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What we do

Finding disability-friendly employers

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:45:35 +0000

This article originally appeared on the Reach blog. Researching employers is a great way to help find out which company would be a good fit for you. Targeted research can reveal employers’ attitudes and their corporate social responsibility aims, helping you to find a supportive environment. Employer directories and reviews There are a few employer […]

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Senior Research Executive: Inspire Me

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:29:53 +0000

As part of our #UCLInspireMe series, Matthew Colahan, Senior Research Executive at Ipsos MORI, talks to us about how he got this role and shares some tips for UCL students who want to get into Research. How did you get into your role? At the beginning of 2012 I was writing up my PhD in […]

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Writer and Blogger: Inspire Me

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:16:59 +0000

As part of our #UCLInspireMe series, Nicola Twilley, Writer and Blogger, talks to us about how she got started and shares some tips for UCL students who want to become Writers.    What do you do? I live in Brooklyn, and I am a writer, so I have to have a few different jobs in […]

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Masters QuickFix! Programme

What to expect...

A series of Careers Consultant led information sessions specifically aimed at Master's Degree students which will be useful to you whether your aim is to get a job on completion of your course or if you are aiming to stay in academia.

A range of topics are covered and you are welcome to attend all or some of them.

These include:

  • Planning Your Job Hunt*
  • How to Find and Fund a PhD*
  • Writing Effective Applications*
  • Applying for a PhD*
  • Using Social Media with Impact*
  • Succeeding at Interviews & Assessment Centres**
  • PhD Interviews**

*Autumn Term
**Spring Term

The full programme is also repeated in June if you're unable to attend earlier in the year.

How to prepare...

The Help With... section of our website suggests a range of resources on all of the topics covered in the QuickFix! programme. 

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

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 / Seminar Slides

Where relevant / possible, any materials relating to a particular talk or workshop will be made available to download here within a week of the event taking place.

The relevant Help With... section of our website also suggests a range of resources on all of the topics covered in the QuickFix! programme if you haven't used them already. You'll also find information on similar events that you might find useful plus get details on how to book a 1-1 appointment to discuss any queries in more detail.

Workshop Slides for the 2014 / 15 Programme

Find and Fund a PhD
Tuesday 23 June at 1pm


Considering applying for a PhD after completing your Master's programme? This introductory talk will cover the following areas:

  • What is a PhD?
  • How best you can source opportunities for PhD study
  • Deadlines for applications
  • What is different about applications and interviews for PhDs?
  • Sources of funding, including public funding bodies and employers

Register for this event now through My UCL Careers.


Planning your Job Hunt

Wednesday 24 June at 1pm

Not sure where your Master's degree can lead to and/or the best way to find a job that is right for you? This introductory talk will help you to:

  • Explore techniques to help you generate viable options and to help you make effective decisions about what to do when you complete your Masters programme.
  • Examine a variety of methods people use to find relevant positions, from responding to formal job adverts to making contacts with key people who can help you uncover hidden opportunities.

Register for this event now through My UCL Careers.


Interviews and Assessment Centres

Monday 29 June at 1pm

  • Understand what an employer or educational institution is looking for in general so that you can be better prepared
  • Gain insight into the types of question that an interviewer might ask and effective ways to answer them
  • Understand the potential impact of your non-verbal behaviour at an interview or assessment centre
  • Prepare for an assessment centre via an understanding of the exercises that are typically run at one

Register for this event now through My UCL Careers.


Introduction to using Social Media in your Job Hunt

Tuesday 30 June at 1pm

This introductory talk will help you to:

  • Understand why it is a good idea to engage with social media by looking at how employers use social media to engage with students and graduates
  • Understand the importance of personal branding and how to make an impact online 
  • Look at how to grow online networks and get advice across social media channels, in particular using LinkedIn

Register for this event now through My UCL Careers.


Effective Job Applications

Wednesday 1 July at 1pm

How to write an effective CV or application form whether you are applying for a job or a further study position. This introductory talk will cover the following areas:

  • How to identify the 'added value' skills you have gained during your Masters course
  • How to best market your Masters qualification on a CV
  • How to fill in the open-ended questions or personal statement of an application form.

Register for this event now through My UCL Careers.


PhD Applications

Thursday 2 July at 1pm

Considering applying for a PhD after completing your Master's programme? This introductory talk will cover the following areas:

  • Gain insight as to the best ways to approach potential Supervisors 
  • Understand the key elements of an effective Research Proposal 
  • Receive specific CV and Covering Letter advice for PhD applications

Register for this event now through My UCL Careers.

For all Masters QuickFix! workshops, 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.


Location:

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

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