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Below you will find listings for upcoming Development Weeks events hosted by Queen’s Faculties, the Careers service, the Student’s Union and the Graduate School, as well as student-run events.

Understanding your behavioural preferences
24 May 2022 10:00 - 12:30

Running as part of Development Weeks 2022, this session will help you understand how you prefer to behave in many different aspects of your life. You will get a better understanding of why others like to do things differently and why not everyone sees things the way you do. So, if you want to raise your self-awareness, this is the session for you.

Register via MyFuture

 

Working in Teams
26 May 2022 12:30 - 13:30

Running as part of Development Weeks 2022, this short session will help you understand how to make your best contribution to a team. 

Whether you are a team leader or a team member, you need to know how to be a useful part of the team. 

What is your role in a team? 

How do you work with others? 

How do you fit into a team that is already formed? 

What are the qualities of a good team member? 

Register via MyFuture

 

Brush up on your interview skills
Practice Interviews

We have a fantastic opportunity for Queen’s students to practice their online interview skills in a safe, self-directed environment.

Practice your skills and then receive feedback to help you succeed in your next online or real life interview.

 

Sign up for a Practice Interview

Development Weeks 2021 Recordings

Some of our Careers events recordings from Development Weeks 2021 are now available. 

Catch up with these recordings via the links below.

Catch up on some recordings from Development Weeks 2021

students chatting outside Queens University
24 May, 11-12.30pm
Simplifying Job Search for International Students

Dhruv Krishnaraj, Founder of Student Circus will talk about the UK's graduate recruitment industry, Tips & Tricks & how to make more of the resources to find a job/internship in the UK. He will introduce you to the Student Circus platform where you can find UK employers open to recruiting international graduates/students. He will also discuss resources & ideas on how to find jobs back home.

Suitable for International students at all levels & years, across the university. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Event Oraniser: Dhruv Krishnaraj, Student Circus dhruv@studentcircus.com

Sorry, this event has ended, stream the recording here

24 May, 12.30pm
BITESIZED EMPLOYABILITY SESSION: WORKING IN TEAMS

How to make your best contribution to a team.

Sorry, this Working in Teams event has ended. Stream the recording here

24 May, 1.00pm – 2.30pm
Dementia Awareness Webinar

Join Alzheimer's Society to find out more about living with dementia or caring for someone living with dementia. Learn about types of dementia, signs and symptoms, communication tips and small things you can do in your community to make a positive difference for people living with the condition.

This event is suitable for all students.

Event Organiser – Stephen Montgomery (s.montgomery@qub.ac.uk) Volunteer SU, Students’ Union

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24 May, 26, 28 May 6pm
Any Body Can Dance

The event is dedicated to all the busy postgrad or undergrad students who might feel uncomfortable dancing to their fav jam. Dance is a therapeutic art form, that helps in relieving built-up stress and improves hand-eye coordination, reflex actions and sensorimotor controls that may degenerate with age. 

A lot of people consider Dancing to be a great sport, and I believe that free dance lessons should be a birth right for everyone and hence ANY-BODY-CAN-DANCE.

I have experience of training dancing in Bharatnatyam/Bollywood and hip-hop freestyle.  I have choreographed at various dance events for more than 10 years. 

I do understand that not everyone is trained, but at the same time we can use this event to learn a new choreography, socialise and have some fun.

This event is suitable for all students.

Event organisers: Diya Bhattacharyya, The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute of Experimental Medicine (WWIEM)

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25 May, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm
Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity Webinar

Join Dr Poppy Boyd and Thomas Smith from The Language Centre at Queen's.

This session will engage with culture as a concept, reflect on the impact that culture can have on our own perspective, and the perspective of others.

It will help to develop our cultural awareness beyond the classroom and to navigate a more multicultural and diverse society.

This event is suitable for all students.

Event Organiser – Stephen Montgomery s.montgomery@qub.ac.uk Volunteer SU, Students’ Union

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25 May 12.30 QUB Careers Facebook Livestream
Build your broadcasting career path: from student to expert

This event will be streamed at 12.30 pm on 25th May 2021 on @QUBCAREERS Facebook and available here after that.

Need inspiration for your broadcasting career trajectory?

Check out our student-led discussion with industry experts Frank Delaney and Aidan Browne to learn from their successful journeys into the world of broadcasting. 

This event is targeted for students looking for a career in the Media Industry.

We will have guest speakers on the panel who will share their story and perspectives on entry into the industry and share their insights on what can students do in college to gain experience and skills.

Event organiser - Student organised event

Sorry, this Build your Broadcasting Career Path event has ended. Stream the recording here

25 May, 12.30pm – 2.00pm
Level-Up Your Meeting Skills

This session virtual workshop will be taken by  Anne Orr, Founder of Boards123 and is perfect for anyone who wants to boost their confidence, communication skills, presentation skills and employability skills. It is also proven to be highly effective for international students seeking a deeper understanding of business best practices.

This event is run by an external provider – Boards123, 

Sorry this event Level Up your Meeting Skills has ended, stream the recording here

25 May, 2.30pm – 4.00pm,
Jump In: The Importance of Mentorship and Building Networks

Join Victoria Denoon, President of the Queen’s University Belfast Graduates’ Association, to explore how networking and the right mentor can play a crucial role in helping you land the right job or to help you in your career advancement. Through your professional network, you can learn about job opportunities, share best practices with colleagues or connect with someone who can help mentor you.

This event is suitable for all students.

Event Organisers – Lucia Kearney l.kearney@qub.ac.uk Volunteer SU, Students’ Union

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26 May, 10-11am
PGCE Mathematics Information Webinar

This information webinar will give an overview of the QUB PGCE Mathematics programme, which is a professional training course that prepares graduates of numerate disciplines for careers as post-primary Mathematics teachers. There will be a question and answer session, and an opportunity to hear from some PGCE Mathematics graduates.

This session is aimed at students (especially final year undergraduates/postgraduates) in the School of Mathematics & Physics, All Engineering Schools, and Queen's Management School.

Event Organiser: Dr Ian Cantley, SSESW

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26 May 11am - 1pm
The Sustainable Development Goals – A personal and planetary challenge

The Sustainable Development Goals were set by the UN in 2015 under their agenda for sustainable development towards 2030. They aim to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Why haven’t these goals been achieved? What are the key challenges associated with them? In this workshop we will analyse, discuss, and debate the SDGs to determine why they are important to you and your future career.

This event is suitable for all students.

Event Organisers: Rachel Vaughan and Sara Lynch, Estates Directorate, Environmental Team.  carbonmanagement@qub.ac.uk 

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26 May, 12.30pm
BITESIZED EMPLOYABILITY SESSION: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS

We all think we have good communication skills but somehow, we often get it wrong.  What does it take to have good communication skills and how can we demonstrate these skills to an employer?

Sorry, this event has ended, stream the recording here

02 June 2021 9.30am - 5pm
QUB Enterprise SU Open Office

Are you a current student with a business idea? Or do you love the thought of being an entrepreneur but don't know where to begin?

Enterprise SU are hosting an Open Office on Wednesday 2nd June from 9.30 - 5pm from The Hatch (3rd floor of the SU) for you to come and have a chat with our experts in careers, early-stage business, and entrepreneurship.

We'll also have a virtual, 1-2-1 meeting room open for those of you who would rather dial in from home.

Suitable for current students with business ideas or an interest in entrepreneurship

Enterprise SU may contact you to advise on a suitable drop-in time.

Event Organiser Enterprise SU / Francesca Morelli

Register for QUB Enterprise SU Open Office

26 May, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Jump In: Fresh Thinking - Creative approaches in volunteering

The ability to come up with fresh ideas is an important skill. SU entrepreneur-in-residence, Helen Keys, will show you techniques to get the creative juices flowing. Working on real challenges for the volunteering sector you will come up with game changing solutions.

This event is suitable for all students.

Event Organisers – Lucia Kearney l.kearney@qub.ac.uk Volunteer SU, Students’ Union

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27 May, 12.30pm – 2.00pm
Say 'GAME OVER' to Boring Meetings

Does the thought of attending another boring meeting fill you with dread? Do you have lots of great ideas, but have difficulty getting your voice heard?

Does past experiences of exclusion due to diversity of race, gender, LGBTQ+, disability, neurodiversity etc hold you back?

During this virtual workshop, Anne Orr, Founder of Boards123 will help you to improve your performance in meetings and empower you with tips and tools to demonstrate critical business skills to your employers.

This event is run by an external provider – Boards123, 

Sorry this event Say Game Over to Boring Meetings has ended, stream the recording here

27 May, 2pm - 3pm
Bringing in the Bystander

Bringing in the Bystander is an evidence based interactive programme which uses a model of community responsibility to help active bystanders intervene safely when instances of unacceptable behaviour occur i.e. harassment, sexual violence etc. The aims of the workshop are to assist the participants to understand their role as an active bystander and to learn strategies and techniques, to help them play a role both prior, during and after any incident.

This event is suitable for all students.

This is a live event and for reasons of confidentiality will not be recorded.

Event Organiser: John Finnigan, Student Wellbeing, DASA

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28 May, 12.30pm
BITESIZED EMPLOYABILITY SESSION: UNDERSTANDING YOUR BEHAVIOURAL PREFERENCES

If you want to raise your self-awareness, then is the session for you.  Complete an online assessment before the session and prepare for some “light bulb” moments.

Sorry, this Build your Broadcasting Career Path event has ended. Stream the recording here

31 May, 12.30pm
BITESIZED EMPLOYABILITY SESSION: COMMUNICATING ASSERTIVELY

Using assertive language to express yourself clearly and build confidence.

Sorry this event has ended, stream the recording here

01 June 10am - 12 noon
EY Skills Challenge

Do you want the chance to win EY Airpods!

Are you up for a skills challenge?

Put your skills to the test and register yourself for the EY Skills Challenge – test your personal strengths from teamwork, communication, time management and problem-solving skills!

Only 25 students will have the opportunity to join this online challenge and win the Airpods so don’t delay and sign-up now via MyFuture. 

This event is open to students of all disciplines.

You will be sent the Teams link the evening before the event.

Event organisercareers@qub.ac.uk

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01-29 June
Master Your Environmental Leadership

The Graduate School and the Green at Queen's Team have developed a programme that brings together undergraduate and postgraduate students to develop their personal leadership skills as activists for climate change and sustainability.

Participate in a range of workshops and work with students from trans-disciplinary backgrounds on an environmental leadership challenge.

 This event is suitable for all students UG, PGT and PGR.

This event will not be recorded.

Event Organiser: Caroline Dobson, c.dobson@qub.ac.uk

Event information and application

01 -30 June
Student Sustainable Fashion Project

Queen’s student Ruben is a budding entrepreneur. He’s an advocate of sustainable fashion and he needs YOUR help. As part of Development Weeks, Ruben is launching his own sustainable t-shirt business and he’s building a student team to help him. He’s looking for:

  • Designers
  • Programmers
  • Writers/Creative thinkers
  • Economists
  • Social media experts
  • Anyone passionate about changing unsustainable consumption and production practices.

Project dates: 1 – 30 June

Project Manager and contact -  Ruben Schulte rschulte01@qub.ac.uk 

01 June, 9.30 - 11am
Interactive International Business Insight Seminar for QUB students

Business Insight featuring Allstate, Concentrix and Ulster Weavers

Queen’s University and Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry are delighted to host local and International employers Concentrix, Ulster Weavers and Allstate for an interactive business seminar for International students studying at the University.

Each student will get the opportunity to participate in a small workshop where they will learn about the culture of these organisations, their recruitment process and the skills and attributes they look for in potential employees.

This event is suitable for International students.

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01 June, 12.30pm – 2.00pm
Level-Up Your Meeting Skills

This session virtual workshop will be taken by  Anne Orr, Founder of Boards123 and is perfect for anyone who wants to boost their confidence, communication skills, presentation skills and employability skills. It is also proven to be highly effective for international students seeking a deeper understanding of business best practices.

This event is run by an external provider – Boards123.

Sorry this event Level Up your Meeting Skills has ended, stream the recording here

02 June, 9.30am – 5.00pm
QUB SU Enterprise Open Office

Are you a current student with a business idea? Or do you love the thought of being an entrepreneur but don't know where to begin?

Enterprise SU are hosting an Open Office on Wednesday 2nd June from 9.30 - 5pm from The Hatch (3rd floor of the SU) for you to come and have a chat with our experts in careers, early-stage business, and entrepreneurship.

We'll also have a virtual, 1-2-1 meeting room open for those of you who would rather dial in from home.

Suitable for current students with business ideas or an interest in entrepreneurship

Enterprise SU may contact you to advise on a suitable drop-in time.

Event Organiser Enterprise SU / Francesca Morelli

Sorry, this event has ended.

02 June, 12.30pm
BITESIZED EMPLOYABILITY SESSION: ACTIVE RESILIENCE

We know that resilience is important and that it is not a static state but something that we need to build upon regularly.  This short session gives some techniques for actively building and maintaining resilience.

Sorry this event has ended, stream the recording here

02 June, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Jump In: Conflict Resolutions

Join Enda, (Clinton Leadership Institute) to explore conflict resolution, including an introduction to:

- key theories and concepts of conflict resolution

- the neuroscience of conflict resolution

- the causes of conflict and alternative dispute resolution techniques

- negotiation and mediation processes

- practical and useful conflict resolution skills and strategies

This session is aimed at Queen's students volunteering in leadership positions (e.g. academic reps, student council, peer mentors, club/society committee members) but is open to all Queen's staff and students.

Event Organisers – Lucia Kearney l.kearney@qub.ac.uk Volunteer SU, Students’ Union

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Microsoft Teams events June 2021
Graduate School Research Culture Celebration 2021

Our Celebration of Research Culture is a multidisciplinary showcase and celebration of postgraduate research at Queen's University Belfast.

A programme of workshops and events will be hosted by the Graduate School in June this year. These events span a variety of themes aligned to the work and development needs of today's researchers, and will include the final of the Vitae 3 Minute Thesis Competition and the 7th Annual Researcher Poster Competition, as well as welcoming a number of acclaimed guest speakers.

Organisers: The Graduate School graduateschool@qub.ac.uk

Get info on Graduate School Research Culture Celebration 2021 events

03 June, 10am
Business career masterclass for aspiring leaders and influencers

Do you enjoy problem solving, strategizing and decision making? Then exploring the ACA / Chartered Accountancy programme post-graduation could be for you.

Join Sinead Fox-Hamilton ACA of Chartered Accountants Ireland to learn more about Chartered Accountancy as a career choice. Learn how graduates from all degree backgrounds choose the ACA qualification and go on to travel the world and achieve success in traditional Accounting and non-traditional roles across all sectors.

This event is suitable for all students and we encourage those from all degree backgrounds to attend.

Event organiser - Sinead Fox-Hamilton, Chartered Accountants Ireland 

sinead.fox-hamilton@charteredaccountants.ie

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03 June, 12.30pm – 2.00pm
Say 'GAME OVER' to Boring Meetings

Does the thought of attending another boring meeting fill you with dread? Do you have lots of great ideas, but have difficulty getting your voice heard?

Does past experiences of exclusion due to diversity of race, gender, LGBTQ+, disability, neurodiversity etc hold you back?

During this virtual workshop, Anne Orr, Founder of Boards123 will help you to improve your performance in meetings and empower you with tips and tools to demonstrate critical business skills to your employers.

This event is run by an external provider – Boards123, 

Sorry this event Say Game Over to Boring Meetings has ended, stream the recording here

03 June, 1.00pm – 2.00pm
An Introduction to the Water Industry

Join the Institute of Water Northern Ireland Area Young Persons Network for an insightful Introduction to the Water Industry! Find out about the different sectors of the industry, what career opportunities are available and network with a range of industry professionals in this virtual event.

Suitable for all students of all levels but most suited for Schools of Biological Sciences, Engineering and Geography.

Register in advance for this meeting, after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Event organisers - This event is run by an external provider – Institute of Water

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04 June - choice of morning or afternoon sessions
Online Digital Assessment Centre

Does the thought of a digital assessment centre seem daunting?

Many employers will use assessment centres to hire graduates. Careers Employability and Skills have partnered with SRS Recruitment & Employability Experts to give you the opportunity to practice for upcoming assessment centres and meet with expert recruiters.

The online Digital Assessment Centre will take place on 04 June 2021 and will last for approximately 4 hours. 

We anticipate that demand will be high for this valuable opportunity, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Applications will be awarded on a first come first served basis, but the closing date is 5pm on Wednesday 02 June 2021.   

If your application has been accepted, SRS will contact you directly to assist you through the process. 

Sorry, this event has ended.

 

04 June, 12.30pm
BITESIZED EMPLOYABILITY SESSION: INFLUENCING AND NEGOTIATING

It might be “Who is getting the coffee?” rather than Brexit but the skills are essentially the same and useful in many aspects of work.

Sorry this Influencing and Negotiating event has ended, stream the recording here

9 June - 23 July 2021
GradFest2021
Are you ready for Gradfest2021?
We are excited to host a six-week festival of live streamed events, interactive content and online resources.
 
You will have the opportunity to connect with employers and to access support and advice as you graduate into an altered recruitment landscape.
Whether you are in final year or not, you can enjoy employer insights, resilience coaching and alumni stories live to your Instagram feed.

Discover GradFest2021

10 11 & 14 June
Introduction to Computer Programming in Python

This course will provide an opportunity to get started in the computer programming language Python.  No experience is required and no prior knowledge will be assumed. Students with some programming experience are also welcome.

This course will be 100% online. Apply early as places are limited. (Further details with application form)

All QUB students are welcome to attend. It is particularly aimed at students in the School of Mathematics and Physics, but the material is suitable for all students.

Students who complete the course have the opportunity to apply for Degree Plus.

Event Organisers - Tom Field (t.field@qub.ac.uk and Charlotte Palmer, School of Mathematics and Physics

Apply for Introduction to Computer Programming in Python

Online recording
Develop Your Skill With Matlab

MATLAB is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualisation, and numeric computation. Did you know that you have a MATLAB license that comes with your @qub.ac.uk account? This campus-wide license allows all QUB student to access MATLAB and its powerful toolbox for free!

This video recording will cover the basics of MATLAB, Deep Learning toolbox, and Simulink (the application, industries, resources, etc), live demo, and Q&A!

The recording will cover:

- MATLAB Programming and how you can utilise them for your academic or personal project.

- Deep Learning: This session will build up the knowledge in MATLAB and utilise the Deep Learning Toolbox for simple image classifications.

- Simulink: This session will introduce you to Simulink to aid your modelling program.

No experience in programming language and MATLAB software is required.

Recording Organisers – Dennise Zefanya Tohpati, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Watch the event recordings on our 'Stream recorded Development Weeks events page'