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Fellowship Academy launch January 2020
14 January, 2021

January 2021 marks the one year anniversary of the official launch of the Queen’s Fellowship Academy on 13 January 2020.

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CULTURE & ARTS | 11 January, 2021

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has appointed Louise Kennedy and Padraig Regan as the inaugural Ciaran Carson Writing and the City Fellows for 2020–21.

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RECOGNITION | 4 January, 2021

The New Year's Honours list 2021, published on 30 December 2020, recognised the achievements of two members of staff at Queen's:

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 21 December, 2020

Professor Claire Archbold, Barrister and Deputy Departmental Solicitor for the Northern Ireland Civil Service, has been appointed Honorary Professor of Practice in Public Law at Queen’s University Belfast.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 December, 2020

Queen’s recently hosted the University’s Annual Equality and Diversity Lecture entitled 'Tilting the Lens: A New Perspective'.

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RESEARCH | 20 October, 2020

Queen's University is partnering in a major UK-wide collaboration that will shape the research leaders of the next generation.

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RECOGNITION | 15 October, 2020

Four Queen's University Schools have been successful in the latest round of Athena SWAN awards, with a new Gold, two Silver renewals and a Bronze award.

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RECOGNITION | 12 October, 2020

A long-serving member of Queen's staff has been honoured in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List.

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RECOGNITION | 9 October, 2020

Queen's University Belfast has won two prestigious awards at the CIPD NI HR Awards 2020 at a remote ceremony on 1 October 2020.

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Staff Recognition | 9 October, 2020

Congratulations to the 174 members of staff who have progressed to a new grade/range in the Academic Progression 2020. They are:

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RECOGNITION | 30 September, 2020

The Careers Service at Queen's has been awarded an AGCAS Membership Quality Standard for their service to students and graduates, as the University climbs the Guardian League table to 11th in the UK for student employability.

Diversity | 14 September, 2020

Queen's University's Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network, 'iRise', has won 'Best Race Initiative' at the Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala and Awards 2020.

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CULTURE & ARTS | 2 September, 2020

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has announced the appointment of Oliver Jeffers, Marian Keyes, and Enda Walsh as the Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows for 2020 – 21.

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SCHOOLS | 24 August, 2020

Professor Mauro Paternostro took up the position of the new Head of the School of Mathematics and Physics in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences on 1 August 2020.

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CULTURE & ARTS | 24 August, 2020

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast is delighted to announce the appointment of Manuela Moser as their inaugural Publishing Fellow for 2020 – 21.

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Nursing and Midwifery | 18 August, 2020

Dr Sonya Clarke, Senior Lecturer of Education within Children’s Nursing from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the prestigious Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Award of Merit for 2020.

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CULTURE AND ARTS | 2 July, 2020

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has announced the winner of the 2020 Poetry Prize for a First Collection, supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies.

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11 June, 2020

Irish Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Ciarán Cannon T.D. has announced the 2020-2021 cohort of Fulbright Irish Awardees at an online celebration today.

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RECOGNITION | 4 June, 2020

Queen's University has again been recognised by the European Commission for its commitment to supporting the personal, professional and career development of our researchers.

Caption: John Astley (left), Managing Director at PwC's Operate is pictured with Alistair Stewart, Head of Public Engagement, Queen's University Belfast, ahead of the Univeristy's digital TEDx event on 10 June. Entitled ‘Adapt and Change’, the event offers informed opinion pieces and reflections on the changes taking place all around us a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
27 May, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast has announced its line-up for the University’s first TEDx Digital event, set to air on 10 June 2020, and supported by corporate partner PWC.

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Gender Equality | 18 May, 2020

Five Queen's University Schools have been successful in the latest round of Athena SWAN awards, adding to the growing number of these awards across the University.

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Queen's Community | 11 May, 2020

On Tuesday 5 May, Queen's University's Development and Alumni Relations Office launched an appeal to raise £50,000 to fund life-changing research to rehabilitate survivors of COVID-19.

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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION | 11 May, 2020

The Diversity and Inclusion Unit has just marked its fifth year of our highly successful QUB Inclusive Employment Scheme in association with various Disability organisations.

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Queen's Community | 29 April, 2020

WATCH: A video message from our Chancellor, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, to the Queen's community.

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RESEARCH SUPPORT | 3 March, 2020

Queen's University has signed the refreshed Researcher Development Concordat, demonstrating its continued commitment to supporting research staff.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT | 28 February, 2020

Queen's Sport have announced the initiation of a 'Sporting Leaders' qualification, created in partnership with the William J Clinton Leadership Institute at the University.

SOCIETY | 13 February, 2020

Global technology and business leader Dr Anita Sands recently delivered the Queen’s Management School Mary McAleese Diversity Lecture, in association with the Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s.

STAFF COMMUNITY | 11 February, 2020

Congratulations to all colleagues recognised in the Staff Excellence Awards 2019. The winners were announced at a gala ceremony on Friday 7 February in the Whitla Hall, hosted by Alexandra Ford.

Recognition | 4 February, 2020

On Tuesday 21 January, Queen's welcomed guests to a special evening event renaming its flagship Cancer Research facility to The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 28 January, 2020

Michel Barnier delivered the William J. Clinton Leadership lecture at Queen's University.

QUEEN'S COMMUNITY | 22 January, 2020

Queen's staff and students came together on Monday 20 January to join in the launch of the University's Chinese New Year celebrations.

16 January, 2020

Queen's Fellowship Academy was launched at a special celebration event in the University's Canada Room/Council Chamber on Monday 13 January 2020.

Gender Equality | 10 January, 2020

Colleagues from across the University community came together on Thursday 9 January 2020 for our Institutional and School of Pharmacy Athena SWAN Celebration event.

University News | 2 January, 2020

Queen's University today announced the appointment of Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton as its new Chancellor.  

Senate | 17 December, 2019

Dr Leonard O'Hagan CBE DL has been appointed as a new Pro-Chancellor, and member of Senate, for Queen’s University Belfast.

Celebrating Excellence | 11 December, 2019

On Monday 9 December, the winners of the Vice-Chancellor's Research Prizes 2019 were announced in a special celebration event in Riddel Hall.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 9 December, 2019

Queen’s University has become a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Recognition | 6 December, 2019

Professor Gerry Gormley, Clinical Professor in Simulation and Clinical Skills in the Centre for Medical Education, has been announced as Queen's Alumni Volunteer of the Year for 2019.

Recognition | 18 November, 2019

Staff from across Queen's University Belfast came together on Wednesday 13 November for a special event in Riddel Hall to celebrate colleagues who have been a member of the Queen's family for a quarter of a century.

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CULTURE AND ARTS | 29 October, 2019

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has announced the appointment of Anna Burns, Vahni Capildeo, and Jed Mercurio as the Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows for 2019 – 20.

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Recognition | 29 October, 2019

Susan Carlisle, a Lecturer (Education) in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, has been recognised with a Cavell Star Award for going above and beyond for every student and member of staff.

Events | 17 October, 2019

On Tuesday 8 October, staff and students across Queen's came together to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2019.

11 October, 2019

Queen's University Belfast is once again at the forefront of gender equality.

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HEALTH | 10 October, 2019

To mark World Mental Health Day, Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast are encouraging students and staff to take 30 minutes out of their day to Pause, Connect and Reflect.

Recognition | 26 September, 2019

On Wednesday 18 September 2019, we celebrated our postdoctoral, early-career researchers at Queen's second Postdoc Showcase. The Showcase was part of Queen's programme of events recognising National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2019.

Recognition | 17 September, 2019

Queen's University Belfast's first Technician Showcase took place on Monday 9 September in the Ashby Building and School of Biological Sciences.

Recognition | 17 September, 2019

As part of our continuing support of the Technician Commitment, Queen's University Belfast's first Technician Showcase took place on Monday 9 September in the Ashby Building and School of Biological Sciences.

Diversity and Inclusion | 5 August, 2019

On Saturday 3 August, over 600 Queen's staff and students attended this year's Belfast Pride Parade to show their support for LGBT+ colleagues and the wider LGBT+ community, with many others showing their support on social media.

Recognition | 8 August, 2019

Gary Daly, from Queen's University Belfast's Student Plus team, has scooped a coveted Rising Star award at the 2019 The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) Awards.

Recognition | 2 July, 2019

The team behind Queen's University Belfast's Staff Wellbeing initiative have won the award for Excellence in an Outstanding Employee-Led Initiative at the Inspire Workplace Wellbeing Awards.

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Recognition | 28 June, 2019

Professor Mauro Paternostro from the School of Mathematics and Physics has been announced as a recipient of the Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship 2018 Round Three.

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University News | 21 June, 2019

Former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, today (Friday 21 June) launched the Queen’s Management School Annual Mary McAleese Diversity Lecture series during an event at Queen's University.

Recognition | 20 June, 2019

In May 2019 the School of Psychology was awarded Silver accreditation by Investors in People.

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Staff Recognition | 14 June, 2019

Congratulations to the 117 members of staff who have been promoted in the Academic Promotions Scheme 2019. They are:

Diversity | 14 June, 2019

The official launch of Queen's University Belfast's first Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic ('BAME') and International Staff Network, known as 'iRise', took place on Wednesday 12 June.

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Recognition | 7 June, 2019

The Directorate of Academic and Student Affairs has been awarded accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating the Directorate's commitment to realising the potential of its people.

Recognition | 30 May, 2019

Queen's University Belfast have won the award for Equality and Diversity at the Universities Human Resources (UHR) Awards 2019 in Manchester.

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Wellbeing | 15 May, 2019

Staff and students enjoyed a Purple Picnic in the Great Hall and quadrangle on Wednesday 15 May, as part of the programme for Mental Health Awareness Week at Queen's.

Wellbeing | 13 May, 2019

Queen's University Belfast will this year partner with Action Mental Health to host Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (Monday 13 May – Friday 17 May 2019), holding a range of events and talks for staff and students.

New Staff | 17 April, 2019

Joanne Clague took up the post of Registrar and Chief Operating Officer at Queen's University on Monday 15 April 2019.

Recognition | 11 April, 2019

Queen's University Belfast is among 10 companies shortlisted for a Wellbeing at Work Award as part of the Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland.

Diversity and Inclusion | 10 April, 2019

Queen's University's LGBT+ Staff Network, 'PRISM', has been named 'Best LGBT Initiative' at the 2019 Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Awards.

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Have your say | 29 March, 2019

The 2019 Staff Survey launched on Friday 29 March 2019 and will be live for three weeks until Thursday 18 April.

Impact | 29 March, 2019

Staff and students of the Queen’s University Ionic Liquid Laboratories (QUILL) celebrated the Centre's 20th anniversary this week.

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People and Culture |

A new Framework launched by People and Culture this week will ensure that our leaders at all levels are informed and equipped to lead with confidence.

28 March, 2019

Staff in the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO) are today celebrating the unit’s 20th anniversary.

QUEEN'S WOMEN | 8 March, 2019

Queen's Gender Initiative brought female staff together for a networking lunch on Wednesday 6 March to celebrate International Women's Day 2019.

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A £150,000 investment to help enhance mental health services for students living in Belfast has been announced by Belfast HSC Trust, Queen's University and Ulster University.

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Student Wellbeing | 7 February, 2019

Queen's Students' Union has launched an ambitious new campaign to tackle mental health issues facing students.

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Celebrating our People | 5 February, 2019

Congratulations to all the winners in the Staff Excellence Awards 2018. The winners were announced at a gala ceremony on Friday 1 February in the Whitla Hall, hosted by comedian and actor Tim McGarry.

Diversity | 26 January, 2019

Queen's University Belfast has received a Women in Business Gender Diversity Charter Mark Bronze Award.

People and Culture | 22 January, 2019

Queen's University Belfast's Human Resources Directorate has been renamed the People and Culture Directorate.

Diversity and Inclusion | 22 January, 2019

Queen's University Belfast has been shortlisted in three categories in the 2019 Legal Island Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala & Awards 2019.

Celebrating our staff | 11 January, 2019

Queen's University Belfast hosted its first Technician Commitment Event on Wednesday 9 January 2019, celebrating the unique expertise and contribution of its 240 technicians.

Appointments | 8 January, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanne Clague as the next Registrar and Chief Operating Officer at the University.

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Awards | 14 December, 2018

The winners of the Vice-Chancellor's Research Prizes 2018 were announced on Monday 10 December at an awards lunch hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Greer.

Diversity and Inclusion | 14 November, 2018

The official launch of the University's LGBT+ Staff Network, PRISM, took place on Tuesday 13 November in the Naughton Gallery and was attended by the Vice-Chancellor, senior leaders and staff from across the University.

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Staff Recognition | 24 July, 2018

Congratulations to the 56 members of staff who have been promoted in the Academic Promotions Scheme 2018. They are:

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Staff Recognition | 6 July, 2018

A look at some of the work that goes on behind the scenes at Summer Graduations:

Cultural History | 21 June, 2018

The British Shakespeare Association Conference took place at Queen's from 14–17 June 2018.

Awards and Recognition | 19 June, 2018

Dr Geetha Srinivasan, Senior Research Fellow at Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratories (QUILL), has been announced as a winner in the WeAreTheCity Top 100 Rising Star awards in the Science & Engineering category.

International Engagement | 15 June, 2018

Queen's University today (Friday, 15 June) welcomed the National Association of Fellowship Advisors (NAFA) on their Study Tour of the UK.

Equality and Diversity | 24 April, 2018

On Friday 23 March 2018, the winners of the Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Awards were announced at Titanic Belfast and it was a night of celebration for the University which collected two awards for its work in this field.

Human Resources | 24 April, 2018

'People First', Queen's People and Culture Strategy – launched at an All Staff Event on Tuesday 27 March – aims to support the delivery of the Corporate Plan's strategic priorities through its key influencers, the people of Queen's.

Awards and Recognition | 13 April, 2018

Queen's has been recognised again by the European Commission for its commitment to supporting the personal, professional and career development of its researchers.

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People and Culture | 7 February, 2017

Congratulations to all the winners in the Staff Excellence Awards 2017.

Diversity and Inclusion | 10 January, 2018

The new year brought good news for the University, which has been shortlisted for a number of national diversity awards.

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Awards | 16 January, 2018

Two Queen’s University Belfast researchers are set to receive prestigious awards from the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS).

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People and Culture | 24 January, 2018

The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen's has announced the appointment of Jo Baker, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, and Peter Wilson, who performs as Duke Special, as the first Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows.

Core Values | 6 December, 2017

Four world-class researchers at Queen’s University have been recognised for the positive impact of their work at the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Prizes 2017.

People and Culture | 16 November, 2017

Queen’s composer Professor Piers Hellawell has been awarded a Major Individual Award (MIA), the highest honour bestowed by the Arts Council.

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People and Culture | 11 April, 2017

Over 1,200 staff attended the all-staff events on Wednesday, 4 October 2017 during which the new brand identity was unveiled.

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People and Culture | 15 September, 2017

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People and Culture | 2 June, 2017

Professor of Comparative Politics in the School of HAPP and Director of Queen’s Gender Initiative, Yvonne Galligan has been appointed to a prestigious UK body established to promote equality and diversity in academia.

People and Culture | 28 June, 2017

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People and Culture | 11 April, 2017

A series of all staff events took place on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 to launch the Corporate Plan for 2016 – 2021 and provide further details on the next steps in the Staff Survey.

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People and Culture | 4 April, 2017

Queen’s University has beat off competition from major employers across Northern Ireland to win an award for promoting best practice in equality and diversity.

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People and Culture | 14 March, 2017

The Equality and Diversity Unit is marking the third year of the successful Queen's University Inclusive Employment Scheme.

People and Culture | 7 February, 2017

Congratulations to all of the winners in the Staff Excellence Awards.

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People and Culture | 22 March, 2017

Following the results of the first all Staff Survey in April 2016 and the subsequent Listening Exercise, a comprehensive action planning process has been taken forward by Schools and Directorates.