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Advance closure notice

Due to staff training and updating for the forthcoming academic year, UCL Careers will be closed for the following days / times:

  • Thursday 14th June 2018 - closed from 12-5pm
  • Thursday 26th and Friday 27th July 2018 - all day on both days
  • All week for the week commencing 6th August 2018

For more details on accessing services while we are closed, please see our Closure page.

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Becoming a writer: what do literary agents look for?

Saturday, 09 June 2018

Some Top Tips from Ella Kahn, UCL Alumni and Literary Agent at Diamond Kahn & Woods. I am a literary agent, which means I scout for talented writers and help them get published; working with them to develop their novels, matchmaking them with the right publisher, and supporting their careers as authors in any way […]

LGBTQ+ Careers – SOAS Careers Service Panel Discussion

Monday, 21 May 2018

Earlier this month SOAS Careers Service ran a discussion panel on LGBTQ+ experiences in the workplace. Sitting on the panel were LGBTQ+ professionals employed in a range of sectors; we heard from two management consultants, an artist, a charity worker, a higher education professional, a digital marketer, and a jobseeker. Three of the panellists had […]

Top Tips for Application Forms from Skills4Work Panellists

Friday, 11 May 2018

Sally Brown – UCL Careers Advisor On the 3rd October, UCL Careers welcomed four speakers from different companies to speak to students about their application processes and to offer some ‘top tips’ about completing application forms. What was clear was that although every company has their own way of shortlisting candidates, some specific annoyances regarding […]

Asking for Reasonable Adjustments for a Health Condition or Disability

Wednesday, 09 May 2018

Disclosing your health condition consists of two parts of a conversation: the disclosure itself and the request for support. Often, they take place at the same time, so it’s good to be prepared for a conversation regarding your needs. By ‘need,’ we mean what reasonable adjustments employers can make for you. In case you haven’t […]

Telling Future Employers about Non-Visible Health Conditions: The Disclosure Conversation

Sunday, 06 May 2018

Having the disclosure conversation can be nerve-wracking but if you’re prepared, you will have the extra confidence and control you need, ensuring the focus is on the impact and your needs. Before preparing, ask yourself the following: Do I have to tell my employer? (see previous blog) Why do I want to tell them? (is […]

Deciding Whether to Disclose Your Non-Visible Health Condition to a Future Employer

Thursday, 03 May 2018

The thought of disclosing your health condition or disability to someone you don’t know can seem quite daunting. ‘Disclosure’ – the very word denotes secrecy, something official. The Equality Act 2010 states that in order to be covered by the Act, a health condition must be long-term and substantial, and impact your daily activities. Because […]