From clinical biochemistry to teaching, most areas of work have professional magazines with news and discussion about what’s going on in the sector.
If you want to demonstrate good commercial awareness and understanding of the work you’d be doing in applications or interviews, reading these is a great way to build your knowledge.
Here are some examples of sector magazines available in hard copy in the UCL Careers Library:
- Planet Earth (focusing on the environment sector)
- International Accountant
- Young Lawyer
- Association of Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine News
- Society of Petroleum Engineers Review
There are more sector magazines that aren’t available in hard copy, but can be found on our digital careers library, www.careerstagged.co.uk . The best way to find these is to search by sector, for example ‘teaching’ or ‘construction’. Some examples are:
- The Times Higher Education Supplement
- The Environmentalist
- PR Week
- Building Talk
- Horticulture Week
UCL Libraries also provide access to more useful magazines and journals. You can access the Financial Times, including off campus, and journals published by professional bodies. Go to ucl.ac.uk/library and use the main search box to search by title.
– Linsey Chrisman, Information Officer, UCL Careers