Regulatory Careers Live - 2019

21 May 2019 | University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

Thank you to the students, graduates, professionals, speakers, volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors and TOPRA staff that made Regulatory Careers Live 2019 a resounding success. It was great to see so many people attend, reflected by the high volume of pre-registrations. We have begun preparing for Regulatory Careers Live 2020.

Special thanks to the University of Hertfordshire for hosting the event as well as DLRC Ltd, PRA Health Sciences, Regulis Consulting Ltd, SEC Recruitment, CK Clinical, BSI, Roche, PPD, Linkfield Life Sciences, Royal Society of Chemistry, Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA),, EPSA - European Pharmaceutical Students' Association, Teva Pharmaceuticals and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.


Why attend?

Regulatory Careers Live is the only one-day careers fair in Europe dedicated to healthcare regulatory affairs.

Our careers fair is for anyone who is starting or looking to further their career in healthcare regulatory affairs no matter where they are in the profession. It is an opportunity to meet with potential future employers and get essential advice from some of the most respected and influential leaders in the field of regulatory affairs. It is aimed at professionals who have just started or are considering a career in healthcare regulatory affairs as well as life science students and recent graduates. It is the ideal opportunity to find out from experienced regulatory professionals from a wide range of backgrounds how you can develop your healthcare regulatory career, to learn about their career experiences and to gather essential tips in the recruitment process.

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Event details

The exhibition is open all day, but is divided into two parts:

10:00am – 4:00pm 
Professionals at the start of their career or those wishing to transfer into regulatory affairs

4:30pm – 8:00pm 
Students and recent graduates. Join us on this day, if you are currently studying for a life science degree or if you have already obtained one and want to know how to successfully move into regulatory affairs.

The event is free for TOPRA Members and TOPRA Student Members. Non-member students and recent graduates can sign up for a TOPRA Student Membership (in advance online), which allows them to attend the event for free. 

Getting there

The University of Hertfordshire's de Havilland Campus is around 50 minutes to 1 hour north of London. There are fast and frequent trains from London’s King’s Cross to Hatfield (Herts) rail station or other routes from central London to St Albans City rail station. Directions can be found using the National Rail Journey Planner. From either rail station, buses run regulatory to the stops adjacent to the UH de Havilland Campus.


What to expect from Regulatory Careers Live


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"Today has really helped me to focus in on what direction I want to take. Some of the advice I have received has been invaluable in helping me think about the next steps."

- A biosciences graduate at RCL London 2018

"Having a careers fair like this is going to really help young people to have a good idea about what they want to do. I wish there had been something like this 30 years ago!"

- Alistair Davidson, speaker and exhibitor

"Regulatory Careers Live is the only careers fair in Europe dedicated solely to regulatory affairs. This event is the ideal opportunity for anyone wishing to kickstart their healthcare regulatory career and to take the next step in becoming one of the future practitioners and leaders of the profession."

Lynda Wight, Executive Director, TOPRA

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