Diversity and Inclusion
10/01/2018 - The new year brought good news for the University, which has been shortlisted for two major national diversity awards.
Research and Engagement
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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).
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.
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.
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.
5/04/2017 - Professor David Archard, from the School of HAPP, has been announced as the new Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7/03/2017 - The Equality and Diversity Unit has launched an online training programme for students to enhance awareness of, and respect for, difference.
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.
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.
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.
18/01/2017 - The Clinical Skills Education Centre (CSEC)at Queen's has come up trumps at the Randox Healthcare Awards.
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.
Equality and Diversity
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.
Investors in People
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
17/10/2016 - A lecturer from the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology has been recognised for her outstanding leadership.
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.
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.
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'.
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
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.
9/08/2016 - A Queen's University Professor has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship at the world's number one Think Tank, Brookings.
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.
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.
Equality and Diversity
3/08/2016 - Queen’s Inclusive Employment Scheme, a placement programme for people with a disability, has celebrated another successful year.
Culture and Arts
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.
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.
HR Excellence Award
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.
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.
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.
12/06/2016 - Professor Jack Anderson from the School of Law has been selected as an arbitrator for the UEFA EURO 2016 in France.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SU Education Awards 2016
18/05/2016 - The Queen’s Students’ Union Education Awards recently recognised the work of individual members of teaching staff, students and schools.
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.
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.
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.