UCL Careers


Career Essentials

For each Career Essentials session in the programme, we aim to provide a mix of Lecturecast recordings, pdf files of the slides and / or any additional resources / handouts that were given out.

In addition to accessing these resources, we would recommend checking our events programme for forthcoming Career Essentials talks, (use the 'Event type' filter to search for Career Essentials or register to receive event updates by email as below).

Alternatively, you can work through the relevant module of our eLearning course - Career Essentials Online in your own time. 

Career Essentials Online: Find out more

myUCLCareers: View events listing

myUCLCareers: Register for event updates

Recordings and Event Resources

An Introduction to the Graduate Job Market

Lecturecast (current student access) | presentation slides 

Application Forms and Cover Letters

Lecturecast (current student access) | presentation slides (May 2020) | presentation slides (June 2020) | additional handouts

Better PhD Applications

Lecturecast (current student access) | presentation slides (November 2021) | additional handouts

Building a Freelance Career

Lecturecast (current student access) | Presentation slides

Career Essentials Group Work: CV Session

Additional handouts | presentation slides

Career Essentials Group Work: Cover Letter Session

Additional handouts | presentation slides 

Career Essentials Group Work: Using STAR to Showcase Skills

Additional handouts | presentation slides

Connecting with Employers Remotely

Presentation slides

Considering a Masters

Lecturecast (current student access) | Presentations slides

Discussing Disabilities and Health Conditions with Employers

Lecturecast (current student access) | Presentation slides 

Find and Fund a PhD

Lecturecast (current student access) | Presentation slides 

How to Build Your Skills and Experience Over the Summer Without an Internship

Presentation slides

How to Make the Most of your Summer Internship/Work Experience

Lecturecast (current student access) | presentation slides | Information interviewing questions  | SMART Action planning template | SMART action planning example

Improve your CV 

Lecturecast (current student access) | presentation slides (November 2020) | presentation slides (November 2021) | additional handouts 

Interview Skills

Lecturecast (current student access) | presentation slides (Oct 2021)

Presentation Slides (May 2022)

LinkedIn: Raising your Profile and Sourcing Opportunities

Presentation slides | Excercises 

Make the Most of Panels and Alumni Events

Lecturecast (current student access)

Make the Most of the UCL Careers Fairs

Lecturecast (current student access) | presentation slides

Additional resources: Information interviewing questions | Networking

Mock Assessment Centre

Presentation slides

Personality Profiling (MBTI)

Presentation slides

Sourcing Jobs and Work Experience

Lecturecast (current student access) | presentation slides

What is a PhD and why should you pursue doctoral study?

Video recording

What to do if you're yet to secure a graduate job

Presentation slides 

Where to find PhD opportunities and how they are funded

Video recording

Your Future and How to Work Towards it

Lecturecast (current student access) | presentation slides