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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

Event Locations

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.

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.

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 Past Talks

Slides from the spring programme below will be available after each talk has taken place.

Free Careers Talk for Chinese, Vietnamese and Malaysian students: Gaining work or work experience in the UK and back home after you graduate (Including Visa’s Tier 2 and 5)

Talk by International Student Internship Scheme

9th February 2016

Slides from this talk are available here

Creative Job Hunting

In this talk, Careers Consultant Andy Walsh and external Careers Coach Toni Liu (Specialist in helping International Students understand western/UK business practises) explored a range of on and off-line ideas to maximise your exposure in the UK job market and discover how to network with potential employers .

1st March 2016

Slides from this talk are available here

The International Students' Talks Programme for the spring term has now finished.

Where available, resources from past events will be available in the 'After the Event / Unable to attend?' section above.

Details of future workshops will be available shortly.

To receive notifications about these, and other events, make sure you register with UCLAlert!

For all International Student Talks, 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 UCL Careers" account. If using this for the first time, please read the My UCL Careers Instructions carefully before trying to log in.

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

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

Can I attend if I haven't booked?

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

If not, on the day of the talk, after all registered students have arrived, space permitting, students that haven't booked will be admitted on a first come first served basis but please be aware that we cannot always guarantee entry to those who haven't booked.


Talks are held in various lecture theatres on the main UCL Campus. Exact location details will be provided when booking via My UCL Careers.