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Queen's wins prestigious national award for 'Best Race Initiative'

Queen's University's Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network, 'iRise', has won 'Best Race Initiative' at the Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala and Awards 2020.

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Black History Month: October 2019

Black History Month is celebrated to platform the rich heritage and diverse backgrounds of the Black Community throughout the UK. We hope to see you at one of our events celebrating and recognising the work of our Black students and staff to the Queen’s community and wider society!

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Our next meeting will take place in July.

Join us for the next meeting of the iRise staff network: Date: 26/07/2019 Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm Location: Room 0G/010, Main Site Tower (School of Law)

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IN PICTURES: iRise Staff Network launch

The event included Chinese folk music performances, a video launch and speeches by President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Greer, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Mr Conor Curran, and iRise Co-Chairs, Dr Michael Isichei (School of Management) and Dr Yassin Brunger (School of Law).

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Launch of Queen's new BAME and International Staff Network

Attended by the Vice-Chancellor, the Registrar, senior leaders and staff from across the University, the official launch of Queen's University Belfast's first Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic ('BAME') and International Staff Network, known as 'iRise', took place on Wednesday 12 June.

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Harty room concerts
Register: Join us for the official launch of Queen's iRise staff network

We would be delighted if you could join us for the launch of the new Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) and International Staff Network, iRise. The event will be held in the Harty Room in the School of Music on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 from 5.30pm. Light refreshments will be served after the event and the dress code is informal.

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