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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, …

Science and engineering, it’s not all about being a scientist or an engineer

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer Did you know that after your degree you can apply for any job? But have you considered a career in management? You may already know this, but as a student who studies science or engineering, your career doesn’t have to be as a scientist or engineer.  Did you know …

Spotlight On: Science and the Media

By Frances Moxham, student blogger and student of medical physiology and therapeutics. When I stumbled across an email inviting students to attend the Spotlight On… Science and the Media, I immediately responded saying, “Yes please”. The job role of ‘Science Communication’ was something I had never heard of prior to a careers meeting at the …

Thinking outside the lab: Stephanie’s career ambitions

Stephanie Smith, PhD Plant Sciences, Year 3 When I was little I wanted to be a nurse My father was a doctor and my mother was a nurse; they gave me their old stethoscopes to play with. But I didn’t want to be a doctor because I thought I would have to cut people open …