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Equality and Social Justice | 11 March, 2021

Queen’s staff have formed a partnership with the Migrant and Minority Ethnic Council, a strategic think tank based in Northern Ireland.

Civic Culture | 10 February, 2021

A 12-week programme of GCSE exam tuition with 4 weeks of employability training has been offered to a group of twelve female migrant and newcomer students.

Breaking Boundaries | 4 January, 2021

Does a defensive wall help or hinder a goalkeeper in a direct free-kick situation? A new paper from Dr Joost Dessing and Theofilos Valkanidis of the Science in Motion Lab at Queen's examines the evidence.

Civic Culture | 2 December, 2020

Over 160 people joined an online event on Wednesday, 2 December to hear a panel of experts discuss the challenges facing the incoming Biden Administration.

Economy | 22 October, 2020

Matthew O'Toole MLA shared his thoughts on how to rise to the challenges facing the NI economy in an online conversation with Professor Richard English on Thursday, 22 October

Sustainability | 29 September, 2020

Queen's University and Habitat for Humanity team up for the One World Festival

Collaborative Forum | 29 September, 2020

This forum provided an opportunity for information sharing between NI exporters, debating common themes and tapping into the themes of Queen's University and the other NI Chamber International Champions; Grant Thornton and A&L Goodbody.

Civic Culture | 27 March, 2020

SWOT (Students Working Overseas Trust), a Social Charter Signature Project, has won a prize at the QUB SU Student Awards – another Signature Project – for their Annual Fashion Show.

Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards 2020 | 25 February, 2020

The Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards were launched on Tuesday 18 February in Hickson's Point and attended by representatives from many of Northern Ireland's leading business organisations, including the initiative's eight business partners.

Collaborative Forum | 6 February, 2020

The NI Chamber held an International Collaborative Forum on Monday 3 February at Grant Thornton in their Donegall Square West offices. Over 30 members of the business community attended the Collaborative Forum on Research and Development.

Sustainability | 6 December, 2019

A new competition inviting Key Stage 2 (P5 to P7) and Key Stage 3 (Year 8 to Year 10) school pupils to investigate the use and disposal of single-use plastics in their school has been launched.

Civic Culture and Intercultural Dialogue | 12 November, 2019

The US Consul General, Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau, took part in a conversational event at Queen’s on Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Civic Culture and Intercultural Dialogue | 25 October, 2019

Leading political researchers and academics from across the UK and Ireland took part in a symposium on ‘Unions and Unionisms’ in Queen’s, from Thursday, 24 October to Friday, 25 October 2019.

International Partnerships | 23 October, 2019

An NI Chamber International Champion workshop helping distribute top tips and key learnings on 'Doing Business in China'.

All Island Innovation Programme | 16 October, 2019

Dr Lawrence Dooley addressed an engaged industry led audience in a masterclass for the All Island Innovation Programme, giving real world case study models of SME Innovation practices across the island of Ireland.

Chief Executives' Club Lecture | 2 October, 2019

Lord Mervyn Davies of Abersoch gave a keynote address to the Chief Executives' Club members and other invited guests as part of the 2019 Declan Kelly Teneo Leadership Lecture at Riddel Hall.

Civic Culture and Intercultural Dialogue | 20 September, 2019

Researchers from a range of institutions, and from as far afield as East and South Africa, gathered at Queen’s on Friday, 20 September 2019 to reflect on the role of universities in relation to social justice.

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Key stakeholders in healthcare, criminal justice, education, policy and the voluntary and community sector gathered in Queen’s on Friday, 13 September 2019 to address forensic mental health.

Sustainability | 7 August, 2019

Sir Jonathon Porritt, one of the UK’s most respected environmentalists, called for an increased sense of urgency in addressing the climate emergency at events held in Belfast on Tuesday 6 August 2019.

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Representatives of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) visited Queen’s University on Friday, 5 July 2019.

Diversity Lecture | 21 June, 2019

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

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Civic Culture | 15 June, 2019

School pupils from the Junior Academy of Music (JAM) held their end-of-year concert in the Whitla Hall at Queen’s on Saturday 15 June 2019.

Chief Executives' Club | 13 June, 2019

The Chief Executives' Club at Queen's were hosted by Pinsent Masons for an executive breakfast on Thursday 13 June.

Equality and Excellence | 12 June, 2019

School pupils from a range of schools across north and west Belfast joined members of the Ulster Orchestra in the Ulster Hall on Wednesday 12 June to perform songs and musical works at the end of a year of music-making with the Crescendo project.

Sustainability | 10 June, 2019

A new £1 million project to address the problem of plastic waste was launched at Queen’s University Belfast on Monday 10 June.

Civic Culture | 6 June, 2019

Two MLAs, a former Northern Ireland Justice Minister and a former Deputy Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly joined civil society representatives and Queen’s researchers on Thursday 6 June for a roundtable discussion.

Policy Engagement | 6 June, 2019

The Right Honourable John Bercow, MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, delivered a lecture at Queen’s University on 6 June urging students to play a more active role in politics.

TEDxQueensUniversityBelfast | 23 May, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast hosted the first ever TEDxQueensUniversityBelfast event on Thursday 23 May in Riddel Hall.

Balmoral Show | 15 May, 2019

Queen's University Belfast took a large stand at the annual Balmoral Show from 15-18 May 2019 at Balmoral Park.

Chief Executive's Club at Queen's | 14 May, 2019

The President of Chartered Accountants Ireland Feargal McCormack delivered a lecture on the importance of caring for your staff and clients at Queen's University on Tuesday 14 May 2019.

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Policy Engagement | 7 May, 2019

Queen’s University welcomed George Hamilton QPM, Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, for a public lecture at the University on Tuesday 7 May 2019.

Annual KPMG Lecture | 27 March, 2019

The Annual KPMG Lecture in association with The Chief Executives' Club at Queen's and Queen's University Management School presented a keynote lecture from Steve Rowe, Chief Executive at Marks and Spencer on Wednesday 27 March 2019.

Chief Executives' Club at Queen's | 21 March, 2019

Professor John Bratton, Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University & Strathclyde University, addressed the issues linking organisational leadership and the challenges faced in trying to lead low-carbon sustainable changes in organisation.

Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards 2019 | 15 March, 2019

The Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards were launched on Tuesday 26 February in Hickson's Point. Attending were representatives from many of Northern Ireland's leading business organisations, including the initiative's eight business partners.

Queen's University Policy Engagement | 26 February, 2019

Stephen Nolan, BBC Broadcaster gave a short address on Tuesday 26 February to an audience at Queen's University as part of the Queen's University Policy Engagement Lecture Series, and held an extended Q&A session with the audience.

Chief Executive's Club at Queen's | 19 February, 2019

The 18th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Lecture hosted by Queen's University Belfast and Engineers Ireland, in association with The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Chief Executive's Club at Queen's | 7 February, 2019

Breakfast Lecture with Martin Taylor, Financial Policy Committee Member, Bank of England

All Island Innovation Programme | 22 January, 2019

Queen's University Belfast hosted a keynote lecture and masterclass to a capacity audience at Riddel Hall as part of the All Island Innovation Programme on Tuesday 22 January.

Queen's University Policy Engagement | 9 January, 2019

As part of the Queen’s University Policy Engagement Lecture Series, the University Welcomed Tánaiste Simon Coveney to a packed room of more than 300 people for meaningful discussion, engaged debate and open dialogue.

Irish Senator Visit | 14 December, 2018

Queens University Belfast was delighted to welcome a delegation of Senators from the Seanad Independent Group on Friday 14 December, at Riddel Hall.

InterTradeIreland All Island Innovation | 29 November, 2018

The Chief Executives’ Club at Queen's hosted a keynote lecture and masterclass with Alex Genov, Head of Customer Experience at US shoe giant Zappos with Adoreboard, as part of the InterTradeIreland All Island Innovation Programme.

20 Years of Peace | 10 December, 2018

Queen's University Belfast and Yale University co-hosted Twenty Years of Peace: Progress and Possibilities in Northern Ireland, in Yale.

Community Engagement | 21 November, 2018

Queen's University staff and students took part in a community clean up on Wednesday 21 November, the initiative organised by Queen's University Estates, Public Engagement, The Students' Union and Student Wellbeing, supported by Belfast City Council.

Regeneration NI Conference | 29 November, 2018

The Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s and Retail NI hosted a Regeneration NI Conference today to a capacity audience in Riddel Hall, entitled ‘Creating 21st Century Towns and Cities'.

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Equality and Diversity | 23 November, 2018

Conor McGinn, MP gave the inaugural Queen's University Equality and Diversity Lecture on ‘Rights, responsibilities and respect: building the common good’, on Thursday 22 November 2018.

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Community Engagement | 19 November, 2018

The UK Town and Gown Association (UKTGA) held its annual conference at Queen's on Monday and Tuesday 19-20 November 2018.

Policy Engagement | 2 November, 2018

Robin Swann, Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, called for a unionism "not for sections or factions, but for all" for his Queen's Policy Engagement Leader's Lecture on Thursday 1 November.

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Civic Culture | 18 October, 2018

Queen's Public Engagement were delighted to welcome Mr William B Evans (pictured, centre), Executive Director of Public Safety & Chief of Police for Boston College, who gave an informative talk on crisis management and resilience on 18 October.

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Civic Culture | 18 October, 2018

Michelle O’Neill, Sinn Féin Vice-President and Northern leader, addressed the legacy of the Agreement of 1998 and the challenges of Brexit in the latest in the Policy Engagement Lecture series on Wednesday 17 October 2018.

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Business Engagement | 8 October, 2018

Queen’s University Belfast’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Greer, attended his first Chief Executive Club event on Friday, 5 October 2018.

Research With Impact | 4 October, 2018

Professor Mark Lawler, Chair in Translational Cancer Research at Queen’s picked up the prestigious 2018 European Health Award on Wednesday 3 October, on behalf of a pan-European partnership called the European Cancer Concord (ECC)®

Policy Engagement | 5 October, 2018

Orwell Prize-winning journalist Fintan O’Toole delivered the first of this season’s Queen’s University Policy Engagement lectures to a capacity audience in the Peter Froggatt Centre last night, Thursday 4 October 2018.

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Public Affairs | 26 September, 2018

Mr Sammy Wilson, MP for East Antrim, visited the Institute for Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) on Friday 21 September for discussions with Professor Dimitrios Nikolopoulos.

Thursday 23 - Friday 24 August 2018 | 23 August, 2018

This two-day conference will examine the lessons learned from resolved conflicts, challenges presented by current conflicts, and the tremendous negative impact on individuals and families.

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Social Charter: Sustainability | 26 July, 2018

Guests, including Strangford MP Jim Shannon, joined the team from the Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy (CASE) on Wednesday 25 July, for a demonstration of the tidal turbines at the heart of some of their world-leading research.

Cancer Research | 28 June, 2018

Mr Shailesh Vara, MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, was introduced to the cutting edge research undertaken by Queen's University's Dr Niamh Buckley and Dr Paul Mullan, who receive funding from Breast Cancer Now.

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Civic Culture | 15 June, 2018

This year's Global Peace Index, a key publication from the Institute for Economics and Peace, was launched in Belfast, at Queen's University's Riddel Hall, on Thursday 14 June 2018.

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CESI Zones | 15 June, 2018

Over 300 school pupils took to the stage of the Ulster Hall on 13 June to play alongside members of the Ulster Orchestra.

Charity Fundraising | 15 June, 2018

The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) Faculty Office raised over £850 at a charity fundraising coffee morning for the Alzheimer's Society on Tuesday 12 June.

Professorial Address | 8 June, 2018

Former First Minister of Northern Ireland, the Right Honourable Peter Robinson, delivered his first public lecture at Queen's University Belfast on Thursday 7 June 2018.

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Annual Harri Holkeri Lecture 2016 | 29 May, 2018

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins delivered the Sixth Annual Harri Holkeri Lecture at Queen’s University Belfast on Tuesday 29 May.

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Public Affairs | 25 May, 2018

The Right Honourable Jeremy Corbyn, MP, spent the morning of his first official visit to Northern Ireland at Queen's, where he addressed a packed Whitla Hall on the legacy of the Belfast or Good Friday Agreement.

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Balmoral Show 2018 | 17 May, 2018

Thousands of visitors to this year's Balmoral Show were able to get a glimpse of some of the cutting edge research carried out at Queen's, thanks to the team who set up and staffed our interactive exhibition.

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Civic Culture | 30 April, 2018

Queen’s students from across the world took part in the Lord Mayor’s ‘Global Belfast’ event on Saturday 28 April 2018.

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Inspiring Leaders | 23 April, 2018

The Inspiring Leaders programme held its second semester Graduation event in the Great Hall on Tuesday 17 April 2018.

Research with Impact | 12 April, 2018

Queen’s researchers and practitioners striving to improve the treatment of blood cancers have been able to put their case to Mr Jim Shannon, MP for Strangford, who visited the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) on 11 April.

Civic Culture | 26 March, 2018

Queen’s International Student Support were delighted to give our international students the chance to take part in the Belfast St Patrick’s Day carnival parade this year, celebrating the theme of Global Belfast.

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Public Affairs | 26 March, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald, TD, President of Sinn Féin gave her first public speech in Northern Ireland since becoming President of Sinn Féin at a QPOL Brexit event in Queen’s University Belfast on Monday 26 March 2018.

Global Health | 20 March, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved from disease in low and middle income countries according to Professor Mark Lawler of CCRCB

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Shared Education | 14 March, 2018

Queen’s researchers hosted a visit from a group of UK diplomats in Riddel Hall on Tuesday 13 March 2018.

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Civic Culture | 9 March, 2018

Queen's International Student Society and partners prepare to put on a show

Shared Education | 12 March, 2018

A group of principals from schools in Jerusalem arrived in Belfast on Monday 12 March to hear how Shared Education has helped deliver social and educational benefits in Northern Ireland.

(left to right) Morven Ross, Sherlly Alceus, Roseann Kelly (CEO Women in Business) and Alana Keery.
Enterprise SU | 15 February, 2018

Students and staff gathered in the Great Hall on Thursday 15 February to celebrate the success of the students completing the ‘Innovateher’ programme for this year.

Infra2018 | 12 February, 2018

Researchers from Queen’s University Marine Laboratory are engaged in several projects that fit with the INFRA2018 monthly theme for February – Water: keeping us and our environment healthy.

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