World Social Work Day QUB 19th March

An Invitation from the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work

to join us in celebrating

World Social Work Day

Wednesday 19th March, 2014

Lanyon Building Great Hall

1pm to 2.30 pm

An interactive workshop on international practices in creative social work facilitated by

 Dr Elisabeth Grønning (using Puppetry)


Assistant Professor Jan Storø (using Film)

Oslo and Akershus University College, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work, Child Welfare and Social Policy, Oslo, Norway

The Transition between the Known and the Unknown

Together with the participants the facilitators will undertake reflections on transition, and how important it is that children and youth actually understand what is happening in transitions – from the everyday ones, to the more difficult ones we will meet in social work situation (Leaving home going into foster care, Dad will have to go to prison, visiting dad /mum in prison, moving to an institution just to mention some examples.). The aesthetical methods can help to make a situation understandable and to create both safety and a common “language” for a child /youth to express themselves.  A puppet play, a song or the theme from a film can help to create a common focus for the child and the social worker). Participant in the workshop will be given the opportunity to try the aesthetical methods, like puppets/figures, play, song, music, film and experience how they can be social pedagogic tools. Together with the participants we will work with the method “Reflecting Team”  – and explore how the methods can be transferred to social work. Participants will work with cases and their own experiences, using aesthetical methods like puppets, songs, music and text.

To RSVP contact

Reporting Bad Practice Across Professions’

After a highly successful event on Transforming Your Care in October, which received very positive feedback, we are holding our second event of this academic year on 24th March at 6pm entitled ‘Reporting Bad Practice Across Professions’, exploring what issues around this important and controversial topic. We are delighted to welcome the Patient Client Council, Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland, General Medical Council, NI Social Care Council and the Royal College of Nursing to this event.

We are also privileged to welcome Niall Dickson, Chief Executive and Registrar at the General Medical Council and Heather Moorhead, Director of NICON to this exciting event.

A poster is attached, providing further information. Electronic Certificates of Attendance will be provided to all attendees and refreshments will be provided.

You must book your place at the link below in order to attend this event. PLACES ARE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS AND ARE LIMITED. BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. You can book your place at:

Feel free to forward this email and poster on to anyone you think may be interested in attending this event.

If you require further information on the Forum or on this event please email If you are looking to boost your CV we are looking for committee members – visit our website at for more information.

Kind Regards

Adam Dalby
Chair, QHLF
on behalf of the 2013-14 Committee
F: qubhealthcareleaders
T: @qubhealthleader

Brussels (Careers in Europe) Tour

Brussels (Careers in Europe) Tour

Dissemination Event on  Wed 19 FEB 2014                                 

‘Drop-in’ 12-3pm in Careers Resources room    

Student Guidance Centre  

Format:                Students & staff ‘Drop-in’ across the 3 hours to:

·         network with Tour students,

·         learn about the application process for Tour 2014 (9th June for one week)

·         pick up the brochures created by Tour students

·         Refreshments provided!



This is a chance to hear about opportunities in high profile institutions such as the EU Parliament and Commission, Multi-national employers e.g. Oxfam and Dow Chemical and IBEC graduate programmes – find out more about careers in Europe.

Open to registered students of Queen’s University studying Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.  Students should ideally have some language proficiency and be interested in internships and graduate

Volunteer Week 2014 24th -28th Feb

Student Volunteer Week 2014

Student Volunteer Week is back at Queen’s Students’ Union for 2014!

Come along to our launch event to hear from a number of guest speakers who include:

Tony Gallagher, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Queen’s

Wendy Osborne, Representative from Volunteer Now

Hilary Hanbury, Business in The Community

Rachel Ennis, Citibank


See how you can make a difference in your local community or for a worthwhile cause!

Develop your skills and experience, add to your CV and have fun!


All staff and students of Queen’s welcome!

For a full list of events in Student Volunteer Week 2014, see below:





Sign up?

Alzheimer’s NI – Creating Dementia Friendly Communities

24 Feb 2014


Enterprise SU, SU

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Positive Futures – Volunteering opportunities

24 Feb 2014


Enterprise SU, SU

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DePaul Ireland – What is Harm Reduction?

24 Feb 2014


Enterprise SU, SU

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Praxis – Reducing the social isolation caused by mental ill health

24 Feb 2014


Enterprise SU, SU

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QURC – Disaster Relief and Emergency Response

25 Feb 2014


Enterprise SU, SU

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Workshop: Student Led Volunteering (RAG, Enactus, QURC and Volunteer Now)

26 Feb 2014


Enterprise SU, SU

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Friends of the Earth – Energy Democracy

26 Feb 2014


Enterprise SU, SU

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Guide Dogs – Leading the Way: How you can play an active role in giving the gift of independence to people who are blind & partially sighted.

26 Feb 2014


Enterprise SU, SU

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Marie Curie – Moments That Matter

27 Feb 2014


Clubrooms 3 & 4, SU

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Cancer Focus – Supporting local families

27 Feb 2014


Clubrooms 3 & 4, SU

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Barnardos Workshop – Preventing Child Sexual Exploitation

27 Feb 2014


Enterprise SU, SU

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Fundraising, Hosted by Nurture Africa

27 Feb 2014


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Curating Paintings with the Naughton Gallery

28 Feb 2014


Enterprise SU, SU

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                            Do you have questions about Student Volunteer Week – Launch Event?                                  Contact Enterprise SU

Celebration World Social Work Day

World Social Work Day 2014 – Come and hear about social work success within the Voluntary Sector


World Social Work Day is an opportunity for social workers to celebrate their profession and the contribution they make every day supporting, enabling and protecting people in our community.


You are invited to come along to an event and hear about the important contribution that the voluntary sector makes to social work

Wednesday 12th March 2014

12pm – 2pm

Bryson House, Bedford Street, Belfast (sandwich lunch provided)


Please see the invitation attached and circulate this  email to colleagues

Learning and Development Services and Workshops

Week 3 – 18th February 2014 Essay Writing: The Essentials

Week 4 – 25th February 2014 Referencing: Harvard

Week 5 – 4th March 2014 Referencing: Footnotes including Vancouver

Week 6 – 11th March 2014 Critical Reading and Writing

Week 7 – 18th March 2014 Presentation Skills

Week 8 – 25th March 2014 Undergraduate Dissertations

Week 9 – 1st April 2014 Report Writing

Week 10 – 29th April 2014 Literature Review

Week 11 – 6th May 2014 Reflective Writing

Week 12 – 13th May 2014 Exam Preparation

Comparing Community Organisation and Development Perspectives: Cologne and Belfast

Comparing Community Organisation and Development Perspectives:

Cologne, Germany and Belfast, United Kingdom


Thursday 13th February, 2014

Venue: Lanyon Building, Room 0G/054

Time: 12.30  to 2.00pm

Pizza and drinks will be served

This session is open to social work practitioners, community workers, academics and students.


The session will be co-facilitated by Janine Beier, Lecturer in Social Work, Cologne University of Applied Science (Master of Arts in Comparative European Social Studies, London Metropolitan University, Diploma in Social Work, Cologne University of Applied Science) and Dr Janet Carter Anand, Lecturer, Queen’s University Belfast.


Janine’s teaching interests include methods of social work especially in the field of community work, community organising and development. Over the past two years she has been actively involved in developing and promoting opportunities for students to establish common community projects with social welfare, non-government and governmental organisations. Janine will introduce the discussion by outlining her particular theoretical concept of community work and provide examples of community work in the Cologne area.


RSVP by Tuesday 11th February,  

(Please include your car registration number if you require parking)

Age NI Dementia Ambassador

My Life, My Way

Become an Age NI Dementia Ambassador

As an Age NI Dementia Ambassador, you will:

Learn new skills

Feel great about making a positive and life changing difference

Learn and share your knowledge about related services and activities in the local area and how to access them.

Age NI will provide you with on-going training and guidance, one-to-one

support, out-of-pocket expenses and firsthand insight into the ageing and

dementia process.

If you’re interested in volunteering as an Age NI Dementia Ambassador, or to

refer someone to the service, please contact Mandy Wilson

(Northern Trust area)


0743 658 1438 or email or Rachel Moorhead

(Belfast Trust)

on 0743 658 1437 or email


Work Experience and Placement Fair (for students)

Work Experience and Placement Fair

Wednesday 5th Febuary 2014

11am to 3pm Whitla Hall

Queen’s University Belfast



To access year out and summer placements, vacation jobs, voluntary opportunities and work and study abroad options.

Allstate NI

Almac Group

Alzheimer’s Society

B/E Aerospace

Belfast City Council

Belfast City Sightseeing

British Council

Bryson Charitable Group


Camlin Technologies

Careers, Employability & Skills

- CES: Degree Plus

- CES: Insight into Management

- CES: Internationalise Your Degree

- CES: Science Shop

- CES: Student Jobshop

- CES: Study Tours

Childline NI



Depaul Ireland

Dow Chemical Company

East Belfast Community Development Agency



GCD Technologies

Grant Thornton

Jaguar Land Rover

KANA Software

Keystone Lintels


Leonard Cheshire Disability

Macmillan Cancer Support

Moy Park

National Trust

Norbrook Laboratories

Project Children

Projects Abroad


Queen’s Sports

Queen’s Students’ Union

Raleigh International

Randox Laboratories



Seven Technologies

TEFL Courses Ireland

Terex GB

Ulster Wildlife


US-NI Mentorship Program

Voluntary Service International

Waterways Ireland