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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/Career Events

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 Semester 2 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

Tuesday 23 January

A Taste of Belfast

Tuesday 23 January, 17.00-19.00, Social Space

Reconnect and re-engage with The Graduate School and your postgraduate community.

Participate in a variety of fun activities whilst enjoying some traditional Irish music and a range of Irish cuisine.

Book your place now through MyFuture

Thursday 25 January

Thought Leaders Inspire - Dorcas Crawford

Thursday 25 January, 18.00-20.00, Social Space

Love Mondays - imagine a world where we looked forward to Monday morning - some people do! Come along to our Thought Leaders Inspire session with Dorcas Crawford, Thursday 25 January from 18.00 – 20.00.

Book your place now through MyFuture

Interested in learning from, and meeting, local disrupters and innovators? Then come along to The Graduate School on the last Thursday evening of each month for Thought Leaders: Inspire.

We invite innovators, disrupters and shapers impacting both on a local and a global scale and connect them with our postgraduate students. The series aims to inspire through listening to the stories of thought leaders and being encouraged with innovative ways to engage with the world around you using your research & skills.

We want to develop a vibrant, enterprising postgraduate community, offering networking opportunities with a range of experts, peers and academics.

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Wednesday 31 January

Social Innovation Masterclass

Wednesday 31 January, 10.00-14.00, TR7

Are you interested in driving innovation and transformation in Belfast and beyond? Come along to this masterclass where you will hear from people who are at the forefront of change both in NI and globally, how they did it and what lessons they have learned.

We will also launch our new IMPACT: A Social Innovation Challenge for Semester 2 and you will get the chance to hear about how The Graduate School is delivering social impact in our local community and how you can get involved.

Book your place now through MyFuture.

Thursday 8 February

Master Class: Develop Your Personal Brand

Thursday 8 February, 14.00-16.00, TR7

Competing in today’s global job market can be challenging so what makes you unique and attractive to employers. Personal branding is a marketing strategy focusing on your most important product - You. This session will look at how to develop your own brand to help you achieve your professional goals.

Book your place now through MyFuture

Ongoing Training & Events

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.

Postgraduate Taught Students

Master Your Leadership


'Your leadership journey begins when you set out to find the answer and are able to express it.'

Postgraduate Taught students can now avail of a world-class insight into leadership here at The Graduate School at no cost, simply by signing up to our flagship development programme, ‘Master Your Leadership’.

‘Master Your Leadership’ runs over four sessions which will enable you to undertake a 360-degree analysis of your strengths and areas for development, to work in teams to develop solutions for a challenge set by an employer/organisation and to create a personalised development plan. By attending all four days you will be entitled to attain a Degree Plus award.

Apply now for the remaining Cohorts!

Remaining Cohorts:
Cohort 5: 7 Feb, 21 Feb, 7 Mar, 25 Apr 
Cohort 6: 9 Feb, 23 Feb, 9 Mar, 27 Apr 
Cohort 7: 14 Feb, 28 Feb, 14 Mar, 2 May
Summer School 1: 24 Jul, 25 Jul, 26 Jul, 27 Jul
Summer School 2: 31 Jul, 1 Aug, 2 Aug, 3 Aug

*Please note our Winter Cohort is now full

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Postgraduate-Led Initiative

Mindful Meditation

Join us on Wednesday 10 January, 13.10, Wellbeing Room, Main Site Tower (School of Law) for some Mindful Meditation led by Orla Wallace.

All Postgraduate Students Welcome!

For all Postgraduate Students

Shut up & Write

Join us for Shut up & Write, Mondays from 13.00 - 16.00 in TR3. 

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!

For all Postgraduate Students

PG Coffee Catch-Up

Our next Coffee Catch-Up will take place on Wednesday 31 January 2017.

Join us on the last Wednesday of every month at 10.00 for coffee and great conversation in The Graduate School social space, 1st floor.

No registration necessary, just drop-in!

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.

Volunteering & Career Opportunities

Don't miss out!

Volunteering & Career Opportunities

Find out about the latest volunteering and career opportunities.

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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!

Conferences and Calls for Papers

HiAP 2018
A Strategy for Improving Population Health
6 Feb 2018, RSM, London
The Digital University, Social Justice and the 'public good'
16 February 2018
Belfast, QUB

 ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Study Day 
3 March 2018, IMLR, London

Women’s History Conference: Women and Religion
9-10 March 2018
Queen’s University Belfast
ESI Conference 
International Scientific Forum
9-10 March 2018, University of Oxford

Skeletons, Stories & Social Bodies Conference
20-22 March 2018
University of Southampton

GradNet Conference (Call for Papers) 
Annual Postgraduate Conference 
26 March, University of South

High End Sensors International Conference
10-11 April 2018, Brussels

Dementia 2020
The Next Phase
17 April 2018 - RSM, London 

Improving Mental Health Outcomes:
Integrating, Coordinating and Transforming Services
25 April 2018, Manchester

Digital Transformation: Delivering Digital Public Services
3 May 2018, London

NHS Staff: Skills, Retention & Recruitment
17 May 2018

ACI’s European Environmental Ports Conference 2018
16-17 May

 Safeguarding Children 2018
Finding Solutions for Better Protection
24 May, Manchester

Enterprise Transformation Summit
Blueprint for Commercial Success
10 July, London


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