Development & Alumni Relations Office 


04 October 2016

The annual Queen’s magazine for 135,000 alumni and friends of the University has been published and mailed to over 135,000 graduates around the world.

The Graduate showcases alumni successes of the last year and highlights news and achievements from staff and students around the campus.  

Containing an in-depth look at the impact of Chuck Feeney’s Atlantic Philanthropies (p8), the current issue also outlines the University’s new Global Research Institutes (p18), celebrates the successful conclusion of the £140m Beyond Campaign (p20), and includes a feature on Queen’s Affinity Card, which will mark its 25th birthday next year and how graduates can get their own personal card (p24)!

Commenting on the current issue of the magazine, Editor Gerry Power (LLB, 1982) said: “The Graduate provides a roundup of life at Queen’s (p4) and is instrumental in helping to keep alumni in touch with their alma mater and – for many – with Belfast and Northern Ireland.

“In this edition, readers are introduced to the new Global Research Institutes – an integral part of the University’s Vision 2020 – which are bringing international researchers together to tackle some of the greatest challenges of our time.

“And they can meet the outstanding 2016 First Trust Bank Student of Year, Diane Murdock (p16) from Co Down, who has immersed herself in all aspects of University life and made a huge contribution to the student experience.

The Graduate showcases the achievements of some of the many thousands of Queen’s alumni here in Northern Ireland and around the world who are making a big impression on the world in their daily lives. And it’s a great way for former students to maintain contact with each other,” he added.

Industry research on UK university alumni magazine readership indicates that the most popular sections are always ‘class notes’ (p34) – where graduates share their personal and career news stories – and the obituary pages (p41), which recall and celebrate the lives of former students and staff.

Alumni who have lost touch with the University since graduating, and who would like to receive their personal copy of the 2016 issue of The Graduate, should contact and update their details on-line to ensure that future issues of the magazine are sent to the correct postal address.

An online version of the 2016 magazine will appear here next week.  

Inquiries to Gerry Power, Communications Officer/Editor The Graduate, Development and Alumni Relations Office – tel: +44 (0)28 9097 5321.





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