From uni to workplace: what I wish I’d known

Physics & Astronomy and Maths graduates share their stories on managing the move into a professional workplace. Find out about

  • the jobs they do & the environments they work in
  • their perceptions & expectations before they started and how they felt after
  • employer expectations of them in their workplace when it comes to professional  behaviour & workplace culture
  • their advice on what you can do now to help you feel more confident about the move into the workplace

This session will be useful for those who have already have a job lined up as well as for those who are still looking and planning

It will help you :

  • discover what’s out there
  • become more confident and professional

Tuesday 17th March 5.30pm JCMB

More details and sign-up on MyCareerHub

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Your Careers Compass

Women in STEM conference

The fifth Equate Student Network Conference & Awards 2020 is next week in Glasgow with a fantastic line-up. Travel expenses covered, see below

This free conference brings together women studying STEM to celebrate their passion for their subject, connect with inspiring women professionals and enhance their career development. This is an opportunity for them to build their network and practice some of the skills you have been talking to them about in your 1-2-1 sessions. The conference includes:

  • Interactive workshops (Assertiveness in the workplace, Interview Skills, Negotiation Skills and Intro to Design Thinking) to help students develop their skills.
  • An employer panel session so they can ask those burning questions about how to promote girls into STEM and what it’s really like working in these industries.
  • Inspiring keynote speakers: Mamta Singhal and Victoria Hamilton. Read their bios here.
  • An opportunity to network with women STEM professionals and employers ( Barclays, Cala Homes, Dell, FanDuel, Hays, Lloyds, Recoil, Scottish Power and The Data Lab) over lunch and a mini employer’s fair to find out about placement and graduate roles.

This event is open to all women studying STEM and the built environment at colleges and universities in Scotland. They know being out of pocket for travel is an issue, so students travelling out with Glasgow will be reimbursed up to £15 per person. Students travelling from the Highlands and Islands, Dundee and Aberdeen will be reimbursed up to £30 per person. Travel expenses claim forms will be issued to students on the day of the event.

You can register at this link

After the conference they will be hosting a Steminist Quiz for women studying/working in STEM or women working on equality in STEM to share their experiences and join forces in teams of five to play for prizes over drinks and nibbles. If you are interested register here.

Physics in archaeology

What do those with a scientific background actually do in academic or commercial Archaeology? How far back in time can you take your technical skills?

We have SUERC (https://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/suerc/staff/) coming in to talk about the scientific aspects of Archaeology. They use physics, chemistry & biological techniques, including carbon dating and radio isotopes.

Spotlight on Scientific Archaeology is on 26th February at Murchison House, Kings Buildings. More details and sign-up here

Games industry in Edinburgh

There are eight towns and cities in the country where the games industry generates over £60m in GVA into the local economy (Edinburgh, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Leamington Spa, Crawley and Horsham, Manchester, Guildford, Slough and Heathrow, and London). 55% of game development jobs in the UK are based outside of London and the South East, according to a new regional economic impact report released by the video games and interactive entertainment industry trade body Ukie. “

Dundee comes in at number 10. While Edinburgh’s position may be boosted by the juggernaut that is Rockstar North, there are some other local industry “players” to be aware of who will be coming to our Careers in Tech & Data Fair on 12 February

We have a new gaming company coming – Mooncollider – based in Edinburgh and Codeplay who work with the games industry.   Sumdog are also attending and, as well as EdTech, who could be described as gamified education. If you are interested in computer gaming, talk to companies like Fanduel about their fantasy sports business.

Other exhibitors cover AI/Machine Learning, Space & Satellites, Agritech, Cyber Security, Fintech, Marketing and Advertising, MedTech, Tourism and much more.

Over 50% are recruiting from any discipline. Around 50% are SMEs
Around 90% have graduate roles. Around 60% have other paid work experience

Find out more here

Insight into Actuarial

We are running an Insight into Actuarial session again next week (Weds, 13:30-15:00). This is open to Physics & Astronomy students

Find out more about this career area where your numerical and data skills are highly valued. 

There will be 4 speakers (2 In-house: Lloyds, Royal London; 2 Consulting: Hymans Robertson, EY) then a Q&A. 

Details and sign up via MyCareerHub

Make a difference with your tech skills

The Financial Conduct Authority works to make sure financial markets are honest, fair and effective so that consumers get a fair deal. They do this by regulating more than 59,000 businesses.

Next summer you could be developing your skills in an environment that makes a real difference to society. They have three summer internship programmes and closing date is 5 January 2020

Data Science Summer Internship Programme:
Technology and Change Summer Internship Programme:
Cyber and Information Resilience Summer Internship Programme

Find out more and apply here

NHS Information Analyst

The NHS are currently recruiting an Information Analyst role. It’s a great opportunity to use your skills and experience to make a difference to people’s lives.

The Information Services Division (ISD) of NHS National Services Scotland has over 40 years’ experience of supporting NHS Scotland to deliver better health outcomes: better data means better lives. We are the largest employer of information staff in Scotland. We work with clinicians, health and social care practitioners, managers, researchers and others across the wider public service and beyond.

ISD is an authoritative source of Scottish national healthcare statistics. As an experienced healthcare, and more recently social care, partner; ISD is uniquely positioned to provide support in information design, development and application to enhance decisions about healthcare and ultimately improve Scotland’s health.

We offer a wide range of high quality, high value consultancy services and products tailored specifically to Scottish health needs. These range from provision of interpretation, advice, training and support on new and existing data collections and their application, through to direct access for authorised information analysts and researchers to our key national datasets.

For details of job and an information pack, visit the website

Closing date: Monday 11th November 2019

Explore – risk analytics & data science

Deloitte are coming to Kings Buildings on 29th October 2pm to talk about the type of work they do in this area (using data and other methods to help assess and mitigate risks for clients) as well as the job opportunities that they have available.

Curious? Come along to find out more.

Sign up through EventBrite at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/deloitte-risk-analytics-and-data-science-presentation-tickets-77265492167