Career Skills Workshops for Research Staff
Our programme of workshops is designed to enhance the career prospects of research staff at UCL. Five different workshops are provided, each covering key aspects of career management
Unless indicated, the workshops take place in the Careers Service Seminar Room and are delivered by either one of our specialist Careers Advisers for Research Staff.
All our workshops take place in groups of 10 - 20 participants and involve audience participation and group activities. They are either two or three hours long.
Our workshops can contribute to your Staff Development training days requirement.
Non Academic Workshops
Further information about the workshops can be found in the drop-down menu (below).
Non Academic CVs and Applications - Monday 8 April - 12.00 noon - 2.00pm. UCL Careers Service Seminar Room.
Non Academic Interviews - Friday 26 April -12.00 noon - 2.00pm. UCL Careers Service Seminar Room.
Career Planning Beyond Academia - Friday 10 May - 12.00 noon - 2.00pm. UCL Careers Service Seminar Room. Book your place here...
Non Academic CVs and Applications - Tuesday 21 May - 2.00 - 4.00pm. UCL Careers Service Seminar Room. Book your place here...
Academic Workshops - UCL SLASH: UCL Arts & Humanities, UCL Laws, UCL Social & Historical Sciences and UCL School of Slavonic & Eastern European Studies
SLASH All Day Academic Careers Workshop
Date: Thursday 16 May, 2013.
Time: 10.00am - 4.30pm
Topics covered: Academic Applications, Interview Skills & Career Planning.
The first part of the workshop is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to make effective academic applications, in particular, we will cover structure and content of academic CVs and how to write effective covering letters / personal statements. You will have a chance to analyse each others’ CVs and identify areas for improvement.
In the second part we will focus on interview skills. This will be an interactive session with practical hints and tips, an opportunity to gain interview practice and confidence in a ‘safe environment’ and to identify your strengths and weaknesses.
In the context of these practical elements we will also consider general issues to do with academic career progression and finish the workshop with individual action planning.
Please note that for this workshop you must bring a copy of your CV.
To book a place at this event, please click here
Academic Interviews Workshop - Friday 12 April - 10.00am-1.00pm - UCL Careers Service Seminar Room.
Effective Academic Applications Workshop - Monday 29 April - 2.00-5.00pm - UCL Careers Service Seminar Room.
Academic Career Planning Workshop - Tuesday 7 May- 10.00am-1.00pm - UCL Careers Service Seminar Room.
Effective Academic Applications Workshop - Friday 31 May - 2.00-5.00pm - UCL Careers Service Seminar Room. Book your place here...
Academic Workshops - UCL BEAMS: UCL Built Environment, UCL Engineering Sciences and UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences
Academic Interviews - Thursday 4 April -2.00-5.00pm. UCL Careers Service Seminar Room.
Effective Academic Applications -Tuesday 16 April - 5.00-7.00pm. UCL Careers Service Seminar Room.
Academic Career Planning - Thursday 2 May -10.00am-1.00pm. UCL Careers Service Seminar Room.
Effective Academic Applications - Wednesday 15 May -5.00-7.15pm. UCL Careers Service Seminar Room. Book your place here...
- You must register in advance via a simple online booking form (accessed via the 'Non Academic Workshops' or 'Academic Workshops' sections).
- No deposit is required once the form is submitted and all workshops are free to attend.
- The booking form usually closes when each workshop is fully booked.
- Please book early to avoid disappointment!
- If the booking form has closed and you still wish to attend a particular workshop, please contact us to check if places are available through cancellations.
- Please also let us know if you have any special requirements.
PhD Employer Forum – Careers in Natural Resources & Environmental Sustainability
Date/Time: 28th May 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The aim of this event is to help Post Docs and PhD students with their career planning by providing an opportunity to question, hear from and network with employers from the Natural Resources & Environment sectors. A panel of speakers who themselves are PhD holders working in various aspects of the environmental field including consultancy, scientific/technical, engineering and policy have been invited to talk about their sector, their career progression and the best routes into natural resources and environmental sustainability positions. They will also give tips on how PhD and research students can use their qualifications and experiences to enter this field. As there will be an opportunity to speak with the panellists at this event please research the organisations represented and come prepared with some questions for the speakers about their work and the sector.
- Doug Hunt - Principal Engineer, Water and Environment Group, Atkins
- Ross Haacke - Senior Researcher, CGG
- Anthony Froggatt - Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment & Resources, Chatham House
- Graham Hopkins - Senior Ecologist, The Ecology Consultancy
- Paul Thompson - Technical Consultant, Oakdene Hollins
- Victoria Gay – Senior Analyst, Palmetto Climate
For full information please go to the Graduate School Forum website page.
If you are interested in attending this event, please email: careers [@]ucl.ac.uk
Academic Career Planning
This workshop, composed of several interactive group exercises, explores the key skills, experience and personal qualities vital to securing your first lectureship and progressing up the academic career ladder. Ideal for those who are at an early stage of their postdoctoral career and are contemplating an academic career, as well as those who are looking to make lectureship applications and who want to gain an overview of what academic recruiters want from them.
Effective Academic Applications
This session is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to make effective academic applications. By attending this workshop you will:
• Develop an awareness of the personal qualities, experience and achievements needed to be successful in securing research and teaching positions in a higher education institution, in the UK and beyond.
• Become more informed about academic CVs and motivational letters.
• Be able to effectively market your skills, experience and motivation for research and teaching positions to an academic recruiter in written format.
Please note that for this workshop you must bring a copy of your CV.
Career Planning Beyond Academia
This workshop is ideal for researchers who are still weighing up their career options or for those who have made up their minds for a career change but are unsure what to do next. In this interactive workshop we will examine what you have to offer non-academic recruiters in terms of skills and experience, explore ways to generate new career ideas and examine career change strategies.
CVs & Application Forms (Non Academic)
How can you make sure that your CV or application form will impress an employer? In this session you will gain an overview of what recruiters (both academic and non-academic) are looking for and key advice on how to structure, and what to include on, CVs and applications forms (with examples). Note: you do not need to prepare a CV for this session.
An interactive session with practical hints and tips. This is an opportunity to gain interview practice and confidence in a ‘safe environment’ and will help you to succeed. This workshop covers core interview skills applicable to both academic and non-academic positions, but also examines areas of questioning specific to each.
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