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Welcome to iRise

QUB BAME and International Staff Network

iRise means:

internationally focused

Racial diversity,

Inclusivity for all,

Social Cohesion, and

Equality of opportunity


The purpose of iRise is to promote the University as a welcoming place to work for BAME and International members of staff and specifically 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