Each academic year in the School of Global Development (DEV), we host dedicated employability events that all our students are welcome to join.

Development Employability Week is our annual flagship event and a great opportunity for our students to meet development practitioners and DEV graduates working in various sectors, including climate change and the environment, media and communications, gender, impact evaluation, humanitarian work and health.

In recent years, students have heard from speakers working for a diverse range of organisations including UNICEF, The Red Cross, VSO, BBC Media Action, WWF, The Girl Effect, UNEP, 3iE and Anti-Slavery International. We also invite DEV graduates who have gone onto careers outside of the development sector to share their stories. All our speakers share their insights on their career paths and trends relevant to the sector in which they work.

As well as having the opportunity to hear from (and network with) our speakers, we also offer a careers fair and workshops on finding the right career path, in conjunction with Careers Advisors from UEA’s Careers Central.

Throughout the year we offer other employability events as the opportunities arise. Recently, for example, our DEV Student of Colour Ambassadors recently hosted an event called ‘Women of Colour in Development’, which brought together DEV graduates and current students to discuss issues of inclusivity in the sector, as well as network together over refreshments.

Women of Colour in Development group photo