Development & Alumni Relations Office 



GLOBAL THINKING, LOCALLY 

23 May 2017

The citizens of Belfast are being given an open invitation to an interactive Queen's University event in the City Hall next week (May 30), aimed at highlighting the impact the University makes on the city.  

Organised under the three themes of Future Cities, Healthy Citizens and People and Places exhibitors from right across the University will outline their work during the free event on Tuesday 31 May (10am-2.30pm), in a showcase that will include experiments, demonstrations and interactive exhibits.

Suitable for all age ranges there will also be an opportunity to hear about the latest exciting cutting-edge work taking place right here in Belfast.

To find out how Queen’s researchers are making a difference to the lives of children, families and communities, to meet Baxter the robot (and find out how Baxter helps manufacturers boost productivity and quality) and to see how the University is making waves with the help of its Marine Research Tidal Energy Group, the City Hall Showcase is not to be missed.

QPOL Policy Engagement at Queen's will also bring together academic experts and stakeholders from across Belfast for a special “Brexit clinic” to discuss the issues facing the UK as it negotiates its withdrawal from the EU. 'A Global City in a post-Brexit Era – A Case for a City Deal?' will take place in The Reception Hall of Belfast City Council. While all events on the day are free, pre-registration is required for the Brexit debate.

Among the University exhibitors taking part will be:

PEOPLE AND PLACES

  • Seamus Heaney Centre
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Recruitment
  • Queen's Sport
  • Queen's Students' Union

 FUTURE CITIES

  • Sonic Arts Research Centre
  • The Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology
  • Marine Research Group/Marine Renewable Energy
  • Trading Room/Management School

HEALTHY CITIZENS

  • Centre for Public Health
  • Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology
  • Centre for Experimental Medicine
  • Institute of Global Food Security

So if you want to be a food fraud detective, or find out how Queen’s is helping those with impaired movement to use virtual environments to enhance performance in sport and health, or to hear how Queen’s students are transforming local communities in five Urban Villages come along on Tuesday 30 May to Belfast City Hall.

The event is free and suitable for all age ranges and with the exception of the Brexit Debate no registration is required.

Full details of the 30 exhibitors and other aspects of the Queen’s City Hall showcase can be found here.

For media inquiries please contact Queen’s Communications Office on +44 (0)28 9097 3091.

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