UCL Careers


Media Week

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

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 the media industry from experienced professionals and learn what you can start doing now to increase your chances of success!

Our week of events will cover publishing, broadcast media and advertising, Marketing and PR sectors. There is also a journalism workshop. Look out for blogs about other areas of the industry that will be released across the week.

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. 

Insights into Publishing

Monday 25th November: 6 - 8pm

Interested in a career in publishing? Perhaps in editorial, agency, production, marketing, rights or sales?

Join us for the chance to hear from professionals working in this field as they talk through their experiences and give advice on how to get into the publishing industry.

Panellists will include an Editor from Bloomsbury Publishing, a Junior Agent from LBA Literacy Agency, the Head of Publishing at UCL Press, the Publisher Relations and Content Lead at Rakuten Kobo and the International Publishing and Licensing Executive at Dorling Kindersley.

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Get into Advertising, Marketing and PR

Tuesday 26th November: 6 - 8pm

Want to find out about the roles of those who work in Advertising, Marketing and PR?

Professionals working in advertising agencies, consumer and corporate PR and marketing will be discussing their careers to date, the difference between each area and some of the projects they have been working on in a special panel event.

Panellists will also offer tips on how you can make your first your steps into each sector as part of a Q & A and there will be an opportunity to network with guests at the end of the evening.

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Journalism Workshop with News Associates

Wednesday 27th November: 1 - 3pm

Students interested in pursuing a career in journalism can enrol on this two-hour practical workshop run by the press agency News Associates. They will get you writing an article in a mock, 'real-life' breaking news exercise.

Please note that this is an interactive session aimed at those looking to pursue a career in UK-based journalism. Attendees will need to have excellent skills in both verbal and written English to ensure that they can engage effectively with the demands of the workshop.

You will also need to bring a fully charged laptop/tablet with you to be able to participate in this event.

**Due to the group size and nature of this workshop, a returnable £10 cash deposit is required to be paid in person at UCL Careers before registering online to guarantee your place.

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Opening Doors - Accessibility to Journalism

Wednesday 27th November: 7 - 9pm

Interested in working in journalism? Not sure how to make your way into the industry? This society-led event will focus on diversity within the journalism sector, giving you insights into how people have navigated their careers and tips on how you can do the same!

Everyone who is interested in learning more about diversity in the journalism sector is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Helier Cheung (UCL English, 2008) - Senior Journalist, BBC News Website
  • Andrea Cheong (UCL History of Art, 2013) - Founder, The Haute Heel

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Get into Broadcasting: Film, TV and Radio

Thursday 28th November: 6 - 8pm

Thinking about a career in broadcasting?

Join us for the chance to hear from broadcast media professionals currently working in this field, as they talk us through their experiences and give advice on how to get into the broadcasting industry.

There will be a Q&A following the introductions, and an opportunity to meet the panellists in person afterwards.

Panellists to include professionals working in Film, TV and Radio, as presenters, producers and directors of factual as well as entertainment-based formats.

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