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Career Workshops

Planning Your Research Career
Date: Tuesday 06 October 2015
9.30 am - 1.00 pm

This short course provides early career researchers with an introduction to career planning in higher education. The topics explored will include:

  • The role of the researcher
  • Career progression in Higher Education
  • Understanding the key criteria of academic success

Preparing for Academic Interviews 
Date: Wednesday 28 October 2015
9.30 am - 1.00 pm

The half-day course is intended for researchers who may be applying for further research positions/lectureships. The topics explored will include:

  • Preparing for interviews
  • Handling interview questions
  • Practice interviews (a chance to hone your interview skills)

Research staff attending this course will be offered the opportunity to have a follow-up interview with an experienced senior academic, who will provide individual advice and feed-back.

Writing Your Academic CV
Date: Tuesday 11 November 2015
9.30 am - 1.00 pm

A half-day course that introduces early stage researchers to the fundamentals of “the most important document you may ever write”! The topics explored will include:

  • Your experience checklist
  • Tailoring your CV to the role (researcher, senior researcher, lecturer)
  • CV Design
  • Guidelines for an academic CV
  • CV critique

Career Exploration for Researchers
Date: Wednesday 24 November 2015
9.30 am - 1.00 pm

A half-day course exploring the transferability of the skills developed in research to other career options outside of universities. The topics explored will include:

  • Skills developed by research
  • Alternative careers
  • Career modelling: theory and practice
  • Dealing with employer perceptions of academic  researchers
  • Knowledge transfer partnerships

To book your place on any of the above workshops booking is via the iTrent system on Queen's On-Line.


Contact Information

Paul Gillespie
Careers Consultant
Tuesday 9am- 4:30pm
Thursday 9am- 5pm

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