15 August 2016

Honorary Degrees: Nominations

The Honorary Degrees Search Committee is seeking to identify potential nominees for the award of Honorary Degrees in 2017.

Details of the nomination process, including the nomination pro forma, are available on the University website. The closing date for submitting nominations is Friday 2 September 2016.

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Inaugural International Conference on Women and Leadership in a Changing World

Women and Leadership in a Changing World conference logoThe University is pleased to announce an international conference on ‘Women and Leadership in a Changing World’. The conference, the first of an annual series organised jointly with the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, is organised through the Queen’s Gender Initiative. It brings a range of top speakers who will focus on the challenges, opportunities and benefits of increasing the gender balance of the‌‌ leadership in public and private sectors, in higher education and government.

The conference programme begins at 5.30pm on Thursday 22 September 2016, with an evening session and conference dinner, followed by a full day programme at Riddel Hall on Friday 23 September 2016.

For further information, click here to visit the conference website. Register here.

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Staff Wellbeing: Mindset and Motivation Session

Staff Wellbeing have organised a Mindset and Motivation Session for staff on Tuesday 23 August 2016, 1.00pm – 2.00pm (location TBC).

The mindset course will help you learn to identify cycles and habits of behaviours that are holding you back and offer step-by-step guidance on mastering your fears and creating new positive cycles to achieve your greatness.

Lunch will be provided. Find out more about the event on the Staff Wellbeing website.

REGISTER to attend the above event by emailing including “Mindset and Motivation” in the subject line.

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The Conversation

The Conversation Click on the link to read the latest Queen's article published in The Conversation:

If you are interested in writing for The ‌Conversation, contact to find out more.

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School of History and Anthropology Newsletter

Read the June/July 2016 edition of the School of History and Anthropology Newsletter.

The new School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics was launched on 1 August 2016.

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School of Psychology TASTER Study – Recruiting Now

Dr Kate Woodcock and her team of researchers at the School of Psychology are carrying out an exciting study called ‘TASTER’ ('Training Attention Switching to Encourage Real Gains'). The study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a computer game that has been designed to train task switching, a skill that is important for academic achievement and well-being in children. The study is now recruiting children aged around 6 or 7 years to help by playing computer games at home.

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Aine Fitzpatrick, or Dr Kate Woodcock,, 028 9887 4886.

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The Naughton Gallery

New Exhibition: FUTURE RUINS
Future Ruins, a new exhibition in the Naughton Gallery, brings together the work of artists from across the globe who inquire into the architecture of the world in which we live, addressing the impermanence, instability, and ever-changing nature of contemporary cityscapes. The exhibition will open on Thursday 18 August 2016 and will run until Sunday 2 October 2016.

Staff are invited to attend a special Queen’s Staff Preview of the exhibition on Thursday 18 August 2016 from 5.00pm.

The opening reception will take place on Thursday 18 August, 6.00pm - 8.00pm.

Coffee / Art / Conversation
Staff are invited to attend a series of conversations between selected artists and curators in the early hours of the day at Town Square, 45 Botanic Avenue, hosted by the Naughton Gallery. Coffee and conversation are free. Find out more about the events here.

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Idol posterThis week at QFT:

The Idol (PG) – From Oscar-nominated director Hany Abu-Assad (Omar), The Idol maps the true story of Palestine’s first pop celebrity, Mohammed Assaf, and his stellar rise to fame following his victory in the 2013 season of Arab Idol.

Valley of Love (15) – The legends that are Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu star in a moving new drama from French writer/director Guillaume Nicloux (The Nun).

Sid & Nancy (18) – Celebrate 40 years of punk with a reissue of Alex Cox’s (Repo Man) seminal 1986 biopic starring an almost eerily brilliant Gary Oldman.

Bobby Sands: 66 Days (15) – A major feature length documentary exploring Sands’ life and death.

The Talented Mr Ripley (15) – Part of the Adapting Miss Highsmith Season, The Talented Mr. Ripley will screen on Wednesday 17 August at 8.35pm.

Carol (15) – Part of the 'Adapting Miss Highsmith Season', Carol will screen on Thursday 18 August at 8.35pm.

From Friday 19 August: David Brent: Life on the Road; Mom & Me; The Confession (+ Q&A); The Childhood of a Leader.
Queen's staff ticket price: £5 (standard ticket price: £6.70). Please visit for more details.

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The Welcome Centre

The Welcome Centre Summer Craft Fair will be held on Wednesday 31 August 2016 between 10.00am-2.00pm and the Centre is calling all makers.  If you or anyone you know would be interested in having a stall, please contact the Welcome Centre on 028 9097 5252 or for more details.

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Continuing Professional Development
The Centre for Educational Development is currently in the process of scheduling the courses for the academic year 2016-2017.  All September courses are now available for booking.  For up-to-date information please follow CED on twitter @QUB_CED

Courses delivered in individual Schools
As well as the courses in our open programme, CED is also able to offer training on areas of educational development to schools, provided that there are sufficient numbers.  If you wish to discuss this option, please contact Karen Butler, CED course secretary, on, 028 9097 1447.

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IT Training Courses

IT training courses will recommence at the start of the new semester. Access to IT training materials here (QOL login).   

Want an IT qualification? Why not register for ECDL.  Click here for more information.

ECDL test sessions will start again next term (dates to be confirmed)

Tip of the day: Use Problem Steps Recorder to capture onscreen images. On your computer, click Start, type PSR in the search box, click on PSR to run it. Click Start. Every time you click with the mouse, an image will be captured.

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