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Charities & NGOs Sector Insight Events

Interested in a career that makes a difference? Explore charity and non-governmental organisation (NGO's) sector throughout the year.


Interested in a career that makes a difference?

Getting into Charities and NGOs can be competitive, but you can find success by learning from leading organisations and professionals. Their experiences will show you what this sector is really like and how to find a route into a fulfilling career.

Join us for an exciting week of virtual panel discussions, followed by Q&A sessions.

How to prepare

Speaker profiles will be provided for each event, allowing you to do some initial research before attending. This will help you ask insightful questions at the events themselves.

We would recommend that you read through the range of help sheets and resources recommended on our resource library on effective networking and the relevant sector guides below, to better understand job roles, key employers and emploment opportunities, sources of sector news and information, and how UCL can help you:

We will also run a regular series of lunchtime talks on effective networking at events as part of our Career Essentials programme which provide tips and advice on building your professional networks.

Booking now

There are currently no upcoming events available for booking.

Past events

Charities & NGOs Sector Insights: Skills for Social Change

Tuesday 6 December, 6-7.30pm

Are you interested in getting into the Charities & NGOs sector but aren't sure what skills recruiters typically look for?

In this interactive skills workshop, Charityworks will introduce you to the charity sector and the type of organisations and roles you could work in. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to get involved with some interactive exercises, including how to develop your personal narrative in a way that best showcases your skills.

There will also be time available at the end of the session for a Q&A and informal networking with Charityworks staff and a current graduate on the Charityworks programme.

How to Get Started in Charities & NGOs

Monday 14 November, 5.30pm-7pm

At this panel event, you will hear from recent UCL graduates and experienced professionals working in the Charity and NGO sectors about their career to date and gain top tips on how to get a foot in the door.  From volunteering to internships, gaining experience can give you the edge when applying for graduate roles.


Event recordings from Charities and NGO's events from previous years are available in our archive. These include complete panel discussions and in-depth interviews with experts.