Development & Alumni Relations Office


Queen's Graduates' Association (QGA)

About Us

The Queen's Graduates' Association (QGA) was established in April 2003, following the merger of the Queen's University Association (QUA) and the Queen's Women's Graduates Association (QWGA). The QUA was founded in 1927 to keep members in touch with one another and with Queen's.

Events and Activities

The Association organises a varied programme of activities including talks and visits (mainly in the Belfast area),  and University-focused events. The highlight of the year is the 'black tie' Charter Day Dinner (usually held in November/December) which regularly attracts 100-120 graduates and guests.

Visit our Events page for more on specific events.

Key Contacts (2015 - 2016)


Feargus McCauley


Liz Torrans

Honorary Secretary

Angela Kelly




Membership of the QGA costs just £10 per annum and is open to all graduates, final-year and postgraduate students and to academic/academic-related staff. The preferred method of payment is by Direct Debit and members are entitled to priority booking and discounted rates at most QGA events.

To join the QGA, please download and complete an application form and return it (together with your payment) to the address given.

Former (or lapsed) Association members wishing to renew for the current year can download a renewal form here.

The Queen's Women Graduates (QWG)

Queen's Women Graduates (QWG) is an integral part of the QGA and exists primarily to maintain links with the Graduate Women International, the Irish Federation of University Women and the University Women of Europe. The QWG shares a lively programme of local activities with the QGA and members participate regularly at European and international conferences.


Membership to the Perks programme is available to all alumni, with a special discounted price offered to QGA/QWG members.

Perks gives members hundreds of discounts in high street shops, hotels, days out and in restaurants in Northern Ireland and beyond. Click here to find out more and purchase your Perks card online.