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DRC Training Event

DRC Training Event

28 Mar 2015 10:00AM - 28 Mar 2015 3:00PM

Description: Participatory research with children and young people
Venue: Lanyon 0G.074
Booking info: To book a place please email l.sittlington@qub.ac.uk
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The legal needs of children and young people: the perspectives of young people and adult stakeholders

The legal needs of children and young people: the perspectives of young people and adult stakeholders

31 Mar 2015 12:30PM - 31 Mar 2015 2:00PM

Description:

SPEAKERS: Lesley Emerson and Karen Orr, School of Education, QUB

This research, carried out on behalf of the Department of Justice, set out to explore the need for legal services for children and young people (CYP) in Northern Ireland (NI). Interviews were carried out with key stakeholders with direct experience of the legal needs of CYP, a wide range of focus groups with CYP and an online survey of post-primary school pupils to ascertain their knowledge and understanding of their legal rights and needs. The research indicates that the vulnerability of children and young people and their relative dependency on adults brings about specific legal needs, such as, inter alia: accurate assessment of competence; appropriate communication skills for adults engaging with children and young people; the recognition of children as rights-holders with the particular right to have their views sought, listened to and taken seriously; adequate time for cases so that meaningful consultation can occur at each stage of the legal process; need for legal specialism in relation to the issues faced by children and young people; age appropriate treatment by police; child friendly facilities and age appropriate court proceedings. In particular the seminar will focus on fundamental barriers to meeting the legal needs of children and young people: their lack of knowledge and understanding of their legal rights; their lack of confidence in relation to safely exercising their legal rights, for fear of repercussion; and their lack of willingness to exercise rights because they feel it would make little difference.


Venue: Cathcart Room, School of Education, 69/71 University Street, Queen’s University Belfast
Booking info: REGISTRATION: This is an open and free event, but for numbers please RSVP h.bryson@qub.ac.uk

Autism Awareness Day Coffee Morning

Autism Awareness Day Coffee Morning

2 Apr 2015 11:00AM - 2 Apr 2015 12:30PM

Description:

The QUART (The Queens University Autism Research and Treatment) Forum, as part of the Centre for Behaviour Analysis, would like to invite you to an informal coffee morning to mark Autism Awareness Day on the 2nd of April 2015


Venue: The Exchange, School of Education, QUB, 69/71 University Street, Belfast
Booking info: REGISTRATION: This is an open and free event, but for numbers please register by e-mailing jan.speer@qub.ac.uk

DRC Training Event

DRC Training Event

15 Apr 2015 2:00PM - 15 Apr 2015 5:00PM

Description: 'Introduction to Multilevel Modeling' Facilitator: Prof Paul Connolly Previous knowledge: good grasp of descriptive statistics and basic understanding of the notion of statistical significance. Understanding of linear regression would be an advantage but not essential.
Venue: School of Education, 69/71 University Street, Room 01.012
Booking info: To book a place please email l.sittlington@qub.ac.uk
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DRC Training Event

DRC Training Event

16 Apr 2015 1:00PM - 16 Apr 2015 3:00PM

Description: Using single system research designs to collect evidence for educational interventions Facilitators: Prof Karola Dillenburger & Dr Katerina Dounavi
Venue: School of Education 69/71 University Street Room 0G.007
Booking info: To book a place please email l.sittlington@qub.ac.uk
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Inaugural Lecture - Prof Ruth Leitch

Inaugural Lecture - Prof Ruth Leitch

24 Apr 2015 4:00PM - 24 Apr 2015 7:00PM

Description:

Title: Crossing Borders in Educational Research: A narrative gaze.

Ruth is Professor of Education and Director of Research in the School of Education, Queen’s University Belfast, where previously she has been Head. Her research interests have focused on understanding children and young people, teachers' identities and, more recently, poverty and educational achievement in communities. Trained in experimental methods, she has been championing creative and arts-informed methods of inquiry in educational research and contemplates some of the triumphs and tensions experienced when researching across boundaries.


Venue: Council Chamber, QUB
Booking info: RSVP: by Monday 13 April to j.clawson@qub.ac.uk

Digital Stories

Digital Stories

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

Description:

What are digital stories? If you know about blogging you’ve already thought about digital platforms to engage an audience online. Like traditional media, you need a compelling story to engage an, audience. This workshop, led by journalist and producer Una Murphy, co-founder of VIEWdigital (http://viewdigital.org), will focus on platforms and practices to keep your audience coming back for more!


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

1 May 2015 10:00AM - 1 May 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 Recommended textbook: ‘Central Belfast’ A Historical Gazeter, M Patton (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society).


Venue: Meet at the front door of the Belfast City Council Information Centre, which is directly opposite the City Hall.
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Ayurveda: An Introduction

Ayurveda: An Introduction

2 May 2015 10:00AM - 2 May 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 diet and lifestyle changes you can make to bring balance into your life, treat symptoms and prevent disease.


Venue: Queen's Campus
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Men: Enhance Your Image

Men: Enhance Your Image

2 May 2015 10:00AM - 2 May 2015 1:00PM

Description: This half-day workshop will focus on colour 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 Campus
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How to Write for Profit and Pleasure

How to Write for Profit and Pleasure

9 May 2015 9:30AM - 9 May 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 Campus
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Public Speaking

Public Speaking

9 May 2015 10:00AM - 16 May 2015 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 course. 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. And it will help boost your confidence too. THIS IS A TWO DAY WORKSHOP ON SATURDAYS 9 AND 16 MAY, 10.00 AM TO 4.00 PM
Venue: Queen's Campus
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John de Courcy, Prince of Ulster

John de Courcy, Prince of Ulster

9 May 2015 10:00AM - 9 May 2015 4:00PM

Description: This course is an examination of the background, career and achievements of the first Anglo-Norman conqueror of Ulster. By looking at John’s origins this course will aim to explain why he chose to launch his invasion of the north of Ireland in 1177. It will examine the Battle of Downpatrick and John’s subsequent establishment of his lordship of Ulster, including a look at his subsequent military campaigns and political alliances. John’s patronage of the church was a crucial aspect of his new territory – he commissioned an influential history of St Patrick – and the course will consider foundation of monasteries such as Inch and Greyabbey. We shall also consider John’s principal castle at Carrickfergus and the power and influence it represented.
Venue: This class will take place in the Dobbs Room, Carrickfergus Civic Centre, 11 Antrim Street, Carrickfergus BT38 7DG
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Aromatherapy for Pleasure and Wellbeing

Aromatherapy for Pleasure and Wellbeing

9 May 2015 10:00AM - 9 May 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 getting 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 Campus
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Starting to Write

Starting to Write

16 May 2015 10:00AM - 16 May 2015 4:00PM

Description: f 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 Campus
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