Student Events

Student Events

The EU Referendum & Northern Ireland: ask the experts

In the run-up to the UK referendum on continued EU membership, opinions are divided and very pronounced. Most agree that this is one of the most important decisions in this decade for the electorate to take. The polls suggest that the referendum will be contested and each individual vote (or decision not to vote) will make a difference.

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"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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The Girl-The Woman: Global Girlhood Symposium

‘The Girl-The Woman: Beyond Global and Generational Borders’ research project is hosting a symposium on the theme of Global Girlhood focusing on the experience of girls and girlhood, in order to illuminate how girls’ identities are constructed, given expression and recognized. Our keynote presentation will be: ‘The girl-the woman’: a reading of selected poetry by Dr Sinéad Morrissey, the first Belfast poet laureate. For the full programme please go to: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/InstituteforCollaborativeResearchintheHumanities/ProjectResearchGroups/2013-14ProjectResearchGroups/TheGirl-TheWomanBeyondGlobalandGenerationalBorders/

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"Transforming Your Care - Future Research Considerations"

Session:Transforming your Care (TYC) is a major reform of health and social care services. It is vital that researchers are aware of the changes to structures, systems, cultures, and practice which are taking place. We would like you to come away with a sound understanding of TYC and to start thinking about how and where your research may impact. This event will be of interest to PhD students and research staff. This event is being organised by the Community Development & Health Network on behalf of the Centre of Excellence for Public Health NI

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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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Mobility and Equality - Friend or Foe? Call for Papers for lunchtime research seminar on 7 June 2016 in Belfast

Free movement of persons offers immense opportunity for integrating Europe's societies. Nonetheless, its alleged negative effects are in focus in the UK referendum debate as well as in other Member States. Mobility paired with equality is portrayed as enhancing inequalities, threatening social cohesion and ruining national welfare state arrangements. These fears inhibit proactive policies to explore the potential of mobility. The first research seminar of the JMCE "Tensions at the Fringes of the EU" (TREUP), kicking off with a key note by Catherine Barnard and further contributions by Dagmar Schiek, Yvonne Galligan and Bal Sokhi Bulley, offers a forum for interdisciplinary exchange on the interrelation of mobility and equality, the relevance of mobility for EU citizens as well as non-EU citizens, and its impact on inequalities resulting from gender, ethnicity, race, disability and their intersections. Papers on all aspects of mobility are invited (for more information).

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Artist Talk with Heather Shearer

The Naughton Gallery hosts an artist talk and tour of the current exhibition - Four Directions, by Aboriginal artist Heather Kamarra Shearer. Heather will introduce the work, and share her life story which is so integral to her creative practice. The talk will be followed by a Q&A with the artist. This is a free event, no booking required.

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Queen's Management School Doctoral Colloquium 2016

Theme: Innovation and New Technologies

Queen’s Management School will be holding its annual annual Doctoral Colloquium on 8th June 2016.

The colloquium will have a general theme of innovation and new technologies, and presentations will be from postgraduate research students across Management, Finance, Economics and Accounting. This event represents an excellent opportunity for prospective research students to meet current students and supervisors, and to find out what academic research entails. The keynote speaker is Dr Gerben Bakker, Associate Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics. Dr Bakker has published in the fields of innovation, economic and business history, corporate finance, and intellectual property rights. His research has appeared in journals such as The Journal of Economic History and Research Policy, and he is the author of a book on the industrialisation of entertainment (Cambridge University Press, 2008). He also has considerable experience of communicating research with a view to influencing public policy.

For a full programme, please visit: http://www.quceh.org.uk/doctoral-colloquium-2016.html

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Year 13 Parents' Evening - Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Queen’s University Belfast would like to invite students in Year 13 (or equivalent) at school or college, and their parents/guardians, to its Year 13 Parents’ Evening. This is for undergraduate degrees in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. At this event, you will have the opportunity to: • Attend talks on the undergraduate degrees in the Faculty • Hear about the employability opportunities open to our graduates • Meet academics and current students

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Belfast Self-Portrait

The Belfast Self-Portrait exhibition is a community photography project offering a unique visual snapshot of the changing demographics of Belfast and – in the context of the post-Brexit increase in hate-crime and ongoing issues around sectarianism – will provide a positive image of the city’s growing diversity. The project, which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, is a partnership between Queen’s University Belfast, Castle Court Shopping Centre and the Ulster Museum. Led by Dr Kieran Connell, lecturer in contemporary British history and expert in social and cultural history at Queen’s, the project offers an alternative perspective of a city that continues to be seen through the prism of division and conflict. In the autumn 2016, a photography studio was set up in two widely-used public spaces, Castle Court Shopping Centre and the Ulster Museum in Belfast. Over 200 members of the public participated, taking 1,000 self-portraits in total. 97 images and 25 framed images will feature in the public exhibition. The format of the project was initially developed by photographer Brian Homer in Birmingham in 1979, at a time of increasing anxieties about race and immigration. Developed by Homer and the photographer Timm Sonnenschein, this is the first time a project of this kind has run in Northern Ireland. All of the images taken will be donated to the Ulster Museum’s collections as part of their ‘Collecting the Troubles and Beyond’ project, which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Admission is free and suitable for all age ranges.

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SEMINAR SERIES: Professor Jodie Simpson, The University of Newcastle, Australia

The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine is pleased to present a research seminar by Professor Jodie Simpson on 15th August at 1pm in the Basement Seminar Room of WWIEM

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