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"The greatest way to learn something is to have to explain it to someone else; you really get tested."
Dr Andrea Sella, Department of Chemistry
Supporting staff with students' employability issues
The UCL Careers Service offers high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance to students and also supports staff dealing with careers or employability related issues.
For students who wish to embellish their studies with practical work experience, advice on internships is available as well as information on other alternate forms of work experience.
For general careers advice, the UCL careers service helps departments prepare their students for
employment through induction talks, group sessions, drop in sessions,
employer/alumni evenings and networking events. These activities include career planning, exposure to employers, skills development, application and CV advice, and mock interviews.
Each department is
assigned a careers advisor to tailor advice specific to their students'
needs. There are also specialist careers advisors for postgraduate students, international students and research staff.
Careers Liaison Tutors:
Careers advisors are supported by a network of careers liaison tutors, a role taken by a member of teaching staff within each department. These tutors assist the careers service in a number of ways:
- Working with the careers advisor to set a programme of careers sessions for each academic year
- Scheduling careers input into lecture times if possible, or else identifying times that will suit the majority of students
- Booking rooms and publicising the sessions through email and announcements in lectures
- Helping to facilitate information on the destination of students on graduation
- Familiarising themselves with the range of careers services available and promoting the services to students
- Working with the careers service to forumulate good practice and provide feedback
To find out who your Careers Liaison Tutor is, contact the Careers Service by emailing email@example.com or calling 020 7866 3600. Or, for a list of the Career Service's own advisors (who are all assigned to specific departments) click here.
Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Statistics
Each year, all universities are required by the government to survey graduates' desintations six months after graduation. This information is then sent to the Higher Education Statistic Agency (HESA). Prospective students often use this information to help them decide where they want to study. Seeing graduates enter successful careers will make UCL more attractive to prospective students and continue UCL's high global ranking.
Graduates and current students at UCL can also see where previous students have found employment and get a snapshot of the types of careers that are available to them.
Heads of Department will have a hard copy of the statistics. Copies are also held by the careers service.
For students looking to continue with further studies at UCL and beyond, there is advice on hand regarding funding opportunities and scholarships.
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