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   QUAD (Dublin) Annual outing-national concert hall dublin 

  Wednesday 13 December 2017  

Queen's University Association Dublin (QUAD) held their annual outing to The National Concert Hall for the Dublin Choral Foundation Lassus Scholars and Piccolo Lasso/ESB Great Christmas Concert on Wednesday 13 December at 8pm. 

This popular winter event included sacred and operatic choral music and carol singing with the audience. It was led, as always, by Dr Ite O'Donovan, who has a Queen's Master's Degree in Renaissance Music (1986).

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Queen's Graduates' Association, Charter Day Dinner

Friday 24 November 2017

A Drinks Reception was held in the Canada Room & Council Chamber, followed by Dinner in the Great Hall.

The Annual Charter Day Dinner is organised by the Queen's Gradutes' Association.

The 2017 First Trust Bank Queen's Gradute Of The Year and the Alumni Volunteer Of The Year awards were presented on the night.

For all the news on the evenings proceedings click here.


15 November 2017

The Queen's University Associaiton London (QUAL) held their annual dinner on Wednesday,15 November 2017 at the Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London. 

The Guest Speaker was Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore, PC, QC, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland. He was joined by Queen's Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students, Professor David Jones.

For more information on QUAL please click here.


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30th Medical Reunion (Class of 1987)

18 NOVEMBER 2017

The Class of 1987 30th Medical Reunion was held on Saturday, 18 November 2017 at the Galgorm Resort & Spa, Ballymena. A pre-dinner drinks reception and Gala Dinner were followed by music.

If you would like information and advice on orgainsing a reunion please visit our webpage. 






Invest Northern Ireland, NI Connections Event at the British Consulate General, 1 Supreme Court Road, Hong Kong.

20 OCTOBER 2017 6.00PM - 8.00PM 

Invest Northern Ireland held an NI Connections Event in October. The evening was a great opportunity for Queen's alumni based in Hong Kong with links to Northern Ireland to meet and network with each other.

This event was orgainsed by Jennifer Lui  of Invest NI. 




Snooker, Billiards and Pool Club 50th Anniversary Dinner 2017

14 OCTOBER 2017

All former members of the Queen's Snooker, Billiards and Pool Club are warmly invited to attend our 50th Anniversary Reunion in the Great Hall at Queen's in October - and to put the event in your diary now!

Full details will be available in due course. 

To express an interest or to reserve your place(s), please contact Dr Paddy McWilliams.

And please feel free to pass on details of this event to your fellow cue sports alumni at Queen's.

See you on 14 October!

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7 October 2017.

The QWG  hosted the annual conference of the Irish Federation of University Women (IRFUW) in the Canada Room, Queen's University Belfast on Saturday 7 October 2017.   This followed the IRFUW Dinner on Friday 6 October in the Great Hall at Queen's University Belfast.

The conference explored the particular experiences of women around migration and the response of institutions, societies and states to women in migration.  
The keynote address was delivered by Marie Anderson, the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman.

For information on QWG and its sister orgainsations click here.                                                                             


fRIDAY 6 October 2017

Venue :  Queen's University Belfast.  

A drinks reception was held in The Canada Room at 7.00pm, followed by dinner at 8:00pm in the Great Hall.

The keynote speaker was Jane Talbot,  Author and Founder of Women Aloud Northern Ireland.


Queen's Women Graduates' Association, University Women of Europe (UWE), Annual Conference

24 - 27 August 2017

University Women of Europe (UWE) - Mission to enable European higher edcuated women to participate in progressive development of European Society as such it has representatives at European Women's Lobby and particitative status on the Council of Europe and a network of women graduates in 17 European countries.

The Queen's Women Graduates' send representatives to the annual conference.  In June 2016 the annual conference was held in Winchester with 17 members of the Irish Federation attending.  The theme was 'Aspiration, Advancement, Achievement encouraging women into Leadership Roles'.
This year the conference will be held in Graz, Austria.  Further details available here.


Queen's University Association, London (QUAL) Summer President's Drinks 2017

19 June 2017 6.30pm-9.00pm

The Queen's University Association, London (QUAL) held their 'Annual Lecture and Summer President's Drinks' at The Council Room at King's College London on the Strand.

Lecture by Professor Richard English, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement, on 'Twenty-First-Century Terrorism: How Should We Respond?.

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Annual irish universities' new year alumni gathering in london


Wednesday 1 february 2017, 6pm - 8pm

VENUE: Porterhouse near Covent Garden,21-22 Maiden Ln, London WC2E 7NA, UK

This is a fun, informal evening where alumni get the opportunity to meet other Irish graduates living in London and catch up on University news.

Queen's Development and Alumni Relations representatives will be there to greet alumni in the bar, introduce them to fellow alumni and offer them the first drink of the night on us!

Guests can look out for the copies of the latest Graduate magazine which will be clearly displayed to help you find your Queen’s host.

This is a free event and guests are welcome to drop in any time between 6pm and 8pm.

Please RSVP to by Monday 23 January to reserve your place.


QUAD Dinner and Theatre Evening

16 August 2016

In August members of the Queen’s University Association Dublin (QUAD) met for a pre-theatre meal at the Michelin-starred Chapter One restaurant, where graduates and their guests caught up with old friends and made some new ones. 

The fine dining was the prelude for a visit to the Gate Theatre for a performance of Somerset Maugham's sparkling comedy, The Constant Wife. Click on heading above for report.

For further information on QUAD, please click here.


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1986 Law reunion

10 June 2016

The 30th Reunion of the 1986 LLB graduation class, was held on Friday 10 June 2016. 

The event commenced with a drinks reception followed by dinner in the Canada Room and Council Chambers at Queen's University, Belfast. 

For further information about organising a class reunion, please contact the Development and Alumni Relations Office.




9 June 2016

On Thursday 9 June, Queen's Women Graduates hosted their Annual Dinner in the Great Hall at Queen's University.  The Honourable Madam Justice McBride kindly agreed to be the Keynote Speaker and the Graduate Women International President, Catherine Bell also attended as part of her tour of Ireland. 

 For more information about the Queen's Women Graduates' Association, please click here.


1956 Medical Reunion

6 June 2016

A 60 year Medical Reunion for the Class of 1956 took place on Monday 6 June 2016 at the Malone Lodge, Belfast.

The reunion included a tour of the Queen's campus and the McClay Library.

For further information about planning a class reunion, please contact the Development and Alumni Relations Office.





QGA Annual General Meeting 2016

31 May 2016 at 6.30pm

The13th Annual General Meeting will be held in the Canada Room & Council Chambers, Lanyon Building, Queen's.

1. Constitutional change 

2. Agenda 

3. Committee Nomination Form 

4. Minutes from 2015 AGM 

Please RSVP to Feargus McCauley by 5pm on Tuesday, 24 May 2016.


14 May 2016, 10.30am -1.30pm

Queen's Women Graduates invite you to a talk by Mr Phil Duffield -

"Experience working with Ebola victims in Sierra Leone"

Due to commence 10.15am in the auditorium, McClay Library.

For more information and to book your place(s), please click here.



21 April 2016 at 6.00pm, Liverpool Guild of Students

Queen's University has been invited to enter a team of up to six graduates to compete in the inaugural pub quiz against other UK Russell Group universities. We invite you and your fellow alumni to register today to join the Queen's team!

To register, simply email Laura Doran and provide your full name and degree.  If you would like to register a guest(s), please let us know their Queen's qualification.

Deadline for entry is Wednesday 30 March.  The first 6 people to register will form our Queen's team.


7 April 2016

The inaugural QGA President's Spring Drinks Reception was held in the elegant surroundings of the First Trust's recently refurbished branch on University Road.  It was a great opportunity for alumni to network with fellow Queen's graduates in an informal setting and the winners of this year's QGA scholarships also attended.

If you would like to keep up to date with University and Association activities, visit the QGA website where you can also find out more about becoming a member.



16 MARCH 2016

Twenty Development staff from institutions across the UK and Ireland attended a health fundraising networking event at Queen's University in March. The guests visited the new Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine and attended a talk by Prof Joe O'Sullivan, Consultant Oncologist and Clinical Director of the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre at the Belfast City Hospital.

Queen's university association, London (qUAL) ANNUAL GOLF DAY

19 May 2017

Members met at Beaconsfiled Golf Club for coffee, bacon butty, green fees and 2 course lunch.

Further details of the day can be found here.



23 May 2017 at 6.00pm

Venue - First Trust Bank, University Road, Belfast

QGA members had a chance to network with fellow Queen's graduates in an informal setting and met with the winners of this year's Queen's Graduates' Association scholarships.  

If you would like to keep up to date with University and Association activities, visit the QGA website where you can also find out more about becoming a member.



27 May 2017 at 1.00pm 

Friar's Bush Graveyard, Stranmillis Road, Belfast

Queen's Women Graduates' Association had a tour of Friar's Bush Graveyard which is thought to be Belfast's oldest Christian burial ground, possibly dating back to pre-Christian times.  It contains the mass grave of hundreds of victims of Belfast's cholera epidemics and is also Belfast's official famine site.  The name 'Friar's Bush' is said to come from an old hawthorn tree in the centre of the cemetery known as 'the friar's bush' - although exactly who the friar was is unclear!

For further details on the QWGA please click here.

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Queen's Graduates' Association Annual General Meeting

Thursday 1 JUNE 2017 6.30PM - The Canada room and council chamber, The Lanyon Building, queen's university belfast.

1. Agenda

2. Committee Nomination Form

3. Minutes (to follow)

Please RSVP by 5.00pm on Thursday 25 May 2017 - the event is free of charge but open only to members of the Queen's Graduates' Association.  Members are asked to RSVP to ensure appropriate catering arrangments are made.

Brussels Networking & Queen's Alumni Reception at Northern Ireland Executive Office, Brussels Chaussée d'Etterbeek 180, Brussels 1040

6 JUNE 2017 6.00PM - 8.00PM 

Queen's University Belfast hosted a drinks and canapés reception for Queen's alumni, organisations and individuals with key connections to Northern Ireland at the Office of Northern Ireland Executive.

This was part of our student study tour of Brussels.




7 JUNE 2017, 6.30PM -8.30pm

Berlin, Germany Venue TBC

Queen’s alumni and friends met current undergraduates and shared experiences of working and living in Germany.



8 JUNE 2017 7.00PM-8.30PM


A networking reception took place providing an opportunity for Queen's alumni and friends to meet current undergraduates and share experiences of working and living in GB.


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