The Graduate School

1-2-1 Consultancy & Advice

1-2-1 consultancy and advice is available in the following areas:


Personal Effectiveness Consultancy Service

This service offers one-to-one confidential consultancy for postgraduate research students for issues relating to academic support and personal effectiveness.  Typical issues students present with are: managing difficulties in working relationships, dealing with criticism, difficulties with differentiation, stress and motivation.

The approach is practical and combines systemic principles for promoting strong, productive working relationships and understanding of complex work systems, with cognitive behavioural principles to resource postgraduate students with problems they are experiencing.  Students can also avail of specialised work on understanding their personality and preferences and how this can influence their learning and professional relationships (MBTI).

To arrange a one-to-one meeting please contact the Graduate School on: (028) 9097 2585 or email Annette MacArtain-Kerr on  Annette is a systemically trained UKCP registered psychotherapist with additional training in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator).


Careers Consultancy Service

We offer bookable one-to-one appointments to assist postgraduate research students and recent doctoral graduates in developing and implementing their career plans.  These free, confidential sessions can be used to discuss any career-related issues, such as exploring career options, job search strategies, CVs/applications and interviews.  Whether your career ideas are fully formed or you don't know where to begin, a discussion with an objective careers professional could help you in identifying and planning your next steps.

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