University Partnerships

Community Affairs liaises with key internal and external stakeholders to promote community cohesion in the wider University area, and represents Queen’s on key partnership groups.

Residents Groups - Students living locally are also residents and are welcome to attend local resident group meetings.

Higher and Further Education Institutions – As students from different education institutions live locally and often share accommodation, Queen’s works in partnership with their Colleges and Universities to achieve a higher level of consistency in dealing with anti-social behaviour.

Statutory Agencies - The University works in partnership with Belfast City Council and the PSNI to provide advice and support to students and the community, and to create a safe and friendly residential environment.

Partners and Communities Together – PACT was established to address ongoing community safety and environmental issues in the wider University area through dialogue between local community and voluntary groups, local business groups, statutory organisations, elected representatives, Higher Education institutions and the Landlords Association NI. It is supported by Belfast City Council, overseen by the Department of Justice and Northern Ireland Policing Board, and chaired by a representative of a local community and voluntary group.

South Belfast Roundtable – This is a charity that brings together key agencies and community organisations in South Belfast to address racism in a positive and proactive way. 

The 95 groups involved include representatives from minority ethnic groups, local community, faith and political leaders, the PSNI, voluntary and community groups and representatives of statutory bodies.

It delivers a range of training and integration initiatives including Belfast Friendship Club. Queen’s University has representation on the roundtable and the Executive Board for the organisation.

Creating Cohesive Community Project – a partnership between LORAG and SBRT; supporting community cohesion at a local and strategic level in the Lower Ormeau and Botanic areas of South Belfast.

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Creating Cohesive Community Project coordinates the strategic networking forum to encourage collaboration, information sharing and joint positive interventions between community/voluntary organisations, individuals, statutory agencies and Neighbourhood Policing to support community cohesion in the Lower Ormeau and Botanic areas of South Belfast.

SOS Bus NI – SOS NI seeks to create a safer city for all during busy night-time economy periods by supporting people who are vulnerable.  It was one of Queen’s Students’ Union Rag nominated charities for 2014-15 and, through the Volunteer SU programme, students volunteer to work with the charity.

Romanian Roma Community Association of NI – In recognition of the increase in numbers of Roma people living in the University area, Queen’s is working with RRCANI to create good relations locally.

SU Volunteering – Community Affairs promotes students making a positive contribution to the wider community by volunteering for community and other charitable initiatives.

Further information is available from communityaffairs@qub.ac.uk.