Breaking Boundaries | 4 January, 2021
Does a defensive wall help or hinder a goalkeeper in a direct free-kick situation? A new paper from Dr Joost Dessing and Theofilos Valkanidis of the Science in Motion Lab at Queen's examines the evidence.
Equality | 8 October, 2020
Dr Bronagh Byrne, a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Queen's University Belfast, has been appointed to an expert panel advising the Department for Communities on social inclusion issues.
Sustainability | 11 August, 2020
Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and President of the COP26 UN Climate Conference, visited Queen’s on Tuesday, 11 August, to hear from teams involved in sustainability projects.
Research With Impact | 23 June, 2020
In a newly released podcast Dr Niall Majury of the School of Natural and Built Environment outlines a programme that sees students work on live projects with community partners in projects with a positive social impact.
Civic Culture | 1 May, 2020
A podcast series highlighting Queen’s University Belfast’s Social Charter, and the positive impact our students and staff have on our society, has been launched.
Civic Culture | 27 March, 2020
SWOT (Students Working Overseas Trust), a Social Charter Signature Project, has won a prize at the QUB SU Student Awards – another Signature Project – for their Annual Fashion Show.
Research with Impact |
A North-South consortium set up in the wake of the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement has been shown to be dramatically effective in boosting cancer research across the island.
community | 15 January, 2020
EastSide Partnership and Rachel O’Grady, of Queen’s University and OGU Architects, have launched a temporary exhibition at EastSide Visitor Centre to celebrate the Built:East pavilion at CS Lewis Square.
Sustainability | 9 January, 2020
Dr Julie MacArthur of the University of Auckland addressed a workshop on community ownership and clean energy on Thursday, 9 January 2020
Sustainability | 6 December, 2019
A new competition inviting Key Stage 2 (P5 to P7) and Key Stage 3 (Year 8 to Year 10) school pupils to investigate the use and disposal of single-use plastics in their school has been launched.
Sustainability | 9 November, 2019
Delegates from across Ireland and the UK gathered to discuss the issue of a ‘just transition’ from a fossil-fuel based economy to a clean economy on Saturday, 9 November 2019
Civic Culture and Intercultural Dialogue | 20 September, 2019
Researchers from a range of institutions, and from as far afield as East and South Africa, gathered at Queen’s on Friday, 20 September 2019 to reflect on the role of universities in relation to social justice.
Education with a Social Purpose |
Key stakeholders in healthcare, criminal justice, education, policy and the voluntary and community sector gathered in Queen’s on Friday, 13 September 2019 to address forensic mental health.
Sustainability | 7 August, 2019
Sir Jonathon Porritt, one of the UK’s most respected environmentalists, called for an increased sense of urgency in addressing the climate emergency at events held in Belfast on Tuesday 6 August 2019.
Civic Culture | 15 June, 2019
Following on from the Crescendo concert (see below), more school pupils, this time from the Junior Academy of Music (JAM) held their end-of-year concert in the Whitla Hall at Queen’s on Saturday 15 June 2019.
Equality and Excellence | 12 June, 2019
School pupils from a range of schools across north and west Belfast joined members of the Ulster Orchestra in the Ulster Hall on Wednesday 12 June to perform songs and musical works at the end of a year of music-making with the Crescendo project.
Sustainability | 10 June, 2019
A new £1 million project to address the problem of plastic waste was launched at Queen’s University Belfast on Monday 10 June.
Social Responsibility | 30 April, 2019
The rest of the campus may have been closed down last week, but scholars from a range of Belfast schools were hard at work in the GCSE Easter Schools in Maths and English in Queen's University's Peter Froggatt Centre.
Food Safety | 17 April, 2019
Contamination of rice with inorganic arsenic is a major risk in many parts of the world where rice is a staple food. Queen's University's Professor Andy Meharg and colleagues have developed ways to reduce the levels of this toxic substance.
Shared Education | 28 January, 2019
Researchers from the Queen's University Centre for Shared Education and from the University’s Centre for Identity and Intergroup Relations were in Kosovo in January to take part in a symposium on peacebuilding through shared education.
Social Charter Celebration | 22 January, 2019
On Friday 18 January 2019 Queen’s University Belfast reaffirmed its commitment to ‘shaping a better world’ at an event celebrating the successful first year of its Social Charter.