Postgraduate research employability, careers guidance and support

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Development and future readiness

Employability, Careers Guidance and Support

The Graduate School offers a range of opportunities for students to develop their future-readiness and manage their own careers whether that is into further academia, non-academic employment or self-employment.

Career 1-2-1 Appointments

For All Postgraduate Students

1-2-1 Professional Support

Career 1-2-1 Appointments will be running throughout the summer.

Appointments can be booked via MyFuture. Once logged in go to
Appointments > Book an Appointment

*please note that these sessions are bookable 15 days prior to each appointment.

Guidance and 1-2-1 Appointments

Career Consultations at the Graduate School
A 30 minute confidential career consultation. Areas for discussion include: career choice, job hunting, LinkedIn profile, further study or CV guidance.

Academic Skills Consultations
Guidance on general academic writing style and grammar. We aim to help you find your own voice within academic writing to ensure that you reach your potential. Each session will conclude with take-away action points to allow you to continue to develop your writing skills.

Enterprise Consultations
Guidance around business or enterprise start-up and information on opportunities for finance, investment and further support.

Please note, your CV can be presented on paper or on your own laptop. Documents on mobile/smart phones or USBs will not be reviewed.

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Employability Workshops

The Graduate School also offers a range of employability workshops to support postgraduates with the next step in their career. Workshops are demand led and often co-developed by employers and industry experts.

These can and include practical skills development around:

  • Strategic Job Hunting - LinkedIn
  • Mock Interviews
  • Preparation for Academic Interview
  • Preparation for Non-Academic Interview

To sign up for our next workshop please visit MyFuture.

If you would like to suggest any workshops please email Dr Lilian Simones, 

Future Ready

‌Are you a PhD student in 2nd year or above?

Have you thought about the next steps in your career development?

The Graduate School is launching a new career development programme, Future Ready. This aims to help support you to successfully navigate your chosen career path.

Future Ready runs over 5 consecutive Mondays from 10am - 4pm and covers the following sessions:

  • 31/10/17: Design Your Life
  • 06/11/17: CV Builder (Academic & Non-Academic CVs)
  • 13/11/17: Tell Your Story
  • 20/11/17: Employer Speed Networking
  • 27/11/17: Personal Action Plan

Application forms are available on MyFuture: Future Ready Application Form 17/18 

Deadline to apply: 23/10/17

For more info contact Lilian Simones:

Researcher Plus & Degree Plus

Gain Experience and Accreditation

Researcher Plus & Degree Plus

As a current postgraduate student of Queen’s University, you will have the opportunity to gain official recognition by the University as a result of developing your own skills and research in addition to your studies.

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Postgraduate Researcher

Development Programme