News and Events
In December 2022, QCAP supported Market residents to take part in Naloxone training within a community setting, the first time this bottom up approach to training has happened in Northern Ireland.
On 7 November 2022, a delegation from Belmont University, Nashville, visited QCAP and The Market as part of a visit hosted by Queen’s International Office’s North America Team.
On 2 November, 41 children and young people joined with QCAP and Market Development Association (MDA) staff at W5 to collaborate on the co-design of the QCAP Summer Scheme next year.
On 21 October 2022, Queen's Vice-Chancellor, Minister for Communities and senior DfC and NI Civil Service officials visited the Market area for a site tour and meeting with QCAP and Market Development Association.
On the evening of 27 September 2022, the Market Development Community launched its “Rebuilding the Local Economy” community survey. Guest speakers at the event included Minister for Communities Deirdre Hargey and QCAP’s Professor Brendan Murtagh.
For two days in June, QCAP welcomed a group of undergraduate students from Belmont University, Nashville, USA.
On 14 June 2022, Professor Tom Rodden, Chief Scientific Officer of Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and his team visited The Market for a tour of the area and discussions with members of QCAP and Market Development Association.
Since March 2022 QCAP’s Social Economy & Community Wealth Building Strand (SECW) has been engaging closely with BUILD Shankill—a community-led partnership that is working to address issues around vacant and derelict land across the Greater Shankill.
Queen's University Belfast is developing a collaboration with colleagues at the University of Glasgow on a project that expands our work on student voice, the capabilities approach in research, and the role of place-based learning.
This week, members of the University of Glasgow’s Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland initiative visited Queen’s Community and Place (QCAP) as part of a knowledge exchange trip.
On 25 April 2022, members of QCAP travelled to the University of Glasgow to meet with our partners in Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, with whom we are collaborating on the Children, Learning and Inclusive Places (CLIP) Project.
On Monday 28 March, QUB Head Gardener Paul Wallace visited St Malachy's Primary School in The Market, to discuss QCAP’s plans to help refurbish the school pond as part of our Communities and the Knowledge Economy work strand.
The QCAP Senior Team welcomed Communities Minister to Queen's on 2 February to discuss ongoing community, policy and academic partnerships.
Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey MLA joined Professor Kathy Higgins, QCAP Director, and the team, at a prize giving in St Malachy's Primary School on Wednesday, 15 December 2021.
Members of the Queen’s Communities and Place team, along with their community partners, hosted a visit from delegates of Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee to the Market area of South Belfast, Friday, 15 October 2021.
Deirdre Hargey MLA, the Minister for Communities, officially launched the Market Development Association's new 10-week education programme on 15 September 2021.