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Government & Policy Week

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

Interested in a career that makes a difference? Government & Policy week is your chance to hear from those working at the heart of government; people who influence policy; and leaders in the public 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.

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. 


Introduction to Policy in Government

Monday 21st October 2019: 1 - 2pm

Join us for a ‘fire-side’ chat; where Nicola Benton, International Climate Negotiator with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is in conversation with our own UCL Careers Consultant, Raj Sidhu

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Careers in the Heart of Government

Monday 21st October 2019: 5.30 - 7pm

Hear from speakers working across the UK Civil Service. Guests from the FCO, DEFRA, DExEU, and DfT will talk about their careers to date. This event will include Q&A and a networking opportunity.

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Influencing Policy

Tuesday 22nd October 2019: 5.30 - 7pm

Hear from representatives of some of the shapers of public policy. This event will include Q&A and a networking opportunity. Speakers include Localis (think tank), Universities UK, Unite the Union, Ofcom, and Waltham Forest Council.

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Implementing Policy Workshop

Wednesday 23rd October 2019: 12 - 2pm

Guests from the Civil Service will guide you through the policy making process. You will work through a group exercise; designing and evaluating policy options to recommend for implementation. You will receive feedback throughout this process and guidance on how to approach policy recommendations.

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Careers in International Relations: an introduction

Wednesday 23rd October 2019: 3 - 4pm

Admissions professionals from Columbia University (SIPA), Georgetown School of Foreign Service, The Fletcher School (Tufts) and Johns Hopkins SAIS will provide an overview of careers in the field of International Relations. You will learn about the types of roles and organisations involved, the experiences and educational requirements to succeed, and how you can start a rewarding career in this area.

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Careers that make a difference

Thursday 24th October 2019: 5.30pm - 7pm

A carousel event made up of table discussions giving you the chance to meet representatives from a range of public sector employers and discuss their work, the challenges they face, as well as explore jobs and graduate schemes open to you. This event will conclude with optional informal networking. Confirmed guests include: Teachers, Social Workers, Frontline, Unlocked, and more to be announced.

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