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Progress in Medieval Irish Lexicography Conference

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Xth Biennial Conference of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry

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Prizegiving Ceremony

Prizegiving video

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1st Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference (ILinC) 14-15 October 2011

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Conference: 23-24 September 2011.

Conference: Cultures of Violence

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International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies

Translation, Interpreting, and the Politics of Recognition

We are delighted to host this, the fourth triennial IATIS conference. This is the first time that this prestigious event has taken place in Europe. It runs from the 23rd to the 27th July, and features five plenaries - Ciaran Carson (Queen’s), Hillary Footitt (Reading), Moira Inghilleri (Massachusets), Radwa Ashour (Cairo) and José Mario Francisco(Manila) -, over two hundred and seventy papers, and two extended workshops.  The event is part-funded by the European Union Directorate General for Translation, and the EU Director General will also address the Conference on the challenges facing today’s multilingual Europe.

For further information, please contact local organiser David Johnston at

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Interpreting (Sign) Funding Packages

The School of Modern Languages at Queen’s University will offer a new fully-accredited MA in Interpreting (Sign/English) from September 2012. This is part of a suite of programmes that includes the MA in Translation, and MA in Interpreting (Polish/English; Mandarin/English; Russian/English).

Full details, including how to apply, are available at:

A number of funding packages for the MA in Interpreting (Sign/English), including full fee waiver and a limited stipend, are availablefrom the School of Modern Languages. If you wish to be considered for one of these, your application must be accepted by 31 August 2012. It is your responsibility to ensure that you apply early enough in order to be admitted to the programme by that due date.

For further information and full details on how to apply forfunding, see click here.

Should you require any assistance or clarification, please contact Professor David Johnston at

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On Friday 7 September all new undergraduate students in the School of Modern Languages were e-mailed with details of their Welcome Week induction with the School of Modern Languages.  If you have not yet received an e-mail, please contact the School Manager, Ms Deirdre McCrory (

We have today (Monday 10th September) posted information on the web about enrolment and registration arrangements for our Level 1 (first-year) modules, as well as information on books you will need to purchase for each module.

We look forward to meeting you on Monday 17 September for Welcome Week.

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A head start in the graduate job market for final-year linguists

It may be a bit of a cliché, but in the 'current economic climate', it's even more important for students to use their final year wisely to get their skills profile right for the job market. To give our students a head-start on the graduate job market, the School of Modern Langauges has drawn together a variety of QUB staff, employers, students and alumni to give our final-year students insights into the opportunities that are out there for them when they graduate next year. It will also be an opportunity for students to meet their personal tutor in Modern Languages – they will have an important role in advising, providing academic and pastoral support, and helping students make the most of the feedback we provide. There’ll also be an opportunity to meet up with fellow students and tutors over a glass of wine at the end of the day. 

We hope it will be a useful, informative and enjoyable start to the academic year, and we look forward to seeing all our finalists there.

This event will begin at 2.30pm on Wednesday 26th September in 6 College Park 0G/026 (Sociology and Social Work Building, beside the McClay Library) and will conclude with a Welcome Back reception in the QFT foyer to mark the opening of the Places and Cultures Photographic Exhibition.

Outline programme:

2.30pm Welcome and Introduction from Prof. Janice Carruthers, Head of School
2.45pm Career Opportunities for graduates of French, German, Irish and Spanish: Julie Gerrish, Careers Adviser, Careers, Employability and Skills
3.35pm  Break
3.45 pm EU Careers – a presentation on opportunities in the EU: SML staff & Russell Donaldson, Queen’s EU Careers Ambassador
4.00pm Opportunities for Languages Graduates in PWC: Mark McBurney and Catherine McAleese, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Alumni panel: Insights from former students

Conor Brady, Department for Employment & Learning

Eimear Callaghan, ni2012/13 ‘Our time, our Place’ Project Officer, NITB

Gavin Hampton, CitiGroup

Karen Kirby, BBC

Mark McBurney and Catherine McAleese, PricewaterhouseCoopers

5pm Personal Tutor meetings
5.15pm Welcome Back Reception and Opening of ‘Places and Cultures’ photographic exhibition in the QFT

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Enrolment and Registation


The QSIS registration wizard will open for all students on Wednesday 12th September. New and returning students in the School of Modern Languages have been e-mailed information about how to access the wizard and complete their academic enrolment. If you are a first-year student from another Academic School at Queen's (eg. English, Law, Management) who is enrolling on Modern Languages modules, you will find practical guidance on completing enrolment here.


All first-year students can access Reading Lists for their modules by clicking here.


Details of introductory meetings in Week 1 for Level 2 and Level 3 core language modules have been e-mailed to returning students. Information on French and German meetings is given below:

French Level 2 Intro Meeting (FRH2001) – Monday 24 September @ 3pm in David Bates Building DBB/0G/005

French Level 3 Intro Meeting (FRH3001) – Monday 24 September @ 12noon in 6 University Square/G05

German Level 3 Intro Meeting (GER3001)  – Monday 24 September @ 2pm in 12 University Square,101

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Derecho a ver: Documentary film festival

The Latin American Studies Forum will be hosting the Derecho a ver documentary film festival as part of its programme of events for this year.

Derecho a Ver is a travelling exhibition of human rights documentaries visiting cities and towns in Colombia and further afield. This is the first screening of the series outside of Latin America.  The festival is open to the public and admission is free.

Click here for further information on the documentaries included in the programme. The full programme of events organised by the Forum is available here.

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