Undergraduate Careers Conference

Careers conference for undergraduates thinking about taking that next step in ecology.

The annual Undergraduate Careers Conference will be held on Monday 12 February 2018, from 9:30am – 15:30pm at Charles Darwin House, central London. Like last year, it is jam-packed with presentations and panel discussions with speakers from policy, science communication, not for profit and consultancy.

The £10 ticket will include an all-access pass to all talks, as well as lunch and refreshments. It will also serve as a useful networking opportunity for you to meet like-minded delegates, BES staff, and speakers. In attendance will be representatives from BES Special Interest Groups so come along for some top careers tips, and find out more about their work and how to get involved!

If you are coming along, please let us know by tweeting @BES_Careers with #bescareers18, and remember to follow (we’ll follow you back too!)


9.30 – 10.00 Registration & Refreshments

10.00 – 10.05 Introduction to the day

10.05 -10.25 Opening plenary

10.25–10.45 Careers in the charity sector

10.45 –11.05 Postgraduate options

11.05 -11.25 Careers in science communication

11.25 -11.45 Break & Refreshments

11.45-12:05 Careers in policy

12:05 – 12:25 Careers in academia

12.25–12.45 Careers beyond the boundary of conservation

12.45-13.05 Careers in ecological consultancy

13.05 -13.45 Lunch

13.45-14.15 Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) – Careers in industry

14.15-14.25 Engaging with learned societies

14.25-14.35 BES Special Interest Groups

14.35-15.00 Application and CV tips

15.00-15.20 Closing plenary

15.20-15.30 Summary

*Please note the programme may alter slightly from the above

Tickets for the Undergraduate Careers Conference have now been sold. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please contact Amy Padfield.