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UCL Careers in Government and Policy Themed Week – Coming Soon!

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:34:42 +0000

  In a couple of weeks time we see the start of UCL Careers Government & Policy Themed Week. You will fine below a run through of the range of events organised to inspire and engage those who are interested in a career within the public sector, as well as those who are yet undecided. […]

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“TEXT!!” What can Love Island teach us about careers?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:09:16 +0000

I assume you’re watching Love Island, right? It seems we all are. And if you’re not, you’ve only missed ~40 episodes. Cancel all plans and you’ll be caught up in no time. It’ll be well worth it. Much like David Attenborough’s Planet Earth, Love Island offers new perspectives on our world, a window through which we […]

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The 7 R’s of Success for Newly Qualified Teachers

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:26:31 +0000

Hi, I’m Anna and I’m one of the Career Consultants working with students at the UCL Institute of Education. I know a lot of you will be coming to the end of your teacher training, and I imagine you’re probably having mixed feelings right now… On the one hand – PHEW! And a big virtual […]

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Making the most of UCL Careers Graduates

To start accessing the service, simply follow these three easy-to-complete steps.  This will provide us with your current contact details so we can keep you informed of all the events, services and resources we provide and connect you to our in-house vacancy placement service 'TalentBank'.

Step 1 - Update your Personal details with us

Log in to your My UCL Careers account.  In the "My Account / My Profile" section, update the following:

In the 'Personal information' tab:

  • "Permanent phone" field: Add a current mobile number to enable us to contact you at short notice about events or one-to-one appointments you've booked.
  • "Email for correspondence" field: Change to a personal email address (if you don't plan to use your UCL email account regularly. (Note: Your username will still be your old college email address so please DO NOT change this)
  • "I would like to receive JobAlerts" field: Select "Yes"

In the 'Demographic information' tab:

  • "Year of course" field: Change to 'Graduate' in the drop-down box
  • "Graduation Year" field: this should be the year that you completed your course even if the graduation ceremony itself takes place the following year

In the 'Additional Information' tab

  • "Job Industry Preference" field: You can also tell us what job areas you're interested in.  This will then keep you informed by email of all UCL Careers GradClub and student events and notify you of job opportunities of interest from UCL JobOnline.

Step 2 - Follow us on Social Media

You can also keep up to date about UCL Graduates via Twitter, Facebook and our Blogs. We regularly tweet / blog about careers, jobs and forthcoming events. Check our News Page for more details on how to follow us.


Step 3 -Register for UCL Talent Bank

UCL Talent Bank is a shortlisting service connecting UCL students and graduates with summer internship and graduate opportunities in organisations in a range of industries, including with UCL alumni.

All you need to do is register (using your UCL student UPI number) and upload your CV to be able to search and apply for any of the jobs or internships we receive. You will need to create a tailored cover letter for each opportunity you apply for. The more information you give us when you register about what you’re looking for and what your skills are, the more likely you are to be informed automatically about suitable vacancies on the system and shortlisted for them.

Note that GradClub careers consultants will be pleased to help you tailor your CV and cover letter before you apply for any positions and if you secure an interview, they would be happy to help you prepare for it by arranging a practice interview.

If you're not eligible to use UCL Careers as a current UCL student, recent graduate* or staff member, there are other services / resources available to you:

  • The Careers Group, University of London provides local services to students and recent graduates* at each of these University of London Colleges and Institutes. You should contact your own college's service for details of what's available to you.
  • Graduates from non-UoL universities may have continued access to your own University Careers Service - contact them directly for more information. 
  • CoSector - The University of London: Provides a range of professional development courses, developed and facilitated by their approved consultants. This is a commercial service aimed at graduates / professionals from any university at any stage in their career.
  • The National Careers Service: A free service provided by the UK government. The website offers information on careers, applications and CVs, and courses. You can get advice from careers advisors by telephone, email or webchat. You can also arrange an appointment in person.

Referrals to Third Party Sites

Referral to an internet site, publication or organisation from our site does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by UCL Careers. Items are included in good faith but we are unable to guarantee the quality/style of all references. If you encounter problems or omissions please let us know so we can make amendments to our information.


*"Recent graduates" at most of the University of London Colleges and Institutes refers to those who completed a course within the past two years.