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
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: http://bit.ly/DOSCS17
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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.
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: www.steamsummerschool.eu