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Conference | 24 October, 2023

Queen's University and partners will host the 2023 Conference of AfSAI on 9 and 10 November this year.

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Festival | 8 August, 2023

Queen's University and partners will host a Festival of Archaeology in the run up to this year's EEA Annual meeting.

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Mental Health | 18 July, 2023

Queen's University has launched a report on how psychological services in Northern Ireland address the needs of victims and survivors.

Crescendo concert 2023; conductor gestures to the Ulster Orchestra and school children playing in Ulster Hall
Crescendo | 13 June, 2023

Members of the Ulster Orchestra played along with scores of school children at the Crescendo concert in the Ulster Hall on 13 June.

School children, under a tree, with their teachers, showing objects found during their archaeological dig.
Centre for Community Archaeology | 20 June, 2023

Pupils from Glenwood Primary School and Belfast Boys Model School have joined staff and students from Queen’s University to experience an archaeological excavation at the historic Stranmillis College site.

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Education Research | 20 June, 2023

A team of Queen’s staff have launched a new research report looking at the experiences of pupils and families from minority ethnic, migrant and newcomer backgrounds in Northern Ireland’s schools.

Cancer Knows No Borders slide
The Legacy of the Good Friday Agreement | 18 April, 2023

An event to be held during the major conference marking 25 years since the signing of the Belfast or Good Friday Agreement.

Children's Writing Fellow Paul Howard, seated at book event, with colleagues
Healthy Living for All | 1 December, 2022

The Seamus Heaney Centre’s Children’s Writing Fellow for 2022-23, Paul Howard, has been on a busy autumn schools tour. Over the past few weeks he has been working with around 200 young readers and writers in schools around the north east.

Liam O'Hare, Koulla Yiasouma, and Jackie Redpath with the report
Conversations | 24 November, 2022

In a study co-produced between Queen’s Innovation Zones and the Greater Shankill Children and Young People Zone, young people got the chance to consider their current and potential lives with a qualified and trained adult pathfinder.

Prof Lawler on a conference panel in Greece
Healthy Living for All | 17 March, 2022

Professor Mark Lawler spoke at an event focussing on Greece’s agenda to combat cancer in a post Covid-19 world on 17 March.

VATTS boat on Strangford Lough
Sustainability | 11 March, 2022

Researchers from the Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy (CASE) have installed new turbines to harness the powerful tidal currents coursing through the mouth of the Lough.

Dr Sexton distributes prizes at St Malachy's
Education with Social Purpose | 15 December, 2021

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.

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Sustainability | 21 October, 2021

Queen’s researchers have launched a report looking at an active and healthy street strategy for Botanic Avenue in Belfast.

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Open Botanic Report 2021
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Sustainability | 14 October, 2021

Queen’s University's Public Engagement team have launched a new series of videos and podcasts on climate change, in response to the IPCC Report published in 2021.

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Equality and Social Justice | 2 July, 2021

A team of Queen’s staff are to launch a new research project looking at the experiences of pupils and families from minority ethnic, migrant and newcomer backgrounds in Northern Ireland’s schools.

Students from diverse backgrounds
Equality and Social Justice | 2 July, 2021

Deadlines for the Creating Welcoming Communities workshops and the Jeffery Scholarship have been extended.

Geography at Work presentation
Social Purpose | 3 June, 2021

Civic and community partners have promised to act on some of the recommendations presented by Geography At Work student teams.

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Equality and Social Justice | 27 May, 2021

PVC welcomes publication of research report into migrant and ethnic minority matters in Northern Ireland.

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Equality and Social Justice | 10 May, 2021

In partnership with the Migrant and Minority Ethnic Council, Queen's has launched a website on the University's research related to migrant and ethnic minority matters in Northern Ireland.

Seabirds foraging, Strangford Lough
Sustainability | 6 May, 2021

Drones were used for the first time to track dynamic tidal flows and seabirds in synchrony, new joint research by Queen’s University Belfast, Bielefeld University and the University of Plymouth found.

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Equality and Social Justice | 23 April, 2021

PRISM encourages Queen’s staff to mark Lesbian Day of Visibility on Monday 26 April 2021 by flagging up a range of training sessions.

students from diverse backgrounds
Equality and Social Justice | 11 March, 2021

Queen’s staff have formed a partnership with the Migrant and Minority Ethnic Council, a strategic think tank based in Northern Ireland.

Civic Culture | 10 February, 2021

A 12-week programme of GCSE exam tuition with 4 weeks of employability training has been offered to a group of twelve female migrant and newcomer students.

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Social Purpose | 2 February, 2021

Jump IN is an all-encompassing programme, which supports you in every stage of your volunteering journey.

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 | 29 September, 2020

Queen's University and Habitat for Humanity team up for the One World Festival

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.

Sarah Lappin, Rachel O'Grady
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.

Junior Academy of Music concert, Whitla
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.

Andy Meharg in field
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.

Pristina Seminar with Prof Joanne Hughes
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.