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Queen’s University Belfast joins global university race

Posted in Teaching on January 10th, 2014 by steve

“Almost 6,000 people from across the world have signed up for the first Moocs – free massive online courses – at Queen’s University, Belfast …” (more)

[BBC News, 9 January]

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Belfast papers reveal fears over exodus of Protestant students in 1982

Posted in Governance and administration on December 27th, 2013 by steve

“British fears of a Protestant ‘brain drain’ from Northern Ireland in the early 1980s were discussed at a meeting between a Northern Ireland Office official and the vice-chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast, Sir Peter Froggat, in 1982, according to papers released in Belfast …” (more)

[Eamon Phoenix, Irish Times, 27 December]

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Queen’s Students: Support Staff Strike Action

Posted in Governance and administration on December 2nd, 2013 by steve

“Lecturers and support staff at Queen’s are on a one-day strike on the 3rd of December as part of industrial action across Higher Education in the UK …” (more)

[Tiarnán Ó Muilleoir, The Gown, 2 December]

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No blurred lines over free speech and Queen’s ban

Posted in Governance and administration on November 26th, 2013 by steve

“Well, at last someone has seen fit to draw the line … It’s easy to dismiss the decision of Queen’s University students’ union to ‘ban’ Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines as trendy playground politics …” (more)

[Gail Walker, Belfast Telegraph, 26 November]

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Line drawn at Queen’s Belfast as Blurred Lines is banned

Posted in Governance and administration on November 23rd, 2013 by steve

“… Blurred Lines, by Robin Thicke, will no longer be allowed to be played throughout the Students Union at Queens, including all bar/club venues, Queen’s Radio, cafés, Clubs and Societies events, external events and within commercial outlets …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 22 November]

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Northern universities braced for disruption as lecturers strike over pay

Posted in Governance and administration on November 1st, 2013 by steve

“Lecturers at the North’s two main universities have gone on strike in support of a pay claim. Further industrial action may follow if their call for better pay is not addressed, they have warned …” (more)

[Dan Keenan, Irish Times, 1 November]

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University staff stage strike over wages row

Posted in Governance and administration on November 1st, 2013 by steve

“Lectures, libraries and university services in Northern Ireland were cancelled or closed yesterday as staff staged a one-day national walkout in an ongoing row over pay …” (more)

[Claire Williamson, Belfast Telegraph, 1 November]

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Northern Ireland universities’ staff strike over pay

Posted in Governance and administration on October 31st, 2013 by steve

“Lecturers and support staff are on a one-day strike at Queen’s University and the University of Ulster in a dispute over pay and work loads …” (more)

[BBC News, 31 October]

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McClay Library at Queen’s University Belfast wins award

Posted in Governance and administration on October 29th, 2013 by steve

“The McClay Library at Queen’s University Belfast has won a UK-wide award for its architectural design and facilities …” (more)

[BBC News, 29 October]

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Queen’s University Belfast appoints new v-c

Posted in Governance and administration on October 12th, 2013 by steve

“Patrick Johnston is to replace Peter Gregson, the university’s former head, who stepped down at the end of July. Cancer expert Professor Johnston has led the development of Queen’s medical school and overseen the university’s Institute of Health Sciences …” (more)

[David Matthews, Times Higher Education, 11 October]

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Booze-free rooms just the tonic for Queen’s students

Posted in Governance and administration on August 26th, 2013 by steve

“… The shift of focus from booze to books is thought to be linked to a variety of factors, including increased diversity among the student population, the rising cost of living and the fact students are now spending up to £9,000 on fees each year …” (more)

[Amanda Ferguson and Joanne Sweeney, Belfast Telegraph, 26 August]

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Demand for Northern Ireland university places far outstrips availability

Posted in Fees and access on August 14th, 2013 by steve

“Employment and Learning Minister Stephen Farry says he will push for increased capacity at universities as hundreds of students scramble for places …” (more)

[Anna Maguire, Belfast Telegraph, 14 August]

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Queen’s 12th best university in UK

Posted in Governance and administration on August 13th, 2013 by steve

“Queen’s University Belfast is one of the top 15 universities in the UK, according to the National Student Survey (NSS) …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 13 August]

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Sir David Attenborough honoured by Queen’s University

Posted in Governance and administration on July 1st, 2013 by steve

“A veteran broadcaster, an Oscar-winning film director and a woman who plays a pivotal role in community development, have been honoured at ceremonies in Queen’s University, Belfast on Monday …” (more)

[BBC News, 1 July]

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Queen’s University to close campus on G8 summit weekend

Posted in Governance and administration on June 5th, 2013 by steve

“Queen’s University in Belfast has said it will close its campus on the weekend of the G8 summit in County Fermanagh …” (more)

[BBC News, 4 June]

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QUB Students Resist Privatisation of Union Jobs

Posted in Governance and administration on May 5th, 2013 by steve

“Over the past number of days, students at Queens University Belfast have been mobilising to prevent the privatisation of security positions at the Students Union …” (more)

[Seanín Ní Connalláin, Irish Student Left Online, 2 May]

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Queen’s £32m medical centre to create 400 jobs

Posted in Governance and administration on February 28th, 2013 by steve

“Four hundred jobs are being created during the construction of a £32m Centre for Experimental Medicine at Queen’s University in Belfast. Work is beginning on the site this week …” (more)

[BBC News, 28 February]

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New Appointment for Queen’s University Vice-Chancellor

Posted in Governance and administration on February 18th, 2013 by steve

“Professor Sir Peter Gregson, President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast has been appointed Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor of Cranfield University, the UK’s only all graduate university …” (more)

[Queen's University Belfast, 18 February]

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NI universities earn £100m through businesses links

Posted in Governance and administration on February 7th, 2013 by steve

“Universities in Northern Ireland earned more than £100m last year through links with businesses and the community. A report from the department of learning and employment said Queens University and the University of Ulster outperformed other parts of the UK …” (more)

[BBC News, 7 February]

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Lincoln: Academic describes role as historical consultant

Posted in Life on February 2nd, 2013 by steve

“A professor at Queen’s University in Belfast has been speaking about her role as a historical consultant on the new Lincoln movie …” (more)

[Peter Coulter, BBC News, 2 February]

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