The hub of Queen's Sport is the Physical Education Centre (PEC) located in Belfast's beautiful Botanic Park. Opened in 1971, the facility boasts an amazing range of sporting facilities, services and programmes to meet the needs of first time users, casual users, top class athletes and life-long regulars. The PEC provides both an administrative and management base for Queen's Sport and plays host to most of the University's sporting clubs.
The vision for Queen's Sport is to be: "The premier University in Ireland (and beyond) for sporting opportunities which are appealing, inclusive and progressive" In order to achieve this vision there has been an investment of over £10 million over the last few years in the Physical Education Centre, including:
•Ultramodern, state of the art, 120 station fitness suite with climate control
•Strength & Conditioning suite
•Airconditioned dance studios with full length mirrors
•Increased number of classes and courses with popular options such as Yoga, Bootcamp, Bodytone and more.
•Dedicated indoor cycling studio
•Two storey central climbing wall
•Outdoor training facilities
•Health & safety upgrades to the swimming and diving pools
•New unisex poolside sauna
•Improved sports science/medical support facilities
•High performance and lifestyle centre
•Disabled changing provision and toilets
•Extended opening hours - weekdays 6.30am - 10.00pm; Saturday & Sundays 9.00am - 6.00pm.
QGI's annual promotions workshop for female academic staff, lunch will be provided
Professor Giovanni Staurenghi, Professor of Ophthalmology / Chairman Eye Clinic, Department of Clinical Science Luigi Sacco, Sacco Hospital, University of Milan, Italy Title of Talk: "Indocyanine green angiography: Why use it?" Host: Professor Usha Chakravarthy
To highlight the publication of Men and Suicide: Why it's a social issue Samaritans invite you to attend a free public lecture supported by NIBPS and Psychology at Queen's. Why disadvantaged men in mid-life are at excessive risk of suicide by Professor Rory O'Connor, University of Stirling. Men from the lowest social class, living in the most deprived areas, are up to ten times more likely to die by suicide than those from the highest social class living in the most affluent areas, with men in mid-life being the most at risk age group.? This research examines the reasons why, exploring the social, gender, economic and psychological factors that contribute to the high risk of suicide in this group of men and how we can go about reducing it. Professor O'Connor will provide an overview of the research, including the role of masculinity; the challenges of mid-life; difficulties in relationships; and socio-economic strains in suicide. Rory O'Connor, a native of Northern Ireland and graduate of Queen's University, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Stirling (but moving to Glasgow University in July), Honorary Professor at University of Nottingham and President-Elect of the International Academy of Suicide Research. He is a registered health psychologist who is broadly interested in self-regulation and health outcomes. He is a co-author of the Men and Suicide research. Professor O'Connor leads the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory (SBRL) at Stirling, the leading suicide/self-harm research group in Scotland. He has published extensively in the field of suicide and self-harm, specifically concerning the psychological processes which precipitate suicidal behaviour and self-harm. Further details at http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/psy/News/Title,387573,en.html
Queen's Comedy Club Presents: Tom Stade Following last year’s sell-out debut UK tour, don’t miss Canadian émigré Tom Stade's return to the Mandela Hall with his brand new live show. Direct from his smash-hit run at the Edinburgh festival, join this “part devil, part dude” (Scotsman) as he shares his refreshingly laid-back and unconventional ethos on life; playfully leading audiences into a world where there are no boundaries, and anything goes. A rollicking, carefree show that is quintessential Tom Stade; brilliantly mischievous and charming, frequently cutting close to the bone and packed with sharp and inventive observations. Catch comedy’s coolest stand-up before he explodes into a household name.
ARK is pleased to announce a seminar to mark the release of the results of the 2012 Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey: 'Autism Awareness and Attitudes: A general Population Baseline', by Karola Dillenburger, Julie-Ann Jordan and Lynne McKerr from the School of Education, Queen's University Belfast
Dr Istvan Nagy, Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged, Hungary will give a seminar on ‘Genomics and transcriptomics of Propionibacterium acnes’.
CoE Seminar Dr Taina Hintsa University of Helsinki Predictors of work stress development and individual factors
'Making Science Work' A Royal Irish Academy Discourse Sir Paul Nurse, Nobel Laureate and President of the Royal Society Making science work for human benefit requires making good decisions about what scientific research should be supported and giving good scientific advice for public policy. The term public good is meant in the widest possible sense, covering the contributions science makes to our culture and also the applications of science that benefit society: improving our health and quality of life, securing sustainability and protection of the environment, and driving innovation to support our economy. Sir Paul Nurse is a British geneticist and cell biologist. He became the 60th President of The Royal Society in December 2010. As a geneticist, he studied the mechanisms which control the division and shape of cells. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of the key protein regulators of the cell cycle. He has been Professor of Microbiology at the University of Oxford, CEO of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and Cancer Research UK, and President of The Rockefeller University, New York. Since 2011, he has been Director and CEO of the Francis Crick Institute in London. Nurse has received the Royal Society’s Copley Medal (2005), the French Legion d’Honneur (2002), and is a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2006). He was knighted in 1999 for services in cancer research and cell biology.
The Development and Alumni Relations Office is currently planning a reunion for the classes of 1957-1967. This exciting event will take place from Friday 14th June-Sunday 16th June 2013 and will give alumni an opportunity to reconnect on campus and beyond. If you would like more information please contact Adele Ward, Events & Reunions Officer on 028 9097 5289 or visit the website.
At this event there will be an exhibition area to talk informally to academic staff. A QUMS presentation will be delivered by the Director of Education. There will also be an opportunity to tour our state-of-the-art facilities to include lecture theatre, computer suites, postgraduate common room and First Derivatives Trading Room. Light refreshments will be available. Time: 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm (presentation commencing at 6.00 pm) Full-time postgraduate programmes on offer: International MBA MSc Accounting and Finance MSc Computational Finance and Trading MSc Finance MSc Human Resource Management MSc Management MSc Marketing MSc International Business MSc Risk Management and Financial Regulation Part-time postgraduate programmes on offer: Executive MBA MA Human Resource Management MSSc Organisation and Management
Come and see the prA showcase of our young talented musicians, the Junior Academy of Music Spring Concert features young performers ranging from 4 to 14 years.ojects the Sonic Arts Masters students have to show in their annual Showcase event.
Having last visited the venue in February of 2012, Alabama 3 will make a welcome return to The Mandela Hall this summer. 2012 was a busy year for the band, beginning with their first ever visit to New Zealand and a much lauded return trip to Australia, they ended the year with their acclaimed Art of Theft Tour, which saw the band giving their all during a non stop 18 date tour of the UK. After the shortest of breaks to regroup and draw breath, the band are back in the studio working on material for their next album. The Reverend D Wayne Love, the band’s iconic rapper and spiritual leader, has let it be known that at the moment they are revisiting and reimagining their roots in techno music. Much as they love being locked down in the studio creating new sounds, Alabama 3 live and breath for gigging and can’t wait to get back out there for a string of new dates that will see the band return to Belfast on the 26th of June. "The best live band in the country" The Guardian "This is the first band I could ever dance to in the daytime hours without chemical assistance...and that says a lot" Irvine Welsh - Author of Trainspotting and Filth “They swing like the devil’s own dick. Alabama 3 beat a righteous drum and party like bastards.” Time Out “If anyone thinks that politics and religion aren’t suitable subjects for rock ‘n’ roll they should check out Alabama 3” The Times “The thought of not having Alabama 3 fills me with horror” Stephen King
This international conference aims to foster quantitative research in Translational Bioinformatics, comprising Computational Biology, Biomedical Informatics, Systems Biology and Network Medicine, with particular focus on disease-related problems like cancer, obesity and cardiovascular diseases.