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January First and Second Year

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Mary McLaughlin
Careers Consultant

Happy New Year to all Arts, English and Languages students. If you need any inspiration for your new year’s resolutions, this is the newsletter for you.

Best wishes,


Growth opportunities
Interesting Opportunities
Try new things, make friends, develop your skills
  • MEDIA Programme

(MEDIA EMPLOYABILITY DEVELOPMENT IN ACTION). Develop essential skills and experience of the media industry. You will be part of the team working on ‘The Edit’, a publication for Queen’s AHSS students.

This programme meets Degree Plus accreditation and is open to level one and two undergraduate students from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. (AHSS), as the programme spans two academic years (2020/2021).

Applications open in MyFuture 22nd Jan.


  • Global Opportunities

    Come along to the Go Global Mini Fair and find out about ways you can add an international dimension to your university experience.

    Wednesday 15th Jan 12pm – 2pm, Student Guidance Centre.

    Information sessions in the Student Guidance Centre about other Global Opportunities in January;



  • Queen’s University International Exchange Programme (Canada & Australia), 14th and 30th Jan 1pm – 2pm

  • The Huawei 'Seeds for the Future' Programme offers UK undergraduate students studying STEM or related disciplines the opportunity to travel to China on a fully funded 4-week programme in July and August 2020. 

  • Generation UK- China summer internships Applications in MyFuture close 13th Jan. 
  • Free Student Membership of the Institute of Directors worth £75. Applications should be made through MyFuture with membership awarded on a  first come first served basis to the first 100 applicants.

  • International Students Employability Programme runs again in Semester 2 with the first session on 27th Jan, 10am – 12pm in the Student Guidance Centre.

    A series of 3 interactive sessions for International Students. Attendance and participation at the three workshops will give Degree Plus Route B accreditation.

    Workshop 1, 27th Jan, 10am-12pm
    Workshop 2, 3rd Feb, 10am-12pm
    Workshop 3, 10th Feb, 10am-12pm

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Grad Ireland Careers Fair
Work Experience and Placement Fair

Work Experience & Placement Fair, Wednesday 22 January 2020, 11am – 3pm, Whitla and South Dining Halls

Don’t miss out on opportunities for: internships, voluntary work, vacation jobs, work & study abroad opportunities, year-long & short-term placements.

Develop your skills by coming along to our lunch time Skill Up Sessions in January.

Student Guidance Centre, 12pm – 2pm.

Develop Your Brand, Monday 13th January.

Knowing your Strengths, Tuesday 21st January.

Future Skills, Thursday 23rd January.


Don’t miss out on our Employer Panels.

Student Guidance Centre, 4pm – 6pm.

Business and Management, 15th January

Public Sector, Not for Profit and more..., 22nd January

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maths and physics

You can gain Degree Plus accreditation for engaging in extra-curricular activities. Find more information on the Degree Plus website.

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