DUA Marks 35th Anniversary

On Friday 27th of April 2007 the Democratic Unionist Association held a 35th Anniversary Dinner in the Great Hall at Queen’s. A large crowd of both students and alumni were in attendance to mark this momentous milestone in the Association’s history. Many senior DUP figures were present including MLAs Jimmy Spratt, Peter Weir, Jim Wells, Michelle Mc Ilveen and Simon Hamilton. Ian Paisley Junior MLA was the guest speaker on the evening and spoke amusingly of his time at Queen’s and experiences in student politics.

About Us

The DUA are the youth wing of the Democratic Unionist Party at Queen’s University, Belfast. As the largest political association on campus we provide a unifying force for all those who subscribe to traditional Unionist values.

As well as our primary political role, we also cater for the social needs of our members and organise a wide variety of activities throughout the year.

The Association was formed in 1972 and has seen many future politicians go through its ranks. Past members have been elected to all levels of government including the European Parliament, Westminster, Stormont and Local Councils.

What the Democratic Unionist Association stand for:

UNITY: To provide a unifying force for the pro-Union community at Queen’s

PROMOTE: To promote and advance the interests of Unionism within the University and Students’ Union

EQUALITY: To ensure that all students at Queen’s are treated fairly regardless of religion, race, gender or political opinion

The DUP’s objectives are:

– to secure, uphold and maintain Northern Ireland as an integral part of the United Kingdom

– to impose and maintain the rule of law in Northern Ireland so that all citizens are not only equal under the law but equally subject to it

– to devise and urge a policy of social betterment and equal opportunity for all sections of the community in the economic, educational and social welfare spheres


Party Websites:

Democratic Unionist Party
DUP YouTube Channel
DUP Twitter

University Sites:

Queen’s Homepage


Hello and welcome to the website of The Queen’s University of Belfast Democratic Unionist Association.

We hope you will enjoy our website and, if a student at Queen’s, consider joining with us as we seek to provide a unifying force for Unionism at the University.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us at queensdua@hotmail.com

Association Officers

Officers for 2010/11

Chairman: Mark Wallace

Deputy Chair: David Brooks

Secretary: James Mills

Events Secretary: Richard Cameron

Treasurer: Emma McIlveen

Chief Whip: Jonathan Clarke

Chaplain: William Ashenhurst

Press Officer: Graeme Wallace


The Rt. Hon. Peter Robinson MLA


The Rt. Hon. Nigel Dodds OBE MP

The Rt. Hon. Lord Bannside MLA

Jimmy Spratt MLA