Postgraduate taught employability, careers guidance and support

A private study room on the second floor of the graduate school

Postgraduate taught

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 PGR 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 thirty 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 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,

Master Your Leadership

The aim of this programme is to support a ‘whole person’ approach to the Master's experience at Queen’s through a programme of training and development which complements disciplinary excellence and develops employability skills:

  • To enable you to receive constructive feedback on your leadership skills and as a consequence to build a tailored leadership development plan for yourself.
  • To train and inspire you in relation to key skill areas as related to the 5 pillars.
  • To encourage you to develop your leadership skills through participation in the wide range of developmental opportunities that will be available from the Graduate School and the University as a whole. 

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Making the Most of Masters

Queen’s Making the Most of Masters (QMMM) supports collaboration between external organisations and Queen’s University to provide opportunities for Masters students to undertake a Work Based Project (WBP) in place of a more traditional Masters dissertation. The toolkit below includes advice, guidance and template documentation to support and facilitate the overall process of linking Masters programmes and external organisations; preparing and supporting students, academic supervisors and organisation project supervisors. The projects, which are an integral part of the students’ academic programme, address real needs within an organisation. Whilst the focus of QMMM is on Masters level projects these resources may be adaptable for other levels.

Find out more about Making the Most of Masters

Researcher Plus and Degree Plus

Researcher & Degree Plus

Gain Experience and Accreditation

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 Research

Employability, careers and support

Master your leadership