St George’s Careers Week 2022: 7th-11th March 

This year’s Careers Week runs from Monday 7th March to Friday 11th March. The theme is ‘Fulfilling Futures’ and features a series of virtual activities to support your career planning in 2022 and beyond.  

Join us to hear from an exciting range of speakers and recent alumni, take part in workshops designed to help you find your own fulfilling future, and grab a cake on campus with the Careers and Alumni teams!  

Stay in the loop by registering for updates HERE.  

Activities include: 

Monday 7th March at 11.00am-2.00pm: Careers and cake drop-in (library breakout area) 

Meet the Careers team and guests, eat a cake, pick up careers information and have a chat about your career questions on concerns.  

Tuesday 8th March at 12.30pm-2.00pm: Emerging New Technology Careers in Healthcare (virtual event on MS Teams – join HERE) 

Technology is transforming healthcare, from treatments and training to the patient experience. Join us to hear from speakers in healthcare start-ups, using technology like VR, AI and wearable tech to improve patients’ lives and wellbeing.  

Learn about career entry routes into start-ups and live job opportunities for science and health graduates, so you can be part of this evolution! 

Wednesday 9th March at 5.00pm-6.30pm: Surviving and Thriving – from uni to work (virtual event on MS Teams – join HERE) 

You’ve told us that making the transition from university to the workplace can often be daunting, and you want to be better prepared to bridge this gap. Hear from a panel of recent graduates sharing their tips and experiences on making the switch from student to professional – offering personal stories, strategies and insights to bring you confidence and calm in finding or settling into your new job.  

Thursday 10th March at 1.00pm-2.30pm: Values for Career Choice and Wellbeing BIG READ event (virtual event – join HERE) 

Understanding our values (the things we believe our important in the way we live and work) is crucial to helping us make the right choices for a fulfilling future. Join the SGUL Careers and Counselling teams to learn ways to help you identify your values for career choice and wellbeing, and get tips on channelling your values to help you overcome the everyday mental challenges we face in in our work, study and lives.  

Friday 11th March at 12.00pm-1.00pm: Networking to explore and test your career ideas (virtual event – join HERE) 

Grow your confidence with networking as a tool for exploring your career options and gaining insights into a job or organisation to decide if they are a good fit for your values and interests. We’ll also cover ways to find and approach people in jobs of interest and use LinkedIn and social media to support career goals.  

You can find out more about Careers Week on the Careers Service pages on Canvas.  

Register for more information and updates HERE or contact the Careers Service on careers@sgul.ac.uk.  

Introducing the Big Read 2021

For the third year, St George’s University is organising its very own Big Read. What is the Big Read? We’re so glad you asked…

Decorative logo for the Big Read at St George's, University of London.

The Big Read is a shared reading project, aimed at bringing new and returning students, academic and professional staff across the university together to foster community and belonging. Each year, we pick a book we think makes for an engaging read, with lots of interesting topics to discuss with colleagues and friends.

The Big Read webpages are now live.

This year’s pick

We are very excited about having chosen The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney, the debut novel of Okechukwu Nzelu for this year’s Big Read. It is a coming-of-age story set in Manchester and Cambridge and it explores topics like going to university, race, class and sexuality. The author has managed to discuss complex and at times difficult themes with humour and warmth.

You can find out more about the book and watch the author’s message for everyone participating in the Big Read here on our website.

How to get your free copy

If you are a returning student or staff at St George’s, you can now pick up your copy from the library helpdesk between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. But be quick – there is a limited number!

If you are new to St George’s, you will get your copy when you enrol. Our Big Read team will be on hand to give out books and answer your questions at the enrolment hub.

Book cover for The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney by Okechukwu Nzelu.

What’s on?

We are busy preparing a range of exciting events for you including discussions with experts around themes such as transitioning to university, race and LGBTQ+ identities. There will be book clubs, creative writing workshops and the author will come to St George’s for a live event too. We will publish the schedule of events soon. In the meantime, why not sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear about what’s on offer.