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26 September 2022

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SUSTAINABILITY
QUEEN'S GREEN FUND

Queen's Green Fund for 2022-23 has launched, allowing staff and students to apply for up to £1,500 to implement their green idea. The deadline for applications is 7 November.

In previous years, a total of 47 projects have been funded via Green Fund.

Find out more, including how to apply.

Green Fund supports a range of projects that aim to:

  • Promote sustainability awareness amongst staff and students;
  • Positively impact the wider Queen’s community;
  • Support the University’s net-zero vision and commitment to become a world leader in environmental sustainability;
  • Collaborate between Schools and Facilities; staff and students.
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FACILITIES
EXTENSION OF LIBRARY OPENING HOURS

The McClay Library is delighted to announce that it will open 24 hours throughout term-time during the 2022-2023 academic year, enabling students and researchers to work at a time that best suits them, whether late at night or early in the morning.

24-hour opening was previously limited to exam time only.

Read the full story.

 

STAFF COMMUNICATIONS
TEAM BRIEF SCHEDULE: 2022-23

The Team Brief Schedule for 2022-23 is now available online. Cascade will begin on the following dates:

  • Monday 10 October
  • Monday 7 November
  • Monday 5 December
  • Monday 30 January
  • Monday 27 February
  • Monday 27 March
  • Monday 15 May
  • Monday 12 June

Individual Directorates and Faculties will have their own cascade mechanisms for communicating the brief, but staff should expect to receive it as soon as possible after the start dates above.

Find out more about the Team Brief on the Staff News and Community Gateway.

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WELLBEING
STAFF WELLBEING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAMME – AUTUMN 2022

The Staff Wellbeing Physical Activity Programme begins this week. Classes are open for all staff to attend. This will run for 11 weeks and each programme will cost £33. Classes will be carried out in person in Queen's Sport, with the addition of a hybrid Tone and Trim class, with the option to attend online or in person.

Programme and registration details are provided below.*

Class Start Date Time Number of Places Location Instructor
Zumba Monday 26 September 1.10pm to 1.55pm 10 Queen's Sport Heather
Pilates Tuesday 27 September 1.00pm to 2.00pm 18 Queen's Sport Asdis
Yoga Wednesday 28 September 12.45pm to 1.45pm 18 Queen's Sport Nuala
Tone and Trim Thursday 29 September 1.10pm to 1.55pm 18 Queen's Sport and online Heather

 

* Please note, places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

About the Classes

  • Zumba: fuses aerobic, conditioning and dance training exercises to a mixture of Latin and International music. This is an exciting, high energy class which is suitable for all fitness levels. You will have so much fun, you won't believe it's a workout!
  • Yoga: you will be led through progressive Hatha Yoga with modifications for all. It will challenge and increase your strength and flexibility, while focusing on relaxation and mindfulness.
  • Pilates: for everyone wanting to build up core, back and glute strength with control and without impact. With moves that will focus on posture alignment and engagement of the muscles.
  • Tone and Trim: a progressive class using resistance and stretching exercises for precision firming and muscle conditioning, it provides an intense, non-cardio workout that targets all the major muscle groups. This class can be joined in person or online, depending on what best suits you that day.

If possible please bring your own exercise mat for the classes at Queen's Sport.

Who are the classes suitable for?

All ages, genders and levels of fitness. If you want to find out more about any of the sessions in advance of registering please contact Course Enquiries at Queen's Sport: courseenquiries@qub.ac.uk.

These classes will run to week commencing 5 December.

Registration and Payment

Each 11-week course costs £33 and payment can be made here. You will be also asked to complete a short health questionnaire when making the payment. This must be completed before taking part in the classes.

You will receive an email confirming the venue for the classes the week before the classes begin. The link to the hybrid Tone and Trim classes will be circulated on Monday 26 September.

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WELLBEING
STAFF WELLBEING CHOIR

Queen's popular Staff Wellbeing Choir returns for in-person sessions this semester, taking place every Friday from 1.10pm to 1.50pm in the Harty Room in the Music building, beginning on Friday 7 October.

The choir is free to join, and open to all staff.

To join the Staff Wellbeing Choir, please contact the Staff Wellbeing Team: wellbeing@qub.ac.uk.

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PEOPLE AND CULTURE
SAVE THE DATE – LAUNCH OF NEW STAFF CHARTER, WEDNESDAY 5 OCTOBER

The Staff Charter will be launched at a special staff event at a unique on-campus venue, from 3.00pm to 5.00pm on Wednesday 5 October

Please register here to attend and see some familiar faces on the big screen and hear more about our plans to shape a better place to work.

You will hear from members of our senior team who will explain in more detail what this launch means for how we do things at Queen's. There will be light refreshments provided and a special showcase of the first five of our staff stories. Spaces are first come, first served and limited to 200.

Staff told us that we needed to get better at managing behaviours within the University and we listened to that feedback and have worked with colleagues to develop our Staff Charter. It links to our core values and describes the types of behaviours that we want to embed, recognise and celebrate within Queen's community, while also calling out the type of behaviour that has no place at the University.

Our Charter is brought to life by you, our staff community, and we have invited staff to tell their stories that show why our behaviour matters – for the work that we do, for our students, for the community and wider world we live in, and most importantly, for one another.

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PEOPLE AND CULTURE
RIGHT TO WORK SCHEME COVID-19 ADJUSTED CHECKS UPDATE

A reminder to anyone across the University conducting right to work checks that the adjustments to right to work checks introduced on 30 March 2020 will end on 30 September 2022. From 1 October, right to work checks must be carried out in one of the prescribed ways as set out in the Right to Work Checklist before employment commences:

  1. a manual right to work check;
  2. a right to work check using identity document validation technology via the services of an identity service provider (note that this currently only applies to QWork appointments); or
  3. a Home Office online right to work check.

Checks using the Home Office online checking service do not require you to check physical documents and can continue to be carried out by video call as right to work information is provided in real time direct from Home Office systems. Holders of a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), Biometric Residence Card (BRC), Frontier Worker Permit (FWP), status under the EU Settlement Scheme or individuals who have been issued with an eVisa are only able to evidence their right to work using the Home Office online service. We cannot accept or check a physical BRC, BRP or FWP as proof of right to work.

There is no requirement to carry out retrospective checks on those who had a COVID-19 adjusted check between 30 March 2020 and 30 September 2022.

Please forward any queries to internationalstaff@qub.ac.uk.

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SUSTAINABILITY
TRAVEL GREEN TO QUEEN'S – CYCLESCHEME WEBINAR

Cycle+, operated by Cyclescheme, is Queen’s University's cycle to work scheme. This scheme provides staff with the opportunity to obtain a tax-free loan via salary sacrifice, allowing staff to purchase bicycle and safety equipment up to the value of £3,000.

Staff interested in Cycle+ are invited to the QUB Cyclescheme webinar taking place online on Tuesday 4 October at 1.00pm.

Register for the webinar here

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LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT
'LEADING LIVE' BREAKFAST EVENTS

'Leading Live' is a series of short breakfast events giving staff who play a leadership role the opportunity to share experience and knowledge through conversation.

The next two meetings will take place on the following dates from 9.15am to 11.00am (venue to be confirmed following registration):

  • Wednesday 5 October – 'Managing and Supporting Performance - enabling staff motivation and retention'
  • Thursday 10 November – 'Leadership Resilience'

Please register your interest here by Friday 30 September. Please note these events are capped at 30 participants.

In the ever-changing world that we now work in, how do you practice and demonstrate effective leadership? Recent research* shows that an effective way for leaders and managers to learn and develop in challenging times is to create time and space to think about and share experience through conversation.

These events will include light touch facilitation by Dr Louise O’Meara (Clinton leadership Institute).

*Hybrid Higher, Advance HE, June 2021

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PEOPLE AND CULTURE
QUEEN'S PARENTS NETWORK – REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

Queen's Diversity and Inclusion Team hopes to establish a MS Teams group in September 2022 to offer a virtual space in which staff with parenting responsibilities can provide a support network to each other and share advice.

The Parents' Network is being set up as an inclusive, welcoming group for all staff who are parents to share knowledge and experiences and get to know other working parents at Queen's.

Any staff members who are expectant parents or have parenting responsibilities, be it as birth parents, through adoption or fostering or as step-parents, are welcome to join the network.

To join the network and be added to the Teams group, please email the Diversity and Inclusion Team: eqdiv@qub.ac.uk.

OFFICE 365
MICROSOFT 365

After staff leave the University, the timeframe for them to access their Office 365 account is about to change from six months to three months. If you, or a member of staff you know, are about to leave the University and have files/folders on OneDrive, created a Microsoft Form, automated Workflow, or are the only owner of a Microsoft Team that will still be required, ensure full edit rights are given to at least one other member of staff, or shared with a fellow user Group.

Staff can find additional training materials on the IT Training Unit SharePoint site.

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WELLBEING
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WITH ACTION MENTAL HEALTH

The Staff Wellbeing department has partnered with Action Mental Health to deliver Staff Mental Health Awareness sessions in Autumn 2022, and places are now available for registration.

This training is open to all staff and both onsite and online dates are available. Spaces are limited to a maximum of 20 participants per session.

Register via iTrent Self-service

The main aims of mental health awareness are to highlight the main mental health issues and disorders and to give an overview of the signs and symptoms. Participants also learn how to look after their own mental wellbeing.

By the end of this course participants should be able to:

  • understand the meaning of mental health and mental ill health;
  • identify the most common mental health illnesses/symptoms/behaviours/myths;
  • challenge some of the stereotypes and stigma associated with the term mental illness;
  • identify possible causes for common mental illnesses;
  • living with mental illness and successfully contributing to society;
  • identify personal skills/limitations to support someone with a mental illness;
  • identify ways to sustain good mental health;
  • know how to access support for themselves or for others.
Event Date Venue Time
Mental Health Awareness 4 October Main Site Tower (0G/010) 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Mental Health Awareness 3 November Online (Wellbeing) 10.00am to 12.00pm
Mental Health Awareness 6 December Online (Wellbeing) 10.00am to 12.00pm

For queries, please contact Staff Wellbeing: wellbeing@qub.ac.uk.

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WELLBEING
MINDFUL MANAGER TRAINING WITH ACTION MENTAL HEALTH

In the current environment, supporting positive Mental Health is more important than ever before. As part of Queen's continuing commitment to supporting the Mental Health of our staff and students, the Staff Wellbeing department has partnered with Action Mental Health to continue to deliver Mindful Manager sessions in Autumn 2022, with options for both online and onsite dates.

This training is available to all staff in a line management or supervisory role, and will provide attendees with the tools required to identify issues staff may be having in the workplace and provide appropriate support.

Register for Mindful Manager Training with Action Mental Health via iTrent Self-Service.

The course will:

  • Give managers the process to follow to ensure consistency and fairness to all staff presenting with mental health issues and how to promote mental health and well-being.
  • Explain the signs and symptoms of the most common mental health issues and disorders.
  • Support how to talk about mental health with individuals who have approached you or who you have approached.
  • Identify signposts and supports for individuals with mental health issues.
  • Discuss and examine the tools and supports required to enable you to look after your own health and well-being to enable you to support others.

Please note, spaces are limited to a maximum of 15 participants per session and this training is aimed at those staff with line management responsibility only.

Event Date Venue Time
Mindful Manager 5 October 2022 Main Site Tower, OG/009 9.30am to 1.00pm
Mindful Manager 10 November 2022 Online (Wellbeing) 9.30am to 1.00pm

For queries, please contact Staff Wellbeing: wellbeing@qub.ac.uk. Additional events will be added to the Wellbeing programme in the coming weeks.

 

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WELLBEING
INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS WITH ANNE COSTELLO

Mindfulness is a world-recognised tool for coping with stress and anxiety when life becomes difficult, and is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Staff are invited to two online introductory sessions on mindfulness, delivered by Anne Costello, on the following dates.

  • 27 September, 1.30pm to 3.00pm
  • 8 November, 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Register for Introduction to Mindfulness via iTrent Self-service.

In this workshop we discuss:

  • What mindfulness is?
  • Why practice mindfulness?
  • How to practice mindfulness.
  • Practices include mindful eating and meditations that you can use in your daily life.

For queries, please contact Staff Wellbeing: wellbeing@qub.ac.uk.

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STUDENTS
'EARN WHILE YOU LEARN': ON-CAMPUS CASUAL WORK OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

Queen's has now launched a new 'Earn while you learn' initiative, located in our new pop-up QWork Hub based in One Elmwood. Open Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 4.00pm, Students can drop by the Hub to find out about casual work opportunities available on campus.

Staff are encouraged to help raise student awareness of the initiative.

The benefits of working on campus include making new friends, gaining transferable skills and experience; CV-building; improving understanding of life in the workplace; and earning money.

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POLICY ENGAGEMENT AND RESEARCH
QUEEN'S POLICY ENGAGEMENT AND RESEARCH BLOG

The latest articles from Queen's Policy Engagement (QPol):

To submit an article to Queen's Policy Engagement, please email Kevin at qpol@qub.ac.uk.

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RESEARCH COMMUNICATION
THE CONVERSATION

The Conversation is a news website featuring articles by academics, often republished to global media outlets. Articles by Queen's academics published in The Conversation have been read by 12.5 million people internationally. Read the latest:

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QUEEN'S COMMUNITY
STAFF BLOG

Queen's Staff Blog provides a space for staff to share our reflections, knowledge and experiences and build a connected University community:

If you are interested in writing a staff blog piece, please contact internalcommunications@qub.ac.uk.

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EVENT
ANNUAL MARY MCALEESE DIVERSITY LECTURE

Queen's Management School invites staff to their Annual Mary McAleese Diversity Lecture, in association with the Chief Executives' Club at Queen's, taking place on Wednesday 12 October in Riddel Hall. The evening will begin with a reception from 5.30pm followed by the lecture at 6.00pm.

This year's lecture, ‘I've Done My Part: Why Gender Diversity Promotes Prosperity and Peace’, will be delivered by guest speaker Professor Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Economics and Economic History at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

More information | Register.

About the Speaker

Trained at Harvard as an economist, Professor McCloskey has written 24 books and some four hundred academic and popular articles on economic history, rhetoric, philosophy, statistical theory, economic theory, feminism, queer studies, liberalism, ethics and law. Her best known works include her trilogy The Bourgeois Era (2006, 2010, 2016); The Rhetoric of Economics (1985); and The Cult of Statistical Significance (with Stephen Ziliak, 2008).

Deirdre describes herself as a literary, quantitative, postmodern, free-market, progressive-Episcopalian, ex Marxoid, Midwestern woman who was once a man. Crossing: A Memoir (1999; 2019 with an Afterword) is a moving and sensitive account of Deirdre's transition. Deirdre is an advocate of robust discussion and is a strong supporter of academic freedom. She has ancestral roots in Northern Ireland and is an honorary professor in Queen's Management School.

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EVENT
'LEVELLING UP, WHAT, WHY, HOW?'

The Chief Executives' Club at Queen's invites staff to an event with guest speaker Andy Haldane (CEO, The Royal Society of Arts) who will give a lecture entitled 'Levelling Up, What, Why, How?'. This event will take place on Wednesday 5 October from 12.00pm in Riddel Hall.

Register via Eventbrite.

'Levelling Up, What, Why, How?'

Published in February 2022, the Levelling Up in the United Kingdom white paper sets out a plan of action to spread opportunities more equally across the UK.

In September 2021, RSA Chief Executive Andy Haldane was appointed by the Prime Minister to define and develop the flagship national levelling up strategy – a decade-long moral, social and economic cross-government, cross society programme to spread opportunity and prosperity to all parts of the UK.

Andy will explore how the Levelling Up in the United Kingdom white paper's ambitious vision and 12 national levelling up missions can now be made a reality in towns and cities in every part of the UK by 2030.

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EVENT
ARTHUR BROWNLOW MITCHELL MEMORIAL LECTURE: 'MOVING FROM SCIENCE TO IMPACT'

The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences invites staff to the Arthur Brownlow Mitchell Memorial Lecture, given by Professor Gordon Dougan (University of Cambridge) on Tuesday 4 October at 1.00pm in the Basement Seminar Room, Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine.

Professor Dougan will deliver a talk entitled 'Moving from Science to Impact; using vaccines as an exemplar'. The event will be hosted by Dr Gunnar Schroeder, and opens with a welcome by Professor Pascal McKeown.

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FACULTIES
FACULTY OF MHLS LUNCHTIME DROP-IN CLINICS

This autumn, the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences Public Engagement Team will be hosting a series of lunchtime drop-in clinics for staff at various locations across the Faculty. The monthly clinics will give staff an opportunity to discuss any ideas or upcoming plans they which might benefit from public engagement support.

The first clinic will be held on Wednesday 5 October from 12.00pm to 2.00pm in the MBC foyer.

For further information, please contact d.rogers@qub.ac.uk or n.minish@qub.ac.uk.

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RESEARCH
QUB REPRODUCIBILITEA JOURNAL CLUB – AUTUMN PROGRAMME 2022

QUB ReproducibiliTea journal club's Autumn 2022 programme of informal research meetings and discussions is now scheduled. Details are given below. All meet-ups take place at 3.00pm on Thursdays in room 0G/007, 4 University Square. 

All members of the Queen's community interested in reproducible research, open science and good scientific practice are welcome, regardless of field or academic degree (a wide diversity of academic perspectives would be very valuable).

To register, please email Gonçalo Rosas da Silva (grosasdasilva01@qub.ac.uk).*

Schedule

  • 29 September – Statistical Approaches and Standards of Evidence: How do they differ across fields? Should we work to unify them?
  • 13 October – Open Scholarship Teaching & Training: What should open science teaching and training involve? What are the unique pedagogical considerations for this?
  • 17 November – School of Psychology Open Science Guidelines: An introduction to the guidelines: how, why, and the future of open science at Queen's.
  • 1 December – NASA's Open-Source Science Initiative: How can we encourage open and reproducible science in astronomy and astrophysics? What can we do at Queen's?

About QUB ReproducibiliTea

ReproducibiliTea is a 'journal club' aimed at discussing ways to improve research quality and integrity. It is a format organised in multiple institutions, including Queen's.

Attendees will learn about open scholarship; make connections with postgraduate students and staff across a range of fields; discuss pressing issues in research; and drink tea and eat snacks!

* Attendees will be automatically added to the QUB ReproducibiliTea Microsoft Teams chat.

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SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH SEMINAR
'ADVENTURES IN DIGITAL HEALTH INTERVENTION RESEARCH'

The School of Psychology invites all staff and students to a research seminar on Monday 26 September at 1.00pm in the Boardroom, 02.527, David Keir Building.

The seminar, entitled 'Adventures in digital health intervention research', will be delivered by Dr Marcus Bendtsen (Linkoping University, Sweden) and hosted by Dr Gillian Shorter. A light lunch will be served at 12.30pm.

Abstract

Marcus will discuss the honest account of developing a digital interventions group in Sweden including the development of his research centre MHED lab; describing some of the key research findings, the developments in digital interventions and evaluations from his team in Sweden and internationally.

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RESEARCH AND ENTERPRISE
AHRC IAA RAPID IMPACT FUND OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

The call is now open for applications to the Rapid Impact Fund as part of the AHRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) at Queen's.

More information on the AHRC IAA and how to apply to the Rapid Impact Fund.

For any queries or to discuss your application please contact iaa@qub.ac.uk and include 'AHRC IAA' in your subject line.

The AHRC IAA at Queen's aims to support impact and innovation excellence by nurturing a vibrant research community able to contribute to greater societal impact through KE activities based in the arts and humanities.

The Rapid Impact Fund will be open all year round and provides short-term, smaller amounts of funding, under £1k, and allows arts and humanities researchers to respond instantly to opportunities for impact.

Applicants do not need to have been a previous recipient of AHRC funding in order to apply.

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NAUGHTON GALLERY
SILVERSMITHING WORKSHOP

The Naughton Gallery's popular silversmithing workshops return, beginning on Saturday 22 October from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

This is a chance to spend an enjoyable day making a pair of silver stacking rings under the guidance of goldsmith Diane Lyness. No previous experience is required – just bring an apron and enthusiasm!

The workshop costs £50 per person. Please contact art@qub.ac.uk to reserve your space.

Each participant will be taught traditional jewellery making techniques such as piercing, soldering, shaping, texturing, and polishing, to create a beautiful pair of rings to take home.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
QFT WHAT'S ON

This week's new and returning films at Queen's Film Theatre, your cinema on campus. Staff tickets are priced at £5.50 (standard ticket price £7.40). If you are 26 and under join LUMI to get tickets for £4.50 every day, all year round. 

New this week

BLONDE: This fictional portrait of Marilyn Monroe (Ana de Armas) boldly reimagines the tumultuous private life of the Hollywood legend, and the price she paid for fame.

CLERKS III: Following a massive heart attack, Randal enlists his friends and fellow clerks Dante, Elias, Jay, and Silent Bob to make a movie immortalising his life at the convenience store that started it all.

MOONAGE DAYDREAM: A cinematic odyssey exploring David Bowie’s creative and musical journey. From visionary filmmaker Brett Morgen, and sanctioned by the Bowie estate.

REEL TO REAL: PARASITE: From the imagination of Bong Joon Ho, this Oscar-winning blackly comic thriller finds a family of grifters worming their way into an upper-class family’s perfect world. Followed by a short talk by Dr Jonathan Heaney (Sociology, Queen's University Belfast)

Continuing

RÓISE & FRANK

SEE HOW THEY RUN

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NAUGHTON GALLERY
LAST WEEK OF EXHIBITION | WALTER SCOTT: REFRAMED INTO OBLIVION

The exhibition 'Reframed into Oblivion' concludes this week at the Naughton Gallery. This is the first UK and Ireland solo exhibition by Toronto-based artist Walter Scott. As an artist who spans disciplines – including comics, drawing, video, sculpture, and performance – Scott is driven by an interest in identity, representation, and narrative.

The exhibition continues until 2 October and is open Tuesday to Sunday, 11.00am to 4.00pm. Admission is free.

Experimentation abounds in Scott's conceptually layered practice, which is humorous, self-deprecating, and thought-provoking. The drawings and sculptures on display sit somewhere between concepts and finished works, through which we gain insight into the artist’s mindset. We see Scott’s musings, his sketches and blueprints, scribbled notes and reminders to himself, and criticism of both his own work and the cultural institutions it is often contextualised within.

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ESTATES
ESTATES DIRECTORATE – WEEK AHEAD

Details of ongoing works being carried out across the University campus can be found on the Estates Directorate webpage.

More information: Campus Development: The week ahead.

 

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LEARNING AND TEACHING
CANVAS VLE TRAINING

Semester 1 Training Schedule

A range of training sessions are being offered across semester 1. Booking for the following upcoming sessions is via iTrent (direct links are given below).

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LEARNING AND TEACHING
CANVAS VLE SUPPORT

Are you 'Canvas Ready'?

Remember to publish all your courses and content for student visibility. Use the 'Go Live' Checklist to ensure you have ticked all the boxes: 

'Go Live' Checklist

Introducing Canvas to Students

Link to key resources available to support students at the start of term when a high volume of students will access Canvas for the first time. Resources include PowerPoint slides for introducing Canvas to new students, a Canvas Guided Tour video to support induction sessions, etc, and a link to the Canvas Orientation Course to help students get started with the Canvas VLE.

Introducing Canvas

Canvas Course End Date

From Friday 30 September your Canvas course from last year (AY21/22) will become read-only. Find out what this means here:

Canvas Course Term Dates 

Key Guides at the Start of Term

List of support resources and online guides for Staff 

Need a 1-2-1 Consultation?

Book a 30-minute virtual session with a Digital Learning Developer from your Faculty, School or VLE Pedagogy Support Team (subject to availability).

Check availability and book a consultant.

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LEARNING AND TEACHING
WRITING YOUR CLAIM FOR ASSOCIATE FELLOWSHIP/FELLOWSHIP HEA

This refresher programme will run online for two weeks, as follows, on Canvas and Microsoft Teams, during which attendees will complete their claim for AFHEA with online support and feedback.

  • 16 January to 27 January 2023: 10.00am to 11.00am each morning
  • 13 February to 24 February 2023: 10.00am to 11.00am each morning

Register here: Registration - Writing Your Claim For Associate Fellowship/Fellowship HEA

IT training
INFORMATION SERVICES
IT TRAINING COURSES

The new IT training programme has been published. View the full list of course dates. Booking is via iTrent on Queen's Online.

Courses will continue to be scheduled throughout this academic year, covering a range of desktop products. If your School or Directorate requires IT training for staff geared towards a specific area or set of tasks, please email itcourses@qub.ac.uk who will arrange a consultation.

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