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Focus on Management

"The 'Focus' course has been amongst the most interesting and inspiring opportunities I have taken advantage of during my time at UCL. 

Working with such bright and ambitious student, as well as learning how to succeed at assessment centres were invaluable experiences. Indeed, I'm sure the skills I learned and honed has helped me secure several job offers mere weeks after the course concluded. 

I urge all UCL students to have a go at this brilliant exercise."

(Quote from Focus on Management 2014 participant)

Employer speaking at an event

The most popular event we run at UCL Careers, our three-day non-residential course is an exciting and challenging way to get practical experience tackling real-life case studies with top employers from a range of sectors. You’ll work with experienced managers who’ll give you personalised feedback on your team work, commercial awareness and employability skills.

Not only this, but you’ll be able to boost your CV, develop your skills and find out more about which working style seems right for you. Be prepared for an event which will offer a fantastic learning and networking opportunity with a number of different high-profile companies.

Focus on Management is a running Wednesday 10th-Friday 12th June 2015 in a central London location. This year's course the leading global healthcare company GSK are sponsoring and contributing to this course.

This year's case studies will be provided by GSK, ICAEW (accountancy and finance professional body), KPMG's M&A consulting division and a public sector company

Focus on Management close on Wednesday 8th April 2015 at 11:59pm - see below for instructions on how to apply.

How to Apply for Focus on Management 2015!

Applications open on Monday 16th March. You will need to complete an application form to be considered for Focus on Management 2015 (running 10-12 June 2015). Applications must be submitted and event registration completed on UCL My Careers by Wednesday 8th April 2015 11:59pm

Click here to download the 2015 application form containing two questions which you must complete.

Once complete, save this ONE PAGE document in your My UCL Careers account. Log in to your "My Careers Service“ account* and through "My Account/My Documents" in the main toolbar, upload your saved application form to the CV Category and call it "Focus Application". Next register for the course through the Calendar -find the event in the calender then register. (Note: We DO NOT need you to upload a CV - just the application form).

*Note: If you are using your "My Careers Service" account for the first time, please read the Logging In Instructions. If you're experiencing problems uploading your application or need assistance to do so, please contact us immediately, we are happy to help you get set up.

Exact location and full joining instructions will be emailed to successful applicants closer to the date.

The course is open to current UCL students as well as GradClub members and you’ll need your student ID or GradClub card to make the required £20 deposit.

Things to Consider

Please check your availability before you apply. You need to be able to attend all three days: 10th, 11th and 12th June 2015.

Also, be aware we always have more responses than spaces so there is a chance you may not be successful. To make the application process as fair as possible, we don’t assess any applications until after the closing date has passed. However, we do advise you to make your application as soon as possible!

Once you have applied, we will be in touch if you have been accepted on to the course, and provide you with further details. We ask you to pay a £20 deposit which will be refunded after you've completed the three days. You have up until a week before the first day to claim your deposit back if you decide you can't attend and cancel.

This course is open to all UCL students regardless of year and discipline, and UCL Gradclub members.

After the Event

Have a look through our UCL Careers Events Calendar to search for other events which may be of interest such as Careers Fairs and Sector Themed Weeks. Also, you'll find our Skills4Work programme is a great way to improve your employability skills with workshops run by top employers.

Sign-up to UCLAlert! to be reminded about up-coming events including Focus on Management.