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We are iRise, the staff network for Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International staff at Queen's University Belfast

Welcome to iRise

Hear from some of our members and Queen's students on the positive impact our network is having at Queen's.

Our purpose

Our network aims to:

  • Provide a forum for networking and a means of peer support between BAME and International staff
  • Liaise with other groups and networks, e.g. staff and student societies and to share information
  • Communicate information and updates to colleagues
  • Discuss and support a range of training and development opportunities
  • Create and run a small social programme to encourage participation
  • Represent the interest of BAME and International staff and inform the University on relevant issues
  • Promote the University as a welcoming place to work for BAME and International members of staff 

iRise: internationally focused | Racial diversity | Inclusivity for all | Social Cohesion | Equality of opportunity


Membership of iRise is open to any QUB member of staff who identifies as BAME or International. There is a place for you at iRise, whether you are an academic, research, professional support, clerical, technical or operational staff member.

How to join iRise

The iRise Committee plans and coordinates network activity.

Our committee members