Graduating in July? While you are in Edinburgh, why not pop in and see us?
For the duration of the graduation ceremonies we will be running a Graduate Drop-in from 12pm – 2pm each day at the Careers Service. Find out more: http://ow.ly/p3wy30kGtMi #getonboard
Submit your CV, get on-the-spot interviews, participate in talks and workshops, meet leading AI companies such as Facebook and Microsoft, welcome to EdIntelligence’s AI Career Fair!
Do you use Artificial Intelligence techniques in your studies? Are thinking about working in the sector?
No matter if you are doing a PhD in Physics, studying AI in your Masters or are a curious Bachelor student, they welcome everyone with knowledge in Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, High-Performance Computing, Vision/ Imaging or anything related from all programmes! At this career fair you can:
– meet companies such as Microsoft, Facebook, Lloyds Banking Group, Five AI and Skyscanner ( for a full list see our website: https://edintelligence.github.io/fair/companies.html)
– submit your CV beforehand to have companies contact you and increase your chance to…
– get an interview at the day through our on-the-spot interviews.
– listen to talks and workshops that are held throughout the day. (You can find a provisional schedule at https://edintelligence.github.io/fair/schedule.html)
– simply explore the AI company space from startups to large companies!
If you are a student or recent graduate from ANY university and interested in AI, sign up here https://edintelligence.github.io/fair
PS Use the Careers Service guides on interviews & CVs and get some feedback on your CV before you share with any employers. The Careers Service is open through the summer
Our recent PhD Horizons event went very well with around 160 PhD students and research staff attend on the day, and 29 speakers, including the School of Physics and Astronomy’s very own Dr Ross Galloway, talking about his career experience.
We had speaker panels covering areas including policy & research, entrepreneurial, non-academic science, creative industries, professional roles in higher education, academic careers, business & consultancy
Feedback on the day was very positive. Summaries from all speaker panels will be available on our website soon and the summaries from 2017 are still available on the PhD section of our website
Find out more here
A huge pat on the back for the two undergraduate teams (mentored by Standard Life Investments and iHandover) who made it to the Edinburgh semi-final of the IBM University Business Competition.
They were the only non-business/finance teams and it’s a hugely competitive, prestigious competition so big congratulations to team leaders Anna Oprandi and Freddie Ferguson and their teams (Dafydd Cian, Jon Maxey, Luke Stevens, Sophia Self, Keir Parker-Mian, Georgia Clark, Brinley Terrell and Aidan Marshall)
They didn’t make the final this year but all agreed it was a great opportunity and they learned a lot from the competition process, from each other and it’s an impressive achievement for their CVs.
Small but mighty team!
On March 22 Shelter Scotland, Product Forge and Safe Deposit Scotland will be hosting their “Generation Rent Hackathon”; a space where technical and entrepreneurial minds will collaborate with the third sector to develop new ideas that improve the renting experience.
The Hackathon focuses on tackling the Scottish renting crisis by having teams of designers, developers, students and sector experts work together to develop innovative products, services or tools that will solve challenges in the private renting sector
Participants will be given access to data sets from Shelter Scotland, Helpline and National Records of Scotland and will use this information to develop analytical tools that will help log, track and resolve issues between tenants, landlords, letting agents and local authorities.
The event will include 10 free meals, mentoring, networking opportunities and post event support for entrepreneurs interested in expanding their ideas through a start up.
If you are interested in data analytics, hoping to network with politicians and entrepreneurs or just want to solve a problem that impacts real people every day, make sure to sign up for this years Generation Rent Hackathon.
Sign up here https://productforge.io/events/generation-rent-product-forge/
*student concessions available
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
CERN are planning a visit to KB campus in October.
Date and location to be confirmed. Watch this space.
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 http://www.glasgowsciencefestival.org.uk
You can join the mailing list for the latest news and updates.
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
- Non-academic science
- Science communication
- Policy and non-academic research
- Professional roles in higher education
More details and sign-up here