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Events and Programmes

Virtual activities for Autumn 2020

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 events relevant to you via the links below.


LockIn China

Find jobs in China

8, 15, 17 and 23 September 2020

A series of online workshops aimed at final year students from China, covering:

  • The graduate job landscape in China
  • CV and interview support
  • Written test guidance
  • How top employers recruit

Register on MyFuture for LockIn China - What does the written test include?

Register on MyFuture for LockIn China - Shine bright like a diamond

Climate Change September Forum: Washington Ireland Program

Lessons from lockdown – turning green in quarantine?

21, 22 & 24 September 2020 10.30-12.30pm

The last event in the WIP Forum series will explore climate change and building a sustainable future after lockdown over three sessions. The free event includes a panel discussion from Abyd Karmali, Managing Director of Climate Finance at Bank of America, a leading climate change figure.  


BBC Digital Cities 2020

Want to break into NI'S film and TV industry?

22 - 24 September 2020

BBC Digital Cities is going virtual this year with free training events every month. Enjoy a packed line-up from 22-24 September, featuring an audience with:

The Belfast creatives behind BBC NI’s lockdown drama series Splendid Isolation

NI Screen’s talent manager Christine Morrow, the short film exec behind the Oscar-winning Belfast film Boogaloo and Graham.


Break into tech

28 September – 02 October 2020 2pm 

Learn more about careers in tech and business direct from Google engineers in this online workshop. Choose from tech sessions (for Computer Science related degrees) or business sessions (sale, marketing or business backgrounds), and:

  • Kick start your career with CV workshops.
  • Hear from Google insiders in tech and client facing roles.
  • Develop your virtual networking skills.

GradIreland Graduate Careers Fair

Job hunt in final year

30 September and 01 October 2020

Meet employers, postgrad providers, careers advisers and learn more about the opportunities available to you after graduationDon’t wait to talk to employers – connect now. 


Private Sector Employer Panels

Anyone can conquer the commercial world

30 September 2020 1-2pm

30 September panel - Employers confirmed for this online event – PwC, Deloitte, First Derivatives and Citi

06 October 2020 12-1pm

06 October panel - Employers confirmed for this online event – KPMG, EY, FinTrU, Allstate

Students from all disciplines have skills they can bring to the commercial world. Connect with employers and discover the roles and opportunities available to graduates from all disciplines – as well as hearing about the transferable skills that are important to them.

Register for 30th September Private Sector Employer Panel

Register for 6th October Private Sector Employer Panel

DegreePlus Online Information Session

Stand out from the crowd

6 October 2020 1-2pm

Discover how you can gain accreditation for your extracurricular activities through our employability award. From volunteering to academic clubs, what you do outside the lecture theatre can make you more employable.

Life Sciences Employer Panel

Knowledge, connections, graduate success

07 October 2020 12.30-1.30pm

From biotechnology to pharmaceuticals and food processing, explore the different ways to use your degree in industry, research, academia and other sectors in this online event.

Knowledge + connections = graduate success.

Go Global Week

Wish you were here?

12th-15th October 2020

Prepare for an international experience in 2021 and beyond. Our series of virtual information sessions will cover a range of opportunities, including:

  • Erasmus (Study & Work)
  • Study USA
  • Study China
  • IAESTE (STEM placements abroad)
  • Washington Ireland Program
  • US Summer Camps

Go Global Virtual Fair

How far will you go?

14 October 2020 12:00pm

The jewel in the crown of Go Global Week, this is your chance to explore the wealth of global opportunities available to you during your time at Queen’s, including study, work and volunteer abroad programmes.

Study USA Programme - Information session

Study USA

21 October 2020 12:00 PM

Join us for the Study USA information session. We 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. Approximately 70 places are available at institutions from Florida to Montana or California to North Carolina. You don’t need to be from a business background to apply and it is open to full-time pre-final year students of any discipline. Join us for this session to hear from the \British Council and past participants of the programme.

The Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair

Find your future

21 and 22 October 2020

Browse employers recruiting from your discipline, watch videos and take part in live chats with recruiters. The more information you put on your online profile, the more you’ll get out of the event.



IAESTE Worldwide STEM Placements - Information session

28 October 2020, 11:00 am

Join us for the IAESTE virtual information session. We will provide an overview of the Programme, eligibility criteria and application process.

IAESTE offers international paid placements from 6 weeks to one year in a range of STEM and Applied Arts fields across 80+ countries.
Previous Queen's students have completed in placements in countries including Japan, China, Austria, Switzerland, Russia and the USA. Over 4,000 students participate globally each year. What are you waiting for – why not give it a try!

Washington Ireland Program information session

Washington Ireland Program

28 October 2020, 12:00 PM

Join us for the Washington Ireland Program virtual information session. We will provide an overview of the opportunity, eligibility criteria and application process.

The Washington Ireland Program (WIP) inspires and develops promising leaders through a program of personal development, policy debate and community service.

Our aim is to support leaders committed to building a future of peace and prosperity for Northern Ireland and Ireland. For over twenty fiver years, WIP has played an important role in post-conflict Ireland by bringing together young leaders from a wide range of communities and backgrounds for an outstanding leadership and skills-development program.

International Students Employability Programme

Stand out to employers

3, 10, 17 November 2020 10am-12pm

Are you an international student interested in starting a career in the UK? Through these online workshops, you can learn more about:

  • Building a Global Mindset
  • Job Search and Graduate Recruitment in the UK
  • Creating a CV for the UK market
  • Interview Techniques

There are three online workshops in this series on 3rd, 10th and 17th November for International Students. 

Attendance and participation at all three workshops will give Degree Plus Route B accreditation.

Register via MyFuture for Workshop One on 3rd November

Register via MyFuture for Workshop Two on 10th November

Register via MyFuture for Workshop Three on 17th November

George Moore Scholarships (Fully funded USA Post Grad Study)

George Moore Scholarships - online information session

4 November 2020 1:30 pm

Are you interested in fully funded Postgraduate study in the USA?

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 or PHD in the USA. 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.

Queen's Meet Citi

Live Q&A with alumni working at Citi

10 November 2020 12:00pm

Discover what Citi has to offer in this virtual panel discussion. There are opportunities for every study stage and discipline. Live chat with Citi representatives, many of whom are Queen's alumni themselves, who can tell you all about life at Citi. 

Due to capacity this is an invite-only event, if you are interested in attending please register your interest as soon as possible. 

Generation UK China Information Session

Would you like to spend 2 months in China completing an internship?

11 November 2020 12:00pm

Join us for an information session to hear about the opportunities, eligibility criteria and application process.

Generation UK - China was launched by the British Council in 2013. It aims to help students from the UK boost their employability, enhance their long-term job prospects and develop a global mindset through study and work experience opportunities in China.

The programme offers funded internship placements and academic scholarships for UK students to gain international experience in China. British Council will be on hand to talk about this programme.

Please note: The programme is restricted to UK & Irish passport holders.

Public Sector and Not-For-Profit Employer Panel

Find a rewarding career

11 November 2020 2pm

Are you seeking a career in the public, charity and NGO sectors?

Then this employer panel is for you! Join our industry professionals and learn about the skills and work experience needed to move into the sector and discuss the path to success. It is also the perfect opportunity for you to learn any current or future internships, placements, volunteering and graduate roles on offer.

Students from any discipline can find rewarding careers in the public sector.

This online session will help you understand:

  • The different roles available with your degree.
  • The public sector market.
  • How organisations recruit graduates.

Careers Consultations

Find your dream career

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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.



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