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Nia Classes

Postgraduate-Led Initiative

Looking for a way to de-stress, exercise and have some fun?

Nia is a holistic practice which incorporates the dance arts, martial arts and mindful movement. Come along. Be moved.

Wednesdays, 16:45-17:45, Studio 3 @ Queen's PEC 

Free for all members of the Graduate School. Contact Rose at rcampbell70@qub.ac.uk for more details.

Feeling stressed?  Stiff?  Disconnected from your body? Or just on the look out for a new way to move?

Starting Wednesday 27th March 2019, a new Graduate-led initiative begins to help you switch off from the pressures of work and study and get back in touch with your body.  Nia is a holistic movement practice which incorporates the dance arts, martial arts and healing arts, helping you to achieve and maintain a healthy body and mind.

Classes take place over the next 6 weeks on Wednesdays at 4.45 - 5.45pm in Studio 3 @ Queens PEC.  Free for all members of the Graduate School Community.

All levels of fitness and ability welcome.  No need to sign up: just drop in.  See the attached advert for more details.

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Washington Ireland Program

Join our network of emerging leaders and change makers

Over the coming months, WIP is convening young people from all communities on the island to reflect and respond to major questions facing Northern Ireland and Ireland. At regional forums, and at a major conference in Washington DC, we want to provide a platform for young voices to outline their ambitions for the future.

Click here to find out more now!

For the past 25 years the Washington Ireland Program (WIP) has invested in talented students from across Northern Ireland and Ireland providing them with an opportunity to gain professional experience in the US, to meet with global leaders, and to form networks with their peers. This year they will be be expanding their work through a series of four regional forums.

For 25 years, WIP have invested in groups of emerging leaders and influencers, students from all communities on the island, who we feel have the potential to make a contribution to shaping Ireland’s future.

To mark our 25th Anniversary, we are bringing the conversations we usually host in Washington D.C. back home.

Over four weekend events, we will explore four themes with questions posed by global leaders about the future of Northern Ireland and Ireland:

1) What should it mean to be from the island of Ireland?
2) What should the relationship look like between the UK and Ireland?
3) What should the island of Ireland be known for?
4) How should the island of Ireland respond to the external changes we can predict?

At each event we will have prominent external speakers, to help introduce the discussion.  Then WIP Alums and supporters will facilitate the conversations amongst our Forum Fellows to produce a report with proposed responses.

To complement the forums, we are also commissioning an independent poll of those in their 20s in Northern Ireland and Ireland, to explore their hopes for the future.

We will present proposals from the forums and the opinion poll at a major conference in Washington D.C., and circulate ideas to policy makers at home with seminars in Dublin and Belfast in October.

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Parents’ & Carers’ Network

Supporting Families at Queen's

The Students’ Union has launched a brand new network for students with dependants. They also want student parents and carers to tell them how they can make studying at Queen's more accessible.

If you’re a parent or carer, please join the network and fill in their student-wide survey. Or if you know any students who are, please spread the word! Find out more by visiting the Students' Union Website.

Divis Bridge

Inspiring Young People to Achieve

Want to get more involved in the community?

Looking for a way to give back?

Join Divis Bridge - A Graduate School initiative pairing Queen's students with young people at St Peter's Youth Centre. Meets monthly. For more information email: echarash01@qub.ac.uk

Postgraduate Conference

Mobilities and Moorings

Mobilities and Moorings: Renegotiating Spaces and Identities in Modern and Contemporary French and Francophone Culture
Location: The Graduate School
Dates: 30th - 31st May, 2019
Keynote speaker: Dr. Gillian Jein (Newcastle University) – “Globalism is Ordinary”
Sign up via the Eventbrite now.

This two-day postgraduate conference aims to reconstitute and reconfigure ways of approaching the status quo and challenges to it.  In this cultural climate of flux and instability, we invite attendees to become exiles – ‘citizens of nowhere’ (Theresa May) – who ‘cross borders [and] break barriers of thought and experience’ (Saïd), in order to explore identity and spatial conflict in the literary, political, multimodal, and historical spheres.



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Careers, Employability & Skills

Development Weeks

20-31 May 2019

There are over 80 individual events taking place from 20-31 May 2019 as part of Development Weeks.

There are a wide range of events and activities taking place both on and off-campus, please browse the events outlined in the link below and make sure you book to avoid missing out.

Click here to find out more and see the full programme of events!

Institute of Irish Studies

Institute of Irish Studies

What's on

  • PG Symposium
  • Irish Studies Seminar
  • Irish Studies Postgrad Reading Group
  • Spring Seminar Series

PG Symposium

Call for Papers:

The Institute of Irish Studies presents a one-day postgraduate symposium on the theme of ‘Irish Identities at Home and Abroad’ in the Irish Studies Seminar Room, 27 University Square on Tuesday 28 May 2019.

This postgraduate-led symposium aims to draw together research expertise across the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (and beyond) and promote the interdisciplinary nature of Irish Studies in Queen’s. Proposals on any topic relevant to ‘Irish Identities at Home and Abroad’ are welcome, and we particularly invite contributions that address the followings themes:

  • Irish representation on the page, stage or screen
  • Transnational transmissions of Irish identity
  • Ireland and global recognition
  • Translation
  • Diaspora, migration and identity

Proposals are invited for:

  1. Individual twenty-minute papers
  2. Preformed panels of three papers
  3. Roundtable sessions

Abstracts of 250 words should be submitted to Ciara Conway (cconway22@qub.ac.uk) by Friday 26 April 2019.

Irish Studies Seminar

The Institute of Irish Studies welcomes staff and students to its interdisciplinary Irish Studies Seminar Series. The next seminar is on Monday 29 April at 4.30pm in the Irish Studies Seminar Room (27 University Square, First Floor, 01.003) Everyone is welcome!

Dr  Órla McGrory  (QUB)
‘From the Free State to the continent: Irish language legal terminology and (mis)translation, 1922-2022’

Órla McGrory completed her PhD on ‘Legal Translation and Terminology in the Irish Free State, 1922-1937’ at QUB in 2017. This thesis explores the role and impact of Rannóg an Aistriúcháin - the Oireachtas Government Translation section - on English-Irish legal translation and terminology, with particular focus on the period 1922-1937. She is currently working as a Translator at the European Commission in Brussels.

Irish Studies Postgrad Reading Group

The reading group will meet in the Irish Studies Seminar Room, 27 University Square 01.003 at 4pm on 3 April.

This years convenors are: Ciara Conway (cconway22@qub.ac.uk) & Richard Gallagher (rgallagher31@qub.ac.uk)

The reading up for this discussion will be 'Murder: The Killing of Michael Nann and Andrew Murray' the forth chapter of Edward Burke's An Army of Tribes'.

All QUB postgrads (PGR & MA) with an interest are invited to attend.

There will be an opportunity to suggest readings for future meetings.

Refreshments provided!

See the Spring 2019 Seminar Series here https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/IrishStudiesGateway/NewsandEvents/


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Queen's Students' Union

Postgraduate-Led Initiatives


A Dance for All

Learn popular pop/K-pop dance repertoires, such as "BBoom BBoom". Enjoy a mid-week break from your study.

Every first and Last Wednesday of the month, 19:00-20:00.

This is an ongoing dance group for 2018-2019, Starting in October, twice a month at 13 University Square, Performance Room OG:10.

If you interested please do not hesitate to contact wwu05@qub.ac.uk for more info.

Bio of group organizer
Ting is currently a PhD student and also an experienced dance performer, workshop facilitator and has taught ethnomusicology dance ensemble for the past three years at Queens and performed at Belfast culture night, BBC creative festival etc as well as local festivals over the past five years.

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