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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Adults with Autism: Employment Skills Training

SPEAKER:Dr Angelika Anderson, Senior Lecturer at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia is back in Belfast for a short workshop. Dr Anderson about her work: "I think the work we are doing with adults in a working environment is really exciting and brings up a range of issues that make interesting workshop / discussion issues. Essentially we trialled three strategies: 1. Antecendent/preventative package, including video priming, 2. Modeling procedures (comparing video and in vivo modeling) in teaching job specific skills, and 3. Self-management procedures to increase rates of productivity. The project is situated in the context of a not for profit organisation within the community. Other data on interventions for adults with ASD make for an interesting discussion about a focus on antecedent interventions (i.e., inclusive paradigm) versus solely focusing on addressing skill deficits (i.e., medical paradigm). I think both are needed, just as you address health issues and provide individual therapies for individuals in wheelchairs as well as wheelchair ramps.' Dr Anderson previously presented at the CBA/QUART conference in 2011.

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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 27-29 May 2015. Professor Roper's Wiles lectures will be given over three 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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Constitutional Futures Workshop - What is to be done? The Election, the Constitution and the Future.

This is the final formal event in the Constitutional Futures interdisciplinary initiative and it takes the form of a round table discussion drawing out the themes of the programme and looking at constitutional developments in the post election environment. There is a separate but related research development event in the afternoon.

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“The Rise of China and its Multifarious Implications”

Speaker: Professor Athar Hussain, Director of Asia Research Centre, LSE
Chair: Dr Ting Xu, School of Law, Queen’s University, Belfast

This lecture is part of the Public Lecture Series - Transformation and Development in Contemporary China. This series of public lectures introduces the transformation and development in contemporary China. Since China 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.

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Screening: Disney's Robin Hood

The QUB Law School Film Group invites you to a screening of the Disney classic ‘Robin Hood’. 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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JeeYoung Lee - Stage of Mind

The Naughton Gallery is delighted to present Korean artist JeeYoung Lee’s first solo exhibition in the UK and Ireland, Stage of Mind. The exhibition will showcase a selection of her photographic works along with a reproduction of one of her installations, which will be re-built by the artist during a short residency in Belfast. Lee’s work represents the intangible world of feelings and her personal, psychological experiences in everyday life. Taking inspiration not only from life, but also from visual and literary stimuli, Lee creates her inner worlds with infinite patience and preciseness in her studio in Seoul, Korea. Artist's Talk: Friday 5 June, 1pm, Crescent Arts Centre On the occasion of Lee's exhibition, a series of contemporary South Korean films will be screened at QFT. Please visit www.queensfilmtheatre.com for further information.

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Dealing with the legacy of the past: the role of history and citizenship education

Keynote Speakers: Professor Keith Barton (Indiana University), Professor Audrey Osler (University of Leeds /Buskerud and Vestfold University College, Norway)

This event aims to draw together academics, policy makers and practitioners to discuss the role of education in dealing with the legacy of past conflict. The morning session will explore the role of history and citizenship education in helping young people make sense of the past and its impact on their current societal context. The afternoon will be devoted to considering the implications of this for policy and practice in the Northern Ireland context. Findings from an evaluation of the ‘Prison to Peace: learning from the experience of political ex-prisoners’ programme will also be presented by Lesley Emerson, Karen Orr and Paul Connolly (School of Education, Queen’s University Belfast). This research demonstrates the potential of programmes which engage directly with issues relating to the conflict to have a significant positive impact on young people’s attitudes and behaviours.

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Inaugural Lecture: Professor Allen Thurston

Inaugural Lecture: Professor Allen Thurston. Why evidence matters: making a difference through research Allen is Professor and Director of the Centre for Effective Education at Queen’s University Belfast. A former school teacher, his work focuses on how to improve outcomes for children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. His work has included large-scale trials to establish and test effective ways of working with children and young people. This has included using co-operative learning to improve mathematics/reading and improving outcomes for children and adults with disabilities.

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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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Part-time & Full-time Open Evening for Postgraduate Study

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

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

Executive MBA

(Includes an international study trip and personal professional development coaching by the William J Clinton Leadership Institute at Queens)

 

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/schools/QueensManagementSchool/StudyWithUs/MastersProgrammes/MScEconomics/Scholarships/   

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

 

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

 

For further information:

visit http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/QueensManagementSchool/

Email: qums@qub.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)28 90974200  

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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CoE Seminar by Professor Tom Valente

Centre of Excellence for Public Health Seminar Series Professor Tom Valente, University of Southern California US Entitled Social network approaches for health behaviour change

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Lifestart: Educating parents, developing children: Launching the findings from the evaluation of the Lifestart Programme for Parents in Ireland

This event will be of interest to parents, practitioners and policy makers, anyone who is involved in shaping children’s lives. A series of presentations will outline the findings of the Lifestart Parenting Programme evaluation across the island of Ireland (2008-2015) and provide a broad flavour of work and evidence in the area of parenting research. The Lifestart Foundation provides a programme for parents based on the Growing Child curriculum. This is an evidence based, intensive, early intervention and prevention home visitation programme. The programme is devised to achieve better child development outcomes by educating parents on how young children develop and learn in the early years. The Centre for Effective Education is an applied research centre committed to ensuring that educational programmes and interventions are as effective as possible in helping to improve the lives of children and young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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PROMOTING HEALTH AND WELLBEING-THE ROLE OF SCHOOLS

The Centre for Effective Education and the Centre of Excellence for Public Health Northern Ireland would like to invite you to this showcase event. This will be of interest to everyone who wants to learn more about the role that schools can play in promoting the health and wellbeing of children. Keynote presentations will be made by Professor Chris Bonell (Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, University College London) and Professor Simon Murphy (Professor in Public Health Improvement, Principle Investigator (PI) on PHIRN and Cardiff Co-Director for DECIPHer). A series of short presentations will outline research currently being undertaken in Northern Ireland by teams from the Centre for Effective Education and the Centre of Excellence for Public Health at Queen’s. This event has been supported by the Improving Children’s Lives initiative at Queen’s. The Centre for Effective Education is an applied research centre committed to ensuring that educational programmes and interventions are as effective as possible in helping to improve the lives of children and young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Centre of Excellence for Public Health Northern Ireland aims to build capacity for public health research, strengthen the evidence base for public health policy and practice and to improve the health of the population. www.qub.ac.uk/coe For any further information please contact Dr Laura Dunne

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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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Software and Electronics Taster Day at Queen’s University Belfast

We are planning to hold a Software and Electronics Taster Day at Queen’s University, as above, specifically for students who are currently in Year 13. The aim of this event is to allow you to gain an appreciation of the interaction between computer hardware and software, by undertaking a hands-on project. The event will be held in the Queen’s University Ashby Building on the Stranmillis Road (all food will be supplied). In order to qualify for this taster day, you are required to be studying A Level Maths and one other subject from: Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Electronics, Further Mathematics, Geography, ICT [not Applied], Physics or Software Systems Development, Technology & Design or Double Award Applied Science (OR Equivalent Qualifications). Please note that do you not need to have any previous experience of programming/developing software in order to attend this event.

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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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Year 13 Caterpillar Engineering Summer School

The Schools of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, at Queen’s University will be jointly hosting the 2015 Caterpillar Engineering Summer School. This will run from 17 to 20 August 2015 and is open to students in Year 13 who are hoping to pursue a career in the Engineering Sector.

The Summer School will give applicants the opportunity to:

1. Find out more about Electrical and Electronic, and Mechanical Engineering.

2. Discover what studying at Queen's University Belfast would be like while working on real engineering challenge projects.

3. Explore the range of career opportunities on offer, with a field trip to our partner Caterpillar.

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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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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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