Public Events

Events open to the Public

"From bench-side to curbside: maximizing obesity research to impact health"

Seminar by Grace O'Malley for info on the speaker go to: http://ie.linkedin.com/pub/grace-o-malley/9/352/67a. Part of the CoE Seminar Series

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Inaugural Lecture by Professor Jayne Woodside

Inaugural Lecture by Professor Jayne Woodside: ‘An apple a day…is it really enough?’

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Heritage and Identity in a Globalising World

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to examine the concept and development of heritage within an academic discourse -- in particular the way in which heritage studies have developed in response to various critiques of political, cultural, and social globalisation and transnationalism. Presentations will be given by established scholars and postgraduate students. Our keynote speaker, Professor John Wilson Foster (QUB Honorary Research Fellow), will present on the RMS Titanic, heritage and Belfast. Panels will focus on topics ranging from food tourism and cultural unionism. Panellists are as follows: Linda Maher (UCD) Kevin McNicholl (QUB) Adriana Salas (UCD) Erin Hinson (QUB) Elaine O’Driscoll (UCC) Julia Andrade Rocha (QUB) Lauren Ferguson (QUB) Lisa Bogert (QUB) Frances Harkin (QUB)

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Inaugural Lecture by Professor Chris Patterson

Inaugural Lecture by Professor Chris Patterson: 'Epidemiology counts - childhood diabetes matters'

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Seminar by Professor Steven Cummins LSHTM

Professor Steven Cummins "Measuring environmental exposure in physical activity and diet research: some thoughts from the ORIEL and other studies" Everyone welcome Sandwich lunch provided

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'The Scottish Independence Referendum and Northern Ireland’

A half-day workshop organised by the Constitutional Futures Interdisciplinary Research Group in the Institute for Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, QUB, with Prof James Mitchell, University of Edinburgh and funded by the ESRC.

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AT HOME WITH OSCAR WILDE

1 May, 2 May, 3 May, 4 May
at Florence Court , Enniskillen for the Wilde Weekend

Oscar, Constance, Speranza (and Bosie) are “at home” in the exquisitely beautiful Florence Court House this Mayday weekend. House guests will include Jack, Algy, Gwendolen and Cecily from The Importance of Being Earnest, (not to mention the redoubtable Lady Bracknell), Lord and Lady Windermere, and the precocious Dorian Gray. Visitors will be conducted throughout the house, upstairs and downstairs, where a range of short scenes from Wilde’s most popular works will be performed live by actors in each of the principal rooms. Is it life or is it art? Come and decide for yourself as we welcome you to the witty, complex and contradictory world of Oscar Wilde. Conceived and directed by David Grant. Ticket price includes access to Florence Court Gardens. The performance lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. http://ardhowentheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873531717/events?show_id=873531717

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Public lecture: Alex Titov, 'From Gorbachev to Putin: the origins of Russia's challenge to post-Cold War order'

Open lecture – Speaker Alex Titov (QUB) Title: 'From Gorbachev to Putin: the origins of Russia's challenge to post-Cold War order'

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"Why do poor children do worse at school?" Moving beyond rational expectations and educational cultures

Richard Layte is a Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin and a Research Professor at the Economic and Social Institute, Dublin. His research centres on social inequality and stratification and more recently, the fundamental processes which influence the distribution of health and well-being in societies and how these are shaped by political economy and social stratification.

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Remembering Alien: The Generational Pleasures of a Scary Movie

Seminar with Professor Martin Barker (Emeritus Professor of Film and Television Studies at the Aberystwyth University)

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Screening and Discussion: The Castle

The QUB Law School Film Group (QUB LSFG) invites you to a screening and discussion on the environmental comedy ‘The Castle’. The film will be followed by a discussion with environmental law experts. All QUB LSFG screenings are hosted in accessible rooms and shown with English subtitles. 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 – 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.

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CoE Seminar by Dr Richard Emsley

CoE Seminar by Dr Richard Emsley, Lecturer, Centre for Biostatistics, University of Manchester Title Causal inference and stratified medicine: the essential role of mechanisms evaluation

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Disassembler Roy Carroll: Electro-Acoustics with Izumi Kimura: Piano

Disassembler is a new group dedicated to the interpretation and performance of live electronic and fixed media concert works. Focused on exploring the physical / acoustic possibilities of electro-acoustic music through working with materials such as denuded loudspeakers, resonant / textured preparations, feedback, room acoustics / resonance, randomness / probability processes, instability. Disassembler favours close collaboration with composers, towards building a repertoire of luminous interpretations.

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North meets South: Jimmy Fay in Conversation with Fiach MacConghail

QUB Drama are delighted to play host to a special conversation between Jimmy Fay, (Executive Producer of the Lyric Theatre) and Fiach MacConghail (Director of the Abbey Theatre), on the eve of an historic co-production between both theatres of Sean O’Casey’s classic play, Shadow of a Gunman.
As Fiach completes a decade in charge of the Abbey Theatre, and Jimmy his first year at the Lyric, it seems a timely occasion to invite you to join the artistic leaders of the two most important theatre institutions on the island of Ireland to reflect on past, present and future of Irish drama.
Admission is free and tickets are available at the door (capacity is limited to 120).

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Guest Lecture: Gerd-Rainer Horn, 'Vatican II, Liberation Theology and the Spirit of the Sixties’

Guest Lecture: Gerd-Rainer Horn (Sciences Po Paris) 'Vatican II, Liberation Theology and the Spirit of the Sixties’

Co-hosted by the School of History and Anthropology and Religious Studies Research Forum

Followed by a reception to launch the international research network 'Religion and Socialism in the Twentieth Century'

http://chsp.sciences-po.fr/en/chercheur-permanent/horn

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Scene from Within: Mark Applebaum’s Pre-Composition (2002) and Velimir Khlebnikov’s Mrs. Laneen (1913)

*NOTE - START TIME CHANGED to 1800*

In these two works, separated by nearly a century, but strikingly akin in concept, the spectator/listener is invited into the psychical processes of another human being during a moment of heightened experience. For Pre-Composition, we are welcomed into the mind of a composer (Applebaum himself?) as he prepares his next piece. In Mrs. Laneen we enter the disordered mind of a woman in ill-health, possibly nearing death. The two pieces, presented together for the first time, offer a unique sound and theatre experience that presents a take on creativity and mental illness surprisingly consonant with current ideas in neuroscience.

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Brass Band and JAM

The University Brass Band teams up with JAM’s Junior and Senior Brass groups for a programme of classics and popular pieces.

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Math-gender stereotypes, math performance, & math-related beliefs in early & middle childhood

​The School of Psychology seminar series continues on Friday 6th March at 4pm in room 02.525.

Dr Carlo Tomasetto, University of Bologna presents a talk titled: Princesses, knights, and numbers: Math-gender stereotypes, math performance, and math-related beliefs in early and middle childhood

http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/psy/Research/Seminars/

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How to Write for Profit and Pleasure

Under the guidance of the award-winning journalist and author, Alf McCreary, the participants will be given advice about turning their ideas into print, and they will also learn about publishing, book-writing, journalism, and other important aspects of the writing business. The course is held in an informal atmosphere, and it is aimed at people who have not written before, and also those who have produced written work which has not yet been published. Overall, the course is a unique and pleasurable learning experience for the participants, and also the tutor.

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Public Speaking

Many people fear speaking in front of others. If this is you and you have to make presentations, whether at work or socially, then why not come along to this friendly and practical course. You will learn how to handle nerves, how to prepare and present your material as well as yourself and make the most of your voice. You will have the opportunity to deliver a variety of presentations, receive feedback and pick up useful tips along the way. And it will help boost your confidence too. A 2-day workshop on Saturdays 9 and 16 May, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

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Public Lecture Series - Transformation and Development in Contemporary China

This series of public lectures introduces the transformation and development in contemporary China. Since China opened its door to the world and adopted economic reform in 1978, it has undergone enormous changes. What is China’s development trajectory? What is the direction of China’s development moving forward? These questions will be explored by various speakers in this lecture series.

This event is jointly organised by Queen’s University, Queen’s Law School, Queen’s Management School, Mandarin Speakers Association in Northern Ireland (MSA) and Chinese Students and Scholars Association QUB. For further details on this event please click here

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Queen’s University Symphony Orchestra Summer Concert

Join QUSO as they round off their 2014/15 season. The concert as ever will feature symphonic favourites and soloists from the Orchestra, with music sure to suit all tastes.

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Receiving the Approaching Memory: Aspects of Time in my Recent Music Dr Bryn Harrison (Huddersfield)

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I Came to Testify - Film Screening

The Gender Justice and Conflict Transformation Research Group will be screening I Came To Testify. The fi lm will be introduced by Dr Maria Deiana and will be followed by a discussion. Refreshments will be provided. I Came To Testify is the moving story of how a group of 16 women who had been imprisoned by Serb-led forces in the Bosnian town of Foca broke history’s great silence – and stepped forward to take the witness stand in an international court of law.

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Queen’s Q-Step Centre Masterclass: Digging for Data – Using Freedom of Information for Public Understanding

Award winning Investigative journalist Kathryn Torney (The Detail) demonstrates how she uses the Freedom of Information Act to extract statistical data from public bodies in order to increase public understanding of social issues. For more information and to register your interest in attending please click here.

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Liszt - The B Minor Sonata. Philip Edward Fisher - piano

This recital centres upon one of the pinnacles of the Romantic repertoire, the B minor Sonata by Liszt. Pianist Philip Edward Fisher is widely recognized as a unique performer of refined style and exceptional versatility whose tours have taken him across the United Kingdom to Italy, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland, Norway, Romania, the Ukraine, Japan, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and the United States. 2002 marked his New York debut at Alice Tully Hall, performing Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto under the baton of Larry Rachleff. He has also appeared at Merkin Hall and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Centre, while UK venues have included the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre and Royal Festival Hall in London, Usher Hall in Edinburgh, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, and Symphony Hall in Birmingham.

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Cultural Materialism, Performance and Gentrification Jen Harvie, Professor of Contemporary Theatre and Performance at Queen Mary University of London.

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Keys to Success

Ever wondered how Rory McIlroy became world number one? To help introduce the new #qublifelabs concept, QUB graduate Dr Denis McBrinn, a professional, personal and business life coach will answer this question and more during a workshop outlining practical steps to maximise your potential. Objective The objective of the workshop is to introduce students and recent graduates to some of the “life changing” behaviours that Nobel prize winners, self-made millionaires, Olympic athletes and many famous people from business and public life have used to create successful and fulfilling lives. Workshop Content “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle In reality highly successful people are not that different from the rest of us, except that they have developed better habits in the area where they excel. Our lives change when our habits change. Based on the latest research in cognitive psychology and studies on highly effective people, the workshop will introduce important keys for opening the door to personal development and will provide step–by-step actions that participants can take to obtain more clarity and achieve what you truly want from your working and personal life. In a thought-provoking and insightful way, we will explore how you might put the keys to success into practice and make a difference to your future. Participants will be given a 30 page workbook to continue their learning and growing long after the event. One attendee will also win the opportunity to win a follow up 1-2-1 coaching session with Denis.

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QUB Big Band Spring Concert

A concert of summer favourites and evergreen classics from the popular QUB Big Band, to include swing, blues and ballad hits under the direction of maestro Steve Barnett.

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Starting to Write

f you have ever wanted to write but feel you lack confidence, this one-day course has been designed to help you. Whether you are interested in writing fiction or writing about your own life, we will explore tips to ‘kick-start’ your writing, have fun with some quick-fire writing exercises and take the fear out of sentences and paragraphs.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Masterclass

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Masterclass with Professor Anke Ehlers, Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma. Professor Ehlers, along with Professor David Clark, developed the Cognitive Therapy model and treatment programme for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, which has been successfully used to treat victims of the Omagh and London bombings and many other patients. Professor Ehlers is the Co-Chair of the expert reference group that published NICE guidelines for PTSD. Participants will learn to identify important characteristics of trauma memories and their triggers; identify key processes that maintain PTSD; develop and idiosyncratic version of the treatment model with their patients; identify ways of changing problematic meanings in PTSD and identify ways of integrating changed meaning into trauma memories.

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The state of Kurdistan and the State of Kurdistan

Brendan O’Leary is Lauder Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the University of Pennsylvania Program in Ethnic Conflict. Amongst his research interests are the liberal democratic state, national and ethnic conflict regulation, political violence, and power-sharing in deeply divided places. Professor O’Leary’s career has always combined academic with political advisory work and his presentation today will reflect elements of both.

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USIHS Beckett Memorial Lecture: Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, 'First impressions: the British response to the emergence of Irish Home Rule 1870-1880'

Professor Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh (NUI Galway) will give the JC Beckett Memorial Lecture on 'First impressions: the British response to the emergence of Irish Home Rule 1870-1880'

All welcome

https://www.nuigalway.ie/mooreinstitute/site/view/145/

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The 2015 Wiles Lectures

The Wiles Lectures for 2015 will be delivered by Professor Lyndal Roper, Fellow of Oriel College and Regius Professor of History at the University of Oxford, on 27-29 May 2015. Professor Roper's Wiles lectures will be given over three days at Queen's University Belfast, on the theme: 'Luther and the Reformation: A Cultural History'.

More information at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofHistoryandAnthropology/News/WilesLectureSeries/WilesLectures2015/

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Dealing with the Past

Societies emerging from conflict need to find a balance between looking forward to building a united community and looking backward to deal with the pain and hurt of the past. Reflecting on her long experience as a lawyer, Police Ombudsman and champion of justice, Baroness Nuala O’Loan will address the difficulties this balance poses for post-conflict societies and makes some recommendations for how it might be managed.

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MA STUDENT READING

Readings from the current Creative Writing MA Students at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry. A chance to hear future literary stars!

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Cancer Outcomes Conference 2015: United Against Cancer

The National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) Cancer Outcomes Conference 2015 in association with the United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Cancer Registries (UKIACR) and the N. Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) will focus on ‘United Against Cancer’ locally, nationally and internationally. It will build on the theme of the 2014 conference “The power of Information” highlighting how cancer intelligence based on high quality data is improving the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of cancer in the UK and beyond.

Venue: Europa Hotel, Belfast City Centre.

Early bird registration is open ends 31 March 2015. 

Abstract submission is open and closes on 13 February 2015. 

The Patient Bursary Scheme is open and closes on 27 March 2015.

The conference programme comprises of 5 plenary sessions and 12 parallel sessions for more information visit the conference website

During the 3 days of the conference there will a conference reception to be held at Belfast City Hall which will provide an excellent networking opportunity (limited availabilty).  Visit the website for more information.

There will also be a conference dinner held at Titanic Belfast on 9 June 2015 (limited availabilty) for booking information visit the website.

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JAM 4

JAM Four programme students will present their work using creative music technologies in the Sonic Arts Research Centre.

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Junior Academy of Music End-of-Year Summer Concert

All children attending four different JAM programmes will be showcasing their musicianship skills through choir singing, brass band playing, guitar and flute ensembles, as well as some performances using creative music technologies.

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Part-time & Full-time Open Evening for Postgraduate Study

 

Come along and find out more about our postgraduate programmes by talking to lecturers who are experts in their respective fields. Many of whom have close links with industry ensuring that their teaching remains relevant to the workplace today.

Subject

Full-time

Part-time

MSc Accounting & Finance

(provides exemption from ACCA papers F1-F4 & F7)

1 year

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MSc Finance

(CFA Institute University Recognition Program)

1 year

2 years

MSc Computational Finance & Trading

(CFA Institute University Recognition Program)

1 year

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MSc Risk & Investment Management

(Partnership with GARP & part of PRMIA Risk Accreditation Program)

1 year

2 years

MSc Economics

NEW for 2015 & small number of scholarships available*

1 year

-

MSc Management

1 year

-

MSc International Business

1 year

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MSc Marketing

(Accreditation from CIM & Google Analytics qualification)

1 year

-

MSc Human Resource Management

(A CIPD approved centre)

1 year FT

2 years

Executive MBA

(Includes an international study trip and personal professional development coaching by the William J Clinton Leadership Institute at Queens)

 

2 years

International MBA

(Membership of the MBA Association of Ireland & International Students can apply for the Graduate Entrepreneurship VISA.  Scholarships available **)

1 year

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Research Studies:

PhD Accounting; Economics; Finance; Management

*http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/QueensManagementSchool/StudyWithUs/MastersProgrammes/MScEconomics/Scholarships/   

** http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/QueensManagementSchool/StudyWithUs/MBA-Programmes/InternationalMBA/Scholarships/

 

For further information:

visit http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/QueensManagementSchool/

Email: qums@qub.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)28 90974200  

Postgraduate Application Portal
If you wish to be considered for a postgraduate course, you should submit an application through the Direct Application Portal –  http://go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply   

 

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PROMOTING HEALTH AND WELLBEING-THE ROLE OF SCHOOLS

The Centre for Effective Education and the Centre of Excellence for Public Health Northern Ireland would like to invite you to this showcase event. This will be of interest to everyone who wants to learn more about the role that schools can play in promoting the health and wellbeing of children. Keynote presentations will be made by Professor Chris Bonell (Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, University College London) and Professor Simon Murphy (Professor in Public Health Improvement, Principle Investigator (PI) on PHIRN and Cardiff Co-Director for DECIPHer). A series of short presentations will outline research currently being undertaken in Northern Ireland by teams from the Centre for Effective Education and the Centre of Excellence for Public Health at Queen’s. This event has been supported by the Improving Children’s Lives initiative at Queen’s. The Centre for Effective Education is an applied research centre committed to ensuring that educational programmes and interventions are as effective as possible in helping to improve the lives of children and young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Centre of Excellence for Public Health Northern Ireland aims to build capacity for public health research, strengthen the evidence base for public health policy and practice and to improve the health of the population. www.qub.ac.uk/coe For any further information please contact Dr Laura Dunne

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Symposium: The Interwar Kulturkampf: Transnational Struggles over Secularism

This symposium will examine how the shock waves of antireligious violence in countries like Mexico, Spain, and the USSR converged with intellectual and social projects to reorder the church-state systems shaken up as a result of the First World War, producing what can be described as a transnational culture war. The following contributions will treat religious-secular fronts—both real and rhetorical—as sites of differentiation, identity construction, and exchange, and thereby offer new perspective on the secularist left, the religious right and points in between.

This symposium will inaugurate the international research network Socialism and Religion in the Twentieth Century.

Speakers at: http://royalhistsoc.org/calendar/symposium-interwar-kulturkampf-transnational-struggles-secularism/

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Ever Challenged Union: exploring ways out of the crises

16th annual UACES Student Forum Research Conference

In the last few years the European Union has been faced with a growing number of crises: a financial and economic crisis, a continuing legitimacy and democratic crisis and growing external crises with rising tensions between the Ukraine and Russia and a worsening climate crisis. We invite abstract submissions on how this “Ever Challenged Union” may or may not come about: are there ways out the crises? Has the EU changed in answer to these crises and is it on the right path?

This two-day research conference aims to provide a friendly environment in which postgraduate students can gain experience of presenting research and develop contacts with other researchers in their field. The conference is aimed at research students of all levels and proposals are welcome from students working in the field of European Studies within various disciplines. The research conference offers an ideal introduction to the UACES community.

Call for papers

The deadline for submitting paper abstracts (200 words) or a panel proposal is 1 April 2015. The call for papers is now open and we encourage submission from students at all stages of their European Studies PhDs. Paper and panel submission forms and further details about the conference can be viewed at http://uaces.org/events/sfevents/research2015/

Funding available

UACES is able to offer up to 100.00 GBP towards travel expenses for those on direct flights to Belfast and up to 160.00 GBP towards travel expenses for those requiring connecting flights to Belfast. We can offer this funding to up to 45 students - the funding will be allocated following a competitive call for papers. Paper-givers who are accepted for the conference will be informed by the end of April 2015 and expected to provide a completed version of the paper (6,000-8,000 words) for publication on the UACES website by 3 June 2015. Please read the full terms and conditions of funding before submitting an abstract. This conference is being organised with the support of the Erasmus + programme of the European Union.

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