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Science

QUEEN’S ACADEMIC RECEIVES FUNDING TO ENHANCE FARMED CHICKEN WELFARE RESEARCH

IGFS academic Professor Niamh O’Connell has received funding to develop a vision-based system that uses crowd analysis research and applies it to the tracking and behavioural analysis of chickens.

Graduate News

MEET DESMOND EASTWOOD - NOT JUST ANOTHER 'NORMAL' QUEEN'S LAW GRADUATE

Following in his brother Colum’s footsteps, Queen’s LLB graduate Desmond Eastwood has – for now at least – forsaken the law for a career in the acting world.

STUDENT NEWS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR LOCAL CHARITY THROUGH ONLINE CONCERT

The online ‘Qulture Shock: Unity Concert’ on Monday 25 May (6pm), which is being organised by international students at Queen’s, aims to raise money for St John Ambulance.

CORONAVIRUS

NEW SURVEY REVEALS HOW THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IS AFFECTING PEOPLE'S MENTAL HEALTH

A UK survey led by the Mental Health Foundation in partnership with Queen’s and a number of other leading universities has revealed several COVID-19 related mental health concerns.

Health

PODCAST CONSIDERS CANCER CARE IN THE ERA OF COVID-19

Specialists at Queen’s who have been playing a leading role in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic – particularly in the cancer domain – have been discussing the impact of COVID-19 on cancer care.  

Research

ACADEMIC FUNDING FOR STUDY ON THE PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF EX-SERVICE FAMILIES

Professor Chérie Armour from the School of Psychology at Queen’s has received over £300,000 to carry out a project to help identify the psychological health and wellbeing needs of former military families.

STUDENT News

SANTANDER - DELIVERING FOR QUEEN'S STUDENTS

Hundreds of students on lockdown in Queen’s accommodation since March have once again benefited from support by Santander Universities UK this May Bank Holiday weekend.  

Graduate News

GRADUATE DOMINIC GATES WINS PULITZER PRIZE FOR WORK ON TWO BOEING 737 MAX CRASHES

Queen’s graduate Dominic Gates was one of four journalists from The Seattle Times awarded a Pulitzer Prize for their ground-breaking stories that exposed design flaws in the Boeing 737 MAX which led to two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019.

Coronavirus

REHABILITATION IN NORTHERN IRELAND IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19

An online appeal and fundraising music video launched to thank NHS staff and support essential research at Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University for those recovering from COVID-19, is now available.   

University News

£700M CITY DEAL INVESTMENT WILL HELP BELFAST REGION BOUNCE BACK FROM COVID-19

Queen’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Greer, has welcomed the Northern Ireland Executive's match funding pledge to help economic and societal recovery once the region emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.  

University News

QUEEN'S LAUNCHES FREE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR WORKERS AFFECTED BY COVID-19

Queen's is offering a free software development course, funded by the Department for the Economy, to upskill individuals furloughed or made redundant as a result of COVID-19 in programming, testing and computing foundations.



Philanthropy

LEGACY GIFT FROM QUEEN'S ALUMNUS PROVIDES START-UP FUNDING FOR RESEARCH INTO COVID-19 IN CHILDREN

Thanks to legacy funding from a graduate, the health of a group of children around the UK – including 120 in Northern Ireland – is being tracked in a Queen’s University Belfast study to explore how they react to the COVID-19 virus.    

University News

REMEMBERING SIR PETER FROGGATT: FORMER PRESIDENT AND VICE-CHANCELLOR

Tributes have been paid to Sir Peter Froggatt, graduate and member of staff of Queen’s and former Vice-Chancellor of the University from 1976-86, who has died aged 91.  

Coronavirus

QUEEN'S AWARDED FUNDING TO CARRY OUT COVID-19 RAPID TESTING TRIAL

Researchers at Queen’s University have received funding to develop a Covid-19 test that will deliver results within an hour, without samples having to be sent to laboratories.

University News 

Queen's academic elected Fellow of the Royal Society 2020

A BSc Physics and Applied Mathematics graduate of Queen’s (1991), who has a PhD in Astrophysics from the University (1996) and is Director of the Astrophysics Research Centre, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Health

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS RISK OF 18,000 EXTRA DEATHS IN PEOPLE WITH CANCER DUE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS

Researchers have called for the adequate resourcing of cancer services during the COVID-19 emergency, following a significant drop in urgent cancer referrals and patient attendances for chemotherapy.  

CORONAVIRUS

NEW STUDY TO IDENTIFY HIGHEST RISK FACTORS FOR COVID-19

A new study aiming to recruit 12,000 people has opened across the UK today (Friday, 1 May) which is hoped will help determine who is most at risk of contracting COVID-19 and why some people become more ill than others with the disease.

University News

QUEEN'S HONORARY GRADUATE EXECUTIVE PRODUCES 'ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME' GLOBAL CONCERT

Former US Economic Envoy to Northern Ireland and 2011 Queen’s honorary graduate Dr Declan Kelly, was centre stage last month for the ‘One World: Together at Home’ virtual concert which raised almost $130m.

University News

VIRTUAL CELEBRATION MARKS MOMENTOUS DAY FOR QUEEN'S NEW MEDICAL GRADUANDS

Queen’s held a special virtual celebration on Tuesday, 28 April for the Medical Class of 2020 to facilitate 200+ new doctors joining the health service early to fight COVID-19.

Environment

QUEEN'S RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS IMPACT OF PLASTIC POLLUTION ON MARINE LIFE

Researchers at Queen’s have warned that plastic pollution in the world’s oceans may impair the behaviour of hermit crabs – which swap their shells as they grow – which could have long-term consequences for their reproduction and survival.

Graduate News

500 MAN-YEARS ON THE RIVER FOR QUEEN'S MASTERS

Remembering the milestone achievement for Queen’s rowing veterans is marked at the Lady Victoria Boat Club Annual Dinner held in Riddel Hall earlier this year.  

Graduate News

QUEEN'S POET STEPHEN SEXTON WINS PRESTIGIOUS LITERATURE AWARD

Three times graduate of Queen’s and current member of University staff Dr Stephen Sexton, has picked up another prestigious poetry award for his debut collection, If All the World and Love Were Young.



University News

QUEEN'S RESEARCHERS AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS FUTURE LEADER FELLOWSHIPS BY UKRI

Fellowships funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have been awarded to two researchers who specialise in gynaecological cancer and personalised radiotherapy treatments, in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences at Queen’s.

Graduate News

MEET CAROLINE MCELNAY - QUEEN'S GRADUATE AND NEW ZEALAND'S DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Caroline McElnay is Director of Public Health at the Ministry of Health; a medical practitioner and Queen’s alumna who is leading the public health response to COVID-19 in New Zealand.



Obituary

QUEEN'S PAYS TRIBUTE TO RENOWNED MEDICAL RESEARCHER, PROFESSOR DAME INGRID ALLEN

Dame Ingrid Allen, one of the University’s most notable graduates – who was a distinguished former member of staff and graduate association member, and who received an Honorary Degree from Queen’s in 2003 – has died after a long illness.  

Graduate News

ARE YOU A WINNER? OPT IN FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!

During the month of April we are offering alumni an exclusive opportunity to win another wonderful prize – this time courtesy of local artist Mark Graham – simply by ‘opting in’ to receive regular emails from your University. 

Health

Researchers highlight the impact of covid-19 pandemic on patients with cancer

"If we don’t act, we risk the unintended consequence of the current COVID-19 pandemic precipitating a future cancer epidemic," says leading Queen’s cancer expert.

Coronavirus

QUEEN'S NURSING STUDENTS HELP WITH COVID-19 CRISIS

More than 300 final-year nursing and midwifery students from Queen’s have joined the health and social care workforce early to help fight against Covid-19.

Graduate News

MEET TIM ECOTT – WRITER, JOURNALIST, BROADCASTER AND QUEEN’S GRADUATE

Author of six works of non-fiction, script writer for the BBC’s Blue Planet series, Deep Blue, and contributor to the QI TV programmes and books, we’ve been catching up with Social Anthropology graduate Tim Ecott.

Coronavirus

QUEEN'S TO PLAY KEY ROLE IN CONSORTIUM TO DELIVER COVID-19 TESTING

A newly established consortium involving the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Ulster University and Queen’s is to support the health service in testing up to 1,000 samples a day from suspected coronavirus cases in Northern Ireland.

Coronavirus

FUSION ANTIBODIES PARTNERS WITH QUEEN'S TO TACKLE COVID-19

In a new partnership, the Belfast-based contract research firm Fusion Antibodies has joined forces with Queen’s University to engineer antibodies in the fight against COVID-19.

Coronavirus

NATIONAL CLINICAL TRIAL TO TREAT HOSPITALISED PATIENTS WITH COVID-19

A national clinical trial led by Queen’s and the University of Warwick is to assess if non-invasive ventilation could be used to treat critically ill Covid-19 patients.




CORONAVIRUS

A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM NATHALIE TROTT, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS

Tough decisions have been taken by all universities in the light of COVID-19, but in her first message to the University’s alumni, Nathalie Trott encourages graduates to draw comfort from how Queen’s is stepping up and playing its part.

Graduate and Student News

NOMINATIONS TO CLOSE FOR GRADUATE AND STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARDS, 2020

Nominations for this year’s AIB (NI) Queen's Graduate and Student of the Year Awards close today, Friday 24 April.  

Coronavirus

QUEEN'S LEADING CELL THERAPY CLINICAL TRIAL TO HELP IMPROVE OUTCOMES IN COVID-19 PATIENTS

An important treatment, which is shown to reduce inflammation, fight infection and improve the repair of injured tissue in COVID-19 patients, is being trialled by Queen’s researchers.

CORONAVIRUS 

COVID-19 - SUPPORTING EACH OTHER AS A COMMUNITY IN CHALLENGING TIMES

In addition to conducting important research to tackle coronavirus head-on, and offering practical help to NHS workers and other frontline staff, Queen’s is reaching out in other ways during the current coronavirus crisis.  



Coronavirus

Queen's playing its part locally, nationally and globally in fight against Covid-19

From the 3D printing of protective visors to help protect frontline NHS staff, to working towards an ultimate cure for the COVID-19 virus, Queen’s is taking unprecedented steps to ensure that staff, students and the people of Northern Ireland are protected as much as is possible during the current crisis.

cORONAVIRUS

QUEEN'S PROVIDES NHS WITH PROTECTIVE VISORS

Researchers from the Schools of Pharmacy and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s have been using their technical expertise to support local NHS staff, in the fight against Covid-19.

 

CORONAVIRUS

Queen's Awarded Grant to find COVID-19 treatment

Researchers at the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine at Queen's have received funding to screen existing drugs for a treatment for COVID-19.

Student News

TRIUMPH FOR IPLS TRAINEES IN CLIENT CONSULTATION COMPETITION 2020

A trip to Tampa, Florida is the prize for the IPLS winners of the Northern Ireland heat of a consultation competition run by the Law Society of Northern Ireland.

 

Health

UNIQUE GLOBAL COLLABORATION DOUBLES CANCER RESEARCH, SAVING THOUSANDS OF LIVES

Collaborative cancer research on the island of Ireland has doubled as a result of a transatlantic consortium set up as part of the Good Friday Agreement, delivering life-saving care for many people with cancer.

 

QUEEN’S FOUNDATION

SAYING A HUGE THANKS TO THE university’s donors and volunteers

Donor News – the annual review of the impact and importance of philanthropy – is currently on its way to the numerous donors and volunteers around the world who have supported Queen’s in the last 12 months.

Graduate News

MEET MICHELLE HEALY – LLM GRADUATE AND Independent CANDIDATE IN THE SEANAD ÉIREANN ELECTION

Former UN humanitarian worker and Queen’s Master’s graduate, Michelle Healy from Bishopstown in Cork, stood in the 2020 Irish Seanad elections.

Graduate News

FRANK PANTRIDGE: JAPANESE PRISONER OF WAR AND INVENTOR OF THE PORTABLE DEFIBRILLATOR

A new book by Cecil Lowry on the life and influence of Queen’s graduate and former member of University staff, Professor Frank Pantridge, is to be published in May this year.  



Graduate News

ARE YOU A WINNER? ENTER OUR MARCH COMPETITION!

Once again we are offering Queen’s graduates a chance to win another wonderful prize – this time courtesy of Indie Füde – by ‘opting in’ to receive regular electronic communications from your University.  

Health

RESEARCHERS DEVELOP NEW COATING TO REDUCE PAIN AND RISK OF INFECTION FOR CATHETER USERS

Queen’s researchers come up with a unique coating for urinary catheters that could significantly reduce pain and lower the chances of infection for the many thousands of long term and intermittent catheter users around the world.

 

Sport

QUEEN’S OPENS WORLD-CLASS HOCKEY FACILITY WITH HOSTING OF IRISH WOMEN’S OLYMPIC TRAINING CAMP

Major new £1.2m facility opened at The Dub at Queen's, plus honorary degree announced for one of Ireland’s top female hockey players.

Sport

‘RACE ROUND THE RIVER’ – GET READY FOR THE 5K RUN OF THE YEAR!

The countdown is well and truly on for all those graduates, students and staff taking part in the 5k running event of the year – the Deep RiverRock Queen’s ‘Race Round the River’ on Wednesday 25 March 2020.

Student News

SUCCESS IN CHARTERED FINANCIAL ANALYST (CFA) INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE!

Four students from Queen’s Management School have booked themselves a place in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) finals of the CFA Research Challenge in Jordan, at the beginning of April.



Scholarship News

JEAN CRAWFORD COCHRANE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED

The 2020 recipient of the Jean Crawford Cochrane Scholarship has been announced as BSc Psychology student Dearbhile Livingstone from Belfast.

Sport

QUEEN'S SPORT LAUNCHES 'SPORTING LEADERS' QUALIFICATION

Key leadership themes in sport will be explored as part of a new ILM qualification launched recently by Queen’s Sport in conjunction with the William J Clinton Leadership Institute at the University.

Science

‘GAME-CHANGING’, POWERFUL PLASMA ACCELERATOR NOW CLOSER TO BECOMING A REALITY

Significant steps have been taken by a European consortium - EuPraxia - which involves Queen's University Belfast, towards creating an ultra-compact, powerful particle accelerator which could be used for medicine, science, and industry.

Graduate News

MEET JOHNNY MCDOWELL – CHIEF TASTER, INDIE FÜDE

Dip-PG in Accounting alumnus, Johnny McDowell, who worked in banking for 15 years – and in Microfinance around the world after that – now co-owns and runs a thriving deli business specialising in artisan food and drink.   

Science

RESEARCH SHOWS SIGNIFICANCE OF NATIVE PREDATORS TO NATURALLY RESTORE ECOSYSTEM

Predators such as the pine marten are playing an important role in conserving the numbers of red squirrels, the only squirrel native to the British Isles, according to the latest research from Queen’s.



Graduate News

MEET MARK HAMILTON – THE NEW DEPUTY CHIEF CONSTABLE OF THE PSNI

Double Queen’s Master’s graduate Mark Hamilton, previously Assistant Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has been appointed Deputy Chief Constable of the organisation for a period of 5 years.

University News

PRESTIGIOUS UK HONOUR FOR BELFAST MET AND QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST

Queen’s University Belfast and Belfast Metropolitan College were among 22 education providers to receive a Queen’s Anniversary Prize from the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall this week.


Graduate News

QUEEN’S GRADUATE IS BEST HOME COOK!

Economics and Management alumna Suzie Arbuthnot - a self-employed accountant and mother-of-two from Lisburn - has won the title of Best Home Cook.  

Society

HOUSING OVERCROWDING IN PARTS OF LONDON AND SOUTH EAST ENGLAND SOARS TO 40-YEAR HIGH

A study by Queen’s University on housing and overcrowding over almost 50 years, has made some stark findings about accommodation in London and South East England.

Society

ARK HOSTS 'IS THE UK STRONGER OR WEAKER AFTER 20 YEARS OF DEVOLUTION' SEMINAR

Have the last 20 years strengthened or a weakened the foundations on which devolution sits within the UK?

Society

ACADEMIC APPOINTED TO GOVERNMENT WHAT WORKS TRIAL ADVICE PANEL

Dr Sarah Miller from the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s, has joined a panel which advises government on everything from end-of-life care to public transport.  

 

 

Technology

QUEEN’S AND UU AWARDED £2.1M FOR STATE-OF-THE-ART HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING FACILITY

A new joint high performance facility to be based at The McClay Library at Queen’s, will provide access to an enhanced computing facility focused on artificial intelligence-based research for Northern Ireland’s universities.

Philanthropy

SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS FROM SCOTLAND

A student from Scotland currently studying in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen’s is to be the inaugural recipient of a new scholarship established by the Belfast Benevolent Society of St Andrew.

ENVIRONMENT

RESEARCH SUGGESTS CLIMATE CHANGE COULD REDUCE LIFESPAN OF HUNDREDS OF SPECIES

Global warming could be having a huge impact on the life expectancy of cold-blooded species such as reptiles and amphibians, the latest research from Queen's suggests.  



health

CLEAR LINK BETWEEN MEDITATION AND STRESS REDUCTION

The latest study led by Queen’s in collaboration with Victoria University, Melbourne has found a clear connection between meditation, stress reduction and health and wellbeing.

Research

CITIZEN SCIENCE – PUBLIC TO HELP RESEARCHERS CAPTURE LARGEST EVER MOVIE OF CHANGING NIGHT SKY

Aiming to inspire a new generation of children and young people – and those who would not normally be involved with research and innovation – Queen’s researchers are asking the public to contribute to exploring the changing night sky.

Research

RESEARCHER CREATES DRONE SYSTEM TO GIVE EARLY WARNING ON NATURAL DISASTERS

A Queen’s researcher has developed a drone system that acts as a WiFi hotspot during extreme weather and gives early warning of natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis or hurricanes.

University News

QUEEN'S HONOURS FORMER VICE-CHANCELLOR IN RENAMING GROUND-BREAKING CANCER CENTRE

The Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) at Queen’s has been officially renamed The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research, to honour the life and work of the University’s former Vice-Chancellor, who died in June 2017. 

Research 

SHOCKING TRUTH BEHIND TAKABUTI’S DEATH REVEALED

One hundred and eighty-five years after she arrived in Belfast, and nearly 2,600 years after she lived, the truth has finally emerged about how Takabuti, the famous Egyptian mummy on display at the Ulster Museum, met her untimely end.  

Student News

EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND LAUNCHES POSTGRADUATE PRIZE AT QUEEN’S

A new prize has been unveiled for postgraduates on the International Business Law Master’s programme at Queen’s to inspire the next generation of global lawyers.



Graduate News

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER PARTNERSHIPS – WHERE EVERYONE WINS!

Undertaking a Queen’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership is a real ‘win-win’ for graduates and employers, with many alumni saying their KTP has been transformational for both their personal development and their career. This is Andrew’s KTP story…

 

Business

UK CYBER SECURITY SECTOR WORTH £8.3 BILLION, QUEEN’S RESEARCH REVEALS

Total revenues within the UK cyber security industry have increased by 46 per cent in the last three years to an estimated £8.3 billion, according to a major report from Queen’s.

Graduate News

MEET BRENDAN DIGNEY - A GRADUATE WITH AN EYE TO THE FUTURE

Brendan Digney, a Queen’s alum who graduated in December 2019, has created an award-winning agritech device for use on tractors, plant and heavy machinery in an attempt to improve farm safety.

Health

QUEEN’S RESEARCH DEVELOPS TOOL TO TACKLE DIET EPIDEMIC IN INDIA

Researchers are endeavouring to capture data at a national level in India which will enable healthcare professionals and policy makers to make informed decisions to tackle an epidemic of preventable diet-related diseases.

University News

WORLD-LEADING CYBERSECURITY EXPERT ASSIGNED REGIUS PROFESSORSHIP

Professor Máire O’Neill, Interim Director of the Institute for Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT), has been awarded a prestigious Regius Professorship.



Graduate News

ENGINEERING GRADUATE APPOINTED CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF INSURANCE IRELAND

Queen’s graduate Moyagh Murdock (BEng 1988), currently CEO of the Road Safety Authority in Ireland, is to take up a role as Chief Executive with the insurance industry group, Insurance Ireland, at the end of March.

Philanthropy

JAM AT QUEEN’S AWARDED ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER FOUNDATION FUNDING TO 'UNLOCK HIDDEN TALENT'

Queen’s Junior Music Academy (JAM), which enables local children aged 4 to 18 to pursue their passion for taking part in music, has received important funding from Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Scholarships

CLOSING DATE FOR THE JEAN CRAWFORD COCHRANE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

With a closing date of Wednesday 05 February (4pm), Queen’s is inviting applications to the Jean Crawford Cochrane Scholarship Award fund from undergraduate women who satisfy the necessary household income criteria.

University News

TRIBUTES PAID TO VISIONARY EMERITUS PROFESSOR, JEAN ORR

Professor Jean Orr, a former academic who left an indelible memory on staff and students within the School of Nursing & Midwifery at Queen's, has been fondly remembered for her professionalism and culture of caring.

Research

RESEARCH FUNDING FOR SAFER AND FASTER AIRPORT SCANNERS

Airport security queues could be slashed after Queen’s researchers have been awarded almost £1m by the Leverhulme Trust to develop a ground-breaking solution.



University News

ACADEMIC APPOINTed TO CLIMATE ASSEMBLY UK PANEL

A Queen’s academic, Professor John Barry, has been appointed to a national body which will look at climate-focused topics including transport, energy use in the home, and consumer choices.

Environment

QUEEN’S AND CITY COUNCIL LAUNCH BELFAST CLIMATE COMMISSION

A new local commission co-chaired by Queen’s and Belfast City Council will help deliver energy and climate policy at a city level as part of a UK Place-Based Climate Action Network (PCAN).



Technology

QUEEN’S AND RAKUTEN MOBILE TO SET UP EDGE COMPUTING HUB IN BELFAST

In a initiative set to make edge computing a reality, Queen’s has joined forces with Japanese electronic giant, Rakuten Mobile, to ease the strain on the cloud. 

Health

BRAIN TUMOUR RESEARCH COULD HELP FUTURE PRECISION MEDICINE

Research just published in the Journal of Oncology which was carried out in collaboration with scientists in CCRCB at Queen’s could lead to the development of future targeted treatments.



University News

GREATXPECTATIONS FOR QUEEN’S SECOND TEDX EVENT

A range of innovative ideas from staff, students and graduates is to be showcased at Queen’s in June as part of the University’s second TEDx event.



Philanthropy

70TH ANNIVERSARY OF HELEN RAMSEY TURTLE SCHOLARSHIP

Family members of the founders of a major Queen’s scholarship gathered at the University with former recipients of the award to celebrate its 70th anniversary.  

Graduate News

ALUMNUS DAVID GIBSON, RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS UMF AWARD

Queen’s graduate David Gibson, who is Professor of Geology at University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) in western Maine, USA, has been named winner of the prestigious Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.




Graduate News

EMMA WRIGHT iS YOUNG ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR 2019

Queen’s double graduate Emma Wright was crowned the Northern Ireland Young Architect of the Year at the recently held 2019 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards.  



Graduate News

OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY CEO AWARDED OBE

Colette Cohen, a Queen’s Pure & Applied Chemistry graduate based in Aberdeen, who currently leads an organisation set up to help maximise economic recovery from the UK North Sea, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours.  

University News

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON IS NEW CHANCELLOR OF QUEEN’S

The former US First Lady, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, has been appointed Chancellor of Queen’s, an honorary and mainly ceremonial role she will hold for the next five years. 

Health

RESEARCH SHOWS E-CIGARETTE VAPE INCREASES HARMFUL LUNG BACTERIA

The latest study from Queen’s researchers shows us that vaping may carry the same risk as cigarette smoke in increasing susceptibility to bacterial lung infection.



University News

DR LEONARD O’HAGAN APPOINTED TO PRO-CHANCELLOR ON QUEEN’S SENATE

Queen’s graduate and leading national and international business figure, Dr Len O’Hagan, has been appointed Pro-Chancellor of Queen’s.



Society

QUEEN’S RESEARCHERS LAUNCH REPORT ON ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR DEAF PEOPLE IN NORTHERN IRELAND

An important piece of research by Queen’s and the BDA NI has been published showing significant communication barriers exist which deny many Deaf people access to justice in the province.



Philanthropy

MEDICAL DONOR 'THANK YOU' EVENING 2019

Queen’s annual Medical Donor ‘Thank You’ event took place at the beginning of December, when donors were heard about developments during the past year and met staff working on the latest cutting-edge research.

 

Graduate News

FIRST-CLASS NURSE AND MUM

Graduating last week with classmates from the School of Nursing and Midwifery was County Antrim woman, Rebecca Stark, who juggled her studies with being a mother to daughter Grace.

VOLUNTEERING

SIMULATION CHAMPION IS VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

The 2019 Queen's Volunteer of the Year is InterSim champion, University medical graduate, clinical academic staff member and GP, Professor Gerry Gormley.   

University News

TOP BUSINESS LEADER AWARDED QUEEN’S HONORARY DEGREE

The former CEO of Invest NI, Alastair Hamilton, noted for his wealth of business experience and strong leadership skills, has received an honorary DSc from Queen’s at Winter Graduation Week.  

 

University News

QUEEN’S HONOURS NORTHERN IRELAND SPORTING HERO JONATHAN REA

Five times World Superbike Champion, Jonathan Rea MBE, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University (DUniv) from Queen’s.  



Graduate News

SIGN UP TO ‘WIN’ BNB AND EVENING MEAL FOR TWO IN GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL, BELFAST

Graduates of Queen’s who sign up to Queen’s Alumni Online, or who opt in to receive email communications from the University, are being offered a chance to win a luxury overnight stay in Belfast!

University News

QUEEN’S SIGNS THE SAN FRANCISCO DECLARATION ON RESEARCH ASSESSMENT

Queen’s University has signed up to DORA – the Declaration on Research Assessment – which recognises the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated.

Student News

QUEEN’S STUDENTS ATTEND MODEL NATO TO MARK THE 2019 LEADERS’ MEETING

A delegation of students from Queen’s has taken part in Model NATO, a highly effective ‘real world’ role-play event in London ahead of the recent 2019 NATO summit.



Research

QUEEN’S PART OF €4M FUNDING TO TRANSFORM EYE TREATMENT

Queen’s is part of a pan-European research project awarded €4m which is hoped will lead to new discoveries and ultimately to the improvement in sight-saving treatments globally.

 

Philanthropy

CHOICE HOUSING SUPPORTS WIDENING PARTICIPATION AT QUEEN’S

The three students who achieved the highest overall marks in their respective faculty Level 1 exams, have received Choice Housing Prizes at a reception held recently at the University.



Health

LONG-TERM RESEARCH SHOWS STRONG LINK BETWEEN CHOLESTEROL LEVELS AND RISK OF HEART DISEASE

The highest long-term risks of cardiovascular disease are in individuals younger than 45 years of age, according to the latest research from, among others, academics at Queen’s.



Graduate News

SIX-MONTH SANTANDER DIGITALIZATION INTERNSHIP IN GERMANY

Queen’s top digital graduates and doctoral students are being invited to apply for a 6-month scholarship to join Santander Germany working at the leading edge of the banking revolution.

Graduate News

TRANSFORM YOUR CAREER WITH A YEAR IN NEW YORK

Spending 12 months in the Big Apple – as part of the Mountbatten Program – is one sure way Queen’s law graduate Niamh Wilson (LLB 2018) hopes to jump-start her career.

Philanthropy

GLOBAL EXPERT DELIVERS SCHOOL OF PHARMACY HAMILTON LECTURE AT QUEEN’S

The 2019 Hamilton Lecture – funded through a legacy gift to the School of Pharmacy – has been delivered by the internationally acclaimed academic Professor Lisa A Bero from the University of Sydney.

Graduate News 

DIVERSITY CHAMPION PRESENTED WITH FIRST TRUST BANK QUEEN’S GRADUATE OF THE YEAR AWARD

The 2019 First Trust Bank Queen’s Graduate of the Year Sheree Atcheson, BEng 2013 – one of the UK's most influential women in technology and an award-winning diversity and inclusion leader – received her latest Award at this year’s Charter Day Dinner.

aSSOCIATION News

Charter Day Dinner 2019 – the toast of the town!

An evening of wonderful food and entertainment, the presentation of the First Trust Bank Queen’s Graduate of the Year Award, and inspirational addresses by the recipient Sheree Atcheson and Professor Emma Flynn, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University, were among the highlights of this year’s Charter Day Dinner. 

Environment

LEFTOVER GRAIN FROM BREWERIES COULD BE CONVERTED INTO FUEL FOR HOMES

A new low-cost technique, upcycling locally produced waste resources from the brewing industry, could help reduce emissions linked with the agriculture sector – and create valuable domestic fuel – according to the latest research at Queen’s.

Health

RESEARCH GRANT TO IMPROVE BONE MARROW CANCER TREATMENT

A £173,000 grant to fund a 4-year PhD studentship has been made to researchers at the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology at Queen’s investigating bone marrow cancer.  



University News

PRESTIGIOUS UK HONOUR FOR BELFAST MET AND QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST

The Centre for Shared Education has been awarded a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize for further and higher education from Her Majesty the Queen for its work on shared education.

Health

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS CHOLESTEROL LOWERING DRUGS MAY CUT RISK OF LETHAL PROSTATE CANCER

A study led by researchers at Queen’s is the first to confirm the link between statin use and the prevention of lethal prostate cancer.  

 

Environment

RESEARCHERS SHOW NOISE POLLUTION IS THREATENING THE SURVIVAL OF A NUMBER OF SPECIES

Noise pollution must be considered as a serious form of man-made environmental pollution, according to the latest research from the School of Biological Sciences.



Health

QUEEN’S PART OF £1.25M FUNDING TO FURTHER IMPROVE PROSTATE CANCER TREATMENT

Researchers at Queen’s are to receive funding from Prostate Cancer UK and Movember to continue the investigation of new treatments and tests to help tackle prostate cancer.



University News

DR KATY HAYWARD AWARDED ‘POLITICAL COMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR’

Dr Katy Hayward, a Reader in Sociology from the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen's, has been awarded the title of ‘Political Communicator of the Year’ by the Political Studies Association.



Graduate News

THE GRADUATE 2019 – IS ON ITS WAY!

The 2019 edition of Queen’s alumni magazine – The Graduate – has been published and is currently making its way to over 140,000 graduates around the world!

Graduate News

QUEEN’S GRADUATE APPOINTED TO TOP POSITION IN US FOOD SUPPLIER

Brian Dick, a 1990 business and languages graduate from Northern Ireland, has been appointed COO at Golden State Foods, a major player in the US foodservice sector.  



Graduate News

QUEEN’S ARCHITECTURE GRADUATES SHINE AGAIN IN NATIONAL RIBA AWARD

A family home set in the rolling hillside of County Down, designed by two Queen’s Architecture graduates and said to be a ‘joy to live in’, has picked up the UK House of the Year Award.   

University News

NEW ENTREPRENEURIAL IMPACT RANKING PLACES QUEEN'S TOP

Queen’s has been ranked in first-place in a new study that identifies the universities most effective at commercialising academic research, beating Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College in the process.

Society

ACADEMICS LAUNCH TRAINING RESOURCE TO IMPROVE RESPONSES TO VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN

What has been described as a ‘ground-breaking piece of work’ has led to a training resource which plots a path to show how children can be involved in one of the most difficult of conversations – how violence affects them.  

Science

NEW RESEARCH ABOUT PINE MARTENS GIVES HOPE FOR THIS ENDANGERED SPECIES

With a gradual recovery in the number of pine martens underway - down in part to their very adaptable diet - there is renewed hope for this once abundant native species.



Society

GLOBAL ACTIVISM COMBATs WORKER EXPLOITATION ON SOUTH AFRICAN VINEYARDS

Research from Queen’s shows that worker activism can convey moral arguments to improve the policing of their rights and influence the monitoring which firms and buyers put on producers. 

Health

RESEARCHERS DISCOVER COFFEE DRINKERS COULD HALVE THEIR RISK OF LIVER CANCER

Coffee, which contains antioxidants and caffeine, could lower the risk of the most common type of liver cancer, according to the latest Queen’s research.

Graduate News

QUEEN’S GRADUATES ARE ENGINEERS IN BUSINESS CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

Ben Lindsay, a Product Design Engineering graduate and Emma McQuiggan who studied Mechanical Engineering, have won a prestigious Gold Award for their ‘bold’ ground-breaking personal safety panic alarm.

University News

FUNERAL HELD FOR FORMER QUEEN’S CHAPLAIN

The funeral has taken place of one of Queen’s University’s longest serving former chaplains, Monsignor Ambrose Macaulay, who died this week (November 5) aged 85.

Graduate News

ANNUAL MEETING OF CONVOCATION – GIVING QUEEN’S GRADUATES A VOICE

This year’s Annual Meeting of Convocation - which will be addressed for the first time by the President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s, Professor Ian Greer - will take place on Thursday 14 November.

 

Philanthropy 

WILL TO GIVE WEEK 4-8 NOVEMBER 2019

Will to Give Week (4-8 November), organised by a consortium of 64 local charities including The Queen’s University of Belfast Foundation, aims to encourage people to consider leaving a legacy to their favourite charity.

Health

QUEEN’S INVOLVED IN GROUND-BREAKING CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRIAL

Researchers at Queen’s have been involved in a pioneering research trial to assess the safety and efficacy of a new triple drug combination that holds promise for those with cystic fibrosis.

 

Culture and Arts

ANNA BURNS, VAHNI CAPILDEO, AND JED MERCURIO ANNOUNCED AS THE NEXT SEAMUS HEANEY FELLOWS

Hot on the heels of its highly successful showcase event in New York, the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s has announced its 2019/20 Fellows.



University News

SEAMUS HEANEY CENTRE AT QUEEN'S HOSTS SHOWCASE EVENT IN NEW YORK

Graduates and friends of Queen’s in New York have this week (28 October) enjoyed a unique opportunity to hear from poets in the Seamus Heaney Centre at the University, in a major showcase event.

Health

NARCISSISM MIGHT BE A DARK TRAIT BUT IT CAN LOWER STRESS LEVELS AND REDUCE CHANCES OF DEPRESSION

Narcissism – defined as excessive interest in, or admiration of, oneself and one's physical appearance – can increase mental toughness and help to offset symptoms of depression.

Graduate News

GRADUATE IS HUBERT BUTLER PRIZE RUNNER-UP

Noel Russell, a Queen’s MA in Creative Writing graduate (2014) has received a runners-up award in the prestigious Hubert Butler Essay Prize, a competition intended to encourage the art of essay-writing with a European dimension.



Culture

WORK BY QUEEN’S ACADEMICS NOMINATED FOR BEST IRISH PUBLISHED BOOK OF 2019

A book co-authored by two academics from Queen’s has been shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2019 in the Best Irish-published Book of the Year category.



Philanthropy

LIMAVADY COUPLE JULIE AND GRAHAM LOUGHERY RAISE OVER £60,000 FOR CCRCB AT QUEEN’S

Breast cancer survivor Julie Loughery has presented a cheque for £60,200 to Queen’s Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, proceeds of a fundraising BBQ and auction held earlier this year.



Graduate News

THREE TIMES QUEEN'S GRADUATE, NOW LECTURER, WINS PRESTIGIOUS FORWARD PRIZE FOR POETRY

A Queen's lecturer in the Seamus Heaney Centre, Dr Stephen Sexton, has picked up a significant national poetry prize in the Best First Collection category in this year’s Forward Prizes for Poetry.  



Graduate News

MEET PROFESSOR MÁIRE O'NEILL – ESTEEMED GRADUATE AND MEMBER OF STAFF, AND FELLOW OF THE RAENG

On the cover of the forthcoming issue of The Graduate magazine, is esteemed alumna Máire O’Neill – two-times graduate of Queen’s, leading ECIT Professor and an internationally renowned cryptography expert.

 

Association News

calling QUEEN’S GRADUATES – FANCY A GREAT NIGHT's craic IN LONDON?

Are you a Queen’s graduate living or working in London? Fancy a great night out with fellow alumni and a chance to catch up with your alma mater? Then the QUAL Annual Dinner on 6 November is just the ticket!  

Graduate News

MEET QUEEN’S GRADUATE TIM ACHESON – NIFDA BOARD MEMBER

One of Northern Ireland’s leading foodservice sector specialists has been appointed to NIFDA, the local food and drink industry body.  



Environment

WIDESPREAD DRYING OF EUROPEAN PEATLANDS IN RECENT CENTURIES

Climate change and human impact have resulted in the loss of crucial peatland sites in the UK and Ireland – areas that attract wildlife, provide a natural buffer against climate change and protect against hydrological extremes.



Graduate News

MEET QUEEN’S GRADUATE MAIREAD LAVERY – CEO OF EXPORT DEVELOPMENT CANADA

County Antrim born Queen’s graduate Mairead Lavery, who moved to Canada 19 years ago, is doing her bit for Canadian exports in a key leadership role as President and CEO of EDC.  

Health

SCIENTISTS FROM QUEEN’S TO RESEARCH ABNORMAL HEART RHYTHMS

The British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland has provided funding for researchers at Queen’s to investigate how heart cells change in people living with atrial fibrillation.

Society

BREXIT ALREADY HAVING AN IMPACT ON BOTH SIDES OF IRISH BORDER

The latest research from Queen’s University Belfast reveals the complexities and sensitivities in managing the UK’s withdrawal from the EU for Irish border areas.



University News

SEAMUS HEANEY CENTRE VISIT TO NEW YORK

Graduates and friends of Queen’s living or working in New York have a unique opportunity to find out more about the Seamus Heaney Centre at the University in a showcase event on 28 October.

 

International

QUEEN’S WELCOMES GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS FOR NEW STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMME

The first cohort of George Washington University students has arrived at Queen’s to take part in a new and innovative study abroad initiative – the Global Bachelor’s Program in Peace and Conflict Studies.

Research

RESEARCHERS DISCOVER NEW WAY TO IMPROVE ASSESSMENT OF PROSTATE CANCER AGGRESSIVENESS

A new assessment technique developed at Queen's may help clinicians to make more informed personalised treatment decisions for men with prostate cancer.



Graduate News

AISLINN CLARKE WINS UK ACADEMY GOLD FELLOWSHIP FOR WOMEN GRANT

Local filmmaker Aislinn Clarke, who studied film and screenwriting at Queen's and the New York Film Academy and currently lectures in creative writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at the University, has picked up a major award.

 

Student News

QUEEN’S STUDENT KEVIN TONER NAMED STUDY USA STUDENT OF THE YEAR

A Queen’s Computer Science student who spent a year out learning business in America as part of the Study USA initiative, has taken top honours in the US business programme.

Science

SCIENTISTS OBSERVE YEAR-LONG PLATEAUS IN DECLINE OF TYPE IA SUPERNOVA LIGHT CURVES

International scientists, including Dr Luke Shingles from Queen’s, have made a significant discovery about supernovae which could result in more precise data on the rate of expansion of the universe.

Community

QUEEN’S RESEARCHERS SHOW 20MPH ZONES EFFECTIVE IN REDUCING ROAD CASUALTIES

Road traffic injuries can be reduced by introducing speed lowering interventions such as 20mph zones (utilising spped bumps and other physical traffic calming measures), according to the latest research from Queen’s.  

Technology

QUEEN’S INVESTS IN NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR ECHO-FREE CHAMBER TO HELP DEVELOP ADVANCED 5G

Investment in cutting-edge research at Queen’s is developing new technologies to explore how the next generation of cellular communications - including 5G - will operate.

Graduate News

DIVERSITY CHAMPION NAMED 2019 FIRST TRUST BANK QUEEN’S GRADUATE OF THE YEAR

The winner of the 2019 First Trust Bank Queen’s Graduate of the Year is Sheree Atcheson, BEng 2013 – one of the UK's most influential women in technology, and an award-winning Diversity & Inclusion leader.

University News

QUEEN'S LANYON CONSERVATION PROJECT NOMINATED FOR HERITAGE ANGEL AWARD

Voting closes this Friday (11 October) in the Heritage Angel Awards Northern Ireland in which the University’s Lanyon Conservation Project has been nominated in the 'Best Major Regeneration of a Historic Building or Place' category.

Graduates

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

Graduates of Queen’s are invited to feedback their views on university reputation as part of a worldwide survey to help improve the student experience for future generations.

Research

ASTRONOMERS DETECT GAS MOLECULES IN COMET FROM ANOTHER STAR

Queen’s researchers are part of a team that has made a historic discovery by successfully detecting gas in a comet from outside our solar system for the first time.



Society

ARCHITECTURE AT QUEEN’S DECLARES CLIMATE EMERGENCY

To empower students and staff to address the enormity of the current global ecological crisis, a climate emergency has been declared by Architecture at Queen’s. (Image credit: Public CoLab)

Graduate News

PRESTIGIOUS HONOUR FOR FORMER QWG PRESIDENT

One of Queen’s most eminent graduates, Dr Marion Gibson, was honoured over the summer by the University Women of Europe, when she was presented with the prestigious Jans Gremmée Award.

Society

CHILDREN’S TIME use CHANGES AS THEY GROW older

Researchers led by a team at Queen's who examined overall trends in children’s time use from age 9 to 13, have found substantial differences in sports, reading, homework, and playing time depending on their socioeconomic status.

 

 

Graduate News

BELFAST TO WEST PAKISTAN – IN A VW COMBI!

Fifty years ago, five 3rd year Queen’s medical students set out on a road trip of a lifetime – to deliver a vehicle to a West Pakistan hospital and to leave it there for the use of staff and patients.



Society

QUEEN’S ACADEMICS CONTRIBUTE TO REPORT ON IMPACT OF SEX PURCHASE OFFENCE

Northern Ireland's 2015 ban on buying sex has had 'minimal to no effect' on the demand for paid sex, the numbers of those working in the sex trade or the levels of human trafficking often associated with it, according to the latest research carried out by staff from the School of Law on behalf of the Department of Justice. 

Sport

QUEEN’S SOCCER ACADEMY ANNOUNCES DEAL WITH SCAN ALARMS

Queen’s University Belfast Soccer Academy has announced a new sponsorship arrangement with Scan Alarms and Security Systems Ltd for the 2019-20 season.

Graduate News

MEET ROGER CONNOR – PRESIDENT, GLOBAL VACCINES GSK

Top Queen’s graduate Roger Connor, who was born in Belfast but grew up in Downpatrick, County Down, is assisting science-led global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) to ‘help people do more, feel better, live longer.’



Research

NEW TECHNIQUE TO TRANSFORM USED MILK BOTTLES INTO KAYAKS AND STORAGE TANKS

Queen’s researchers are working on novel techniques that could help tackle the growing global issue of single-use waste plastics.



University News

UNIVERSITIES LAUNCH CITY DEAL WEBSITE

Queen’s University and the UU – two of the stakeholder partners in the £850m Belfast Region City Deal – have launched a joint website outlining their integrated key sector projects to invigorate the local economy.



Philanthropy

THE ANDREW MARK GODDEN PRIZE

A three times graduate of Queen’s, who recently took up a new post in the School of Law, has set up a prize to help Law students from a ‘widening participation’ background.



Graduate News

COCHRANE CORRY CUP REUNION – SEPTEMBER 2019

Former members of the Queen’s 1968 Cochrane Corry Cup winning team are being invited to a special get-together in September to mark the occasion.

Graduate News

FRANK ORMSBY - NEXT IRELAND PROFESSOR OF POETRY

A central figure in Ulster poetry since the late 1960s, Queen’s graduate Frank Ormsby (BA English, 1970), has been announced as the next holder of the highly prestigious Ireland Chair of Poetry.

Philanthropy

HOSPITAL SATURDAY FUND – SUPPORTING MEDICAL ELECTIVES

A group of six students from Queen’s, who earlier this year received support from HSF to undertake overseas medical electives, have attended a special reception at the University.

Health

HEALTH BENEFITS OF SOCIAL NETWORK INTERVENTIONS

Social network interventions can lead to potential health benefits, according to the findings of the latest research from the Centre of Public Health at Queen’s.

University News

RIDDEL HALL EXPANSION PROPOSALS: PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Graduates and members of the public are invited to comment on the University’s plans for a ‘new build’ teaching facility at Riddel Hall, necessary to meet the growing demand for postgraduate student places at Queen’s.

Graduate News

GRADUATE VISION IS GRANDEST DESIGN

A family home designed and built by a Queen’s Architecture graduate from Maghera, has been named the Grand Designs favourite over the 20 years of the series by presenter Kevin McCloud.



GRADUATE NEWS

‘Warts and all’ newspaper memoir from eminent Queen’s graduate

A Queen’s 1971 graduate, Colin McClatchie, who worked in the media under press barons Rupert Murdoch and Robert Maxwell, has published A Musing, his reflections on a life in the newspaper industry.



Graduate News

international cryptography expert appointed ACTING DIRECTOR OF ECIT

Double Queen’s graduate and world leading cryptography expert Máire O’Neill, has been appointed Acting Director of the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) at Queen’s.



Graduate News

NHS HIGHLAND APPOINTS QUEEN’S GRADUATE AS MEDICAL DIRECTOR

A Queen’s medical graduate Dr Boyd Peters, whose GP experiences in rural Northern Ireland prepared him for a career in Scotland, is the new Medical Director for NHS Highland, the country’s largest (in geographical terms) health board.    

Business

QUEEN'S MBA – TIME TO TRANSFORM YOUR CAREER

Looking to develop as a leader? Want to make an impact on business? Fancy taking your career to the next level? Queen’s MBA might just be what you are looking for!

 

Arts

graduate ANNOUNCED AS THE NEW CHILDREN’S WRITING FELLOW FOR NI BY ARTS COUNCIL AND QUEEN'S

Award-winning Queen’s alumna, Kelly McCaughrain has taken up the post of Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland, based at the Seamus Heaney Centre at the University.   



Society

RESEARCHERS FIND JUSTICE AND SECURITY VULNERABILITIES IN HARD BREXIT SCENARIO

A report focusing on the human rights implications of potential changes in justice arrangements post-Brexit, has warned of the serious consequences of disruption.

 

Health

RESEARCHERS DEVELOP EARLY DETECTION TEST FOR OVARIAN CANCER

A team of international researchers – led by Queen’s – have developed a screening test to identify a biomarker which could detect ovarian cancer up to two years earlier than current tests.



Research

VIKINGS ARRIVED IN IRELAND WHEN POPULATION WAS IN SERIOUS DECLINE

The population of Ireland was in serious decline for almost 200 years before Norsemen first arrived on these shores 1,000 years ago, according to the latest genetic research from Queen’s.

University News

NEWRY FIRM FELIX O’HARE TO BUILD QUEEN'S STUDENTS' UNION

The contract for the construction of the new multifaceted, multi-million pound Student Centre at Queen’s has been awarded to Felix O’Hare & Co Ltd from Newry.  

 

Health

RESEARCHERS EXPLORE USE OF NEW PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES BY YOUNG PEOPLE

The latest Queen's research has revealed the motives, characteristics and lived experiences of young people using NPS, formerly known as 'legal highs'.  

 

Research

QUEEN’S OFFERING FREE TESTING TO IMPROVE MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGY

Offshore energy technology developers, including wave, tidal and offshore wind energy companies, have been offered free testing to help drive forward the advancement of marine renewable energy.

Student News

QUEEN’S STUDENTS SECURE PLACE ON US SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

The latest batch of Study USA students from Queen’s are on their way to the United States to spend the next academic year studying business and STEM subjects.  

Obituary

BRIAN CONLON – A SHINING EXAMPLE

One of Queen’s most successful business graduates Brian Conlon, BSc Accounting 1987 – the founder of Newry firm, First Derivatives – who was awarded an Honorary Degree by the University in July 2012, has died after a short illness.   

Graduate News

GRADUATE TAKES UP ROLE AS CHAIR OF INVEST NI

Experienced senior business leader and Queen’s BSc Mechanical Engineering graduate (1985), Rose Mary Stalker, has taken up post as Chair of Invest Northern Ireland.



Philanthropy

HOLSTEIN NI RAISES £22,500 IN SUPPORT OF THREE CANCER CHARITIES

Thanks to a 4th hugely successful annual Open Day, researchers at CCRCB have received £7,500 from Holstein NI and members of the local farming community, to support work in cancer research.   

Arts

ACADEMIC PRESENTS RESTORATION SHAKESPEARE SHOWCASE AT GLOBE THEATRE

Queen’s academic Professor Richard Schoch, an historian whose research encompasses theatre historiography and Shakespeare in performance, has been helping the public to understand the Bard of Avon’s complex theatrical afterlife.



NI Cancer Registry

Health

REPORT HIGHLIGHTS IMPACT OF EMERGENCY ADMISSIONS ON CANCER PATIENTS

New research conducted by the NI Cancer Registry at Queen's and Macmillan Cancer Support warns that emergency departments are not the right places to care for terminally ill people.

 

Community

T:BUC JUNIOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME

An innovative scheme backed by the Northern Ireland Executive which aims to provide leadership and coaching skills to a cross community group of young people, is currently being delivered through Queen’s Sport.

UNIVERSITY NEWS

Queen's University Steps Out With Pride

Queen’s staff, students, graduates and family members came out in great number force to show their visible commitment to PRISM, the staff LGBT+ Network at the University and to the wider LGBT community.


Health

SCIENTISTS FIND PROTEIN WHICH CAN IMPROVE REPAIR OF DAMAGED BLOOD VESSELS

Researchers at Queen’s have discovered a process which could be used to treat conditions including heart failure following a heart attack, diabetes, peripheral arterial disease and some types of stroke.

Graduate News

NEW POLICE OMBUDSMAN TAKES UP POST

The new Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, the Office which provides independent, impartial investigation of complaints about the police in Northern Ireland, is Queen’s graduate Marie Anderson.



Business

RECOGNITION FOR QUEEN’S SPIN-OUT, ADOREBOARD

Queen's spin-out company Adoreboard, which unlocks deeper insights about human behaviour, has been recognised as a 2019 Gartner ‘Cool Vendor' in AI for customer analytics.

Graduate News

GRADUATE TAKES THE WHEEL AT BELFAST’S JAGUAR LAND ROVER BASE

Alan Thompson, a Queen's BSc in Business Administration and Computer Science graduate, has been appointed Head of Business at Charles Hurst Group, Northern Ireland’s largest car retailer.

Graduate News

CHEMICAL ENGINEERS RETURN TO QUEEN'S

They came from Italy, Switzerland, South Africa – and as far away as Australia – to celebrate 35 years since their graduation and, for some at least, to take in the golfing wonders of The Open at Portrush.

Research

QUEEN’S RESEARCHERS DISCOVER FIRST EVER SPECIES ENDANGERED FROM DEEP SEA MINING

Scientists from Queen’s have identified the sea pangolin as the first species at risk of extinction from deep sea mining by humans.

 

RESEARCH

Queen’s University Belfast leadS first UK trial using exercise to aid recovery from deadliest cancer

Pancreatic cancer patients in Northern Ireland will be the first in the UK to trial an innovative new exercise programme to aid their recovery from the traumatic 12-hour operation needed to save their lives.



Research

LISTENING TO MUSIC CAN HELP REDUCE STRESS

The latest research from the School of Psychology at Queen’s has concluded that music listening – often associated with higher levels of wellbeing – can help decrease stress, and it has a bigger impact the older you get.

Graduate News

THE CLASS OF 2019 – MEET THREE TOP GRADUATES

Three of our amazing new graduates talk to Queen’s about their time at University, the skills and experiences they accrued here, and their hopes and plans for the future.



Graduate News

70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS IN THE MUSIC BUILDING!

An evening of fine food, reminiscing and friendships renewed were the order of the day as over 90 guests marked Queen’s Music Department's 70th birthday in style.

Student News

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS POSTGRADUATE IS QUEEN’S STUDENT OF THE YEAR

The winner of the 2019 First Trust Bank Queen’s Student of the Year Award has been announced as final year PhD law student Gift Sotonye-Frank – a passionate advocate for women and a dedicated supporter of international students.

GraduatE News

GRADUATION DAY – A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES

Catching up with staff in the Development and Alumni Relations Office – the directorate that maintains links with graduates after they leave Queen’s – find out what makes for a great graduation day.

Health

NEW TRIAL TO FIND TREATMENT FOR SHORT-SIGHTEDNESS RELATED BLINDNESS IN CHILDREN

A new trial led by Queen’s is investigating the efficacy of low dose eye drops to stop the progression of myopia in short-sighted children. 



Graduate News

MEET BRIAN DOWNIE – 116TH PRESIDENT OF SAICE

Queen’s BSc Civil Engineering graduate Brian Downie (1970), is just over half way through his year as President of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering.



Student News

QUEEN’S STUDENTS 'GO GLOBAL' WITH INTERNATIONAL WORK PLACEMENTS

Over 30 students from Queen’s are set to take part in international work placements this summer as part of the IAESTE mobility programme.

 

Research

NORTHERN IRELAND RISKS BEING LEFT BEHIND BECAUSE CHILDREN ARE NOT REQUIRED TO LEARN A SECOND LANGUAGE IN PRIMARY SCHOOL

Writing in The Conversation, Queen’s researcher Ian Collen puts the case for children in Northern Ireland learning a second language from as young as the age of eight or nine.

Graduate News

CALL FOR CLASS NOTES!

Have you just landed a new job, published a book or moved to a new country – then let us know what you've been up to and we will share your news in our ever popular 'class notes' section of The Graduate magazine!

University News

QUEEN'S IMPROVES ON ITS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKING

The latest QS World University Rankings® are out, showcasing 1,000 of the world’s best universities in over 80 countries, and placing Queen’s in its highest position in the last five years.

Graduate News

QUEEN'S MANAGEMENT SCHOOL LAUNCHES ANNUAL MARY MCALEESE DIVERSITY LECTURE SERIES

Former Irish President, Mary McAleese, has called for more accountability and a clamp down on the dangers posed by the internet, at the inaugural lecture in a new series which carries her name, held in the Great Hall at Queen’s.

University News

QUEEN'S ACADEMIC APPOINTED ESRC SENIOR FELLOW FOR THE UKICE INITIATIVE

Dr Katy Hayward, a much sought-after expert on Brexit, the Irish border and the peace process, has been selected as one of nine new Senior Fellows for the UK in a Changing Europe UKICE initiative.



HealTH

QUEEN’S RESEARCH BRINGS TREATING CANCER USING LASER-DRIVEN PROTON THERAPY A STEP CLOSER

A team of researchers from Queen's, working with colleagues from the Science and Technology Facilities Council, has increased the likelihood of treating cancers with lasers, a method that could be less much less damaging to patients.

 

Research

Queen's RESEARCHERS find poor oral health linked to 75% increase in liver cancer risk

A study by Queen’s has investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a number of gastrointestinal cancers, including liver cancer.



Research

NOISE POLLUTION HAMPERING BIRDS COMMUNICATION

What impact does the noise that human beings create have on the world around us? Researchers at Queen’s have been finding out how we make life difficult for birds.  

 

 

Graduate News

QUEEN’S IN INDIA – MAJOR EVENT HELD IN NEW DELHI

Key University stakeholders, graduates and special guests – including Sir Mark Tully – were treated to an evening of culture, fine food and reminiscences, during Queen’s most recent visit to India.

University News

LAUNCH OF QUEEN'S BLACK, ASIAN, MINORITY ETHNIC AND INTERNATIONAL STAFF NETWORK 'IRISE'

Celebrating the rich diversity of staff at Queen’s, a new network – iRise – has been launched to promote the University as a welcoming place to work for BAME and International staff.

Society

ARK REPORT FINDS MAJORITY IN NORTHERN IRELAND NOT PREJUDICED TOWARDS TRANSGENDER PEOPLE

The results from a recent study conducted by Queen’s and Ulster universities indicate that 72 per cent of the Northern Ireland population describe themselves as ‘not prejudiced at all’ towards people who are transgender.

University News

BELFAST WINS BID TO HOST EUROPE’S LARGEST CONFERENCE ON ARCHAEOLOGY

Belfast follows Barcelona, Lisbon and Istanbul to host 2,500 delegates in 2022 – thanks to the fact that Belfast has been chosen to host a major international archaeology conference, worth almost £4m to the local economy.   

Research

QUEEN’S RESEARCH TO TACKLE PLASTICS, ONE OF MANKIND’S GREATEST THREATS TO EXISTENCE

An international consortium, including researchers from Queen’s, has been awarded over half a million pounds from the European Commission to investigate the possible damage to humans caused by nano and microplastics.

University

'WOMEN IN LAW: IT'S HARD TO BE WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE'

A new installation in the School of Law at Queen’s by artist and photographer Susie Rea is celebrating some of the inspirational women working in the law in Northern Ireland.



University News

COMMONS SPEAKER DELIVERS LECTURE AT QUEEN’S

‘How Parliament Works: A view from the Chair’ – House of Commons Speaker The Right Honorable John Bercow, MP – has delivered a lecture to a packed audience in the Peter Froggatt Centre at Queen’s.



Graduate News

CALLING GRADUATES OF THE CLASS OF 2018!

Queen’s Class of 2018 (June/July) are being asked to be ‘part of the picture’ by joining in the biggest UK annual social survey, to ascertain the collective thoughts of graduates and directly impact the future of education.



Graduate News

PROFESSOR MONICA MCWILLIAMS ON DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Queen’s graduate, peace campaigner and former politician Professor Monica McWilliams talks to radio host Lauren Laverne about growing up in Northern Ireland and picks eight favourite pieces of music, a luxury item and a book to take to her desert island.



Philanthropy

HSF SUPPORTS MEDICAL ELECTIVES AT QUEEN’S

One of the leaders in the health insurance market in the UK and Ireland has returned to Queen’s as part of its ongoing support for students going overseas for important medical electives.



Health

ALCOHOL MISUSE IN OVER 50S COSTs NI £125 MILLION

The burden to the health service of managing alcohol misuse related morbidity in the over 50s in Northern Ireland is an estimated £125 million per year, according to the latest Queen’s study.



University News

NEW ALLIANCE AIMS TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF HEALTH OF CITIZENS AND BOOST LOCAL ECONOMY

A new collaborative alliance involving Queen’s and UU and other healthcare stakeholders will provide a platform for co-operation across Northern Ireland and, it is hoped, will result in a surge of economic activity across the sector.

University News

QUEEN’S BACKS CYBER SECURITY SECTOR WITH FUNDING FOR 40 MSC SCHOLARSHIPS

Fancy working in cyber security, then Queen’s Applied Cyber Security MSc programme might be just the ticket for you – and we’ve got 40 scholarships to help make up your mind!

Research 

WHAT DO 11-YEAR-OLDS THINK ABOUT BREXIT? I ASKED – AND THEY DIDN’T HOLD BACK

Dr Katrina Lloyd, a Queen’s researcher whose work is focused mainly on quantitative survey work with children and young people, talks to 11-year-olds about Brexit.

 

Student News

STUDENTS DEVELOP LIFE-SAVING AUTONOMOUS PLANE TECHNOLOGY

Two teams of Queen’s mechanical and aerospace engineering students are to compete in the Institute of Mechanical Engineers UAS Challenge ‘fly off’ event in Wales later this month.

Graduate News

MEET GRADUATE JULIE JIA, JAZZ LOVER AND ENTREPRENEUR

A 2012 MSc Management graduate, who owns and runs a successful wine distribution business in Shenzhen, China talks to the June eGraduate about her time at Queen’s and career since.  



Sport

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF QUEEN’S LADIES BOAT CLUB

Queen’s Ladies Boat Club will mark its golden anniversary this year as part of the 15th annual University Boat Race on the River Lagan on Saturday 8 June.



Graduate News

CATCHING UP WITH ZHANG YU HUAI (NEO)

Queen’s Alumni Officer for Engagement, Stephen O'Reilly, has been catching up with the University’s 2007 Student of the Year Zhang Yu Huai, who now lives and works in Shenzhen, China. 

Graduate News

WASHINGTON DC DIPLOMATIC RECEPTION

Queen’s graduates living and working in Washington DC joined with a delegation from the University for a private reception at the home of NI Bureau Director Norman Houston.

Research

‘FORBIDDEN PLANET’ FOUND IN ‘NEPTUNIAN DESERT’

A rogue exoplanet three times the size of Earth – so rare it has been nicknamed ‘The Forbidden Planet’ – has been discovered by a team of astronomers which includes researchers from Queen’s.

Research

QUEEN’S RESEARCHER HIGHLIGHTS GLOBAL CANCER INEQUALITIES

Dean of Education in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, Professor Mark Lawler, is to call on High Income Countries to do more to address global cancer treatment disparities at a major US conference.

Research

QUEEN’S RESEARCHERS HELP IMPROVE MATERNAL HEALTH IN DEVELOPING WORLD

Researchers from the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine at Queen’s are hoping to improve the neonatal mortality rate in Malawi in south-eastern Africa, thanks to support from the McClay Foundation.

International

QUEEN’S GLOBAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME STUDENTS VISIT TORONTO

Twenty-five Global Leadership Programme students from across Queen’s three faculties are visiting Toronto, Canada, where they have met with the University’s alumni and leading companies with Northern Ireland connections.  

Graduate News

50 YEARS ON SINCE GRADUATION – GEOGRAPHY CLASS REUNION

Geography graduates from Canada, Europe, the UK and Ireland - who were students during the time of The Beatles, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Moon race - returned to Queen’s earlier this year to mark a significant anniversary for those who graduated between 1968 and 1970.

Research

RESEARCH TEAM DEVELOPING EMPATHIC CARS OF THE FUTURE

Do you get stressed in traffic? What if your car could pick up on your emotions and make your driving environment better? Two Queen’s graduates are helping to develop machines of the future which will react to human emotions.

 

Research

GLAUCOMA SCREENING COULD SAVE THREE MILLION YEARS OF BLINDNESS IN CHINA

Novel findings from Queen’s researchers could change the future of glaucoma healthcare in the world’s most largely populated country.



University News

FORMER TAOISEACH, BERTIE AHERN DELIVERS HARRI HOLKERI LECTURE

Talking in a packed Canada Room/Council Chamber at Queen’s, former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern called on local politicians to get power-sharing back on track in a lecture entitled Peace Process - In light of Brexit Issues.

Research News

ECIT TO BUILD 5 STRONG TEAM TO DEVELOP MOBILE NETWORK CONCEPT

A researcher in ECIT – the University’s Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology – has been awarded a major grant by UK Research and Innovation as part of the Future Leaders Fellowships scheme.

University News 

CYBER SECURITY EXPERT APPOINTED TO UK AI COUNCIL

One of Europe’s leading cyber security experts, Professor Máire O'Neill from the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Queen's, has been appointed to a top UK AI body.

 

Health

QUEEN’S NAMED AMONG ‘NATION’S LIFESAVERS’

Medical researchers at Queen’s who have developed a rapid test for meningitis that speeds up diagnosis, have been recognised for their exceptional contribution to keeping the nation healthy.

Graduate News

Queen's Graduate, Andrew Tohill, makes it onto the big screen with The Dig

Queen's University Belfast Film studies graduate, Andrew Tohill, has made it onto the big screen with new film The Dig, which he directed and filmed with his twin brother, Ryan Tohill, a Belfast duo who have worked on Game of Thrones, Line of Duty, The Fall and 2013 feature, Philomena.



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Graduate News

Graduate is first woman in US to receive prestigious psychoanalysis award

Rosemary M Balsam, MB Bch BAO, 1963, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst at Yale University, has been awarded the Mary S. Sigourney Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.



Graduate News

BELFAST WRITER AWARDED ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON FELLOWSHIP

Queen’s graduate Bernard McLaverty, BA 1974, has been awarded a prestigious Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship by the Scottish Book Trust.

Philanthropy

ULSTER GAA TO SUPPORT PROSTATE RESEARCH AT CCRCB THROUGHOUT 2019/20

Ulster GAA will be ‘Supporting Prostate Cancer Research’ at Queen’s University during this year's Ulster Championships and throughout 2019-2020.

 

University News

FIRST TEDx EVENT AT QUEEN’S TAKEs PLACE today!

A range of innovative themes and ‘ideas worth spreading’ are to be showcased at Queen’s today as part of the University’s first ever TEDx event.

Graduate News

BACHELOR OF MUSIC 70TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

A limited number of tickets are still available for a major Music reunion at Queen’s taking place in June for BMus graduates of all years.

Research

MAJOR STUDY INTO EXPERIENCES OF OLDER CRIME VICTIMS

Older victims of crime have revealed their concerns about the criminal justice system as part of a major new study carried out by Queen’s academics. 

University News

NATHALIE TROTT APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS AT QUEEN’S

Cambridge double graduate and current DCU Educational Trust CEO Nathalie Trott, is to be the new Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Queen’s.



PHILANTHROPY

HELEN’S BAY LADIES SUPPORT OVARIAN CANCER

Ovarian Cancer research in the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology at Queen’s, has received a gift of £6,000 from the ladies of Helen’s Bay Golf Club.



Graduate News 

QUEEN’S GRADUATE APPOINTED INDEPENDENT REVIEWER OF CRIMINAL RECORD CERTIFICATES

Ms Caroline Conway, a Queen’s 2001 LLB graduate, has taken up the role of Independent Reviewer of Criminal Record Certificates.



Research

MAN-MADE STRUCTURES PROVIDE FEEDING HOTSPOTS FOR SEABIRDS

Seabirds may be benefitting from man-made constructions in tidal streams which mix up the water column and change local flow dynamics, making potential prey more accessible to foragers.

Graduate News

‘GAME OF THRONES’ – BRINGING THE SEVEN KINGDOMS OF WESTEROS TO LIFE

As Game of Thrones reaches the beginning of the end, we hear from some of the Queen’s graduates who have been involved in bringing the most famous show on earth to life.

Health

PIONEERING POTENTIALLY LIFE-CHANGING OESOPHAGEAL CANCER TEST

Queen’s researchers are helping to pioneer a new, potentially life-changing test, to determine the most appropriate chemotherapy for those patients with early stage oesophageal cancer.

Graduate and Student News

GRADUATE & STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2019 – NOMINATIONS DEADLINE TUESDAY 7 MAY

The call for nominations for this year’s prestigious Graduate and Student of the Year Awards has gone out, with the closing date for entries set for 7 May.  

Research

SCIENTISTS CHART HISTORY OF DYNAMIC GREENLAND ICE SHEET FOR FIRST TIME

In the first study of its kind, Queen’s researchers have provided an unprecedented insight into the Greenland Ice Sheet over the last 2.7 million years.



Society

ENERGY TRANSITION AND CLIMATE RESILIENCE COMMISSION FOR BELFAST

An initiative seeking to increase engagement with the public, private and third sectors in tackling climate change – led by researchers at Queen’s – has been extended to Belfast.

 

Association News

OUTSTANDING ARTS, HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES STUDENTS AWARDED QGA SCHOLARSHIPS

Two talented postgraduate students have been presented with scholarships by the QGA at the Association's annual President’s Drinks Reception held at First Trust Bank.

university News

LECTURER WINS TWO AWARDS FOR BOOK ON LATE MEDIEVAL IRELAND

Queen’s academic picks up two major awards for her book on the cultural interactions of the Irish and English in Ireland.

Research

GRADUATE COLLABORATES WITH MCAVOY GROUP ON GROUND-BREAKING OFFSITE HOUSING SOLUTION

New homes built offsite in a factory before being transported to their final location, could be the solution to the housing crisis – thanks to The McAvoy Group and to Queen’s graduate Hung Phung Quang.



University News

QUEEN’S ANNOUNCES HONORARY PROFESSORSHIPS

The former Taoiseach and 2008 Honorary Queen’s Graduate Bertie Ahern is among those who have been awarded Honorary Professorships by Queen’s University.

Health

QUEEN’S OFFICIALLY OPENS PRECISION MEDICINE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

A new laboratory boasting the latest state-of-the-art technology has been officially opened at Queen’s, marking the dawn of a new era in medicine in Northern Ireland and beyond.

University News

NATIONAL MUSEUMS NI AND QUEEN'S UNITE FOR RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS

A collaboration between National Museums NI, Queen's and UU is seeking to improve public awareness of research and collections through a series of education, outreach and cultural programmes.

Philanthropy

CCRCB NAMED UFU PRESIDENT’S CHARITY 2019

The Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology at Queen’s – where researchers are finding new ways to advance and tackle cancer care – has been selected as the Ulster Farmers’ Union President’s Charity for 2019.

Graduate News

QUEEN'S ALUMNA APPOINTED NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIR OF NI BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE

A Queen’s graduate with a background in transportation and governance experience in the public and private sectors, has been appointed Chair of the NI Blood Transfusion Service.  



Research

JOURNEYING BEYOND WESTEROS PROJECT TO BLAZE NEW MEDIEVAL TOURIST TRAIL

Visitors from across the world will be introduced to Northern Ireland’s rich medieval history – used as locations for Game of Thrones – thanks to a new heritage project involving Queen’s researchers.  

Student News

HSF SUPPORTS OVERSEAS MEDICAL ELECTIVES FOR QUEEN’S STUDENTS

Representatives of the Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF) visited Queen’s University recently to hand over the second instalment of £10,000 in support of medical student electives.

 

Health

GROUND-BREAKING WAY TO TREAT SIGHT-THREATENING EYE DISEASES

The latest research from Queen’s University Belfast could enable the creation of new and better treatments for a number of sight-threatening eye diseases -and even make things better for those who suffer a heart attack.

Student News

M&S ANNOUNCES STUDENT PLACEMENT PROGRAMME

Marks & Spencer’s CEO, Steve Rowe, has announced a new placement programme, which will enable Queen’s students to work with the M&S food technical team in building supply chain resilience.



University

ACADEMICS NAMED 2019 ISLAND OF IRELAND EISENHOWER FELLOWS

Two distinguished academics from Queen’s have been selected by Eisenhower Fellowships for a prestigious US leadership programme.



 

University

THESIS DIGITISATION PROJECT AT THE LIBRARY

The Library at Queen’s is delighted to announce that it is undertaking an exciting initiative of retrospectively digitising theses of the University.

Research

SUN’S MAGNETIC FIELD IS TEN TIMES STRONGER THAN PREVIOUSLY BELIEVED

Luck, and favourable conditions, have combined to enable a team of researchers to determine the strength of the magnetic field of a solar flare with unprecedented accuracy.

 

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University News

MEET QUEEN’S HONORARY GRADUATES – CLASS OF 2019

Details of the 18 individuals who are to receive honorary degrees during this year’s summer and winter graduation weeks at Queen’s in July and December have been named.

Health

QUEEN’S RESEARCH SHOWS SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE LINKED TO 70,000 DEATHS PER YEAR IN THE UK

Growing evidence suggests that prolonged sedentary behaviour, prevalent among adults, increases the risk of several chronic health conditions and is linked to 70,000 deaths each year.

Student News

BELFAST CHARITABLE SOCIETY SUPPORTS QUEEN’S STUDENTS

Two long established local charities – the Belfast Charitable Society and the Barbour Fund – are empowering new opportunities for students at Queen’s.

 

Research

LIFE IN THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE: HOW FISH NEED JELLIES MORE THAN WE THOUGHT

Researchers at Queen’s School of Biological Sciences have discovered that jellyfish, once seen primarily as a predator, may also provide important food and shelter to young fish.

 

Sport

QUEEN’S HONOURS HEROES OF FIRST SIGERSON CUP SUCCESS

At a gala event at Riddel Hall at the University, Queen’s GAA recently honoured the surviving members of victorious Class of 1959 team that won the University’s – and Northern Ireland’s – first Sigerson Cup.

University News

LINKS and An-Najah University to collaborate on Early Childhood Development programmes

Queen’s has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with An-Najah National University, the largest university in Palestine, to work together on early childhood development.

Environment

GOOD ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTISES ARE GOOD FOR QUEEN’S AND FOR NORTHERN IRELAND!

Staff at the Development and Alumni Relations Office at Queen’s University are doing their bit to promote good environmental practices and reduce our carbon impact.

Student News

SANTANDER SUPPORTS QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY WOMEN FOOTBALL TALENT IN GETTING AHEAD(ER)

A Queen’s undergraduate with a passion for football has been spending three days at the Nou Camp in Barcelona, home of footballing legend Lionel Messi.



Graduate and Student News

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF QUEEN’S GRADUATE AND STUDENT AWARDS

A stellar line-up of former winners of the prestigious First Trust Bank Queen’s Graduate and Student of the Year Awards will gather at the University this week, to mark 20 years since their launch in 1999.



University News

Norma Sinte announces retirement

After 19 years supporting and leading the University's major fundraising initiatives, Director of Development and Alumni Relations Norma Sinte is to retire at the end of March. 

Research

QUEEN’S SCIENTISTS TAKE THEIR RESEARCH TO WESTMINSTER

Two Queen’s researchers, shortlisted from hundreds of applicants, went to Parliament this week, to take part in an Exhibition of Posters by early-career research scientists, engineers and mathematicians.

 

Student News

£150,000 TO IMPROVE STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

An innovative new pilot project will see £150,000 set aside for mental health services for students in Belfast who are studying at Queen’s and Ulster universities.

Graduate News

‘AN ENGINEER IMAGINES’ – MARCUS ROBINSON’S TRIBUTE TO PETER RICE

Photographer, painter, filmmaker and Queen’s Honorary Graduate Marcus Robinson, pays cinematic homage to Peter Rice, innovative structural engineer and celebrated Queen’s engineering graduate.  



Health

RESEARCHERS MAKE CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE BREAKTHROUGH 

Queen’s scientists have discovered that targeting a specific enzyme can significantly reduce inflammation, lung damage and mucus obstruction, which could improve the lives of people with Cystic Fibrosis and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

 

Graduate News

QUEEN’S GRADUATE NAMED IN TIMEWISE POWER 50 AWARDS

Diageo Director and Queen’s alumna Belinda Brown has been named in the 2019 Power 50 Awards – the annual list that celebrates the most outstanding senior business figures in the UK who work flexibly.



Science

€3.2M INVESTMENT TO TRAIN 20 FUTURE LEADERS AND INNOVATORS AT QUEEN’S

Twenty interdisciplinary PhD Early Stage Researchers are now tackling the latest global issues at Queen’s as part of SPaRK – a unique doctoral training programme.

Society

BRITISH-IRISH RELATIONS AFTER BREXIT?

Queen’s Professor Emeritus Adrian Guelke – writing in TheDetail – looks at the history of the Anglo-Irish relationship through the prism of the current Brexit debate.  

Engineering 

QUEEN'S HELPING ROLLS-ROYCE DEVELOP AIRCRAFT ENGINES OF TOMORROW

A longstanding partnership between Queen’s University and Rolls-Royce – one of the world’s leading industrial technology companies – is looking at how changes to future aircraft will be reflected in the engines it makes.

Health

QUEEN’S PROJECT TO SUPPORT CANCER PATIENTS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS

A major project aimed at reducing uncertainty about cancer and its treatments and teaching self-care strategies for symptom management to patients and their carers, has received funding from the EU Horizon programme.  



Health

QUEEN'S HOSTS ‘BREXIT, MEDICINE AND BEYOND' EVENT

At an event held this week at Queen’s, Presidents of the Royal Medical Colleges in Ireland, England and Scotland have warned politicians that patient safety and access to cross-border healthcare must be protected as Brexit looms.

 

University News

SCIENCE SHOP CELEBRATES 30 YEARS AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY BELFAST AND ULSTER UNIVERSITY

A 30-year partnership which has contributed valuable research expertise and enabled knowledge transfer into numerous community and voluntary sector projects, was celebrated today Queen’s and UU.

Engineering

QUEEN’S ADVANCED MANUFACTURING EXPERTISE ON SHOW AT BELFAST CONFERENCE

Delegates from leading food, pharmaceutical, medical, chemical, electronics and engineering manufacturing sectors – including from Queen’s University – attended a major manufacturing and supply chain conference held earlier this month.

Science

QUEEN’S HOSTS OVER 30 EVENTS AS PART OF THis year's NI SCIENCE FESTIVAL

The 2019 NI Science Festival, which will showcase science through a range of activities focusing on engineering, health and research, robotics, space, the natural world and even sports science, will include over 30 events at Queen’s.



Technology

THREE LEADING QUEEN’S RESEARCHERS RECOGNISED IN GLOBAL MOBILE AWARDS

Three out of the five finalists at the forthcoming Mobile World Scholar Challenge in Barcelona are from ECIT – the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology at Queen’s.  

University

ASTROPHYSICS EXPERT HONOURED WITH A ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY GOLD MEDAL

A Queen’s global leader in astronomy who has led innovative international projects that survey the sky to find supernovae and exploding stars, has received an RIA Gold Medal.

RESEARCH

QUEEN’S RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS SYSTEM FLAW IN MALE-DOMINATED SURGERY

In the UK and Australasia only 11% of consultant surgeons are women, despite the fact that almost 60% of medical students are female. The latest research from Queen’s provides an insight into some of the possible reasons.

Science

INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM DISCOVERS ‘SUPER-EARTH’ COLLISION OUTSIDE OUR SOLAR SYSTEM

Scientists at Queen’s Astrophysics Research Centre – as part of an international consortium – have discovered a ‘super-Earth’ planet likely to have been involved in a giant collision outside our solar system.

 

Science

QUEEN’S RECEIVES £4M TO TRAIN NEXT GENERATION OF EXPERTS IN DATA STORAGE

£4 million has been awarded to Queen’s and the University of Glasgow to tackle the challenges presented by increasing quantities of data in today's society.

 

University News

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR

Queen’s graduates are being invited to submit their nominations for the role of Chancellor of the University, following the passing of Dr Thomas J Moran in August of last year.  

Graduate News

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF QFT; CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF PETER RICE

As Queen’s Film Theatre gears up to celebrate the life of one of Queen’s most eminent engineering alumni of the last century, one lucky graduate will win a commemorative souvenir book covering the first 50 years of QFT.

Queen's Foundation

QUEEN'S DONORS AND VOLUNTEERS MAKE A HUGE IMPACT

Donor News – the review of philanthropic support during 2017/18 – is on its way to the numerous donors and volunteers who have supported the University in the last 12 months and whose contributions make a huge impact on life at Queen’s.

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Research

FAMILY HISTORY INSPIRES QUEEN’S RESEARCHER TO TACKLE OESOPHAGEAL CANCER

Inspired to work in medical research after several family members were diagnosed with cancer, Dr Helen Coleman has been awarded over £855,000 from Cancer Research UK for her work on oesophageal cancer.

RESEARCH

QUEEN’S ACADEMIC JOINS £3.5M RESEARCH NETWORK TO SUPPORT UK TRANSITION TO A LOW-CARBON ECONOMY

John Barry, Professor of Green Political Economy at Queen’s, is to take part in P-CAN, a collaborative project which aims to help the UK meet the requirements of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change.

Science

RESEARCH SUGGESTS THE VIKINGS BROUGHT LEPROSY TO IRELAND

The latest joint study by a number of researchers in leading UK universities, including Queen’s, has found that Vikings brought leprosy to Ireland during medieval times.



University News

UNIVERSITY SHORTLISTED FOR THREE NATIONAL DIVERSITY AWARDS

Queen’s University has been shortlisted in three categories in the third annual Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala & Awards which will take place in April.




University News

QUEEN'S NAMED WORLD'S TOP ONLINE UNIVERSITY BRAND FOR 2017–18

The World 100 Reputation Network has ranked Queen’s University Belfast the top university online brand at a time when many universities around the world are struggling to look or sound different.

Graduate News

GRADUATE IS NEW CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER AT HORIBA MIRA

Queen’s Mechanical Engineering graduate Graeme Stewart has joined the senior executive team of HORIBA MIRA, a leading UK automotive engineering and development consultancy.

 

International

XIN NIAN KUAI LE - HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!

As the world welcomes in the Year of the Pig, Queen's University Development and Alumni Relations Office would like to wish all our Chinese graduates, staff, students, friends and connections a very happy and prosperous Chinese New Year!

 

University

QUEEN’S RE-AFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL CHARTER

Just over one year on since its launch, Queen’s has re-affirmed its commitment to the principles outlined in the University’s Social Charter.

Health

QUEEN’S TO LEAD VITAL RESEARCH INTO INCURABLE LUNG CONDITION

A major landmark study led by Queen’s is seeking to find out more about the very early stages of COPD and to identify those most at risk of developing what is a severe disease.

Research

QUEEN’S DEVELOPS TEST TO DETECT DISEASE AND INFECTION THAT COULD SAVE TIME, MONEY AND LIVES

A new test developed by researchers at Queen’s, which has the potential to identify certain diseases quicker than ever, is expected to save time, money and possibly lives.

Graduate News

‘STREET PHOTOGRAPHY’ – AN EXHIBITION BY TUCK GOH

The next photographic exhibition by Queen’s medical graduate Tuck Goh, is set to open in Belfast City Hospital on Thursday 17 January.

Health 

QUEEN’S PART OF CONSORTIUM AWARDED €6.1M TO ADDRESS FERTILITY ISSUES

€6.1m has been awarded to Queen’s and a partnership of 11 international universities to develop a test to identify harmful chemicals that affect female fertility. 



Graduate News

WELCOME CENTRE FREE GIFT PROMOTION FOR QAO MEMBERS

Join Queen's Alumni Online (QAO), the University's graduate e-network, and claim your free gift when making a purchase from Queen's Welcome Centre – that’s in addition to your 10% graduate discount!




Graduate News

GRADUATES ENHANCE PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL EXPERTISE AT WHITE INK

Two Queen’s Architecture graduates working at an award-winning firm in Belfast have completed their registration with the Royal Institute of British Architects.

 

Technology 

RESEARCHERS DESIGN COMPUTING SYSTEM TO REDUCE DELAYS ON SMART DEVICES

Queen’s researchers in ECIT have designed an innovative computing system that can reduce delays on smart devices, easing pressure on ‘The Cloud’.  



Graduate News

QUEEN’S GRADUATES SCOOP UK’S FOURTH-LARGEST LOTTERY PRIZE!

What a start it was to 2019 for Queen’s graduates Patrick and Frances Connolly, who scooped £114.9m on the EuroMillions Lottery!

 

Cybersecurity

CYBERSECURITY EXPERT WINS PRESTIGIOUS BLAVATNIK AWARD

Queen’s cybersecurity expert Professor Máire O’Neill has been awarded a US$30,000 Blavatnik Award in recognition of her world-class reputation for research and invention in the field of hi-tech hardware security.

University News

QUEEN’S WELCOMES TÁNAISTE SIMON COVENEY

The Tánaiste Simon Coveney T.D., Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister, has delivered a keynote public lecture at Queen’s which addressed Brexit, the ‘backstop’ and future relations between the EU and the UK.    

University News

NEW REGISTRAR AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER APPOINTED

The University’s next Registrar and Chief Operating Officer is to be Joanne Clague, who will join Queen’s from University of Manchester in April.

Business

RETAIL TECHNOLOGY FIRM PÉARLAÍ ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH QMS

Queen’s Management School has teamed up with County Down technology firm Péarlaí to help identify and reward loyal customers through a real time tracking fob.



Graduate News

MEET GRADUATE FLORENCE MADDEN – CONSULTANT, AUTHOR, TRAINER

Management development consultant Florence Madden – BSSc 1981, Economic History – who published her first book last year, is currently working on a follow-up.

University News

NEW YEAR’S HONOURS FOR QUEEN’S STAFF

Five members of Queen’s University staff received recognition for their contributions and service to education at Queen's and to the community in the 2019 New Year’s Honours.

 

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