From The Graduate School
The Research Culture Celebration 2023 is a showcase and celebration of Postgraduate Research at Queen's University, featuring guest speakers, workshops the Three Minute Thesis and the Research Poster Competition.
We've curated a group of speakers from different academic fields, who will deliver talks, round-table discussions and workshops to postgraduate students during June.
- In the Three Minute Thesis Competition Postgraduate students are challenged to deliver a compelling presentation on their research topic to a non-academic audience in under 3 minutes.
- In the Research Poster Competition entrants must create a poster which doubles as a storyboard explaining and illustrating their research, while engaging their audience.
You can find out more on our dedicated Research Culture Celebration 2023 Page.
There are a continuous series of student support and wellbeing services available across Queen's University. Megan O'Brien updates you on some of the latest initiatives at The Graduate School.
I have been writing weekly updates for the Graduate School for 2 years now and I am humbled at the positive responses. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to reach so many.
The services we provide are for you, all of you! We would love more people to join in and get involved. Please get in touch if you would like to know more about the services offered at Student Wellbeing.
People require support at different stages of their personal and academic journeys. When we speak with students, they are often shocked to learn of the variety of supports available.
I hope you are enjoying the beginning of out summer whilst you are working hard. We also had a lot of students contacting us regarding their academic wellbeing, their social and emotional wellbeing. Please remember to reach out to us for support and we will do our best to support you or to signpost you in the right direction. Student Wellbeing is a good starting point and the drop in is in the Student Guidance centre from 11am to 3pm, no appointment needed.
Please remember the importance of self-care and looking after your Wellbeing at this time.
We have had a busy time in Wellbeing, we have worked with Active campus, Mind Your Mood, International Student Guides, SU and student ambassadors giving out care packs. We hold Wellbeing Wednesday each week and it is always lovely to see new and returning people attending, we still run the daily drop in service and offer 1-1 appointments throughout the summer months.
Check out the events pages in the Graduate school and get in touch if you would like to find out more about the Wellbeing Wednesdays and 1-1 appointments with wellbeing, then please get in touch. The Graduate School continues to be a hive of activity on Wednesday mornings, please come join us and remember that many students are in the same boat and hoping to meet new people, we love to see you all getting involved Please make the effort to join us, it is always great to see you all.
Students are asked to be aware that there could be some minor noise disruptions to the Silent Study area during Research Culture events in June. Times where they may some brief increased noise are outlined below.
6-8pm - Social Space event, with potential silent study disruption.
16:00-18:00 - Social Space event, with potential silent study disruption
9:00-15:00 Social space event, with potential silent study disruption
Whether they're factual or fictional, all queer books are welcome. Just leave a book of your own and take another book that's been left for the swap, and then you can let us know what you think of the books that you've read!
The book swap will be taking place at the Graduate School reception from May 26th until the end of June.
This panel discussion will highlight some career options for postdocs and PhDs in the public sector or non-governmental organisations, by focusing on policy-related roles in the health, social and environmental-sciences.
It is well known that the majority of postdocs and PhDs eventually build a successful career beyond academia and university research. Which sectors and roles they go into can however be difficult to grasp. The panel discussions of Career Exploration Month (see list of events below) aim at showcasing some of the possible career options for individuals with a research background, by hearing directly from former postdocs and PhD about their own careers.
This panel will feature Dr Bethany Waterhouse-Bradley, Programme Manager (PEACEPLUS) at Special EU Programmes Body, Dr Claire McCartan, Senior Researcher at the Northern Health & Social Care Trust, and Dr Jane Clarke, Principal Analyst at The Office for Environmental Protection.
The panellists will notably talk about their current role, how they managed the transition from academia, which skills and expertise they use from their research background, the advantages and challenges of their position, as well as advice for current postdocs and PhDs interested in similar roles.
Come along and listen to Dr Jamie Hagen and fellow speakers discuss ways in which you can market your research. They will also be discussing their experience with LGBT organisations on campus and their various research topics.
Part of the Graduate School Research Culture Celebration 2023. There will also be a chance to ask questions and network whilst enjoying some refreshments. Book your place now.
New at QUB
What is social infrastructure? How can we make more cohesive communities through the creation and enhancement of shared spaces?
Join us on Tuesday, 6th June for a live dialogue with urbanists from the U.S. and Denmark as they reflect on findings from a learning journey through Belfast's growing footprint of shared spaces. The interactive session will explore the role of social infrastructure in connecting people and places to shape thriving communities. The effort is part of an ongoing global research project led by Gehl, Reimagining the Civic Commons, and LISC, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Book your place here.
Jobs & Opportunities
The Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowship has officially launched the Call for Applications for the 2024–25 academic year. We would like to emphasize that the fellowship is open to applicants from all around the world.
The fellowship provides significant funding, academic programming, and support to 24 international postdoctoral researchers, enabling them to carry out research in exact sciences, life sciences, humanities, and social sciences at eligible Israeli academic institutions. The value is approximately ILS 188,000 per year, which includes funds reserved for research and travel.
The online application system is set to open on September 1, 2023. Please find below the full information for the application process.
Student Registry are now recruiting for student assistants to provide support during E&R, assisting with registration of students, producing student cards, and staffing the Student Helpline service.
Discover full details and apply via MyFuture or QWork.
CES will recruit recently qualified graduates or post-graduates in relevant areas, such as social sciences, health sciences, health economics, law or communications.
The Graduate Programme offers excellent opportunities for developing skills and knowledge, combined with the chance to put these into practice across a range of CES projects over a period of 12 months. Graduates will get the opportunity to work with experienced staff at CES and have the benefits of access to world-class thinkers, practitioners, and researchers who are part of CES and its networks.
Diversity and Inclusion
In an effort to promote equal opportunities and reinforce hiring practices at our organisation we have included below an optional Diversity and Inclusion survey. Your responses, or your choice not to respond, is entirely anonymous and will not be associated with your application.
Find out more; https://www.effectiveservices.org/jobs/graduate-programme-2023-2024
The 2023 Edition of the ISO Research Grant is open for applications until Friday 16 June, 23:59pm.
This year’s focus is on “Standards and emerging technologies: risks, opportunities and governance challenges.”
Following the publication of the ISO Foresight Report 2022, ISO identified technological advances as having major repercussions for standardization, from the need for new standards to support the development and commercialization of emerging technologies, to the potential for standards to support the good governance of these technologies. For the Research Grant 2023, ISO would like to further investigate the role standards can play in technology governance in order to optimize societal benefits at the technological frontier.
To apply for the ISO Research Grant, send your letter of motivation, CV and research proposal by email to email@example.com before the deadline on Friday 16 June 2023, 23:59 (CEST).
More information is available through this link ISO - Template Project Proposal.
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