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Could you be a winner at the 2016 Undergraduate of the Year Awards ?

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:07:34 +0000

Last year, UCL had 4 finalists and 2 winners, at the Undergraduate of the Year Awards and this year there are 11 Awards up for grabs to identify the top undergraduates in: Computer Science & Analytics; Management; Law; Mathematics, Economics and Finance; Engineering; Construction, Engineering and Design; Future CFO of the Year; Future Business Leader; […]


Career inspiration No. 1: Nadiya from GBBO

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:42:27 +0000

In this series of three blogs we’ll be looking to pop culture for career inspiration. Image from BBC One Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week you’ll know that Nadiya Hussain quite rightly won 2015’s Great British Bake Off. Her acceptance speech brought a tear to many an eye and her […]


Operations Officer: Inspire Me

Sat, 10 Oct 2015 10:40:21 +0000

As part of our #UCLInspireMe series, Laura Davies, UCL Alumnus (BSc Human Science, 2013 and MSc Technology Entrepreneurship, 2014) and Operations Officer at BaseStone, talks to us about how she got this role and shares some tips for UCL students who want to get into the sector. How did you get into your role? I’m […]


Masters Talks 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.


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

Coming soon....

All talks listed below take place from 1pm - 2pm.

Find and Fund a PhD
October 13th
and repeated again October 19th

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
October 14th and repeated again on October 27th

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.

Effective Job Applications
October 20th
and repeated again October 21st

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
October 26th

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.

Introduction to using Social Media in your Job Hunt
October 28th

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.

Future Events...

We offer a range of events to compliment this Masters programme. We strongly recommend that you register with UCLAlert! now so that we can keep you informed about any other events that you might be interested in...

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.


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