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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'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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Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music

Theme Fractured Narratives. The festival will feature a newly commissioned multi-channel work for the Sonic Lab from electroacoustic pioneer Denis Smalley. Also featured in the festival will be a major recent work by Trevor Wishart. For detailed information: www.sonorities.org.uk
‘Two Thousand + FIFTEEN Symposium on Fractured Narratives – Improvised sounds and stories’ Seminar on Saturday 25th April, see seminars at back of programme. Curated by Dr Franziska Schroeder, Koichi Samuels and Tullis Rennie with Keynote Speaker Cathy Lane, Professor of Sound Arts, University of the Arts London.
For details see: www.qub.ac.uk/sonorities/symposium_call.html

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1325 Women and Peacebuilding

This conference coming 15 years after the signing of 1325, will provide a timely opportunity to engage critically with the Women, Peace and Security agenda, providing new perspectives from a wide range of stakeholders.

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Both Sides (of the Pond) now: Reflections on Competition Enforcement in the US and the EU

Professor Stephen Calkins has devoted much of his career to enforcing, practicing, teaching, and lecturing and writing about competition law in the U.S. and around the world. He is a former General Counsel of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (an independent competition agency) and was formerly of counsel to a global law firm. Since December 2011 he has served as a Member of Ireland's Competition and Consumer Protection Commission and its predecessor agency the Competition Authority (where he was also Director of the Mergers Division). In this special seminar, which is made open to the University community and selected others, he will reflect on comparisons between competition enforcement in the US and the EU.

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Chilean "Cause Lawyers" and the New Human Rights Discourse

Latin American Studies Forum Seminar given by Dr Marny Requa (Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Law, QUB)

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Managing Digital Innovation Dr. Oonagh Murphy (Writer, Lecturer and Arts Manager)

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Aesthetics and Irish Traditional Music, or, a Fiddle Player Reads Adorno Dr Martin Dowling (QUB)

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The McCosh Lecture

The McCosh Lecture (formerly the Annual Religious Studies Lecture at Queen's) will be delivered by Professor Mona Siddiqui OBE, Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies, University of Edinburgh on the theme of 'Between Halal and Hijab: ideals and realities of Islamic Law in Europe'. It will be opened by the Vice-Chancellor, and Chaired by Professor David Livingstone, Director of the Religious Studies Research Forum in the Institute of Theology at QUB. 

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Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls Directed by Maggie Cronin

“If Margaret Thatcher wins on Thursday, I warn you not to be ordinary. I warn you not to be young. I warn you not to fall ill. I warn you not to get old.” Neil Kinnock, pre-general election speech, 1983.
Set in the early Thatcher years, Top Girls examines women’s lives and experiences at a time of great social change. Caryl Churchill daringly employs historical and modern characters to encounter each other, coincide and clash in this dazzling and poignant play. Their debate is, of course, still relevant today.
*For tickets please phone: 02890 971382 and email studentshows@qub.ac.uk

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Information Session 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

-

MSc Finance

(CFA Institute University Recognition Program)

1 year

2 years

MSc Computational Finance & Trading

(CFA Institute University Recognition Program)

1 year

-

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

-

MSc Marketing

(Accreditation from CIM & Google Analytics qualification)

1 year

-

MSc Human Resource Management

(A CIPD approved centre)

1 year FT

2 years

International MBA

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

1 year

-

Research Studies:

PhD Accounting; Economics; Finance; Management

 

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

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

For further information:

visit http://www.qub.ac.uk/managementschool/

Email: qums@qub.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)28 90974200  <Register your interest>

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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CONCERT: Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’ - pianist Daniel Martyn Lewis

This recital offers a rare chance to hear a complete performance of Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’ (BWV 898), which was published by Balthasar Schmidt of Nuremberg in 1741. Described in New York Concert Review as 'a truly fine musician', pianist Daniel Martyn Lewis has received high acclamation internationally for his vibrant and stylistic Bach interpretation. His professors have included John Lill in London, and harpsichordist David Ponsford. He has made many original arrangements and transcriptions. His YouTube channel is called BachPianist. https://www.youtube.com/user/bachpianistdml

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“Points of View: Multi-Roling Performance in Irish Theatre in 1990s” Dr David Grant

Seminar

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GALLERY GOES

Eilean Ni Chuilleanain, Michael Coady and Tom French Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin’s collections include Acts and Monuments (1972), The Second Voyage (1977, 1986), The Rose Geranium (1981), The Magdalene Sermon (1989) which was shortlisted for the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Award, and The Girl Who Married the Reindeer (2001). Her Selected Poems was published in 2008. Michael Coady has published five collections with The Gallery Press: Two for a Woman, Three for a Man (1980), Oven Lane (1987. Revised 2014), All Souls (1997), One Another (2003) and Going by Water (2009). Tom French’s first collection Touching the Bones (Gallery Press, 2001) was awarded the Forward Prize for First Collection 2002. His latest collection, Midnightstown, was published in 2014. Presented in Association with Gallery Press

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NERI and the Centre for Irish Business & Economic Performance Labour Market Conference

The third annual NERI Labour Market Conference will be held in conjunction with the Centre for Irish Business and Economic Performance at the Queen’s University Management School on Friday 1st May.

The Conference seeks to facilitate a wide and varied discussion on all aspects of the Irish labour market, North and South. Among the presentations there will be speakers from Queen’s University, the University of Ulster, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, ESRI & NERI.

Attendance at the conference is free however registrations are vital. Registration is available at the following link.

Event Details

10.15-11am

Registration

 

 

Tea & Coffee

 

11-11.30 am

Welcome from QUB and NERI

 

11.30 am - 12.45pm

Session 1

 

 

Michael Taft "Promoting the Social Wage"

Paul Mac Flynn "Earnings and Income In Northern Ireland"

 

Daragh Flannery/ Thomas Turner "Assessing the Wage Gap between Public and Private Sector for Managerial, Professional and Clerical Male and Female Employees  "

Jason Loughrey "Household Income Volatility and Economic Security"

 

Aoife Ní Lochlann/Tom Healy "Public Sector Pay in the Republic of Ireland"

Micheal Collins "Earnings and Low Pay in the Republic of Ireland: A Profile and Some Policy Issues"

12.45-1.30 pm

Lunch

 

1.30-2.45pm

Session 2

 

 

Paul Teague "The Eurozone Crisis, German Hegemony and Labour Market Reform in the GIPS countries"

Cormac Staunton "Cherishing All Equally: Economic Inequlity in Ireland"

 

Bill Roche "Workplaces in Recession and Recovery"

Eilis Kelly“The Equality Impact of the Employment Crisis”

 

Tom Mc Donnell  "Internal Devaluation and Unemployment: Evidence from Ireland"

 

2.45-3.00 pm

Tea & Coffee

 

3.00-4.00 pm

Session 3

 

 

Maureen O' Reilly /Philip Mc Donagh "Profiling labour markets in the Northern Ireland's new super councils"

John Turner/Gerry Hughes "Longevity Insurance Annuities for Public Pension Reform:
International Lessons"

 

Gareth Hetherington "Northern Ireland Skills Barometer"

Duncan McVicar "Work-related training and the probability of transitioning from non-standard to permanent employment"

 

 

 

 

 

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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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History Staff-Postgrad Seminar: Jen Davison – ’Redefining the black experience: African American museums in New Orleans’

Jen Davison (QUB) – ’Redefining the black experience: African American museums in New Orleans’

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Men: Enhance Your Image

This half-day workshop will focus on colour 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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"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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Scene from Within: Mark Applebaum’s Pre-Composition (2002) and Velimir Khlebnikov’s Mrs. Laneen (1913)

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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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

All welcome.

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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

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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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Aromatherapy for Pleasure and Wellbeing

This course is a fun guide to the use of essential oils for pleasure, relaxation and general wellbeing. The class will look at the history of aromatherapy for holistic health before getting a chance to experiment with smelling and blending oils, and getting advice on how best to use some of the most commonly available oils at home to enhance rooms, baths and massage preparations.

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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)

Seminar

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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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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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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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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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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 27-30 May 2015. Professor Roper's Wiles lectures will be given over four 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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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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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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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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