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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The legal needs of children and young people: the perspectives of young people and adult stakeholders

SPEAKERS: Lesley Emerson and Karen Orr, School of Education, QUB

This research, carried out on behalf of the Department of Justice, set out to explore the need for legal services for children and young people (CYP) in Northern Ireland (NI). Interviews were carried out with key stakeholders with direct experience of the legal needs of CYP, a wide range of focus groups with CYP and an online survey of post-primary school pupils to ascertain their knowledge and understanding of their legal rights and needs. The research indicates that the vulnerability of children and young people and their relative dependency on adults brings about specific legal needs, such as, inter alia: accurate assessment of competence; appropriate communication skills for adults engaging with children and young people; the recognition of children as rights-holders with the particular right to have their views sought, listened to and taken seriously; adequate time for cases so that meaningful consultation can occur at each stage of the legal process; need for legal specialism in relation to the issues faced by children and young people; age appropriate treatment by police; child friendly facilities and age appropriate court proceedings. In particular the seminar will focus on fundamental barriers to meeting the legal needs of children and young people: their lack of knowledge and understanding of their legal rights; their lack of confidence in relation to safely exercising their legal rights, for fear of repercussion; and their lack of willingness to exercise rights because they feel it would make little difference.

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Screening: Amistad

The QUB Law School Film Group (QUB LSFG) invites you to a screening of the historical drama ‘Amistad’. 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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Autism Awareness Day Coffee Morning

The QUART (The Queens University Autism Research and Treatment) Forum, as part of the Centre for Behaviour Analysis, would like to invite you to an informal coffee morning to mark Autism Awareness Day on the 2nd of April 2015

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DRC Training Event

'Introduction to Multilevel Modeling' Facilitator: Prof Paul Connolly Previous knowledge: good grasp of descriptive statistics and basic understanding of the notion of statistical significance. Understanding of linear regression would be an advantage but not essential.

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Inaugural Lecture, Prof. R Williamson

Inaugural Lecture, Prof. Raymond Williamson, Centre for Dentistry “Of Rats and Rads and HBO”

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Welfare and Public Health in the Industrial City: Belfast in Comparative Contexts c. 1800-1973

This conference, bringing together research carried out by the QUB-based AHRC project team on welfare and public health in Belfast, with scholarship on other British and Irish cities in the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries, seeks to place Belfast's modern historical experience of poverty, ill-health and the responses to them into comparative perspective.

More info and programme at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofHistoryandAnthropology/News/Conferences/WelfareandPublicHealthintheIndustrialCity/

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Socialism and the Cold War in Western Europe

With a focus on Western Europe, this conference will explore ideological responses to the sustained period of Superpower tension between 1945 and 1989. Diplomatic studies of the Cold War have, of course, abounded and, more recently, there has been an increasing interest in the cultural aspects of the Cold War. Yet the Cold War was, in fundamental respects, a war of ideas and it these that this conference will seek to understand in greater depth. With coverage that includes Britain, it will consider Social Democracy, the New Left, Communism and Eurocommunism as well as labour and the trade union movement more widely. Anti-socialism and anti-communism will be prominent themes. This conference will further examine transnational trends through the impact of European integration and the development of human rights as well as reflecting on the diversity of national experiences. It will also consider American and Soviet views of West European Socialism in its various guises.

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Investigating human rights violations in the Northern Ireland conflict: has there been impunity

Daniel Holder has been employed as the Deputy Director of CAJ since 2011. Prior to this he worked in the policy team of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission for five years, and before that he led a migrant worker equality project run by the NGO the South Tyrone Empowerment Programme and Dungannon Council. He previously worked in Havana, Cuba as a language professional for the University of Havana, press agency Prensa Latina and national broadcaster, ICRT. He has a primary degree in Spanish and Sociology and an LLM in Human Rights Law, both from Queen's University.

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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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FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS

ERIKA MEITNER AND MARGOT BACKUS Erika Meitner is the author of four books of poetry—most recently Copia (BOA Editions, 2014), and Ideal Cities (HarperCollins, 2010), which was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner. Currently, she is an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech, where she teaches in the MFA program in creative writing, and lives in the mountains with her husband and two young sons. As a Fulbright Scholar, she will be teaching and working on her fifth poetry collection, Fragments from Holymoleyland. Margot (FitzGerald) Backus grew up in the midwestern US. As Associate Professor of English at the University of Houston, her areas of specialization include British and Irish modernisms and critical sexuality studies. Her book, The Gothic Family Romance: Heterosexuality, Child Sacrifice and the Anglo-Irish Colonial Order (Duke UP, 1999), won the American Conference for Irish Studies’ prize for a first book. Her second book is Scandal Work: James Joyce, the New Journalism, and the Home Rule Newspaper Wars (UNDP, 2013). As Fulbright scholar she will teach modules on modern Anglophone Irish literature, and twentieth-century Irish and Northern Irish scandals and scandal cultures, while researching the Kincora Boys’ Home scandal.

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Broadening Visions Days

The School will hold an Open Day for undergraduate applicants holding offers for September 2015 entry Friday 24 April. All applicants holding offers will be contacted by the School.

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Inaugural Lecture - Prof Ruth Leitch

Title: Crossing Borders in Educational Research: A narrative gaze.

Ruth is Professor of Education and Director of Research in the School of Education, Queen’s University Belfast, where previously she has been Head. Her research interests have focused on understanding children and young people, teachers' identities and, more recently, poverty and educational achievement in communities. Trained in experimental methods, she has been championing creative and arts-informed methods of inquiry in educational research and contemplates some of the triumphs and tensions experienced when researching across boundaries.

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Two Thousand + FIFTEEN Symposium on Fractured Narratives – Improvised sounds and stories

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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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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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The Goldberg Variations

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. Pianist Daniel Martyn Lewis has performed throughout the UK and in his native Australia to much critical acclaim. He is now based in Wales; his professors have included Ronald Farren-Price (University of Melbourne), John Lill (London), Arnaldo Cohen (Royal Northern College of Music) and Richard McMahon (RWCMD). Daniel possesses a wide-ranging repertoire, although more particularly he is a specialist in the music of Bach and has made many original arrangements and transcriptions.

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

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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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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 Recommended textbook: ‘Central Belfast’ A Historical Gazeter, M Patton (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society).

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Examining Constructive Adaptation among Youth in Political Conflict

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

Dr Laura Taylor, QUB presents her talk titled: Examining Constructive Adaptation among Youth in Political Conflict

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

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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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Roy Carroll Performing Electro-Acoustic Music: Possibilities and Approaches for Live Electronics and Fixed Media Interpretation

The workshop will focus on the following: i) Loudspeakers as instruments - preparations, piezo pickups, feedback, resonant tubes; ii) Techniques and approaches for multichannel composition and performance software, signal routing, probability / random processes across multiple channels. iii)Fixed media and live electronics interpretation and performance combining i) and ii) - related to the duo concert on 7th May.

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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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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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Mad Forest By Caryl Churchill

Did we have a Revolution or a putsch? Who was shooting on the 21st? And who was shooting on the 22nd? Was the army shooting on the 21st or did some shoot and some not shoot? Or were the Securitate disguised in army uniforms? And were they still shooting on the 22nd? Were they now disguised as Securitate? Where did the flags come from? Who put loudhailers in the square? How could they publish a newspaper so soon? Who got Ceausescu to call everyone together? Where are the bodies?
In December 1989, Romanian Communist Party Leader Nicolae Ceausescu’s regime was overthrown by the people of communist controlled Romania, during a series of violent protests, deadly riots and chaos in the capital. Shortly after the bloodbath Caryl Churchill and a group of students travelled to Bucharest and through interviews with people from all backgrounds, Churchill has complied the first hand accounts of the Revolution into the story of ‘Mad Forest’. The three act play set before, during and after the Revolution is thought provoking, gripping and entertaining. Presenting a wide-lensed account of Romanians from all walks of life, there is as much authenticity in the dialogue as in the silences.

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

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Postgraduate Roundtable

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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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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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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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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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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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