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Focus on Management

"I would recommend anyone who was keen on improving their communication, teamwork and presentation skills to attend Focus on Management.

The course allowed me to learn about various aspects of business through case studies provided and I was given a nurturing environment to develop myself as a leader and team player. The tasks set are challenging, especially if you are completely out of your field, but having to tackle them as a multidisciplinary team allows everyone to bring different strengths to the table.

The people you meet at Focus are incredibly diverse, ranging from undergraduate students to post-doctoral researchers - there's always an interesting conversation going on and friends to be made."
(Kari Leung,  Focus on Management 2015 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 2016 will take place from 1st-3rd June.

How to Apply for Focus on Management 2016!

Applications open on Monday 14th March. You will need to complete an application form to be considered for Focus on Management 2016 (running 1st-3rd June 2016 inclusive). Applications must be submitted and event registration completed on MyUCLCareers by 9am on Friday 8th April (extended deadline).

Click here to download the 2016 application form containing two questions which you must complete.

Once complete, save this ONE PAGE document in your MyUCLCareers account. Log in to your "MyUCLCareers“ 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 calendar then register. (Note: We DO NOT need you to upload a CV - just the application form).

*Note: If you are using your "MyUCLCareers" 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 recent Graduates (within two years) and you’ll need your student ID or UCL Graduate 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: 1st and 2nd and 3rd June 2016.

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 recent UCL Graduates (within two years).

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.