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QUB Mind Your Mood

Wellbeing Wednesdays at the Ulster Museum

Mind Your Mood are collaborating with the Ulster Museum in July and August for 'Wellbeing Wednesdays at the Ulster Museum'

A 20 minute guided tour of one of the museum's galleries will allow students to take inspiration, recharge their batteries from studying and leave refreshed.

The final tour will take place on Wednesday 21 August.

No sign up is required. The tours will begin at 12:30pm and will be finished by 1pm.

Any questions please do not hesitate to email: mindyourmood@qub.ac.uk

School of Biological Sciences

Anthea Swan: All-Island Sharing of Best Practice

Friday 23 August, 10.00 - 11.00, The Great Hall

The School of Biological Sciences will be hosting an Athena SWAN event on Friday 23 August 2019.  This event will be introduced by distinguished guest, Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, a name that is synonymous not only with internationally acclaimed ground-breaking science, but also with promoting women in science.  Professor Dame Bell Burnell was a co-founder of Athena SWAN awards.  For many years she was one of the very few number of women in her field and as a consequence has spent much of her career championing for the advancement of women in Science.

The All-Island Sharing of Best Practice event has been divided into two sections:

Part 1: Introduction by Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Everyone is welcome to attend. Register via Eventbrite.

Part 2: Workshop/round-table discussions
The goal of the Workshop/round-table discussions is to provide a forum to examine common themes and challenges in the Athena SWAN agenda and discuss potential ways to address these in an effective action plan. This section is primarily aimed at staff in STEM related Schools/Departments from Universities across the island who are involved in the Athena SWAN application process. 

Registration for parts 1 and 2 of this event are separate.

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School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Young People, Policing and Stop & Search - One Day Conference

Wednesday 4 September, 10.00-15.30, The Great Hall

This one day conference will explore the current agenda and evidence around policing of children and young people in NI. The event is being facilitated by QUB's Crime & Social Justice Group in collaboration with Include Youth and the Children's Law Centre. 

This event is free, register via Eventbrite.

Professor Ann Skelton, UN Comittee on the Rights of the Child
Katrina French, Chief Executive of StopWatch
Professor Ben Bradford, Director of the Jill Dando Institute for Global City Policing, UCL

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Belfast 2019 #BelfastDebate

Friday 13 September, 18.00 - Monday 15 September, 14.00, Ulster Museum/The Great Hall

Join us at Queen's University Belfast on the weekend of 13-15 September to discuss borders, conflict and Europe. 

Confirmed speakers include Fintan O'Toole, Katy Hayward, Basil Kerski, Jan Carson, Dubravka Stojanović, Andy Pollak, Garrett Carr, Susan McKay, Marius Ivaškevičius and Paul Bew. 

All events free of charge. For a full programme visit the Debates On Europe website. 

Debates on Europe is a series of events organised by the S. Fischer Foundation and the German Academy for Language and Literature in cooperation with local partners across Europe, providing a space for free and open exchange of views on what Europe is and what it could be.


Postgraduate Conference

10th Annual Psychology Postgraduate Research Conference

Friday 20 September, 09.30-17.30, David Keir Building 0G.012

You are warmly invited to the 10th Annual School of Psychology Postgraduate Research Conference!

This is a great opportunity for new and returning postgraduate students to learn more about the research currently taking place within the School of Psychology, as well as benefit from a number of talks designed to improve their skills as postgraduate students.

This year’s conference will feature Dr Sam Wass of the University of East London and Dr Eoin O'Sullivan of the University of Stirling as our keynote speakers. Dr Sam Wass' talk, 'No man or woman is an island: studying how cognitive functions develop from an inter-personal perspective', will present research involving a variety of research techniques including dual physiological recordings and dual neuroimaging to explore early cognitive development through an inter-personal perspective. Dr Eoin O'Sullivan's talk will focus on the impact of science communication.

The conference will also feature presentations on various subject areas from PhD students and lecturers from Queen’s.

Catering will be provided and the event will be followed by post-conference refreshments.

Register via Eventbrite.

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SSESW Seminar

Rule Britannia?: Brexit and the End of Empire?

Monday 23 September, 14.00 - 16.00, The Great Hall

Professor Sally Tomlinson will be giving a talk based on her new book, written with co-author Danny Dorling titled ‘Rule Britannia: Brexit and the End of Empire’ (biteback publishing). Professor Tomlinson is Emeritus Professor at Goldsmiths London, and an Honorary Fellow in the Education Department at Oxford University. She has written extensively about education policy, special education and race, ethnicity and education for over thirty five years.

Please register for this event via Eventbrite.

Click here to find out more about Professor Tomlinson and her research. For queries, contact Karen McLaughlin at karen.mclaughlin@qub.ac.uk.

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

PGCE Information Evening

Thursday 26 September, 17.00-18.30, Peter Froggatt Centre.

Are you considering a career in teaching? Come along to the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work to find out about the opportunities available at Queen’s University. We offer a PGCE course (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) with seven different pathways into teaching in Post-Primary schools: Maths, Science (Physics, Chemistry or Biology), Computing/IT, Modern Languages, English, Religious Education, Social Science (Politics or Sociology).

The event will include a brief introduction to the course, contributions from former students and a chance to meet academic staff. You’ll also have opportunities to learn more about the application process and how best to prepare for interview.

If you want a career that is rewarding, challenging and makes a difference then come along and find out all you need to know about the PGCE at Queen's University. Want to inspire? Teach!

Click here to register to attend.


17.00  Refreshments and meeting PGCE staff and former students

17.20  Introduction to the PGCE – James Nelson, PGCE Director

  • A student’s Perspective of the course
  • Careers in Teaching – QUB Careers Service

18.00  Break into subject groups

Staff will be on hand throughout the evening to answer questions on the application process.

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School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Bridging the gap between Medicine, Sociology and Social Policy using Institutional Ethnography

Monday 7 October, 09.00 - 15.00, Location TBC

Hosted by the SSESW Health, Wellbeing and Inclusion Research Group, this seminar explores the work of scientists in Canada and Belfast using the alternative sociology of institutional ethnography, developed by Professor Dorothy E. Smith, and its interdisciplinary application in the fields of Sociology and Medicine.

The event is free and open to all. A light lunch will be available. Registration is NOT REQUIRED but those with dietary requirements should contact cmcnultyburrows01@qub.ac.uk.


Dr Michael K Corman, Assistant Professor for the Department of Social, Cultural, and Media Studies, University of the Fraser Valley, Canada. His research and teaching include: the sociological study of health and illness, ageing, caregiving work, information and communication technologies, public health and health inequalities, health care reform and restructuring, and qualitative research methods.

Dr Grainne P Kearney, GP and soon to be Clinical Lecturer in the Centre for Medical Education, Queen's University Belfast. She is completing a PhD in Medical Education with a dissertation entitled 'What counts and who is accountable? An institutional ethnographic account of OSCEs.' Grainne takes a critical look at a dominant form of assessment used in Medical Education using institutional ethnography.

Cathrinea McNulty Burrows, doctoral student in the School of SSESW and seminar host. Her research focuses on the 'health and social work' of ageing autistic adults, their caregivers and the institution of health and social care. Cathrinea takes a critical look at how autism presents in adults and how the health-related activities of ageing autistic adults and their caregivers is organised by and interlocks with the institutions of health and welfare using institutional ethnography.

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