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Recorded: December 2020
Meet our Academics

Are you full of ideas and a passion to explore new horizons? Postgraduate Research could be perfect for you.

It’s about so much more than academia. You’ll have opportunities to strengthen your problem-solving skills and make a meaningful contribution to new knowledge too.

We are delighted to invite you to watch back our online event.  Hear from our Dean of the Graduate School and current research students, find out about funding and watch sessions delivered by our academics.

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Recorded: Tuesday 23 June 2020, 11am
Careers and Employability

Hear from our Careers and employability team as they provide an overview of their services which will enable you to develop your skills and confidence, take advantage of career opportunities and work experience and most importantly prepare you for that all important postgraduate job.

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Recorded: Thursday 18 June 2020, 11am
Boost your Writing Skills for Postgraduate Study

Whether you are considering returning to learning, or are continuing straight on to the next stage in your educational journey, this webinar is for you. By the end of the session, you’ll have increased your understanding of the skills needed to ‘write for the reader’, including how to construct academic arguments, incorporate sources and use formal academic style. You’ll also have the tools to help you embed the continuous processes of drafting, editing and revision into your academic writing practice.

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Recorded: Wednesday 17 June 2020, 11am
Designing Research for Impact

Impact is ‘the demonstrable contribution that excellent research makes to society and the economy’. This occurs in many ways – through creating and sharing new knowledge and innovation; inventing ground-breaking new products, companies and jobs; developing new and improving existing public services and policy; enhancing quality of life, health and well-being, and creative and cultural outputs; and many more. This webinar will help you begin the process of designing your research project for impact.

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Recorded: Tuesday 16 June 2020, 2pm
Student Wellbeing and Disability

Find out more about the services, opportunities and support available to you throughout your time at Queen's University during this webinar hosted by Student Affairs.

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Recorded: June 2020
GradFest 2020: Thinking about your next step

Not sure if postgraduate study is right for you? Hear from our faculties on why a Master’s or PhD could allow you to pursue your passion, develop key skills and boost your earning power.

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Recorded: Thursday 04 June 2020, 11am

Did you know Queen’s is amongst the most affordable student accommodation in the UK?  Find out more about our offering including our new city centre accommodation at Elms BT1 & BT2 and our purpose built postgraduate accommodation at Willow Walk in Elms BT9.

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Recorded: Thursday 04 June 2020, 6pm
Innovation After Hours: David Meade

Innovation After Hours is a chance to meet people who are interested in innovation and to be inspired by those who are working on interesting ventures.  This virtual event will be led by Facilitator, Broadcaster and Entertainer, David Meade! Learn how to use simple, cutting edge research on high performance, leadership, persuasion & influence, mindset and motivation to improve the way you think and act every day.

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Recorded: Tuesday 02 June 2020, 11am
Chat with Postgrads: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

Want to know more about student life at Queen’s and how the Graduate School can help support your development? Join the live chat with our current postgraduate students from the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences.

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Recorded: Tuesday 26 May 2020, 11am
Chat with Postgrads: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Want to know more about student life at Queen’s and how the Graduate School can help support your development? Join the live chat with our current postgraduate students from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Recorded: Thursday 28 May 2020, 11am
Postgraduates as Leaders

This workshop will provide a practical introduction to the leadership skills required for postgraduate education and research. The webinar will introduce you to the 5 practices of exemplary leadership outlined in the Kouzes and Posner model ( and provide you with the tools to evaluate your own learning journey by identifying opportunities for development, both academic and personal, through the creation of a Personal Development Plan.

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Recorded: Thursday 07 May 2020, 4pm
Powering your PhD Proposal

This interactive workshop will help you develop a high-quality research proposal that will convince potential funders and doctoral supervisors of the value and impact of your research. Areas covered include:

  • What is a research proposal and why does it matter?
  • Key components of a research proposal – What? Why? How?
  • What? Your research questions
  • Why? The potential significance, impact, and originality
  • How? Your methodology

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Recorded: Thursday 14 May 2020, 11am
Preparing for Success with Postgraduate Study

This webinar offers you a series of ‘top tips’ to help you prepare for success at postgraduate level. We’ll cover everything from practical suggestions for making sure you have the right digital toolkit, to ideas for developing your global mindset and interdisciplinary horizons, to an understanding of some of the personal and professional skills and attributes that will help you achieve your full potential at postgraduate level. The session is also designed to provide you with a taste of the Graduate School offering which, based on our five pillars, will support you to develop as a Thinker, Leader, Innovator, and Communicator who is Future-Ready.

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Recorded: Tuesday 19 May 2020, 11am
Chat with Postgrads: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Want to know more about student life at Queen’s and how the Graduate School can help support your development?  Join the live chat with our current postgraduate students from the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

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Recorded: Thursday 30 April 2020, 3pm
An Audience with the Graduate School

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Start:      An Introduction to the Graduate School – Professor Margaret Topping
0:30:00: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Professor Wei Sha
0:39:00: Faculty of Medicine Health and Life Sciences - Professor Karen Morrison
0:50:00: Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences - Professor Jannette Elwood
1:00:00: Hear from our Postgraduate Students
1:10:00: Funding and Scholarships
1:21:00: Q&A Session