Architecture Parents Evening Landing page

An information and myth busting evening for year 11 - 14 students who want to find out more about becoming or being an architect. 

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Opening, Welcome + Introduction to Teams



Dr. Sarah Lappin, Head of Architecture

Introduction to the School and architectural education.


Prof. Julia Barfield, Honorary Professor and founding director of Marks Barfield Architects with QCAN, Queen’s based student-led Climate Action Network.

Prof. Barfield will introduce the important role of Architects in addressing the climate emergency and the leading approaches adopted at Architecture at Queen’s.


Colm Moore, Senior Lecturer and partner at Clancy Moore Architects.

Colm will discuss career prospects for Queen’s graduates.


Darrah Hamilton & Monika Ebrahimi. Alumni and  Architectural Assistants at Burckhardt & Partner, Bern, Switzerland.

Darrah and Monika will talk about their experience at Queen’s and their careers so far in international architectural practice.


Break/ Contingency



Dr. Nuala Flood, Undergraduate Course Leader

Nuala will give an insight into the BSc Architecture at Queen’s.


Teaching facilities

A virtual tour of the facilities and interactive, digital teaching mechanisms.



An introduction to the Student Architecture Society, their events and activities.


Q + A

An opportunity to ask our speakers and current students questions about studying Architecture at Queen’s and the opportunities it presents.


Thank you and close


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Why Queen's University?

The UK's ninth oldest university, Queen's is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive institutions and is ranked 8th in the UK for its world-class research output (REF 2014). It is also in the top one per cent of global universities.

Why Belfast?

Belfast is one of Europe’s most friendly and fashionable regional capitals. Described by Lonely Planet as a ‘must-see visitor destination’, it was also voted one of the world’s top ten destinations by National Geographic Traveler in 2012. 

In Mercer's 2014 Worldwide Cost of Living survey, Belfast was recognised as having the lowest cost of living in the UK, making it an ideal city in which to live, work and study.

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