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Sector Themed Weeks

What to expect...

Attending events in a Themed Week can be an excellent way of learning more about a sector and getting a feel for the types of roles and organisations within a professional field. 

Events run throughout each week and may include a mixture of panel discussions / presentations, information sessions or networking events. They provide an ideal opportunity to ask specific questions to recruiters, alumni and career advisers to gain a better understanding of what employers actually look for in a particular sector.

Please note however they are not recruitment events so organisations attending will not be promoting specific vacancies or other opportunities.

All events during a Themed Week will be "On Campus", (at the Careers Service, in the ULU Building or in one of the main UCL Buildings), and room details will be confirmed when you book to attend.

Do I have to book to attend?

YES! For all events during the week, you MUST book in advance to guarantee a place. This enables us to monitor attendance levels and ensure that they are more effective for those attending.

Booking procedures may vary for different Themed Week events but most will be booked via your "My Careers Service" account. Please read the My Careers Service Instructions carefully before trying to log in if you're using this for the first time.

Booking for events in a Themed Week will open TWO weeks before the start of the week and will close when each event is fully booked or, at the latest, 1 working day before it.

No deposit is required once you've booked and all events are free to attend.

Once booked, you can check details of your booking, (date, time, venue etc.), at any time by logging back in to My Careers Service and checking the "I Want to... View My Activity" section.

Can I attend if I haven't booked?

These events are popular and usually fully booked. After all registered students have arrived, space permitting, students that haven't booked will be admitted on a first come first served basis but we cannot guarantee entry. 


To ensure you know when a Themed Week you're interested in is available for booking, we strongly recommend that you register with UCLAlert!

Autumn Term Programme

Details of Themed Weeks that will take place during the Autumn Term will be advertised here during Freshers' Week, (week commencing 22nd September 2014).

Receive Email Alerts...

If you would like to be notified by email when Themed Weeks relevant to the sectors you're interested in will be taking place at UCL, we recommend that you register for UCLAlert! and ensure that your industry preferences are up to date.

How to prepare...

The Researching your Career section of our website suggests a range of resources which provide information on specific occupations and what's happening in a particular sector at the moment. A basic knowledge of these areas will allow you to focus on more in-depth questions at the networking events.

Our Networking section will give you tips on making the most of events like this. 

If you are late...

For all Careers Service Events, please aim to arrive 5 minutes before the published start time. If you arrive late and the event has already started, the facilitator reserves the right to refuse entry so that you don't disrupt the event for other attendees who arrived on time. 

After the Event / Unable to Attend?

Where relevant / possible, any materials relating to a particular talk / event from a Themed Week will be made available to download here once the week is over.

The Help With... section of our website on researching your career also suggests a range of resources on all of the sectors covered in the Themed Weeks Programme if you haven't used them already.

Slides from Themed Week Events

Charities & NGOs Week:

Other Events...

Having been to a Themed Week Event, you can also check the range of recruiters who attend our Recruitment Fairs or give Employer Presentations.

If you're now planning to start making applications or preparing for interviews, you can check details of our Employer Led Skills4Work Programme which includes:

We also run a range of Careers Adviser led talks for:

Our parent body, The Careers Group, University of London, also run a range of events throughout the year for all UoL students and GradClub members. See their Events Programme for more details.

To be notified about any relevant forthcoming events, please ensure yourUCLAlert! settings are up to date. 

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