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Food Science. Maths and Statistics. Physics. MAPS. Student Work Experience Placements Abroad - IAESTE. In an increasingly competitive job market, much has been said about the need to gain relevant work experience before graduation.

Student Work Experience Placements Abroad - IAESTE

IAESTE not only provides traineeship experience but also the valuable experience of working abroad. Work experience gained abroad enhances your independence and flexibility, communication and foreign language skills, and contributes to your personal and academic development. Employers know that if students have successfully overcome the challenges brought on by international work experience, they will stand out from the crowd at interview. IAESTE is open to degree level science, engineering, technology and applied arts students in the second year of study and above. The majority of traineeships take place in the summer months, although longer periods are also available. IAESTE can also provide you with the opportunity to gain valuable volunteering experience in one of our many local committees. 10 types of scientist. Science jobs are not all the same - Diana Garnham identifies 10 types of scientist.

10 types of scientist

One of the Science Council’s key aims is to encourage more young people to consider a career in science. Research shows that the understanding of the careers available is generally poor and that the most common vision of a ‘scientist’ is someone who works in a lab in a white coat, probably undertaking research into something fairly obscure and distanced from everyday life. This is not surprising. Most publicly funded public engagement activity has focused around research and academia, and media coverage of ‘science’ is most commonly about research and breakthroughs.

Many within the science community consider you need to be in the elite group of those with a PhD to be considered a ‘scientist’: take for example the comments after the election last year that there were now ‘only three’ scientists – that meant three with PhDs – in Parliament. Even within these broad categories the roles differ. New Scientist Graduate Careers Special - 04/10/2014 digital edition.

Careers. Overview of the science and pharmaceuticals sector in the UK. This is one of the largest and most important industries in the UK.

Overview of the science and pharmaceuticals sector in the UK

Find out what it's like to work in a scientific career… What areas can I work in? Employment can be found in many areas of science, including: chemical; food science; forensic science; geoscience; life sciences (e.g. microbiology, pharmacology); marine biology; materials science; meteorology; nuclear; oil and gas; petroleum; polymers. Overview of the engineering and manufacturing sector in the UK.

Engineers are in demand and over the next few years there will be 1.86 million vacancies that require engineering skills.

Overview of the engineering and manufacturing sector in the UK

Downloads. Nanotech's role in feeding the planet. At the table Alok Jha, (Chair), science and environment correspondent, the GuardianKathy Groves, food microscopist, Leatherhead Food ResearchTerry Jones, director of communications, Food and Drink Federation Ian Illuminato, Friends of the Earth The challenge is clear: globally, we will need to feed two billion extra people by 2050.

Nanotech's role in feeding the planet

As politicians, industry and scientists turn their attention to the problem of world food security, many believe we will need to use every available tool to tackle this impending crisis. One such tool could be nanotechnology, the applications of which could potentially help us to produce more food, using less water and fertiliser, and with less of an impact on the environment. Teaching scholarships. Our vision is for every secondary school to have outstanding Computing teachers.

Teaching scholarships

We want to ensure students have an intellectually rigorous, inspiring and excellent Computing education that equips them for progression into further education and a professional career. Developing Teaching Excellence in Computing To support these aims we have partnered with the Department for Education to launch a new teaching scholarship aimed at creating the next generation of Computing teachers for our secondary schools. The scholarship scheme is intended to be part of a range of activities that nurture future Computing Master Teachers1 who will lead innovation both within their own school and in collaboration with other schools. Scholarship benefits. Maths, Physics and Chemistry in Oceanography. There is a wide range of opportunities open to those who study mathematics, physics and chemistry.

Maths, Physics and Chemistry in Oceanography

Choosing one of these three subjects, taken to degree or postgraduate level, will offer the prospects of careers ranging from academia to zymurgy (the branch of chemistry concerned with fermentation processes in brewing!). In oceanography, the majority of jobs currently available are filled by people from mathematics, physics or chemistry backgrounds, sometimes as joint honours degrees with oceanography. There are also opportunities for graduates in biology, marine biology, biochemistry, zoology, geology and geophysics, but these subjects are discussed elsewhere on the website.

Oceanographers seek to understand the physical and chemical processes of the oceans. They measure parameters such as temperature, salinity, current speed, gas fluxes, chemical components, and even the age of the water. STEM Graduates Women in STEM. Promoting opportunities, employers and events to female students and graduates Background It is widely acknowledged that STEM careers are male dominated.

STEM Graduates Women in STEM

Just 15% of Engineering graduates are female. The figures are 19% for Computer Studies and 38% for Maths. The shortfall is hardly surprising when we consider that 13% of the overall UK STEM workforce is female and there are relatively few female STEM role models as a consequence. STEM Graduates. IQ Analytics are dedicated to connecting Graduates with unique skills and experience to exciting career opportunities (we want YOU and we want to give you the BEST).

STEM Graduates

If you are a STEM Graduate or are thinking about your career journey after University, you have come to the right place! To make things easier for you, we have provided information about the relevant steps to take after University. We understand that each case is unique and some people may be further along the recruitment process than others, so here is a ‘pick and mix’ list for you to dip in and out of as you like: (This is pretty good - even if we do say so ourselves. Download it and it will tell you EVERYTHING you need to know and if not, just give us a call or email us at Check out our tips on how to be the perfect candidate and how we can help you: Latest IQ Analytics Graduate Vacancies:

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