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Experience and Experiments – How to Find a Placement in Biotechnology

By Hannah Evans, Cancer Sciences student It’s great to do a Year in Industry whilst doing your degree! Getting experience in a new setting, learning new skills, and meeting people in the know are all things that could make getting a job after leaving uni that little bit easier. There is a range of companies, …

A Snapshot of the Labour Market for Science Graduates

By Sally Hall, Faculty Careers and Employability Consultant The data is positive! According to the Luminate ‘What do Graduates Do’ report published in January, the UK remains a global leader in scientific research, with the government expressing its commitment to investing in research and innovation over the next five years. Priorities include the achievement of …

How I Secured Work in the UK as an International Student

By Carlos Sanders Velez, Junior Medical Writer at McCann Health London My name is Carlos Sanders Velez, an international student, and I am currently working part-time as a Junior Medical Writer at McCann Health London. My current role involves the careful review of science manuscripts and adapting messages for the specific audience (it can be …

Careers in the Lab: Alumni Insight

By Gemma Foxall, Employability Education Projects Officer As part of our Spotlight On series of events, we held an informative session all about lab-based careers. Amy (MSci Human Genetics), Group Leader at Charles River Laboratories, Jaimee (BSc Biology), Brain Bank Technician at King’s College London, and Liam (BSc Microbiology), Lab Manager at NHS Test and …

Food Matters: Careers in the Food Sector

By Seamus Higgins, Associate Professor in Food Process Engineering When one thinks about food, not only has it fuelled our evolution as humans over millions of years it has also defined our societies over thousands of years. Think of hunter gatherers, the agricultural revolution and indeed more recently the industrial revolution. Today the World Bank …

How I Found a Science Job During the Covid-19 Pandemic

By Mica Cunningham, University of Nottingham BSc Biotechnology graduate. Graduating from University can be a daunting experience – especially during a pandemic! Having a lack of previous work experience, I initially felt I had no idea what I was supposed to do next or even how to start – what should I put on my …

A Glance at the Science Labour Market

By Cyrielle Mevel, Employability Education Projects Officer The unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 impacted the graduate job market. However, according to the latest Institute of Student Employers (ISE) student survey, the number of graduate vacancies is on the rise again, which is comforting news! Whether you are looking for a lab-based career or a career …

Securing an internship in geoscience as a physicist

By Oliver Mansfield, fourth year MSci Physics student In my penultimate year of study I set myself the goal to secure an internship for the following summer. After wasting the previous summer playing video games and watching TV, I felt it was important to take the opportunity to gain some much needed ‘real-world’ experience before …

Five Tips for Science Graduates Who Want to Become Writers

By Rebecca Bull, MSc Biochemistry, and copywriter at Hallam Internet To some, pursuing a career as a writer after completing a science degree may not seem like the most logical step. I faced quite a bit of scepticism about my choice to become a writer,  but I’m glad I didn’t let it put me off. …

Micro Lady in a Big World

Sophie Parfitt. BSc Microbiology. Industrial placement student at Redx Pharma, 2016-2017. At least, that’s what my CV will say by the end of this year. There’ll be a lot of trials and tribulations ahead – but I’m certain I’ll learn a lot too! This February, I got a call that frankly I wasn’t prepared for, …