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QUMS Parents' and Guardians' Evening

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.

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Remedying the Past, Healing for the Future

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.

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History Staff-Postgrad Seminar

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

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Career and Life Planning, Group 1

‘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.

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Supporting your Family (Son/Daughter) through Higher Education

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.

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Beginners Guide to Researching Your Family Tree, Group 1

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.

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CEC - Dr Bruce Piasecki

'Competition in a World of 7 Billion Citizens: A New Model for Business Growth' Dr Bruce Piasecki President and Founder of New York State-based management consulting firm, AHC Group For further information please go to http://go.qub.ac.uk/eventbookings

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Regional Policy and business strategy: a missing North-South link?

In this talk, the speaker will set out to what makes the border region economy distinctive and how it might overcome its three disadvantages: peripherality, rural demographics and its location on a policy fault line.

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Seminar

"Christological analysis of the libretto of Handel's Messiah" Speaker Dr Kerry Houston (DIT)

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Constitutional Futures Workshop # 1 The Direction(s) of Devolution

The “Constitutional Futures” interdisciplinary research froup supported by the QUB Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, has organized a workshop on the local and UK-wide implications of recent referendum in Scotland. The workshop will begin with a general roundtable discussion on the results of the Scottish referendum, followed by more focused sessions on the evolving relationship between the legislatures and executives, civil society and political parties, and the power of the UK Supreme Court. Invited participants include Alan Trench (UU, Edinburgh, UCL), Aileen McHarg (Strathclyde) and James Mitchell (Edinburgh).   http://www.law.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofLaw/FileStore/Filetoupload,468004,en.pdf

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St Patrick: The Archaeology and the Texts

In recent years our understanding about the 5th century has been transformed by archaeology and new techniques of reading Patrick’s texts. This two-day intensive workshop will bring participants up to speed on current thinking about this most enigmatic figure. Only two texts are known from the 5th century in the entire British Isles and Patrick wrote both of them!

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History Staff-Postgrad Seminar

Leanne Blaney (UCD), ‘Motorcars in Ulster 1896 – 1918’ All welcome

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World Mental Health Day Public Lecture - Living with Schizophrenia

The Northern Ireland Branch of The British Psychological Society and The School of Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast are delighted to announce a free Public Lecture to mark World Mental Health Day. Speakers Dr Adrian Boyd, Specialist Clinical Psychologist, Northern Trust ‘Can we prevent Psychosis?  Examining the field of ‘At Risk Mental States’ and psychosis prevention’ Dr Ciaran Mulholland, Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at Queen’s University Belfast and Consultant Psychiatrist, Northern Trust ‘Trauma and psychosis: the impact of "The Troubles" on mental health’ Adrian and Ciaran will be joined by some guest speakers. Can we prevent Psychosis?  Examining the field of ‘At Risk Mental States’ and psychosis prevention Dr Adrian Boyd, Specialist Clinical Psychologist Northern Trust Adrian is  a Specialist Clinical Psychologist with the Northern HSCT specialising in the area of psychosis and severe mental illness.  He qualified with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Queens University Belfast and has  held posts in the Belfast HSCT and Northern HSCT before accepting his current specialist post with Northern HSCT. This is a joint post incorporating interventions focused at both ends of the psychosis continuum. The first is in the field of psychosis prevention and early detection, utilising the concept of ‘at risk mental states’ (ARMS) to identify and intervene with young people seeking help with unusual experiences. The second is in the field of rehabilitation and recovery from psychosis, providing psychological interventions to aid individuals overcome and manage their difficulties in the most effective way and to maximise their recovery and quality of life. His research interests are in the aetiological factors of psychotic experience, complex trauma and its links with psychosis and recovery and in psychosis prevention. There is a growing body of research developing in the domain of psychosis prevention. This research has resulted in the identification of criteria which may enable clinicians to detect individuals that are at a higher risk of developing psychosis at a later point in their life. The development of this criteria and consequent concept of identifiable ‘at risk mental states’ has raised the possibility that psychological interventions aimed at ameliorating known risk factors can be provided to those who are in greatest need. As a result this research suggests that it may be possible to prevent an episode of psychosis from occurring or delay it past the critical developmental period of adolescence. This talk will examine the research in this area and examine the newly formed STEP service in the Northern HSCT as a model of service provision  in Northern Ireland. Trauma and psychosis: the impact of "The Troubles" on mental health Dr Ciaran Mulholland, Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at Queen’s University Belfast & Consultant Psychiatrist , Northern Trust Ciaran is a Senior Lecturer in psychiatry at Queens University Belfast and a consultant psychiatrist in the Northern Trust. He has both a clinical and a research interest in the early stages of psychotic illness and the role of psychological trauma in the causation of such illnesses. There is evidence that mental illnesses in general and psychotic illnesses in particular are more common in Northern Ireland than in England, Scotland, Wales and the south of Ireland. This evidence and possible reasons for the apparently higher rates will be explored in his talk. It will be suggested that the negative effects of "The Troubles" on mental health require further research and that close attention must be given to addressing the legacy of four decades of violence through health interventions

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Builders of Belfast: A Walking Tour

Belfast was the fastest growing city in the UK at the end of the 19th Century. At one stage it grew faster than Chicago! But who were the builders and what are the best examples of their work? This course uses the term ‘builder’ in the widest sense to include architects, construction firms and developers. Belfast grew from a small market town at the beginning of the 19th Century to a major industrial city by its end. It developed quite differently from Dublin. This was due to the distinctive personality of its population and the imagination and drive of its builders. We will walk around central and South Belfast and visit some examples of the best of Belfast builders’ work including Charles Lanyon’s Queen’s University Main Building, Mount Charles and Alfred Brumwell Thomas’s Belfast City Hall. We will also look at the work of one of the biggest house building firms of the 19th Century – H and J Martin and walk around some of the nearby streets including ‘the Holy Land’ all of which have the distinctive H and J Martin style. Finally, we will see who developed and built the Holy Land and Lower Stranmillis (lunch is not included in price of the course).

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Coping with Anger and Creating Calm

When living/working under pressure, people find anger and hostility to be damaging to their health and well-being. This practical workshop will identify how we react to pressure, ask where the anger is coming from, and look at skills for creating calmness and happiness in life.

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