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Insight into education and communications careers panel discussion event open for booking

Vivienne CWatson4 November 2015

SONY DSCInsight into Education and Communications Careers: Employer Forum for PhDs and Researchers

Thursday 3rd December 2015 5:30pm to 7:30pm

The aim of this event is to help PhD students and other researchers with their career planning by providing an opportunity to question, to hear from and network with employers that come from a variety of roles within the education and communications 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:

Dr Anna Saggerson – Associate Director, Galliard Health

Dr Alex Burch – Head of Visitor Experience, Learning and Outreach, Natural History Museum

Dr Nandi Simpson – Operations Manager, Infection, Immunity and Inflammation Programme, UCLH/UCL National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre

Dr Mat Hickman – Programme Manager, Informal Science Learning (Education), The Wellcome Trust

More speakers to be added. Please see links below for further details.

To find out more about the programme please go to: http://courses.grad.ucl.ac.uk/course-details.pht?course_ID=2462

Research students book a place here: http://courses.grad.ucl.ac.uk/course-details.pht?course_ID=2462

Research staff book a place here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/events/signupform/

Find out about the specialist careers support provided by UCL Careers for researchers here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/specialistsupport/researchers

Employability skills training and employer led events for UCL researchers

Vivienne CWatson30 September 2015

UCL_CareersWeekEmployer-Led Careers Skills Workshops

Are you interested in brushing up on key employability skills and meeting/networking with employers who are keen to engage with researchers?

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 by demonstrating the transferable nature of the research skills you have acquired.

Day/Date Time Title Employer
Thurs 15th Oct 2:00pm – 4:00pm Introduction to Negotiation Skills Capco
Wed 21st Oct 5:30pm – 7:30pm Case Study Interviews Oliver Wyman
Wed 28th Oct 5:30pm – 7:30pm Networking skills Civil Service Fast Stream
Thurs 19th Nov 2:00pm – 4:00 pm Group Exercises and Assessment Centres PwC
Thurs 26th Nov 5:30pm – 7:30pm Interview technique Ark Schools

 

To find out more about the programme please go to: http://courses.grad.ucl.ac.uk/course-details.pht?course_ID=928

Research students book a place here: http://courses.grad.ucl.ac.uk/course-details.pht?course_ID=928

Research staff book a place here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/events/signupform/

 

Careers in Technology: Employer Forum for PhDs and Researchers

Thursday 29th October 2015 5:30pm to 7:30pm

The aim of this event is to help PhD students and other researchers with their career planning by providing an opportunity to question, to hear from and network with employers that come from a variety of roles within the IT & Technology 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:

Dr Salvatore Scellato  – Senior Software Engineer, Google

Dr David Houseman – Quantitative Analyst, G-Research

Dr Paul Loustalan – Patent Attorney, Reddie & Grose LLP

Dr Peter Johnson – Research Scientist, Schlumberger

Dr Nadia Frost  – Senior Solutions Analyst (Business Analysis), Thomson Reuters

To find out more about the programme please go to: http://courses.grad.ucl.ac.uk/course-details.pht?course_ID=2193

Research students book a place here: http://courses.grad.ucl.ac.uk/course-details.pht?course_ID=2193

Research staff book a place here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/events/signupform/

 

Find out about the specialist careers support provided by UCL Careers for researchers here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/specialistsupport/researchers

 

 

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG): PhD Medics & Post Doc Careers Event

Vivienne CWatson12 May 2015

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG): PhD, Medics & Post Doc. Careers Event on Thursday 14 May

Thinking about what to do next? Looking for a new opportunity that will challenge and develop you?

If you’re thinking about the options available to you for the next stage of your career, come to our PhD, Medics and Post Doc careers event to find out what management consulting could offer. Our team at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) includes many who have made the transition from academia to consulting, with backgrounds as diverse as medicine, tendon engineering, game theory, 18th Century literature and the history of art.

Sign up to our Connection Event designed especially for PhDs, medics and post-docs where you will be able to find out about BCG, our global opportunities and the application process. Also meet our very own PhDs and medics over drinks/nibbles.

– Date: Thursday 14 May 2015

– Location: Holborn Bars, 138-142 Holborn, London, EC1N 2NQ

– Time: 7.00pm-9.00pm

To attend the Careers Event, please register via the following link – https://talent.bcg.com/Events?folderId=10003800

To find out more about BCG careers for those with advanced degrees, please visit http://adc.bcg.com/. Applications for full-time positions will open in September 2015.

Bookings open for Life Science Sector Employer Fair

Vivienne CWatson13 April 2015

Life Science Sector: Employer Fair and one-to-one sessions for PhDs and Researchers

28th April 2015 from 11:00 to 16:00

The aim of this event is to help PhD and other research students with their career planning by providing an opportunity to meet employers from the Life Science sector.

The event will begin with an intimate fair which will have a few select organisations. Many of the employers present will be PhD holders themselves. The fair will be followed by one-to-one sessions that will allow you to discuss any questions you might have in further detail with a specific employer on a one on one basis.

Companies attending:

Biotronics 3D

J A Kemp

L.E.K. Consulting

L’Oréal Research & Innovation

Oxford PharmaGenesis

Repositive

Tessella

To find out more information about the companies attending go to: http://courses.grad.ucl.ac.uk/course-details.pht?course_ID=2234

Research Students book here

Research Staff book here

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

Vivienne CWatson6 March 2015

26th March 2015 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm

The aim of this event is to help PhD students and other researchers with their career planning by providing an opportunity to question, to hear from and network with employers that come from a variety of roles within the government 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:

Dr Richard Malham – Senior Policy Officer, Academy of Medical Sciences
Dr Joseph Elliston – Higher Scientific Officer, Government Operational Research (GORS)
Dr Rory Yeomans – Senior Research Analyst, Ministry of Justice
Dr George Windsor – Senior Policy Researcher, Nesta

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

Research Students book here

Research Staff book here

Alternate academic careers Q&A online hosted by University of Birmingham

Vivienne CWatson2 March 2015

altaclecture2_edited-3Looking for a career in academia? Are you sure?

There are a host of career opportunities open to postgraduate researchers once you finish your programme of study. As well as the traditional academic career paths, there are opportunities within higher education that suit the skills and experience of postgraduate researchers. Whether working to support research or student development, alternate academic careers can deliver many of the benefits of working in higher education but without some of the potential drawbacks of a life in research.

This online event, hosted by University of Birmingham will allow you to put questions to a panel of higher education professionals who have not only supported the work of researchers around the world, they have also carried out postgraduate research themselves. If you’ve ever wondered what a career in public engagement, career development or student support might look like, or if you’re just curious about what else you could do with your PhD then join the panel on 16 March 2015 at 16:00 UTC/GMT.

Further details including how to book can be found here: https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/as/studentservices/graduateschool/eventinfo/alt-ac.aspx

Bookings open for UK and Global Health Sector Employer Forum

Vivienne CWatson4 February 2015

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UK and Global Health Sector: Employer Forum for PhDs and Researchers

26th February 2015 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm

The aim of this event is to help PhD students and other researchers with their career planning by providing an opportunity to question, to hear from and network with employers that come from a variety of roles within the health 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:

Dr Barbara Byth – Director of Client Service, AXON Communications

Dr Claire Knight – Health Information Manager, Cancer Research UK

(Speaker to be confirmed), GlaxoSmithKline

Dr Charlotte Simpson – Junior Scientific Projects Manager, IMC Healthcare Communication

Dr Rachael Addicott – Senior Research Fellow, The King’s Fund

Dr Emily Richardson – Senior Portfolio Developer, Wellcome Trust

To find out more and to read the speakers’ biographies please go to: http://courses.grad.ucl.ac.uk/course-details.pht?course_ID=2234

Research Students book here

Research Staff book here

Employer led skills workshops for researchers open for booking

Vivienne CWatson13 January 2015

UCL_CareersWeekThese workshops will introduce you to the employability skills that are required in today’s workplace and provide opportunities for you to develop and practice these skills. They will also demonstrate the transferable nature of the research skills you have acquired during your PhD, from an employer’s perspective. In the process you will gain a better understanding of the UK labour market, meet and network with potential employers and find out about career paths in a range of sectors. For more information about the range of workshops available please follow this link: http://courses.grad.ucl.ac.uk/course-details.pht?course_ID=928

Upcoming workshop:

Group Exercises and Assessment Centres with Teach First

20th January 2015 from 14:00 to 16:00

Do you want the opportunity to understand more about how to demonstrate key employability skills such as teamwork, communication and organisational skills to an employer? Employers value these skills and they often use assessment centres in order to assess them. However, Assessment Centres are the point where candidates often slip up in the recruitment process. This workshop will give you the chance to try some exercises and help you to navigate the tricky points of demonstrating your skills in an assessed exercise.

Learning Outcomes

• Deepen your understanding of the behaviours that employers typically look for throughout the recruitment process and, in particular, within assessment centres
• Understand why assessment centres are used by employers in their recruitment processes
• Develop familiarity with exercises and tests that may be used during an assessment centre to maximise your performance on the day, particularly regarding group assessment exercises
• Gain the tools to evaluate your readiness for an assessment centre and those areas where you need to further develop your skills

Research Students book here

Research Staff book here

Bookings open for Banking, Finance & Economics Sector Employer Fair

Vivienne CWatson13 January 2015

Banking, Finance & Economics Sector: Employer Fair and one-to-one sessions for PhDs and Researchers

27th January 2015 from 11:00 to 16:00

The aim of this event is to help PhD and other research students with their career planning by providing an opportunity to meet employers from the Financial Services & Economics sector.

The event will begin with an intimate fair which will have a few select organisations. Many of the employers present will be PhD holders themselves. The fair will be followed by one-to-one sessions that will allow you to discuss any questions you might have in further detail with a specific employer on a one on one basis.

Companies attending:

Barclays

Capco

Deloitte

Ernst & Young

FINCAD

Goldman Sachs

Hoist Finance

Morgan Stanley

P&G

PwC

Santander

To find out more information about the companies attending go to: http://courses.grad.ucl.ac.uk/course-details.pht?course_ID=2361

Research Students book here

Research Staff book here

VSU Postgraduate and Public Engagement Volunteering Fair

ManpreetDhesi18 November 2014

UCL Postgrads – Are you interested in making connections with local communities? Thinking about volunteering? Want to collaborate with people outside of academia? VSU PG Fair Screen

If so, come and have some stimulating discussions at our Postgraduate Volunteering & Public Engagement Fair. There will be thirty stalls to browse, and staff from across UCL and UCLU to give advice about volunteering and public engagement. Oh, and we’ll have refreshments too.

 When: Roberts Foyer, Wednesday 26 November 6-8pm

Exhibitors include Access Sport, Body & Soul, Carnaval del Pueblo, Doorstep Library Network, Endometriosis UK, Family Mosaic, Future Frontiers, IntoUniversity, Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, North London Cares , Real Action, Royal Mencap Society, Sova Support Link, The Camden Society, UCL Grand Challenges and more.

The event is jointly organised by UCL Public Engagement Unit, UCLU’s Volunteering Services Unit, and the UCLU Postgraduate Association.

To register, and to find out more about the volunteering on offer, visit https://uclu.org/whats-on/volunteering/postgraduate-public-engagement-volunteering-fair