Student Events

Student Events

"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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Julian Friers - A Shimmering Silence

A Shimmering Silence showcases Julian Friers' series of romantic paintings of the diverse wildlife populating the Gulf region. They document this celebrated wildlife artist’s expeditions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates over the last twenty years. Not only are these works a representation of the region’s surprisingly varied ecosystems threatened by climate change and human complacency, but they are primarily an artistic celebration of the importance of the natural world and its conservation. Exhibition opens on Thursday 6 August, 6-8pm, and runs until 13 September 2015

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THE GENTLE ISLAND BY BRIAN FRIEL

Brian Friel’s visionary play The Gentle Island is about the encounter between two city visitors, Peter and Shane, and the last remaining family on Innishkeen. Like his namesake from the classic western, Shane, an engineer, seems at first to be a benign presence, helping Manus (the self-declared king of the island) and his family with much needed repairs. But when Peter and Shane are suspected of being lovers their welcome wanes. Neither nostalgic nor romantic, The Gentle Island serves as a metaphor for the continuing tension in Irish life between progress and tradition. Unlike Innishkeen, Arranmore, with its breathtaking views of Mount Errigal and the Derryveagh Mountains, bustles with resilient life; but the sight of abandoned dwellings on smaller islands during the short ferry crossing is a stark reminder of the social changes that inspired Friel’s play, providing a resonant connection between play and place.

Not recommended for under 12’s.

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Postgraduate Open Evening at Queen’s Management School

Postgraduate Information Evening at Queen’s Management School
Tuesday 15th September 2015
4pm to 7pm

To register to attend this event please fill in the online registration form

 

For further information on one of the following programmes, come along to our Information Evening.

For further information visit http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/QueensManagementSchool/StudyWithUs/MastersProgrammes/

 

To apply visit https://dap.qub.ac.uk/portal/user/u_login.php

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Population Ageing Affects All Age Groups - ARK Ageing Seminar

Debates on ageing societies mainly focus on the circumstances of older people. However, this seminar will highlight how population ageing affects everyone. Professor Pearl Dykstra (Erasmus University Rotterdam) will discuss how demographic changes have strongly altered the social worlds of children, and are creating new opportunities for intergenerational connections. She will also highlight how age segregation deprives the young of a proper view of mid-life and old age, and produces adults who have little understanding of the young. Gemma Carney and Paula Devine (ARK Ageing Programme) will present findings from the 2014 Kid’s Life and Times survey, exploring children’s attitudes to age and ageing.

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Michel Bauwens - ‘Transition to a Post-Carbon World: The New Social Economy’

The Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s and the School of Law are pleased to welcome Michel Bauwens, Founder of the Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives.

The open-source revolution heralds new opportunities for a more sustainable and social economy. The emerging “collaborative economy” is challenging conventional thinking about the role of ‘public’ and ‘private’ spheres through the emergence of a third ‘civic’ sphere where production is socially driven by open source, participatory processes, cooperation and the commons. This new mode of Peer to Peer production offers a distinct contribution to how we address the challenges of moving to a post-carbon world in accord with the Paris climate summit this year.

The emergence of digital knowledge, software and design not only create new open source approaches to the production of common goods but also new kinds of market activities, requiring an “ethical economy” which integrates social and environmental concerns. This also suggests a new role for public authorities as enablers of individual and social autonomy, ie the partner state approach. Today, and more so tomorrow, value is increasingly generated not from the sphere of the market but from the social sphere of the commons, created through peer to peer contributions, not wage labour, creating commons, not commodities. Civil society has now become productive in its own right, and we can make a leap to a vision of civil society that consists of civil commons contributed to by citizens. The emergence of these post-capitalist dynamics in the very heart of the capitalist economy creates great challenges and contradictions that must be resolved for a sustainability revolution to occur. The open source stack - consisting of design for social utility by global open design communities, distributed and on demand local manufacturing, an open source circular economy based on open logistics and open accounting, and the mutualisation of physical resources - will be a crucial enabler for winning the fight against climate change following the COP 21 meeting in Paris this year.

Michel Bauwens is the founder of the Peer-to-Peer Foundation (P2P) and works in collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property. He is a founding member of the Commons Strategies Group; advisor to governments around the world; a widely published writer, including co-authoring the 2014 book, ‘Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy’; a lecturer and teacher. After working for major international businesses and creating two internet start-ups, he is a passionate campaigner for change.

For further information visit:

http://commonstransition.org

http://p2pfoundation.net/

Please confirm your attendance with Brenda Carabine brenda.carabine@qub.ac.uk Tel: 028 9097 1153

 

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Modelling Adolescent Drug Use Onset: Implications for Diagnosing Risk and Evaluating Interventions

Speakers Biography: Dr. William B. Hansen has been President of Tanglewood Research since 1993. He received an honors bachelor of arts degree from the University of Utah in 1974, a Master of Science degree in 1977, and a Ph.D. in 1978 in social psychology, both from the University of Houston. He has served on the faculty at UCLA (1978-1984), the University of Southern California (1980-1989) and Bowman Gray School of Medicine (1989-1996). He has been the Principal Investigator or Project Director on numerous grants and contracts. US Federal agencies funding his research have included NIDA, NIAAA, CSAP, and the US Department of Education. He is a widely recognized expert in alcohol and drug prevention. He has written numerous curricula for school and community-based prevention, including Project SMART, Project STAR, and All Stars. He has authored over 130 articles in scientific journals on research and evaluation methods, prevention theory, and strategies for successful prevention practice. The goal of his research has been to identify and evaluate evidence-based approaches to prevention that can achieve reductions in the onset of use and that can be applied in everyday settings. In 2001, he was the recipient of the Society for Prevention Research “Science to Practice” award, recognizing his contribution to designing evidence-based approaches to prevention that can be used in real world settings. In 2013, he was named a Fellow of the Society for Prevention Research. Groups that have relied upon Dr. Hansen for advice about prevention include the US Congress' Office of Technology Assessment, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the US Department of Education, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, numerous state agencies, numerous foundations, the United Nations, the Swiss, Spanish, Mexican, and Portuguese Departments of Health, and the US Information Agency. Most recently, he served as a member on the National Academy of Sciences/Institute of Medicine Committee, Reducing Underage Drinking. He is currently working with Barnardo’s Northern Ireland as the complete a project funded by the Big Lottery to prevention substance use and violence among teenagers.

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Irish Pronunciation Club

One of the main obstacles to any language is pronunciation. This class is designed to go over Irish pronunciation in a relaxed format in preparation for further study. It will enhance your Irish language skills quickly and introduce basic vocabulary, making you more confident in your use of the language and in interaction with others.

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CoE Seminar by Dr Richard Emsley

CoE Seminar Dr Richard Emsley University of Manchester Causal inference and stratified medicine the essential role of mechanisms evaluation Lunch will be provided

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Parents' and Guardians' Evening

Queen’s Management School invites you and your parents/
guardians to an event that we are holding specifically for students
who are considering applying to university for degree programmes
beginning in September 2016.


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 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.


Degree programmes on offer:

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, Mandarin)


Programme

6.00–8.00pm
Refreshments
Exhibition, Lecture Room 1 & 3

6.30–7.00pm
Welcome, The Isdell Courtyard

7.00–8.00pm
Range of subject-specific talks


If you would like to attend this
event please register online at:
www.qub.ac.uk/mgt/parentsguardiansevening

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From Cromwell to the Boyne

The first day of this 2-day course will explore Ireland during the civil war, focusing on Ulster. The aims and progress of the Confederacy will be considered along with the legacy of Cromwell's brutal crushing of the revolt. The second day will explore the culture and society of restoration Ulster; the impact of the Williamite wars and the subsequent Jacobite movement.

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Career and Life Planning, Group 1

‘Those who fail to plan can plan to fail’. Napoleon. This one day workshop will explore how to create more joy and fulfilment, by taking some time out to examine our lives and to obtain clarity on what we truly want. 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, this one day Career and Life Planning workshop is for you.

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From Shakespeare to Purcell

Students will explore Shakespeare's masque sequences especially those in The Tempest and Macbeth. Spectacle, music and allegory burst into what had been fairly static and restrained theatre and continued to develop throughout the 17th century. Masques grew in ambition and complexity becoming nakedly political and fighting a long running battle with Puritanism. They emerged triumphant at the end of the century to leave legacies in opera, musicals, carnivals and even cinema.

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Up and Down The City Streets: What's in a Name?

Squeeze Gut Entry, Water Street, Crooked Lane, Back of The River Mill Street, Hercules Street. This is just a small selection of the fascinating names that once adorned the streets of Belfast’s city centre. On this trip we will discover their history and their present day names. A map and a hand out highlighting all the streets will be included in the walk. Meeting place at the front door of the Belfast City Council Information Centre, which is directly opposite the City Hall

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Starting to Write, Group 1

If 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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Stressbusters: How to Live a Calmer, Healthier, Happier Life

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the speed and stress of modern living? Do you long to spend more time doing things you love with people you love but somehow there just isn’t enough of you to go round! Holistic therapist and stress counsellor, Rosie Cowan, is offering what promises to be an entertaining day to help you decide on your priorities and stake out the energy vampires. You’ll come away with a whole menu of physical and mental tactics to banish anxiety, insomnia and lethargy and replace them with a newfound serenity and zest for life. Get your mind, body and soul back on track with Stressbusters!

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How to Write for Profit and Pleasure, Group 1

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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Ayurveda: An Introduction, Group 1

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 workshop 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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Assertiveness: An Introduction

Assertiveness is the art of clear, honest, direct communication, and in this one day course we will look at the core skills required, the importance of matching non-verbal communication and how to tackle the barriers to naturally being assertive.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: An Introduction, Group 1

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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4th Centre for Behaviour analysis/QUART Conference Multidisciplinary work in Autism: How can Behaviour Analysis Help

This is an all-day conference that makes a difference. Setting local experience and expertise into international context, this conference is scientific, evidence-based and participatory. International keynote speakers will demonstrate how behaviour analysis can be utilised to enhance multidisciplinary work in Autism for a range of different professions, including clinical psychology, speech and language therapy, nursing, teaching, and psychiatry. BACB Continued Education Units will be offered free of charge.

Keynote Speakers:
Dr Javier Virues-Ortega, Clinical Psychologist, BCBA-D ; Auckland University, New Zealand;
Bethan Mair Williams, Speech and Language Therapist BCBA;
Professor Dr med. Hanns Rüdiger Röttgers, Psychiatrist; Uni. of Appl. Science, Germany;
Patrick McCormack, School’s principal/parent of child with autism.
Liam McDermot, Nurse, Western Health and Social care Trust, Northern Ireland.

Call for Papers information: The ‘Call for Papers’ allows you to take an active part in this conference and makes the conference uniquely hands-on. We welcome researchers, students, and professionals from education, behaviour support, social care, and health, as well as parents and individuals affected by ASD to present their findings from evidence-based interventions and multidisciplinary collaborations. Proposals for oral presentations and posters are invited under the following four themes:
• Medical perspectives: Behavioural pediatrics
• Psychological perspectives: Educational and Clinical Psychology
• Communication/language assessment and teaching
• Educational practice and collaborations.
E-mail abstracts to Lisa Ruddy
Peer-review decisions: Abstracts will be assessed on a rolling basis and candidates will be notified within 1 month of submission. Final deadline for abstract submissions: 15 September 2015 Accepted presenters (one per paper/poster) are automatically registered for the conference.

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Northern Ireland Festival of Social Sciences

Queen’s University Belfast, Ulster University and the Open University are pleased to announce the launch of the second Northern Ireland Festival of Social Sciences to be run in partnership with the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) National Festival of Social Science from 7th – 14th November 2015. Details of various events/venues have yet to be confirmed. If you would like to apply for funding to host an event, please visit our website: http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/ResearchEnterprise/ResearchDevelopment/UKandInternationalFundingOpportunities/CurrentCalls/RecentlyClosedCalls/NorthernIrelandFestivalofSocialSciences/

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Mastering Your Motivation

Developing self-discipline and will power are important qualities that make a big difference to achieving goals and maximising our potential in any area of our lives. This one-day motivational workshop will provide practical tools to help you gain more clarity on what you really want from life and how to keep motivated when the going gets tough.

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Presentation Skills

This is a 2 day workshop on Saturday 7 and 14 November. Presentation skills are useful in many aspects of life. Gaining confidence to speak in front of groups is an opportunity to help gain confidence to deliver a strong and structured presentation. You will create your presentation using a step by step process, completing the programme by delivering a short presentation receiving both verbal and written feedback on your performance.

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Belfast Model UN Conference

Model United Nations is an educational conference in which students learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. This year, Queen's University Belfast is delighted to host the Belfast Model UN conference. Belfast Model United Nations 2015 will officially commence at the opening ceremony on the evening of Wednesday 11th November and will finish on Saturday 14th. The conference will include a range of workshops, talks, cultural tours and more. Students interested in participating need to register for the event through the MUN website www.belfastmun.org

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Unlocking Nutritional Health, Group 1

This one-day workshop on nutritional health is designed to equip participants with the tools to assess their diet against current best-practice, identifying key areas for change. Significantly, participants will also be supported in identifying personal barriers to dietary change and corresponding behaviour change techniques, to facilitate the development of lifelong healthy eating habits.

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Drawing on Life

This is an intensive day of drawing for anyone interested in developing their skills. Drawing is a core activity for developing ideas and a response to visual stimulus. The workshop will explore the immediate power of drawing; as a way of communicating, expressing emotion, a form of visual enquiry. The workshop will encourage the practice of concentrated viewing. We will journey through light and shade, drawing from the subconscious and choosing from a range of still life materials. Students should bring drawing paper, pencils (a range of leads), charcoal (1 box) and artists' drawing pens.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: An Introduction, Group 2

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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Act French!

This short course on Wednesdays 20 and 27 January will suit students with an intermediate level of French. It will provide opportunities for students to improve their communication skills in French while improving their pronunciation, developing their vocabulary and boosting their confidence. The short course will consist of short, guided improvisations, writing short scripts and acting out short scenes from famous French works.

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Career and Life Planning, Group 2

‘Those who fail to plan can plan to fail’. Napoleon. This one day workshop will explore how to create more joy and fulfilment, by taking some time out to examine our lives and to obtain clarity on what we truly want. 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, this one day Career and Life Planning workshop is for you.

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A Crime without a Name: The Jewish Holocaust

This is a short 2 day course on Saturdays 23 and 30 January. Referring to the first reports of Nazi butchery in Russia, Winston Churchill said in August 1941, ‘We are in the presence of a crime without a name.’ That crime was the Jewish Holocaust. In the first session we will explore the historical record, racist ideology and decision making process that led to the Nazi Genocide. In the second session we will engage with the experiences and perspectives of the victims and survivors and reflect upon both the Holocaust’s horror and its legacy and meaning today.

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How to Write for Profit and Pleasure, Group 2

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 pleasureable learning experience for the participants and also the tutor.

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Enhance Your Image: Men, Group 2

This half-day workshop will focus on colour analysis and style advice especially for men. Each participant will be tested with colour fabric swatches to determine which colours work best for them – including neutral colours for formal suits. General advice on dressing for specific body shapes, body language and personal presentation will be discussed.

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French Pronunciation Clinic

This is a short 2 week course on Wednesdays 3 and 10 February. Pronounce French with a real French flair! In a fun and relaxed format, you will participate in special targeted exercises and readings to quickly enhance your French language skills, vocabulary and to help shed your native accent. Whether you have taken just a bit of basic French, studied it in college or spent loads of time trying to speak in France, you will immediately notice positive results and feel much more confident interacting in the French language.

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Starting to Write, Group 2

If 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Visit to the Historic Clifton Street Graveyard

Clifton Street Graveyard, opened in 1794, houses the many thousands of burials that reflect the highs and lows of 18th and 19th century Belfast society. They include the Dunville family (Whiskey), Heron (Ulster Bank), Ewart (Linen) and United Irishmen eg Henry Joy McCracken, Thomas McCabe, William Steel Dickson and Dr William Drennan. Sadly, you will also find a mass grave; the resting place for thousands of disease and famine victims. A map of the graveyard will be included in the visit.

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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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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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