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Careers Week 2022: 7-11 March, Fulfiling Futures

The Careers team at St George’s are once again participating in National Careers Week 2022 . Our theme this year is Fulfilling Futures. We are running a number of virtual activities to support your career planning in 2022 and beyond!

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Monday 7 March 11.00am-2.00pm

Careers and cake drop-in Library Breakout Space  - meet the Careers team and guests, eat a cake and pick up some leaflets.


Tuesday 8 March 12.30pm-2.00pm

Emerging New Technology Careers in Healthcare including speakers from VR & AI start-ups

Wednesday 9 March 5.00pm-6.30pm

Surviving and Thriving – from uni to work alumni panel advise on managing your first days and weeks as a graduate.


Thursday 10 March 1.00pm-2.30pm

Values for Career Choice and Wellbeing – the key to making the right decisions for you

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Friday 11 March 12.00-1.00pm

Networking to explore and test your career ideas – networking is a life-changing skill learn why it can help and how to go about it

Click below to find out more information about each session

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Monday 7 March 11.00am - 2.00pm

Careers and cake drop-in – meet the careers team and career lead tutors from your programme. This is a chance to ask any careers questions. For example, you may wish to talk to us about:

  • Career options and working out what you want to do
  • Successful job hunting tips
  • Finding and applying for further study
  • Making effective job applications
  • Interview skills
  • Keeping in touch with St George’s after you graduate
  • Careers support available to you now and after graduation

Or anything else related to your career and employability!

Tuesday 8 March 12.30pm - 2.00pm
Emerging New Technology Careers in Healthcare – technology is transforming healthcare from treatments to the patient experience , but who and what is behind these innovations and what opportunities are there for graduates from science and healthcare backgrounds to be part of this evolution.
Wednesday 9 March 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Surviving and Thriving  – from uni to work. In response to student feedback you told us that the move from uni to work could be very challenging, especially in view of recent times, and you wanted to be better prepared for bridging the gap. In this session we hear from recent graduates who give their tips on making a successful transition from student to professional, offering personal stories, strategies and insights to bring you confidence and calm in your new job. 
Thursday 10 March 12.30pm - 2.00pm

Values for Career Choice and Wellbeing - Understanding our values helps us to make the right choices for a fulfilling future. Our values are the things that we believe are important in the way we live and work but many of us are unaware what our own values are and can sleepwalk into making regrettable choices for ourselves, be that in our reactions to challenging situations or in making major life choices like career direction. In this session the SGUL Careers Service and Counselling will cover:

  • An Introduction to values - why are they fundamental to understanding ourselves and making the right choices. 
  • What methods and tools help identify your values for career choice 
  • Values and your well-being
  • Keeping our values in mind - techniques to overcome everyday mental challenges that we all face in our work, study and home lives.
Friday 11 March 12.00 -1.00pm

Networking to explore and test your career ideas – Online research is a useful way to learn more about roles and organisations or Trusts of potential interest to you, but it can sometimes only take you so far… Having the opportunity to talk to people can help you develop a deeper understanding of what a job involves (and whether it matches your values, skills and interests) and top tips on helping you stand out as a candidate. It also provides an insight into an employer’s culture and working environment, to see if you would enjoy working there. Learning more about what others have done after graduation is also a great way to explore potential career paths.

This session will cover ways to:

  • Explore some career options by learning what other SGUL graduates have done
  • Find and approach people working in jobs of interest to you
  • Create a list of questions to help you gain insights
  • Grow your confidence in networking
  • Enhance your online profile and use LinkedIn and social media to support your career


Careers Week 2021: 1-5 March, Career Inspiration in Challenging Times

It has never been so important to manage your career to achieve your ambitions. St George's Careers Week (our second ever!) took place 1-5 March, coinciding with the same national themed week. 

Watch our Alumni Q&As

Open to students of all year groups and pathways, as well as recent graduates, our programme of events addressed themes like Resilience, Workplace Wellbeing and Planning your Career in a Pandemic. 

The programme  includes Q&A sessions in which alumni from a range of disciplines and courses shared their own careers and wellbeing insight, as well as advice on how to manage your own future and job hunt successfully in these unpredictable times. 

Watch our Q&As here

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Monday 1 March
11.00 – 11.30am: Resilience and Adjusting to Change – Nicoletta Fossati, PG Cert Healthcare and Biomedical Education

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12.00-12.30pm: Adapting to change and looking after your wellbeing  - Cathy Wield, MBBS Alumna

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1.00-1.30pm: Work-life balance and managing stress – Chris Redmond, Healthcare Science Alumnus

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2.30-3.30pm – Postgraduate Study – advice on taking your studies beyond your first degree 
Tuesday 2 March
1.00-1.30pm: Looking after your wellbeing in a pandemic – Nirja Joshi, MBBS Alumna

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2.00-2.30pm: Making a move into teaching, and taking a career break – Matthew Owen, Physiotherapy Alumnus

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Wednesday 3 March
12.00-12.30: Non-traditional career paths - Francesca Humfrey, Biomedical Science Alumna

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1.00-1.30pm: Changing career paths and moving into management – Jessica Brett, Healthcare Practice Alumna

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2.00-2.30pm: Non-traditional routes into healthcare   - Adrien Dansette, Paramedic Science Alumnus

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3.00-4.00pm: Random Chat

Random Chat aims to replicate online the chance encounters that happen on campus, providing a space for conversations between students across all programmes (and with staff) and for friendships to develop.  Chat sessions on Teams are structured to allow conversations to flow and for participants to get to know one another.

Thursday 4 March
11.00-11.30am: Changing direction in your career, and working towards your goals – Shirley Forson, Physiotherapy Alumna

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12.-12.30pm: Non-traditional career paths - Shriya Prabhakar

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1.00-1.30pm: Adapting to new ways of working and balancing work and family – Saira Alam, Therapeutic Radiography

3.00-4.00pm: Job hunting in a pandemic

Job Hunting in a Pandemic – how can you help yourself most to secure your future ambitions whether in or outside of a pandemic? What is the recruitment situation at present? What action can you take now to invest in your future? Join us for the live presentation giving you Top Tips on creating the future for you despite the limitations of recent times.


Friday 5 March

11.00am-11.30am: Tips for postgraduate study and study in the US - Rosie Dutt

12.00-1.00pm: Your part in the pandemic - what skills have you built? 

Supporting the COVID effort – what has changed on your CV? What skills have you built? From working in labs to retail, at testing centres and volunteering in the community, we reflect on how can you harness your experiences to show your attributes, skills and attitude. We will be looking at the revised George’s Skills and Recognition Award, and how it can support your career preparation and management.

2.30-3.00pm: Making a difference through research - tips for those considering a PhD -  Jacob Wildfire, PhD student

Alumni bios

Read the bios of the alumni taking part in these Q&As.  


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