Big congrats to UoE Physics team!

A team of undergraduate physics students from University of Edinburgh, mentored by Arne Staal/Mike Ross from Standard Life Investments has reached the semi-final of the IBM University Business Competition on Friday 3rd March.

It’s a hugely competitive, prestigious competition so big congrats to team leader Imran Marwat and the rest of the team.

At the semi-final they will be running a completely different company and all teams start from the same position regardless of how they performed in Round One so they all have an equal chance of reaching the Grand Final.  The biggest difference will be that they will have a lot less time in which to make decisions.  They  also have the opportunity to meet people who are responsible for the recruitment of graduates into their organisation so this is an opportunity to ask questions and to find out just what they are looking for in their recruitment processes.

Got everything crossed for the final in London 24th March!

Medical Physics Open Day January 2017


Interested in using your scientific skills in healthcare?

Find out about a career in medical physics

Date and time: 30th January 2017 – 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Where: Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, EH4 2XU

For further information or to book a place email:

NHS Scientist Training Programme

Latest stats for this programme in England and  Wales show that there are good opportunities for medical physicists in the STP. Overall competition has reduced:

There are approximately on average 22 applicants to every STP post (2016). In 2014 the figure was 31 applicants to every STP post and in the 2015 the figure was 26 applicants to every STP post.

For 2016 entry, clinical immunology had by far and away the highest competition ratio, with 80 applicants per post. There was some good news for the Medical Physicists though, with only 8 applicants per post.

Find out more here