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UCL HR event: Taking Control of Your Career – bookings close today

Vivienne CWatson28 January 2014

‘Taking Control of Your Career’ is open to UCL research staff only and requires commitment over three days. The full dates are as follows:

 30/01/2014

31/01/2014

07/03/2014

This programme has been designed especially for researchers; the components have been tested and provide a creative and robust approach to career planning. On completion of the programme you will:

  • have built an awareness of yourself and others
  • have gained an understanding of potential careers in and outside of academia and be able to make a realistic assessment of your own future
  • have developed and be prepared to implement a robust action plan in order to make clear decisions on your choice of career
  • develop resilience, building the capability to absorb and respond to the challenges faced by researchers in your current and future roles
  • make clear commitments to pursuing the next steps in your chosen career.

For more details regarding the specifics of this course, interested applicants should visit the link below.

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/osd/research/programme/sdtcyr/index_1213.php

To book a place please contact Khiera Yusuf: k.yusuf@ucl.ac.uk

The Bartlett PhD Event: Life after the PhD: Careers, impact and funding

Vivienne CWatson27 January 2014

The Bartlett PhD Event: “Life after the PhD: Careers, impact and funding”, on 5 February 17:00 at G01 Royal Ear Hospital Building. At this event you will hear where a PhD can take you, and what help is available to develop a career within or outside of academia. For more information and to book a place please visit https://phdcareersevent.eventbrite.co.uk

Bookings open for the Employer Led Careers Skills Workshops for PhDs and Researchers

Vivienne CWatson24 January 2014

Are you interested in brushing up on key employability skills and meeting/networking with prospective future employers who are interested in PhD and other postgraduate research students?

If so, you may be interested in the employer-led skills development programme which is organised by the UCL Careers Service and the UCL Graduate School.

For both academic and non-academic careers, these workshops help you identify and develop core competencies which are vital for you to compete in the job market.

Workshop Programme for Spring 2014

 
Effective Applications to Graduate Schemes with RBS
Monday 27th January, 2pm to 4pm

Group Exercises & Assessment Centre with Unilever
Tuesday 4th February, 2pm to 4pm

Commercial Awareness with PwC
Tuesday 11th February, 2pm to 4pm

How to crack a case study with L.E.K. Consulting
Tuesday 4th March, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Interview Techniques with Deloitte
Tuesday 11th March, 2pm to 4pm

Pitching the PhD: How to sell your doctorate outside academia with Atass Sports
Thursday 27th March, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

PhD students can book a place via the following link: http://courses.grad.ucl.ac.uk/course-details.pht?course_ID=928

Research Staff can book a place via the following link: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/events/signupform/

Bookings are open for Entering the Environment Sector Listen to the Experts Forum

Vivienne CWatson16 January 2014

Entering the Environment Sector Listen to the Experts: Employer Forum for PhDs and Researchers

5:30pm – 7:30pm on 10 February 2014

The aim of this event is to help PhD and other research students with their career planning by providing an opportunity to question, to hear from and network with employers from the Environment sector who are PhD holders themselves. The panel of speakers will give tips on how research students can use their qualifications and experiences to enter this field as well as information about their sector.

Panel of speakers will be:

Sally Watson – Principal Hydrogeologist, Atkins

Alun Roberts – Senior Associate, BVG Associates

Antony Froggatt – Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House

Paul Van Heyningen – Head of Sustainability and Estates, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

Gareth Rice – Head of Environment UK & Europe, Telefónica UK O2

Graham Hopkins – Principal Ecologist, The Ecology Consultancy

To find out more and to read the speakers’ biographies please go to: http://courses.grad.ucl.ac.uk/course-details.pht?course_ID=2232

PhD students can book a place via the following link : http://courses.grad.ucl.ac.uk/course-details.pht?course_ID=2232

Research Staff can book a place via the following link : https://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/events/signupform/

Bookings are open for A Future in Government and Policy PhD Forum

Vivienne CWatson13 January 2014

A Future in Government and Policy: Employer Forum for PhDs and Researchers

5:30pm – 7:30pm on 28 January 2014

The aim of this event is to help PhD and other research students with their career planning by providing an opportunity to question, to hear from and network with employers from the Campaigning and Policy sector who are PhD holders themselves. The panel of speakers will give tips on how research students can use their qualifications and experiences to enter this field as well as information about their sector.

Panel of speakers will be:

Richard Malham – Senior Policy Officer, Academy of Medical Sciences

Gillian Mann – Senior Health Adviser, Department for International Development

Farrah Bhatti – Second Clerk to the Transport Committee, House of Commons

Matthew Colahan – Senior Research Executive, Ipsos MORI

Cecile Morales – Research Officer, Ministry of Justice, Youth Justice Analysis Programme (Civil Service Fast Stream)

Caroline Harper – Research Fellow and Programme Leader of Social Development, Overseas Development Institute

To find out more and to read the speakers’ biographies please go to: http://courses.grad.ucl.ac.uk/course-details.pht?course_ID=2214

PhD students can book a place via the following link : http://courses.grad.ucl.ac.uk/course-details.pht?course_ID=2214

Research Staff can book a place via the following link : https://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/events/signupform/

Interested in a career in medical communications?

Vivienne CWatson10 January 2014

Medcomms Networking will be running an event in Oxford on 16th January for those who are looking to understand career opportunities in MedComms.

Although anyone can attend the audience will be made up of mainly post-docs and DPhil/PhD students. You will meet with a number of MedComms professionals for a highly engaging session which presents medical writing and account management in MedComms as attractive career options.

For more information and how to book a place please see the Medcomms Networking website: http://www.medcommsnetworking.co.uk/oxford14.html

Google Hangout: How to secure a job after your PhD

ManpreetDhesi7 January 2014

Jobs.ac.uk are running a Google Hangout on January 22nd for 45 minutes starting at 1pm entitled “How to secure a job after your PhD”. Anyone interested in participating in the Hangout will need to register and the link below will take you to the registration page: http://bit.ly/1aaf0BH