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Environment Careers Week

Week commencing 10th February 2014

What is it? A week of activities designed to help you find out more about opportunities in this popular sector including information on routes in and how to gain valuable work experience. 

Do I need to book to attend? YES! Booking is essential for all activities listed below and is either done through your "My Careers Service" account or as instructed for GradSchool / UCLU events. 

Students who haven't used their My Careers Service account before should read our instructions page before trying to log in to book anything.

LOCATION DETAILS for each event will be provided when booking.

Please Note: Events are popular and booking for each will close when it is fully booked or, at the latest, 1 working day before the event. We recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.


Summary of Events

  • Entering the Environment Sector: Employer Forum for PhDs and Researchers
    Monday 10 February 2014: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Energy Panel Discussion
    Tuesday 11 February: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Environmental Policy, Strategy and Consultancy Panel Forum
    Wednesday 12 February: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
  • UCLU Environmental Volunteering Fair
    Wednesday 12 February: 6pm – 8pm
  • The Built Environment
    Thursday 13 February: 1pm – 2pm
  • CV and Application Advice
    Thursday 13 February: 2pm to 4pm
  • Biodiversity, Campaigning and Environmental Management
    Thursday 13 February: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
  • Volunteering opportunities
    Friday 14 February: 2pm – 4pm

Entering the Environment Sector: Employer Forum for PhDs and Researchers
Monday 10 February 2014: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Please log in to the Graduate School website for more information on speakers.


Energy and the Environment
Tuesday 11 February: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Renewable energy or energy conservation covers a wide range of careers including those who support it as well as those who make it. This forum and networking session will address the variety of energy careers connected with the environment and provide you with the opportunity to hear from UCL alumni and others how they have made careers in the sector.

Panellist include:

For more detailed profiles of the panellists, please download the Speaker Profiles sheet.


Environmental Policy, Strategy and Consultancy Panel Forum
Wednesday 12 February: 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Are you wondering what the career opportunities might be in the environment sector? Would you like inside information to help you with the first step on the ladder or boost your application? This Forum will help anyone who wants answers to these questions. The Forum consists of hearing from experts in this area, showing you the types of roles available, sharing their career stories and tips to success. This will be followed by a Q&A session. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to network with panellists on a one to one basis.

Panellists include:


UCLU Environmental Volunteering Fair
Wednesday 12 February: 6pm – 8pm

Find out about a world of opportunities available through the Volunteer Services Unit and get involved! Whether you like getting your hands dirty with a spot of practical conservation, are passionate about campaigning on environmental issues or are just curious about what’s on offer, come along any time between 6pm and 8pm.

No booking necessary but, for more information please see the VSU website.


The Built Environment
Thursday 13 February: 1pm – 2pm

Find out about how architects and builders take account of environmental issues in their work and discover some of the skills you might need to work successfully in this field. Confirmed panel members include:


CV and Application Advice
Thursday 13 February: 2pm to 4pm

If you are considering a career in this sector it is advisable to have a CV that will reflect your interest and experience in the best light possible. Change Agents are bespoke sustainability recruiters offering paid and volunteering experiences and training so they have a wealth of experience you can tap into. They will be offering advice and guidance on a 1-1 basis on how to show yourself off to best advantage. You will need to bring a copy of your CV.


Biodiversity, Campaigning and Environmental Management
Thursday 13 February: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

This event is for anyone considering a career in managing the environment and who has a concern for maintaining biodiversity.  Invited speakers will cover a range of careers in this sector to reflect its breadth.  The event will begin with a panel session for the first hour and conclude with an opportunity to talk to the panellists and other organisations separately.

Confirmed organisations attending:*

* (please return later as more may be added up to the day of the event)


Volunteering opportunities
Friday 14 February: 2pm – 4pm

UCLU’s Volunteering Services Unit has hundreds of volunteering vacancies, including lots of exciting activities with environmental organisations. If you’ve an idea for your own project, they can help you set that up too. 

The VSU’s John Braime will be at UCL Careers to help you find the right volunteering opportunity that will help you build essential experience for breaking into the environment sector and which suits your interests and time availability. Come on your own or with a group for a 15 minute session.

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