Postgraduate research employability, careers guidance and support

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Development and future readiness

Employability, Careers Guidance and Support

The Graduate School offers a range of opportunities for students to develop their future-readiness and manage their own careers whether that is into further academia, non-academic employment or self-employment.

Career 1-2-1 Appointments

For All Postgraduate Students

Career 1-2-1 Appointments

Career 1-2-1 Appointments will be running across Semester 2.

Appointments can be booked via MyFuture. Once logged in go to

Appointments > Book an Appointment

*please note that these sessions are bookable 15 days prior to each appointment.



Employability Workshops

The Graduate School also offers a range of employability workshops to support postgraduates with the next step in their career. Workshops are demand led and often co-developed by employers and industry experts.

These can and include practical skills development around:

  • Strategic Job Hunting - LinkedIn
  • Mock Interviews
  • Preparation for Academic Interview
  • Preparation for Non-Academic Interview

To sign up for our next workshop please visit MyFuture.

If you would like to suggest any workshops please email Dr Lilian Simones, 

Future Ready

‌Are you a PhD student in 2nd year or above?

Have you thought about the next steps in your career development?

The Graduate School is launching a new career development programme, Future Ready. This aims to help support you to successfully navigate your chosen career path.

Future Ready runs over 5 consecutive Mondays from 10am - 4pm and covers the following sessions:

  • 31/10/17: Design Your Life
  • 06/11/17: CV Builder (Academic & Non-Academic CVs)
  • 13/11/17: Tell Your Story
  • 20/11/17: Employer Speed Networking
  • 27/11/17: Personal Action Plan

Application forms are available on MyFuture: Future Ready Application Form 17/18 

Deadline to apply: 23/10/17

For more info contact Lilian Simones:

Researcher Plus & Degree Plus

Gain Experience and Accreditation

Researcher Plus & Degree Plus

As a current postgraduate student of Queen’s University, you will have the opportunity to gain official recognition by the University as a result of developing your own skills and research in addition to your studies.

Find out more

Postgraduate Researcher

Development Programme