UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


IRDR Careers and Opportunities Fair, 1st March 2017, 5-8pm

3 January 2017

UCL IRDR will hold its annual Careers and Opportunities Fair on 1st March 2017, 5:00pm until 8:00pm, where we will present career and other opportunities in Risk and Disaster Reduction.

Eventbrite - IRDR Careers and Opportunities Fair, 1st March 2017, 5-8pm  

5:00 - 6:00pm: Talks and Q&A Session, Darwin Lecture Theatre 

6:00 - 8:00pm: Exhibitor stalls and refreshments in the Roberts Foyer 

The opportunities presented will include job opportunities in the commercial, humanitarian, and governance sectors, volunteering and internship opportunities, postgraduate study, and involvement in student societies. 

The speaker panel will include: 

* Sophie Allen from Rescue Global on career opportunities and career paths in the NGO sector in disaster risk reduction and in disaster response 

* Dr Ilan Kelman, UCL IRDR and UCL IGH, on postgraduate study and academic career opportunities in Risk and Disaster Reduction 

* Elodie Huet, UCL IRDR alumna and business continuity consultant at Arup, on finding commercial sector opportunities in business continuity

* Sophie Donoghue, UCL IRDR alumna and Resilience Office at Hertfordshire County Council on finding risk management and resilience roles in the public sector

This event is free to attend, but you need to register:


UCL IRDR Postgraduate Study

The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction offers MSc, MRes, PGDip, PGCert and PhD programmes in:

* Risk and Disaster Reduction 

* Risk, Disaster and Resilience 

* Risk and Disaster Science 

* Space Risk and Disaster Reduction 

Details of these programmes can be found at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/rdr/teaching

Further information on all of our courses will be available at our recruitment stall, along with the chance to ask questions of our academic staff and current students

AIR Worldwide

AIR Worldwide (AIR) provides catastrophe risk modeling solutions that make individuals, businesses, and society more resilient. AIR founded the catastrophe modeling industry in 1987, and today models the risk from natural catastrophes, terrorism, cyber attacks, and pandemics globally. Insurance, reinsurance, financial, corporate, and government clients rely on AIR's advanced science, software, and consulting services for catastrophe risk management, insurance-linked securities, site-specific engineering analyses, and agricultural risk management. AIR Worldwide, a Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) business, is headquartered in Boston with additional offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.air-worldwide.com.


People and skills for disaster relief

RedR UK is an international humanitarian capacity-building NGO. We provide training, coaching and mentoring, and technical support to give people the skills to prepare for, and respond to, disasters and emergencies worldwide. In 2016, we trained 6,714 people in 41 countries.

We work with international and national NGOs, UN agencies, academic institutions, think tanks and the private sector to improve emergency response at a global level.

For those looking to enter the humanitarian sector, RedR offers the opportunity to join our Affiliates scheme, which provides access to training, mentoring programmes, job opportunities and networking events with experienced humanitarians.

Rescue Global


They do this through empowering nation states affected by disasters, working across the full disaster risk reduction and response cycle. Rescue Global have opportunities for student placements, partnerships for research projects, and possibly internships or employment.

UCL Volunteering Services Unit

The Volunteering Services Unit (VSU) is UCLU's dedicated facility for students who want to get involved with volunteering projects in London. You can give as much or as little time as you can spare; learning new skills, meeting new people, and making a real difference. Find out more at http://uclu.org/services/volunteering-at-uclu

Engineers Without Borders

Engineers without borders are an international development organisation that removes barriers to development through engineering. Their programmes provide opportunities for young people to learn about technology's role in tackling poverty. Supported by the EWB-UK community, members can work on projects around the globe. Find out more about the UCL branch of EWB here: http://www.engineering.ucl.ac.uk/engineers-without-borders/

Geology for Global Development

Geology for Global Development is an organisation that aims to educate geoscientists about the role of geology in the reduction of poverty. It encompasses a wide range of disciplines within the field of Earth sciences; from geochemistry and hydrogeology, to geophysics and structural geology. All of these play a vital role in international development and improving the standard of living around the world. 

Being part of the UCL GfGD group offers an alternative viewpoint on how geology can be applied. You are invited to attend talks from researchers, NGOs and experts in the relevant fields.

Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction

The Global Network of Civil Society Organisations was established in 2007 to help reduce disaster risk caused by extreme hazards and disturbances and support the transition to a safer more resilient society. Network members include 1000 civil society organisations and associations, primarily national and local practitioners working at the sub-national and national levels in 137 countries across virtually every geographical region of the world. Our members are bound by a commitment to voluntarily work together in a mutually supportive way, supported by a global Secretariat and governance arrangements that creates bridges across regions and links the local, national and regional to global levels. See GNDR Strategy 2016-2020 "Stronger Together" for more details.