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"I’m really excited to see Queen’s begin the process of developing a new Net-Zero strategy and making Climate Action a central priority going forward."
"The next phase in our journey to net zero carbon will require a step change in ambition, investment and behaviour change."
“As an anchor institution, we take pride in social and civic responsibility, supporting progressive social change and economic growth in an environmentally sustainable way.”
“At a time of economic downturn, it is even more important to invest in research and innovation to see long term growth and secure people’s future.”
"One thing I have learnt over the years is that all carers value support and, particularly, respite. A break from caring. For some, work is respite."
"Try to be specific and focused in your idea: think of something that you actually care about and are likely to be inspired by once it takes off."
"It is great to be part of an organisation that values outdoor space and is committed to ensuring it provides for staff, students, the local community and, importantly, our local wildlife."
"The Queen's Student Mentors over the last few years have been brilliant and I am so grateful for all of their hard work."
“I started working as a plumber at Queen’s in 1964... I am happy to have contributed in some small way to the success of the University.”
Speaking at the memorial service for Ashish Vats, Isabel Jennings (MRCI) and Heather Taylor (MRCI) paid tribute to our Regional Manager in South Asia, who passed away suddenly in August 2021.
“I have used my position as a senior academic to promote innovation, to encourage collaboration, to support peers and promote excellent teaching within the university.”
"It would have been beyond my imaginings in September 1979 that I would still be working at Queen's in 2021 and in a different discipline from Sociology where I started work."
"My big wish for Anna Rose is she will live in a world where negative and outdated perceptions of Down syndrome are a thing of the past."
"It is ironic that while we are unable to venture into a multiplex, we are currently living through a scenario usually contained to the silver screen."
"As Co-Chairs of PRISM LGBT+ Staff Network at Queen’s, we have been reflecting on the challenges faced by LGBT people during the COVID-19 pandemic and looking at ways to help."