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International Students' Talks

What to expect...

UCL Careers Service aims to support International Students in their career management process, from understanding the UK graduate labour
market to writing CVs, interviewing and beyond. We offer a series of careers talks and events throughout the year specifically designed to address the needs of International Students whether you're considering work or post-graduate study in the UK or overseas. These include:

  • Working while you study
  • CVs for part-time work / Writing a UK CV
  • Effective Job Applications
  • De-mystifying the UK Job Market
  • Working in the UK after graduation – Visa information
  • Succeeding at UK Interviews and Assessment Centres
  • Marketing yourself in your home country
  • Creative Job hunting for International Students

All talks are held "On Campus", (at the UCL Careers or in one of the main UCL Buildings), and room details will be confirmed when you book to attend.

How to prepare...

The Help With... section of our website suggests a range of resources on all of the topics covered in the International Students' Programme. 

Using these in advance will help you get more out of the talks.

Booking Instructions...

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

Bookings are made and managed via your "My Careers Service" account. If  using this for the first time, please read the My Careers Service Instructions carefully before trying to log in.

Booking for each Talk will open TWO weeks before it takes place and will close when it is fully booked or, at the latest, at midnight on the day before the event takes place.

Cancellations can be made at any time up to midnight the day before a talk takes place so, if you're unable to book because a Talk is full, you can check My UCL Careers regularly in case places do become available.

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

Can I attend if I haven't booked?

On the day, 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.

Autumn Term Talks Programme

Understanding the UK Job Market
30 September 2014 - 1pm - 2pm

An introduction to finding a job in the UK through a variety of different routes. We will look at how to find job openings including graduate training schemes, examine other strategic approaches to job-hunting and look at cultural differences in the recruitment process.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the UK job market including the different ways for graduates to access it.
  • Provide information on current market using data from an employer’s perspective.
  • Form a strategic approach to job hunting in the UK using different approaches such as networking, recruitment agencies and speculative applications
  • Understand the recruitment cycle in the UK, including deadlines of when you should be applying

Working while you study and CVs for part-time work
07 October 2014 - 1pm - 2pm

This one hour talk offers advice on how to combine earning money with effective studying, the legal requirements for working in the UK, information about the range of jobs that you might be able to do and where to look for part-time jobs. We’ll then look at how a CV for part-time work should be structured.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of having UK work experience on a CV for finding post study work in a global job market.
  • Outline and signpost legal requirements for working part time while studying, including visa and tax issues.
  • Explore different types of part-time work in the UK and sources to find jobs.
  • Develop an awareness of the structure and content of typical UK CVs, for part-time work and how to translate previous experiences to a style that future employers will understand.

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Writing a UK CV - For European Students
07 October 2014 - 5pm - 6pm

How can you make sure that your CV impresses an employer? If you’re applying for jobs in the UK, an excellent CV is critical to your success. This seminar gives advice on putting together an effective CV and formatting a powerful cover letter for the competitive UK market. We will give you an insight into what UK employers are looking for, and point out common CV-writing mistakes.

Learning outcomes:

  • Develop an awareness of the structure and content of typical UK CVs, cover letters and personal statements.
  • Understand how to translate skills, experience and personal qualities gained through academic and other experiences to a recruiter.
  • Explore techniques used in UK application processes, including reading job advertisements, analysing CVs and tailor CVs to specific recruiters.
  • Articulate positively and convincingly your reasons for applying for specific jobs based in the UK.

BOOK NOW through My UCL Careers


Writing a UK CV - For non European Students
14 October 2014 - 1pm - 2pm

How can you make sure that your CV impresses an employer? If you’re applying for jobs in the UK, an excellent CV is critical to your success. This seminar gives advice on putting together an effective CV and formatting a powerful cover letter for the competitive UK market. We will give you an insight into what UK employers are looking for, and point out common CV-writing mistakes.

Learning outcomes:

  • Develop an awareness of the structure and content of typical UK CVs, cover letters and personal statements.
  • Understand how to translate skills, experience and personal qualities gained through academic and other experiences to a recruiter.
  • Explore techniques used in UK application processes, including reading job advertisements, analysing CVs and tailor CVs to specific recruiters.
  • Articulate positively and convincingly your reasons for applying for specific jobs based in the UK.

BOOK NOW through My UCL Careers


Working in the UK after graduation (Visa information)
21 October 2014 - 1pm - 2pm

This session from UCL Right’s and Advice will give all the latest details on work visa requirements to allow you to remain in the UK after you have graduated. Please attend if you’d like to find out more about the different schemes, what factors are considered in your qualification, and gain a broad overview of your suitability.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about the current visa options available after you have graduated.
  • Understand the legal requirements and steps you will have to take to gain permission to work in the UK.
  • Understand the services available from UCL Rights and Advice to International students and the importance of gaining the correct advice regarding your visas from the only team legally able to provide this.

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Online Job Applications
28 October 2014 - 1pm - 2pm

More and more employers are recruiting through online applications and with hundreds applying do you know how to stand out? In this seminar we will give advice on how to effectively communicate your relevant skills to employers and provide key strategies to make it through to the next round.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain insight into UK employers or educational institution’s perspective and an overview of the application process.
  • Learn the types of questions you will be asked and how to answer them.
  • Understand how best to answer competency and motivation questions on an application form and complete a personal statement

  • Consider how best to explain your experiences in a way UK employers will understand their value and see how they match their job descriptions.

Online Job Applications
18 November 2014 - 1pm - 2pm

More and more employers are recruiting through online applications and with hundreds applying do you know how to stand out? In this seminar we will give advice on how to effectively communicate your relevant skills to employers and provide key strategies to make it through to the next round.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain insight into UK employers or educational institution’s perspective and an overview of the application process.
  • Learn the types of questions you will be asked and how to answer them.
  • Understand how best to answer competency and motivation questions on an application form and complete a personal statement
  • Consider how best to explain your experiences in a way UK employers will understand their value and see how they match their job descriptions.

How to network with employers
25 November 2014 - 1pm - 2pm

An introduction to networking: how it works, why it is scary and examples of good networking. We will examine how you can benefit from networking, ways to develop your network and finally, we will provide opportunities to practice!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand why networking is so important
  • Provide ideas on where to find people to network with
  • Explore how to make the best use of opportunities
  • Understand how to successfully interact with employers

Additional Events:

To find out about other events taking place this term, we recommend you register for UCLAlert!

Late Arrivals, Cancellations and No Shows...

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

Cancellations:
Talks are popular and usually fully booked. If you know you'll be unable to attend, you can cancel your booking through your My UCL Careers account at any time up until midnight on the day before the talk takes place to allow another student to book in your place.

If you don't cancel in advance or don't turn up to a Talk you're booked to attend, we will record a "No Show" which may affect your future bookings for other events or use of our services.

After the Event / Unable to Attend?

Where relevant / possible, any materials relating to a particular talk / event will be made available to download here.

The Help With... section of our website also suggests a range of resources on all of the topics covered in the International Students' Programme if you haven't used them already.

Event Resources / Slides from Autumn Talks

Understanding the UK Job Market

Writing a UK CV for EU Students

Working Part Time and CVs for Part Time Work