UXPA UK Careers Event 2013

Event Info

Thu 27 Jun, 2013 from 6:30am - 10:00pm
Thomson Reuters
Cost: FREE!


Are you looking for a job in UX? This event lets employers and practitioners meet, learn and find new career opportunities. Kindly hosted and sponsored by Thomson Reuters. (See directions).

The event will include the following tracks;

  • Speed dating followed by a traditional open house careers fair - for those actively looking for a job;
  • Q&A panel - for practitioners keen on improving their interviewing skills; and 
  • UX booths – for both junior and senior practitioners who would benefit from professional development.

The following companies have already confirmed:

FutureheadsIC CreativeHugeWebcredibleFoolproofAccentureThomson ReutersFluent InteractionSaltLumi MobileMoo.comIxonosAmberlightSeren PartnersZebra People

When you arrive, you will need to choose either the speed dating or the Q&A panel. The careers fair will be open to all and will commence after the panel and speed dating.

To make the most out of the evening, don't forget to bring copies of your CV & portfolio. 

We will also be collecting CVs to share with companies/agencies attending the event, so if you would like us to share your CV with the above exhibitors, please email it (before the event) to academicatuxpa-uk [dot] org (Raj).


‘Speed dating’ - How to find your perfect partner

In this track you will have the opportunity to meet a selection of different companies who are recruiting for UX roles. Each interview lasts 5 minutes, then on to the next one!

To make the most of this event, be sure to come prepared. Here are a few quick tips:

  • Research the companies before attending the event
  • Update and refine your CV (or better yet: customise it for each company)
  • Bring business cards, your portfolio, or something that will make you memorable
  • Bring a notepad and pen

Please note that this part of the evening is first come, first served. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. Don't forget, if you would like your CV to be shared with the exhibiting employers please email it to academicatuxpa-uk [dot] org (Raj).


Q&A Panel - how to get the best out of interviews 

"Tell me something that didn't go well?" Have you ever been asked this in an interview? In today's ultra-competitive job market, you can expect to face increasingly challenging questions in job interviews, often from senior managers.

While the speed dating is running, this Q&A panel - hosted by Be Kaler (from Futureheads) - will explore how the UX interview process has changed and give you practical guidance to help you face even the toughest interviewer.

Joining Be on the panel will be Lewis Milford, Global Talent Acquisition at Nokia; Jonathan Culling, UX Director at Foolproof; and Craig Le Grice, tech and start-up strategist. 


UX Booths - get professional feedback on your CV, portfolio & more

Improve your skills and develop your talent at the booths in the networking area from 8:00pm. Drop by for one-on-one help on your CV and portfolio from Joe Harvey, Ash McGann, Rasha Hassan, Tim Harris, and Emilie De Guffroy. 


18:30 – 19:00            Meet, greet and networking

19:00 – 19:50            Speed dating round / Q&A Panel

19:50 – 20:00            Break and networking

20:00 – 21:00            Open House Careers Fair & UX Booths

21:00 – 21:30            Networking