From The Graduate School
The Graduate School Programme 2022-23 is your guide to the Graduate School at Queen's University Belfast and all the opportunities available to you as a member of our postgraduate community. Pick up a hardcopy of the programme at the front desk of the Graduate School, or download the PDF version here.
There are a series of wellbeing events at the Graduate School which can enhance the overage postgraduate University experience, as Megan O'Brien explains.
I would like to thank the Graduate school staff and the International student guides as well as our postgraduate student support office Jamie Luka for always popping into the Wellbeing Wednesday group. It is always beneficial to have input and to hear about events and activities that are happening. It creates a sense of community and belonging which is one of my main aims with this group. The peer support is also fantastic and is at the heart of what we do
Please come along to Wellbeing Wednesdays in the graduate school at 10am, we will be introducing new staff and next week we have one of the fabulous Disability officers coming in for a chat
Give me a call if anyone has any questions or issues they need support with at this time
New at QUB
Lead the Students’ Union and make positive change in one of six unique and exciting representative roles:
- Union President
- Undergraduate Education
- Postgraduate Education
- Campaigns & Engagement
- Equality & Diversity
Find out more at q-su.org and nominate yourself for this £21k paid role by: 5pm, Thurs 2 Feb.
As part of Strategy 2030, we committed to embracing the Sustainable Development Goals across all our activities and to transition to a carbon neutral society. This is not a simple journey, but it is necessary and urgent.
We are developing a strategy to create a pathway and action plan to take us to net zero.
To make sure this strategy is ambitious, credible and something everyone can get behind, the University has launched a student and staff survey and engagement campaign to ask for your views, priorities, concerns and ideas for action.
The survey will remain open until midnight on Sunday 5 February 2023.
In addition to completing the survey, you can find out more and share your views by attending a Student Summit on Wednesday 1 February at 5.00pm in The Cube, Student Centre, One Elmwood. Hear from the project team and a panel of peers talking about priorities for climate action at Queen’s, ask your questions and share your views. Pizza will be provided! Register here.
Linguistic diversity is a key feature of university campus life, and part of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy.
The Language Centre at Queen's and staff representatives are keen to hear from you on language learning to help gauge demand – including which languages students and staff are interested in, preferred language class locations on campus, and what time of the day suits best.
The survey will open from 15 January to 28 February 2023. Complete the survey here for a chance to win one of five £20 Amazon vouchers.
Survey findings will inform decision-making in relation to language training provision.
This three-part networking series is designed to inspire career development in women. The series takes place on February 1, February 8 and February 22. Find out more and book your place on MyFuture.
Mind Your Mood and Active Campus are hosting a Yoga Roadshow to explore some of QUB's most iconic locations on campus, all while practicing Yoga! Beginning February 7.
This is event is open to all staff and students.
Wellbeing on Weekdays (WOW) events are based on the Public Health Agency's 'Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing': Connect, Keep Learning, Be Active, Take Notice, Give.
This event will focus on 'Be Active'.
This is a collaborative event between Mind Your Mood and Active Campus - you can find out more about Active Campus here.
This will be a weekly Free Yoga Session, starting on 7th February 2023 which will be held in different locations throughout campus.
You can sign up for as many weeks as you like, just make sure to note the time and location of each session you have signed up for.
Please, also, bring your own yoga mat if possible.
Each event is capped depending on how many the location can hold, so early registration is advised. Registration is necessary and the link can be found here: https://gck.fm/qozui
Jobs & Opportunities
If you’re looking for ways to commercialise your research, Conception X is a free, 9-month programme that helps STEM PhD students connect with industry experts, become eligible for innovation grants, awards and venture capital funding, and launch deeptech startups based on their research through a combination of training, one-on-one coaching and access to networking opportunities.
To date, Conception X has built 260+ founding teams, had one exit – quantum drug discovery company Rahko, the world’s first QML-focused startup to reach the exit stage – and its portfolio startups have gone on to raise more than £27 million in capital and grants. Conception X founders are Venture Scientists, at the intersection of scientific research and tech entrepreneurship.
The best performing companies in Cohort 6 focusing on AI, quantum computing, robotics, biotech and other breakthrough technologies will also have the chance to be considered for £100,000 in funding through the programme’s new partnership with XTX Ventures.
Apply via the Conception X website by 5 February 2023. If you still have questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are now open to secure your place on the ICURe DISCOVER programme, the leading online accelerator in collaboration with Innovate UK, to help researchers rapidly test whether there is a market for their idea, product or service from the comfort of their own workplace or home.
You can apply Now and...
- Create real-world impact.
- Attend expert training
- Expand existing skillsets into marketing and business.
- Explore new funding opportunities.
- Gain access to follow-on support and training towards a further £35,000 of ICURe funding plus follow-on funding support
ICURe trains, funds, and supports UK research teams to determine whether there is a market for products or services that utilise their ideas, research, science, and technologies. This is an opportunity to ‘get out of the lab’ and validate commercially promising ideas in the marketplace. ICURe is open to research teams in all UK universities and approved public sector research enterprises (PSREs).
Apply Now before 3rd February 2023
Want to start 2023 off right? Queen's University Belfast give out dozens of travel scholarships every year to enable students to explore the world. Check out all the Travel Scholarships you won't want to miss.
These travel scholarships can be used to fund travel that will occur between 9 January 2023 and 2 June 2023 (outbound travel must have occurred within these dates). The student application form can be accessed here. The deadline for student applications is 5pm on 25 February 2023.