- IRDR 2012-2013 Seminar series
- First Academic Conference on Risk and Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience
- Careers and Opportunities in Risk and Disaster Reduction
- IRDR 3rd Annual Conference, 14th June 2013
- Reader in Risk, Resilience, and Global Health joint with the Institute for Global Health, application deadline 29th May 2013
Starts: Jun 14, 2013 9:00:00 AM
Starts: Jun 13, 2013 4:00:00 PM
Starts: Jun 13, 2013 9:00:00 AM
Careers and Opportunities in Risk and Disaster Reduction
Publication date: Mar 19, 2013 6:25:32 PM
Jun 13, 2013 4:00:00 PM
End: Jun 13, 2013 7:00:00 PM
Location: UCL South Cloisters
The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction will hold it's inaugural Careers and Opportunities Forum and Reception
Undergraduates, postgraduates and anyone else interested in careers, courses, experiences, and volunteering in risk and disaster reduction are invited to attend.
The event will begin with presentations from Dickie Whitaker, Joel Gill, and one more speaker to be confirmed. They will talk about opportunities available on NGOs, industry, and academia, how to make the most of these opportunities, and how to maximise your potential of getting these opportunities. These presentations will be followed by a Q&A session, where you can ask questions about the types of opportunities they have introduced.
Dickie Whitaker is Director of the Financial Services Knowledge Transfer Network and the Lighthill Risk Network. He has held board positions in analytical, Broking and consulting services in London and New York with Guy Carpenter, one of the worlds largest reinsurance brokers. He left in 2010 to focus on activities with both the Lighthill Risk Network and Financial Services KTN. Dickie has consulted on risk transfer mechanisms in several countries around the world and also for Insurance and Reinsurance companies in London. In 2011 Dickie was one of the founders and Director of Oasis Loss Modelling Framework, a not for profit catastrophe modelling platform.
Joel Gill has a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in Engineering Geology from the University of Leeds, and is currently a NERC/ESRC funded PhD student at King's College London, in the Earth and Environmental Dynamics Research Group. Joel has a broad interest in the application of geology to international development, and the development of improved relationships and communication between scientists and other stakeholders. He is the Founder and National Director of a young and growing organisation, Geology for Global Development (GfGD). GfGD works with students and recent graduates across the UK to raise awareness of the important role geology can play within international development, and equip them to make a better and more sustainable contribution throughout their careers.
After the initial presentations, there will be stalls to browse, advertising career, education and other opportunities in risk and disaster reduction, and a networking opportunity with refreshments available.
Please contact email@example.com for further enquiries or if you would like to book an advertising stand.
This event is free to attend, but you must register beforehand