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Tribute to Lord Kerr, Honorary Professor of Law at Queen’s

Lord Kerr was a tremendous friend of Queen’s, and a champion of our teaching and research. A recently-retired Justice of the UK Supreme Court and former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, he was appointed Honorary Professor in the School of Law in November 2020 by the University’s Academic Council.



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Graduate News

QUEEN’S GRADUATES – WIN £100 BY COMPLETING A SHORT SURVEY

Alumni of Queen’s are invited to feedback their views on university reputation as part of a worldwide survey aimed at improving the student experience for future generations.

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Society

TEDXQUEENSUNIVERSITYBELFAST TO HOST SECOND DIGITAL CONFERENCE ‘GIVE BACK | MOVE FORWARD’

A series of inspiring talks offering glimpses of the innovation, discovery and creativity of Queen’s staff, students and alumni – compered by BBC broadcaster and Queen’s graduate William Crawley – will take place next month. 

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Graduate News 

CHAMPION OF FURTHER EDUCATION IS 2020 AIB (NI) QUEEN’S GRADUATE OF THE YEAR

The winner of the 2020 AIB (NI) Queen’s Graduate of the Year has been announced as Marie-Thérèse McGivern, BSSc Political Science (1976), former Principal and CEO of Belfast Metropolitan College.

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Society

INTERIM REPORT RELEASED: UNIFICATION REFERENDUMS ON ISLAND OF IRELAND

A clear and agreed plan must be in place prior to any Irish unity referendum being called says an independent academic working group – with members from both Queen’s and Ulster University – which has launched a public consultation.

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Graduate News 

AHSS GRADUATES – WANT TO MAKE AN IMPACT ON THE NEXT GENERATION?

It may be hard to put a true value on someone who builds confidence, sparks imagination or simply inspires a leap of faith in others. Calling all AHSS graduates – would you like to shine a light for the next generation?

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Health

SELF-DISINFECTING SURFACES COULD HELP PROTECT US FROM COVID-19 – HERE’S HOW

As outlined in The Conversation, a team led by two times Queen’s Pharmacy graduate Dr Louise Carson, is developing a unique protective solution – self-disinfecting surfaces – in the fight against COVID-19.

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SCIENCE

NEW LINK BETWEEN CELL DAMAGE IN ASTRONAUTS AND GERIATRIC-TYPE HEALTH PROBLEMS OBSERVED IN SPACE

A discovery by researchers at the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen's University Belfast could be a real game changer for future space travel.

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Graduate News

GRADUATE IS ‘BEST NEWLY CHARTERED FEMALE ENGINEER 2019/20’

A Queen’s Chemical Engineer from Donegal, now stationed in the North Sea, has been named as the IChemE ‘Best Newly Chartered Female Engineer, 2019/20’.

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University News

PROFESSOR JENNIFER MCKINLEY ELECTED TO IUGS

A two-times Queen’s graduate, Chartered Geologist and holder of a number of international roles, has been elected as a Councillor to one of the world’s largest scientific organisations for the next four years.

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Student News 

MAGHERAFELT STUDENT SINEAD MCCANN WINS PRESTIGIOUS ALMAC AWARD

A Queen’s Medicinal Chemistry student from County Londonderry is this year’s winner of an award honouring one of Ireland's most distinguished scientists.

 

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