- 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
- Debating Matters National Final
- Professor David Alexander Inaugural Lecture
- UK Japan Symposium on Disasters
- UK Japan Disaster Risk Reduction Workshop
- UCL-Tohoku Disaster Risk Reduction Workshop
- IRDR Seminars 2013-2014
- Debating Matters Qualifying Round 2013-2014
- IRDR Building Resilience Forum
- UCL Lunch Hour Public Lecture: After Fukushima
Starts: Nov 21, 2013 9:00:00 AM
Starts: Nov 19, 2013 1:15:00 PM
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 and Pearson G22 LT
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.
16:00 - 16:45 Talks followed by Q&A from experts in the NGO, finance, insurance, and academic sectors in the Pearson Lecture Theatre G22 (map at end of this page)
16:45 - 19:00 Reception with exhibitor stalls, refreshments, and networking opportunities in the South Cloisters (map at end of page)
At this event, there will be stalls to browse, advertising career, education and other opportunities in risk and disaster reduction, and a networking opportunity with refreshments available. Stalls at this event include:
The IRDR offers the following postgraduate programmes:
- MRes in Risk and Disaster Reduction
- MSc in Risk, Disaster, and Resilience
- PGDip in Risk, Disaster and Resilience
- PGCert in Risk and Disaster Reduction
- PhD study on a wide range of topics within the area of Risk and Disaster Reduction.
Further information can be found at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/rdr/teaching
The Earthquake and People Interaction Centre at UCL will advertise their MSc course in Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management and other opportunities for postgraduate study in EPICentre. Further information can be found at http://www.epicentreonline.com/courses
Geology for Global Development is an NGO working to raise the profile of international development within the geosciences community. They have groups based at many universities, and are seeking more student volunteers. Further information can be found at http://www.gfgd.org/home
The Aon Benfield UCL Hazard Centre will advertise opportunities to study on their MSc in Geophysical Havards
RedR is a humanitarian organisation that trains relief workers in the field, and as they prepare to go to the field
Engineers without borders are an international development organisation that removes barriers to development through engineering. Their programmes provide opportunities for young people to learn about technology's role in tackling poverty. Supported by the EWB-UK community, members can work on projects around the globe.
Thinking Development is a collaborative, imaginative and sustainable design project connecting a community of nuns, teachers and school girls in downtown Port-au-Prince with a group of designers, documenters and development planners associated with UCL’s Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction.
Their mission is twofold: to pool their strengths and design and build a beautiful, sustainable, inspiring and multi-functional educational complex in the heart of Haiti’s capital city, and to document the process in short films that capture this unique journey and share its lessons with other development practitioners, other disaster victims, and all those with a passion for breaking down international barriers in the name of equitable and sustainable development.
They are looking for people with skills, advice, or fund raising ideas to offer.
The event will begin with presentations from Dickie Whitaker and Joel Gill. 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.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further enquiries
This event is free to attend, but you must register beforehand
Locations: The talks and Q&A will take place in the Pearson lecture theatre, room G22 (red circle), and the reception, exhibitors, and networking will take place in the South Cloisters (blue circle)