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This section of the website will include up to date first hand accounts of the activity our researchers are undertaking including conference attendance, outreach activity and more!

'Tous les bonheurs by Alfred Stevens (ca. 1880)

Based in the School of Arts, English and Languages, SPaRK researcher Apolline Malevez reflects on parenting and studying in a pandemic

Based in Queen's Management School, Spark researcher Homer Wagenaar recently attended the Early Lecturers course of the Economics Network, a UK-based international network for the teaching of economics. Read his account below and tips below!

Laura Wurm blog on Website of the Economic Hi |

Based in Queen's Management School, Spark researcher Laura Wurm recently published a blog post on the Website of the Economic History

Massimiliano Russello wins Best Pitch Award |

Based in School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Spark researcher Massimiliano Russello from CNT-Web secured the Best Pitch Award for his thermoplastic welding technology at the recent Lean Launch Programme Options Roundabout Pitches .

SPaRK researcher Filippp Bertozzo recently attended the Cretaceous & Beyond: Paleontology of the Western Interior Conference In North Dakota! Read his fascinating account here.

Alvaro Science is WOnderful

SPaRK researcher Alvaro Carcamo Martinez recently attended the EU Science is Wonderful event in Brussels! Read his fascinating account here.

SPaRK researcher Lucia Klencakova recently presented at the 3rd European Conference on Domestic Violence in Oslo. Read her fascinating account here.

SPaRK researcher Lucia Klencakova recently visited the United Nations HQ in Geneva Read her fascinating account here.

SPaRK researcher Apolline Malevez recently completed a 6 month internship with her project partner Horta Museum in Brussels, read her fascinating account here.

SPaRK researcher Goncalo Rosas da Silva was recently involved in the organisation of an event which welcomed researchers to an open discussion around the themes of mental health within academia.

SpaRK researcher Hadil Sulieman was recently involved in an event to launch the newly established Jordanian Student Society, Izwitna at Queen’s University Belfast.

SPaRK Researcher Xi Wang recently attended 8th Media for All conference– Complex Understandings on June 17–19 in Stockholm. Read her account here.

SPaRK Researcher Lucia Klencakova was recently involved in the organisation of the Gender, Social Justice and Innovation Conference at Queen's. Read her account here.

On the 29th of March 2019, Apolline Malevez, Xi Wang and Homer Wagenaar, three of the humanities fellows of the SPaRK programme, created an interactive day to show the contribution and the way of thinking of their discipline. Read their account here.

SPaRK Researcher Boris Odlozilik recently attended an experiment at Oxfordshire, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), Central Laser Facility (CLF). Read his account here.

Alvaro Carcamo Martinez recently attended the the Industrial Insights 2019 at Glaxosmithkline. Read his account here.

Lucia Klencakova and her supervisor Dr. Maria Pentaraki recently represented Queen's University Belfast at the meeting of the DIS.CO (Distance Counselling Services for Women Victims of Violence or Abuse) project partners hosted by Nexus NI.

Alvaro Carcamo Martinez recently attended the 3rd European Conference on Pharmaceutics in Bologna. Read his account here.

Alvaro Carcamo Martinez is completing a PhD in Pharmacy, he recently helped to organise an event as part of Northern Ireland Science Festival, read his account of the event below.

Goncalo Rosas da Silva recently attended the MCAA Sixth General Assembly and Annual Conference in Vienna. Read his account here.

Laura Wurm recently attended the PhD Conference of Economic, Social and Environmental History in Vienna, read her account here.

One of our Early Stage Researchers, Hadil Sulieman, has written a very helpful article to help fellow international PhD students embed themselves at Queen's University Belfast.

Contact Us

For any questions relating to the SPaRK Programme, please contact, SPaRK Project Coordinator Adele Ward on sparkproject@qub.ac.uk or 00 (44) 28 9097 3078.