Professionalism In and Around Pharmacy Practice

Duncan Rudkin – General Pharmaceutical Council   As we’ve had talks from a variety of professionals from UCL and external bodies, a common statement keeps arising; patients must be our priority. This shows the kind of scrutiny the pharmaceutical industry is facing regarding profit vs patients.   Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive & Registrar for …more

Amgen: Asim Khan Talk

Asim Khan, Senior Manager of the Clinical Research Pharmacy at Amgen, delivered a career advice talk based on his experiences. He started at boots as a store manager, worked for the NHS trust and now for Amgen. Like our previous speakers, Khan reminded us that in pharmacy, “Patients are always first”. This is the …more

Steve Brocchini Summary: Being interested and letting accidents happen

  “Where you start, and what you plan to do isn’t always where you expected to get” This is what Steve Brocchini, lecturer in Chemical Pharmaceutics at UCL school of Pharmacy, wanted us to remember from his talk. Starting a company is very complex and most start-ups end up failing, but being adaptable to …more

Procter & Gamble: Careers & Recruitment

If you don’t already know, Procter & Gamble is BIG in the consumer goods industry. They are a leading multinational in CPG (consumer packaged goods) who are known for their innovation that “wins from the top”. Don’t let that scare you though, it shouldn’t! They really like pharmacy graduates and usually recruit them into …more

Translating Science Into Business

  The first session of the event on the 27th Of October was run in collaboration with the Science Innovation Union, and consisted of a bio-entrepreneurship course, “Platforms for Translating Research”, during which Dr. Amir Gander gave us his insight on how to find appropriate platforms in order to get scientific research known to …more

Deloitte- Simon Hammett

Our first guest lecture of the year, on the 4th October 2016, delivered by former Deloitte strategy consultant, Simon Hammett. During his 20+ years of work with the company, he was responsible for advising clients on their most complex strategic business challenges- working primarily in the departments of pharmaceuticals, healthcare and medical technology. The …more

How to Win Placements and Influence Employers

Charlie Winter GSK, Merck, AZ Charlie Winter is a pharmacy graduate from the UCL School of Pharmacy and has landed placements in big pharmaceutical companies such as Merck, AstraZeneca, and GlaxoSmithKline. He delivered a talk on the 16th of February in the School of Pharmacy,about his experience and how he managed to secure such great placements. He gave advice on how to prepare …more

Careers: from Pharma Stock Trading to Government Consulting

Prof. Ratcliffe Astra Zeneca The first talk of 2016 was given by Professor Nigel Ratcliffe, Head of Keele University School of Pharmacy, on the 26th of January. Professor Ratcliffe has had over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has held 5 Global Vice President positions within AstraZeneca, his last being Global Vice President of Strategic Partnering …more

Go Big 「Pharma」, or Go Home?

Dr. Angell GSK, Arrow Therapeutics The UCLU Pharmaceutical Society’s second event was held again, at the School of Pharmacy, on Tuesday 17 November. Dr Richard Angell delivered a talk on his experience and how the sector of drug discovery progresses. Dr Richard Angell, having worked for GlaxoSmithKline and Arrow Therapeutics Ltd, was an experienced scientist in …more