Queen's University Belfast

Big Data Saves Lives

Mark Lawler | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Tech
Mark Lawler

But what use is information on the genetic make-up of the patient's cancer, if we can't link it to their individual clinical information? Surely we need all information linked together in order to reveal previously unknown causes of cancer and use that collective intelligence to develop new diagnostic tests or effective treatments?

Rice-Based Foods For Babies And Toddlers Found To Contain Dangerous Levels Of Arsenic

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Parents

Nearly 75% of rice-based foods marketed for babies and young children in the UK contain dangerously high levels of arsenic, according to a new study. ...

High School Accused Of 'Slut-Shaming' Students Over 'Offensive' Prom Dress Code

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A US high school has been accused of “slut-shaming” female students over its guidelines for prom dresses. Pupils at Stanton College Prep School i...

Rowdy Northern Irish Students Could Be Expelled Over St Patrick's Day Revelry

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Belfast students involved in anti-social behaviour on St Patrick’s Day could be expelled, universities have warned. The announcement follows a seri...

PhD Students Paid Less Than Minimum Wage Are Turning To Sex Work

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

PhD students at Queen’s University Belfast are paid less than minimum wage and some are turning to sex work as a result, a report has claimed. Many...

Students Have Been Sold a Lie Over Tuition Fees: It's Time to Reclaim Our Education

Bradley Allsop | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

Higher education reform under the Conservatives has been largely passed by sneaky secondary legislation that pre-empts debate, circumnavigating democratic deliberation to push through undemocratic and ill-thought out proposals. If these reforms are truly the best thing for universities and students alike, as we're consistently told they are, why has our government been so keen to sneak them in the back door, instead of singing them from the rooftops?

Jack Sommers

Why An Independent Scotland Could Turn Northern Ireland Into 'A Ticking Time Bomb'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Resurfacing 'old demons'. 'A ticking time bomb'. People have made stark predictions of what Scottish independence could mean for Northern Ireland,...

REVEALED: The UK's Top Political Universities

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Want to study a political course, or simply keen to get involved in campaigning or debating while you're at uni? Luckily, a survey by Which? has re...

Student Conference-Gate.

Aisling Gallagher | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Aisling Gallagher

Throughout the UK, our students' unions democratic structures are being attacked, more often by their university rather than their elected student officers. It's time to tell QUBSU that they can't simply ignore the rules.

Student Activism - Belfast, London and Beyond

Aisling Gallagher | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Aisling Gallagher

The next few weeks will be pivotal for the future of student activism within QUBSU, Belfast, ULU and London. We will not let them abolish our unions, nor will we let them sell our unions bit by bit to private companies, which may as well be the same thing.