Events and Programmes
Programme of activities for 2021/2022
Our broad range of activities range from skills workshops to employer panels and careers fairs. Attending these events can help with all aspects of planning your future, from developing your employability to succeeding in graduate recruitment. Check back here for regular updates throughout the academic year.
You can register for Queen's events relevant to you via MyFuture. You can also access events off-campus run by employers or stream recordings of past events.
September - January
Not sure what you can do with your degree? Whether you’re looking to pivot into tech or take your first steps into a career in digital communications, tourism or consulting, our new online workshop series has all the insights, advice and tips you need to land your dream role – whatever your degree discipline!
Calling all ambitious, savvy, entrepreneurial women at Queen's University Belfast!
Do you want to get a sneak peek into the world of business, or think that being your own boss might be for you?
Through Innovateher you'll be inspired by ambitious female entrepreneurs, develop vital business skills and grow your talents to be the best you can be
Don’t miss out!
Applications have been extended to the 13 October.
29 October 1pm
Representatives from the George Moore Scholars programme will present details on this opportunity and information relating to the application process.
The George Moore Scholars programme is an all-Ireland scholarship programme which supports academically talented students who wish to undertake a Master's degree in the USA, Canada or the UK. The programme will support up to 300 outstanding students to undertake postgraduate study, mainly in the USA, in the period 2020-30.
The Scholarship will cover the cost of higher education fees, research, travel, visa, health insurance and other living costs for successful applicants.
If you are graduating this winter, the DegreePlus winter deadline is your last chance to receive the award and an extra certificate at graduation in recognition of the employability skills you have built up during your time at Queen’s.
For pre-final years, this is a chance to bank the award early ahead of your final year (though you’ll have plenty more opportunity to do so).
To apply, you’ll need to:
Produce evidence of two or more activities from this list: Combined Experience (Route B) List
Starts 2 November
In our series of three online sessions for International Students, you will discover how to build your personal brand, craft an effective CV and cover letter for the UK job market and learn all about the nuances and etiquette of the UK workplace – including how to ace that all-important interview!
3 November 2021, 12pm-1pm
This information session will provide an overview of the Study USA Programme, eligibility criteria and application process. The Study USA programme is run by the British Council Northern Ireland and involves 12 months studying business-related courses at a US university or college. Approx 50 places are available at institutions from Florida to Montana or California to North Carolina. It is open to full-time pre-final year students of any discipline. Join us for either session to hear from the British Council and past programme participants.
This short session will help you understand the process of change, give you some ideas for dealing with change and help you to see change as a positive step.
In a year when we have all learned to adapt and deal with change, this session will help you to evidence those times when you have not only coped with change but found ways to adapt and thrive.
We are running a series of virtual drop-in sessions designed to help you gain a better understanding of what the Queen’s DegreePlus award entails and why it is such a valuable addition to your CV.
You can pop along to our session below and chat to the DegreePlus team.
17 November 2021, 1pm-2pm
The Erasmus Programme and Turing scheme enables you to spend from 1 to 12 months studying or working abroad. Come along and hear from students who have participated in an Erasmus or study/ work abroad programmes!
23 November 2021, 2-3.30pm
Gain an insight into issues relating to UK Work Visas including all the important rules and legislation for international students, in particular those who will be graduating soon! In addition to informative presentations, participants are also very welcomed to an interactive Q&A session which could help answer some of your queries.
24 November 2021, 1pm-2pm
For the past 25 years, WIP has supported the peace and reconciliation efforts in Northern Ireland and Ireland. Build your skills through work experience, educational opportunity, and hands-on citizenship both at home and in the US. Join the next generation of leaders that will achieve a peaceful, stable and prosperous future for Northern Ireland and Ireland. Join us for this session to hear more about the opportunity and from a past WIP Student.
Starting a new job might also be your first experience of formal meetings. If you work as part of a team or you work in a large company, you will at some time find yourself taking part in meetings. All companies will have their own style of meetings some formal and some very informal. This short session will give you an idea of what might be expected from you and what is best practice at meetings. If you are not someone who likes to speak up at meetings, it will also give you some tips on making that easier.
01 December 2021, 1pm-2pm
The year or semester spent abroad will replace the similar period at Queen’s University and the courses taken will count towards your degree. There will be a tuition fee waiver at the partner university, and successful applicants will receive a travel award. At this session you will hear from students who have previously completed an exchange programme.
What processes do you use to solve problems? This session will look at identifying the problem, processes for analysing the problem, obstacles to effective problem solving and evaluating the solution. How to demonstrate to employers how you go about solving problems and having confidence in your decision.
09 December 2021 1-2pm
Are you interested in spending a year working in the USA? This information session will provide an overview of the 2 programmes that the Rian Immigrant Center offer to UG and graduating Queen's students including the eligibility criteria and application process.
The Rian Immigrant Center assists immigrants from Ireland and from around the world as they integrate into American society. The J1 Irish Work and Travel visa program is very successful as they have helped over 1,000 students and graduates come to America to live and work for a year in their area of study.
Come along to the session to find out more.
Using assertive language and behaviour will inform how other people see you and treat you and indeed how you see yourself. Using assertive language will help you to express yourself clearly and build confidence.
When you think about your dream employer, what’s important to you? Would you choose status and prestige over equality and diversity? Would you sacrifice a good work-life balance for a higher salary?
Tell Cibyl UK today! It only takes 15 minutes to complete!
Have your voice heard and you could be in the chance of winning …
- a £100 Amazon gift card (given away every week- 14 to give away!)
- a pair of Apple AirPods (two given away at close of survey)
£500 gift card of your choice!
You can book a one-to-one consultation with one of our Careers Consultants throughout the year. Whether you want help defining your career plan or tailoring your CV for an application, get in touch.
You can book a 15 minute appointment with one of the Global Opportunities Team to hear about the study and work abroad opportunities and ask specific questions.
The drops ins take place every Tuesday & Thursday, 12-1pm.