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Queen’s Shortlisted for Workplace Equality and Diversity Award

Equality and Diversity | 13 December, 2016

Queen’s has been shortlisted for a national award to recognise Northern Ireland employers who actively promote equality and diversity within their organisations.


EEECS and ECIT awarded Silver Investors in People Accreditation

Investors in People | 12 December, 2016

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology have achieved silver accreditation against the Investors in People Standard for the next three years.

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Academic Promotions Scheme for 2017 now open

Promotions | 12 December, 2016

The Academic Promotions Scheme for 2017 and the ECIT Engineers Promotions Scheme for 2017 are now live.

Regius Professorship awarded to Professor John McCanny

ECIT Director awarded prestigious Regius Professorship

9 December, 2016

Northern Ireland’s first Regius Professorship has been bestowed upon Queen’s University’s Professor John McCanny FRS FREng. The prestigious award was conferred by the University’s Chancellor, Thomas J Moran.

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School of Law and Mitchell Institute Secure Major Grant on Reparations And Transitional Justice

Research | 7 December, 2016

An interdisciplinary team based in the School of Law and the Senator George J Mitchell Institute have secured a major AHRC grant for a comparative study of Reparations and Victimhood in Transitional Societies.


Colleague recognised for significant contribution to the field of academic Nephrology

Awards | 6 December, 2016

Dr Helen Noble, a Lecturer in Health Services Research in Queen’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, has been awarded the 2016 Walls Bursary by the Renal Association.

Colleagues recognised for their positive impact on society

Awards | 21 November, 2016

Four world-class researchers at Queen’s have been recognised for the positive impact of their work at the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Prizes 2016.

Estate’s Directorate’s Neill Weir placed 2nd in the world’s most prestigious outdoor footrace

Estates Directorate | 15 November, 2016

Neill Weir, Assistant Estates Manager in Queen’s Estates Services, has successfully completed 250km in seven days in the prestigious Atacama Crossing, a self-supported race across the Atacama desert in Chile.

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Blue Plaque at Queen’s in honour of Professor AE Muskett

Blue Plaque | 14 November, 2016

The Ulster History Circle has unveiled a Blue Plaque at Queen’s in honour of the late Professor AE Muskett.

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Queen’s launches new Trans Equality Policy

Equality and Diversity | 14 November, 2016

As part of its commitment to equality and diversity, the University recently launched a new Trans Equality Policy.

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Staff Excellence Awards launched

Awards | 3 November, 2016

The University has launched the first ever institutional all staff awards to celebrate and reward the outstanding work that goes on across Queen's.

Research breakthrough may help help predict pre-eclampsia

Top healthcare award for Gestational Diabetes resource

Health | 26 October, 2016

An online educational resource commissioned by Queen’s and produced by integrated communications agency Morrow Communications, has been recognised at the prestigious UK Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes Awards.

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Lecturer recognised for outstanding leadership

Staff recognition | 17 October, 2016

A lecturer from the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology has been recognised for her outstanding leadership.

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Athena SWAN Success

Athena Swan Awards | 7 October, 2016

Queen’s remains one of the leading institutions in the UK for its work on gender equality following the latest round of Athena SWAN Awards.

Queen’s named a family friendly employer

Human Resources | 30 September, 2016

Queen’s has been named the most family friendly employer in the Education Sector at this year’s Employers for Childcare Awards.

Hillsborough author Professor Phil Scraton receives Freedom of the City of Liverpool

Society | 23 September, 2016

The Queen’s Professor who played a central role in uncovering the truth about the Hillsborough disaster has received the Freedom of the City, alongside unprecedented posthumous awards to the 96 people who died and Kenny and Marina Dalglish.

Queens Cleaner wins British Institute of Cleaning Science Award. Liam McLarnon(left) with his supervisor, Carol Clarke (right).

Queen's Cleaner wins British Institute of Cleaning Science Award

Estates | 15 September, 2016

Liam McLornan, a cleaner from Queen's Estates directorate, has won the Northern Ireland award for Best Cleaning Operative in Education at The British Institute of Cleaning Science Awards 2016.

Queen's Languages Professor shortlisted for higher education award

Award | 6 September, 2016

Professor Isabel Torres of the School of Arts, English and Languages has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education (THE) Award 2016 for 'Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year'.

Nigel Scollan New Director IGFS

Institute for Global Food Security Director joins Oxford Farming Conference board

NEW APPOINTMENT | 6 September, 2016

Professor Nigel Scollan is one of three new directors appointed to The Oxford Farming Conference board (OFC) in January 2017.

Queen’s University and Ulster Orchestra strike a chord with new partnership

Culture and Arts | 15 August, 2016

A new partnership between Queen's University and the Ulster Orchestra will see aspiring performers and composers work with professional musicians to mark the Orchestra’s 50th season.

Queen's Professor appointed to Fellowship at world's number one Think Tank

Society | 9 August, 2016

A Queen's University Professor has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship at the world's number one Think Tank, Brookings.

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Staff win Queen’s University Teaching Awards

Teaching | 1 August, 2016

Nine individuals and teams from across the University have received Teaching Awards this year in recognition of their excellence in teaching and learning.

Queen’s Summer Scheme celebrates 20th Anniversary

Queen's Sport | 8 August, 2016

For 20 years, Queen’s Sport has opened its doors to young people across Northern Ireland to take part in their annual summer scheme.

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Queen’s Inclusive Employment Scheme celebrates successful year

Equality and Diversity | 3 August, 2016

Queen’s Inclusive Employment Scheme, a placement programme for people with a disability, has celebrated another successful year.

Professor Carruthers appointed to AHRC Leadership Fellowship in Modern Languages

Culture and Arts | 28 July, 2016

Professor Janice Carruthers, Head of the School of Modern Languages, has been appointed by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to a new Leadership Fellowship in Modern Languages.

Queen’s historian elected Fellow of British Academy

Society | 25 July, 2016

A leading historian from Queen’s has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

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Queen's lecturer and student receive Fulbright Awards

Fulbright Awards | 20 July, 2016

A Queen’s lecturer and a PhD student are set to go to the United States on Fulbright Awards.

Queen’s Professor receives top Spanish Award

Award | 15 July, 2016

Professor Isabel Torres, Head of Spanish and Portuguese at Queen’s, has been awarded one of Spain’s highest accolades in recognition of her outstanding scholarly contribution to Spanish literature.


Queen’s recognised for HR Excellence

HR Excellence Award | 30 June, 2016

Queen’s has been recognised by the European Commission for its commitment to supporting the personal, professional and career development of its researchers.

Staff volunteer recognised at Queen’s Students’ Union Volunteering Excellency Awards

Volunteering | 17 June, 2016

Queen’s staff member Tricia Lock has been named ‘Staff Volunteer of the Year’ at the Queen’s Students’ Union Volunteering Excellency Awards, sponsored by KPMG.

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Staff achievements celebrated at Green Awards 2016

Green Awards | 17 June, 2016

Christine Carrothers from Information Services is this year’s ‘Environmental Champion of the Year’.

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Professor awarded CBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

13 June, 2016

Professor Usha Chakravarthy, a world-leading authority on eye disease, has been awarded the CBE in the latest Queen’s Birthday honours.

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Professor selected as Arbitrator for the 2016 UEFA European Championship

Law | 12 June, 2016

Professor Jack Anderson from the School of Law has been selected as an arbitrator for the UEFA EURO 2016 in France.

Queen’s appoints new Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement

International | 9 June, 2016

A leading academic in Irish and British History and Politics has been appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Queen’s awarded Northern Ireland’s first Regius Professorship by Her Majesty The Queen

6 June, 2016

Queen’s has welcomed the announcement that it has been awarded Northern Ireland’s first Regius Professorship by Her Majesty The Queen.

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Queen’s Pharmacy Professor scoops CRS Young Investigator of the Year Award

Pharmacy | 1 June, 2016

Professor Ryan Donnelly, Chair in Pharmaceutical Technology in the School of Pharmacy, has been named Controlled Release Society (CRS) Young Investigator of the Year 2016.

Queen’s buildings recognised in RICS Awards 2016

RICS Awards 2016 | 1 June, 2016

The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine has been crowned Project of the Year at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards 2016.

Queen's Staff Choir part of the Staff Wellbeing initiative

Queen's Friday Choir: End of Term Performance

Staff Wellbeing | 23 May, 2016

Launched by Staff Wellbeing at Queen's in February 2016 to help promote physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing, Queen’s Friday Choir gave an end of term performance on Friday 20 May 2016 in the Great Hall.

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Queen's wins energy awards

Energy | 27 May, 2016

Queen’s has been recognised for its use of innovative technologies to make substantial energy savings.

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Staff Wellbeing shortlisted for three awards

Staff Wellbeing | 23 May, 2016

Queen’s has been shortlisted for three awards for the work it is doing to support staff to prioritise their health and wellbeing and embrace positive lifestyle choices.

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Staff recognised at Students’ Union Education Awards

SU Education Awards 2016 | 18 May, 2016

The Queen’s Students’ Union Education Awards recently recognised the work of individual members of teaching staff, students and schools.

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Athena SWAN success for Schools

Athena SWAN Awards | 4 May, 2016

Two Queen's Schools are among the first to receive new Athena SWAN awards covering non-STEMM subjects.

Nigel Scollan New Director IGFS

Food safety expert appointed to lead Queen’s Institute for Global Food Security


A world-leading expert in animal agriculture and associated supply chains has been appointed Director of Queen’s Institute for Global Food Security. Professor Nigel Scollan will take up the post on 1 September 2016.

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Poet wins American Literature Award

Award | 5 April, 2016

Professor Sinéad Morrissey from the School of English has been awarded the EM Forster Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Queen’s Professor of Composition at the 2016 BBC Proms

Music | 28 April, 2016

A new work by Professor Piers Hellawell is to be premiered as part of the 2016 BBC Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

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New research awards for Queen’s Fellows

Research Awards | 4 April, 2016

Three Queen’s Research Fellows based in the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice have recently received research awards.

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Award winning | 23 March, 2016

Three Queen’s buildings have been shortlisted in this year’s RIBA Northern Ireland regional awards

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Staff Choir hits the right notes

Staff Wellbeing | 21 March, 2016

Staff Wellbeing has launched a new initiative to get staff singing and improve their wellbeing.

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Obituary: Professor Keith Jeffery

Colleagues Remember | 21 March, 2016

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Celebrating the Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year | 28 February, 2016

Queen’s welcomed the Chinese Year of the Monkey with a series of events organised by the Language Centre at Queen’s.