Interested in Teaching in UK Schools?

Nick Hood from Moray House is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Secondary Education (Physics Specialist) and will be here to answer your questions around teaching as a career, postgraduate study options (at Edinburgh and the rest of the UK) and getting experience.   Nick is a chartered physicist and an interesting guy!

Mon 30 Oct 2017, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Weir Building (Careers Service), King’s Buildings

Book a place via MyCareerHub


Problem-solvers united! 24-hour Social Storm: cities & climate change

social storm

Do YOU want to be part of a challenging, but enjoyable, 24 hour experience? If so, join teams of students from across the world for Social Storm 2017!

Develop your social enterprise skills by tackling one of two social issues which stem from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Cities – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Climate Change and Resilience – Combat climate change and its impacts

This event is run in conjunction with the Careers Service and LAUNCH.ed on Fri 17 Nov 1:00 PM to Sat 18 Nov, 1:00 PM.       More details and booking on MyCareerHub

Glasgow Science Festival: Physics Phrenzy

Physics frenzy

This is run as part of SUPA Graduate School “Hanging your research out in public” course and promises to be entertaining.

In this fast-paced ‘speed science’ social, Scotland’s up-and-coming physicists will compete to enthral and inspire you with their fascinating research stories. Prizes and pride are at stake in this informal and friendly event! Hosted by the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance.

  • Venue: DRAM!, Woodlands Rd
  • Date: Thurs 8 June
  •  Time: 18:30-20:00
  •  Cost: Free
  •  Details and booking: Online

This is just one of a plethora of events to celebrate Glasgow Science Festival 2017. From 8-18 June, venues across the city will be a-buzz with a huge range of activities.

All is revealed at

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PhD Horizons Career Conference

The Careers Service hosts an annual one-day PhD Horizons Career Conference dedicated to showcasing the breadth of career opportunities open to PhD graduates of the University of Edinburgh.

The Conference offers the following opportunities for PhD students, post-docs, and early career researchers:

  • Thirty inspiring speakers from a wide range of occupations
  • Advice for making the most of your doctorate in today’s challenging recruitment market
  • One-to-one drop-in sessions with Careers Consultants

Tuesday 6 June 2017: University of Edinburgh – David Hume Tower

Sessions will cover careers in:

  • Third sector
  • Business and technology
  • Creative industries
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Non-academic science
  • Science communication
  • Policy and non-academic research
  • Professional roles in higher education
  • Academia

More details and sign-up here

SCI Day of Science and Careers

Organised by  School of Physics academic Dr Tiffany Wood, Director of Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership and Chair, SCI Scotland Group


Calling UG and PG students across all scientific disciplines

SCI’s Day of Science & Careers , University of Edinburgh, 5 April 2017

Explore a wide range of careers in science-based industries. Speakers from industrial, academic and independent backgrounds will present their career pathway and offer insights in to what to look out for, and what to consider when choosing your next steps. Plus sessions on interview skills and CV writing, with opportunities to network with speakers and fellow delegates.

Talks will include the following areas:

  • Working in Analytical Chemistry
  • Intellectual Property & Patents
  • Life in an SME
  • Scientific Publishing
  • Academic Careers
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Academic/Industrial Partnerships
  • Scientific Marketing

For the full timed programme and to book online please visit:

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Edinburgh Graduate Recruitment Fair

Poster of the Edinburgh Graduate Recruitment Fair

Edinburgh Graduate Recruitment Fair  #EGRF16 is on next week with over 60 exhibitors. It’s a good opportunity to explore opportunities.Find out more here.  However:

  • If your palms get sweaty at the thought of talking to employers
  • If you have limited time
  • If you simply don’t know how to make the Fair work for you

watch our ‘Prepare for the Fair’ video here  to get the most out of the event.

Funded summer school in science communication


The STEAM Summer School provides training in science communication for university students, researchers, and educators, connecting science and art in science communication practice. The 10-day programme (13-22 July, 2016) at Rhine-Waal University (Dutch/German border) offers a unique experience in science communication training.

There is funding available for University of Edinburgh students. Deadline for application is Fri 29 April.

The programme covers the main aspects of science communication including journalism, social media, policy, management, arts, and science theatre. The workshop will be a fully immersive experience on science communication theory and practice, and no previous communication experience is required.

They aim to train science communication ambassadors eager to engage with various sectors of the public back in their home countries.

For more information:

Wondering about Careers in Business/Finance?

Our work impacts at the highest level of global business and builds confidence in economies worldwide, and has a positive effect on the societies in which we all live.

Join EY for a short presentation open to all years about what it takes to become part of a global leading professional services organisation. They advise some of the world’s most important companies on the issues of today that are shaping tomorrow.Come for a session aimed at King’s Buildings students and learn about:

  • what they do
  • programs they offer  students & graduates
  • and meet their people with various backgrounds like Physics, Engineering, Maths…

When: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Where: Lecture Theatre A – JCMB, King’s Buildings.

Sign up:




Technology career opportunities

Careers in IT fair2016

Want to explore summer placements & graduate jobs available to you in the Technology sector? Then come to Careers in IT, where you can meet around 40 companies looking to recruit UG and PG physics students. Sponsored by    sponsored by craneware

There are a range of companies attending, including SMEs such as KAL, AviIT and Edge Testing and larger organisations such as Microsoft, Amazon and FanDuel, so don’t miss out on the chance to meet these organisations face-to-face (for the full list of exhibitors, visit MyCareerHub)

Other organisations recruiting physicists include: Avaloq Innovation Ltd, AlphaSights, TMVSE (Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe, Ltd), Codeplay Software Ltd, Imagination Technologies, think-cell Software GmbH, Standard Life Plc,   The MathWorks Ltd, Version 1,    Bloomberg, UL Transaction Security – UL TS BV

No sign up is necessary for the fair – just bring your student card to the Informatics Forum between 1pm – 4pm on Wednesday 3rd Feb.

Attend our Prepare for the Fair session on 28th Jan to give you that extra confidence boost and help you develop your networking skills in advance of Careers in IT. Or if you can’t attend the session, get some hints and tips from our Prepare for the Fair video.

We’re also running a Careers in Computer Games Panel and Networking event later that same evening which you can sign up for now via MyCareerHub.

We look forward to seeing you on 3rd Feb!