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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'ACES' READING

An evening showcasing the work of some of Northern Ireland's most talented emerging writers, and 2014-15 ACNI Artists Career Enhancement Scheme awardees: Steve Cavanagh, Jan Carson, Paula Cunningham, Nathanial McAuley and Rebecca Reid.

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Interior design: Music for the bionic ear

Music written by various composers, curated by Hamish Innes-Brown This is a concert for music lovers, cochlear-implant users, and their friends and families. The collection of music was commissioned to be listened to equally through cochlear-implanted ears or purely biological ears, and was written in consultation with focus groups of people with diverse hearing. Otherwise music can sound like "pots and pans falling downstairs" to users of cochlear implants.

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The RAE Armstrong Public Lecture Series

The RAE Armstrong Public Lecture Series will be given by Professor Dan Bradley, Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin. The overall theme for the lectures will be “Time Travelling with Ancient DNA and Human Evolution”. Lecture 1: “Ancient Irish Bears and Neanderthal Man - What do they have in common?”

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Effective Curriulum Vitae Writing

This course is aimed at people who want to brush up their CV writing skills. Participants will be given an insight into what makes an effective CV, what employers are looking for and targeting it for specific jobs. Each participant will have the structure of their own CV to take away with them.

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Postgraduate Open Day

What is your master plan? Where will your next move take you?

Our Postgraduate Open Day on Friday 12 February 2016 from 11am until 4pm may have some of the answers. Book your place :

http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens/OpenDays/PostgraduateOpenDay/Bookyourplace/

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French Grammar Clinic

This is a short 2 day course on Wednesdays 17 and 24 February. This short course will suit students with an intermediate level of French. The first day will focus on verbs (tenses and moods). The second will be tailor-made to answer students' questions and doubts raised at the end of the first day on any aspect of French grammar. This course aims to tackle problems faced by students whose first language is not French.

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Celebrating Science at Queen's

COME AND MEET SOME OF OUR LEADING SCIENTISTS MAKING EXCITING DISCOVERIES At Queen’s University Belfast, teams of scientists and researchers are working on a wide range of projects that are having a positive impact on our lives, community and society, locally and across the world. This evening event offers an opportunity for you to visit an exhibition area and speak to a range of Queen’s researchers about their exciting work and its impact. There will then be short presentations on their research from four colleagues: Dr Ruth Hogg, Centre for Experimental Medicine; Dr David Jess, Astrophysics Research Centre; Dr Danielle Soban, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; and Dr Raj Singh Thakur, School of Pharmacy. For further details, visit http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/ResearchEnterprise/Events/EventArticles/Name,548500,en.html

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Belfast Music Society - International Festival of Chamber Music

The Belfast Music Society, International Festival of Chamber Music is returning to Belfast between 19 - 21 February 2016. "Various renowend performers throughout the festival, including pianist Janina Fialkowska, violinist Ioana Petcu-Colan, pianist Michael McHale, the Dante String Quartet as well as Live classical music for little listeners with Laura Sinnerton (viola)."

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Student Showcase Recital Part of the Belfast Music Society, International Festival of Chamber Music

Selected Final Year Performers from Queen's University's Music Performance Prorgamme.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: An Introduciton, Group 3

This is a one-day experiential introduction to Mindfulness. It has been known for centuries in the meditative tradition that the sustained practice of mindfulness meditation can have profoundly healing and transformative effects in one’s life. Mindfulness is the ability to engage with the present moment without stress provoking negative judgments. Participants will learn the basic units of Mindfulness in action.

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The Luck Factor, a talk by Professor Richard Wiseman

Why do some people lead happy successful lives whilst others face repeated failure and sadness? Why are some people always in the right place at the right time, while others are always unlucky? For many years psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman has worked with some of the world’s luckiest and unluckiest people to answer these fascinating questions. Discover the results of his work and find out how ‘The Luck Factor’ can change your life.

Professor Richard Wiseman has been described by one Scientific American columnist as ‘….the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologist in the world today’.  He has written several bestselling popular psychology books (including The Luck FactorQuirkology, and 59 Seconds), and has sold over 3 million copies worldwide.  

Further information is available on the BPS website:

http://www.bps.org.uk/events/bps-northern-ireland-branch-and-school-psychology-queens-university-belfast-luck-factor

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Centre of Excellence for Public Health NI Seminar

Dr Mark McGovern, School of Management, QUB Seminar entitled " Designing RCTs and Observational Studies to Account for Missing Data not Missing at Random" For more information go to http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/CentreofExcellenceforPublicHealthNorthernIreland/News/Title,549650,en.html

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Planning, Organising and Delivering a Comprehensive ‘Careers Programme’ in your School

This short professional development programme on Thursdays 25 February and 3 March is aimed at designated Careers Teachers and/or teachers of other subjects who have an additional Careers responsibility. This course aims to focus on some of the statutory and theoretical underpinnings around the term ‘Careers’ and break this down into component parts, as well as a practical approach to planning, prioritising and delivery of a ‘Careers’ programme within your School context.

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Queen’s Management School Undergraduate Open Day – 27th February 2016

QMS is holding an Open Day for prospective undergraduate students who have received an offer for one or more of the degree programmes within our School.  

Saturday 27th February 2016
9.30am to 1.00pm

Venue – Queen’s University Belfast - Whitla Hall

This will provide you with the opportunity to speak informally with staff and students, recent graduates and members of the business community who employ many of our graduates.  In addition, there will be short informative talks from all of the Programme Directors, staff from our Admissions Service and tours of the main University campus, including Elms Village (student accommodation). Ultimately, we hope that you choose our programmes as your firm (CF) and insurance (CI) choices.


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If the meantime if you require any additional information about the degree preogrammes, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Programme Directors

 

Accounting

Mr Martin Kelly

martin.kelly@qub.ac.uk

Actuarial Science and 
Risk Management

Mr Mark Farrell

mark.farrell@qub.ac.uk

Business Management

Dr Maura McAdam 

m.mcadam@qub.ac.uk

Economics / Business Economics

Dr Alan Fernihough

a.fernihough@qub.ac.uk

Finance

Dr Gareth Campbell

gareth.campbell@qub.ac.uk

International Business with 
a Language

Dr Pushyarag Puthusserry

pushyarag.n.p@qub.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 2 day course on Saturdays 27 February and 5 March. 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. It will help boost your confidence too.

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French: Toujours Prêt!: French for the Worst-Case Scenario

This short course on Wednesdays 2 and 9 March is suitable for students with an intermediate level of French. What do you do when a French ATM swallows your bank card? You miss your connecting flight? The train conductor catches you with a non-validated ticket? We will take a fun approach to dealing with nightmarish scenarios that befall the traveller to France.

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The RAE Armstrong Public Lecture Series

The RAE Armstrong Public Lecture Series will be given by Professor Dan Bradley, Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin. The overall theme for the lectures will be “Time Travelling with Ancient DNA and Human Evolution”. Lecture 3: “Life and Death in the Past - Which were the genes that mattered?”

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Ayurveda: An Introduction, Group 2

Ayurveda is the ancient healing system of India. It is rooted in the principle that spirit, mind and body are inextricably linked. According to Ayurveda, each of us has a unique psycho/physiological body type, which determines our individual traits and tendencies. In this 2 day workshop on Saturdays 5 and 12 March you will learn about your constitution and how to appreciate and make the best use of your unique qualities. Inappropriate diet and lifestyle lead to certain symptoms which, in turn, will eventually cause disease. We will look at practical dietary and lifestyle changes you can make to bring balance into your life, treat symptoms and prevent disease.

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Úna Monaghan with guests Inge Thomson and Mark Clare

Úna Monaghan (harp and electronics), Inge Thomson (voice, accordion, electronics), Mark Clare (visual artist) Harper, composer and sound artist Úna Monaghan presents a concert in which the folk music of Ireland and Scotland meets electronic technology. Featuring Shetland singer and accordionist Inge Thomson and a new installation in collaboration with visual artist Mark Clare.

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Remembering Brian Friel

Participants in the 2015 Brian Friel Summer School and leading Belfast playwrights including Rosemary Jenkinson, Martin Lynch, Tim Loane, Jimmy McAleavey and Owen McCafferty will read extracts from Friel's work This event at which the Vice-Chancellor will formally accept the Friel family's generous gift to the university of a fine portrait of Brian Friel by Anthony Palliser is being held to celebrate the strong link between Queen's University and the great Irish dramatist Brian Friel who sadly died in September 2015.

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WHAI conference: 'Women and Rural Society'

The annual conference of the Women's History Association of Ireland will be on the theme 'Women in Rural Society - from Medieval to Modern'

http://womenshistoryassociation.com/events/whai-conference-2016/

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Strategies for children/young people with ASD and related disorders

PEAT through funding from the Big Lottery Fund can offer support and training for individuals with Autism as well as those involved with the individuals. PEAT is aware of the struggles faced by children/young people with autism at school as well as the difficulties/challenges faced by those involved with the children/young people. Through this project PEAT Behaviour Analysts are providing support and training to help teach and support the individuals with autism, their parents, teacher, teaching staff etc. The Centre for Behaviour Analysis in collaboration with, 'Parents' Education as Autism Therapists (PEAT)', are offering five training events as part of the ongoing Big Lottery Fund project.

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Assertiveness: Dealing with Conflict and Criticism

Assertiveness is the art of ‘clear, honest, direct communication’. Following on from ‘Assertiveness: An Introduction’ course, this workshop looks at guidelines for handling criticism and conflict more effectively, and the underlying dynamics of human interaction.

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Irish: Conversational, Advanced

his one-day course will enable students to discuss social, cultural and current affairs in Irish. They will acquire the necessary vocabulary building and grammar skills and articles and radio programmes will be utilised. It is suitable for those who participated in the similar (Intermediate) Autumn course as well as anyone with a good standard of Irish. The tutor is a presenter of a magazine programme on Raidió Fáilte.

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Arnold Bax and 1916: A Concert of Chamber Music for Flute, Viola and Harp

Jennifer Sturgeon (flute), Ruth Bebb (viola), Tanya Houghton (harp) To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland, the Sturgeon-Bebb-Houghton trio will perform Arnold Bax's Elegiac Trio (1916), the first of a series of works Bax composed that are associated with the English composer's time in Ireland, a period in which he befriended several key literary and political figures involved in the Rising. The programme also includes Debussy's 1915 Sonata for flute, viola and harp (1915) - a work that, remarkably, Bax would not have known - and Bax's slightly later Fantasy Sonata for viola and harp (1927).

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French: Let's Write French

Over the course of two short sessions on Wednesdays 16 and 23 March, we will look at how to write in French. You will feel more confident writing a postcard to your French friends, an email to request a quote for car hire or a text message to let your gite owner know your ferry has been delayed. This course is suitable for people with an intermediate level of French.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: An Introduction, Group 4

This is a one-day experiential introduction to Mindfulness. It has been known for centuries in the meditative tradition that the sustained practice of mindfulness meditation can have profoundly healing and transformative effects in one’s life. Mindfulness is the ability to engage with the present moment without stress provoking negative judgments. Participants will learn the basic units of Mindfulness in action.

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In the footsteps of Patrick Brontë

Few people are aware that the eccentric father of the world's most famous literary daughters was from County Down. This day trip tells the story of Patrick Brontë's rise from a two-roomed cottage in Drumballyroney to his acceptance into the hallowed walls of St John's College, Cambridge. We will trace the trajectory of the influences that shaped the former blacksmith's apprentice and father of literary genius from his ill-fated post as master of the local school, to the church where he preached his first service after he graduated, finishing at his mother Alice McGlory's cottage.

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3 Day Course Agent-based modelling for public health

Agent-based modelling for Public Health 3 Day Course Dr Jennifer Badham, Centre for Public Health, Queens University For more information go to: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/CentreofExcellenceforPublicHealthNorthernIreland/News/Title,549391,en.html

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Final Year Undergraduate Recital Students present their work

Final Year Performers from the School of Creative Arts' Performance Prorgamme Leading up to their Final Recitals, taking place in June 2016, several of our UG performers will showcase a selection of works during this concert.

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Duo Harpverk

Frank Aarnink (percussion) and Katie Buckley (harp)

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David McCann (cello) and Simon Mawhinney (Piano)

David McCann (cello) and Simon Mawhinney (Piano)

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"Concerts of electroacoustic music by the University of Huddersfield, led by Prof Michael Clarke "

Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music - "Creative Technologies". For more information please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/sonorities

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The QUB Big Band Spring Concert

QUB Big Band, directed by Steve Barnett The popular spring concert of classics old and new, given by the QUB Big Band under the direction of Steve Barnett.

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Wiles Lectures 2016: 'Imagining War in the Twentieth Century and Beyond'

The Wiles Lectures for 2016 will be delivered by Professor Jay Winter, Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University, on 18-21 May 2016.

Professor Winter's Wiles lectures will be given on the theme: 'Imagining War in the Twentieth Century and Beyond'.

For details of times and venues, see: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofHistoryandAnthropology/News/WilesLectureSeries/WilesLectures2016/

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Social Skills for children/young people with ASD

PEAT through funding from the Big Lottery Fund can offer support and training for individuals with Autism as well as those involved with the individuals. PEAT is aware of the struggles faced by children/young people with autism at school as well as the difficulties/challenges faced by those involved with the children/young people. Through this project PEAT Behaviour Analysts are providing support and training to help teach and support the individuals with autism, their parents, teacher, teaching staff etc. The Centre for Behaviour Analysis in collaboration with, 'Parents' Education as Autism Therapists (PEAT)', are offering five training events as part of the ongoing Big Lottery Fund project.

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