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Careers and Opportunities Forum and Reception

UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction

Thursday, 13 June 2013 from 16:00 to 19:00 (BST)

Careers and Opportunities Forum and Reception

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We will hold our Inaugural Careers and Opportunities Forum and Reception in the UCL South Cloisters on Thursday 13th June from 16:00 until 19:00.

Undergraduates, postgraduates and anyone else interested in careers, courses, experiences, and volunteering in risk and disaster reduction are invited to attend.


The event will begin with presentations from Dickie Whitaker and Joel Gill, to take place in Pearson G22 LT. They will talk about opportunities available on NGOs, industry, and academia, how to make the most of these opportunities, and how to maximise your potential of getting these opportunities. These presentations will be followed by a Q&A session, where you can ask questions about the types of opportunities they have introduced. 


Dickie Whitaker is Director of the Financial Services Knowledge Transfer Network and the Lighthill Risk Network. He has held board positions in analytical, Broking and consulting services in London and New York with Guy Carpenter, one of the worlds largest reinsurance brokers. He left in 2010 to focus on activities with both the Lighthill Risk Network and Financial Services KTN.  Dickie has consulted on risk transfer mechanisms in several countries around the world and also for Insurance and Reinsurance companies in London.  In 2011 Dickie was one of the founders and Director of Oasis Loss Modelling Framework, a not for profit catastrophe modelling platform. 


Joel Gill has a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in Engineering Geology from the University of Leeds, and is currently a NERC/ESRC funded PhD student at King's College London, in the Earth and Environmental Dynamics Research Group. Joel has a broad interest in the application of geology to international development, and the development of improved relationships and communication between scientists and other stakeholders. He is the Founder and National Director of a young and growing organisation, Geology for Global Development (GfGD). GfGD works with students and recent graduates across the UK to raise awareness of the important role geology can play within international development, and equip them to make a better and more sustainable contribution throughout their careers. 

After the talks, the following exhibitors will be at this careers and opportunities forum, located in the South Cloisters:

IRDR Postgraduate study


Geology for Global Development

MSc Geophysical Hazards


Engineers Without Borders

Thinking Development

AIR Worldwide


Please contact rosanna.smith@ucl.ac.uk for further enquiries.

The talks and Q&A will take place in the Pearson G22 LT (red circle), and the reception, exhibitor stands, refreshments and networking opportunity will take place in the South Cloisters (blue circle)

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When & Where

Pearson G22 LT and South Cloisters
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 13 June 2013 from 16:00 to 19:00 (BST)

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In order to maximise the impact and value of UCL activities in risk and disaster reduction, and to increase and enhance interdisciplinary collaboration and cooperation; the IRDR brings together different areas of expertise found across established centres throughout UCL, and leads research and teaching in risk and disaster reduction.

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