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Identify Opportunities to Gain Experience

Your time as a PhD student will offer many opportunities to gain experience which will help make you a more successful researcher as well as to develop the qualities required for making transition to the work environment and progressing your career.

These include:

  • Training courses offered through the Postgraduate Skills Training Programme here at Queen's.  Additional relevant training may be available through your School, a professional body or Vitae, the UK organisation for researcher development.
  • Internal funding is available for Student-Led Initiatives, which could involve organising a conference, research seminar or some other appropriate training activity of benefit to research students.
  • Teaching, supervising and assessing undergraduate students and involvement in School administration.
  • Disseminating your research findings through papers and conference presentations or posters.