Development And Alumni Relations Office

Students at the Quad

Philanthropy Fortnight

Queen's Foundation Celebrates 'Giving' During Philanthropy Fortnight

Philanthropy Fortnight - Monday June 13 to Friday June 24 - is a partnership of business and charitable organisations across NI which highlights the tangible difference that 'giving' makes to the local community and aims to inspire support for new and existing philanthropic enterprises.

QUAL Golf Day 2022

aSSOCIATIONS 

QUAL Tees Off Once Again for President's Cup

Members of QUAL (Queen's University Association, London) were pleased to return to the course for the 2022 edition of the QUAL President’s Cup. The association’s annual golf event took place on the sunny Monday morning of May 18. 

Students at the Quad

Volunteer's Week

Volunteer's Week : A huge Thank You to all our Alumni Volunteers

Volunteers’ Week gives the Development and Alumni Relations (DARO) office the opportunity to celebrate the time and effort that alumni volunteers have given to Queen’s over the past year.

QUBIS Ltd (the commercialisation arm of Queen’s University Belfast) has announced the launch of the second Innovation Investment Fund in conjunction with Sapphire Capital Partners LLP.

Graduate News 

LAUNCH OF SECOND INNOVATION INVESTMENT FUND FOR UNIVERSITY SPIN OUTS

QUBIS Ltd (the commercialisation arm of Queen’s University Belfast) has announced the launch of the second Innovation Investment Fund in conjunction with Sapphire Capital Partners LLP.

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Graduate News 

New Queen's Initiative is off to a Bright start.

Leaders from six local businesses gathered recently for an event to mark the beginning of a new Queen’s initiative, the Bright Future Collective.

Allstate NI logo with call for nominations for Graduate, Student and Alumni Volunteer of the Year Awards

Graduate news

ALLSTATE NI QUEEN'S GRADUATE, STUDENT AND ALUMI VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Nominations are now open for the Allstate NI Queen's Graduate, Student and Alumni Volunteer of the Year. Tell us about the Graduates and Students who are making a difference and help us showcase the best of Queen's.

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culture and arts

Are we more connected than ever? Or more alone?

Will the pandemic leave permanent marks on our consciousness, or will we forget and move on? Professor Glenn Patterson, author and Director of the Seamus Heaney Centre, reflects on the implications for culture and books in 2022.

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food security

Just how much will food prices rise by?

And who will be affected most? Could 2022 be the year of widespread famine? And will the world food supply system be able to cope? Professor Chris Elliott, of the Institute for Global Food Security, considers how the pandemic and climate change will affect the global food supply – and what it means for farmers and shoppers in NI.

Man wearing VR headset

technology

Has Virtual Reality finally reached a tipping point?

Is this the year we start living in the metaverse? Futurologist, Dr. Ian Pearson (Applied Mathematics and Physics, 1981), makes predictions for a living, and says that aside from all the obvious impacts of the pandemic on technology, there are plenty of surprising ones, too.

Hand holding crystal ball

health

What's Next for COVID-19?

Dr. Lindsay Broadbent, research fellow, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, gives her thoughts on the evidence.

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Graduate News

SOCIAL WORKER GRADUATES AFTER 20 YEARS

It may be two decades since she started her degree course at Queen’s but for ‘first class’ alumna Frances McCullough her recent graduation represents a huge triumph over adversity, and gives her the chance to pursue her dreams.

Cover of 'Thumbs Up' by Thomas Kearney, hitchhiker and Queen's graduate

Graduate News

Thumbs Up: A Hitchhiking Irishman and 25,000 Kilometres from Patagonia to the Arctic

Hitchhiking all the way across the USA may read like the lyrics of a Lou Reed song but for Belfast man and Queen’s graduate Thomas Kearney, his was more than just a walk on the wild side.

Hong Kong flag five white leaves with five red stars against red background

Graduate News

FATHER FLIES IN FROM HONG KONG FOR DAUGHTER’S GRADUATION, 35 YEARS AFTER HIS OWN

Making a return to the University to mark his daughter’s graduation, Queen’s Engineering alumnus Carlin Chan (BSc 1986), explains we he first came to Belfast 35 years ago.  

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Health

NEW LANDMARK TOOL IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON CANCER LAUNCHED

With an estimated 100 million screening tests not performed across Europe as a result of the pandemic, a new tool is highlighting the need to urgently address the cancer backlog and build more resilient cancer systems. 

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Graduate News 

MEET MARK LOGAN – BALLYMENA BORN CONSERVATIVE MP AND CHINA EXPERT

Queen’s Law graduate and former diplomat Mark Logan has had a life-long love for China, from growing up in Northern Ireland, to living and working in China for ten years, before becoming the Conservative MP for Bolton North East.

Camogie logo featuring celtic letter C intertwined with camogie stick

Graduate News

CELEBRATING CAMOGIE – REMEMBERING QUEEN’S ASHBOURNE CUP TRIUMPH OF 1991

Camogie players are gathering in Belfast this week to celebrate the one and only time – from 1915 to date – that Queen’s has won the intervarsity Ashbourne Cup. 

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Graduate News

QUEEN’S 2030 – TELL US WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT OUR LATEST ALUMNI MAGAZINE

Queen’s 2030 – this year's special edition of The Graduate magazine – has been mailed to over 140,000 alumni around the world…and now we’d really love to hear what our readers think of it.

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Arts and Drama

QUEEN’S LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE DRAMA PROJECT ‘FRIEL REIMAGINED'

An exciting initiative focusing on the heritage and legacy of the writings of Brian Friel, Queen’s Honorary Graduate (DLit 1992), has been launched at the University.

 

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Philanthropy 

KILWAUGHTER MINERALS HELPS TO BUILD £750K PATHWAY TO QUEEN’S

Larne-based Kilwaughter Minerals, which supplies lime and renders to the construction and agriculture industries, is to support an additional 250 first year Pathway Opportunity Programme students at Queen’s.

Football on astro turf in colours of flag of Ghana

Graduate News

QUEEN’S AFC SUPPORTS YOUNG FOOTBALLERS IN GHANA

A football academy in Ghana founded by a Queen’s medical graduate, has received support from the Queen’s Football Club.

 

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