The hub of Queen's Sport is the Physical Education Centre (PEC) located in Belfast's beautiful Botanic Park. Opened in 1971, the facility boasts an amazing range of sporting facilities, services and programmes to meet the needs of first time users, casual users, top class athletes and life-long regulars. The PEC provides both an administrative and management base for Queen's Sport and plays host to most of the University's sporting clubs.
The vision for Queen's Sport is to be: "The premier University in Ireland (and beyond) for sporting opportunities which are appealing, inclusive and progressive" In order to achieve this vision there has been an investment of over £10 million over the last few years in the Physical Education Centre, including:
•Ultramodern, state of the art, 120 station fitness suite with climate control
•Strength & Conditioning suite
•Airconditioned dance studios with full length mirrors
•Increased number of classes and courses with popular options such as Yoga, Bootcamp, Bodytone and more.
•Dedicated indoor cycling studio
•Two storey central climbing wall
•Outdoor training facilities
•Health & safety upgrades to the swimming and diving pools
•New unisex poolside sauna
•Improved sports science/medical support facilities
•High performance and lifestyle centre
•Disabled changing provision and toilets
•Extended opening hours - weekdays 6.30am - 10.00pm; Saturday & Sundays 9.00am - 6.00pm.
Unveiling of a new portait by artist Comhghall Casey
This conference is part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project on Amnesties, prosecution and public interest in the Northern Ireland transition. Framed by an exploration of the meaning of ‘public interest’, this project explores the inter-relationship between amnesties or amnesty-like measures and historical prosecutions in Northern Ireland. Although people will inevitably make up their own mind about what they consider to be the best way forward on these matters, the purpose of this project is to provide information on the international, historical and legal context to amnesties, prosecution and the public interest in order to ensure that the public debate is as well informed as possible.
Can the “civic reintegration” of convicted felons strengthen democracy while preserving, and perhaps enhancing, public safety? Chris Uggen attempts to place the practice of felon disenfranchisement in context and considers its effects on individuals, democratic institutions, and civic life.
Speaker: Prof. Duncan Petrie (University of York)
This paper discusses the significance of film schools to the wider fields of British film and media history, and the development of its cinema as a creative and cultural form. Although Film Schools have had an important impact on wider stylistic trends, production practices, and film-making movements in Britain, within most historical accounts of cinema, film-makers’ education has tended to be treated as a minor biographical detail or is simply assumed to be one aspect of on-the-job skills-acquisition. This paper examines these issues, and also looks at the Scottish Film School experience, and it relevance to Northern Ireland
CoE Seminar Professor Neil Pearce LSHTM Epidemiology in a Changing World
This event is specifically for prospective students interested in the part-time postgraduate programmes . There will be a QUMS presentation delivered by the Director of Education, this will be followed by break-out sessions to hear information on the programme of your choice. There will be a question and answer opportunity at the end of each of these sessions. There will also be an opportunity to tour our state-of-the-art facilities to include lecture theatre, computer suites, postgraduate common room and First Derivatives Trading Room. Date: Wednesday 22 May 2013 Time: 5.45 pm to 7.30 pm 5.45-6.15 pm registration and refreshments 6.15-6.45 pm QUMS presentation Lecture Room 1 6.45 pm break-out sessions: Lecture Room 1 Executive MBA, Lecture Room 2 MSSc Organisation and Management, Lecture Room 3 MA Human Resource Management. Note: A finger buffet will be served from 5.45-6.15 pm. Part-time postgraduate programmes on offer: Executive MBA MA Human Resource Management MSSc Organisation and Management
Professor Giovanni Staurenghi, Professor of Ophthalmology / Chairman Eye Clinic, Department of Clinical Science Luigi Sacco, Sacco Hospital, University of Milan, Italy Title of Talk: "Indocyanine green angiography: Why use it?" Host: Professor Usha Chakravarthy
Queen's Comedy Club Presents: Tom Stade Following last year’s sell-out debut UK tour, don’t miss Canadian émigré Tom Stade's return to the Mandela Hall with his brand new live show. Direct from his smash-hit run at the Edinburgh festival, join this “part devil, part dude” (Scotsman) as he shares his refreshingly laid-back and unconventional ethos on life; playfully leading audiences into a world where there are no boundaries, and anything goes. A rollicking, carefree show that is quintessential Tom Stade; brilliantly mischievous and charming, frequently cutting close to the bone and packed with sharp and inventive observations. Catch comedy’s coolest stand-up before he explodes into a household name.
ARK is pleased to announce a seminar to mark the release of the results of the 2012 Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey: 'Autism Awareness and Attitudes: A general Population Baseline', by Karola Dillenburger, Julie-Ann Jordan and Lynne McKerr from the School of Education, Queen's University Belfast
Dr Philip Cummins, Endothelium Biology Group, School of Biotechnology, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 Title of Talk: Microvascular inter-endothelial junctions and the blood-brain "barrier" Host: Dr Tim Curtis
Dr Istvan Nagy, Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged, Hungary will give a seminar on ‘Genomics and transcriptomics of Propionibacterium acnes’.
CoE Seminar Dr Taina Hintsa University of Helsinki Predictors of work stress development and individual factors
Prof Alison Cook-Sather is Professor of Education at the Andrew W Mellon Teaching and Learning Institute Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia and the Jean Rudduck Visiting Scholar Homerton College, University of Cambridge, UK. Alison will be visiting the School of Education between the 12 and 13th June. Prof Cook-Sather has very kindly agreed to lead a workshop on working with students in research and teaching.
The Development and Alumni Relations Office is currently planning a reunion for the classes of 1957-1967. This exciting event will take place from Friday 14th June-Sunday 16th June 2013 and will give alumni an opportunity to reconnect on campus and beyond. If you would like more information please contact Adele Ward, Events & Reunions Officer on 028 9097 5289 or visit the website.
At this event there will be an exhibition area to talk informally to academic staff. A QUMS presentation will be delivered by the Director of Education. There will also be an opportunity to tour our state-of-the-art facilities to include lecture theatre, computer suites, postgraduate common room and First Derivatives Trading Room. Light refreshments will be available. Time: 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm (presentation commencing at 6.00 pm) Full-time postgraduate programmes on offer: International MBA MSc Accounting and Finance MSc Computational Finance and Trading MSc Finance MSc Human Resource Management MSc Management MSc Marketing MSc International Business MSc Risk Management and Financial Regulation Part-time postgraduate programmes on offer: Executive MBA MA Human Resource Management MSSc Organisation and Management
Come and see the prA showcase of our young talented musicians, the Junior Academy of Music Spring Concert features young performers ranging from 4 to 14 years.ojects the Sonic Arts Masters students have to show in their annual Showcase event.
Having last visited the venue in February of 2012, Alabama 3 will make a welcome return to The Mandela Hall this summer. 2012 was a busy year for the band, beginning with their first ever visit to New Zealand and a much lauded return trip to Australia, they ended the year with their acclaimed Art of Theft Tour, which saw the band giving their all during a non stop 18 date tour of the UK. After the shortest of breaks to regroup and draw breath, the band are back in the studio working on material for their next album. The Reverend D Wayne Love, the band’s iconic rapper and spiritual leader, has let it be known that at the moment they are revisiting and reimagining their roots in techno music. Much as they love being locked down in the studio creating new sounds, Alabama 3 live and breath for gigging and can’t wait to get back out there for a string of new dates that will see the band return to Belfast on the 26th of June. "The best live band in the country" The Guardian "This is the first band I could ever dance to in the daytime hours without chemical assistance...and that says a lot" Irvine Welsh - Author of Trainspotting and Filth “They swing like the devil’s own dick. Alabama 3 beat a righteous drum and party like bastards.” Time Out “If anyone thinks that politics and religion aren’t suitable subjects for rock ‘n’ roll they should check out Alabama 3” The Times “The thought of not having Alabama 3 fills me with horror” Stephen King
Dr Chi-Chao Chan Eng, Chief, Section of Immunopathology, Laboratory of Immunology, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA Title of Talk: 'Molecular pathology of age-related macular degeneration' Host: Dr Heping Xu
Queen's University is pleased to host the 11th International Mammalogical Congress on behalf of the International Federation of Mammalogists and The Mammal Society. Additional information may be obtained from the Congress web site at: www.qub.ac.uk/sites/IMC11/
Now in its second year, the Summer School will provide a systematic introduction to quantitative analysis methods for high-throughput data, which is needed to analyse genomics data from biology and cancer biology. The Summer School will incorporate lectures and computer tutorials to get hands-on experience in these methods.
This international conference aims to foster quantitative research in Translational Bioinformatics, comprising Computational Biology, Biomedical Informatics, Systems Biology and Network Medicine, with particular focus on disease-related problems like cancer, obesity and cardiovascular diseases.