Event listings and opportunities are listed in chronological order of notification

We are excited to announce a free, informative and insightful lunchtime career event with Quod...

Join leading planning consultancy Quod for a lunchtime talk at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL.

Join Quod for lunch. Founding Director John Rhodes OBE will speak about Heathrow’s third runway and Quod’s involvement in the country’s largest infrastructure project to date, followed by a Q&A session. Learn more about the role that planning consultants play in the delivery of major projects. There will also be a chance to speak to recent graduates and colleagues about day-to-day life at Quod, and future opportunities with the firm. The event will be held at:


•             1.15pm, Monday 6th February 2017

•             Central House, LG01


We look forward to meeting you! For more information about Quod, please visit

BUPS Photoshop Workshop

Friday, 2nd of December 

BUPS are holding a Photoshop workshop where Undergraduate students from years 2 and 3 will be on hand to try and help answer any questions you may have on working with Photoshop; whether it is from how to use a specific tool to how to use layers in your images. 

All Bartlett School of Planning students are welcome, however it is particularly recommended for Year 1 students who may find it useful when doing Urban Lab 1: Graphic Skills.

Bilfinger GVA Event

Thursday, 1st of December 

Join BUPS at 5.45pm in the Peter Hall Room (GO1) on Thursday 1st December 2016 for an evening with the planning consultancy Bilfinger GVA. Principal Planner Adam Bunn and his colleagues will give an introduction to retail and town centre planning, and the delivery of urban regeneration schemes, in London and the south east. 

They will also outline the internship and graduate schemes which GVA offer. Refreshments will available after the event and there will be time to network with GVA staff.

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BUPS Illustrator and InDesign Workshop

Friday, 25th of November

BUPS will be organising a session aimed at introducing students to Adobe Illustrator and InDesign software. All students within the Bartlett School of Planning are welcome to sign up, however it is particularly recommended for Year 2 students. 

The session will be in two parts to introduce the two applications. For the Illustrator part of the session we ask that you bring your own laptop with Illustrator already downloaded as computers in Chadwick 223 do not have this software. It is free to download through the UCL ISD website. 

Afterwards there will be free lunch and drinks in Central House!

Building Better Buildings: 50 Years of Environmental Design and Engineering
at The Bartlett

Monday, 15th of February

UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (UCL IEDE) hosts the last event in Zero Carbon Hub's Building Better Buildings series.

This full day celebratory conference will look back at the successes of the Innovate UK Building Performance Evaluation programme, answer questions about the Performance Gap and look forward to the future of education for built environment professionals, whilst celebrating 50 years of Environmental Design and Engineering at The Bartlett, UCL.

The programme boasts over a dozen speakers from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, allowing the theme of Building Performance Evaluation and the Performance Gap to be covered from a number of different perspectives.

There will be case studies showcasing the best of the best from the Innovate UK Building Performance Evaluation programme, presentations on the latest research from UCL IEDE and a chance to put your questions on the future of Building Performance to our expert panellists.

Monday 15th of February
Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL
Register here

Urban Planning And Design Summer School In Finland
Applications now open

IFHP Urban Planning and Design Summer School consists of high-quality lectures, full-day Helsinki excursion, and above all hands-on collaboration with planners and urbanists in one of two Finnish cities. The event is co-organised by Aalto University and Tampere University of Technology for students at all levels of studies, and young professionals. This year's theme is Inclusive Urbanism. 

If you have any questions you can contact our committee member Sofiya Koval ( who took the course in 2014 and strongly recommends it to anyone who is keen to explore urban planning from a different perspective by completing a real-lifetime task. 

BUPS Annual London Treasure Hunt
Thursday, 3rd December

Watch the city fade into the night with an evening treasure hunt of London. Starting at the National Theatre's Kitchen, you'll travel high and low, from river views to hidden basement bars. The trail ends at a bar in a central location where we will all meet for drinks and prize giving!

Meeting first at Central House at 17:15, we will travel together to the National Theatre for 6pm sharp start of the hunt!

Duration: 2-3 hours including two bar breaks
Difficulty: easy-medium
Local knowledge required: none

Thursday, 3 December 2015 from 18:00 to 21:00
Central House, Reception (14 Upper Woburn Place)

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Deadline: Friday 27th November



RTPI Inter-University Quiz
Thursday, 19th November

Applications now closed. 
More info HERE


Using the Patterns of nature: A Permaculture Perspective

(seminar by KEVIN MASCARENHAS) 29/09/2014

The first seminar of the new academic year hosted by BartlettUPS. By Kevin Mascarenhas from Natural Flow ecological design firm

-We will explore what is permaculture and what are its key tenants that underpin it as a design framework. -How this toolset can impact your design process through the lens of my design experiences both locally and abroad. -Examine case studies set in the urban context towards a regenerative culture -Advise how you can make a difference with your unique skillset

20th October 2014 from 13:00-13:40 in Roberts G08 Sir David Davies LT

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30/07/2014 Wates House refurbishment

Last week saw The Bartlett School of Planning and The Bartlett Library move into new premises in Central House, leaving Wates House to be prepared for its Hawkins\Brown-designed retrofit. 

The Bartlett School of Architecture is also preparing to move into its new home at 140 Hampstead Road. Staff offices will be relocated on the weekend of 2/3 August, and workshops will be reopened on 1 September. 

Find out more:

04/03/2013 Wates House refurbishment


The Bartlett has made a page with details of the Bartlett Estates Strategy including the refurbishment of Wates House and relocation of some departments. Follow the link by clicking here to find out more.


04/03/2013 BartlettUPS seminar presents: Regenerative Urban Design Using the Patterns of Nature: A permaculture perspective

Another interesting seminar presented by BartlettUPS. By Kevin Mascarenhas from Natural Flow ecological design firm

-We will explore what is permaculture and what are its key tenants that underpin it as a design framework.
-How this toolset can impact your design process through the lens of my design experiences both locally and abroad.
-Examine case studies set in the urban context towards a regenerative culture
-Advise how you can make a difference with your unique skillset

Friday 8th March, 13:20-14:30, Wates House 517a

04/03/2013 Academic: Bartlett Travel Awards and Scholarships 2013

There are a number of Bartlett travel awards and scholarships for which all Bartlett students can apply. These include:

  • Henry Herbert Bartlett Travel Scholarship for study/travel to anywhere in the world
  • Owings Travel Scholarship for study/travel to the USA
  • Maggie Scruton Memorial Travel Scholarship for study/travel to France

The deadline for all awards this year is Friday 26th April 2013, 17.00. To apply please follow the link by clicking here .Please read the guidelines for applicants carefully before applying.

16/11/2012 Stephen Marshall's "Science, pseudo-science and urban design" paper published

Dr Stephen Marshall of the Bartett School of Planning has published "Science, pseudo-science and urban design". This has been published in Urban Design International and is also available by following this link:

26/11/2012 UCL Finance Conference 2013

"On the 1st February 2013, UCL Investment Society will be hosting the annual UCL Finance Conference with this year’s theme focusing on The Future of Developed Markets. This year’s conference is aimed at how the developed world can once again take the road to economic prosperity and features many top professionals in the finance sector with speakers such as Chris Carpmael, CFO Regional Head of EMEA Credit Suisse, Jamie Walton, Head of Global Macro Morgan Stanley and many other distinguished individuals.

This one day event attracts students studying at top universities representing nations all over the world and is the only finance conference in Europe to offer internship schemes from our partnering firms to outstanding delegates identified throughout the course of the conference. Some of these firms offering internships from the past year include Impact Investment Partners LLP, Tarchon Capital Management and many others. For this year’s conference, our partnering firms are looking for interns to work in London, China, Indian, Russia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

We believe that this event would be a great opportunity for students of the department of Planning to gain exposure and valuable insights into the current economic crisis plaguing the Eurozone and the rest of the developed world.

Date: Friday, 1st February 2013
Venue: BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP
Duration: 8.45am to 6.99pm
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Application Deadline: 14th December 2012

Application process simple requires a few personal details and a CV Upload. As we are anticipating a high volume of applications for a limited number of places, we encourage everyone to apply as soon as possible.

If you require any further details regarding this event, please do not hesitate to contact me. UCL Investment Society is dedicated to delivering top quality events for the benefit of the student body and we look forward to a continued partnership with your department and to present many more exciting events to come."  drfblkdhb;odihrv

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23/11/2012 "Blind Bit of Difference" Competition

"Dear All,

As you know, cities are meant to be for everybody, but really they are for the able-bodied. If you have an idea of how the city could be made more friendly to blind people, this might be your chance.

“Can you make a "Blind Bit of Difference"? Be creative and produce a winning business idea or tool to help blind and partially sighted people succeed in tomorrow's economy!

The Royal National Institute of Blind people RNIB in  partnership with University College London UCL and the London Business School are launching a Business challenge competition called "Blind Bit of Difference" for students and staff of universities, in order to devise a creative  business solution and / or tool, which will generate employment for blind or partially sighted people.

To enter the Blind Bit of Difference Challenge Competition download the application form, and information from the following link:

Best wishes,


21/11/2012 Student enterprise award

Last Thursday a team of UCL undergraduates (William Jones, Edvard Nore and Ali Tehrani) successfully pitched to NACUE Innovation Fund. Their prize was a New Frontiers Award of an investment at the full amount of £8,000. This will be matched by UCL Advances. Their concept is to create an investment scheme for undergraduate students’ business ideas. The fund will go towards offering students micro and seed investments to test and build on their ideas. UCLe beat off competition from six other teams, with the Royal Agricultural College also being awarded an investment for their company “Muddy Wellies”.

The idea comes from the missing in UCL student enterprise, between the Ideas Drop In Sessions (where students come in with basic business ideas and get advice on how to proceed) and the UCL Bright Ideas Award which offers a share of £50,000 to its winners who already have fully formed business plans.

The new investment fund will give students the opportunity to produce a prototype, or build a minimum viable product, and validate their ideas before taking the next step and seeking further investment and business expertise from UCL Advances. UCLe hopes to actively support ten projects by undergraduate students over this academic year and aims to create three society led ventures. UCLe is already supporting a variety of student led ventures including Brainchild music festival, a fashion start-up by a student from Tanzania and a student wishing to start their own fashion show.

Edvard commented: “Winning the New Frontier Award was an awesome validation of the work we’ve put into this idea. We’re now in a position to kickstart our concept, creating the first stepping stone between students’ ideas and building their own companies and careers from scratch.

We’re working on the challenges ahead, and have already had several meetings with students looking for small investments.. I'm also grateful to the Bartlett School of Planning who through the flexibility inherent in the Urban Studies course have allowed me to combine my course in urban planning with modules across UCL and as such gave me the basis to follow up this idea.”

06/11/2012 NUS Survey with £500 prize  (1st and 3rd years only)

All first and third year students at UCL can be in with a chance of winning £500 by helping shape the future of the University.

Undergraduates are being asked to complete a confidential online survey about your time at university and the skills you develop for getting a job. 

The short survey, which is being run in conjunction with the National Union of Students, will take about 15 minutes to complete. The closing date is Sunday 18th November 2012 and students will be entered into a draw to win £500 or one of 10 £50 runner-up prizes.

To take part in the survey log on to

06/11/2012 Additional English Support

Dear Students,

We will be running Extra English classes for students who would benefit from additional coaching in academic English. We have nominated some BSc students for this programme already, but there are a few places remaining which we will allocate on a first-come first-served basis. Places are first offered to you as undergraduates, before being publicised to postgraduate students.

The course will run every Wednesday from 15:00 – 17:00 for the last 5 weeks of term (weeks 12-16).

If you are interested in joining this course, please email me by next Monday 12th November 10am at the latest. At 10am next Monday I will offer any remaining places to postgraduate students in the School of Planning.

Please note that this course receives very high demand. You should only email to request a place if you will DEFINITELY commit to attending every week.

Attendance will be monitored and any student who signs up but misses a class without valid reason will forfeit their place.

Once I have received enough confirmed participants to fill the course, I will email students to inform them that places are no longer available.

Kind regards, Jenny Post.

02/11/2012 Understanding UKMap Workshop at Greenwich University

Landmap Service ( provides UK academics with a high quality spatial data download service. Our archive contains datasets such as Aerial Photography, high resolutions Elevation data and Building Heights and Classes as well as UKMap.

UKMap is a modern, highly detailed and feature rich mapping database covering Greater London. It accurately locates buildings, garages, property boundaries, roads, trees and a multitude of other features offering rich potential for the analyse of urban design, planning, land use, architecture, flood modelling and more.

We are pleased to announce that we are going to run an Understanding UKMap Workshop at Greenwich University on 12 November 2012, in collaboration with the GeoInformation Group the creators of UKMap ( and the University of Greenwich. The event is free of charge however places are limited. To register a place at the workshop, please use the link (

We will also be sending our promotional leaflets and postcards to your institution in order to provide more information about our dataset collection. We would like this invitation to reach as many as possible from HE institutions in London and its surroundings. Please forward this email to others interested parties.

Yin Tun | Geo-Metadata Development Officer | Mimas  - Landmap Service | University of Manchester | Devonshire House | Oxford Road, Manchester | M13 9QH | Tel: 0161 275 0936 | Email: | Website:

02/11/2012 Carnegie Mellon Recruiting Master of Urban Design Candidates (3rd years only)

Dear Colleague:

We are looking for architecture and landscape architecture graduates with a passion for cities, who are self-motivated, who thrive in multi-disciplinary teams, who are committed to participatory planning, and who want to further the practice of sustainable design throughout the developed and developing world.

Our studio-based curriculum allows students over three semesters to explore strategies for urban development in a variety of scales and settings, including the post-industrial city, the suburban periphery, and the rapidly urbanizing region. This intensive 12-month program includes a capstone summer studio project in a city outside the U.S, most recently in Doha, Qatar and Kigali, Rwanda.

I hope you will display our poster and call attention to our Master of Urban Design program with your faculty and students. Our website (below) has detailed information on the curriculum, faculty, and admissions process. Please feel free to call me if you have questions or would like to recommend a student to our program. Applications will be accepted 15 October 2012 to 1 February 2013. Assistantships are available.

Sincerely yours,

Donald K. Carter, FAIA FACIP LEED AP | Track Chair, Master of Urban Design Program | Director, Remaking Cities Institute |412.268.6255 |

Master of Urban Design Program | School of Architecture | Carnegie Mellon University | 410 Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

01/11/2012 Prof. Rob Adams lecture: Transforming Australian Cities

Wed, 7 November, 17:00 – 18:30

Christopher Ingold Auditorium, UCL Chemistry Building, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ


Melbourne failing in the 1980's has transformed itself into the world's most liveable city but behind this successful strategy lies the challenge for the future. How will our developing cities double their urban capacity over the next 50 years and still manage to remain socially cohesive, financially viable and environmentally sustainable? How will we deal with the infrastructure challenges?


Professor Rob Adams is currently the Director City Design at the City of Melbourne and the Vice Chair of the Urbanization Council of the World Economic Forum. With over 40 years experience as an Architect and Urban Designer and 30 years at the City of Melbourne, Rob has made a significant contribution to the rejuvenation of Melbourne. He and his team have been the recipients of over 120 Local, National and International Awards including on 4 occasions receiving the Australia Award for Urban Design. Rob has also been awarded the Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year Award in 2008 and the Order of Australia in 2007 for his contribution to Architecture and Urban Design. Some key projects include CH2 Australia’s first 6 Star Green Commercial Office Building, Birrarung Marr, Swanston Street, City Square, Sandridge Bridge, East Melbourne Library and the City of Melbourne Street Furniture range to name but a few.  

Rob Adams lecture

His current interests concern the health and sustainability of the Metro city and he has published extensively on the subject of ‘Transforming Cities for a Sustainable Future’.

29/10/2012 Study Abroad opportunities (1st years only)

"Dear All,

As you may know, the Bartlett School of Planning participates in the Study Abroad Scheme, and we have links with universities all over the world!

The International Links Coordinator, Claire Colomb, will be holding a meeting for all 1st year students who are interested in finding out more about the Study Abroad Scheme. This meeting will be on Wednesday 14th November, from 14:00 – 15:00 in room 517b Wates House.

Students from Planning who take up this opportunity typically go in Term 2 of their second year, but the process can take quite a long time so preparation must start now!

Please come along to find out more about this incredible opportunity!

We hope to see you there,

Jenny Post."

24/10/2012 International Student Day: Recruiting international students for video

The 17th of November is International Students Day and The Bartlett is choosing to mark the occasion by creating a video to celebrate the rich diversity of cultures and nationalities that exist amongst our students. 

We are looking to recruit international students (undergrad, PGT and PGR) from the different sections of The Bartlett to take part in a short video interview.  This would involve answering questions about different aspects of their experience as a Bartlett student, including their experience of their section of The Bartlett and the programme they are studying. Filming for the video will take place between 5th-13th November and students will be needed for approximately 1 hour. The questions will be sent out in advance so that participants can prepare their answers and there will be a £10 Amazon voucher for those who take part.

I would appreciate it if you could a) suggest specific students who we might contact and/or b) publicise this initiative amongst the international students in your different sections.  We are working to tight deadlines, as editing film is very time-consuming, so ideally need to recruit participants by no later than Friday 2 November (next Friday!).  

The intention is to put together a 'collage' of the videos from across the Faculty to promote The Bartlett experience from the perspective of an international student.  Additionally, we will  make the individual videos available to you for use on your website or other publications.

Any help would be most welcome.

Kind regards,


Emma Todd, FACULTY COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, Tel: 020 3108 5968 (internal 55968), Email:

23/10/2012 Law Careers Week

w/c 29th October 2012   LUNCHTIMES EVERY DAY – till 2nd November  from:  1.00-1.50 -

Students of any discipline, including law!   Don’t miss this opportunity!  Learn more about the diverse range of career options in the Legal field – about the training, and about what it is like to practise law in professional firms and other settings.   Hear what TRAINERS AND LAW FIRMS  have to say – raise any questions you have and be better prepared for the UCL Law Fair, upcoming on 12th and 13th November.  Throughout this term and year, you will also have opportunities to network and get your CV checked by recruitment experts.

For more information, including details of how to book your place for each event, visit:

  Summary of lunchtime Presentations with Q & A:

Training and Practice as a SOLICITOR  Monday 29th October

A Career in Corporate Law  Tuesday 30th October

Training and Practice as a BARRISTER Wednesday 31st October

Practice of Law in Different Environments:  Government; British Telecom; Thursday 1st November

How to Make the Most of the UCL Law Fair – Employer perspective;  Friday 2nd November


All events take place in weekday lunchtimes, 1.00 to 1.50.

Monday will be presented by College of Law in Med Sciences AVHill LT;  Tuesday by Law Firm  BLP in Cruciform B404 LT2;   Wednesday by City Law School in Med Sciences AVHill LT;  Thursday by Government Legal Service and British Telecom Chadwick BO5 LT;  and Friday by law firm Nabarro in Gustav Tuck LT

SEE you there!   UCL Careers Team

16/10/2012 Study Abroad opportunity in China

“UCL students have been given the fantastic opportunity to participate in a Study Abroad programme in China put on by Manchester University during the winter holiday. It is fully paid for by the British Council and students do not need a prerequisite level of Mandarin Chinese—only the enthusiasm to come along and sign up before the end of October! I have attached the programme pdf from our colleague at Manchester uni and I hope that you can help me get the word out to students.”

I hope that many of you will take an interest in this amazing opportunity, and let me know how you get on with the application (note that the deadline is soon). The second period offered would involve returning after term 2 has begun, so the first period offered would be more sensible. If you wish to apply but have a preference for the second period, please consult with your Year Coordinator (Robin for 2nd years, Hui for 3rdyears) and Elisabete ensure that they would approve these 2 days absence.

For more information please visit

11/10/2012 Bartlett Student Experience Blog

A blog initiative by Barlett's Student Experience Fellow, Jane Robb, from which to base the wide range of student societies and events that will be rolling out over the next academic year, at Here, students can access a range of activities available to Bartlett students and get involved in student discussions on their experiences at the Bartlett. Students can be given ‘contributor’ access to the site, whereby they then have access to the site to post about any topic whenever they like such as insights on their course, views on their project and internship experiences. This access will be granted through registering their UCL email account with the site, allowing them to continue posting once they leave their studies and become alumni. Other initiatives such as a Bartlett careers site will be hosted on the main Bartlett website at

11/10/2012 Bartlett Showoff

A new event called Bartlett Showoff will be hosted at the beginning of December and aims to inspire interest, excitement, understanding and (most importantly!) humour across the multidisciplinary Bartlett schools. Held in a local Bloomsbury pub, several staff and student participants will perform a short (6 minute) fun and exciting presentation about ANY aspect of their work to a Bartlett derived audience, coupled with excellent comparing skills from UCL Public Engagement’s Steve Cross. The night is open to all students from undergraduate to PhD as well as staff. The ‘feel’ of the night is not formal like an academic poster presentation, but it is also not a comedy night and people are not expected to be hilarious on stage, just interesting! The evening will be held at The Old Crown in Bloomsbury at 7pm on the 3rd December 2012. Details are available via the Eventbrite website where free tickets can also be reserved:

Key to launching these initiatives, Bartlett's Student Experience Fellow, Jane Robb, has also set up a blog from which to base the wide range of student societies and events that will be rolling out over the next academic year, at: Here, students can access a range of activities available to Bartlett students and get involved in student discussions on their experiences at the Bartlett. Students can be given ‘contributor’ access to the site, whereby they then have access to the site to post about any topic whenever they like such as insights on their course, views on their project and internship experiences. This access will be granted through registering their UCL email account with the site, allowing them to continue posting once they leave their studies and become alumni. Other initiatives such as a Bartlett careers site will be hosted on the main Bartlett website at

We still have spaces for participants in the Bartlett Showoff event, so if you would like to talk about an aspect of your work (whether student or staff) at the event, be a ‘contributor’ to the student blog or have any queries about other student initiatives, please get in contact with the Student Experience Fellow.

Student Experience Fellow email:, phone: 020 3108 9147 ext: 51947

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