Graduate School Announcements
Santander Postgraduate Research Hardship Support
Apply for the hardship fund before Friday 30 October!
The deadline for the Santander Postgraduate Research Hardship fund is 12noon on Friday 30th October. You can access the application form and find more information on eligibility requirements here
Employability Launchpad Event
Panel Discussion and Live Q&A
Join us on 4 November for a panel discussion featuring international alumni speakers from China and India reflecting on their time at Queen's and speaking about their careers since returning home. Hosted by Dean of the Graduate School, Professor Margaret Topping, the panel will feature Queen's graduates, Binod Maitin and Pingping Xie (also a current PhD student at Queen's). Following the panel discussion there will be a live Q&A session.
Binod Maitin graduated from Queen's with a PhD in Analytical Chemistry in 1982. He has held a number of prestigious positions including Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at United Spirits Limited (now Diageo Plc) and Head of Analytical Research at the Shriram Institute for Industrial Research. He is currently an Independent Technical Consultant with positions as Sensory Specialist at FlavorActiv and Chief Technical Officer at Trillium Beverages.
PingpingXie graduated from Queen's with an MSc TESOL(Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in 2019. She is currently in her second year of a PhD in Education at Queen's.
This event is delivered as part of the Graduate School's Employability Launchpad programme and is suitable for recent international graduates.
You can register for this event here
PG Exchange session – 2 November 2020
Tell us what you think of the Graduate School and a receive a book voucher!
Would you like the opportunity to tell us what you think of the Graduate School? Join us for our postgraduate focus group where we would like to hear your thoughts on our semester one programme and how we can best enhance your postgraduate experience going forward. Tell us why you have engaged with us (or why not!) and for taking part you will receive a No Alibis book voucher to spend as you wish!
To take part email the Graduate School firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 28th October 2020.
Building Opening Hours
Silent study area now bookable on Saturdays
Our silent study area is now bookable via QOL on Saturdays.
Bookings are currently available for between 1 to 6 hours at a time, between 9am – 9pm on Monday – Friday and 9am – 6pm on Saturday.
Find out more here by reading our Guide to Studying and Working in the Graduate School.
Revised Opening Hours
Following the NI Executive's announcement about further restrictions for Northern Ireland and after guidance from the University and Public Health Agency, the opening hours for the QUB Libraries have been revised:
- McClay Library - Monday to Friday 8am – 10pm, Saturday 10am – 10pm and Sunday 12pm – 10pm
- Medical Library - Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday closed
- Biomedical Library - Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday closed
The safety of everyone continues to be our greatest priority, and social distancing and hygiene measures remain in place. Further information about these measures can be found on the Service Availability webpage as well as links to accessing resources off-campus, help, support and advice.
Career Exploration Interview
With Dr Peter Kerr (Sonrai Analytics Ltd) & Dr Karim Dib (WWIEM, QUB)
The Postdoctoral Development Centre is co-ordinating a series of virtual career interviews to help postdocs and PhD students explore the different career options available to them, directly from successful professionals who established their career outside of academia and, on occasion, from academics.
The October interview (30/10/20, 11:30-12:30) will feature Dr Peter Kerr, who is Head of Operations at Sonraí Analytics Ltd (NI data analytics company) and was previously head of project management at Almac Diagnostics, as well as Dr Karim Dib, Senior Lecturer in WWIEM.
All welcome; more information and registration available from the Career Exploration Interview page
The Belfast Maritime Festival
The Belfast Maritime Festival is a cornerstone of the Belfast festival calendar. A great day to experience Belfast’s Maritime history and heritage, ships and boats, walk the Maritime Mile, and see live performers and events.
However, there is also potential for a refresh - to appeal to wider audiences and programme content that is more distinctly Belfast. In this design challenge, organisers are seeking proposals to develop content and programming — either an installation, event, performance or artwork — to be showcased during the festival.
You can find more information here
Wellbeing on Weekdays
WOW weekly events
QUB Wellbeing have a variety of events planned this semester through their Wellbeing on Weekdays (WOW) programme, from digital wellbeing to incorporating self-care into your routine, a full list of which can be found here
PGR Conference: Global Challenges, Friday 20th November
PGR Conference: Global Challenges, deadline for proposals 6th November
Durham University will be hosting an interdisciplinary and online PGR Conference on 20 November on the theme “Global Challenges.” The deadline to accept oral presentation proposals for the conference has been extended to 1700 on Friday 6th November.
The conference will provide opportunities for PGR students to lead oral presentations to promote interdisciplinary discussion about how research can meet societal challenges and effect change. The conference will feature a plenary lecture and workshops on academic networking and writing for publication.
Oral papers will be arranged in interdisciplinary sessions and papers may address issues in, for example, education, human rights, ethics, physical resources, business and finance, climate change, social order / disorder, justice, equity, mental health and international policy and relations.
You can register for the conference here
If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Organising Committee: email@example.com