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Postgraduate Research

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Erin McGrattan | 6 March, 2024

Some might say that your relationship with your primary PhD supervisor is more important than the PhD research topic. So let’s investigate!

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Damilare Famakinde | 4 March, 2024

Nigerian PhD student Damilare gives us a glimpse into his new life in Belfast and the Nigerian community at Queen's.

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Luyao Yan | 28 February, 2024

“I’m allowed to audit all the MA courses, seminars, training, and workshops at CTI. For most of us, we aspire to seek job positions in universities or other higher institutions, so it is important to know the latest research findings in the field."

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Erin McGrattan | 27 February, 2024

"Queen’s is well-known for research excellence, and it stood out as it is driven to make a global impact. I believe that I will gain more opportunities by studying at Queen’s compared to other institutions."

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Pinar Celik Chippari | 23 February, 2024

"I decided a PhD programme would suit me well because of the independent and flexible structure, where I could still work part time in schools while conducting research and travelling to conferences at different locations."

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Staff Writer | 19 January, 2024

Do you want to do a postgraduate degree at Queen’s? Here are your funding options.

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Keerthana Sundararaj | 10 November, 2023

Follow MSc Management student Keerthana on a tour of the Graduate School and its various facilities.

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Philip Rivers | 13 October, 2023

Thinking of pursuing postgrad research? PhD student Philip gives some words of wisdom regarding the PhD application process at Queen's, including how to find the right supervisor for your research topic, and funding options available to students.

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Sreyashi Acharjee | 22 September, 2023

Embarking on a postgraduate research degree can be a demanding and often overwhelming period for students. PhD student Sreyashi tells us how she deals with stress and anxiety during the doctoral process.

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Jennifer Newell | 8 September, 2023

Urban community gardens and allotments provide many social and environmental benefits, but how safe is produce grown in urban soils? Postgraduate student Jennifer Newell describes her research into urban agroecology.

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21 July, 2023

Finding a balance between studying and relaxing can be difficult, but looking after your wellbeing throughout the academic year is vital. PhD student Philip provides top tips for maintaining a healthy student life during postgraduate studies.

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Sreyashi Acharjee | 20 December, 2022

Take a look at all the fun events happening at Queen's during the festive season, from karaoke to potluck parties, there's something for everyone and they're a great way to make friends, socialise and get in the Christmas spirit!

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Sreyashi Acharjee | 1 December, 2022

Do you want to get on a PhD programme but have no idea where to start or how to find funding? Sreyashi is here with her amazing video guide to application timelines, applying for scholarships, acing interviews and writing your application.

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Sreyashi Acharjee | 25 November, 2022

At the Graduate School at Queen's, you can avail of high-quality, transdisciplinary training and development to help you stand out in a fast-paced, global job market. Hear about the highlights in PhD student Sreyashi's blog.

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Laura Kinkead, PhD student at Queen's | 9 May, 2022

Embarking on a postgraduate research degree is not an easy decision to make and choosing the right university for you can be a daunting prospect. Here's second year research student Laura on why she chose Queen's.

Laura Kinkead | 14 December, 2021

Laura debunks nine of the most common myths about studying for a PhD.

Samuel Adebayo, PhD student | 12 August, 2021

Samuel is a PhD student at the School of Electronic, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He moved to Belfast from Nigeria after deciding to study his PhD at Queen's. He tells us why he chose Queen's and how he has enjoyed his time so far.

Laura Kinkead, PhD student at Queen's | 1 July, 2021

Laura Kinkead speaks about the importance of a healthy work/life balance for PhD students and gives tips on how to make friends as a postgraduate.

Hoa Nguyen, PhD Pharmacy | 28 November, 2019

Queen’s PhD student Hoa Nguyen from Vietnam on why he is hoping to make a lasting impact on society by fighting microbial resistance.

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Anna Kruglova | 30 May, 2018

Read these before you decide if a PhD is right for you.

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Alex Jeffery, PhD History | 18 June, 2018

Alex Jeffery explains the process of preparing for a PhD in the first of his blogs about his PhD experience

Rosie Cowan , PhD Law | 29 November, 2019

Queen's PhD Law student Rosie Cowan on why she’s working to end unfair treatment of rape victims in the criminal justice system.

Cathrinea McNulty Burrows, PhD | 2 December, 2019

PhD student Cathrinea McNulty Burrows on devising innovative ways to change the structure of health and social care to better reflect the needs of society.