Centre of Excellence for Public Health Does Culture Night 2014 The exciting Culture Night will return to Belfast for the sixth time on Friday 19th September. Over 200 free events and activities will take place around the Cathedral Quarter with the aim of providing fun for families and this year will be even more spectacular with the addition of the Centre of Excellence for Public Health (CoE) to the line up! Organisers expect an attendance of over 30,000 people and the staff from the CoE will use the opportunity to engage with the public on issues such as nutrition, physical activity, diabetes and macular degeneration. On the night you will find us at Writers Square alongside organisations such as W5 and Cancer Research UK so be sure to drop by, say hello and check out our wonderful exhibits. http:www.culturenightbelfast.com/
The event is organised by Queen’s University in collaboration with the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and is part of a nationwide-project to gather views and encourage debate about how the different features of the UK research environment are affecting, both positively and negatively, the work and behaviour of scientists at all stages of their career.
To welcome new and returning students, the QUB Law School Film Group is screening the suspense filled thriller ‘Runaway Jury’ on Wednesday 24 September 2014 at 16:00-18:30 in Lanyon Building/OG/074, Queen’s University Belfast. The film will be followed by a social drink in the Parlour Bar on Elmwood Avenue. This event is free and open to everyone - you do not have to be part of QUB, the Law School or Film Group to attend. The QUB Law School Film Group welcomes - film enthusiasts, scholars/students from all disciplines, and members of the public who just want to grab the opportunity of seeing a film that they missed first time round – to its monthly movie night. On the first Wednesday of every month we screen a film that relates to legal principles and the challenges they face.
The Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister is currently consulting on a Racial Equality Strategy for Northern Ireland (http://www.ofmdfmni.gov.uk/racial-equality-strategy). Along with public events held at various locations across Northern Ireland, OFMDFM are keen to get the perspectives of the research community. Queen’s University and OFMDFM are hosting a consultation event to consider the content of the proposed strategy and feed into the consultation process. This will be held in the Canada Room at Queen’s University on 26 September, between 9.30 and 12pm, and Queen’s staff will speak on some of the themes identified within the strategy, including human rights, social cohesion, migrants and social justice. The event is free and morning coffee and tea will be supplied.
The 5th Annual Psychology Postgraduate Conference takes place on Friday 26th September 2014 in David Keir Building room 0G.533, 9.30am - 5.00pm. The event will include oral and poster presentations from current postgraduate research students, a keynote talk from Dr Erik Rietveld (University of Amsterdam) and an employability talk from . The day will conclude with a prize giving and wine reception.
The growth of ‘modern’ Belfast began with Sir Arthur Chichester, who in 1603, was given land including Belfast for his part in the defeat of the Ulster Gaels in the Nine Years’ War. This field trip around central Belfast will tell the story, through the people, events and buildings that go to make up the history of the city. Meet at the front of the City Hall at 10.00 am.
The QUB Law School Film Group are screening the classic ‘Of Mice and Men’ on Wednesday 1 October 2014 at 15:30-18:30 in Lanyon Building/OG/074, Queen’s University Belfast. The film will be followed by a discussion led by experts in literature, disability rights and law. This will also be followed by a social drink in the Parlour Bar on Elmwood Avenue. This event is free and open to everyone - you do not have to be part of QUB, the Law School or Film Group to attend. The QUB Law School Film Group welcomes - film enthusiasts, scholars/students from all disciplines, and members of the public who just want to grab the opportunity of seeing a film that they missed first time round – to its monthly movie night. On the first Wednesday of every month we screen a film that relates to legal principles and the challenges they face.
Queen's University Management School invites parents/guardians and their children (that are considering going to university in September 2015). The purpose of this event is to give you an opportunity to speak informally with staff and students within the School, to find out more about the specific degree programmes which we offer, to learn more about Queen's University Management School and life at Queen's University in general. Ultimately, we hope that you choose to apply for at least one of our programmes when you complete your UCAS application. We currently offer degree programmes in the following areas: BSc Accounting BSc Actuarial Science and Risk Management BSc Business Economics BSc Business Management BSc Economics BSc Finance BSc International Business with a Language (French, Spanish, German, Portuguese or Mandarin) Junior Parents’ and Guardians’ Evening: note the event on 2 October 2015 is specifically for pupils considering university for September 2015 entry, however Queen’s University Management School will be holding a separate Junior Parents’ and Guardians’ Evening – date to be advised.
Queen’s University Belfast. The keynote speech will be delivered by Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade, a Brazilian judge at the International Court of Justice, former President and judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and a professor of international law. During his time at the Inter-American Court, Judge Cançado Trindade was involved in deciding numerous cases on gross human rights violations committed by state and non-state actors, such as disappearances, torture, and state collusion. Through this case law, Judge Cançado Trindade played a key role in developing the Court’s extensive reparation regime, as well as tackling issues of amnesties and prosecution of historical crimes. At the International Court of Justice, he continues to contribute to the development of international norms on remedying gross violations of human rights. Subsequent conference panels will bring together academics and local practitioners to discuss appropriate remedies in dealing with the past in Northern Ireland. A workshop in the morning session will allow conference participants to share their thoughts and views on remedies. This discussion will inform the debate after lunch, where conference attendees will be able to engage in a conversation with academics on the experiences of remedies in other situations and their applicability to Northern Ireland. This conference hopes to encourage an informed discussion around remedying the past. Given the limitations in criminal trials and truth processes, reparations can offer tangible measures to improve the quality of life and dignity of victims and survivors. In light of the fallout around the ‘recognition payment’ in the Consultative Group of the Past’s report, reparations have been a neglected issue in dealing with the past. We will draw upon the experience of Judge Cançado Trindade, academics and local practitioners to evaluate how the past can be more effectively remedied in Northern Ireland and how other countries have used reparations as more victim-centred means to address the past.
James Curry (TCD), ‘James Connolly's 'Organ of the Irish Working-Class': The Worker newspaper 1914 – 15’ Full Programme at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofHistoryandAnthropology/News/SeminarProgrammes/HistoryStaffPostgraduateSeminarSeries/ All interested staff, postgrads and undergrads welcome
‘The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams’. Eleanor Roosevelt. This one-day workshop explores how we can get more joy and fulfilment from our professional and personal lives. If your goal is to achieve a better work/life balance and to take practical steps to help you think better, feel better, work better and live better- then this workshop is for you.
Choices around Higher Education study can be challenging in terms of choice, cost and commitment. This one-day programme is designed to help you the parent, extend your knowledge and understanding of the Higher Education system to better support your son or daughter through this process from the initial stages through to degree success and graduate employment. While the decision making is the preserve and the responsibility of the aspiring student, parents are key stakeholders and influencers so this course is designed to take you from the broad perspective of the current HE landscape through to the specifics involved in choosing courses and institutions. It will increase your understanding of the requirements, both academic achievement and personal experience, and provide the opportunity to explore different routes and strategies which your son or daughter might consider.
Have you ever wanted to research your family tree but didn’t know where to begin? This workshop will provide an introduction to researching your family tree. You will learn the basics of birth, marriage and death records. The workshop will also focus on the information that is available online, for example, census records, genealogy websites, wills, street directories, cemetery records.