4 August 2014

Queen's and World War One

The University's Special Collections and Archives Service has developed a new website to commemorate the contribution made by members of Queen’s and its Officer Training Corps to World War One.  The site, Queen's and World War One, has been made available today to mark the 100th anniversary of the declaration of war on 4 August 1914. 

The site is available at:

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Recruitment Campaign wins Heist Award

The University’s Marketing and Recruitment Department has won a Bronze Award in the Best Student Recruitment Campaign category at the Heist Awards 2014.
The team was recognised for its innovative ‘NI Outdoor’ Advertising campaign to encourage more students to come to Queen’s.
The campaign focused on the social experience of student life at the University and featured the ten Queen’s Scholars on 48-sheet posters, adshels, postcards to schools, radio advertising and Instagram and Twitter competitions.

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Internal vacancy

This week's internal vacancy:

  • Clerical Officer Grade 4 (Career Break Cover)
    Temporary Part-time (1 day per week)
    Ref: 14/103424
    School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (Centre for Medical Education)
    Closing date: Monday 11 August 2014

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The Northern Ireland Cancer Registry

Annual Newsletter
The Northern Ireland Cancer Registry’s annual Newsletter, which describes the wide range of work the Registry has undertaken over the last year, is now available at:

Cancer Outcomes Conference 2015
Hold the date: The NICR will host the UK-wide annual Cancer Outcomes Conference from Monday 8 June – Wednesday 10 June 2015. 

Public Consultation
Consultation on a proposal to introduce primary legislation for the use of health and social care service user identifiable information for secondary purposes in controlled circumstances has commenced. The Northern Ireland Cancer Registry welcomes this and the proposals enclosed. All those interested in this area should respond by the closing date, 10 October 2014:

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CCRCB Bulletin

The latest edition of the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology Bulletin is now available.  It can be accessed at: CCRCB Bulletin August 2014

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Baby Brainwaves Study

The School of Psychology is looking for babies, aged between 5.5-6.5 months and 11.5-12.5 months old, to participate in a study on the development of auditory processing. The researchers are interested in how the baby’s brain processes slow and fast sounds that are a similar rate to sounds found in real speech.

Babies taking part will visit the School’s baby-friendly facilities with a parent or guardian. The session will involve your baby wearing an EEG cap, which is similar to a swimming cap, while slow and fast sounds are played to them. Your baby will watch ‘baby videos’ while listening to sounds and you will be with them throughout the session. Although the brainwave measurement only takes a maximum of 30 minutes you will be invited to attend a session for one hour to allow time for any changing and feeding necessary. You will be provided with a fixed payment of £5 to cover travel expenses as well as a picture of your baby’s brain activity, a photo of them with the EEG cap on and a certificate.

For more information, please contact Rebecca McKelvey at or phone 028 9097 4020.

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Molten Glass Jewellery Workshop at Queen's Welcome Centre

‌Maggie Napier will deliver a Molten Glass Jewellery Workshop in the Welcome Centre on Monday 18 August, 12.00pm-2.00pm.

Maggie is a flamework glass artist and jewellery designer. Working with Italian rods in a specialist torch flame, she creates unique glass beads and jewellery. During this workshop, Maggie will demonstrate the process of working with molten glass and a select few audience members will then have an opportunity to get hands-on experience.

If you would like to attend the free workshop, please email

To find out more about Maggie, visit or go along to Queen's Welcome Centre where a selection of Maggie's jewellery is on sale.

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Two new exhibitions open at Naughton Gallery

As part of August Craft Month, two new exhibitions have opened at the Naughton Gallery.

Hidden Agenda is a Crafts Council Collection exhibition which includes an installation by artist Doug Jones alongside eleven objects from the Crafts Council Collection.

Material Subversion will run concurrently with the Hidden Agenda exhibition and explores the ways in which ten local craft makers subvert preconceptions about materials and their function.

The exhibitions run until 14 September. For further information, click here.

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This week at QFT

This week at QFT:

  • Joe – Nicolas Cage returns to his indie roots in this superb Southern gothic drama
  • Mood Indigo – Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou plunge headfirst into a surreal romance from writer-director Michel Gondry
  • The Deer Hunter – A slice of cinema history, The Deer Hunter is a story of life, love and the Vietnam War
  • Who is Dayani Cristal? – Underneath a Cicada Tree in the desert, border police discover a male body, identity unknown.  Gael Garcia Bernal and director Marc Silver explore stories of human dignity in this immigration documentary.

QFT Competition
To win a pair of tickets to see Joe, please email with JOE in the subject line and the answer to the question: who is the author of the book from which the film is adapted? Competition closes Wednesday 6 August at 12.00pm and the winner will be contacted by email.

Staff ticket price, £5, standard ticket price, £6.50. Please visit for more details.

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Queen's Sport

One-Month Summer Membership
A one-month All-Inclusive Summer Membership is available for only £35. Click here for full details.

Summer Activity Programme 2014 - Limited Space Available
Queen’s Sport's activity programme is packed with classes and courses to suit all abilities. This Summer, Queen's Sport is offering progressive courses in pilates, yoga (various types) and swimming. For full details or to download an application form, please click here.

‌Summer Rugby Camp 2014
Queen’s Rugby Talent Camp will be held at Queen’s Sport Upper Malone from  Monday 18 – Friday 22 August. The Camp is aimed at improving 13 – 16 year old rugby players. For full details or to download an application form, click here.

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IT training courses

Places are available on the following course:

  • Wednesday 5 August: Web Authoring: Introduction to CMS (Content Management System), 10.00am – 1.00pm

2014/15 Semester 1 courses are now available for booking on Queen’s Online.

ECDL – now using an improved test system which allows the candidate to practice and diagnose what topics need revision (note – this is not used for ECDL Advanced).

Today’s Tip: The TODAY function in Excel is dynamic so will update each time the workbook is opened to always display the current date. Enter =TODAY() in a cell.

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