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UCL Environment Careers Week

Week Commencing 9 February 2015

UCL Careers is hosting an Environmental Careers Themed Week- a whole 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.

If you haven't attended events organised by UCL Careers before, we strongly recommend you read through our Themed Weeks page for information on what to expect, how to prepare and how to book to attend.


Programme:

Event and Booking Information

Please note: Events taking place across the week will be in a variety of venues. Please make a note of the location of each event when you book to attend.


Effective Networking Workshop
Monday 9th February: 5.30pm to 7pm

Planning to attend any of the careers events as part of environmental careers week? Did you know that more job opportunities are sourced through networking than through applying to advertised positions? For most people networking is a daunting prospect - what is networking anyway and what are the rules of engagement? How do you become more confident and make the most of these opportunities? In this highly interactive workshop, you’ll:

  • learn how to build your skills
  • understand how different networking strategies can be such a key determinant in future recruitment success
  • learn how to prepare ahead and make a great first impression
  • build your confidence to talk to people at networking events, ask the right questions and capitalise on these new connection

BOOK NOW... Log into your My UCL Careers account to book your place. 


Writing a CV for the environmental sector
Tuesday 10th February: 1pm to 2pm

With competition intense for environmental opportunities and recruiter’s often often spending less than 30 seconds assessing a CV, it’s important you know how to market what you have effectively.

In this workshop, we'll look at how to improve your CV through interactive activities allowing you to 'sit in the recruiter's shoes'.  Understand what employers are looking for, how important making an impact is and how best to market yourself effectively for a specific position.

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Careers in Energy Forum 2015
Tuesday 10 February 2015 - 6pm to 8pm

Forming part of UCL's "Get into the Environment Sector Themed Week”, the UCL Energy Institute and UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources will be holding their third annual Careers Event. This year there will be two evening events, one focused on energy and one focused on sustainable resources.

These events are designed to cater for undergraduate and graduate students across UCL with an interest in employment opportunities in energy, buildings, transport and resource-related sectors as well as an interest in sustainability.

The events will give up to 80 students the opportunity to meet and network with experts from a range of energy and resource organisations, as well as gain insights into relevant graduate training schemes and employment opportunities.

It also provides organisations with an opportunity to meet with some of UCL’s highest calibre students.

More information and updates on attending organisations, please visit the UCL Energy Institute website.

BOOK NOW... Log into your My UCL Careers account to book your place.


Social Enterprise: A Path towards Sustainability
Wednesday 11 February 1:30pm-3:30pm

A sustainable future depends on our ability to prepare, inspire and empower the next generation of leaders for sustainability to adapt to the planetary boundaries and create transformed ways of living together on planet Earth.

This interactive workshop not only explores the mindsets and skill-sets that are key for any young person hoping to become a leader for sustainability – such as mindfulness and authenticity, impact mapping and collaborative action - but also considers how social enterprises are pioneering new paths towards the creation of an improved future together.

About the Workshop Facilitator
Greta Rossi is the co-founder and Chief Empathy Officer at Ākāśa Innovation, a not-for-profit social enterprise. She specialises in youth empowerment and sustainability leadership education. Ākāśa Innovation is home to a collective of sense-makers and change-makers who work together to prepare, inspire and empower the next generations of sustainability leaders to create a world for all life to flourish in. Find out more via the Ākāśa Innovation website.

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Environmental Auditor Training – Session 1
11 February 1pm to 4pm

Environmental auditing is a vital first step in making buildings and operations more sustainable. The Sustainability Team at UCL is running free environmental auditor training sessions to cover the basics of how to undertake an audit, and to give an opportunity to conduct an audit of a UCL building.

This is a great opportunity to boost your sustainability literacy, gain skills and learn how departments are improving their environmental impacts. Participants will also receive a certificate recognising them as a Green UCL auditor. Lunch is also provided.

BOOK NOW...

Places are strictly limited and booking essential via the form on the Green UCL website.


Case Study: The London Olympics – The Green Games
Wednesday 11 February 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Join Richard Jackson, Head of Sustainability at UCL, who will be sharing his experiences of leading on sustainability for the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) for more than seven years prior to his appointment at UCL.

Hear about the challenges of working on this exciting, high profile project, as well as the successes, which included achieving 100% use of sustainable timber and creating a low carbon energy network, designed for long-term use beyond the games.

As well as sharing his personal journey, Richard will offer his advice for anyone wanting to succeed in the sustainability sector. There will also be a chance for a short Q&A.

Please arrive on time as we will be starting promptly at 4.15pm.

BOOK NOW... Log into your My UCL Careers account to book your place.


Environmental Auditor Training – Session 2
12 February 2015 11am to 2pm

Environmental auditing is a vital first step in making buildings and operations more sustainable. The Sustainability Team at UCL is running free environmental auditor training sessions to cover the basics of how to undertake an audit, and to give an opportunity to conduct an audit of a UCL building.

This is a great opportunity to boost your sustainability literacy, gain skills and learn how departments are improving their environmental impacts. Participants will also receive a certificate recognising them as a Green UCL auditor. Lunch also provided.

BOOK NOW...

Places are strictly limited and booking essential via the form on the Green UCL website.


The Green Volunteering Fair – Run by the VSU
Thursday 12 February 2015 - 5pm to 7pm
Wilkins Building - Haldane room

Come along to UCL’s Green Volunteering Fair and find out about a world of opportunities to 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 - then come along anytime between 5pm and 7pm to the Haldane room.

We’ll have a wide range of environmental organisations from across London plus staff from the Volunteering Services Unit, UCLU and Green UCL to give advice.

No booking necessary but for more information on the fair please visit the VSU website.


Careers in Sustainable Resources 2015
12 February 2015 - 6pm to 8pm

Forming part of UCL's "Get into the Environment Sector Themed Week” to be held in February 2015, the UCL Energy Institute and UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources will be holding our third annual Careers Event. This year we will be holding two evening events, one focussed on energy and one focussed on sustainable resources.

These events are designed to cater for undergraduate and graduate students across UCL with an interest in employment opportunities in energy, buildings, transport and resource-related sectors as well as an interest in sustainability.

The events will give up to 80 students the opportunity to meet and network with experts from a range of energy and resource organisations, as well as gain insights into relevant graduate training schemes and employment opportunities. It also provides organisations with an opportunity to meet with some of UCL’s highest calibre students. 

More information and updates on attending organisations, please visit the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources website.

BOOK NOW... Log into your My UCL Careers account to book your place.