Graduate School Announcements
Official Postgraduate Welcome
Tune in live via Instagram!
Thursday 24th September, 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Our Official Postgraduate Welcome event will kick off at 5.00pm on Thursday evening! Due to social distancing guidelines, this event has a restricted capacity and is now fully booked.
Tune in on Instagram stories @QUBelfast on Thursday evening to watch the event live! Hear your welcome address from Professor Margaret Topping, Dean of the Graduate School, and Graduate School Manager Kara Bailie, as well as talks from current students and Graduate School staff.
Postgraduate Welcome Competition
WIN a coffee machine!
Are you a new Master's or PhD student at Queen's?
We're so excited for you to kickstart your postgraduate journey with us. It's a new academic year, with new experiences and new opportunities. To celebrate the launch of our Semester One programme, we're giving you the chance to WIN a coffee machine to help you to stay motivated and fulfill all your caffeine needs this year!
To be in with the chance of winning, send us a photograph or selfie with a quote/capiton that sums up your passion for your Master's subject or PhD research. This can be a photograph of absolutely anything, be as creative as you like!
To enter, simply post your photo and quote/caption in the comments section of our Facebook post, or add to our Twitter thread.
Competition closes on Friday 23rd October! Read our Competition Terms & Conditions here.
Postgraduate Research Induction
Tuesday 6th October, 9.00am - 1.00pm
Postgraduate Researchers, join us for this online event providing key information for students beginning their PhD journey. Hear from representatives from:
Academic & Student Affairs
Research & Enterprise
Student Services & Systems
Innovation After Hours
David Meade: Couch to £500k
Thursday 1st October, 6.00pm - 7.00pm, Zoom
Innovation After Hours is a chance to meet up with people who are interested in innovation and entrepreneurship and to be inspired by those who are working on interesting ventures. It’s a casual meet-up open to all!
For the first time ever, David Meade will lift the lid on his path in business to show how he’s built an international business delivering contracts in fifteen countries across the world. Starting on his living room couch in 2010, within three years by 2013 his business was turning over £500k, a success that was built on flexibility, ambition, agility, networking, and a fair amount of luck too. Join the fun, engaging, and interactive session to learn some of his secrets, and how you might use them too.
Join the Graduate School Team!
We are recruiting for a part-time Postgraduate Community Assistant
The Graduate School currently requires one postgraduate student to work part-time within the Graduate School. This post will be available from 05 October 2020 to 14 September 2021, in the first instance with the possibility of extension.
The successful candidate will be required to work one to two shifts each week on a flexible basis. Occasional early or late starts will be required, as well as evening and weekend work to support with Graduate School activities. This work will take place on campus as well as in a virtual capacity.
Important Notice for Postgraduate Researchers
Semester 1 Programme: University of East Anglia Webinars
As part of our Semester One Programme, we are offering a series of webinars for PhD researchers, funded by Queen's University and delivered by the University of East Anglia.
These webinars are bookable via an automated booking system called ‘Bookwhen’. The UEA Bookwhen website can be found at: https://bookwhen.com/ueaonlinetraining.
All sessions will open for booking three weeks before they are due to run. These webinars are usually in very high demand, so please make sure you book promptly.
If you have any questions about the booking process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A message from QUB Library
Important Notice: Automatic Renewals
From September 25th, the Library will no longer be reminding you to renew your loans or asking you to return them because you have kept them too long. We have listened to your comments, and will automatically renew your books for you if they have not been requested by another library member.
You don’t need to do anything; simply borrow your books as normal and the Library will let you know when the books have been renewed, or if there has been a problem renewing them.
School of Psychology
QUB Annual Psychology Postgraduate Conference
Topics will include health psychology, social psychology, educational psychology and much much more.
Guest speakers include:
Don't Let Cancer Become the Forgotten C of COVID-19
Online Expert Panel Discussion and Live Q&A
To celebrate World Cancer Research Day on 24th September, the Development and Alumni Relations Office is delighted to invite you to join us for an exclusive panel discussion and live Q&A online event featuring academics and researchers from The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research.
- Featuring Professor Chris Scott, Professor Joe O'Sullivan, Mrs Margaret Grayson MBE and Professor Mark Lawler
- Learn about the vital, live saving research at the Centre
- Find out more about the ground-breaking work being undertaken to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on cancer services and patients as featured on BBC Panorama programme, Britain's Cancer Crisis
- Hear from cancer specialists about the future of cancer research and treatment
- Ask the experts your key questions in a live Q&A session
Register today by emailing email@example.com.
Women in Business
Young Women's Network
To support young members, Women in Business has created a unique online round table discussion on 1st October for young and aspiring women in business to network, share experiences and discuss topical issues within business.
The Young Women’s Network, (YWN), in partnership with Ulster Bank is available to all young women aged 18- 25. The initiative will provide an exclusive platform for young women to come together to encourage, educate and evolve.
With an annual membership fee of just £20, the professional tools and crucial networking opportunities the young women will receive will be key to achieving their personal development goals.
YWN members avail of all WIBNI membership and will gain additional benefits and first-hand knowledge and experience through mentoring from the most influential women in the local business community.
With exclusive YWN events and programmes, to invaluable mentoring opportunities from Senior Level Executives along with the opportunity to be part of a committee the YWN is providing a platform to bring together and empower young women, equipping them with the tools, networks and insight to get ahead, to break down existing barriers.
Available to women under 25 years of age, the Young Women's Network provides a platform to bring together and empower young women, equipping them with the tools, networks and insight to get ahead.
- Young Women's Network will gain access to a large business community.
- Build connections to the top employers in Northern Ireland and the most influential women in the business community.
- WIB offer Mentoring opportunities to best prepare young women for roles in the business sector.
- Successful networking is a vital skill for life after graduation and beyond.