UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences


Academic Careers Office

The mission of the Academic Careers Office (ACO) is to promote, support and develop all aspects of academic and clinical academic careers in health related disciplines across UCL.

Our focus is on developing people in order to transform society and deliver extraordinary improvements in human health and well-being. We provide training, support and mentorship to clinicians and researchers in the School of Life and Medical Sciences.

To find out more about the aims and impact of the Academic Careers Office check out this interview with the Head of the ACO, Colby Benari, taken from Impact, where she discusses our motivations and how we work! 

You can also subscribe to our monthly newsletter- packed full of news, training opportunities and events for researchers at UCL. 

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Clinical Academic Training

Doctors interested in a clinical academic career, or how to become a better clinical academic.

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Scientists interested in a scientific career, or how to become a better scientist.

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Career schemes

Find out about the ACO schemes to support academic and clinical academic training.

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Contact us

Find out about the ACO team and get in touch.

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ACO News and Events

Find out about the training programs and events offered through the ACO



Funding opportunities managed by the Academic Careers Office

Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals interested in a clinical academic career are supported by CNMR