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Vice-Chancellor's Update

All the regular updates issued by the Vice-Chancellor

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Update | 28 November, 2022

Last week, the University’s Governing Body, Senate, approved our new leadership approach for the University. I recorded a video for staff outlining the changes, and, in addition, I thought it would be useful to include details in this month’s update.

Update | 15 August, 2022

The campus has remained busy over the summer months with preparations ongoing for the new academic year, and the University playing host to a number of events.

Update | 4 July, 2022

Last week saw the start of Summer Graduation with 24 ceremonies taking place over the course of nine days.

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Update | 11 April, 2022

Over the past month, the conflict in Ukraine has dominated world headlines and received widespread condemnation.

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Update | 13 December, 2021

Last week saw a welcome return to in-person Graduation Ceremonies as well as Celebration Events for those who graduated during COVID restrictions.

Update | 15 October, 2021

The new academic year is well underway and it is wonderful to see so many of our students and staff back on campus.

Update | 1 July, 2021

As the 2020-21 academic year draws to a close, I would like to thank you all for your efforts and commitment during the year.

Lanyon 20.07.2018 close-up from side
Update | 4 May, 2021

The recent easing of lockdown measures is welcome news as we all begin to look forward to returning to some kind of normality.

Lanyon 20.07.2018 from a distance
Update | 1 March, 2021

It’s hard to believe that we are already in March and, like much of 2020, the first couple of months of 2021 have been an extremely busy period for all our staff.

Lanyon 20.07.2018 from a distance
Update | 14 December, 2020

This is my final update of 2020 in what has been an unprecedented and challenging year for everyone.

Lanyon 20.07.2018 from a distance
Update | 2 November, 2020

As we are now nearly mid-way through our first semester of the 20/21 academic year, it is important to take stock and reflect on the continuing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to our University community.

Queen's Community | 15 September, 2020

WATCH: A video message from our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Greer.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Update | 3 August, 2020

Over the last few weeks, more staff have been returning to campus with the re-opening of a number of key student-facing facilities, including the McClay Library and the Graduate School.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Update | 3 July, 2020

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Update | 8 June, 2020

As the University prepares for the new academic year and transitioning out of lockdown, we are currently working on detailed measures, guidance and policies to ensure the campus remains a safe and welcoming place to live, work and study.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Queen's Community | 25 May, 2020

WATCH: A video message from our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Greer.

top of the Lanyon building with a blue and pink coloured sky
Update | 13 May, 2020

As we continue to deal with the challenges of COVID-19, I wanted to reassure all staff that we are continuing to operate University business as best we can, whilst also planning for the future in this uncertain environment.

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Update | 2 April, 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the past few weeks have seen unprecedented change in how we work and live.

Update | 24 February, 2020

Last week, the University was presented with a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our work on Shared Education by The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace.

Update | 20 January, 2020

The New Year started with the announcement that Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton is our new Chancellor.

Update | 13 December, 2019

As we approach the end of 2019, it has been a busy few weeks for our University, with much to celebrate.

Update | 8 November, 2019

At the end of October, the University hosted a major event in New York which showcased the work and talent of the Seamus Heaney Centre.

Update | 23 September, 2019

The start of the new academic year is always an exciting time for our new and returning students.

Update | 3 July, 2019

We have just finished this year’s Summer Graduation Ceremonies when over 4,000 students received their degrees.

Update | 3 June, 2019

A few weeks ago, I visited India along with colleagues from Marketing, Recruitment, Communications and Internationalisation, Faculties and the Graduate School.

Landscape photo of Lanyon building during day time
Easter 2019 Update
An update from the Vice-Chancellor on his first six months at Queen's
Easter Update
Update | 5 April, 2019

Another major milestone has been reached in our journey towards the first City Deal for Northern Ireland.

Update | 11 March, 2019

In last month’s update, I highlighted the recent launch of the Students’ Union campaign to tackle mental health issues facing students.

Update | 11 February, 2019

Last week we celebrated the achievements of staff from across the University at the annual Staff Excellence Awards Ceremony.

Update | 17 December, 2018

Queen’s Graduations took place last week with almost 2,000 students graduating over the course of two days and five ceremonies.

Pathway Opportunity
Update | 9 November, 2018

The recent announcement by the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, that a £350 million investment has been secured for a Belfast Region City Deal is great news for the entire region.

Clinton Graduation
Update | 15 October, 2018

It has been a memorable week for our university with the award of an honorary degree to Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Research Showcase
Update | 28 September, 2018

This is the first of my regular updates aimed at keeping you informed about the latest news from my office and key issues for the University.

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