UCL Careers


Sustainability Week

UCL Careers is partnering with Sustainable UCL to put on Sustainability Week, designed to help you find out more about this popular sector.

1 - 5 March 2021

Want to be part of developing a sustainable future? Discover how you can use your skills to create change. Meet employers at the forefront of sustainable innovation in business, infrastructure, government, heritage, conservation and more! Whatever your degree, a career in sustainability could be your future.

Careers in Sustainability Week is a series of events run by UCL Careers, in conjunction with Sustainable UCL, giving you the opportunity to hear from those working in the industry. Through our panel events and workshops, you will have the opportunity to learn about the variety of roles available to graduates in the sector. And of course, find out how the industry has been impacted by the events of the past 12 months.

If you haven't attended events organised by UCL Careers before, we strongly recommend you read through our Themed Weeks page for information on what to expect, how to prepare and how to book.

Events can be extremely popular, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Watch event recordings on our Themed Week archive. These include complete panel discussions and in-depth interviews with experts.

Sustainable UCL: Instagram Takeover

Monday 1 March

Tune in to UCL's Instagram on Monday, as various UCL alumni now working in Sustainability will be taking over their feed! This will give you the opportunity to engage with select UCL alumni, all currently working in sustainable roles. Get your specific questions answered throughout the week and gain real insight into what is happening right now across sustainable business.

Careers in Sustainable Business

Wednesday 3 March, 1pm

Interested in roles relating to how businesses are making their practices sustainable? Want a career in sustainability investment, product management, supply chain or consulting? Find out more about the reality of day-to-day roles, highlights and challenges as well as advice on routes in and sourcing relevant experience. Guests include staff from Fairtrade, Abundance Investment, Allplants, Fever Tree and Orsted.

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Careers in Sustainable Infrastructure

Wednesday 3 March, 2pm

Interested in power, water, buildings, architecture, transport, and all those things that make our city work? This panel takes a look at how sustainability is impacting our infrastructure and the types of careers you could get involved in to support this change. Join us for this panel event. Guests include speakers from Atkins, City of London Open Spaces, HM Treasury and WSP.

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Careers in Conservation and Heritage

Wednesday 3 March, 3pm

Want a career that has a direct impact on creating a sustainable planet? This panel looks at opportunities within conservation, including wildlife, ecology and the climate crisis plus the importance of heritage in the preservation and conservation of our surroundings. Guests include staff from Wildlife for All, Green Alliance, Love The Oceans, ICCROM and JLL.

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Writing a CV for the Sustainability Sector

Friday 5 March, 1pm

With competition intense for sustainability-focused opportunities and recruiters having to review CVs at speed, it’s important you know how to market what you have effectively. In this session, we’ll understand what employers are looking for, review example CVs for best practice and show how best to market yourself effectively for a specific sustainability position.

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