13 May 2019


Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 at Queen's

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (Monday 13 May – Friday 17 May 2019) at Queen's begins today, with a range of events and talks for staff and students taking place across campus through the week.

Taking place under the theme of 'Healthy. Connected. Well.', the week kicked off this morning with the launch of our Annual Pedometer Challenge and will include outdoor walks, a lunchtime 'Purple Picnic' and events covering diverse topics including the importance of sleep, mental health in young men and cyberbullying.

A lunchtime panel session on Thursday 16 May will include celebrity speakers including GAA star Oisín McConville and Cool FM's Paulo Ross, and there will be a special performance by our own Wellbeing choir in the Quad on Friday.

Read the full programme.

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At Queen's, we are committed to creating a compassionate culture that supports and promotes the wellbeing of our people.

In February 2019, Queen's Students' Union launched an ambitious new campaign to tackle mental health issues facing students – 'OMNI'. OMNI asks us all to recognise the role that we each have to play at all levels across the University in supporting mental health. In response, Queen's has adopted a new whole-university approach in support of OMNI in order to address mental health and wellbeing for all of us – staff and students.


PRISM LGBT+ Staff Network

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia programme

In association with People and Culture and the Diversity and Inclusion Unit, the PRISM LGBT+ Staff Network are delighted to announce a programme of events for staff and students in celebration of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia on Thursday 16 May 2019.

The programme includes Refraction, a one-night only event with live performances by Chicagoan poet and spoken word artist Britteney Black Rose Kapri, Irish electronic and R&B artist St. Bishop and musician and composer Kitt Philippa. Book tickets.

Taking place on Thursday 16 May, 6.00pm to 8.00pm, in the QFT, the event will celebrate both local and international LGBTQ+ talent.

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This event has been generously supported by the People and Culture Directorate and the Diversity and Inclusion Unit, and has been programmed in collaboration with the Naughton Gallery.

"Britteney Kapri writes with the tenacity of your favourite emcee and the gumption of your most outspoken Auntie. As profound as Eartha Kitt, as futuristic in her feminism as Grace Jones, as positively unabashed about her body as Josephine Baker, and as lyrically provocative as Cardi B; Kapri's multi-genre'd poetic offering is a new home for those unafraid of this brave cruel world."

"St. Bishop is an Irish electronic and R&B artist, fusing elements of soul, experimental, and alternative pop. After teaching himself the piano at 19, the singer illustrates a sense of coming-of-age after struggling with self-acceptance issues and reiterating them into his smooth and sleek sound."



Queen’s University Boat Race

Queen's will once again take on Trinity College Dublin on Saturday 8 June for the 15th Queen's University Boat Race.

The event will be staged at Queen's Sport Boathouse, with the best view of the finish line guaranteed and BBQ included in your ticket. 

The schedule of races includes 27 School, University and alumni crews, with the action starting at 11.00am and culminating in the main presentation at 5.30pm.

Access to the Boathouse by ticket only. Tickets cost £10.

To get your ticket please visit Queen's Sport reception or call 028 9068 1126.


Summer Graduations

Summer Graduations – Call for stories

With Summer Graduation approaching, the Communications Office is keen to hear about any graduands who would be of interest to the media.

Are you graduating between 27 June and 3 July 2019 and have an interesting story to tell? Perhaps you have won an award, or are involved in charity work? Are you graduating on the same day as another member of your family or do you have any interesting plans to travel after you graduate? Have you secured an exciting graduate job?

If so, please email comms.office@qub.ac.uk with an outline of your story, which School you are graduating from, the details of your degree and a mobile number. A member of the Communications team will then be in touch to discuss your story.

The closing date for submitting information on graduation stories is Friday 31 May 2019 at 4.00pm.


Summer Graduations

Call for Volunteers for Graduation Week

Eventus, Culture and Arts are looking for staff who are willing to help out during Graduation Week from Thursday 27 June to Wednesday 3 July.

The activities will range from ushering guests to their seats, helping to prepare the Whitla Hall between Ceremonies, assisting with academic gowns, and providing advice and assistance to guests arriving at Queen's.

For more information please email events@qub.ac.uk.



Internal Vacancies

Please see below for details of this week's internal vacancies. Vacancies are viewable on Queen's Online. Please note that other vacancies are often advertised externally and are on the Job Vacancies page. For career updates, staff can also follow the Recruitment team on Twitter @QUBWorkHere.

  • Clerical Officer
    Centre for Medical Education
    Ref: 19/107232
    Closing date: Friday 17 May

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  • CRM and Recruitment Officer
    Ref: 19/107349
    Closing date: Friday 17 May 
    Anticipated interview date: Friday 24 May
  • Clerical Officer (Grade 4 until 28 April 2021)
    NI Clinical Research Facility
    Ref: 19/107393
    Closing date: Wednesday 22 May


Brexit: Advice for staff and students

The UK and the EU have agreed to extend the deadline for the UK to leave the EU until 1 November 2019 provided the UK holds elections to the European Parliament (EP) on 23–26 May 2019. The UK may, however, leave before 1 November if the Withdrawal Agreement is approved by MPs. If elections to the EP are not held, the UK will leave the EU on 1 June 2019 with or without a deal on the terms of withdrawal.

Significant uncertainty therefore continues to surround the timing of the UK's exit and indeed the future shape of UK-EU relations.

dedicated website has been established to provide information and support to both staff and students and to help keep you up to date with the latest developments in the Brexit negotiations.

Staff are encouraged to check these webpages regularly for updates.

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P60s for the 2018/2019 tax year

Staff are advised that P60s for the 2018/2019 tax year are now available online.

Staff can view and download via iTrent self-service.






Pedometer Challenge 2019

Queen's Pedometer Challenge runs from Monday 13 May to Friday 7 June 2019. Register now:

Find out more on the Staff Wellbeing website.

Coordinated by the Environmental and Staff Wellbeing teams, the four-week challenge is a fun and easy way to improve your physical and mental wellbeing and reduce your carbon footprint by walking to work.

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At the same time we will raise money for charity; all participants will pledge £4, which will be donated to the nominated local charity, Action Mental Health, through a dedicated Just Giving page.

Remember to keep us updated throughout the challenge via Twitter: @WellbeingQUB @GreenatQueens #QUBStepUp #LoveQUBStaff.



Queen's Green Awards 2019

Nominations for this year's Queen's Green Awards are now open. This is an opportunity to highlight the efforts and hard work of staff and students making a positive impact on the environment here at Queen's.

Nominations are open across a number of categories to recognise those individuals, teams, Schools and Directorates who have gone above and beyond to help the environment. The deadline for nominations is Friday 24 May.

For full details and to nominate in any of the categories, please follow this link.

For further information, contact Sara Lynch: 028 9097 5005 / carbonmanagement@qub.ac.uk.

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Nomination categories include:

  • Environmental Champion of the Year
  • Innovation for Engagement
  • Environmental Improvement
  • Community Action
  • Living Labs Project
  • Student Volunteer of the Year


Research Culture Week

Research Culture Week 2019 at Queen's takes place between between Monday 3 to Friday 7 June, with a week-long programme of workshops and events.

This is a multidisciplinary showcase and celebration of postgraduate research at Queen's. Events will cover a variety of themes aligned to the work and development needs of today's researchers, including the final of the Vitae 3-Minute Thesis Competition, the 5th Annual Researcher Poster Competition and the launch of a Student-Led Academic Journal.

To learn more, or to sign up to any of these workshops or events, visit The Graduate School website.


Campus Food and Drink


Campus Food and Drink will hold two Food Markets this month: on Tuesday 14 May (in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Week) and Monday 20 May (to mark the launch of Development Weeks at Queen's).

Both markets will run from 11.00am to 3.00pm and be situated by the War Memorial at the front of the Lanyon Building.

For more information, please visit the Campus Food and Drink website.

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The market will showcase a range of hot food from Northern Ireland and around the world. Confirmed stallholders for Tuesday 14 May include Glaze & Roll, Bia Rebel, Crepe Makers, Pizza Vantastica and Tapitas. The stallholders on Monday 20 May include Streetza Pizza, Born & Raised, Oui Poutine and Park Gate Farm. Other stallholders to be confirmed.


The Graduate School

Postgraduate Experience Surveys

The University's Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) will close on Friday 17 May.

Staff are asked to remind their students how valuable their feedback is, and to complete the survey ahead of the closing date. There are prizes available to students who complete the surveys.

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey is also ongoing and will close on Friday 14 June.

For further information, please email The Graduate School at graduateschool@qub.ac.uk.

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This is a national survey primarily for the purpose of enhancing the research student experience. Responses will be combined with those of other postgraduates to tell us what is working well, and to help inform improvements to the postgraduate experience. The aggregated results are also used nationally to help advise policy and improve the postgraduate experience across the sector.

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Student Wellbeing

Launch of Reportandsupport online reporting tool

As part of the University's ongoing commitment to promoting safe and healthy relationships and changing the culture on issues around consent, Student Wellbeing will officially launch the online reporting tool reportandsupport during Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (Monday 13 to Friday 17 May).

This system will enable students to request support if they have been affected by either sexual misconduct, bullying, harassment or hate crime. There is also an option for staff or students to make a report on behalf of another student and anonymous reports can be made too. Advice and Guidance for staff managing disclosures is also available from the Safe and Healthy Relationships website.

For further information please contact the Student Wellbeing Team on 028 9097 2893. Twitter @QubSafe.

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The Conversation

Please see below for the latest Queen's articles published in The Conversation. Click on the links to read.

If you are interested in writing for The Conversation, or contributing to the Anthill Podcast, contact comms.office@qub.ac.uk to find out more.



QPOL Policy Engagement and Research Blog

Recent posts on Queen's Policy Engagement (QPol) Research Blog. To submit an article to QPol, email Kevin at qpol@qub.ac.uk.





SSESW Newsletter

The Summer 2019 issue of the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work newsletter is now available to view online.

The issue provides updates on recent education and research activities and the ways in which the School aims to make a difference to people's lives, locally, nationally and globally.

Staff can download a copy at this link. Previous editions can be viewed via the School website.



'Reframing Ageing through the Arts and Humanities'

  • Reframing Ageing through the Arts and Humanities, Thursday 30 May, 12.30pm, Basement Seminar Room, Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine

LJ Hurwitz Memorial Lecture 2019, organised by the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences.

Guest speaker: Professor Des O'Neill, Professor in Medical Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin.

All staff welcome. Register here.

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Professor O'Neill is a Consultant in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine at Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin, and Professor in Medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin. He has a particular interest in the longevity dividend and medical humanities. He has written articles on a regular basis for the Irish Times and published widely in the fields of geriatric medicine, stroke care, traffic medicine and dementia.



IGFS Seminar Series: 'Personalised medical nutrition therapy'

  • Personalised medical nutrition therapy to improve diet related chronic disease outcomes, Tuesday 28 May, 10.00am to 11.00am, Lanyon Building, 0G/074

Guest speaker: Professor Clare Collins, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

For further information and to register for this event, please visit the Eventbrite page.

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Poor diet now contributes to the greatest burden of disease in Australia, accounting for 10% of disability adjusted life years. Poor diet quality is common across all life stages and increases morbidity and mortality from CVD and diabetes by 15-40%.

Professor Clare Collins has developed methods to individually tailor nutrition advice, provide personalised feedback and give health professionals access to nutrition data to use in real-time to assist people to eat better, thereby attenuating chronic disease risk factors. Clare says, "It has not been possible to do this before as we did not have the technological capacity to provide feedback in a temporal and efficient way. Enabling technology tools and approaches I have developed means that now, we do!"

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Biological Sciences Athena SWAN Seminar

  • From allied health clinician to research leader: A hitch-hikers guide to surviving and then thriving in academia, Tuesday 28 May, 11.30am to 12.30pm, Lanyon Building, 0G/074

Guest Speaker: Professor Clare Collins, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

For further information and to register for this event, please visit the Eventbrite page.

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Clare Collins is a Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics in the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. She holds a prestigious NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship and is currently Director of Research for the School of Health Sciences and Deputy Director of the Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition.



Student-led Conference on Partnership, Power and Progress

Don't Be Passive. Be a Partner. 

Staff are invited to join the Students' Union, the Centre for Educational Development, seven Student Interns, and Academics from across the University for The Queen's Partnership Project's student-led conference on Partnership, Power and Progress, on Wednesday 22 May in the Peter Froggatt Centre.

Register here.



Canvas & Croissants Breakfast Club

Staff are invited to join the Canvas team on Friday 17 May, between 8.00am and 10.00am, in Junction Cafe for a coffee, a bite to eat or just a chat about Canvas VLE at Queen's.

Come and build your module in Canvas with some expert help from one of the Canvas team. Work alongside a member of the team, ask questions, troubleshoot issues, fast-track the course development process, get to grips with the latest tips, tricks and much more.

Register here for your preferred drop-in time and to place your breakfast order.


Research and Enterprise

Northern Ireland Festival of Social Science 2019 – Call for Events

The call for applications to the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2019 is now open to all Queen's academics and researchers working in the area of economic and social science.

To apply, simply follow this link and complete the online form.

For further information contact Kevin Fearon at esrciaa@qub.ac.uk.

Application deadline: Friday 24 May at 5.00pm.

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The UK-wide ESRC Festival of Social Science aims to open up social science research to new audiences by showing how such research has an influence on our everyday lives. Events can take a variety of formats including debates, lectures, seminars, screenings, exhibitions and much more. Events based on new research and involving Early Career Researchers are particularly welcome.

Successful applicants will be awarded up to £750 for their event.



Living Legacies 'Shared Heritage' Festival

The Living Legacies team at Queen's are hosting a 'Shared Heritage' festival from Saturday 18 May to Wednesday 22 May 2019. The festival marks the culmination of six years of community heritage project collaborations focused on the Centenary of WW1.

Festival events are free and are now available for booking. 

More information.

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Funded by the AHRC, the 'Shared Heritage' festival runs at venues across Northern Ireland, and includes a policy breakfast for heritage stakeholders from across the UK. The festival events span different facets of cultural heritage – archaeology, digital, drama, landscapes, museums – and the emphasis is on how heritage can be used to build more resilient and harmonious community relations, hence 'Shared Heritage'.

The Shared Heritage festival is one of four UK-wide events organised through the AHRC WW1 public engagement centres, the festival at Queen's reflecting the research interests of Living Legacies.


The Graduate School

Thought Leaders: Sir Robert Salisbury

Staff, students and the general public are welcome to attend the next Thought Leaders session in the series on Thursday 30 May.

The session will be led by Sir Robert Salisbury who ran the national leadership course for future head teachers at the National College for School Leadership. It was here that he encouraged collaborative international initiatives, before moving to Northern Ireland in 2001.

Register here.

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Robert Salisbury has a national and international reputation for his thought-provoking ideas on leadership styles and staff motivation. His innovative approach to challenging complacency, creating 'enterprise cultures' and education for the 21st Century, has brought him many invitations to speak to both educational and commercial audiences. He works regularly with schools in challenging circumstances.


Open Access

Open Access Requirements for Horizon 2020-Funded Projects

Horizon 2020 grant holders "must provide open access (OA) to all peer-reviewed scientific publications that stem from project activities, immediately or otherwise within 6/12 months of publication where publisher embargoes apply. Non-compliance can lead to a grant reduction and potential sanctions".

How to comply
Queen's researchers can comply with the Horizon 2020 policy via Green or Gold open access.

Before submission, check that your publisher's embargo on open access in a repository is no longer than 6 months (12 for Social Sciences and Humanities), or that there is a Gold open access option.

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Green open access
To comply via the Green route, upload your accepted manuscript to Pure upon acceptance. Please be aware that the maximum embargo period allowed for Green open access is:

  • 6 months for STEM disciplines
  • 12 months for SSH disciplines

Gold open access
Gold open access is when the final published version of your article is immediately open access upon publication. Gold open access charges are eligible costs to Horizon 2020 grants, 'Article processing charges' are eligible for reimbursement during the duration of the project.

If you publish via the Gold route, please upload your final published version to Pure upon publication.

Further information 


Research Engagement

Engaged Research Action Plan – Seed Fund Launched

As part of the Engaged Research Action Plan, the University is now welcoming applications to the Engaged Research Seed Fund, an internal award scheme to support Engaged Research activities and projects.

Links to further guidance and an application form can be found at the following links:

Completed applications should be sent to rpo@qub.ac.uk.

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The Engaged Research Action Plan is an ambitious institutional initiative to encourage, recognize and reward collaborative engagement between Queen's researchers and the many various external partners with which we work.

The vision of the Plan is 'To become a world leader in promoting the values of partnership and collaboration in research by building and sustaining mutually-beneficial research relationships, with real-world impact, and championing a culture where staff and partners feel valued and supported in their research engagement activities.'

The Engaged Research Seed Fund is intended to support projects with clear potential to provide opportunities for research engagement with external stakeholders or to further consolidate research relationships, and that are not currently in receipt of other funds which could reasonably support that activity. The Fund also aims to assist in developing pump-priming activities which may open up the possibility of future external funding.



Biofuels from Seaweed – Online survey

The Bryden Centre for Advanced Marine and Bio-Energy Research is an Interreg funded, cross-border research centre for renewable energy projects with research partners including the University of Highlands and Islands, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Ulster University and the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute.

One of the key areas of cross-institution research is development of biofuels and as part of the work the Centre is looking at the social acceptability issues related to the production of biofuels from seaweeds.

To help in this research, the Centre would appreciate it if staff could complete this online survey.


Postdoctoral Training

Engaging with Stakeholders (for Postdocs)

  • Wednesday 29 May: Engaging with Stakeholders (for Postdocs), 2.00pm – 4.30pm

This workshop will address the growing importance of stakeholder engagement and engaged research processes in modern research. Presenters with academic and external stakeholder experience will discuss methods for undertaking stakeholder mapping and identification exercises, building stakeholder networks, and developing long term, mutually beneficial research relationships.

Please find details here.



Action Changes Things: Social justice and activism conference

Taking place in Crumlin Road Gaol on Wednesday 29 May, this Action Changes Things: Social justice and activism conference brings together expert organisations and academics to share their successes and learnings in activism, giving you the insight and skills you need to create change for the causes you are passionate about.

Full details and booking here. Lunch and a tour of Crumlin Road Gaol are included.

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Conference delegates will be a mix of students, practitioners and academics.

Topics include:

  • 'Does Political Violence Work?'
  • 'How to Build and Effective Grassroots Campaign'
  • 'Education and Activism in the Gaza Strip, Palestine'
  • 'Working for Change Together'
  • 'Educating the Heart – Resilience in Action'
  • 'Campaigning in a Changing World'
  • 'What Does Real Democracy Look Like?'
  • 'Lobbying the Government'

And much more.


Students' Union

'The Big Lunch' Lunchtime Bunting Making Drop-In

  • Bunting Making Drop-In, Thursday 16 May, 12.00pm to 2.00pm, Clubroom 5, SU Elmwood

The Big Lunch is an annual event where millions of people across the UK come together to share food, have fun and meet new friends. The event is coming to Queen's Quarter in early June and the Students' Union are looking for volunteers to help create beautiful bunting to bring some festive atmosphere into the city for the occasion. This is a drop-in session, so you can come for as long as you are available.

Register here.

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You do not need to have any craft or art skills, just a desire to get involved and give it your best shot. Organisers will have materials, but you are very welcome to bring along old fabric, ribbon, shoe laces. If you like to crochet, bring some wool for crocheted bunting. Anything goes. The more interesting and unusual, the better.

Light bites, fruit, snacks and tea/coffee will be provided. If you have your own lunch, feel free to bring it with you or even a dish that you can share with the other participants. 

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Industry Engagement Funding

MRC P2D: Open Exploration Fund

Queen's MRC P2D Open Exploration Fund can be used to support Early Stage Industry Engagement; for example, visits to companies to discuss areas of mutual interest/potential collaboration, seminars, workshops, people exchange etc. A maximum of £2,000 per applicant is available. Applications to this scheme are only permitted for activity that is aligned to MRC science areas. Applications should be submitted at least one month in advance of the planned travel and all activities must take place before the fund closes on Saturday 31 August. You are eligible to apply if you are a member of Queen's academic or professional staff.

For further information and application guidance please visit Queen's MRC P2D webpage or email businessalliance@qub.ac.uk.

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Estates Directorate – Week Ahead

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

For information, please follow this link.



Arts and Entertainment

Queen's Film Theatre listings

Please see this week's QFT listings below. Staff ticket price: £5 (standard ticket price: £6.95). Full film details are viewable on the QFT website.

AMAZING GRACE: The never-before-seen film featuring Aretha Franklin recording the most successful gospel album of all time.

WOMAN AT WAR: Director Benedikt Erlingsson's follow-up to the eccentric comedy Of Horses and Men is a similar genre-fluid trip, playfully steeped in Iceland's heritage and landscape.

HIGH LIFE: French auteur Claire Denis' (Beau Travail; 35 Shots of Rum) breathlessly awaited English language debut stars Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche in a tale of criminals flung into deep space.

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MADELINE'S MADELINE: "The emotions you are having are not your own. They are someone else's. You are not the cat – you are inside the cat." Nothing is what it seems in the woozy rollercoaster that is Madeline's Madeline.

NT LIVE: ALL MY SONS: Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias; Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner; Independence Day) star in this blistering drama by Arthur Miller.

PRISM PRESENTS: REFRACTION: A live performance event for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. Featuring Britteney Black Rose Kapri and St. Bishop, with more guests to be announced.

WILD ROSE: This delightful and infectiously joyous film finds a young woman balancing her dreams of being a country music star with the responsibilities of motherhood.

EIGHTH GRADE: US comedian, actor and writer Bo Burnham's coming-of-age comedy-drama is a hilarious, heartfelt and unusually clear-eyed look at the trials and tribulations of adolescence.

EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE: Zac Efron and Lily Collins star in this drama biopic directed by Joe Berlinger (Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes), which tells the story of one of America's most notorious serial killers through the eyes of his devoted girlfriend.

THE MAN WHO WANTED TO FLY: Telling the irresistible story of 80-something bachelor farmer Bobby Coote from Cavan, who has had a lifelong dream to fly a plane.




As part of the programme for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia on Thursday 16 May, PRISM LGBT+ Staff Network presents 'Refraction', a one-night only event exploring the contemporary queer experience through music and poetry. 

The event will take place from 6.00pm to 8.00pm in the QFT and will include live performances by:

  • Chicagoan poet and spoken word artist Britteney Black Rose Kapri
  • Irish electronic and R&B artist St. Bishop
  • Musician and composer Kitt Philippa

More information and booking.


Arts and Entertainment

Naughton Gallery

Running until Sunday 2 June

'SCUSE ME is an international group exhibition exploring body politics, self-care, inclusivity, representation, diversity, and (mental) health in the age of social media. 'SCUSE ME features work by boundary-pushing artists, illustrators, writers, and photographers, in addition to highlighting key social media personalities and influencers who utilise social media to promote LGBTQ+ visibility, mental and physical health, and body positivity. The exhibition also showcases recognisable and diverse faces, ranging from transgender singer-songwriter Kim Petras and drag queen Monét X Change to fashion model and vitiligo public spokesperson Winnie Harlow and the iconic Barbie doll.



Welcome Centre

Hand-blown glass made in the rural town of Ballintoy by Benefield Spencer Glass is now in stock at the Welcome Centre.

These pieces from the Ocean Series would be a highlight to any collection.

Staff are reminded of their 10% discount.





The SU Shop is now taking orders for 2019/20 non-branded academic diaries with a brand new offer: order five diaries and get one free; or pay for four items and get one* item free (*cheapest item).

Please email lorraine.meneilly@qub.ac.uk to place your order.




LGBT+ Awareness Training for staff

The Rainbow Project will lead an LGBT+ Awareness Training session for Queen's staff on Thursday 16 May from 10.00am to 11.00am in the Main Site Tower, Room 02.002.

The training session will cover everything you need to know about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities in Northern Ireland and will help make staff more confident in tackling LGBT+ issues, filling in any gaps in their knowledge.

Register here.


Learning and Teaching

Canvas VLE

Canvas is Queen's new, University-wide Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which will replace the current VLE provided through QOL. It will be used by students and staff to support learning and teaching activities.

The Canvas@Queen's blog contains lots of useful information about Canvas, the training and support available for staff and students, and quick hints and tips to get you up-to-speed as quickly as possible.

For more information, including a new 'Building Blocks' training series now available and a 'Canvas & Croissants' breakfast club offering, please visit the Canvas@Queen's blog.


Continuing Professional Development


A number of Centre for Educational Development courses for the 2018-19 academic year are now open for booking and listed on iTrent self-service

For up-to-date information, please follow CED on Twitter or check the CED website.

  • Wednesday 15 May: Small Group Teaching, 2.00pm – 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 15 May: Using the TurnitinUK Originality Checking Software, 2.00pm – 4.30pm
  • Friday 14 June: QuestionMark (For Computer Assisted Assessment), 9.30am – 12.30pm

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IT Training Courses

Please see below details of upcoming IT training courses, now available to book on iTrent.

Course dates can be viewed here.

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Places are available on the following courses:

  • Friday 17 May: Dynamic PowerPoint (covers ECDL Advanced), 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Tuesday 21 May: Working with SharePoint (for Site Contributors), 9.30am – 11.29am
  • Tuesday 21 May: Working with SharePoint (for Site Administrators), 11.30am – 1.30pm
  • Wednesday 22 May: Getting Familiar with Photoshop – Part 2, 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Monday 27 May: Introduction to Visio 2013, 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Friday 31 May: Word Processing: Labels and Mail Merge using Word, 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Thursday 6 June: Excel: Creating Charts Using Excel, 9.30am – 12.00pm
  • Friday 7 June: Advanced Word Processing: Making Best Use of Word, 9.30am – 4.00pm

To register your interest in taking ECDL or ECDL Advanced, email ecdl@qub.ac.uk. For more information on ECDL: go.qub.ac.uk/ecdlqub.


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