Diversity and Inclusion

Launch of LGBT+ Staff Network an important milestone for inclusive university community

14/11/2018 - The official launch of the University's LGBT+ Staff Network, PRISM, took place on Tuesday 13 November in the Naughton Gallery and was attended by the Vice-Chancellor, senior leaders and staff from across the University.

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ECIT Director recognised for outstanding scientific contributions to computing

12/11/2018 - The world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery), has named Professor Dimitrios Nikolopoulos among 49 Distinguished Members recognised for outstanding contributions to the field.


Queen's Professor elected President of AEA-Europe

9/11/2018 - Professor Jannette Elwood – Dean of Graduate Studies (AHSS) and Professor of Education in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work – has been elected the next President of the Association of Educational Assessment (AEA) – Europe.

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Queen's Professor appeals for end to professional hierarchies in clinical practice

7/11/2018 - In a British Medical Journal cover story, Professor David Thompson from Queen's School of Nursing and Midwifery has appealed for the end of the Doctor – Nurse Game.


Star Queen's employee wins Northern Ireland Cleaning Operative of the Year Award 2018

7/11/2018 - Renee (Sarah) Starbuck, a long-serving employee of the University, recently won 'Cleaning Operative of the Year' in the Education category at the regional awards of The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), held in Belfast City Hall.


Queen's wins at Belfast Ambassador Awards

30/10/2018 - Three Queen's staff were recently honoured by Visit Belfast for their work in bringing major international events, worth millions to the local economy, to Belfast in the coming years.


Athena SWAN Bronze Award for School of Law

6/11/2018 - Queen's School of Law has achieved Bronze in the latest round of Athena SWAN awards, adding to a growing number of these awards across the University.

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Vote for Queen's scientist John Stewart Bell to feature on £50 note

2/11/2018 - As we mark John Bell Day on Monday 5 October, staff, students and the Northern Ireland public are asked to vote for famous Belfast quantum physicist John Stewart Bell to feature on the Bank of England's new £50 note.


'Think Difference, Act Differently' - Queen's launches new Diversity e-Learning resource for staff

5/11/2018 - Queen's has launched a new Diversity e-Learning resource for staff, called 'Think Difference, Act Differently'.

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Awards for Queen's collaboration to improve sexual health of male prisoners

26/10/2018 - A collaboration involving researchers in the School of Nursing and Midwifery to improve the sexual health of men in NI's prisons has been recognised at the South Eastern Trust Chairman Awards and 2018 CIPR Northern Ireland PRide Awards.

Performing Arts

Queen's appoints new Ensemble in Residence

24/10/2018 - Queen's has appointed Belfast-based contemporary music group Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble as its new Ensemble in Residence for 2018/19.


Queen's researcher awarded RAE Industrial Fellowship

17/10/2018 - Dr Zafer Kazancι, from the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been awarded an Industrial Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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Leading cancer research team win The 2018 European Health Award

3/10/2018 - Researchers from Queen's and the University of Leeds, as part of a pan-European partnership called the European Cancer Concord (ECC)®, have won the prestigious 2018 European Health Award.

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New Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

28/09/2018 - Professor Stuart Elborn has been appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences and Professor of Medicine.


Professor David Jones elected as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

20/09/2018 - Professor David Jones, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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Alan Jones elected next RIBA President, 2019-21

19/09/2018 - Alan Jones – architect, Senior Lecturer in the School of Natural and Built Environment at Queen's, and currently the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Vice President for Education – has been elected the next RIBA President.


Two National Teaching Fellowships 2018 Awarded in Queen's

8/10/2018 - Dr Lezley-Anne Hanna from the School of Pharmacy and Professor Gerry Gormley from the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences have each been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2018.

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Queen's staff member in Northern Ireland's first legally recognised humanist marriage

29/08/2018 - Paul Malone, from Queen's Accommodation team, was recently wed in Northern Ireland's first legally recognised humanist marriage.

Arts and Entertainment

Good Vibrations at the Lyric Theatre

24/08/2018 - The Seamus Heaney Centre's Professor Glenn Patterson and Colin Carberry (Finance Directorate) bring their stage musical adaptation of popular biopic 'Good Vibrations' to the Lyric Theatre on Saturday 1 September for its world premiere.


Queen's Professor elected to Royal Historical Society Council

21/08/2018 - Professor Chris Marsh, from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, has been elected to the Royal Historical Society (RHS) Council.

Staff Recognition

Dr Leila Moura awarded RAEng Research Fellowship

9/08/2018 - Dr Leila Moura, from the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, has been awarded a prestigious research fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Visual Arts

Seamus Heaney Centre lecturer launches debut film in USA

25/07/2018 - Aislinn Clarke, lecturer in scriptwriting at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, launched her debut feature film 'The Devil's Doorway' on Friday 13 July in the USA.

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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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.

Culture and Arts

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).

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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 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.

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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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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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