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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

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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Summer Programme


Beginners yoga to relax and de-stress over the summer months.

Join us for gentle exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.

Demand is expected to be high, so weekly registration is absolutely essential.

Please visit MyFuture to sign up.

Registration will open one week before each class (with the exception of the first session).


Digital Detox Social Event

Thursday 26 July 2018

Thursday 26 July, 17.00-19.00, Social Space

The objective of the Digital Detox Social Event is to encourage students to detox from their digital devices, interact with other students and the wider community around them in a bid to improve mental health and wellbeing, social skills and good old-fashioned fun!

The flagpiece event will be a social event on the Thursday evening where we will encourage people to set their phones and ipads aside for the night and enjoy some food and games without the burden of technology.

Book now via MyFuture.

Academic Writing Masterclass for International

Monday 30 July 2018

Monday 30 July, 14.30-17.00, TR2

This session will focus on the challenges of critical thinking in relation to reading and writing. It is so easy to get bogged down in reading and the need to read everything you can. However, this can hold back your academic writing. In this session you will also look at developing strategies for incorporating sources, citation, understanding howTurnitin works, and organising your writing.

Book now via MyFuture.

This workshop has been designed specifically for international postgraduate students, in particular, those who do not have English as a first language.

The afternoon will close with a Question and Answer (Q&A) session which will give you the opportunity to ask the facilitator (Anne Hagan) questions regarding academic writing and any concerns you may have as an international postgraduate student.

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Master Your Leadership

Develop Yourself as a Strategic Leader

The final intakes of the Master Your Leadership programme are open for registration. The aim of this programme is to support a ‘whole person’ approach to the PGT (Master’s) experience at Queen’s University. Join over 3 million people who have completed the Kouzes and Posner Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) and take the first steps towards your leadership best.

Summer School 1: 24-27 July
Summer School 2: 31 July - 3 August

Click here to apply now

Master Your Leadership helps postgraduate students develop, enhance their skills and grow their networks. The programme offers recognition for postgraduate skills through The Graduate Plus award scheme.

Students will complete the Kouzes and Posner online 360° Student Leadership Challenge (LPI) which will help tailor a personal development plan built around the five practices of exemplary leadership. Postgraduate Taught students will attend four days of training linked to The Graduate School's five pillars.

Register your interest should places become available later in the year with pg.skills@qub.ac.uk.

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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

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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.

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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.

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