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International Development Week

A week of different events showcasing different roles and career paths in the international development sector.

1-5 February 2021

Are you interested in a career in International Development? Do you want to know more about roles that have a global impact?

International Development Week is a series of events run by UCL Career giving you the opportunity to hear from those working in the industry. Through our panel events and webinars you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the variety of roles available to graduates in the sector, find out how the industry has been impacted by the events of the past 10 months and hear from UCL Alumni who work in the sector.

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.


An introduction to the sector and how to make the most of the week

Monday 1 February, 1-2pm

Careers Consultant Glyn Jones will present information on graduate opportunities within the international development sector as well as highlighting some of the potential benefits of the events coming up within the week and how you can make the most of these sessions.

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International Economic Development: Impact of Covid on the sector and career stories

Tuesday 2 February, 6-7.30pm

International Economic Development organizations will be central in this disrupted world economy due to the pandemic. Panellists from institutions like the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the World Bank, the Centre for Global Development and the UN Economic Commission for Europe join us for this online panel event. Speakers will discuss the impact of Covid on the work they are doing and the career outlook in their organisations as well as share their own personal career stories.

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Pathways into International Development

Wednesday 3 February, 6-7.30pm

Join employees from the Civil Service, Mott MacDonald and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as they discuss some of the roles relating to international development within their organisations. Find out about the graduate opportunities within the sector and the different career pathways within these organisations.

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Connecting with UCL Alumni Working in International Development

Thursday 4 February, 6-7.30pm

UCL Alumni with experience at the Red Cross, Global Partnerships for Education, ACTED Nigeria and the World Health Organisation will be taking part in this panel event. Hear from our speakers about their career journey and the steps they took to work within International Development after they graduated from UCL.

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