8 July 2013

BBC wants to boost representation of women experts appearing on the media

The BBC Academy in conjunction with BBC Northern Ireland wants to boost the representation of women experts appearing on the media. As part of this the Academy is holding a free introduction to the world of broadcasting to help recognised female experts feel comfortable appearing on television, radio and online as contributors or presenters.

This event will help boost the representation of women experts in the media. It follows the acclaimed Expert Women’s Day events held in London and Salford. The day will offer a range of practical media experience, including sessions on camera and in a radio studio, as well as masterclasses and networking with experienced programme makers and industry leaders.

Location:  BBC Northern Ireland, Blackstaff House, Belfast BT2 7BZ
Date: Wednesday 18 September 2013
Click here for further details.

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Update on Campus Works: Summer 2013

This year sees an increasing level of capital works on the campus and a number of major projects are taking place on site over summer 2013.

Click here for updates on the following projects:

Main site:

  • McClay Library
  • Lynn Building and Library Stack
  • Installation of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant
  • Refurbishment of lecture theatres: Bell (Physics) and Geography

Health Sciences Campus:

  • Centre for Experimental Medicine (CEM)

DKB/Ashby Site:

  • Refurbishment of Lecture Theatres
  • Installation of CHP
  • Ashby Refurbishment: Phase 2b and 2c
  • Sir Bernard Crossland Building
  • No 14 Malone Road

If you have any questions about the works, please contact Estates on 028 9097 5005 or

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Queen's Now Summer edition

The Summer edition of Queen's Now is available online at

Included in this edition is coverage of last week's Summer Graduations, including the Vice-Chancellor's final graduation ceremony. Also included is information about the Queen's teams shortlisted in this year's NISP CONNECT 25K awards and Dr Tess Maginess who has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship.

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Alumni Family Days - Join in

The Development & Alumni Relations Office have organised several Family Fun Days that regularly attracted up to 60 people over the past few years.

In 2012/13 these included Armagh Planetarium and Queen’s Marine Laboratory. The events are aimed at Queen’s alumni with children who want to learn about the exciting research taking place at Queen’s.

Development & Alumni Relations Office are looking for fresh ideas for 2013/2014 to promote other Schools and subjects in a fun and interesting way for the next generation of Queen’s alumni.   The Office are able to offer planning assistance and promote the event to allow Schools to engage with alumni and beyond. If you are interested in discussing this please contact Adele Ward, Events & Reunion Officer on 028 9097 5289.

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Information Services

NAG agreement phasing out
The licensing agreement for NAG will not be renewed and all Schools that utilise NAG should adhere to the following:

  • All NAG software, must be removed from all systems and desktops, and laptops and any CDs returned to NAG. 
  • Licensed software routines and dependencies that were embedded in software developed and distributed within the institution also need to be removed.

Contact details for any NAG CDs to be returned:

Louise Mitchell, Account Manager
Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd (NAG)
Wilkinson House, Jordan Hill Road
Oxford, OX2 8DR

Information Services Summer PC Refresh/Windows XP end of support
IS is currently in the middle of their summer PC refresh across their student computing centres. This year there will be a larger than usual number of PCs available for redistribution from this project due the refresh cycle. This is an opportunity for individual Schools to acquire PCs and also will help Schools with any issues that may arise from the Microsoft ending of support for Windows XP at the end of the first quarter 2014. Schools may have PC hardware that is not capable of running Windows 7 which will present an issue, if so this is a great opportunity to get Windows 7 compliant PCs from IS. If you want to avail of this opportunity then please contact:

Denver Gilpin
Information Services - IT Systems and Services
The McClay Library, Room: 1.234
028 9097 6102

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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 deadlines below:

Publication Date Submission Date
Monday 22 July Thursday 18 July
Monday 5 August Thursday 1 August
Monday 19 August Thursday 15 August
Monday 2 September          Thursday 29 August
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IT training course

Places are available on the following courses:

  • Tuesday 30 July: Introduction to CMS (Web Authoring), 10.00am - 1.00pm
  • Wednesday 21 August: Introduction to CMS (Web Authoring), 10.00am - 1.00pm
  • Tuesday 27 August: 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 - The next test session takes place on Thursday 8 August; the booking form is available at Please note the test session in August will be in the Peter Froggatt Centre,  room 03/030. For more information about ECDL contact: or 028 9097 6189 or go to
Today’s Tip – To find out how to access Queen’s computing facilities from off-campus please visit: (and from the right hand menu choose Remote Access).

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Queen’s Sport

Queen’s Sport Bank Holidays
Queen’s Sport will be closed Friday 12 and Saturday 13 July for the Bank Holidays. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Queen’s Sport Launch Children’s Summer Camps 2013
The new Queen's Sport Children’s Swimming and Climbing Camps are now open for enrolment. The camps are an opportunity for children to try a new activity or improve their existing techniques in a fun safe environment. Open to new and existing members of the Queen's Sport Children's programme.

2 Month Summer Membership For Only £66
2 Month All-Inclusive Summer Membership now available for only £66. Membership includes access to 70+ classes a week, all fitness areas, swimming, climbing and racquet sports. 

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. 

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