School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics Careers Week

Physics Careers Week is taking place at the School of Physics and Astronomy on 13 - 16 November 2018. It is aimed at the final year physics students to aid searching and applying for jobs as well to provide prompt career training.

It is organised by the School and Careers and Employability Services with sessions run by the academics, the School's Employability and Placement Officer and the Science Careers Team. Jointly, we will cover topics ranging from career planning and preparing job applications to resilience in a job search, understanding "Imposter syndrome" and "Thinking about a PhD". 

The Employer Day on Wednesday 14 November 12.30 - 3pm is open to all students. It is an opportunity for all year students to meet companies and organisations who hire physics graduates in an informal panel discussion and networking.

Physics Careers Week Programme

 Tuesday 13th November (Physics C14) - CAREER PLANNING

10.00 - 11.00       Introduction and career planning (Chris Jones)

11.00 - 12.00       Identifying your strengths (Charlotte Binding)

1.30 - 2               Institute of Physics (David Wilkinson, title TBC)

2 - 3                    "We are all imposters". Understanding imposter syndrome (Meghan Gray)

3 - 3.30               Resilience (Erica Sparkes)

 Wednesday 14th November (Physics C14) – EMPLOYER DAY

10 - 11.30             Thinking about a PhD

11.30 - 12.30        How to research and network with employers (Olga Fernholz and Chris Jones)

12.30 - 1               Buffet lunch

1 - 2                      Employer presentations and panel discussion (open to all students)

Rolls RoyceBTCavendish NuclearInstitute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine will come to talk to students about career opportunities in their industrial sectors

2 - 3                        Informal networking with the employers

 Thursday 15th November – CAREER TRAINING

10.30 - 12 (Pope A26 computer room)      CV and LinkedIn workshop (Charlotte Binding and Chris Jones)

1.30 (Physics C10 common room)      Pizza

2 - 3 (Physics C14)         Interview skills (Charlotte Binding)

3 - 4 (Physics C14)        Psychometric tests and assessment centres (Chris Jones)


Career research. Working on CVs and applications. Attending appointments and drop-ins, etc.

Your regular Career drop-in on Friday is in George Green library, 1-2pm.
You can also book an appointment to review your CV or cover letter with a member of Career and Employability Service via MyCareers.

Download the programme here PDF
Read about students' career choices in our Careers blog Read our Careers blog




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