Public Engagement News
Irish Senator Visit
14/12/2018 - 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
29/11/2018 - 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
10/12/2018 - Queen's University Belfast and Yale University co-hosted Twenty Years of Peace: Progress and Possibilities in Northern Ireland, in Yale.
21/11/2018 - 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
29/11/2018 - 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'.
Equality and Diversity
23/11/2018 - 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.
2/11/2018 - 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.
18/10/2018 - 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.
18/10/2018 - 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.
8/10/2018 - 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
4/10/2018 - 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)®
5/10/2018 - 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.
26/09/2018 - 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
23/08/2018 - 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.
Social Charter: Sustainability
26/07/2018 - 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.
28/06/2018 - 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.
15/06/2018 - 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.
15/06/2018 - 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.
8/06/2018 - 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.
Annual Harri Holkeri Lecture 2016
29/05/2018 - President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins delivered the Sixth Annual Harri Holkeri Lecture at Queen’s University Belfast on Tuesday 29 May.
25/05/2018 - 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.
Balmoral Show 2018
17/05/2018 - 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.
30/04/2018 - Queen’s students from across the world took part in the Lord Mayor’s ‘Global Belfast’ event on Saturday 28 April 2018.
Research with Impact
12/04/2018 - 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.
26/03/2018 - 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.
26/03/2018 - 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.
20/03/2018 - Hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved from disease in low and middle income countries according to Professor Mark Lawler of CCRCB
12/03/2018 - 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.
15/02/2018 - 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.
12/02/2018 - 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.