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2019

Celebrating Success | 19 December, 2019

Winter Graduation 2019 took place from Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 December and saw over 1,950 students graduate with a degree from Queen's University Belfast.

Charity fundraising | 11 December, 2019

The Annual Information Services Coffee Morning took place in the Great Hall on Tuesday 10 December 2019.

Celebrating Excellence | 11 December, 2019

On Monday 9 December, the winners of the Vice-Chancellor's Research Prizes 2019 were announced in a special celebration event in Riddel Hall.

Recognition | 10 December, 2019

Dr Ruth Hogg, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen's University Belfast, has been awarded the highest profile research prize in Optometry in the UK.

SUSTAINABILITY | 9 December, 2019

Queen's has launched a new 'Climate-friendly Holiday Shutdown' campaign that recognises that the impact of small changes and actions by a large number of us working together as a staff community can make a big difference.

Sustainability | 6 December, 2019

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

Recognition | 6 December, 2019

Professor Gerry Gormley, Clinical Professor in Simulation and Clinical Skills in the Centre for Medical Education, has been announced as Queen's Alumni Volunteer of the Year for 2019.

PARTNERSHIP | 26 November, 2019

Queen's University Belfast and INTO Queen's celebrated 10 years of the INTO Queen’s Joint Venture at a special event in the Brian Friel Theatre on Thursday 14 November 2019.

Recognition | 19 November, 2019

Emeritus Professor Roy McClelland OBE has been awarded a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Recognition | 18 November, 2019

Staff from across Queen's University Belfast came together on Wednesday 13 November for a special event in Riddel Hall to celebrate colleagues who have been a member of the Queen's family for a quarter of a century.

Sustainability | 14 November, 2019

On Wednesday 13 November 2019, Queen's staff and student volunteers joined local residents to celebrate the opening of a new tree nursery at Lennoxvale.

Sustainability | 14 November, 2019

Queen's University has partnered with the San Souci Residents Association and environmental charity The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) to create a Tree Nursery on Queen's property.

Leon Litvack
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 13 November, 2019

Dr Leon Litvack, Reader from the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen's University Belfast, has been appointed to the Advisory Council on National Records and Archives (ACNRA).

Group photograph of '6 Nations' Relationship & Sexuality Education (RSE) Symposium
12 November, 2019

On 3 October Queen's researchers hosted a '6 Nations' Relationship & Sexuality Education (RSE) Symposium.

Professor Robert Bowman Head of the School of Mathematics and Physics
Recognition | 7 November, 2019

Professor Robert Bowman, Head of the School of Mathematics and Physics, has been appointed as a member of the Scottish Science Advisory Council (SSAC).

Professor Emeritus Sheena Lewis receiving the 2019 Brian Setchell Medal
Recognition | 7 November, 2019

Internationally acclaimed expert in male fertility, Queen's academic, Professor Emeritus Sheena Lewis, has received the 2019 Brian Setchell Medal for her outstanding contributions to the field of andrology.

David Jones with Griffith medal and prize
Recognition | 30 October, 2019

Professor David Jones has been awarded the prestigious Griffith Medal & Prize from The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3).

Group photograph of social scientists
Research Impact | 30 October, 2019

A project exploring alternative sanctions for war crimes in Columbia and a collaboration to improve debt advice in Northern Ireland are amongst 12 new initiatives funded under the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account at Queen's University Belfast.

Professor Emeritus Sheena Lewis receiving the 2019 Brian Setchell Medal
Recognition | 29 October, 2019

Susan Carlisle, a Lecturer (Education) in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, has been recognised with a Cavell Star Award for going above and beyond for every student and member of staff.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
CULTURE AND ARTS | 29 October, 2019

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's University Belfast has announced the appointment of Anna Burns, Vahni Capildeo, and Jed Mercurio as the Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows for 2019 – 20.

RECOGNITION | 24 October, 2019

Dr Stephen Sexton, a Lecturer in Queen's School of Arts, English and Languages, has won the prestigious Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection.

Events | 17 October, 2019

On Tuesday 8 October, staff and students across Queen's came together to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2019.

11 October, 2019

Queen's University Belfast is once again at the forefront of gender equality.

CULTURE AND ARTS | 9 October, 2019

Queen’s academic, Aislinn Clarke, has received the 2019 Academy Gold Fellowship for Women.

Recognition | 4 October, 2019

The Royal Academy of Engineering has elected Professor Máire O'Neill, Acting Director of ECIT and Director of the £5M EPSRC/NCSC-funded Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems (RISE), as a Fellow.

Heritage | 3 October, 2019

Queen's University Belfast's Lanyon Conservation Project has been shortlisted in the Heritage Angel Awards Northern Ireland.

Recognition | 26 September, 2019

On Wednesday 18 September 2019, we celebrated our postdoctoral, early-career researchers at Queen's second Postdoc Showcase. The Showcase was part of Queen's programme of events recognising National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2019.

Recognition | 17 September, 2019

Queen's University Belfast's first Technician Showcase took place on Monday 9 September in the Ashby Building and School of Biological Sciences.

Recognition | 17 September, 2019

As part of our continuing support of the Technician Commitment, Queen's University Belfast's first Technician Showcase took place on Monday 9 September in the Ashby Building and School of Biological Sciences.

Recognition | 12 September, 2019

Queen's University Belfast's Procurement Team have won the prestigious Award of Outstanding University Procurement Team 2019 at the Higher Education Procurement Awards UK and Ireland.

Impact | 23 August, 2019

Máire O’Neill, a Professor at Queen’s University Belfast, has been appointed to the newly formed global technology policy council.

At Queens. Credit:Aidanmonaghan.com
Impact | 23 August, 2019

An architect and Professor at Queen’s University Belfast has taken up his post as President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Research | 23 August, 2019

A new scheme to support academics using social science research to tackle major societal challenges has been launched.

Recognition | 8 August, 2019

Gary Daly, from Queen's University Belfast's Student Plus team, has scooped a coveted Rising Star award at the 2019 The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) Awards.

Photo Credit: Tristram Kenton, ‘As You Like It’ (2018), Globe Ensemble
Arts | 6 August, 2019

Queen's academic, Professor Richard Schoch, from the School of Arts, English and Languages, co-presented a showcase of Restoration Shakespeare in the Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe on 17 July.

Diversity and Inclusion | 5 August, 2019

On Saturday 3 August, over 600 Queen's staff and students attended this year's Belfast Pride Parade to show their support for LGBT+ colleagues and the wider LGBT+ community, with many others showing their support on social media.

Riddel Hall against a blue sky
Have your say | 1 August, 2019

The University is holding a Public Consultation Event on the new building proposed for the expansion of Queen’s University Management School at Riddel Hall on Tuesday 13 August from 12.00pm - 2.00pm and from 4.00pm - 8.00pm in Riddel Hall.

Environment | 25 July, 2019

Queen's University Belfast has been awarded a prestigious Green Flag Award in the 2019 Green Flag Awards – becoming the first university in Northern Ireland to be recognised by the scheme.

Diversity and Inclusion | 9 July, 2019

Queen's PRISM LGBT+ Staff Network has unveiled new Queen's Pride t-shirts, which will be presented to University staff joining in the Belfast Pride Parade.

Graduation | 4 July, 2019

Summer Graduation 2019 took place from Thursday 27 June to Wednesday 3 July and saw over 4,500 students graduate with a degree from Queen's University Belfast.

Recognition | 2 July, 2019

The team behind Queen's University Belfast's Staff Wellbeing initiative have won the award for Excellence in an Outstanding Employee-Led Initiative at the Inspire Workplace Wellbeing Awards.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Recognition | 28 June, 2019

Professor Mauro Paternostro from the School of Mathematics and Physics has been announced as a recipient of the Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship 2018 Round Three.

Recognition | 20 June, 2019

In May 2019 the School of Psychology was awarded Silver accreditation by Investors in People.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Rankings | 19 June, 2019

Queen's University Belfast's position in the world university rankings has risen from 180 to 173 in the 2020 assessment by QS World University Rankings, released on Wednesday 19 June.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Recognition | 17 June, 2019

Organised by the Centre for Educational Development, the Queen's Teaching Awards Scheme recognises and rewards the development of learning and teaching practice that has led to particularly effective teaching.

Diversity | 14 June, 2019

The official launch of Queen's University Belfast's first Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic ('BAME') and International Staff Network, known as 'iRise', took place on Wednesday 12 June.

Diversity | 14 June, 2019

The official launch of Queen's University Belfast's first Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic ('BAME') and International Staff Network, known as 'iRise', took place on Wednesday 12 June.

Sustainability | 7 June, 2019

Queen's University celebrated its ninth annual Green Awards on Tuesday 4 June with a reception in Riddel Hall.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Recognition | 7 June, 2019

The Directorate of Academic and Student Affairs has been awarded accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating the Directorate's commitment to realising the potential of its people.

Recognition | 5 June, 2019

Queen's University celebrated its ninth annual Green Awards on Tuesday 4 June with a reception in Riddel Hall.

Recognition | 30 May, 2019

Queen's University Belfast have won the award for Equality and Diversity at the Universities Human Resources (UHR) Awards 2019 in Manchester.

Society | 28 May, 2019

Four professors from Queen's University Belfast have been elected as members of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) in recognition of their exceptional academic achievements.

Belmont visit
University News | 16 May, 2019

An academic delegation from Queen's University recently visited Nashville, one of Belfast's sister cities.

Maire O'Neill
University News | 16 May, 2019

Queen's University Belfast cyber security expert, Professor Máire O'Neill, has been appointed to the UK's Artificial Intelligence (AI) Council.

Health | 16 May, 2019

A research team from Queen's University has today been recognised for their exceptional contribution to keeping the nation healthy.

Mental Health Awareness Week
Wellbeing | 15 May, 2019

Staff and students enjoyed a Purple Picnic in the Great Hall and quadrangle on Wednesday 15 May, as part of the programme for Mental Health Awareness Week at Queen's.

Recognition | 15 May, 2019

Queen's KTP team are celebrating two recent accomplishments with their latest national award and a milestone in their portfolio.

Wellbeing | 13 May, 2019

Queen's University Belfast will this year partner with Action Mental Health to host Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (Monday 13 May – Friday 17 May 2019), holding a range of events and talks for staff and students.

Recognition | 13 May, 2019

The winners of the Students' Union Education Awards 2019 were announced at an awards ceremony in the Great Hall on Friday 3 May.

Recognition | 8 May, 2019

Dr Gemma Catney, a Lecturer in the School of Natural and Built Environment, is the 2019 recipient of the Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) Gill Memorial Award.

Recognition | 8 May, 2019

Professor Andrew Mills has been named winner of the prestigious Materials for Industry-Derek Birchall Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Appointments | 29 April, 2019

Queen's University Belfast is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathalie Trott (Walker) as Director of Development and Alumni Relations.

Recognition | 29 April, 2019

Dr Peter O'Halloran, Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, was recently awarded the 'Reviewer Excellence Award 2018' from the International Journal of Nursing Studies (IJNS), the top ranked journal for nursing research.

Educational Development | 18 April, 2019

Queen's Annual Learning and Teaching Conference took place on Wednesday 17 April 2019.

New Staff | 16 April, 2019

Joanne Clague took up the post of Registrar and Chief Operating Officer at Queen's University on Monday 15 April 2019.

Recognition | 11 April, 2019

Queen's University Belfast is among 10 companies shortlisted for a Wellbeing at Work Award as part of the Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland.

Diversity and Inclusion | 10 April, 2019

Queen’s University’s LGBT+ Staff Network, ‘PRISM’, has been named ‘Best LGBT Initiative’ at the 2019 Legal Island Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Awards.

Diversity and Inclusion | 10 April, 2019

Queen's University's LGBT+ Staff Network, 'PRISM', has been named 'Best LGBT Initiative' at the 2019 Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Awards.

Lanyon Building drone view with Staff Survey logo in upper right corner
Have your say | 29 March, 2019

The 2019 Staff Survey launched on Friday 29 March 2019 and will be live for three weeks until Thursday 18 April.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 29 March, 2019

Two academics from Queen’s University Belfast have recently been named 2019 Island of Ireland Fellows by Eisenhower Fellowships.

Impact | 29 March, 2019

Staff and students of the Queen’s University Ionic Liquid Laboratories (QUILL) celebrated the Centre's 20th anniversary this week.

Lanyon Building summer
People and Culture |

A new Framework launched by People and Culture this week will ensure that our leaders at all levels are informed and equipped to lead with confidence.

ANNIVERSARIES | 28 March, 2019

Staff in the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO) are today celebrating the unit’s 20th anniversary.

Awards |

Dr Sparky Booker, a lecturer in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, has received two awards from the American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS) for her book 'Cultural Exchange and Identity in Late Medieval Ireland'.

Appointments | 27 March, 2019

Professor Brendan Gilmore has been announced as the Director of the Centre for Plasma in Agri-Food (AgriPlas), which has been established within the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen's.

STAFF RECOGNITION | 11 March, 2019

An IGFS researcher who investigates the link between nutrition and cancer has received a prestigious award from a leading cancer charity.

QUEEN'S WOMEN | 8 March, 2019

Queen's Gender Initiative brought female staff together for a networking lunch on Wednesday 6 March to celebrate International Women's Day 2019.

Sustainability | 25 February, 2019

Colleagues from the People and Culture Directorate and the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work have won the latest Big Switch Off competition at Queen's.

Science Shop 2019
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 20 February, 2019

A joint collaboration between Queen's University Belfast and the Ulster University, the Science Shop, which supports hundreds of community groups across Northern Ireland, today (Wednesday 20 February) celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Health | 19 February, 2019

Four Queen's University Belfast academics have been named among the UK's most influential researchers who study diabetes complications.

Group photo, Main Site Tower, School of Law
Culture | 19 February, 2019

Queen's celebrated the Year of the Pig with a series of cultural events and talks hosted by the Language Centre between 1 – 15 February, with Chinese New Year's Day commencing on Tuesday 5 February 2019.

Professor Danny McAuley in scrubs in lab
Health | 13 February, 2019

Professor Danny McAuley has been appointed as the new Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme Director at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Science and Technology | 13 February, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast astrophysics expert, Professor Stephen Smartt, has been awarded a Gold Medal by the Royal Irish Academy.

Lanyon 20.07.2018 close-up from side
SOCIETY | 12 February, 2019

Queen's University Belfast has been awarded more than £1m to support academics using social science-based research to tackle major societal challenges across the world over the next four years.

Society | 12 February, 2019

Two academics from Queen's School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics recently visited the University of Virginia in Charlottesville to explore contested uses of the past.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer speaking at the launch of OMNI – All in for mental health campaign – February 2019
Student Wellbeing | 7 February, 2019

Queen's Students' Union has launched an ambitious new campaign to tackle mental health issues facing students.

Staff band with Vice-Chancellor - banner
Celebrating Our People | 6 February, 2019

Winners in the Staff Excellence Awards 2018 were announced at a gala ceremony on Friday 1 February in the Whitla Hall, hosted by comedian and actor Tim McGarry.

Winners of the 2018 Staff Excellence Awards photographed outside the Whitla Hall with President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer
Celebrating our People | 5 February, 2019

Congratulations to all the winners in the Staff Excellence Awards 2018. The winners were announced at a gala ceremony on Friday 1 February in the Whitla Hall, hosted by comedian and actor Tim McGarry.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Recognition | 1 February, 2019

Dr Lezley-Anne Hanna, a Senior Lecturer (Education) from the School of Pharmacy, has just been awarded Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA, now part of Advance HE).

Diversity | 26 January, 2019

Queen's University Belfast has received a Women in Business Gender Diversity Charter Mark Bronze Award.

Lanyon Building summer
Appointments | 25 January, 2019

Queen's University Belfast is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Emma Flynn as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise.

Recognition | 24 January, 2019

The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) has been shortlisted for Research Laboratory Team of the Year in the Irish Laboratory Awards 2019.

U-KARE Wellcome-Wolfson Klebsiella Bengoechea
Recognition | 23 January, 2019

A research project in Queen's Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine has been recognised by the European Commission as a 'success project', the only EU-funded project in the Faculty of MHLS to have recently received this recognition.

Reputation | 22 January, 2019

Queen's University Belfast has recently been judged by an independent panel to be the 'Top Overall Online Brand' among 100 top ranked universities in the world.

People and Culture | 22 January, 2019

Queen's University Belfast's Human Resources Directorate has been renamed the People and Culture Directorate.

Diversity and Inclusion | 22 January, 2019

Queen's University Belfast has been shortlisted in three categories in the 2019 Legal Island Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala & Awards 2019.

History AHRC
Awards | 21 January, 2019

Dr Sinead O'Sullivan, Senior Lecturer, from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen's has been awarded a prestigious Leadership Fellowship by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Celebrating our staff | 11 January, 2019

Queen's University Belfast hosted its first Technician Commitment Event on Wednesday 9 January 2019, celebrating the unique expertise and contribution of its 240 technicians.

Maire O'Neill
Recognition | 9 January, 2019

Queen's University Belfast cybersecurity expert Professor Máire O'Neill has been awarded US$30,000 in the second annual Blavatnik Awards in the UK, which honour outstanding young scientists under the age of 42.

Appointments | 8 January, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanne Clague as the next Registrar and Chief Operating Officer at the University.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Recognition | 3 January, 2019

The New Year's Honours list 2019, published on Saturday 29 December, recognised the achievements of five members of staff at Queen's.