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2021 Summer of employer events for researchers

By uczjsdd, on 31 March 2021

As we approach the Easter break and look ahead to the summer, we’re pleased to be able to tell you about our next wave of opportunities for you to engage with employers online, from across a range of industries.

Why engage?

Employer-led events not only offer industry and recruitment insights, they enable researchers to develop existing skills and understand the transferable nature of their research skills into a career beyond academia. With so many of those who have graduated with a PhD moving on from/or indeed in and out of academia at some points in their career, improving your UK labour market understanding can widen your view of potential career paths and your view of your own employability.

As ever, our employer-led events schedule is accompanied by a full programme of workshops led by our career consultants, covering a range of topics for those looking to develop skills inside and outside of academia.

full calendar here

Over the summer we will also be featuring blog posts by our employer contributors, with their career stories, top tips and insights, as well as reflecting on our panels events to make sure you don’t miss the key take-aways.

Something you’d like to see? We’re listening. Get in touch careers.researcher@ucl.ac.uk

Events coming up…..

Researchers Prepare for a Career Beyond Academia: Interviews Q&A Session

Time/s               12.30-2pm
Date                   Tuesday 18th May 2021

If you’re starting to get interviews for non-academic roles and want some advice and guidance, come along to this session.

Not started? no problem – this is a great space to learn more about recruitment processes post academia.

Learn all about the difference between an academic and non-academic interviews and how best to highlight your research skills and how to tackle the “why this role” questions.

This session will be invaluable if you want some real guidance on a process which is ever-changing and significantly different from the academic route.

 Sign up for this event on MyUCLCareers

Researcher Careers in Museums & Cultural Heritage Panel

Time/s                 5.30-7pm
Date                     Wednesday 26th May 2021

This panel discussion will explore careers in museums and cultural heritage sites to offer you a chance to explore your options in an industry where your research skills are highly valued. This forum will give you the opportunity to get an insight into this sector from PhD level speakers.

Our guest speakers will offer tips on how researchers can use their qualifications and experiences to enter this field, as well as giving information about their sector.

Sign up for this event on MyUCLCareers

Researchers Professional Careers Beyond Academia Conference

Date    Monday 7th – Wednesday 9th June 2021

This conference focuses on Life & Health Sciences and its closely related sectors.

The conference is hosted by: UCL Careers and the Health of the Public Early Career Researcher Domain and Organisational Development.

Join us across 3 days for sessions such as ‘Careers in Life & Health Sciences across Industry’, ‘What is the Future of Research?’ ‘What does a post-doctoral career look like?’ And more.

Sign up for this event on MyUCLCareers