The PDC workshops are designed specifically to address the needs of postdocs and are generally facilitated by external consultants or developped in collaboration with other QUB departments, especially for postdocs.
Based on your needs and feedback, the provision of PDC courses may vary from one year to the other.
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Project and time management skills are key to a successful career and a good reputation! This workshop will help you efficiently prioritise, manage your work and get things done... On time!
This 2-day workshop is organised with Business Alliance and covers Industry-Academia Collaborations, networking, negotiation skills and business awareness using case studies. This programme is originally designed to help both postdocs willing to develop academia-industry collaborations but is also of interest for those willing to move to an industry job.
This short PDC induction will help you make the best out of your postdoc at Queen's. It covers support available to postdocs, provides organisation tips and helps you initiate your career development plan.
This course, provided by a grant-writting expert from Research Development, is designed to introduce postdocs to multi-partner grant applications. It is a taster session enabling you to understand what you need to think about to develop a successful collaborative project and how, as a postdoc, you can support your PI in their applications and gain some experience.
This workshop, facilitated by experts in science communication, helps you discover your natural charisma, allowing you to connect more spontaneously and directly with your audience. Using improvisation, theatre skills and role-play, this course will help you tell your research story, access your personal style whilst maintaining the integrity and content of your speech or presentation; especially with non-specialist audiences and in the context of public engagement.
Is your plan to apply for a lectureship or Vice-Chancellor's fellowship?
This workshop will help you assess your competitiveness for lectureships, fill potential gaps in your CV and look at the application process.
Identify your values, needs and aspirations to choose a career that suits you and make a plan to reach your goal using methodologies like design thinking.
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