Queen's University's Social Charter, launched in November 2017, shines a light on the significant contribution made by our students and staff and the positive impact we have on our society.
The Charter reaffirms our commitment to engaging with society and celebrates the many ways our students and staff contribute to our place.
Goalkeeping simulator solves wall puzzle
4 January 2021
Dr Bronagh Byrne appointed to expert panel
8 October 2020
Addressing the impact of disasters on housing
29 September 2020
Queen’s sustainability researchers meet President of COP26
11 August 2020
The Charter Podcast launched
1 May 2020
At Queen’s we translate ideas, academic teaching, research and professional expertise into action, resulting in impact that serves society at home and across the world in life-changing ways.
Within the University’s Corporate Plan, the Social Charter provides the platform for demonstrating the innovation, discovery and creativity of our staff and students and the regional, national and global impact of their work.
Social Charter Principles
We are committed to providing leadership locally and globally
We are committed to promoting a positive impact on society through our research and education
We are committed to equality and social justice
These principles will be realised by the way we promote: research with impact; education with social purpose; breaking boundaries to produce new knowledge; equality and excellence; civic culture and intercultural dialogue; sustainability; and by recognising and rewarding contributions from students and staff.
The University’s Corporate Plan acknowledged and celebrated the Social Charter through the identification of 19 Signature Projects.
The original 19 Social Charter Signature Projects featured encapsulated the breadth of activity that Queen’s students and staff carry out every day, as well as representing the principles and themes contained within the Charter.
Visit our Corporate Plan for 2016-21 website for more information on the further development of our University over the coming five years. The corporate plan will support the delivery of Vision 2020 underpinned by our Priorities for Growth and our Core Values.
A world-class international university that supports outstanding students and staff, working in world-class facilities, conducting leading-edge education and research, focused on the needs of society.
At the heart of delivering our Vision are five core values which express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an international organisation: Integrity; Connected; Ambition; Respect; Excellence
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