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Graduate School Weekly Update

Welcome to The Graduate School Weekly Update!

Click here to see our full programme of training and events.

Training provided by The Graduate School can be booked via MyFuture. Once logged in go to: 
Events > Workshops (Careers, Grad School & LDS) 

Type 'GS' as a key word to get a list of training and events provided by The Graduate School.

Please click here to download our Summer Programme as a pdf.

We hope that you find plenty of events and useful information for the coming week. 

Remember, you can call in to reception or email us with your queries, and one of our Postgraduate Community Assistants will be more than happy to help you. 

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Graduate School Highlights

Open Days 2018

Recruiting Events Assistants

Domestic Recruitment and Events is seeking to recruit a large number of Event Assistants to provide directional support and general information on what is happening across the campus for the following:

Open days will take place on:
Thursday 6 September: 8.30-14.30
Friday 7 September: 8.30-14.30
Saturday 8 September: 8.30-15.30

If you are available and would like to work as an Event Assistants, please email studentrecruitment@qub.ac.uk by Friday 10 August 2018 confirming your availability. Students will be paid £7.83 per hour.

We are Hiring!

Postgraduate Community Assistant Required

The Graduate School are recruiting for a Postgraduate Community Assistant, working up to 15 hours per week.

Visit MyFuture now for more information and to apply!

Closing date: Wednesday 22 August 2018.

Please note that interviews have been scheduled to take place on Friday 31 August 2018.

Global Conflict

The Human Impact conference

The Human Impact conference will be running from 23-24 August in the Whitla Hall in collaboration with University of Chicago.

It is free to attend and all students are welcome.

The list of speakers includes Senator George Mitchell, Filipo Grandi the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Bertie Ahern.

Click here for more information
Register now!

Peer Proofreading

The Graduate School Peer Proofreading Forum

Are you an international student who faces the challenge of using English as a second language? Would like to develop academic writing skills in proofreading? Are you native English speaker looking for a rewarding opportunity? Are you willing to support others whilst improving your own skills and boosting your CV with some unique experiences?

Then we have the perfect opportunity for you. We are looking for participants to join our Graduate School Peer Proofreading Forum!  

Click here to find out more!

A peer led student forum designed to help both native and non-native speakers of English in proofreading their academic work. It is an opportunity for cultural exchange and to develop a network within the postgraduate community whilst supporting each other.

It is important to note that Proofreaders can only comment on the spelling, grammar and clarity of the written English. They are not permitted to comment on the subject matter or to offer advice on the idea or argument. 

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Postgraduate-Led Initiative

Summer Mindful Meditation Sessions

Join us on Wednesdays, 13.10, Wellbeing Room, Main Site Tower (School of Law) for some Mindful Meditation led by Orla Wallace.

Each class will integrate mindful movement, relaxation and seated meditation.

Drop-in – no need to register

Open to all postgraduates!

Sessions running:
June (6, 13, 20, 27)
July (4, 11, 18, 25)
August (1, 8, 15, 22, 29)

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Opportunities for Early Career Researchers and PhD students

Next Generation Thinkers 2019

Search starts for 2019 generation of great thinkers and broadcasters

The Arts & Humanities Research Council and BBC Radio 3 are on the lookout for a new generation of arts and humanities broadcasters. The New Generation Thinkers 2019 scheme launched on Wednesday 18 July with a call for entries. Ten academics will be given the chance to front engaging and innovative programmes on BBC Radio 3 and beyond, as well as working with the AHRC on public engagement opportunities. Read more

For more information on the call – which is open until 4pm on, Thursday 4 October 2018 - and details of eligibility and how to apply please visit the New Generation Thinkers 2019 call page here.

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New Research in Pictures Initiative

New Research in Pictures initiative launched to showcase arts and humanities research

Research in Pictures is an opportunity for AHRC-supported researchers and AHRC-supported Doctoral students to have their research documented by a professional photographer.

The project aims to capture and promote the striking and engaging visual elements of arts and humanities research as well as the breadth and a diversity of the AHRC's research portfolio. Find out more



Ongoing Training & Events

For all Postgraduate Students

Summer Coffee Catch Up

Summer Coffee Catch Up will run across the below Wednesdays:

4, 11, 18, 25 July
1, 8, 15 August

Join us at 10.00 for coffee and great conversation in The Graduate School social space, 1st floor.

No registration necessary, just drop-in!


For All Postgraduate Students

Career 1-2-1 Appointments

Career 1-2-1 Appointments will be running across Semester 2.

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.



For all Postgraduate Students

Shut Up & Write (Weekly)

Join us for Shut up & Write, Mondays from 13.00 - 16.00. 

Shut up & Write is a movement that started in San Francisco as a way for writers to structure their time and connect with others. It is a great way to carve out dedicated writing time and make progress on thesis chapters and assignments.

Feel free to drop by for a quiet space to write with plenty of coffee and no distractions.

No registration necessary!


Funding & Scholarships

Find out more!

Funding & Scholarships

For information on the latest Funding and Scholarship opportunities.

Click here to find out more.





What's on at Queen's

Find out what's happening now at Queen's!

What's on at Queen's

Don't miss out on the exciting events going on at Queen's right now.

Click here now to find out more.

Postgraduate Career Opportunities

Don't miss out!

Postgraduate Career Opportunities

The Graduate School periodically recruits Community Assistants (CAs). We are not presently hiring but will update you just as soon as this changes.

Please see below for other career opportunities:

What's On in Belfast and Beyond

Things to Do!

What's on in Belfast and Beyond

Whatever the time of year you choose to visit Belfast you’ll always find activities and events to keep you busy and entertained.

Click here now to find out what's on!

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