’s horror and its legacy and meaning today.
Venue: Queen's University Campus
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How to Write for Profit and Pleasure, Group 2

How to Write for Profit and Pleasure, Group 2

30 Jan 2016 9:30AM - 30 Jan 2016 4:30PM

Description: Under the guidance of the award-winning journalist and author Alf McCreary, the participants will be given advice about turning their ideas into print, and they will also learn about publishing, book-writing, journalism, and other important aspects of the writing business. The course is held in an informal atmosphere, and it is aimed at people who have not written before, and also those who have produced written work which has not yet been published. Overall, the course is a unique and pleasureable learning experience for the participants and also the tutor.
Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Enhance Your Image: Men, Group 2

Enhance Your Image: Men, Group 2

30 Jan 2016 10:00AM - 30 Jan 2016 1:00PM

Description: This half-day workshop will focus on colour analysis and style advice especially for men. Each participant will be tested with colour fabric swatches to determine which colours work best for them – including neutral colours for formal suits. General advice on dressing for specific body shapes, body language and personal presentation will be discussed.
Venue: Queen's University Campus
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French Pronunciation Clinic

French Pronunciation Clinic

3 Feb 2016 2:00PM - 3 Feb 2016 5:00PM

Description: This is a short 2 week course on Wednesdays 3 and 10 February. Pronounce French with a real French flair! In a fun and relaxed format, you will participate in special targeted exercises and readings to quickly enhance your French language skills, vocabulary and to help shed your native accent. Whether you have taken just a bit of basic French, studied it in college or spent loads of time trying to speak in France, you will immediately notice positive results and feel much more confident interacting in the French language.
Venue: Queen's University Campus
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William the Conqueror

William the Conqueror

6 Feb 2016 10:00AM - 6 Feb 2016 4:00PM

Description: This course will explore the life and reign of England’s first Norman king and his consolidation of power in England. Topics to be covered include the Battle of Hastings, the ‘Harrying of the North’, and the making of the Domesday Book, as well as his impact on the aristocracy, church, culture and language.
Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Starting to Write, Group 2

Starting to Write, Group 2

6 Feb 2016 10:00AM - 6 Feb 2016 4:00PM

Description: If you have ever wanted to write but feel you lack confidence, this one-day course has been designed to help you. Whether you are interested in writing fiction or writing about your own life, we will explore tips to ‘kick-start’ your writing, have fun with some ‘quick-fire’ writing exercises and take the fear out of sentences and paragraphs.
Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Effective Curriulum Vitae Writing

Effective Curriulum Vitae Writing

12 Feb 2016 10:00AM - 12 Feb 2016 4:00PM

Description: This course is aimed at people who want to brush up their CV writing skills. Participants will be given an insight into what makes an effective CV, what employers are looking for and targeting it for specific jobs. Each participant will have the structure of their own CV to take away with them.
Venue: Queen's University Campus
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French Grammar Clinic

French Grammar Clinic

17 Feb 2016 2:00PM - 17 Feb 2016 5:00PM

Description: This is a short 2 day course on Wednesdays 17 and 24 February. This short course will suit students with an intermediate level of French. The first day will focus on verbs (tenses and moods). The second will be tailor-made to answer students' questions and doubts raised at the end of the first day on any aspect of French grammar. This course aims to tackle problems faced by students whose first language is not French.
Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: An Introduciton, Group 3

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: An Introduciton, Group 3

20 Feb 2016 10:00AM - 20 Feb 2016 4:00PM

Description: This is a one-day experiential introduction to Mindfulness. It has been known for centuries in the meditative tradition that the sustained practice of mindfulness meditation can have profoundly healing and transformative effects in one’s life. Mindfulness is the ability to engage with the present moment without stress provoking negative judgments. Participants will learn the basic units of Mindfulness in action.
Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Public Speaking

Public Speaking

27 Feb 2016 10:00AM - 27 Feb 2016 4:00PM

Description: Many people fear speaking in front of others. If this is you and you have to make presentations, whether at work or socially, then why not come along to this friendly and practical 2 day course on Saturdays 27 February and 5 March. You will learn how to handle nerves, how to prepare and present your material as well as yourself and make the most of your voice. You will have the opportunity to deliver a variety of presentations, receive feedback and pick up useful tips along the way. It will help boost your confidence too.
Venue: Queen's University Campus
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French: Toujours Prêt!: French for the Worst-Case Scenario

French: Toujours Prêt!: French for the Worst-Case Scenario

2 Mar 2016 2:00PM - 27 Feb 2016 4:00PM

Description:

This short course on Wednesdays 2 and 9 March is suitable for students with an intermediate level of French. What do you do when a French ATM swallows your bank card? You miss your connecting flight? The train conductor catches you with a non-validated ticket? We will take a fun approach to dealing with nightmarish scenarios that befall the traveller to France.


Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Interview Skills for Job Applicants, Group 2

Interview Skills for Job Applicants, Group 2

5 Mar 2016 10:00AM - 5 Mar 2016 4:30PM

Description: Many people see the interview as a major obstacle to obtaining employment/promotion. This course aims at improving your interview performance by helping you to recognise your main selling points in terms of skills, knowledge and experience. It will help you select and express information proficiently on an application form and at interview, as well as coaching you in how to anticipate and respond to questions.
Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Coping with Anger and Creating Calm

Coping with Anger and Creating Calm

5 Mar 2016 10:00AM - 5 Mar 2016 1:00PM

Description: When living/working under pressure, people find anger and hostility to be damaging to their health and well-being. This practical workshop will identify how we react to pressure, ask where the anger is coming from, and look at skills for creating calmness and happiness in life.
Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Ayurveda: An Introduction, Group 2

Ayurveda: An Introduction, Group 2

5 Mar 2016 10:00AM - 5 Mar 2016 4:00PM

Description: Ayurveda is the ancient healing system of India. It is rooted in the principle that spirit, mind and body are inextricably linked. According to Ayurveda, each of us has a unique psycho/physiological body type, which determines our individual traits and tendencies. In this 2 day workshop on Saturdays 5 and 12 March you will learn about your constitution and how to appreciate and make the best use of your unique qualities. Inappropriate diet and lifestyle lead to certain symptoms which, in turn, will eventually cause disease. We will look at practical dietary and lifestyle changes you can make to bring balance into your life, treat symptoms and prevent disease.
Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Assertiveness: Dealing with Conflict and Criticism

Assertiveness: Dealing with Conflict and Criticism

12 Mar 2016 9:30AM - 12 Mar 2016 4:30PM

Description: Assertiveness is the art of ‘clear, honest, direct communication’. Following on from ‘Assertiveness: An Introduction’ course, this workshop looks at guidelines for handling criticism and conflict more effectively, and the underlying dynamics of human interaction.
Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Irish: Conversational, Advanced

Irish: Conversational, Advanced

12 Mar 2016 10:00AM - 12 Mar 2016 4:00PM

Description: his one-day course will enable students to discuss social, cultural and current affairs in Irish. They will acquire the necessary vocabulary building and grammar skills and articles and radio programmes will be utilised. It is suitable for those who participated in the similar (Intermediate) Autumn course as well as anyone with a good standard of Irish. The tutor is a presenter of a magazine programme on Raidió Fáilte.
Venue: Queen's University Campus
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French: Let's Write French

French: Let's Write French

16 Mar 2016 2:00PM - 16 Mar 2016 4:00PM

Description: Over the course of two short sessions on Wednesdays 16 and 23 March, we will look at how to write in French. You will feel more confident writing a postcard to your French friends, an email to request a quote for car hire or a text message to let your gite owner know your ferry has been delayed. This course is suitable for people with an intermediate level of French.
Venue: Queen's University Campus
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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: An Introduction, Group 4

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: An Introduction, Group 4

19 Mar 2016 10:00AM - 19 Mar 2016 4:00PM

Description: This is a one-day experiential introduction to Mindfulness. It has been known for centuries in the meditative tradition that the sustained practice of mindfulness meditation can have profoundly healing and transformative effects in one’s life. Mindfulness is the ability to engage with the present moment without stress provoking negative judgments. Participants will learn the basic units of Mindfulness in action.
Venue: Queen's University Campus
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A Visit to the Historic Clifton Street Graveyard

A Visit to the Historic Clifton Street Graveyard

19 Mar 2016 10:00AM - 19 Mar 2016 2:00PM

Description: Clifton Street Graveyard, opened in 1794, houses the many thousands of burials that reflect the highs and lows of 18th and 19th century Belfast society. They include the Dunville family (Whiskey), Heron (Ulster Bank), Ewart (Linen) and United Irishmen eg Henry Joy McCracken, Thomas McCabe, William Steel Dickson and Dr William Drennan. Sadly, you will also find a mass grave; the resting place for thousands of disease and famine victims. A map of the graveyard will be included in the visit.
Venue: Clifton Street Graveyard
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In the footsteps of Patrick Brontë

In the footsteps of Patrick Brontë

19 Mar 2016 10:30AM - 19 Mar 2016 4:00PM

Description: Few people are aware that the eccentric father of the world's most famous literary daughters was from County Down. This day trip tells the story of Patrick Brontë's rise from a two-roomed cottage in Drumballyroney to his acceptance into the hallowed walls of St John's College, Cambridge. We will trace the trajectory of the influences that shaped the former blacksmith's apprentice and father of literary genius from his ill-fated post as master of the local school, to the church where he preached his first service after he graduated, finishing at his mother Alice McGlory's cottage.
Venue: Meet at St John the Evangelist, Banbridge
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