Development & Alumni Relations Office 

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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Queen's Women Graduates' Association (QWG) QWGA AGM

Saturday 28 january 2017

VENUE: Canada Room & Council Chamber, Queen's University Belfast 
10.15am Arrival. Tea/coffee scones 
10.45am Annual General Meeting
12.00pm Speaker: Samantha McCombe
1.00pm    Lunch: Fork buffet 

Special Guest Speaker Samantha McCombe:
Samantha was appointed the new Librarian of the Linen Hall library in 2015.
She is the first female in the institutions 227 year history to take up this prestigious post.

Please click on the following links for the AGM Papers:   2016 Report on Women                              
Presidents Letter  Benishyaka - Queen's University Graduate Women
 Notice of AGM 2017 and Catering  GWI Report
 Nominations for Committee Membership  Irish Federation of University Women
 QWG AGM Agenda  QWG Scholarship Report December 2016
 Events 2017  QWGA Public Speaking Competition Report
 Minuites of AGM 2016  University Women of Europe Report

Public Speaking competition for girls under 15

tuesday 7 february 2017, 7pm 
VENUE: Canada Room & Council Chamber, Queen's University Belfast

experiences and challenges of refugees and asylum seekers in northern ireland
saturday 18 FEBRUARY 2017, 10.30aM
VENUE: McClay Library, Queen's University Belfast
SPEAKER: Dr Edie Shillue

IrFUW Council Meeting and public speaking competition final
saturday 11 march 2017
VENUE: Trinity College Dublin



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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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