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My Brilliant Career Conference

Order of Events

Thursday 29 November

5.00     Drinks and unveiling: Council Chamber


7.00     Dinner for Speakers: Old Staff Common Room


Friday 30 November

9.00     Tea/coffee


9.30     Welcome: Professor John Mann, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Queen’s University Belfast


9.45 - 11.15  Session l

Chair: Brenda, Lady McLaughlin CBE, Senior Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the Women’s Forum, Queen’s University Belfast


9.45     Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell CBE, FRS, University of Oxford

            Determining the Fate of the Planets


10.15   Professor Dame Janet Nelson FBA, King’s College London

            Subject Leadership in Society and     Academy


10.45   Discussion and tea/coffee


11.15 - 12.45  Session ll

Chair: Professor Ellen Douglas-Cowie, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast


11.15   Baroness Onora O’Neill CBE, PBA, University of Cambridge

Running a Cambridge College and presiding over the British Academy


11.45   Professor Dame Julia Higgins FRS, Imperial College London

            Chairing a Research Council and representing a national academy in international activities


12.15   Discussion


12.45   Lunch








2.15 - 3.15  Session lll

Chair: Professor Gerry McCormac, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Queen’s University Belfast


2.15     Professor Julia King CBE, Vice-Chancellor, Aston University

Running a University: A View from the Top


2.45     Discussion and tea/coffee


3.15 - 5.00  Session lV

Chair: Mr James O’Kane, Registrar and Chief Operating Officer, Queen’s University Belfast


3.15     Ms Alison Wild, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Admin) and University Secretary, Liverpool John Moores University

Careers in Professional, Management and Administrative Services


3.45     Brenda, Lady McLaughlin CBE, Senior Pro-Chancellor, Queen’s University Belfast

Chairing Senate: The Role of the Governing Body and what it can achieve


4.15     Discussion


4.45     Conclusion: Professor Margaret Mullett OBE, Director for the Gender Initiative, Queen’s University and Professor of Gender Studies, Vienna

Their Brilliant Careers, Your Brilliant Career


5.00     Tea/coffee and departures