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).
Career Planning Beyond Academia - 9 October - 10.00am - 12.30pm. UCL Careers Service Seminar Room. Book your place here...
Successful Job Hunting- 13 November -10.00am - 12.30pm. UCL Careers Service Seminar Room. Book your place here...
How to Write CVs and Fill in Application Forms (Non Academic) - 26 November -10.00am - 12.30pm. UCL Careers Service Seminar Room. Book your place here...
Interviews and Other Selection Methods (Non Academic) - 5 December - 2.00pm - 5.00pm. UCL Careers Service Seminar Room. Book your place here...
- Effective Academic CVs & Applications - 11 November - 12.00pm - 2.00pm. Venue: UCL Careers. Book your place here...
- Academic Interview Skills - 4 December (NOT 6th as previously advertised), 12.00pm - 2.00pm. Venue: UCL Careers. Book your place here...
Employer-led Skills Workshops
Are you interested in brushing up on key employability skills and meeting/networking with prospective future employers who are interested in postgraduate research students and Research Staff?
If so, you may be interested in the employer- led skills development programme.
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.
|Thursday 10th October||2.00 – 4:00 pm||Effective Applications to Graduate Schemes||Citi|
|Monday 21st October||2.00 – 4:00 pm||Group Exercises & Assessment Centre||Civil Service|
|Tuesday 22nd October||2.00 – 4:00 pm||Case Study Interviews||Teach First|
|Tuesday 29th October||5:30 - 7:30 pm||Interview Techniques||The Brilliant Club|
|Wednesday 13th November||5:30 - 7:30 pm||Commercial Awareness||Barclays|
|Tuesday 19th November||5:30 - 7:30 pm||Networking Skills||Capco|
Further details about the events can be found on the Graduate School – Skills Development Programme website.
Places allocated to Research Staff are limited, so if you are interested in attending any of the above events, please book now via our Research Staff Online Booking Form.
Employer Forums and Fairs
We also deliver employer forums and fairs for research students and research staff which focus on different key employment sectors. These events showcase different employer perspectives and career paths for research students and research staff outside academia and provide you with the opportunity to network with the invited speakers. To see the employer forum and fair programme and make a booking please go to: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/researchers/events
You do not have to pre-book a place for these online seminars - places are allocated on a 'first come, first served basis' by logging onto the system 5 - 10 minutes before the official start time (100 online places are available)
- How to Access The Webinars - PDF Instructions. PLEASE READ THIS FIRST
- WEBINAR LINK - Use this to access the online seminar room
Friday 29th November, 12:15 - 1:15 pm. Non Academic Applications. Learn how to market your skills and experience and motivation to a non academic recruiter in a CV, cover letter and application form.
FEEDBACK NEEDED! - These online workshops are new for 2013/14 and we really need your feedback to help us ensure that the content and delivery method meet your needs. If you have attended one of our webinars please download the feedback form below and then email it to the UCL Careers Administrator Moira Good: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 CVs & Applications
This session is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to make effective academic CVs and 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.
Academic Interview Skills
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 academic positions, but also examines areas of questioning specific to this area.
Career Planning Beyond Academia
By attending this workshop you will:
- Explore issues that you need to consider, allowing you to make an effective career choice.
- Be provided with the mental and informational tools to enable you to identify an alternative to an academic career by yourself.
- Become aware of the data sources on research student non-academic career destinations
- Recognise some of the challenges faced by individuals making a career change and identify strategies to manage the transition successfully.
Successful Job Hunting
By attending this course you will:
- Gain an understanding of the variety of methods used to source job opportunities and debate the positive and negative aspects of different approaches.
- Examine real case studies of researchers and the methods they used to secure positions outside academia.
- Become familiar with the key principles of effective networking, both for face to face situations and online channels.
- Enhance your own networking and influencing skills through practical activities in a supportive environment.
How to Write CVs and Fill in Application Forms (Non Academic)
By attending this workshop you will:
- Develop an ability to translate skills, experience and personal qualities developed through research to a non-academic recruiter.
- Gain techniques for more effective self marketing.
- Develop an awareness of the structure and content of typical non-academic CVs, cover letters and application forms.
- Be able to articulate positively and convincingly reasons for career change and role organisation choice.
Interviews and Other Selection Methods (Non Academic)
A highly interactive workshop that aims to simulate the assessment methods and exercises that organisations commonly use to select candidates for graduate level positions.
Areas covered include:
- Competency based interviews
- In-tray task
- Group exercise
Participants will be given the opportunity to take on the role of the assessor in order to deepen their understanding of the behaviours that employers typically look for throughout the selection process.
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