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Queen's University Belfast celebrates Gender Diversity Charter Mark Award

26/01/2019 - Queen's University Belfast has received a Women in Business Gender Diversity Charter Mark Bronze Award.

People and Culture

Human Resources becomes 'People and Culture' Directorate

22/01/2019 - Queen's University Belfast's Human Resources Directorate has been renamed the People and Culture Directorate.

Diversity and Inclusion

University shortlisted for three National Diversity Awards

22/01/2019 - 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

Queen's technicians gather for first cross-faculty Technician Commitment Event

11/01/2019 - 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.


Joanne Clague appointed as Registrar and Chief Operating Officer

8/01/2019 - 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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Vice-Chancellor's Research Prizes 2018

14/12/2018 - 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

Launch of LGBT+ Staff Network an important milestone for inclusive university community

14/11/2018 - 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

Academic Promotions

24/07/2018 - 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

Summer Graduations 2018 – Behind the Scenes

6/07/2018 - A look at some of the work that goes on behind the scenes at Summer Graduations:

Cultural History

Queen's hosts the British Shakespeare Conference

21/06/2018 - The British Shakespeare Association Conference took place at Queen's from 14–17 June 2018.

Awards and Recognition

Queen’s academic wins UK Rising Star award for work in science and engineering

19/06/2018 - 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

Queen's welcomes the 2018 NAFA UK Study Tour

15/06/2018 - 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

National recognition for Queen's Equality and Diversity Champions

24/04/2018 - 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

'People First' – Queen's People and Culture Strategy

24/04/2018 - '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


13/04/2018 - 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

Staff Excellence Award Winners Announced

7/02/2017 - Congratulations to all the winners in the Staff Excellence Awards 2017.

Diversity and Inclusion

Queen's University shortlisted for national diversity awards

10/01/2018 - The new year brought good news for the University, which has been shortlisted for a number of national diversity awards.

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Queen’s researchers honoured by Royal Astronomical Society

16/01/2018 - Two Queen’s University Belfast researchers are set to receive prestigious awards from the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS).


People and Culture


24/01/2018 - 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


6/12/2017 - 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

Queen’s composer’s prestigious award is music to the ears

16/11/2017 - 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

All Staff Event

11/04/2017 - 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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Top graduate awarded new PhD studentship


People and Culture

Queen's academic appointed to UK equality panel

2/06/2017 - 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

HR scoops top awards


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All Staff Events

11/04/2017 - 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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Queen's wins major equality award

4/04/2017 - 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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Queen's promoting inclusive employment

14/03/2017 - The Equality and Diversity Unit is marking the third year of the successful Queen's University Inclusive Employment Scheme.

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Staff Excellence Awards a big winner!

7/02/2017 - Congratulations to all of the winners in the Staff Excellence Awards.

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Staff survey update

22/03/2017 - 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.