Development And Alumni Relations Office

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PGCE INFORMATION SESSION

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A CAREER IN TEACHING?

THURSDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2021 - 5:30PM - 7:00PM 

Online via Teams

Registration required

This session will provide information about the study opportunities available at Queen's if you're considering a career in teaching. The event will include an introduction to the course and a chance to chat to academic staff. You'll also find out more about the application process and and how best to prepare for interview.

More information and registration details can be found on the Social Science, Education and Social Work website.

 

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SEAMUS HEANEY CENTRE BOOK CLUB

IN CONVERSATION: LOUISE NEALON AND GLENN PATTERSON

THURSDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2021 - 6:00PM - 7:00PM 

Online

Irish author and Queen's University graduate Louise Nealon became a literary sensation last year when her debut novel, Snowflake, was sold for a six-figure sum.  Shortly afterwards, film and TV rights were snapped up by Element Picture, the same Irish production company behind the seven-times Bafta-nominated adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People.  Louise will be in conversation with author, and Director of the Seamus Heaney Centre, Glenn Patterson.

Further information can be found on the Seamus Heaney Centre website.  Email alumni@qub.ac.uk to register your attendance.

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SEAMUS HEANEY CENTRE

POETRY SUMMER SCHOOL SHOWCASE 2021

SUNDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2021 - 7:00PM - 8:00PM 

Online

Join the Seamus Heaney Centre's Summer School poets from around the world for a showcase of new work developed during this year's online poetry summer school. 

Visit the Seamus Heaney Centre website for further details and registration instructions.

 

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QUEEN'S POSTGRADUATE BOOK CLUB

JOSEPH O'NEILL

TUESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2021 - 5:00PM 

Online

Award-winning author Joseph O'Neill will join the Queen's Postgraduate Book Club in September to talk about his bestselling novel, Netherland, and a wide range of topics, as well as answering some audience questions. 

Find out more about this event and submit your registration.

 

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BOOK LAUNCH

CHERYL'S DESTINIES, BY STEPHEN SEXTON

THURSDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2021 - 7:00PM - 8:00PM 

The Great Hall, Queen's University Belfast

Join us in the Great Hall at Queen's for the launch of Stephen Sexton's much anticipated collection, Cheryl's Destinies (Penguin, 2021). We will hear some poems from the collection and have a chance to buy a copy on the night.

Further information and registration instructions can be found here.

 

Young girl playing sitar CONTESTED RESONANCES CONFERENCE

CREATIVITY, LISTENING AND PERFORMANCE IN CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION

THURSDAY 29 JULY - FRIDAY 30 JULY 2021: 9AM - 7PM

Online

We're pleased to announce, the 'Contested Resonances' two-day conference, will be hosted virtually online.  Part of the Sounding Conflict project (Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice) this interdisciplinary conference will examine conflict and post-conflict contexts through sound in performative practice. Themes include: peace-building efforts by music-based community arts initiatives; sonic-arts and theatrical re-soundings of conflict; creative and musical interventions in conflict and post-conflict societies. 

Find out more about the conference and register your attendance.

 

Stock market graphic with LRI logoBUBBLES: AN LRI BRIEFING

LONG RUN INSTITUTE (LRI) BRIEFING HOSTED BY THE WILLIAM J. CLINTON INSTITUTE

FRIDAY 23 JULY 2021: 1PM - 2.30PM

Online

Something peculiar has been happening in financial markets. Despite the worst pandemic in a century, stock markets have been booming. Why?

This topical virtual panel debate will look at financial bubbles asking why they happen, what investors should do during them and why they might endager the financial system.

Moderated by John Turner (Long Run Institute Director and Head of Queen's Management School) the event will also feature a panel of international experts sharing their specialist perspectives. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to join the debate in a Q&A session.

Visit the event page to find out more and register. 

 

 

Face picture of Sam ThompsonIN CONVERSATION: SAM THOMPSON and KELLY McCAUGHRAIN

PART OF THE SEAMUS HEANEY CENTRE BOOK CLUB SERIES

THURSDAY 1 JULY 2021: 6PM

Online: Zoom 

Kelly McCaughrain, Children's Writing Fellow for NI, will be in discussion with novelist and lecturer at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Sam Thompson.  

 

Sam's debut novel, Communion Town was long listed for the 2021 Booker Prize and Jott was shortlisted for the 2019 Encore Award. His short fiction has appeared recently in The Tangerine, Still Worlds Turning, on BBC4 and in Best British Short Stories 2019. Kelly will be discussing Sam's debut book for children, Wolfstongue, due to be published by Little Island in May 2021. 

 

To register your attendance for this event please email alumni@qub.ac.uk

Profile picture of Dr Xine Yao. Wearing red jacketTHE CULTURAL POLITICS OF UNFEELING: DR XINE YAO

THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF UNFEELING: THE DISAFFECTIONS AND COUNTER-INTIMACIES OF UNSYMPATHETIC BLACKNESS AND ORIENTAL INSCRUTABILITY

THURSDAY 24 JUNE 2021: 5.00PM - 6.30PM

Online 

The Centre for the Americas at Queen's University Belfast and the Irish Association for American Studies are delighted to inaugurate their new annual lecture series with 'The Cultural Politics of Unfeeling'; a talk by Dr Xine Yao, Lecturer in American Literature to 1900 at University College London.

 

To find out more about this event and to register your free place please visit What's on at Queen's.

 

Putter and golf ball and green backgroundANNUAL GOLF DAY

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATION LONDON (QUAL) 

Friday 21 MAY 2021 - 10:15AM

Venue: Beaconsfield Golf Club, Seer Green, Beaconsfield. 

Queen's University Association London (QUAL) will hold their annual golf outing on Friday 21 May 2021. The first tee has been reserved from 10:15am. 

Further details will follow in due course. 

If you would like to learn more about QUAL or how to join, please visit the QUAL website.

Head shot of Louise Kennedy in front of wallIN CONVERSATION: LOUISE KENNEDY and LUCY CALDWELL

PART OF THE SEAMUS HEANEY CENTRE BOOK CLUB SERIES

THURSDAY 13 MAY 2021: 6PM

Online: Zoom 

The writer Lucy Caldwell will be in conversation with Ciaran Carson Fellow, Louise Kennedy, talking about Louise's debut collection. Louise's publication record includes fiction in journals such as The Tangerine, The Stinging Fly, Banshee and Winter Papers, food writing for The Guardian and Irish Times, short scripts for RTE Radio 1 and a commission for BBC Radio 4 Short Works.

 

Lucy, a SHC Fellow in 2019, will be leading the discussion on Louise's debut short story collection, The End of the World is a Cul de Sac.  To register for this event please email alumni@qub.ac.uk

Young woman resting her chin on her hand, looking up at thought bubbles with question marksPATHWAYS TO POSSIBILITIES DURING A PANDEMIC

EARLY CAREER SUPPORT EVENT FOR GRADUATES AND STUDENTS

THURSDAY 25 MARCH 2021, 6PM

Online: Zoom 

Join us, in partnership with the Careers, Employability and Skills team, for a live panel discussion and audience Q&A event that will look at how COVID-19 has disrupted the traditional workplace model and what this means for employers and graduates in today's job market.

 

Featuring a panel of employers, recent graduates and staff engagement professionals, attendees will hear how the workplace has changed and adapted and what you can do to find your perfect graduate role.

 

To register your attendance for this event please email alumni@qub.ac.uk

John Kremer profile picture with bookshelves behind himDR JOHN KREMER LECTURE 

DOING SPORT PSYCHOLOGY: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE DOWNRIGHT UGLY

WEDNESDAY 24 MARCH 2021: 6PM - 7PM

Online: Teams Live

Dr John Kremer has been actively involved in sport and exercise psychology as an academic, and with a wide variety of teams and individuals at international level. He most recently chaired the inter-departmental strategy group that developed a sector-wide action plan for sport and wellbeing across Northern Ireland.

 

This lecture will look at the current state of applied sport psychology and consider ways to ensure that the services on offer are genuine and that athletes are given an opportunity to help explore their true sporting potential.  To register your interest in attending please email alumni@qub.ac.uk 

Head shot of Louise Kennedy in front of wallIN CONVERSATION: LOUISE KENNEDY and LUCY CALDWELL

PART OF THE SEAMUS HEANEY CENTRE BOOK CLUB SERIES

THURSDAY 13 MAY 2021: 6PM

Online: Zoom 

The writer Lucy Caldwell will be in conversation with Ciaran Carson Fellow, Louise Kennedy, talking about Louise's debut collection. Louise's publication record includes fiction in journals such as The Tangerine, The Stinging Fly, Banshee and Winter Papers, food writing for The Guardian and Irish Times, short scripts for RTE Radio 1 and a commission for BBC Radio 4 Short Works.

 

Lucy, a SHC Fellow in 2019, will be leading the discussion on Louise's debut short story collection, The End of the World is a Cul de Sac.  To register for this event please email alumni@qub.ac.uk

Priya Lakhani headshot wearing red topTHE ANNUAL CLARE MacMAHON LECTURE

WHY NOT ME? A VIRTUAL EVENT WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER, PRIYA LAKHANI OBE

MONDAY 8 MARCH 2021: 12.30PM - 2.00PM

Online

We are delighted to welcome Priya Lakhani OBE as the distinguished Keynote Speaker for the 2021 Clare MacMahon annual lecture. 

Speaking passionately about her entrepreneurial journey and demonstrating shrewd, analytical business know-how in her keynote speeches, Priya is a force in the commercial world. As a founding CEO of award-winning Century Tech, she uses educational technology to cut teacher workloads and deliver top tier education to every child around the world.

To register please complete the short online registration form.

 

AGM written in black marker on a pale yellow backgroundQUEEN'S WOMEN GRADUATES (QWG) AGM 2021

Rescheduled: Saturday 6 March 2021, 11.00AM

Venue: Online

Read the QWG AGM papers online.

This event is only open to members of the QWG.

To find out more about the Queen's Women Graduates, including how to join, please visit the QWG webpage.

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ANNUAL LECTURE

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATION SCOTLAND (QUAS) 

SPRING 2022 (dATE TBC)

Venue: TBC

The guest speaker will be Professor Frank Kelly PhD, FKC, FRSB, FMedSci. Professor Kelly graduated from Queen's University in the 1970s, and currently holds the inaugural Humphrey Battcock Chair of Environment and Health within the School of Public Health in a new global centre of air pollution research at Imperial College London.

Find out more about Professor Kelly's career, and listen to his recent discussion with Jim Al-Khalili on the Radio 4 programme, The Life Scientific

If you would like to find out more about QUAS and how to join, please visit the QUAS webpage
(Photo credit Imperial College London) 

Profile picture of Shane Todd wearing white tshirt and resting chin on handsCONNECT THROUGH COMEDY: AN EVENING WITH SHANE TODD

MONDAY 1 MARCH: 7.00PM - 8.00PM

Online: Zoom 

Serotonin. Endorphins. Dopamine. Need a good laugh? Join the Student Wellbeing Service for an evening with local comedian, Shane Todd, as he reminds us of the humour around us.

Shane Todd is one of Northern Ireland’s top comedians, previously working with the BBC, Radio Ulster, his very own “Tea With Me” Podcast and his biggest passion – stand-up comedy.

We are excited to host an evening with Shane, as he gives his views on the current state of the world, the challenges we are all facing, and most importantly – how we can all have a bit of craic, despite the chaos unfolding around us!

Click here to find out more about this special event and to book your place. 

Face picture of Sam ThompsonTEDxQUB CONFERENCE: 'GIVE BACK | MOVE FORWARD'

FRIDAY 26 FEBRUARY: 3PM

Online

Book your place for the next series of inspiring talks offering glimpses of the innovation, discovery and creativity by staff, students and alumni - compered by BBC broadcaster and Queen's graduate, William Crawley.

 

Including talks from, amongst others, Nathalie Trott (Director Development and Alumni Relations), Sheree Atcheson (Alumna and 2019 Graduate of the Year) and Professor Chris Johnson (Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences).

 

Click here to find out more and register your place.

Head shot of Professor James Turner (with beard) in front of book shelfRELIGION, SCIENCE AND THE HUMANITIES SERIES 2021

TEACHING WITHOUT GOD: THE RETREAT OF RELIGION AND THE RISE OF THE HUMANITIES IN AMERICAN LIBERAL EDUCATION

THURSDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2021: 4PM

Online: MS Teams

A lecture by Professor James Turner (Cavanaugh Professor of Humanities Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame) followed by a live Q&A session.  Also joining Professor Turner for the event will be Professor Karen Winter (School of Sciences, Education and Social Work) and Professor David Livingstone (Professor of Geography and Intellectual History).

 

Click here for further information and details on how to attend this event.

Head shot of Professor Aoife O'DonoghueTHE STEPHEN LIVINGSTONE LECTURE 2021: TYRANNY AND LAW IN THE 21ST CENTURY

THURSDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2021: 5PM - 6PM

Online

Professor Aoife O'Donoghue is a lecturer at Durham University and her research centres on issues related to public international law, constitutionalism and feminism as well as global governance and legal theory. Aoife's work examines constitutionalism, tyranny, utopias and feminism, legal theory and international legal history. 

 

Her talk will explore what modern tyranny and tyrannicide looks like in the 21st Century.

 

Click her for further details and to register your free place.

Tom Western wearing white short sleeved shirt with book shelve in the backgroundTHE MOVEMENT EXISTS IN VOICE AND SOUND: MIGRATORY ACTIVISMS AND SONIC POLITICS IN ATHENS

TUESDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2021: 4:15PM - 5.30PM

Online

Tom Western is a lecturer in Social and Cultural Geography at UCL where his research has led to the development of the Active Citizens Sound Archive.  During this anthropology seminar he will listen to the vocal politics of Athens through sound recordings made as part of Tom's research in Athens looking at the rhythms of the street the city and everyday life.

Click here for more information and to book your place.

 

Red logo on white background showing graph and genome sequencesUNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF GENETICS AND GENOMICS IN RARE DISEASES

THURSDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2021: 12:30PM - 2:00PM

Online

This UCD - QUB hosted webinar will provide an overview of genomic technologies used in diagnosing and managing children and adults with rare genetic syndromes, followed by a discussion on genomic and precision medicine and its application to Inherited Metabolic Disorders.

 

Click here for more information and to book your place.

 

Queen's law buildingQUB LAW SERIES - EXTENDING PARADIGMS: CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

WEDNESDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2021: 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Online

Join Professor Harry Van Buren III from the University of St Thomas, Minneapolis for this seminar which will compare and examine the relationship between the business approach to Human Rights Perspective and corporate social responsibility.  The event will look at how both approaches have addressed social issues and what this means for businesses and society

Click here for more information and to book your place.

 

Head shot of Dr Ulf Bosch in front of Digital Offroad signDIGITAL OFFROAD: STRATEGIES FOR MAKING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION SUCCEED

THURSDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2021: 11AM - 12PM

Online

This webinar will provide key insights from Dr Ulf Bosch (lead Director of the Strategic Change Leadership for Digital Transformation Open programme at the William J Clinton Leadership Institute) on how organisations can use digital transformation to thrive.  

 

Using hands-on practical advice Dr Bosch will illustrate the commercial benefits for leaders and their organisations in taking an energised, strategic approach to change leadership and digital transformation.

 

Click here for further information and to book your place.

 

Front of Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer ResearchWORLD CANCER DAY 2021: TIME FOR AN ALL ISLAND CANCER MOONSHOT?

THURSDAY 4 FEBRUARY: 1PM - 2PM (GMT)

Online 

Marking World Cancer Day, this event presents an opportunity to review the advances made in cancer research and cancer care over the last 20 years and discuss the vision for collaborative cancer research going forward. 

 

Hosted by the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences and supported by InterTradeIreland the event will feature an expert panel discussion on cancer research chaired by Professor Emma Flynn, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Enterprise at Queen's.

 

Click here for more information and to book your place.

 

Hands of two people wearing formal work clothes shaking CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND MEDIATION STRATEGIES FOR ORGANISATIONS WITH ENDA YOUNG

TUESDAY 26 JANUARY 2021: 11.30AM - 12.30PM

Online

During this webinar Enda Young (lead Programme Director in the Aspiring Leaders and Negotiating & Influencing Skills programme at the William J Clinton Leadership Institute) will be looking at the common causes of conflict in the workplace and exploring effective alternative dispute resolution processes.  The webinar will focus on; mediation as an effective tool for conflict resolution; what mediation is and is not; how the mediation process can be used in organisations and how you can use meditative communication skills in your teams.

 

Click here for further information and to book your place.

 

 

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EVENT CANCELLED

PART OF THE SEAMUS HEANEY CENTRE BOOK CLUB SERIES

IN CONVERSATION: Doireann ní Ghríofa & Glenn Patterson

THURSDAY 21 JANUARY 2021: 6:00PM

Online: Zoom 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN UNAVOIDABLY POSTPONED, DUE TO PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY DISAPPOINTMENT. WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO REARRANGE AT A LATER DATE.

 

YOU CAN WATCH PREVIOUS EPISODES FROM THE BOOK CLUB SERIES VIA THE QFT PLAYER. 

 

 

Lenny Abrahamson HeadshotIN CONVERSATION: LENNY ABRAHAMSON & MICHAEL WEST

THURSDAY 14 JANUARY 2021: 6:00PM

Online

Director and screenwriter Lenny Abrahamson joins Seamus Heaney Centre lecturer Michael West in conversation to discuss his life and works.

Lenny Abrahamson is the director of the critically-acclaimed Room, starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay.  The film was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture.  Some of his other works include Garage, Adam and Paul, What Richard Did and Frank.  

His latest TV series was 2020's Normal People for BBC, Hulu and RTE.  

For further information and to register your attendance contact r.brown@qub.ac.uk

 

Professor Sheena McCormack HeadshotBEYOND CORONAVIRUS:  VACCINATION AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

THURSDAY 14 JANUARY 2021: 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Online

Join us for a live, online event showcasing research expertise, commentary and analysis on COVID-19 vaccinations.  

 

Queen's University Belfast is delighted to host Professor Sheena McCormack, Clinical Epidemiologist, to deliver a keynote address 'Vaccination and the COVID-19 pandemic'. The event will also feature reflections by Dr Mark Flear (School of Law, Queen's University) with Ann Watt (Director, Pivotal Public Policy Forum) facilitating a Q&A discussion.

 

Professor Ian Greer (Vice-Chancellor, Queen's University) will deliver opening remarks with Professor Sturt Elborn (Pro Vice-Chancellor, Queen's University) concluding the event.

 

Click here to find out more about this event and book your place.

  

 

Invest NI colour logoEMBRACING CHANGE AND LOOKING FORWARD - LIVE WEBINAR AND PANEL Q&A

FRIDAY 11 DECEMBER 2020: 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Online: Go2Webinar

Join us for an exclusive webinar in association with Invest Northern Ireland (Dublin) and Northern Irish Connections.  

 

This event will feature business leaders from across the Ireland of Ireland discussing how their organisations have adapted and thrived amidst a climate of change in 2020 and what individuals and organisations can do to ensure that they aren't left behind. 

 

Presented by Sarah Travers (Bespoke Communications) and featuring keynote speaker Brendan Mooney (CEO, Kainos) the event will also have a panel discussion featuring Google, Virgin Media Ireland and Vistra Group in what will be a unique opportunity to hear from business thought leaders about today's unprecedented challenges and opportunities. 

 

Click here to register your place.

 

 

Queen's University Belfast Convocation, partial drawing of Lanyon Building on red backgroundANNUAL MEETING OF CONVOCATION 

 

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

THURSDAY, 10 DECEMBER 2020: 6:00pm

Online Event

The Annual Meeting of Convocation will take place on Thursday 10 December, as an online event.

In addition to reviewing the activities of the past year, members will also hear from Professor Ian Greer, President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen's, who will address members on the University's key activities and unveil highlights from the forthcoming agenda for the year ahead.

To register your attendance for this event please email convocation@qub.ac.uk

Read more about the Annual Meeting of Convocation

 

Queen's University Belfast, Coat of Arms, Silver/NavyQUEEN'S GRADUATES' ASSOCIATION (QGA) VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS QUIZ

9 December 2020

Venue: Online

Join the Queen's Graduates' Association Committee on Wednesday, December 9th at 7.30 pm for the first online Christmas Quiz.
Do you know that Queen's is 175 years old this year? Have you been acing the QUB Alumni Friday quizzes? Do you find yourself shouting out the answers to questions on shows like The Chase, Mastermind and Richard Osman's House of Games? Then this event is for you!
Members are invited to sign up to compete against each other via Zoom for the QGA Quizmaster Trophy.

Get your ticket here.

 

 

Great Hall, Queen's University Belfast set for dinnercancelled - QUEEN'S GRADUATES' ASSOCIATION (QGA) ANNUAL CHARTER DAY DINNER  

FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2020 - cancelled

Venue: The Great Hall, Queen's University Belfast

The Queen's Graduates' Association (QGA) will hold its annual Charter Day Dinner on Friday 20 November 2020. 

Full details, including how to book tickets, will be updated in due course. 

For further information on the Association, including how to join, please visit the QGA webpage

Author Caoilinn Hughes sat on sofaIN CONVERSATION: CAOILINN HUGHES and GARRETT CARR

THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2020: 6:00PM

Online: Zoom 

Lecturer at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Garrett Carr, will be in discussion with celebrated author and Queen’s alumni, Caoilinn Hughes to talk about her second novel 'The Wild Laughter'.

 

Caoilinn Hughes is the author of Orchid & the Wasp (Oneworld 2018), which won the Collyer Bristow Prize, was shortlisted for the Hearst Big Book Awards, the Butler Literary Award and longlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award. Her poetry collection, Gathering Evidence (Carcanet 2014), won the Shine/Strong Award and was shortlisted for four other prizes. Her work has appeared in GrantaPOETRYTin HouseBest British PoetryBBC Radio 3 and elsewhere.  The Wild Laughter is Caoilinn's much anticipated second novel, published by Oneworld in 2020.  

 

Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the novel in a live Q&A session.  If you haven’t already read The Wild Laughter click here to find out how where you can buy a copy and join the discussion. To register your interest in attending please email alumni@qub.ac.uk

Mountbatten Suite, Royal Thames Yacht Club set for dinner

CANCELLED - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATION LONDON (QUAL) ANNUAL DINNER 

Thursday 19 November 2020 - CANCELLED

Venue: Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge

This year's Queen's University Association London (QUAL) Dinner will be held on Thursday 19 November.

Full details, including how to book tickets will follow in due course. 

To find out more about the Association, including how to join, please visit the QUAL website.

Professor Moyra Haslett smiling, bookcase with books behind QUEEN'S WOMEN GRADUATES (QWG) talk

SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2020

Venue: Online

Queen's Women Graduates (QWG) will host a talk given by Professor Moyra Haslett, School of English, Arts and Languages, Queen's University Belfast entitled "Claiming a Woman's Place."

Professor Haslett will share paintings and art installations, rooted in her own research period, the 18th Century. Tea and coffee will be provided before the presentation; time for a short Q&A session will also be included.

If you would like to find out more about Queen's Women Graduates, including how to join, please visit the QWG webpage

Young woman resting her chin on her hand, looking up at thought bubbles with question marksEMPLOYABILITY LAUNCHPAD EVENT - PANEL DISCUSSION AND LIVE Q&A

WEDNESDAY, 4 NOVEMBER 2020: 1:00PM (GMT)

Online Event

Join the Queen's Graduate School on 4 November for a panel discussion featuring international alumni speakers from China and India reflecting on their time at Queen's and speaking about their careers since returning home.  Hosted by Dean of the Graduate School, Professor Margaret Topping, the panel will feature Queen's graduates, Binod Maitin and Pingping Xie (also a current PhD student at Queen's). Following the panel discussion there will be a live Q&A session where attendees will have the opportunity to pose their questions to the panel.  

This event is delivered as part of the Graduate School's Employability Launchpad programme and is suitable for international graduates. Find out more about the Graduate School.

To register for this event please email alumni@qub.ac.uk 

 

Turrets at Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATION SCOTLAND (QUAS) AUTUMN OUTING 2020

SATURDAY (DATE/TIME TO BE CONFIRMED) 

Venue: The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh 

The Queen's University Association Scotland (QUAS) will host a visit to The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh. 

Further details to be confirmed in due course. 

If you would like to find out more about the Association and how to join, please visit the QUAS webpage.

Queen's University Belfast, Coat of Arms, Silver/NavyQUEEN'S WOMEN GRADUATES (QWG) DISCUSSION AND NETWORKING EVENING 

6 October 2020 - Postponed until 2021

Venue: Online

Queen's Women Graduates (QWG) will host a panel discussion themed "The impact of a crisis on women."

The aim is to introduce Northern Ireland women's groups, QWG members and current students for an evening of discussion and networking.

If you would like to find out more about Queen's Women Graduates, including how to join, please visit the QWG webpage

AGM written in black marker on a pale yellow backgroundQUEEN'S GRADUATES' ASSOCIATION (QGA) AGM 2020

TUESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2020 - 6:00PM 

Online 

The 17th Annual General Meeting of the Queen's Graduates' Association will be held online on Tuesday 29 September 2020. The event is free to attend but open only to members of the Queen's Graduates' Association. 

Please see the QGA AGM Agenda attached here. 

At the AGM, elections will be held. You can access the Nomination Form via the following: Election Nomination Form. Candidates should read the guidance within the form as late submissions will not be accepted. The AGM Agenda will be available online in due course. 

Members are asked to confirm their intention to attend by 5:00pm on Friday 25 September 2020.

Woman examining an object through a microscopeASK THE EXPERT: DON'T LET CANCER BECOME THE FORGOTTEN 'C' OF COVID-19

THURSDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2020: 6:00PM - 7:30PM (BST)

Online: Zoom 

To celebrate World Cancer Research Day on 24 September, we invite you to join us for an exclusive panel discussion and Q&A online event with the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research.
 

Featuring Professor Christopher Scott, Professor Joe O'Sullivan, Mrs Margaret Grayson MBE and Professor Mark Lawler, the panel will be discussing the ground-breaking work being undertaken to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on cancer services and patients.  Attendees will also hear from cancer specialists about the future of cancer research and treatment and will have the opportunity to ask their key questions in a live Q&A session.  

Cropped hands opening a book against black background THE MCCOSH LECTURE - 'NETWORKS, NODES AND NUCLEI: TOWARDS A NEW THEORY OF RELIGOUS CHANGE'
FRIDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2020: 5:00PM

This year's McCosh Lecture will be delivered as a podcast in partnership with Harvard Divinity School and The British Academy.  The guest speaker will be Professor David Hempton, the Alonzo L McDonald Family Professor of Evangelical Theological Studies, John Lord O'Brian Professor of Divinity, and Dean of Harvard Divinity School. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy, and former Professor of Modern History and Director of the School of History in Queen's University Belfast. 

The Lecture will be introduced by Professor Richard English CBE FBA MRIA FRSE FRHistS, Professor of Politics, distinguished Professorial Fellow in the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement at Queen's.

You can listen to a recording of the McCosh Lecture at your leisure.

Entrance to Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast QUEEN'S WOMEN GRADUATES (QWG) TOUR (RESCHEDULED DATE)

SATURDAY 12 September 2020: 11:00AM - 12:15pm

Venue: Crumlin Road Gaol

The Crumlin Road Gaol dates back to 1845, and closed its doors as a working prison after 150 years in service in 1996. The Gaol has reopened as a visitor attraction after extensive renovations and today you can take a guided tour.

The QWG tour will cover all aspects of the Gaol, from the Tunnel linking the Courthouse from the other side of the Crumlin Road to the Hanging Cell, the historic Holding Cells, Centre Circle, C-Wing and Graveyard. The tour is open only to members of the Queen's Women Graduates.

If you would like to find out more about QWG, including how to join, visit the QWG webpage

Susannah Dickey looking to her right (black and white)IN CONVERSATION: SUSANNAH DICKEY and GLENN PATTERSON

THURSDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2020: 6:00PM

Online: Zoom 

Director of the Seamus Heaney Centre, Professor Glenn Patterson, will be in discussion with celebrated author and current Queen's PhD student, Susannah Dickey to talk about her debut novel, Tennis Lessons, and to find out more about her life and career. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the novel in a live Q&A session. 
 
Susannah graduated from Queen's in 2017 with a BA in Creative Writing. She released Tennis Lessons in July 2020 to critical acclaim and is working on her second novel. Susannah will be discussing the success of the book as well as her influences and her road to becoming a published author. If you haven't already read Tennis Lessons, find out how you can purchase your copy
 

Woman viewing cityscape from mountain topASK THE EXPERT: GETTING THAT GRADUATE JOB 

THURSDAY 27 AUGUST 2020: 1:30PM 
In this session of the live Q&A 'Ask The Expert' series hosted by the Alumni Relations team, we will hear from Emma Lennox, Careers Consultant with Careers, Employability and Skills, Queen's University Belfast.  Emma will be sharing advice on how to get ahead in the graduate job market during these uncertain times and sharing her knowledge about what employers are looking for.
 
Does your CV need fine tuning? Desperate to make your LinkedIn profile stand out? Want to know more about the soft skills that employers are looking for?
 

Queen's University Belfast, Webinar In Conversation: Queen's After COVID-19IN CONVERSATION: QUEEN'S AFTER COVID-19

WEDNESDAY 26 AUGUST 2020: EDT 1PM - 2PM, CDT 12 noon - 1PM, PDT 10AM - 11AM

Queen's graduates in Canada are warmly invited to: 'In Conversation: Queen's After COVID-19', featuring a live Q&A with Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart Elborn and Director of Marketing, Recruitment, Communications and Internationalisation, Isabel Jennings.

With many of our alumni the world over in isolation, lockdown, or slowly emerging into life in the 'new normal for now', this one hour webinar hosted by Nathalie Trott, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, will give you an insight into the impact of the crisis and lockdown on Queen's, how our researchers and University community have responded, and what the future looks like for Queen's. 

Woman & Man SilhouetteASK THE EXPERT: HOW GENDER MATTERS (Live Q&A)

THURSDAY 13 AUGUST 2020: 1:30PM
In this session we will be speaking to Jamie J. Hagen and Maria-Adriana Deiana, co-directors of the Centre for Gender in Politics and lecturers in International Relations, about how gender matters in politics today. 
 
From COVID-19 to Black Lives Matter, gender impacts all dimensions of our personal and political lives in important ways.   
 

Hands pointing at papers, laptop on desk THE COVID-19 CRISIS AND STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

TUESDAY 11 AUGUST 2020: 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Webinar (free) 

How is your business addressing the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 crisis? Would you like to benefit from insights into the opportunities and threats? Join The William J Clinton Leadership Institute for this Covid-19 support series masterclass.

In this session, Dr Lisa Messina, Lecturer in Management at Queen's Management School, will discuss some of the key challenges brought about by circumstances of severe crisis, and how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can address these challenges.

Internal view, The Graduate School, Queen's University BelfastPOSTGRADUATE VIRTUAL OPEN DAY

THURSDAY 6 AUGUST 2020: 11:00AM

Online

At this virtual event you will have the chance to find out how continuing your journey with postgraduate study at Queen's will set you apart from the competition.
 
Our current students will discuss how the cutting-edge postgraduate programmes at Queen's are helping them gain the skills to transform their careers. Professor Margaret Topping, Dean of the Graduate School, will also highlight the tailored development programmes on offer. 

Hands holding pencils pointing at papers on a desk plus computer keyboards DYNAMIC CAPABILITIES: MAKING BUSINESS MORE AGILE IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD 

TUESDAY 4 AUGUST 2020: 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Webinar (free) 

How can dynamic capabilities help business agility and performance in this new uncertain world? Join The William J Clinton Leadership Institute for this session in their Covid-19 support series masterclasses. 

Dynamic capabilities, with its emphasis on uncertainty, provides an analytical tool for thinking about creating better strategy and more agile businesses. In this webinar Dr Graham Brownlow, Lecturer in Economics at Queen's Management School, explores the benefits to organisations of focusing on their dynamic capabilities to help future proof for the uncertain times ahead.

Male Athlete RunningASK THE EXPERT: LIVE Q&A, RESILIENCE LESSONS FROM QUEEN'S SPORT 

THURSDAY 23 JULY 2020: 1:30PM 
This session will consider the nature of human resilience through the lens of sport. We’ll be speaking to Hugh Campbell and Gary Longwood from Queen's Sport who, with over 60 years of experience between them as coaches and competitors in elite sports in Ireland, will offer reflections on the personal and environmental factors that develop resilience.
 
Hugh’s portfolio includes long stints in top-level middle distance running, Irish League soccer and senior Inter-County GAA football. He acts as a mentor to athletes on the Elite Athlete scholarship programme at Queen's, a multi-sport initiative.
 
Gary is a former Ulster and Ireland rugby player. He is one of Ulster’s most capped players and represented Ireland in six nations and World Cup championships, gaining 25 caps for his country. Since retiring he has managed the Ulster Rugby Academy and now works for Sport NI. His recent work included working closely with Irish Women’s Hockey through their historic World Cup and Olympic qualifying campaigns.
 

Trees with green foliage leaves and pathway ASK THE EXPERT: HOW TO GO GREEN, LIVE Q&A

FRIDAY 10 JULY 2020: 1:30PM
In this session hosted by the Alumni Relations team, we will be speaking to Sara Lynch, Environmental Manager at Queen’s, on what we can all do to live more climate conscious lives. With more of us working and socialising from home there’s never been a more important time or better opportunity to take action on the environmental impact we have in our everyday lives.
 
Sara has more than 15 years’ experience as a sustainability practitioner in the corporate, NGO and FHE sectors. In her current post, Sara leads the Queen's Environmental team, delivering a wide range of programmes to embed sustainability across the University and deliver the University's commitment to cut carbon emissions and take action on climate change.
 
 
 

Computer keyboard and screenEXPLORING THE USE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) IN TACKLING THE PANDEMIC 

TUESDAY 7 JULY 2020: 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Webinar (free) 

Join the William J Clinton Institute for this Covid-19 support series masterclass.

In this webinar, Dr Laura Steele, Lecturer in Business and Society, Queen's Management School, will briefly examine the history of AI and explore the current state of the art, before considering several contemporary applications. We will separate reality from hype, addressing the strengths and limitations of AI. The session will conclude by highlighting some of the ethical concerns that need to be addressed in order to maximise the value of this important technology.

 

Chair, books and plant on top of a desk facing large window THE SEAMUS HEANEY CENTRE, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST
POETRY PRIZE 2020 - VIRTUAL AWARDS NIGHT 

THURSDAY 2 JULY 2020: 7:00PM

The Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize is awarded to a writer whose first full collection has been published in the preceding year, by a UK or Ireland-based publisher. 

In place of the annual live event, join us on Thursday 2 July at 7:00pm, for the announcement of this year's Poetry Prize, hosted by chair of the judging panel Nick Laird, and brought to your screens by the QFTplayer. 

We’ll hear short readings from each of the shortlisted poets before Nick Laird announces and introduces the winner.

Queen's University Belfast, Webinar In Conversation: Queen's After COVID-19IN CONVERSATION: QUEEN'S AFTER COVID-19

WEDNESDAY 1 JULY 2020: EDT 12 noon - 1PM, CDT 11AM - 12 noon, PDT 9AM - 10AM

Queen's graduates in the USA are warmly invited to: 'In Conversation: Queen's After COVID-19', featuring a live Q&A with Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Richard English and Director of Marketing, Recruitment, Communications and Internationalistion, Isabel Jennings.

With many of our alumni the world over in isolation, lockdown, or slowly emerging into life in the 'new normal for now', this one hour webinar hosted by Nathalie Trott, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, will give you an insight into the impact of the crisis and lockdown on Queen's, how our researchers and University community have responded, and what the future looks like for our University. 

In Conversation: Queen's After Covid-19 can be viewed in full on YouTube.

Queen's Sport logo in red with University crestQUEEN'S SPORT LIVE CLASSES 

MONDAY 1 JUNE - Tuesday 30 JUNE 2020 (weekdays)

Online 

Keep active with Queen's Sport. You will be able to connect with Queen's Sport and engage in a varied programme of workouts and fitness challenges from your home or University accommodation.

Join Queen's Sport live fitness classes every weekday via the QUB Sport Live YouTube channel.

Colourful Fun Day text with surrounding designs eg stars, balloons fireworksCANCELLED - Queen's Graduates' Association (QGA) FAMILY FUN DAY 

Late June 2020 - 1:00PM TO 4:00PM 

Venue: Grounds of Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast 

Queen's Graduates' Association (QGA) will hold a special Family Fun Day in late June 2020, date to be confirmed. There will be a range of activities including bouncy castle, face painting and arts & crafts. 

This event is open to members of the QGA, current students, parents, carers and Queen's staff. 

Further details will follow in due course. 

If you would like to find out more about the Association and how to join, please visit the QGA webpage

Green fields with wind turbines, low clouds and some blue sky SUSTAINABILITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN NI 

MONDAY 15 & MONDAY 22 JUNE 2020: 3:00PM 

Venue: Online 

The School of Biological Sciences' Green Impact Team invites you to their first online series that will address issues relating to sustainability and climate change in Northern Ireland. The event provides an opportunity for staff and students across the University, as well as stakeholders from industry, government and NGOs to hear about some of the work being undertaken to tackle climate change and sustainability both in Northern Ireland and across the globe.
Confirmed speakers:  Monday 15 June - Professor John Barry
                                                 Monday 22 June - Dr Chris McCallum

Young woman resting her chin on her hand, looking up at thought bubbles with question marks QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST: CAREER NETWORKING EVENING 

MONDAY 22 JUNE 2020: 6:00PM 

Online 

Concerned about what the Covid-19 crisis might mean for graduate recruitment? Then attend a virtual career networking evening in partnership with Queen's Careers, Employability and Skills Team

The event will provide an opportunity for recent alumni (graduated within the last 2 years) and final year students to network with Queen's alumni and hear inspirational stories about their personal career journeys in the UK and internationally. Attendees will also find out how the Covid-19 crisis is affecting graduate recruitment and the importance of staying positive and adapting to change in the current graduate labour market. You can also engage with the panel via a live Q&A session.

Silhouetted figure looking out over still water at dawn/duskASK THE EXPERT: HOW CAN WE COMBAT LONELINESS?

FRIDAY 19 JUNE 2020: 1:30PM
Join us for the third session of Ask the Expert, the series brought to you by the Alumni Relations team in which we speak to experts from across the University on a range of subjects and invite you to ask your key questions in a live Q&A style event.
 
This week we will be talking to Dr Brent Thompson, School of Psychology, Queen's University Belfast about loneliness and maintaining good mental health.

 

Queen's University Belfast, Coat of Arms red/white on red background

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST: ATTITUDES TOWARDS IRISH UNIFICATION IN NORTHERN IRELAND AFTER BREXIT 

WEDNESDAY 17 JUNE 2020: 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Venue: Online

As ARK marks its 20th anniversary year, join the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work for this webinar which includes the release of the 2019 Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey.

There has been a lot of speculation about what Brexit means for the prospects of Irish unification. In this webinar, Dr Katy Hayward, Dr Milena Komarova and Ben Rosher will discuss the results of new questions on the topic, in part to see what could potentially make a difference in changing those attitudes either for or against.

a virtual event; drawing of sad and smiling theatre masks in white on red background QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST - ReJoyce!

TUESDAY 16 JUNE 2020: 7:00PM

Online: Facebook live

Virtually join theatrical Professor, Mark Lawler, as he regales you with the words, songs and scandalous verse of James Joyce, on Bloomsday Tuesday 16 June live at 7pm. This event is in aid of the Queen’s University of Belfast Foundation’s Rapid Response Innovation Fund, currently supporting research to rehabilitate survivors of COVID-19. Sadly, Professor Lawler’s uncle John Gallagher, died of a COVID-related illness, therefore this performance will be a tribute to him.
 
Seriously ill patients are starting to recover from prolonged stays in intensive care with COVID-19, but because this is a new virus nothing is yet known about what care and support is needed to ensure sufferers return to full health.
 
Donations will help to make sure that everyone can receive exceptional care and support through their recoveries.

man wearing glasses facing away, viewed through reflective glassQUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST: DISTINCTIVE LEADERSHIP IN THE DIGITAL AGE 

TUESDAY 16 JUNE 2020: 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Webinar (free) 

Join The William J Clinton Leadership Institute for this Covid-19 support series masterclass.

In this webinar Professor Ulf Bosch addresses the impact of digital disruption on the leadership hallmarks of engagement, collaboration, performance and transformation – as well as discusses their virtual incarnations. ‘Faced with many long-held paradigms put upside-down by digitalization, leaders need to both rethink and retool in order to be right-footed for the new normal’.

 

Cox, rowers rowing in a rowing boat on a river cancelled - will reconvene in 2021
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BOAT RACE  

SATURDAY 13 JUNE 2020 - 12:00am to 6:00pm 

Venue: Queen's Sport Boathouse, 29 Lockview Road, Belfast

Queen's University will once again take on Trinity College Dublin for what promises to be an exciting day on, and off, the 2km River Lagan route. The event will be staged at Queen's Sport Boathouse, with access by ticket only.

Twenty crews, including schools from across Ulster, will take part in the 16th edition of this prestigious event.

 

Man sitting on a rope bridge looking out over lake and valley STRESS REDUCTION AND PERSONAL STABILITY THROUGH MINDFULNESS

TUESDAY 9 JUNE 2020: 11:30AM - 12:30PM 

Online (Free)

Join The William J Clinton Leadership Institute from a virtual Riddel Hall for their support series masterclasses. This session will be taken by Jason Gonzalez, the principal facilitator of The Mindful Leader programme for the QUB Leadership Institute and the managing director of The Happy Warrior. 

Jason will share take-away practices you can do to help reduce stress and promote personal stability as we continue to navigate a new way of living.

 

David Meade in a frame with his hands up and equations written. Brick wall behind  The graduate school: INNOVATION AFTER HOURS WITH DAVID MEADE 

THURSDAY 4 JUNE 2020: 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Online (Free) 

The Graduate School is excited to be welcoming David Meade virtually as part of a celebration of Research Culture.

In this high energy, fun and interactive workshop seminar, international keynote speaker David Meade will guide you through the simple tools and techniques that can have an incredible impact on your ability to be a world class researcher/leader and what that looks like in the digital realm.

 

white surface, box/containers. Gloved hand injecting substance into tubes on tray ASK THE EXPERT: ‘THE SCIENCE BEHIND COVID-19’ 

THURSDAY 4 JUNE 2020: 1:30PM
Join us for the next episode of Ask the Expert, the series brought to you by the Alumni Relations team in which we speak to experts form across the University on a range of subjects and invite you to ask your key questions in a live Q&A style event.  In this episode we will be speaking to two of the University’s eminent virologists, Dr Lindsay Broadbent and Dr Connor Bamford, on the science behind Covid-19 and giving you the opportunity to hear the facts behind the headlines.

• What does the 'R' number mean?
• How does a track and trace system work?
• When might we see a vaccine?

AGM written in black marker on a pale yellow background

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 
QUEEN'S GRADUATES' ASSOCIATION (QGA) AGM 2020

MONDAY 1 JUNE 2020

Online (Zoom) 

This event is free to attend but open only to members of the Queen's Graduates' Association. 

Further details and AGM papers will be updated in due course.

If you would like to find out more about the Association and how to join, please visit the QGA webpage.

Great Hall, Queen's University Belfast set for dinnerPOSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Queen's women graduates (qwg) ANNUAL DINNER 2020

Friday 29 MAY 2020

Venue: The QUAD and Great Hall, Queen's University Belfast 

Queen's Women Graduates (QWG) will hold their Annual Dinner on Friday 29 May 2020.  A drinks reception will be followed by dinner in the Great Hall.

Further information including times, guest speaker and booking details will be updated in due course. 

If you would like to find out more about Queen's Women Graduates and how to join, please visit the QWG webpage.  

Queen's University Belfast Deep River Rock Blues advert, white on red QUEEN'S SPORT, Deep River Rock BLUES AWARDS 2020

THURSDAY 28 MAY 2020: 8:00PM 

Online (Free)

Join us on Thursday 28 May at 8pm as we celebrate the Blues, Queen's University Sports Awards online. The Awards acknowledge our students’ sporting journeys during the academic year, and are an opportunity for our clubs, coaches, alumni and sponsors to mark the achievements of the previous twelve months. The event marks the launch of our update to the “Sporting Greats” initiative and features a contribution from a very special guest speaker.

The Blues Awards will stream live on Queen's Sport Social Media Channels, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Queen's Sport icon, Stick figure running on treadmill, white on red WE ARE COMING TO YOU: KEEP ACTIVE WITH QUEEN'S SPORT 

WEDNESDAY 29 APRIL 2020 (WEEKLY UNTIL 27 MAY 2020)

Online

You will be able to connect with Queen's Sport via their social media channels and engage in a varied programme of workouts, fitness challenges, blogs and advice from your home or university accommodation.

You can engage with 'Live Classes' or catch up with all content by subscribing to the Queen's Sport YouTube channel.

Golf ball sitting at the edge of a golf hole CANCELLED: will reconvene in May 2021

Queen's University Association London (QUAL) ANNUAL GOLF DAY

Friday 22 MAY 2020 - 10:15AM

Venue: Beaconsfield Golf Club, Seer Green Beaconsfield. 

Queen's University Association London (QUAL) will hold their annual golf outing on Friday 22 May 2020. The first tee has been reserved from 10:15am. 

Further details will follow in due course. 

If you would like to learn more about QUAL or how to join, please visit the QUAL website.

Queen's University Belfast, Coat of Arms red/white on red backgroundSENSING DIVISIONS: a VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 

THURSDAY 21 AND FRIDAY 22 MAY 2020: 11:00AM - 6:00PM

Online (Free)

Organised by Dr Maruška Svašek (Queen's University Belfast), and Professor John Connelly (University of California at Berkeley), in collaboration with the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics and the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen's University Belfast. 

This digital conference seeks to investigate the nature of troubling and persistent divisions in human societies, divisions that perpetuate internal strife and often keep societies from cohering as politics that might produce stable governance. 


Ni Mental Health Arts Fest Advert, neon pink on yellow NORTHERN IRELAND MENTAL HEALTH ARTS FESTIVAL 2020

MONDAY 18 MAY - SUNDAY 24 MAY 2020 (VARIOUS TIMES)

Online (Free) 

The Northern Ireland Mental Health Arts Festival (NIMHAF) will host 36 events as part of this year’s virtual programme, which highlights mental health, challenges stigma and inequality, and promotes recovery and wellbeing through active creativity.

The week-long Festival, which is supported by partner organisations and sponsors including the Mental Health Foundation, runs from Monday 18 May until Sunday 24 May, to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week 2020.

Child bent over open book, finger on page. Next to him model brain on top of booksQUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST: ASK THE EXPERT - LIVE Q&A

THURSDAY 21 MAY 2020: 7:30PM

Online (Free)  

Hosted by the Development and Alumni Relations Office, Queen's University Belfast, Ask the Expert gives you the opportunity to hear from experts from across the University and ask your questions in a live Q&A style event. 

The inaugural episode in which we spoke to Professor Karola Dillenburger on the subject of engaging your child to learn during lockdown, is available to view now as a recording.

 

Dr Lisa Messina smiling at camera STRATEGIC TOOLS FOR SME CRISIS MANAGEMENT 

TUESDAY 19 MAY 2020: 11:00AM - 11:30AM 

Online (Free)  

This is the first in a series of online innovation briefings, delivered as part of the All-Island Innovation Programme. This initiative is powered by InterTradeIreland to promote and encourage innovation for Small-to-Medium size Enterprises (SMEs) across the island.

In this briefing Dr Lisa Messina, Lecturer in Management, Queen's University Belfast, will identify some of the challenges and discuss the strategies that SMEs can employ to navigate the current COVID-19 crisis.

Man and woman silhouetteGENDER, HUMAN RIGHTS AND COVID-19

THURSDAY 14 MAY 2020: 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Online

This is the third in a series of online conversations hosted by Queen's University Belfast's School of Law, Human Rights Centre, on the impact of Covid-19.

Featuring Dr Catherine O’Rourke, Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University and Professor Siobhan Mullally from NUI Galway, this seminar on Gender, Human Rights and Covid-19 tackles some of the most sensitive and pressing issues in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Queen's University Belfast Coat of Arms red/white on red background QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST:
LOVE ACROSS THE DIVIDE - DR ALISON GARDEN 

SATURDAY 9 MAY 2020: 6:00PM - 7.00PM

Online Programmes (Free)

Dr Alison Garden, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s University, has worked with BBC NI to put together a series of short programmes on four novels exploring the dangerous thrill of illicit love during the Northern Ireland Troubles. Produced as part of the BBC's '100 Novels that Shaped Our World' project, and based on the research conducted for her book on ‘Love Across the Divide’ in Northern Ireland, Alison worked with Jason Martin of BBC NI to develop four programmes about four very different novels.

EV-Save the dateMANAGING THE DEAD AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC:
ETHICS, RIGHTS AND REGULATION 

WEDNESDAY 6 MAY 2020: 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Online

This is the second in a series of online webinars hosted by the Human Rights Centre on the impact of Covid-19. Featuring Queen's University Belfast's internationally renowned experts Professor Heather Conway and Professor Anne-Maree Farrell, this seminar on 'Managing the Dead' tackles some of the most sensitive and pressing issues in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

AGM written in black marker on a pale yellow background

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATION SCOTLAND (QUAS) AGM 2020

Tuesday 5 May 2020 - 12:00PM

ZOOM MEETING 

This year's Queen's University Association Scotland (QUAS) AGM will take place via Zoom on Tuesday 5 May 2020.

The AGM is open only to members of the Queen's University Association Scotland, current members will be contacted with further details in due course. 

If you would like to find out more about the Association and how to join, please visit the QUAS webpage.

The Seamus Heaney Presents... Help advert. Drawing of man carrying man with crutches on his shoulders THE SEAMUS HEANEY CENTRE PRESENTS....HELP!

FRIDAY 1 MAY 2020: 7:00PM

Online

With their regular nights in the Crescent Arts Centre on hold, the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s are taking the show online for a special virtual get-together, with special guests Joe Holtaway and Robyn Hitchcock.
 
Featuring poetry, prose, and song from far-flung Fellows and friends, joining us from New York, Trinidad, Nashville, and even east Belfast. HELP! is hosted by Glenn Patterson.
 
For full information about this free event, please click here

Internal view, The Graduate School Queen's University Belfast 'AN AUDIENCE WITH THE GRADUATE SCHOOL' - VIRTUAL OPEN DAY

THURSDAY 30 APRIL 2020: 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Online

A postgraduate qualification from Queen’s University Belfast will allow you to pursue your passion, advance your career and boost your earning power by £7,000. We have over 150 postgraduate programmes, informed by cutting-edge research and endorsed by business leaders.

Join our Audience with the Graduate School Virtual Open Day and find out how a Postgraduate Qualification from Queen’s University Belfast can help Change Your World.

Professor Dave ArchardVIRTUAL SEMINAR: ETHICAL EXPERTISE

WEDNESDAY 29 APRIL 2020: 12:00PM - 2:00PM

Online

Amidst COVID-19, Professor Dave Archard, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Applied Ethics at Queen's University Belfast and Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, reflects on the value and role of ethical expertise.

Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin smiling WEBINAR: ALL IRELAND CONVERSATIONS - 'COVID-19 AND HUMAN RIGHTS: EMERGENCY POWERS'.

TUESDAY 28 APRIL 2020: 13:00 - 15:00

Online

This is the first in a series of online conversations hosted by Queen's University Belfast's Human Rights Centre, School of Law.

The webinar features Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, (United Nations Special Rapporteur for the Protections and Promotion of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism) and Liam Herrick, Executive Director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties. 

EV-Save the dateQUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST ONLINE SEMINAR:
'INTIMACY: AN ALTERNATIVE MODEL FOR LITERARY TRANSLATION' - SOPHIE COLLINS

Monday 27 April 2020: 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Online

The Centre for Translation and Interpreting at Queen's University Belfast will be presenting an online seminar with Sophie Collins, (University of Glasgow) at 2:00pm on Monday 27 April.

Join the Centre and renowned translator, poet (author of Who is Mary Sue? in 2018) and academic Sophie Collins for this online event.

Flower in front of two wine glasses containing sparkling wine

POSTPONED - Queen's Graduates' Association (QGA) President's Spring Drinks Reception 

Wednesday 22 April 2020

FURTHER UPDATE TO BE PROVIDED SOON 

The Queen's Graduates' Association President's Spring Drinks Reception provides members with a great opportunity to network with fellow alumni in an informal setting and to hear from the recipients of the QGA Scholarships.

If you would like to find out more about the Association and how to join, please visit the QGA webpage.

 

 

Internal view, The Graduate School Queen's University Belfast 'AN AUDIENCE WITH THE GRADUATE SCHOOL' - OUR POSTGRADUATE OPEN DAY

SATURDAY 28 MARCH 2020 - 1:00PM

Venue: The Whitla Hall, Queen's University Belfast 

  • Come along and discover if postgraduate study at Queen's could be your next step. At the session you can:
  • • Learn how our postgraduate programmes have been designed to help you stand out from the competition
    • Hear from our current postgraduate students and find out about living and studying in Belfast. 
    • Get information on funding, applications and support services

Swimming goggles, Swimathon banner and toes of Crocs Postponed - SWIMATHON 2020

FRIDAY 27 - SUNDAY 29 MARCH 2020

Venue: PEC, Queen's Sport, Stranmillis Embankment, Belfast 

Swimathon 2020, originally due to take place on 27-29 March, has had to be postponed.

The organisers are actively exploring options for local Swimathon events to take place later in the year.

 

 

Palace of Westminster in sunlight with blue sky POSTPONED - COCKTAIL RECEPTION: REIMAGINING THE CITY REGION FOR THE DIGITAL WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE

THURSDAY 26 MARCH 2020 - 4:00PM TO 6:00PM 

Venue: Terrace Pavilion, Palace of Westminster

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council has taken the decision to postpone its annual business reception, which had been planned for Thursday 26 March 2020 at the Palace of Westminster. 

We hope to provide further information on a new date for this event in the future.

 

Professor Chris Rapley, slightly smilingEVENT CANCELLATION:

LECTURE PROFESSOR CHRIS RAPLEY CBE - 'CLIMATE CHANGE: WHY SO DIFFICULT?'

THURSDAY 26 MARCH 2020

Venue: Canada Room, Lanyon Building, Queen's University Belfast 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we unfortunately have had to cancel the event on Thursday 26 March 2020 with Professor Chris Rapley CBE.

We hope to welcome Professor Rapley to Queen’s at a future date and will publicise this through our usual channels. 

 

Sportsman in sprint starting position postponed:  Deep RiverRock Queen's 5K road race 

WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH 2020

Venue: Queen's PEC, Stranmillis Embankment Belfast

Queen's Sport are working with the Athletics Club at Queen’s, Athletics NI, Sponsors and relevant authorities to ensure that this popular event can take place on the new proposed date of Wednesday 10 June 2020.

All registered runners will be contacted by email and via social media as more information becomes available.

The Naughton Gallery at Queen's, black text on white background MIGUEL MARTIN PRESENTS 'FIRE IN THE MIDDLE'

THURSDAY 13 FEBRUARY - SUNDAY 22 MARCH

Venue: Naughton Gallery at Queen's

Miguel Martin (b.1985, Belfast, Northern Ireland) presents 'Fire In The Middle', a site-specific gallery installation which incorporates moving image, photographic, and sculptural works that cross-reference autobiographical elements with science fiction and uncanny cartographies. Through appropriations of fast food interior design and explorations into portal narratives, the exhibition questions how digital mapping systems might one day spark a unification of Belfast’s segregated communities and beyond, by way of interdimensional, space-traveling delivery services.

 

Elizabeth Hillard, smiling slightly her left eye obscured LAYERS AND SHADOWS: RECITAL FOR VOICE AND ELECTRONICS WITH ELIZABETH HILLIARD

THURSDAY 19 MARCH 2020

Venue: Harty Room, Music Building, Queen's University Belfast

Elizabeth Hilliard is one of Ireland's leading exponents of contemporary vocal music. As a singer, she has performed many world premieres by composers from Ireland and further afield, and in particular collaborates regularly with the composers Gráinne Mulvey, David Bremner and Christopher Fox.

This is an exciting opportunity to see her perform a programme of vocal works written for her by Christopher Fox, Ian Wilson, David Bremner, Grainne Mulvey, Jennifer Walshe and Rachael Lavelle.

 

Professor Katharine Hayhoe smilingRELIGION AND CLIMATE CHANGE - THE ANNUAL THEOLOGICAL LECTURE AT QUEEN'S 2020

WEDNESDAY 11 MARCH, 6:00PM

Venue: Peter Froggatt Centre, Queen's University

Katharine Hayhoe (Professor of Political Science and Director of the Climate Science Centre, Texas Tech University) will be the guest speaker at this event. (In association with The Church or Ireland Annual Theological Lecture 2020).

This seminar series aims to examine religious dimensions - empirical, methodological and epistemological - of a range of contemporary global challenges such as climate change, terrorism, migration, genetic manipulation, human rights, artificial intelligence, bioethics and the like.  A range of experts will open up a sequence of conversations on such issues during the course of this series.  Those planning to attend this particular seminar are required to register for the event.  Admission is strictly by ticket only. 

Queen's Film Theatre, semicircle window pane above entrance'BREXIT, HEALTH AND ME' - A DOCUMENTARY SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION

TUESDAY 10 MARCH, 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Venue: Queen's Film Theatre

Join us for the premier of ‘Brexit, Health & Me' Filmed in Northern Ireland, the North of England, and London, this documentary explores perspectives, hopes and expectations for health after Brexit of the general public, academics and policy practitioners.  This is the first public screening of the documentary and a panel discussion with the academics currently investigating health governance after Brexit. This event is free and open to all and will start with a drinks reception in the QFT foyer at 17:30.

Gold retro 50's style microphone Queen's Women Graduates (QWG) PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION FOR GIRLS UNDER 15YRS

TUESDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2020 - 7:30pm 

Venue: Canada Room and Council Chamber, Queen's University Belfast 

Competitors research six different topics and produce a speech lasting between two and three minutes on a specific title, which is given to them just thirty minutes prior to the start of the competition.

The Best Speaker and Winning Team will then take part in the All-Ireland final later in the year. 

For more information on QWG and its sister organisations, please visit the QWG webpage.

Interior Canada Room and Council Chamber, Queen's University Belfast QUEEN'S POLICY ENGAGEMENT POST-BREXIT CLINIC 

TUESDAY, 4 FEBRUARY 2020 - 12:30PM TO 2:00PM

Venue: Canada Room and Council Chamber, Queen's University Belfast 

The UK’s request to extend the Brexit deadline to 31 January 2020 was agreed in 2019.

As things currently stand, 1 February 2020 will mark the first day of the transition period for the UK and the beginning of a very tight time frame for negotiating the UK’s future relationship with the EU before the 31 December deadline.

Join us on 4 February 2020 for the latest updates from our resident Brexit experts, led by Professor David Phinnemore, Dean of Education, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. 

 

 

Footballer celebrating on the pitchIRISH CUP SIXTH ROUND - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY V GLENTORAN

SATURDAY, 1 FEBRUARY 2020 - 1:30PM TO 5:00PM

Venue: The Dub, 12 Upper Malone Road, Belfast 

Queen's University soccer team are competing in the sixth round of the Irish Cup after a remarkable win against Linfield.

The team are currently in great form, winning 5 of their last 6 matches which has seen them climb steadily up to mid-table in the Championship.

They are in a great position to push for a top half finish towards the end of the season, which would be a great achievement in their first year back in the second division.

Queen's University Belfast shield, light bulb lit with brain insideINNOVATION BITES WORKSHOP 

WEDNESDAY, 29 JANUARY 2020 - 1:00PM TO 2:00PM

Venue: Research & Enterprise Directorate, Seminar Room, 63 University Road 

This workshop will take participants through the basics of ideation and how it can extend to IP protection.

Participants will be able to develop their knowledge and skills in identifying the various types of IP protection that is available to protect ideas and how you can go about in doing so.

This Workshop is open to anyone who may wish to gain awareness on the fundamentals of IP.

 

AGM written in black marker on a pale yellow backgroundQUEEN'S WOMEN GRADUATES (QWG) AGM 2020

Saturday 25 January 2020

Venue: Canada Room & Council Chamber - Queen's University Belfast
This event is only open to members of the QWG. 
Programme:

10.15: Arrival - tea/coffee and scones
10.45: Annual General Meeting
12.00: Speaker - Judith McAdam
13.00: Fork buffet lunch

Read the QWG AGM papers online.

Professor Howard BauchnerDR LEWIS JOHN HURWITZ MEMORIAL LECTURE 

WEDNESDAY, 15 JANUARY 2020 - DOORS OPEN 4PM

Venue: North Lecture Theatre MBC Queen's University, 97 Lisburn Road Belfast 

Keynote Speaker: Professor Howard Bauchner, Editor in Chief of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association). He will discuss:

Medical Journalism in the Age of Social Media, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

This is a free event, registration is not required and seats will be issued on a 'first-come' basis. 

Find out more information on the Lecture and Professor Bauchner.

(Photo credit: Boston University) 

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST LADIES BOAT CLUB
50TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER 

SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2019 - 7:30pm 

Venue: Belfast City Hall
Ticket Price £45 

Founded in 1969, Queen's University Belfast Ladies Boat Club is this year celebrating 50 years of rowing. 

To mark this milestone, a special dinner is being held at Belfast City Hall. Everyone is welcome, current rower, past rower or friend of rowing.

Tickets can be purchased via this link

 

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WEDNESDAY 27 NOVEMEBR 2019 - 4PM 

Venue: Pharmacy Lecture Theatre, MBC, 97 Lisburn Road Belfast 

The guest speaker at this year's Hamilton Pharmacy Lecture is Lisa A Bero, BSc, PhD.

Lisa is Chair of Medicines Use and Health Outcomes at the School of Pharmacy and Director of the Evidence Policy and Influence Collaborative, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney. This year's theme is:

Fighting Truth Decay: Building Transparency and Trust in Health Evidence.

For full information on the Lecture, including how to reserve your place please click here

 

EV - IsdellQueen's Graduates' association (QGA) ANNUAL CHARTER DAY DINNER  

FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2019 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Venue: The Great Hall, Queen's University Belfast

The Queen's Graduates' Association (QGA) will hold its annual Charter Day Dinner on Friday, 22 November 2019. 

Drinks Reception: 7:00pm
Dinner: 8:00pm 
Dress Code: Black-Tie 
Tickets: QGA Members £50, Guests £55 (plus booking fee) 

During the evening the 2019 First Trust Bank, Queen's Graduate of the Year Award will be presented. Tickets can be booked through Eventbrite. To reserve your place please click here

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SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2019 - 10:00AM

Venue: Canada Room & Council Chamber, Queen's University Belfast

Queen's Women Graduates (QWG) will host a talk given by Dr Stephen Kelly, Lecturer at Queen's School of Arts, English and  Languages.

Dr Kelly will  speak about how he assisted the famous author Kate Mosse research Helen Wadell , a past female graduate of Queen's, for the BBC2 series Groundbreakers

The talk will begin at 10:30AM with refreshments served from 10:00AM. 

If you wold like to find out more about Queen's Women Graduates, including how to join, please visit the QWG webpage

 

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB 
150TH GALA DINNER 

FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2019 - 7:00pm 

Venue: Sir William Whitla Hall, Queen's University Belfast 
Ticket Price: £75 

The 150th year of Queen’s University Rugby – the oldest continuous club in Ulster, will be celebrated  at a special Gala Dinner to be held in the Whitla Hall. 

BBC Sport journalist Thomas Niblock  will host the evening's proceedings, which will include the announcement of the BEST EVER Queen’s Rugby team, sponsored by PwC. 

Tickets can be purchased via this link

 

EV - IsdellANNUAL MEETING OF CONVOCATION 

THURSDAY, 14 NOVEMBER 2019

Venue: Canada Room & Council Chamber - Refreshments 5:30pm | Meeting 6:00pm

The Annual Meeting of Convocation will take place on Thursday 14 November, in the Canada Room and Council Chamber in the main Lanyon Building at the University.

In addition to reviewing the activities of the past year, members will also hear from Professor Ian Greer, President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen's, who will deliver an update on the University's key activities and unveil highlights from the forthcoming agenda for the year ahead.

Papers for the 2019 Annual Meeting, including motions submitted by the due date, can be viewed and downloaded here

To confirm your attendance at the Annual Meeting please RSVP to the Clerk of Convocation here.

 

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QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATION LONDON (QUAL)
ANNUAL DINNER 

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Venue: Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge
Drinks Reception: 7:00pm, Dinner 7:45pm

HE Ambassador Adrian O'Neill, Irish Ambassador to the UK and Professor Ian Greer, President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University Belfast will be in attendance.
Places at this Black-tie event are limited. Tickets can be booked on a first-come, first served basis via this link.

To find out more about QUAL, including how to join, visit the QUAL website here.

THE SEAMUS HEANEY CENTRE PRESENTS NEW!

MONDAY 28 OCTOBER 2019: 6:00pm - 8:30pm 

Venue: The Drawing Room, The Lotte New York Palace 
           455 Madison Avenue at 50th Street, New York 

Glenn Patterson, Director of the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast, introduces fellow Heaney Centre writers in a showcase celebrating the Centre’s first fifteen years and introducing new faces, new initiatives, and new stronger ties between Queen’s University and New York City in this elegant venue in central Manhattan.

To book your place (plus ones welcome), at what is anticipated to be a popular event, please RSVP by Wednesday 23 October advising of any access, dietary or other requirements:
Email: s.mcevoy@qub.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0)28 9097 3100

Medical Reunion40TH MEDICAL REUNION 

Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 September 2019

Venue: Portmarnock Hotel Dublin 

The Medical 'Class of 1979' will get together to network and celebrate 40 years since graduation.

There will be a finger buffet on Wednesday evening, followed by golf, an excursion and a Gala Dinner on Thursday. 

If you are a member of the class and would like further information email: alumni@qub.ac.uk and we will connect you with the organiser. 

Please feel free to forward these details to any fellow classmates who you are in contact with.

 

Great HallNETWORKING RECEPTION, NEW YORK 

TUESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2019 - 6:30PM TO 8:30PM

Venue: Sky Deck, Cachet Boutique Hotel, 510 W 42nd Street, New York 

As part of Queen's New York Career Development Programme, nine students will visit New York for a range of career, cultural and employability events.

This is a chance to meet students from the Programme, and to mix with fellow Queen's alumni and representatives from the University.

To confirm your attendance please RSVP to alumni@qub.ac.uk by Tuesday 3 September 2019 advising of any access, dietary or other requirements. 

 

 

Great HallALUMNI networking WASHINGTON DC 

SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2019 - 8:00PM

Venue: Across the Pond, 1732 Connecticut Avenue NW 

Local graduates have organised this informal social gathering. 

This is an opportunity to meet, network and catch up with fellow alumni living and working in the area.

To confirm attendance please RSVP to alumni@qub.ac.uk by Wednesday 4 September 2019.

To keep in touch with University activities in North America, why not join the Queen's Washington DC alumni group on LinkedIn or Facebook!

 

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QUeen's University association london (qual)
SUMMER DRINKS RECEPTION

Monday, 8 July 2019 - 6:30PM to 8:30pm 

Venue: Hurlingham Club, London
The QUAL Summer Drinks Reception will be held at this special venue on Monday, 8 July. Wine and canapés will be served.  
Dress Code: Jacket, Tie Optional. Tickets can be purchased online via the following links:
QUAL members £35
Guests and non-members £40
QUB Graduates post 2009 £30
To pay by cheque or for further information on the event, please contact QUAL President Sean Rainey at qualondon@gmail.com
RSVP by Monday, 17 June 2019 to secure your place. You can join QUAL here.

bachelor of music 70th Event Celebration 

Saturday, 29 June 2019 FROM 6:30PM

Venue: Music Building, Queen's University Belfast

To Celebrate 70 years of the BMus an evening of dinner, drinks and reminiscence has been planned:

Drinks reception: McMordie Hall - 6:30pm
Dinner: Harty Room - 7:30pm (buffet style)
Dress code: Black tie / Semi-Formal 

A limited number of tickets will be available to purchase online from Tuesday, 2 April at 8:00AM via this link.

Please feel free to forward the details to any fellow Queen's music alumni who you are in contact with.

 

QUEEN'S GRADUATES' ASSOCIATION (QGA) AGM 2019

Tuesday 25 June 2019 - Tea/Coffee 6:00pm, AGM 6:30PM

Venue: Lecture Theatre OG.074, Lanyon North, Queen's University Belfast

This event is free to attend but open only to members of the Queen's Graduates' Association. Members are asked to RSVP by 5:00pm on Wednesday 19 June to ensure appropriate catering arrangements are made by email to qga@qub.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0) 28 9097 3100.

Refreshments will be available following the business of the meeting.

The final agenda for the Annual General Meeting is available here

If you would like to learn more about the QGA including how to join, please visit their webpage here. 

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Malaysia (QUAAM) AGM 

SUNDAY, 23 JUNE 2019 - 11:00AM to 3:00PM

Venue: Restoran Jom Makan (Halal)

Queen's University Alumni Association Malaysia, (QUAAM) will be holding their AGM on Sunday, 23 June 2019 at:
Restoran Jom Makan 
33 Jalan PJU 5/12
Dataran Sunway
Kota Damansara 
(5 mins walk from Surian MRT Station)

If you are interested in attending please contact alumni@qub.ac.uk  by Friday, 14 June and we will connect you to  QUAAM. 

Queen's gradauates' association (QGA) FAMILY FUN DAY 

Saturday 22 June 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Venue: Grounds of Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road Belfast 

Join the Queen's Graduates' Association (QGA) for a special Family Fun Day. There will be a range of activities including bouncy castle, face painting and arts & crafts. Entry to the event and the above activites is free of charge but only those registered will be granted admission.

A BBQ style buffet will be served from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. The QGA are subsidising the cost of this buffet, but there will be a nominal charge for food and drinks so don't forget to bring some cash. 

This event is open to members of the QGA, current students, parents, carers and Queen's staff. Priority will be given to QGA members in the first instance. For full information and to register please click here

 

10TH ANNUAL NEW YORK - NEW BELFAST CONFERENCE 

WEDNESDAY 12 june - FRIDAY 14 JUNE 2019 

Venue: New York (Various locations)

The conference will highlight the bridges of progress and prosperity being built between the citizens of the two great cities of New York and Belfast under the ambitious theme: 'Be the Bridge'.

In attendance will be Belfast ambassadors in New York alongside the city’s pre-eminent Irish American representatives, as well as Belfast’s business leaders and their New York counterparts. The aim is to provide a forum for member companies and individuals to network, explore business opportunities, exchange views and remain informed of developments in New York and North America.

For full information on all the events taking place, and to purchase your tickets click here.

Cox, rowers rowing in a rowing boat on a river cancelled - will reconvene in 2021
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BOAT RACE  

SATURDAY 13 JUNE 2020 - 12:00am to 6:00pm 

Venue: Queen's Sport Boathouse, 29 Lockview Road, Belfast

Queen's University will once again take on Trinity College Dublin for what promises to be an exciting day on, and off, the 2km River Lagan route. The event will be staged at Queen's Sport Boathouse, with access by ticket only.

Twenty crews, including schools from across Ulster, will take part in the 16th edition of this prestigious event.

 

NORTHERN IRELAND CONNECTIONS BREAKFAST & NETWORKING event

WEDNESDAY, 5 JUNE 2019 - 8:30AM TO 10:00AM 

Venue: The Union League of Philadelphia, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia 

Northern Ireland Connections in partnership with Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University are celebrating the launch of the New Health Innovation Research Alliance Northern Ireland (HIRANI). 

Northern Ireland has a thriving Life and Health Sciences sector that benefits for a strong collaborative approach between ground-breaking industry, world-renowned academics and excellence-driven clinicians. 

Join us to find out more about Life and Health Sciences in Northern Ireland. 

For further information and to reserve your place please register here by Friday, 31 May. 

EV-Save the dateQueen's women graduates (qwg) ANNUAL DINNER 2019

Friday, 31 MAY 2019 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm 

Venue: The QUAD and Great Hall, Queen's University Belfast 

Queen's Women Graduates (QWG) will hold their Annual Dinner on  Friday, 31 May 2019. 

A drinks reception will be held at 6:30pm in The QUAD (weather permitting) with entertainment provided by mentalist Ben Rayot,

A three course buffet meal will follow, served At 7:30pm in the Great Hall. The guest speaker will be Cheryl Lamont, Chief Executive of the Probation Board NI. 

Dress code: men lounge suit, ladies smart casual. 

If you would like to find out more about QWG and how to join, please visit our website

Medical Reunion50TH MEDICAL REUNION - CLASS OF 1969

WEDNESDAY, 29 TO FRIDAY, 31 MAY 2019

Venue: Manor House Country Hotel, Enniskillen 

The Medical Graduating class of 1969 are holding their 50th Anniversary Reunion at the Manor House Country Hotel in Enniskillen from Wednesday, 29 to Friday 31, May 2019. 

If you require further information please contact alumni@qub.ac.uk and we will connect you with the organiser. 

If you would like information on how to organise a reunion, visit our web page to see how we can help, and for some useful tips and advice. 

 

Great HallMADE@AHSS RECEPTION & DINNER 

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 - 6:00PM TO 9:00PM

Venue: The Great Hall, Queen's University Belfast 

Alumni from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences will network with students and tell them about their career journeys since leaving Queen's. The evening will commence with a drinks reception at 6:00pm, followed by a meal at 6:30pm.

We will then hear from our keynote speaker.

Full details, including booking information, will follow in due course. 

 

NORTHERN IRELAND CONNECTIONS Launch & NETwoRKING EVENT

TUESDAY, 21 MAY 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Venue: Ernst & Young, EY Tower, 100 Adelaide Street West, Ontario Toronto M5H 0B3

Northern Ireland Connections is a growing community of Northern Irish abroad and friends around the world who share a pride in Northern Ireland as a great place to live, work, study, invest and who have an interest in its economic prosperity.

We are excited to invite you to join us in launching Northern Irish Connections in Canada. The evening will be a great opportunity for Queen's alumni based in and around Toronto to meet and network with other alumni and professionals with links to Northern Ireland. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided.

Please register by Wednesday, 1 May via this link to reserve your place. 

 

QUeen's University Association London (QUAL) ANNUAL GOLF DAY 2019

Friday, 17 MAY 2019

Venue: Beaconsfield Golf Club, Seer Green Beaconsfield. 

Cost: £69 (includes coffee, bacon butty, round of golf and 2 course lunch).
Members of Beaconsfield Golf Club pay £32; non-golfers joining for lunch pay £27. 

Queen's University Association, London (QUAL) will hold  their Annual Golf Outing on Friday, 17 May 2019 meeting at 9:30am for coffee and bacon butties with tee off at 10:15am.

To find out more and to reserve your place please email John Kelly.

If you would like to learn more about QUAL and how to join, click here.

geography reunion

Saturday, 13 April 2019. 12:00 to 4:00pm

Venue: Canada Room & Council Chamber, Queen's University Belfast 

Ticket Price: £40 (Lunch £35, Campus Tour £5) 

A 50th Geography reunion has been organised for: 
Students who entered Queen’s in 1964/65/66 and who graduated in 1967/1968/1969 with a BA or a BSc General Degree, or an Honours Degree in 1968/1969/1970.
Pre-meal drinks will be followed  by a buffet lunch seated in this beautiful venue. We will then take a trip down memory lane with a campus tour. 
If you are a Geographer from any of the above years and would like to attend email: alumni@qub.ac.uk and we will connect you with the organiser. 
Please feel free to forward the details to any fellow classmates who you are in contact with. 

 

Queen's Graduates' Association (QGA) PRESIDENT'S SPRING DRINKS RECEPTION

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm 

Venue - First Trust Bank, University Road, Belfast

The annual QGA President's Spring Drinks Reception is an opportunity for members and guests of the Queen's Graduates' Association to meet and network in an informal setting and to hear from the recipients of the 2019 Queen's Graduates' Association Scholarships.

For further information and to reserve your ticket/s by Wednesday, 3 April please click here

If you would like to find out more about the Association and how to join, please visit the QGA webpage.

 

 

Great HallALUMNI GATHERING DC

THURSDAY, 28 FEBRUARY 2019 - 7:00PM

Venue: Ireland's Four Courts (back bar)

This social gathering will be a great opportunity to meet fellow Northern Irish alumni and stay connected with Queen's. Ideas for future events will also be discussed on the night. 

Please come along to this free event to support, and help shape, the launch of an active DC alumni network. 

To confirm attendance RSVP to alumni@qub.ac.uk by Monday, 25 February 2019.

Why not also join the Queen's Washington DC alumni group on LinkedIn!

 

Queen's Women Graduates (QWG) PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION FOR GIRLS UNDER 15YRS

WEDNESDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 2019

Venue: Canada Room & Council Chamber, Queen's University Belfast 

Competitors research 6 different topics and produce a speech lasting between 2-3 minutes on a specific title, which is given to them 30 minutes prior to the start of the competition.

The Best Speaker and Winning Team will then take part in the All-Ireland final at Trinity College, Dublin on Saturday 2 March 2019. 

For more information on QWG and its sister organisations click here

RECEPTION - LEADING TRANSFORMATION IN UK FINANCIAL & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 
Tuesday, 5 February 2019
Venue: The Crypts, Guildhall London 

Catherine McGuinness, Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee City of London Corporation and The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey, are hosting this exclusive reception:
18:00 - Arrival, Registration & Champagne Reception 
18:45 - Speeches, followed by networking, drinks & canapés
21:00 - Close 
Dress Code: Business 
This special evening follows the recent announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer approving funding for The Belfast Region City Deal, a deal that will deliver more than 20,000 new jobs through a 10-year investment strategy, reinforcing Belfast’s position as one of the leading UK Financial Services Centres.
For further information contact alumni@qub.ac.uk 

AGM written in black marker on a pale yellow backgroundQUEEN'S WOMEN GRADUATES (QWG) AGM 2020

Saturday 25 January 2020

Venue: Canada Room & Council Chamber - Queen's University Belfast
This event is only open to members of the QWG. 
Programme:

10.15: Arrival - tea/coffee and scones
10.45: Annual General Meeting
12.00: Speaker - Judith McAdam
13.00: Fork buffet lunch

Read the QWG AGM papers online.

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATION DUBLIN (QUAD) CHRISTMAS OUTING

THURSDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2018 - 8PM

Venues: National Concert Hall -  Earlsfort Terrace, Saint Kevin's, Dublin

Queen's University Association Dublin (QUAD) will hold their annual outing to the National Concert Hall for the ESB-sponsored "Great Christmas Concert" with the Lassus Scholrs and Piccolo Lasso, whose Director Dr Ite O'Donovan has a Master's in Music  from Queen's.

Led by Soloist Claudia Boyle, the Concert will include sacred and operatic music by Handel, Gounod, Bizet, Parry, Mozart and Verdi, as well as some Christmas carols. 

For further information, including booking details please contact QUAD here.

 

 

EV - IsdellCONFERENCE - TWENTY YEARS OF PEACE, PROGRESS AND POSSIBILITES IN NI

FRIDAY, 30 NOVEMBER 2018 - 8:30am-6:30pm

Venue: Greenberg Conference Center 391 Prospect St, New Haven Connecticut

Queen's University Belfast in collaboration with Yale University is holding a conference which brings together the architects of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement. Political and community leaders, and academics will discuss current challenges that hamper the full realisation of peace in Northern Ireland and possible paths forward.

Professor Richard English, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement will chair the conference. Panel members will include Senator George J. Mitchell, Former Taoiseach Dr. Bertie Ahern, General John de Chastelain and Peter Robinson.

 To reserve your place, or for full event information including details of conference presenters, invited discussants and chair/panel members, visit the Conference website

EV - IsdellQueen's Graduates' association (QGA) ANNUAL CHARTER DAY DINNER  

FRIDAY, 23 NOVEMBER 2018
Venue: Isdell Courtyard, Riddel Hall, Stranmillis Road, Belfast

The Queen's Graduates' Association (QGA) will hold its annual Charter Day Dinner on Friday, 23 November 2018

Drinks Reception: 7:00pm
Dinner: 8:00pm
Tickets: QGA members £50, Guests  £55 (plus booking fee) 
Dress Code: Black Tie

The Guest Speaker will be Professor Adrienne Scullion, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The 2018 First Trust Bank Queen's Graduate of the Year Award, as well as the Queen's Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award, will be presented during the evening. Tickets can be booked through Eventbrite. To reserve your place please click here.

EV - IsdellANNUAL MEETING OF CONVOCATION 

THURSDAY, 15 NOVEMBER 2018 

Venue: Canada Room & Council Chamber - Refreshments 5:30pm - Meeting 6:00pm

The Annual Meeting of Convocation will take place at 6pm (refreshments from 5.30pm) on Thursday November 15, in the Canada Room and Council Chamber in the main Lanyon Building at the University.

In addition to electing Ordinary Members of Standing Committee and reviewing the activities of the past year, members will also hear from Keith A Lippert, who will deliver the 2018 Convocation Lecture, which this year is on cybersecurity.

For further information on Convocation and the Annual Meeting please visit the Convocation website here.

 

EV-Save the date  QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATION LONDON (QUAL) ANNUAL GALA DINNER 2018

  Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Venue: The Oxford and Cambridge Club 71-77 Pall Mall, St James's London

Reception: 7:00pm
Dinner: 7:45pm
Dinner Tickets:  £80 QUAL Members, £85 Guest
Dress Code: Black Tie

The Guest Speaker is QUB alumnus Sir John Parker GBE, DSc(Eng), ScD(Hon), DSc(Hon), DUniv(Hon), FREng, FRINA, Chairman of Pennon Group and Laing O'Rourke. He will be joined by Professor Adrienne Scullion Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen's.
Spaces are limited so early booking is recommended.  For full details including how to reserve your ticket please click here


EV - IsdellHAMILTON PHARMACY LECTURE 

WEDNESDAY, 7 NOVEMEBR 2018 - 5PM 

Venue: Pharmacy Lecture Theatre, MBC, 97 Lisburn Road Belfast 

The guest speaker at this year's lecture is  Professor Barry L. Carter Pharm.D., FCCP, FAHA, FASH, FAPHA. He is the Patrick E. Keefe Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, College of Pharmacy at the University of Iowa. Professor Carter is an internationally recognised expert in hypertension and team-based care. He will discuss:

Pharmacy-Based Health Services Research-To Change Public Policy.

For further information, including how to reserve your place before Tuesday 30 October, please click here.

re-scheduled - queen's women graduates (QWG) GIN TASTING EVENT

Friday, 2 November 2018

Venue: Senate Room, Queen's University Belfast - 6:30pm

Cost: £20 per person

Queen's Women Graduates (QWG) are holding a Gin Tasting Event. Come along for an evening of gin and canapés!

Learn about the history of Jawbox Gin from Jawbox Founder and Managing Director Gerry White. Enjoy some samples and participate in a Q&A session.

This will be a popular event so ensure you book your place before Friday 19 October by emailing QWG President Deirdre McCauley here


IRISH FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (IrFUW) ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

Friday, 19 & Saturday, 20 October 2018

Venue: Salthill Hotel Galway

This years conference will be hosted by the Galway University Women Graduates' Association. The theme is 'Learning From Our Past'.

The Gala Dinner will be held on the Friday evening, with speakers on the Saturday morning and the IrFUW Council Meeting on the Saturday afternoon. 

Contact Queen's Women Graduates' President Deirdre McCauley if you require any further information. 

 

 

QUAD DINNER AND THEATRE EVENT 

WEDNESDAY, 17 OCTOBER 2018

Venues: Chapter One Restaurant, Parnell Square Dublin - 5pm sharp - €46.50pp
             The Gate Theatre Dublin - 7pm - €31.50pp

Queen's University Association Dublin (QUAD) hope to see members at either, or both Chapter One and the Gate, Dublin.

Dinner at the Michelin-star restaurant will be followed by a performance of William Shakespeare's Hamlet with Ruth Negga as The Prince of Denmark.

It is possible to attend either or both events, however places are strictly limited so early booking is advised.

Places must be booked and paid for by Tuesday 4 September. To receive a booking form email QUAD here.

 

NETWORKING RECEPTION 

WEDNESDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2018

Venues: The Crypts, Guildhall London
This special evening will mark the UK Government’s recent invitation for Derry-Londonderry to bid for a city-deal, and to celebrate key investments in the Derry & Strabane region. The event is being hosted by Catherine McGuinness, Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee, City of London Corporation and Councillor John Boyle, Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District Council.
18:30 - Arrival, Champagne reception & Canapés
19:15 - Speeches, followed by networking, drinks & supper
21:15 - Close 
Dress Code: Business 
Keynote Speaker: Darragh McCarthy, CEO FinTru

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Saturday, 15 September 2018

Venue: Deanes at Queens - Drinks: 12:30pm, Lunch: 1:30pm

A reunion lunch for Postgraduate Library Studies "Class of 1984" has been organised to mark 34 years since graduating from Queen's.

If you are a member of this graduating class and want to attend, please email the Alumni Relations Team and we will connect you with the organiser. 

If you are thinking of organising a reunion, visit our webpage for tips and advise to help get you started. 

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Saturday 15 September 2018

Venue: St Geroge's Market, Oxford Street Belfast - 10:30-13:00

Queen's Graduates' Association (QGA) will host its 3rd Annual Welcome Breakfast for new international students in Belfast's historic St George's Market.

This popular event provides students with a great opportunity to network with graduates of the University in a wonderful, informal setting while soaking up the atmosphere of the market.

Spaces are limited to allow as many new students to attend as possible. For further information on this event please email the QGA here

You can find out more about the Queen's Graduates' Association by visiting our web page here

 

QUAAM - IPOH 7 BRIDGES RUN

SUNDAY, 19 AUGUST 2018 - VARYING DISTANCES/TIMES 

Venue: Kinta Waterfront, Ipoh 

For those who don't play golf you can register as part of the Queen's Alumni Running Team:
4:00am - 21km - fee: RM80
7:00am - 10km - fee: RM70
7:30am - 5km Fun Run fee: RM50
Registration closes 17 July 2018.
Race Entry Pack Collection at Kinta Waterfront 10:00am-8:00pm Friday 17 & Saturday 18 August. 

To register for the run and for full information click here

 

QUAAM - GOLF TOURNAMENT 

SUNDAY, 19 AUGUST TEE OFF AT 7:00AM 

Venue: Meru Valley Golf Resort, Ipoh, Perak Malaysia 

Queen's University Association Malaysia, (QUAAM) continue their two day event. The AGM/Merdeka Ball on the Saturday night is followed by an opportunity for those who play golf to enjoy a game on Sunday, 19 August. 

The Golf Fees are sponsored by VP Dato Lim Si Boon, transport and accommodation expenses are at members own cost, however the QUAAM Committee will help in booking rooms at Meru Valley

For further information and to sign up contact Lee Hui Seng here.

 

 

QUAAM - agm & merdeka ball 

SATURDAY, 18 AUGUST 5:00pm to 10:30pm 

Venue: Meru Valley Golf Resort, Ipoh, Perak Malaysia 

Queen's University Alumni Association Malaysia, (QUAAM) will be holding  two days of events starting with their AGM and Merdeka Ball.
Programme:
5:00pm AGM
7:00pm Welcome Coctail Drinks/Azan Maghrib Prayers
8:00pm Speeches
8:30pm Dinner
10:30pm Event finishes 
Dinner is sponsored by VP Dato Lim Si Boon,  travel & accommodation expenses at members own cost.  For further information contact Lee Hui Seng here.

 

IRISH EMBASSY EVENT  

TUESDAY, 10 JULY 2018 - 6:00 TO 8:00PM

Venue: Embassy of Ireland, 17 Grosvenor Place, Belgravia London

The Ambassador of Ireland, Mr Adrian O'Neill, and Mrs Aisling O'Neill are generously hosting a reception for the Queen's University Association London (QUAL). 

Professor David Jones, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Education and Students at Queen's University will be in attendance. 

The Reception is open to members of QUAL and you are welcome to bring a guest.

If you would like to attend, please email QUAL President, Sean Rainey by Thursday, 28 June.. Queen's alumni living in the London area can join QUAL by clicking here.

 

farewell to the old STUDENTS' UNION

EXHIBITION - FROM Thursday, 14 JUNE 2018
FINAL STUDENTS' UNION REUNION - THURSDAY, 14 JUNE 2018 - 6:30PM

Come along and see a display of SU archive material, available to view in the Space from 6.30pm Thursday 14 June to 5pm Tuesday 19 June. 

The final Students' Union Reunion will be held on Thursday, 14 June. There will be a Reception & Exhibition in the Space at 6:30pm, with speeches, finger buffet and music in the Speakeasy from 7:30pm. 

Tickets for the Students' Union Reunion are free but places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Click here to reserve your place. 


JUNIOR ACADEMY OF MUSIC (JAM) SUMMER CONCERT 

SATURDAY, 9 JUNE 2018 - 2:00PM TO 3:30PM

Venue: Sir William Whitla Hall, Queen's University Belfast

Price £5

The Junior Academy of Music in the School of Arts, English and Languages presents its end of year concert. Around 200 children between the ages of 4-17 will showcase their musicality through choir singing, brass band playing, flute and guitar ensembles. 

This is an enjoyable event for all the family.

To find out more about the JAM Programme for aspiring young musicians, including how to apply click here. 

 

ALUMNI MEETING IN WASHINGTON DC

Thursday, 7 June 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Venue: Hamilton Hotel DC 

Ian Moore, the Head of Alumni Relations & Supporter Engagement at Queen's University, will be visiting Washington DC on 7, 8 & 9 June 2018. 

Come along to meet him and discuss how the University's Alumni Relations Team can best support local graduates. 

If you are free to attend or if you would like to meet him at another time on 7, 8 or 9 June please RSVP directly to Ian Moore.

 

QUEEN'S GRADUATES' ASSOCIATION (QGA) AGM 2018

Thursday, 7 June 2018 - 6:30PM

Venue: Old Staff Common Room, Queen's University Belfast 

The Queen's Graduates' Association will hold their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 7 June 2018.

To view the AGM Agenda please click here.

If you would like more information on QGA, including how to join please click here

 

NEW YORK RECEPTION 

TUESDAY, 5 JUNE 2018 - 6:30 TO 8:00PM

Venue: The British Residence, 351 East 51st Street New York

Antony Phillipson (Her Majesty's Consul General in New York and Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner for North America), will host a reception to celerate Queen's University Belfast.

Author and scriptwriter, Professor Glenn Patterson, Director of the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University, will read from a selection of his work.

If you would like further information please contact Natasha Sharma

 

 

 

Great HallMADE@AHSS RECEPTION & DINNER 

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 6:00PM 

Venue: The Great Hall, Queen's University Belfast 

Alumni from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences will network with students and tell them about their career journey since leaving Queen's. The evening will commence with a drinks reception at 6.00pm, followed by a meal at 6.30pm.

We will also hear from keynote speakers: Mark Simpson, Senior Broadcast Journalist with the BBC, Clare Gault, Casting Director with the Lyric Theatre Belfast and Brian Kennedy, Singer/Songwriter.

For further information contact Aileen  Carson.

 

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Thursday, 31 May 2018

Venue: The QUAD & The Great Hall, Queen's University
Price: £37 (plus booking fee) includes: 3 course buffet meal with complimentary wine. 

The Queen's Women Graduates will hold their annual dinner on Thursday, 31 May 2018.  A drinks reception will be held in the QUAD at 6:30pm (weather permitting) followed by dinner in the Great Hall at 7:30pm.

There will be a variety of musical entertainment and our guest speaker for the evening will be the Author, Lesley Allen.

Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite

 

NEW YORK NETWORKING & QUEEN'S ALUMNI RECEPTION 

MONDAY, 21 MAY 2018 - 18:00 to 19:30

Venue: Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel, New York

Queen's University Belfast, will host a reception for visiting Queen's students, Queen's alumni and individuals with a key connection to Northern Ireland. 

This is part of Queen's Global Leadership Programme. 30 Queen's students will visit New York and Washington DC for a range of Leadership, Cultural and Employability events. 

For further information on this event please contact Ruairi McGrillen.

 

 

ANNUAL WILES LECTURES 

Wednesday 16 to saturday 19 MAY 2018 - 5PM 

Venue: Emeleus Lecture Theatre, Main Site, Queen's University Belfast 

Arranged by the School of History,  Anthropology, Philosophy & Politics, the 2018 Wiles Lectures will be delivered  by Professor Alison Bashford, Research Professor of History at the University of New South Wales,  Australia.

The topic will be: 'Trustees of Evolution: The Huxleys from Empire to World, c.1850-1950'.

For more information on the Lectures and Professor Bashford please click here.

 

QUAL annual golf outing 2018

Friday, 18 May 2018 - 9:15AM 

Venue: Beaconsfield Golf Club, Seer Green Beaconsfield 

Cost: £67 (includes coffee, bacon butty, green fees and 2 course lunch) 

Queen's University Association London (QUAL) are holding  their annual golf event on Friday, 18 May 2018, meeting at 9:15am for coffee and a bacon butty with tee off at 10:00am.

For more information or to book your place please email: John Kelly by Friday, 11 May 2018. 

If you would like to learn more about QUAL and how to join click here

 

 

QGA WINE TASTING EVENING 

THURSDAY, 17 MAY 2018 - 7pm

Venue: Senate Room, Queen's University Belfast 

Cost: QGA Members £17.50, Non-members £22.50

QGA are delighted to host this extremely popular event in partnership with Woodford Bourne, and which this year will showcase the fantastic Torre Wine selections.

Tapas dishes selected by Queen's University's own Head Chef will be served to compliment the wines.

Places are limited! So to reserve your ticket email :  qga@qub.ac.uk. 


QGA PRESIDENT'S SPRING DRINKS RECEPTION

Wednesday, 2 May 2018 - 6:30PM

Venue - First Trust Bank, University Road, Belfast

The QGA President's  Drinks Reception provides members with a great opportunity to network with fellow Queen's graduates in an informal setting and to hear from the recipients of this year's Queen's Graduates' Association Scholarships.

To register for this free event please click HERE

If you would like to find out more about the Association and how to join, please visit the QGA webpage.

 

 

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA 

THURSDAY, 26 APRIL 2018 - 7:30PM to 9:00PM

Venue: Harty Room, Music Building, Queen's University Belfast 

Final year BMus students will perform their own arrangement of The Poor Soldier, a comic opera with text by John O'Keefe and music by William Shields, directed by Ciara Conway and Judith Wiemers.

Enjoy this free performance in the beautiful surroundings of the Harty Room,  which is located in the Music Building, 20 University Square, Belfast.

All welcome. 

 

 

QWG SPRINGTIME EVENT - COFFEE, CAKE & CRIME  

Featuring Northern Ireland Crime Writers Kelly Creighton and Sharon Dempsey 

SATURDAY, 14 APRIL 2018: 11:00AM-2:00PM

Venue: Senate Room, Queen's University Belfast - Entry Fee £5

Join us for a morning of good coffee, cake and conversation with friends. 

Hear Kelly and Sharon read excerpts from their works, ask questions and perhaps buy a book or two! 

For more information and to reserve your place contact QWG Treasurer Carolyn Forster by clicking here

 

 

QUB BIG BAND SPRING CONCERT DIRECTED BY STEPHEN BARNETT 

THURSDAY, 15 MARCH 2018 - 7:30pm

Venue: Black Box, Hill Street Belfast.

Our traditional concert of spring favourites from the jazz and big band repertoire was held earlier than usual this year! 

The band performed at the popular Black Box venue in the Cathedral Quarter.  An enjoyable night was had listening to time-honoured and modern classics for Big Band. 

INTERVIEW SKILLS WORKSHOP 

SATURDAY, 3 MARCH 2018: 10AM TO 4PM 

Venue: Queen's University Campus

This course aimed to improve your interview performance by helping you recognise your main selling points in terms of skills, knowledge and experience.  

It's purpose was to help you select and express information on an application form and at interview, as well as coaching you on how to anticipate and respond to questions. 

 

 QUAS ANNUAL DINNER, 2018

  FRIDAY2 March 2018

Members of the Queen's University Association, Scotland attended their Annual Dinner on Friday, 2 March 2018. This was held at the Apex Hotel, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh.

The guest speaker was Eamonn Mallie, the well-known journalist, who believes his best stories have yet to come.

For more on the Queen's University Association, Scotland please click here.

 

LUCY RAILTON (CELLIST) CONCERT 

THURSDAY 1 MARCH 2018 - 1.10pm-2pm

Venue: Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) Cloreen Park, Belfast 

Acclaimed cellist Lucy Railton visited the Sonic Lab for the first time for an exciting concert that explored the range of possibilities for the Cello afforded by this unique space

She presented works by Xenakis, the world premier of a piece by composer Miguel Ortiz and a new work by Lucy created for cello and a large array of loudspeakers. 

 

 

  Queen's Alumni Networking Event - Dubai

  WEDNESDAY, 7 FEBRUARY 2018:  6PM 

  VENUE STAGE 2 VIDA HOTEL DOWNTOWN DUBAI

  Graduates and friends of Queen's University Belfast living and working in Dubai met for a  Wine and Cheese evening           on Wednesday,  7 February (6pm-9pm).

   This provided a great opportunity to get to know fellow Queen's alumni based in UAE! 

   The venue for this unique occasion was Stage 2 Vida Hotel, a design-led boutique lifestyle hotel in the heart of                         Downtown Dubai.

   A great evening was had by all. 
    

QwG PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION FOR GIRLS UNDER 15YRS

TUESDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 2018

VENUE: CANADA ROOM & COUNCIL CHamBER 

Competitors researched 6 different topics and produced a speech lasting between 2-3 minutes on a specific title which they were given 30 minutes before the start of the competition.

The winning tenm were from St Dominic's Grammar School and the best speaker was from St Louise's Comprehensive College, both in Belfast. They will take part in the final which is being held on Saturday, 3 Marrch at 2.00PM in the Quinn Building, UCD, Belfield Dublin.

For more information on QWG and its sister organisations click here

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  Queen's Women Graduates' (QWG) AGM

  The QWG AGM was held on: Saturday, 27 January 2018

  VENUE: THE SENATE ROOM, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST     

   PROGRAMME:

   10.15:  Arrival:  Tea/Coffee and shortbread 

   10.45:  Annual General Meeting 

   12.00:  The Guest Speaker was Angela Byrne-Allstate who spoke on: "Women In Technology"

   13.00:  Lunch:  Fork Buffet

 

   For information on QWG including how to join click here.

 

 

 

    QUAS (Scotland) annual lecture at the consulate general of Ireland
    in edinburgh 

     22 January 2018  11:OOam

     Speaker John Connolly (RN retired) recalled the journey in 1964 that he and some other oarsmen made in a
     curragh from Northern Ireland to Iona, commemorating the arrival of Columba centuries before.  John is a
     Queen's graduate who lives in Oban.

     For more information on QUAS please click here.

    

             

   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.
 

QUAL ANNUAL DINNER 2017

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. 

                                                                                             

 

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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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QUEEN'S WOMEN GRADUATEs' ASSOCIATION HOSTed THE IRISH FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE. 

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.                                                                             

QUEEN'S WOMEN GRADUATEs' ASSOCIATION ANNUAL DINNER 2017 

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, 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 was held in Graz, Austria.  Further details available here.

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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 alumni@qub.ac.uk 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.

 

 

QUEEN'S WOMEN GRADUATES ANNUAL DINNER 2016

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.

QUEEN'S WOMEN GRADUATES SPRING MEETING 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.


 

RUSSELL GROUP ALUMNI PUB QUIZ LIVERPOOL

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.

QGA PRESIDENT'S SPRING DRINKS RECEPTION

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.

 

HEALTH FUNDRAISERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

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.

 

Queen's Graduates' Association PRESIDENT'S SPRING DRINKS RECEPTION

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.

 

QUEEN'S WOMEN GRADUATES' Association FRIAR'S BUSH GRAVEYARD TOUR

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.

                                                                                             

 

QUEEN'S STUDENTs WORKPLACE STUDY TOUR NETWORKING RECEPTION 

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.





 

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST BIOSCIENCE WORKPLACE STUDY TOUR NETWORKING RECEPTION

8 JUNE 2017 7.00PM-8.30PM

HILTON HOTEL, CAMBRIDGE

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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