Cultural History

Queen's hosts the British Shakespeare Conference

21/06/2018 - The British Shakespeare Association Conference took place at Queen's from 14–17 June 2018.

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Awards and Recognition

Queen's University Teaching Awards 2018

18/06/2018 - Ten individuals and teams from across the University have received Queen's University Teaching Awards in 2018 in recognition of their excellence in teaching and learning.

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Fulbright Scholarship awarded to research the US government's involvement in the NI Peace Process

18/06/2018 - An academic from Queen's has been awarded a UK-US Fulbright Visiting Scholarship to the US to explore the role of Irish-America and the US government in both the Northern Ireland conflict and peace process.

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Queen's academic receives first US-UK Fulbright Scholarship in Social Work since 1967

18/06/2018 - An academic from Queen's has been awarded the first UK Fulbright Scholarship award in the discipline of Social Work for over 50 years.


Wiles Lecture Series 2018

13/06/2018 - This year's Wiles Lecture Series, organised by the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP), took place from Wednesday 16 – Saturday 19 May.

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Awards and Recognition

Staff recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List

12/06/2018 - Two members of Queen's staff have been honoured in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List.

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Queen's wins at Royal College of Physicians Awards

5/06/2018 - Queen's Making Insulin Treatment Safer (MITS) Team has won The Royal College of Physicians 2018 Education Award for Excellence in Patient Care.


Queen's academics launch landmark book: The Cambridge History of Ireland

15/05/2018 - Academics from Queen's are part of a team of leading historians from around the world who have contributed to one of the most comprehensive and authoritative compilations of the history of Ireland.

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9/05/2018 - Professor Duncan Burns, currently based in the Institute for Global Food Security, has received the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Anne Bennett Memorial Award for Distinguished Service.

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Queen's Professor to receive Royal Geographical Society Award

4/05/2018 - Professor Keith Lilley, from the School of Natural and Built Environment, has been announced as the recipient of the Royal Geographical Society's (RGS) Cuthbert Peek Award.

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Global Health Symposium 2018

25/04/2018 - The Global Health Symposium 2018 will take place over the 26–27 April, at Riddel Hall.

Equality and Diversity

National recognition for Queen's Equality and Diversity Champions

24/04/2018 - On Friday 23 March 2018, the winners of the Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Awards were announced at Titanic Belfast and it was a night of celebration for the University which collected two awards for its work in this field.

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19/04/2018 - Professor Bob Elwood has won a major award for his pioneering research into the question of whether crustaceans can and do feel pain, and the impact of that research.

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Queen's wins two DANI Awards for Clearing Campaign 2017

16/04/2018 - The University has won two prestigious DANI (Digital Advertising Northern Ireland) Awards for 'Best Digital Advertising Campaign' and 'Best Campaign in Education' for the Clearing Campaign 2017.

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Queen's poet wins prestigious poetry award

28/03/2018 - Queen's poet Dr Leontia Flynn has been awarded the Irish Times Poetry Now Award.

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Queen's to host Europe's largest History Conference

28/03/2018 - Queen's will play host to the European Social Science History Conference from Wednesday 4 – Saturday 7 April 2018.


Queen's researcher awarded Royal Academy of Engineering research fellowship

16/03/2018 - Dr Myra Lydon, from Queen's School of Natural and Built Environment has been awarded a prestigious Research Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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14/03/2018 - A Queen's postdoctoral researcher has been awarded a Charlemont Grant by the Royal Irish Academy (RIA).

Children's Rights

Queen's research team produce first-of-its-kind, child-friendly report for the UN

7/03/2018 - A team of researchers from Queen's Centre for Children's Rights have produced a child-friendly version of a report entitled 'Children's Rights and the Environment' for the United Nations (UN).



28/02/2018 - A collaborative research partnership involving Queen's has won the Asthma / COPD Project of the Year at the 19th Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards.

Culture and Arts

Second award in six months for Queen's composer

26/02/2018 - Professor Piers Hellawell, from the School or Arts, English and Languages, is one of eleven UK composers to win the 2018 Composers' Fund awards made by the PRS Foundation for Music in London.

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Two Queen’s academics win prestigious wireless industry awards

7/02/2018 - Videos on the work of two Queen’s researchers have been selected as Gold and Silver Prize winners of the 2018 Mobile World Scholar Challenge.


Queen's staff and alumni mark the suffragettes centenary

7/02/2018 - Queen's staff and alumni were involved in a number of events to mark the centenary of the enfranchisement of women in Britain and Ireland in 1918.

Diversity and Inclusion

Queen's University shortlisted for national diversity awards

10/01/2018 - The new year brought good news for the University, which has been shortlisted for a number of national diversity awards.

Research and Engagement

New Centre for Public History launched at Queen’s

20/12/2017 - Queen's has launched a new Centre for Public History at an international conference entitled 'Why Public History?', held at the University from 7–8 December 2017.


Queen's Researchers win prestigious International Communications Award

15/12/2017 - Drs Hien Quoc Ngo and Michalis Matthaiou (Centre for Wireless Innovation, ECIT, Queen's University Belfast) have received the 2017 IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Leonard G Abraham Prize.


Major Award and a UK first for Queen's Biological Sciences Lecturer

7/12/2017 - An academic from the Institute for Global Food Security has won a major award – and made a little history – for his contributions to peer-reviewing.

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Queen’s historian launches a new book on the history of the future

13/11/2017 - An historian from Queen’s has released a new book which surveys early twentieth-century predictions about future developments in technology and their potential impacts on the way we live.

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25/10/2017 - Two astronomers from the Astrophysics Research Centre at Queen’s observed the recent solar eclipse from a research base in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains.

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Queen’s academic's book still a seminal text

18/09/2017 - A book written 25 years ago by a Queen’s University Professor is still making its way around the world, influencing the future of Geography as a discipline.

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Queen's tree needs your vote!

13/09/2017 - A tree with strong links to Medicine at Queen’s has made it to the final of the Woodland Trust’s NI ‘Tree of the Year’ competition - please vote today!

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Child development apps recognised with award

3/08/2017 - Congratulations to Dr Anne Campbell, first prizewinner in the husITa Best Human Services App Award 2017.

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Key appointment for Institute for Global Food Security

1/08/2017 - A big welcome to Mr Ian Marshall, who has been appointed Business Development Manager at the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS).

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Queen's academics honoured at Buckingham Palace investiture

10/07/2017 - Queen’s was well represented at Buckingham Palace last month when two of the University’s leading academics formally received their Honours medals.

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Queen's academics receive top honours

19/06/2017 - Congratulations to three Queen's academics who were acknowledged in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

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University excels at major awards ceremony

20/06/2017 - Queen's has won not one, but two key awards at the Responsible Business Awards in Belfast earlier this month.

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Queen's up for two major awards

16/05/2017 - The University has been shortlisted for two gongs at the Responsible Business Awards, held by Business in the Community, Northern Ireland.

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Success written in the stars for Queen's astronomers

11/05/2017 - Three members of Queen's Astrophysics Research Centre have the great honour of having asteroids named after them!

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Prestigious National Award for Pro-Vice-Chancellor

9/05/2017 - Congratulations to Professor Christopher Elliott, PVC for the Faculty of MHLS, who has been awarded a top accolade from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Royal Academy of Engineering appointment for Queen's researcher

5/04/2017 - A Queen’s University academic has been awarded a prestigious Research Chair by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and Seagate Technology – only the second such RAEng award now held by Queen’s.

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Queen's professor appointed Chair of eminent UK ethics body

5/04/2017 - Professor David Archard, from the School of HAPP, has been announced as the new Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

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Queen's wins major equality award

4/04/2017 - Queen’s University has beat off competition from major employers across Northern Ireland to win an award for promoting best practice in equality and diversity.

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Queen's academic scoops prestigious Royal Society award

30/03/2017 - Congratulations to Dr Helen McCarthy who has been given a Royal Society Translation Award at a glitzy ceremony in London this week.

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Queen's PVC honoured by NI food and drink industry

30/03/2017 - Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, Professor Chris Elliott won 'Outstanding Contribution Award' at the 2017 Northern Ireland Food & Drinks Awards (NIFDA) last week.

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New Director for Seamus Heaney Centre

15/03/2017 - Congratulations to Glenn Patterson who has just been announced as Director of the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry.

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European Research Council tenth anniversary

15/03/2017 - This week, the European Research Council (ERC) celebrates its tenth anniversary and here at Queen's we are celebrating some of the wonderful research that has taken place under its auspices.

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Queen's promoting inclusive employment

14/03/2017 - The Equality and Diversity Unit is marking the third year of the successful Queen's University Inclusive Employment Scheme, which launched recently.

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New training programme to enhance diversity

7/03/2017 - The Equality and Diversity Unit has launched an online training programme for students to enhance awareness of, and respect for, difference.

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Help shape our brand: Coffee mornings

3/03/2017 - A series of consultation events will take place over the coming weeks to update staff and students on the progress of the proposed Brand Review which has already been informed by over 2,000 staff and students.

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Assembly Election - Information for Staff

24/02/2017 - In the run up to the Assembly Election, the Public Engagement Unit has developed a set of infographics for staff to use when they are engaging with election candidates.

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Celebrating the Chinese New Year at Queen’s

22/02/2017 - Queen’s welcomed the Chinese Year of the Rooster with a series of cultural events and talks hosted by the Language Centre at Queen’s between 30 January and 10 February, 2017.

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Staff Excellence Awards a big winner!

7/02/2017 - Congratulations to all of the winners in the Staff Excellence Awards!

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Queen's Clinical Skills Education Centre Wins Randox Healthcare Award

18/01/2017 - The Clinical Skills Education Centre (CSEC)at Queen's has come up trumps at the Randox Healthcare Awards.

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New Year's Honours

Queen’s Professor receives knighthood

9/01/2017 - Queen’s University’s Professor John McCanny has said he is ‘delighted’ to be awarded a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours List.

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Queen’s Professor Awarded OBE in New Year’s Honours

5/01/2017 - Professor Sally Wheeler, Interim Head of the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s University Belfast and Head of the School of Law, has been awarded an OBE in the latest Queen’s New Year’s Honours.

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Equality and Diversity

Queen’s Shortlisted for Workplace Equality and Diversity Award

13/12/2016 - Queen’s has been shortlisted for a national award to recognise Northern Ireland employers who actively promote equality and diversity within their organisations.


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EEECS and ECIT awarded Silver Investors in People Accreditation

12/12/2016 - The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology have achieved silver accreditation against the Investors in People Standard for the next three years.

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Academic Promotions Scheme for 2017 now open

12/12/2016 - The Academic Promotions Scheme for 2017 and the ECIT Engineers Promotions Scheme for 2017 are now live.

Regius Professorship awarded to Professor John McCanny

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ECIT Director awarded prestigious Regius Professorship

9/12/2016 - Northern Ireland’s first Regius Professorship has been bestowed upon Queen’s University’s Professor John McCanny FRS FREng. The prestigious award was conferred by the University’s Chancellor, Thomas J Moran.

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School of Law and Mitchell Institute Secure Major Grant on Reparations And Transitional Justice

7/12/2016 - An interdisciplinary team based in the School of Law and the Senator George J Mitchell Institute have secured a major AHRC grant for a comparative study of Reparations and Victimhood in Transitional Societies.



Colleague recognised for significant contribution to the field of academic Nephrology

6/12/2016 - Dr Helen Noble, a Lecturer in Health Services Research in Queen’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, has been awarded the 2016 Walls Bursary by the Renal Association.


Colleagues recognised for their positive impact on society

21/11/2016 - Four world-class researchers at Queen’s have been recognised for the positive impact of their work at the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Prizes 2016.

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Estate’s Directorate’s Neill Weir placed 2nd in the world’s most prestigious outdoor footrace

15/11/2016 - Neill Weir, Assistant Estates Manager in Queen’s Estates Services, has successfully completed 250km in seven days in the prestigious Atacama Crossing, a self-supported race across the Atacama desert in Chile.

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Blue Plaque at Queen’s in honour of Professor AE Muskett

14/11/2016 - The Ulster History Circle has unveiled a Blue Plaque at Queen’s in honour of the late Professor AE Muskett.

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Equality and Diversity

Queen’s launches new Trans Equality Policy

14/11/2016 - As part of its commitment to equality and diversity, the University recently launched a new Trans Equality Policy.

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Staff Excellence Awards launched

3/11/2016 - The University has launched the first ever institutional all staff awards to celebrate and reward the outstanding work that goes on across Queen's.

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Top healthcare award for Gestational Diabetes resource

26/10/2016 - An online educational resource commissioned by Queen’s and produced by integrated communications agency Morrow Communications, has been recognised at the prestigious UK Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes Awards.

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Staff recognition

Lecturer recognised for outstanding leadership

17/10/2016 - A lecturer from the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology has been recognised for her outstanding leadership.

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Athena Swan Awards

Athena SWAN Success

7/10/2016 - Queen’s remains one of the leading institutions in the UK for its work on gender equality following the latest round of Athena SWAN Awards.

Human Resources

Queen’s named a family friendly employer

30/09/2016 - Queen’s has been named the most family friendly employer in the Education Sector at this year’s Employers for Childcare Awards.


Hillsborough author Professor Phil Scraton receives Freedom of the City of Liverpool

23/09/2016 - The Queen’s Professor who played a central role in uncovering the truth about the Hillsborough disaster has received the Freedom of the City, alongside unprecedented posthumous awards to the 96 people who died and Kenny and Marina Dalglish.

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Queen's Cleaner wins British Institute of Cleaning Science Award

15/09/2016 - Liam McLornan, a cleaner from Queen's Estates directorate, has won the Northern Ireland award for Best Cleaning Operative in Education at The British Institute of Cleaning Science Awards 2016.


Queen's Languages Professor shortlisted for higher education award

6/09/2016 - Professor Isabel Torres of the School of Arts, English and Languages has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education (THE) Award 2016 for 'Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year'.

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Institute for Global Food Security Director joins Oxford Farming Conference board

6/09/2016 - Professor Nigel Scollan is one of three new directors appointed to The Oxford Farming Conference board (OFC) in January 2017.

Culture and Arts

Queen’s University and Ulster Orchestra strike a chord with new partnership

15/08/2016 - A new partnership between Queen's University and the Ulster Orchestra will see aspiring performers and composers work with professional musicians to mark the Orchestra’s 50th season.


Queen's Professor appointed to Fellowship at world's number one Think Tank

9/08/2016 - A Queen's University Professor has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship at the world's number one Think Tank, Brookings.

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Staff win Queen’s University Teaching Awards

1/08/2016 - Nine individuals and teams from across the University have received Teaching Awards this year in recognition of their excellence in teaching and learning.

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Queen’s Summer Scheme celebrates 20th Anniversary

8/08/2016 - For 20 years, Queen’s Sport has opened its doors to young people across Northern Ireland to take part in their annual summer scheme.

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Equality and Diversity

Queen’s Inclusive Employment Scheme celebrates successful year

3/08/2016 - Queen’s Inclusive Employment Scheme, a placement programme for people with a disability, has celebrated another successful year.

Culture and Arts

Professor Carruthers appointed to AHRC Leadership Fellowship in Modern Languages

28/07/2016 - Professor Janice Carruthers, Head of the School of Modern Languages, has been appointed by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to a new Leadership Fellowship in Modern Languages.


Queen’s historian elected Fellow of British Academy

25/07/2016 - A leading historian from Queen’s has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

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Queen's lecturer and student receive Fulbright Awards

20/07/2016 - A Queen’s lecturer and a PhD student are set to go to the United States on Fulbright Awards.


Queen’s Professor receives top Spanish Award

15/07/2016 - Professor Isabel Torres, Head of Spanish and Portuguese at Queen’s, has been awarded one of Spain’s highest accolades in recognition of her outstanding scholarly contribution to Spanish literature.


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Queen’s recognised for HR Excellence

30/06/2016 - Queen’s has been recognised by the European Commission for its commitment to supporting the personal, professional and career development of its researchers.


Staff volunteer recognised at Queen’s Students’ Union Volunteering Excellency Awards

17/06/2016 - Queen’s staff member Tricia Lock has been named ‘Staff Volunteer of the Year’ at the Queen’s Students’ Union Volunteering Excellency Awards, sponsored by KPMG.

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Green Awards

Staff achievements celebrated at Green Awards 2016

17/06/2016 - Christine Carrothers from Information Services is this year’s ‘Environmental Champion of the Year’.

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Professor awarded CBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

13/06/2016 - Professor Usha Chakravarthy, a world-leading authority on eye disease, has been awarded the CBE in the latest Queen’s Birthday honours.

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Professor selected as Arbitrator for the 2016 UEFA European Championship

12/06/2016 - Professor Jack Anderson from the School of Law has been selected as an arbitrator for the UEFA EURO 2016 in France.


Queen’s appoints new Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement

9/06/2016 - A leading academic in Irish and British History and Politics has been appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Queen’s awarded Northern Ireland’s first Regius Professorship by Her Majesty The Queen

6/06/2016 - Queen’s has welcomed the announcement that it has been awarded Northern Ireland’s first Regius Professorship by Her Majesty The Queen.

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Queen’s Pharmacy Professor scoops CRS Young Investigator of the Year Award

1/06/2016 - Professor Ryan Donnelly, Chair in Pharmaceutical Technology in the School of Pharmacy, has been named Controlled Release Society (CRS) Young Investigator of the Year 2016.

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Queen’s buildings recognised in RICS Awards 2016

1/06/2016 - The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine has been crowned Project of the Year at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards 2016.

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Queen's Friday Choir: End of Term Performance

23/05/2016 - Launched by Staff Wellbeing at Queen's in February 2016 to help promote physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing, Queen’s Friday Choir gave an end of term performance on Friday 20 May 2016 in the Great Hall.

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Queen's wins energy awards

27/05/2016 - Queen’s has been recognised for its use of innovative technologies to make substantial energy savings.

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Staff Wellbeing shortlisted for three awards

23/05/2016 - Queen’s has been shortlisted for three awards for the work it is doing to support staff to prioritise their health and wellbeing and embrace positive lifestyle choices.

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Staff recognised at Students’ Union Education Awards

18/05/2016 - The Queen’s Students’ Union Education Awards recently recognised the work of individual members of teaching staff, students and schools.

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Athena SWAN success for Schools

4/05/2016 - Two Queen's Schools are among the first to receive new Athena SWAN awards covering non-STEMM subjects.

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Food safety expert appointed to lead Queen’s Institute for Global Food Security

5/05/2016 - A world-leading expert in animal agriculture and associated supply chains has been appointed Director of Queen’s Institute for Global Food Security. Professor Nigel Scollan will take up the post on 1 September 2016.

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Poet wins American Literature Award

5/04/2016 - Professor Sinéad Morrissey from the School of English has been awarded the EM Forster Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Queen’s Professor of Composition at the 2016 BBC Proms

28/04/2016 - A new work by Professor Piers Hellawell is to be premiered as part of the 2016 BBC Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

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Research Awards

New research awards for Queen’s Fellows

4/04/2016 - Three Queen’s Research Fellows based in the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice have recently received research awards.

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23/03/2016 - Three Queen’s buildings have been shortlisted in this year’s RIBA Northern Ireland regional awards

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Staff Choir hits the right notes

21/03/2016 - Staff Wellbeing has launched a new initiative to get staff singing and improve their wellbeing.

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Obituary: Professor Keith Jeffery


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Celebrating the Chinese New Year

28/02/2016 - Queen’s welcomed the Chinese Year of the Monkey with a series of events organised by the Language Centre at Queen’s.

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Queen's Awarded £2m to Establish Global Research Group on ECD for Peacebuilding

17/07/2017 - An interdisciplinary research team from the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) at Queen's University has been awarded a £2m grant.