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The Graduate Careers Day is open to all NDPH alumni and current NDPH students.

It is free of charge but booking is required for catering purposes; please contact the Graduate Studies Office to book your place.

The programme, set out below, is also available to dowload here.

10.00 – 10.20: Introductory Session

This will set the scene for the Careers Day by giving you a framework for making career decisions both now and in the future, as well as helping you understand how to get the best out of the day. You will also find out about the range of resources and support available from the Careers Service.


10.20 – 11.20: Networking

Few of us like the idea of ‘networking’ but we know that forging good relationships helps us understand how things work in new spheres of research or employment, and can open doors. This session will give you myth-busting insights into the hidden job market and you will learn how to network professionally both off-line and on-line, with tips on how to introduce yourself and initiate conversations.

11.20 – 11.45: Coffee break

11.45 – 12.30: CV and Cover Letters

This interactive presentation is suitable for all – whether you’re looking to improve your CV, tailor your CV or create one for the first time. You’ll learn how to make a CV which is well structured, and gives an instant impression to the reader of your suitability for the role. We’ll focus heavily on how to enhance the effectiveness of your CV as well as having time for some peer feedback on your CV (please bring a copy of your most recent CV). We will also clarify the role of a cover letter and how it complements your CV.

12.30 – 13.30: Panel discussion

This is your chance to hear the thoughts of NDPH graduates who have been working across various sectors. The aim of the discussion is to allow our alumni to give you a sense of what they have learned from their recent experiences since graduating from the department, as well as giving you the opportunity to ask them some questions that might help you on your career path.

Panel members:

  • Dr Kezia Gaitskell, Clinical Research Training Fellow, DPhil candidate, Cancer Epidemiology Unit.
  • Dr Andrew Roddam, Vice President and Global Head of Epidemiology, GlaxoSmithKline.
  • Ms Taslim Savji, Healthcare Analyst, Healthcare Analytics Graduate Scheme, Bupa.

13.30 – 14.30:Lunch with senior colleagues from the department