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2018

Diversity and Inclusion | 10 January, 2018

The new year brought good news for the University, which has been shortlisted for a number of national diversity awards.

History | 7 February, 2018

Queen's staff and alumni were involved in a number of events to mark the centenary of the enfranchisement of women in Britain and Ireland in 1918.

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History | 7 February, 2018

Videos on the work of two Queen’s researchers have been selected as Gold and Silver Prize winners of the 2018 Mobile World Scholar Challenge.

Culture and Arts | 26 February, 2018

Professor Piers Hellawell, from the School or Arts, English and Languages, is one of eleven UK composers to win the 2018 Composers' Fund awards made by the PRS Foundation for Music in London.

Health | 28 February, 2018

A collaborative research partnership involving Queen's has won the Asthma / COPD Project of the Year at the 19th Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards.

Children's Rights | 7 March, 2018

A team of researchers from Queen's Centre for Children's Rights have produced a child-friendly version of a report entitled 'Children's Rights and the Environment' for the United Nations (UN).

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Archaeology | 14 March, 2018

A Queen's postdoctoral researcher has been awarded a Charlemont Grant by the Royal Irish Academy (RIA).

Research | 16 March, 2018

Dr Myra Lydon, from Queen's School of Natural and Built Environment has been awarded a prestigious Research Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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Events | 28 March, 2018

Queen's will play host to the European Social Science History Conference from Wednesday 4 – Saturday 7 April 2018.

Culture and Arts | 28 March, 2018

Queen's poet Dr Leontia Flynn has been awarded the Irish Times Poetry Now Award.

Awards and Recognition | 16 April, 2018

The University has won two prestigious DANI (Digital Advertising Northern Ireland) Awards for 'Best Digital Advertising Campaign' and 'Best Campaign in Education' for the Clearing Campaign 2017.

Awards and Recognition | 19 April, 2018

Professor Bob Elwood has won a major award for his pioneering research into the question of whether crustaceans can and do feel pain, and the impact of that research.

Equality and Diversity | 24 April, 2018

On Friday 23 March 2018, the winners of the Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Awards were announced at Titanic Belfast and it was a night of celebration for the University which collected two awards for its work in this field.

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Events | 25 April, 2018

The Global Health Symposium 2018 will take place over the 26–27 April, at Riddel Hall.

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Awards and Recognition | 4 May, 2018

Professor Keith Lilley, from the School of Natural and Built Environment, has been announced as the recipient of the Royal Geographical Society's (RGS) Cuthbert Peek Award.

Awards and Recognition | 9 May, 2018

Professor Duncan Burns, currently based in the Institute for Global Food Security, has received the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Anne Bennett Memorial Award for Distinguished Service.

History | 15 May, 2018

Academics from Queen's are part of a team of leading historians from around the world who have contributed to one of the most comprehensive and authoritative compilations of the history of Ireland.

Awards and Recognition | 5 June, 2018

Queen's Making Insulin Treatment Safer (MITS) Team has won The Royal College of Physicians 2018 Education Award for Excellence in Patient Care.

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Awards and Recognition | 12 June, 2018

Two members of Queen's staff have been honoured in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List.

History | 13 June, 2018

This year's Wiles Lecture Series, organised by the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP), took place from Wednesday 16 – Saturday 19 May.

photo of Dr Joe Duffy, Senior Lecturer
Awards and Recognition | 18 June, 2018

An academic from Queen's has been awarded the first UK Fulbright Scholarship award in the discipline of Social Work for over 50 years.

Awards and Recognition | 18 June, 2018

An academic from Queen's has been awarded a UK-US Fulbright Visiting Scholarship to the US to explore the role of Irish-America and the US government in both the Northern Ireland conflict and peace process.

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Awards and Recognition | 18 June, 2018

Ten individuals and teams from across the University have received Queen's University Teaching Awards in 2018 in recognition of their excellence in teaching and learning.

Cultural History | 21 June, 2018

The British Shakespeare Association Conference took place at Queen's from 14–17 June 2018.

Visual Arts | 25 July, 2018

Aislinn Clarke, lecturer in scriptwriting at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, launched her debut feature film 'The Devil's Doorway' on Friday 13 July in the USA.

Staff Recognition | 9 August, 2018

Dr Leila Moura, from the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, has been awarded a prestigious research fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Recognition | 21 August, 2018

Professor Chris Marsh, from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, has been elected to the Royal Historical Society (RHS) Council.

Arts and Entertainment | 24 August, 2018

The Seamus Heaney Centre's Professor Glenn Patterson and Colin Carberry (Finance Directorate) bring their stage musical adaptation of popular biopic 'Good Vibrations' to the Lyric Theatre on Saturday 1 September for its world premiere.

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Diversity | 29 August, 2018

Paul Malone, from Queen's Accommodation team, was recently wed in Northern Ireland's first legally recognised humanist marriage.

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Impact | 19 September, 2018

Alan Jones – architect, Senior Lecturer in the School of Natural and Built Environment at Queen's, and currently the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Vice President for Education – has been elected the next RIBA President.

Recognition | 20 September, 2018

Professor David Jones, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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NEW APPOINTMENT | 28 September, 2018

Professor Stuart Elborn has been appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences and Professor of Medicine.

Recognition | 8 October, 2018

Dr Lezley-Anne Hanna from the School of Pharmacy and Professor Gerry Gormley from the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences have each been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2018.

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HEALTH | 3 October, 2018

Researchers from Queen's and the University of Leeds, as part of a pan-European partnership called the European Cancer Concord (ECC)®, have won the prestigious 2018 European Health Award.

Engineering | 17 October, 2018

Dr Zafer Kazancι, from the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been awarded an Industrial Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Performing Arts | 24 October, 2018

Queen's has appointed Belfast-based contemporary music group Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble as its new Ensemble in Residence for 2018/19.

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Recognition | 26 October, 2018

A collaboration involving researchers in the School of Nursing and Midwifery to improve the sexual health of men in NI's prisons has been recognised at the South Eastern Trust Chairman Awards and 2018 CIPR Northern Ireland PRide Awards.

e-Learning | 5 November, 2018

Queen's has launched a new Diversity e-Learning resource for staff, called 'Think Difference, Act Differently'.

Recognition | 30 October, 2018

Three Queen's staff were recently honoured by Visit Belfast for their work in bringing major international events, worth millions to the local economy, to Belfast in the coming years.

Impact | 9 November, 2018

Professor Jannette Elwood – Dean of Graduate Studies (AHSS) and Professor of Education in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work – has been elected the next President of the Association of Educational Assessment (AEA) – Europe.

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Vote now | 2 November, 2018

As we mark John Bell Day on Monday 5 October, staff, students and the Northern Ireland public are asked to vote for famous Belfast quantum physicist John Stewart Bell to feature on the Bank of England's new £50 note.

Equality | 6 November, 2018

Queen's School of Law has achieved Bronze in the latest round of Athena SWAN awards, adding to a growing number of these awards across the University.

Recognition | 7 November, 2018

Renee (Sarah) Starbuck, a long-serving employee of the University, recently won 'Cleaning Operative of the Year' in the Education category at the regional awards of The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), held in Belfast City Hall.

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Healthcare | 7 November, 2018

In a British Medical Journal cover story, Professor David Thompson from Queen's School of Nursing and Midwifery has appealed for the end of the Doctor – Nurse Game.

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Recognition | 12 November, 2018

The world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery), has named Professor Dimitrios Nikolopoulos among 49 Distinguished Members recognised for outstanding contributions to the field.

Diversity and Inclusion | 14 November, 2018

The official launch of the University's LGBT+ Staff Network, PRISM, took place on Tuesday 13 November in the Naughton Gallery and was attended by the Vice-Chancellor, senior leaders and staff from across the University.

Diversity and Inclusion | 15 November, 2018

The official launch of the University's LGBT+ Staff Network, PRISM, took place on Tuesday 13 November in the Naughton Gallery and was attended by the Vice-Chancellor, senior leaders and staff from across the University.

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Environment and Sustainability | 14 November, 2018

Queen’s is celebrating international recognition, as the first organisation to achieve GOLD standard in Cycling UK’s Cycle Friendly Employer accreditation, which rewards companies in the UK who make their workplaces awe-inspiring through cycling.

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Employee Recognition | 15 November, 2018

The shortlist for the Vice-Chancellor's Research Prizes 2018 has been announced, with 12 world-class researchers and three research groups named for the positive impact of their work.

Impact | 28 November, 2018

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Research Group on Early Childhood Development (ECD) for Peacebuilding network to meet at the Early Childhood Peace Consortium at Yale University on Thursday 29 November.

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IMPACT | 29 November, 2018

Modern language researchers at some of the UK's leading Universities are calling for the appointment of a 'Chief Government Linguist' to champion the importance and relevance of languages to policy-making.

Sustainability | 5 December, 2018

Queen's has achieved Platinum status – the highest scoring level – in this year's Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey.

Reward and Recognition | 16 November, 2018

Professor Carmel Hughes, from Queen's School of Pharmacy, has been appointed as a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

Events | 13 December, 2018

Queen's University recently hosted 'Human Rights Futures: The Agenda for the next 50 years', to mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland.

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Awards | 14 December, 2018

The winners of the Vice-Chancellor's Research Prizes 2018 were announced on Monday 10 December at an awards lunch hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Greer.

Winners of the Vice-Chancellor's research Prizes 2018 were announced at an awards lunch hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Greer, in Riddel Hall.
Awards | 14 December, 2018

The winners of the Vice-Chancellor's research Prizes 2018 were announced on Monday 10 December 2018 at an awards lunch hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Greer.

Centre for Public History Annual Keith Jeffery Lecture 2018
Public History | 21 December, 2018

Dr Deborah Mack, Associate Director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, spoke to a packed lecture theatre in the Ulster Museum on Thursday 13 December when she delivered the annual Keith Jeffery Lecture.