19 August 2013

Honorary Degrees

Staff are reminded that the closing date for submitting nominations for the award of Honorary Degrees in 2014 is Friday 13 September.

Nominations should be forwarded to the Registrar’s Office using the appropriate pro forma available from  To assist the Search Committee in the associated selection process, it is important that the pro forma be completed as fully as possible. 

You may nominate more than one person and are encouraged to do so.  Anyone nominated should not be approached and all names forwarded to the Search Committee must be treated as strictly confidential.

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Horizon 2020 Security Information Day

Derek Gallaher, UK National Contact Point for Security, will deliver a presentation on European research funding opportunities for the security sector on Tuesday 10 September.

The event will take place at ECIT and will run from 10.30am to 1.00pm.

Mr Gallaher will be available for some one-to-one meetings with attendees who may wish to discuss a proposal concept.

If you would like to attend this event, please contact the EU Research Office on  by 30 August 2013.  Limited parking will be available.

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Participants wanted for children’s decision making study

The School of Psychology is looking for children aged 7 - 9 years old to take part in studies on child development. They are interested in children’s decision making. Children taking part are required to visit the child-friendly facilities with a parent or guardian and complete some simple tasks.

Sessions will take no more than one hour, and a fixed payment of £5 is provided to cover local travel expenses. Parking will be provided if required. For more information, please contact Eimear O’Connor at or 028 9097 5655.

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Dufferin Public Lecture

The School of Nursing and Midwifery will hold the inaugural Dufferin Public Lecture on Thursday 12 September.  Entitled Quality Palliative Care in Long Term Care: Knowledge to Action, the lecture will be delivered by Professor Mary Kelley.

The lecture will take place in the Canada Room at 6.00pm, light refreshments will be served from 5.30pm.  If you are interested in attending, please email by Friday 6 September.

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Internal vacancy

This week's internal vacancy:

  • Research Development Officer (Maternity Cover)
    Research and Enterprise Directorate (Research Development)
    Ref: 13/102791
    Closing date: Friday 30 August 2013
    Anticipated Interview Date Monday 16 September 2013

Web page:

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IT courses

Book now for Semester 1 courses. Please note that the social media and Excel courses are very popular and fill up quickly. Places are available on the following web authoring courses in August and September:

  • Wednesday 21 August: Introduction to CMS (Web Authoring), 10.00am - 1.00pm 
  • Tuesday 27 August: Introduction to CMS (Web Authoring), 10.00am - 1.00pm
  • Tuesday 10 September: Introduction to CMS (Web Authoring), 10.00am - 1.00pm
  • Tuesday 24 September: Introduction to CMS (Web Authoring), 10.00am - 1.00pm

To book a course, go to Queen’s Online and under ‘Other’ click Training Courses. Course descriptions at For more information contact or 028 9097 6189.  

ECDL - Test sessions resume in October; the dates are published at Sign up at any time for ECDL and ECDL Advanced: or 028 9097 6189 or go to  

Today’s Tip – Email: use a meaningful subject when composing messages. It is better to send a separate new message rather than introduce a new topic as part of a continuing communication thread. More email advice at

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Queen's Sport

One month summer membership
One month all-inclusive summer membership available for only £35 until Friday 23 August. Membership includes access to over 70 classes a week, all fitness areas, swimming, climbing and racquet sports.

Autumn Children’s Activity Programme 2013
Queen’s Sport Autumn Activity Programme is offering new activities for Toddlers and Babies, including Baby Yoga, Ballet, Little Scrummers plus many more. Enrolment opens Wednesday 21 August. Splash ‘n’ Swim enrolment opens on Monday 2 September. All children’s activities commence the week beginning 9 September, except Gymnastics. For more details please contact reception on 028 9068 1126.

Queen's Rugby Summer Talent Camp
Queen's Rugby Summer Talent Camp aimed at 13-16 year old takes place between August 19-23 at Queen's Sport Upper Malone. Details can be found here.

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Summer editions of Round Up

The Round Up will be produced on a fortnightly basis over the summer. Contributions should be sent to by the deadline below:

Publication Date Submission Date
Monday 2 September          Thursday 29 August
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