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Charities & NGOs week

Are you interested in working for the charities and not for profit sector? Unsure what roles there are and where to start?

The event details below will give you an idea of what to expect for the upcoming programme.

This is your chance to meet charity professionals, discover what jobs you can do and learn how to market yourself to employers in this competitive sector. Our week of events will give you an insight into a range of career paths including campaigning, policy, public engagement, fundraising, research, programmes and operations roles.

Come along to our selection of panel discussions and an interactive workshop to find out more about opportunities across this exciting sector. Gain tips on routes into charities and NGOs from experienced professionals and learn what you can start doing now to increase your chances of success!

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

Please note that photographs, video, sound and/or written submissions taken at our themed week events may be used in future printed and electronic UCL promotional material. Photographs/video will be stored electronically as well as in hard copy. 


Behind the Scenes Roles: Panel Discussion

Monday 27th January, 6pm – 7.30pm

Would you like to discover more about the work that goes on behind the scenes in charities and NGOs?

Come to our panel event where you can learn about these roles directly from the people in them.

Featuring speakers from: Charityworks, London Wildlife Trust, Wellcome, The Ramblers Association, St Mungoes and Leonard Cheshire

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On the Frontline – delivering on Projects, Programmes & Campaigns

Tuesday 28th January, 6pm – 7.30pm

Have you considered a Career in Operations, Programmes or Campaigns within a Charity or NGO? Then come along to our panel event to gain an insight from professionals talking about their experience of the sector and their top tips for students wishing to follow in their footsteps.

Featuring speakers from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Unlocked Graduates, Community Action for Refugees and Asylum SeekersThe Baytree Centre and Multiple Sclerosis Trust.

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Creating Social Purpose: Volunteering

Wednesday 29th January, 4pm – 4.45pm

Want to find out more about volunteering? This interactive workshop will include learning about: 

  • The benefits of social purpose in career terms
  • The variety of volunteering opportunities available to students
  • How to create your own volunteering opportunity

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Meet the Alumni

Thursday 30th January, 6.30pm – 8pm

Would you like to meet a range of UCL Alumni who work professionally within the Charities and NGO sector? Do you find regular networking events intimidating or hard to find?

This is your chance to 'Meet the Alumni', where you’ll have the opportunity to speak to over 18 professionals working in a range of roles in this rewarding and exciting sector. The structured networking format - a bit like speed dating - will allow you the time to meet all the alumni in small groups for a more personal and unique experience. 

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