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. 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.
Best advice from a live Q&A on languages careers Anne Marie Graham, CILT (National Centre for Languages) skills and qualifications adviser: Anne Marie said: What does my languages degree qualify me for? Other than a career in translation, interpreting and teaching, the answer is take your pick. Student Traineeship Abroad - FAQ Am I eligible to apply for an IAESTE traineeship? To apply for an IAESTE traineeship you should fulfill the following criteria: You must be a full-time student in Higher EducationIAESTE must be represented in the country in which you are studying your degree course (Please check the country list for details)Please note that each country has its own set of application criteria that must be metYour subject studied must be within the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture or Applied Arts How do I apply? You must apply through IAESTE in your home countryEach IAESTE country has its own application deadlines but they are normally within the IAESTE Administrative CalendarPlease note that you will only be able to apply for specific traineeships that your home country has available.
Maths, Physics and Chemistry in Oceanography There is a wide range of opportunities open to those who study mathematics, physics and chemistry. 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.
Language Careers including "What can I do with a Degree in Modern Languages?" This section has been written for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of modern languages at the University of Kent. It attempts to give a brief answer to the question: "What can I do with my degree?" and an overview of the many and varied ways in which you can use your language skills in a career. This information is also likely to be of interest to students of other subjects whose degree includes a language (such as European Studies or English and French Law) and to students who have a good knowledge of another language through their personal background even if they have never studied languages formally. Although your main interest may be in how to make the best use of your degree subject, there are many issues which are common to all undergraduates and postgraduates planning their careers.
Work Aboard - News Information & Advice - Eurograduate If you are looking for a job abroad, make sure you first try to find out what your true personal goals and drivers are; who are you, what does intrinsically drive you and what your goals in both work and life are. Find out what kind of jobs and industries suit you based on your skills, interests and experiences. Remember self-assessment is the starting point for a successful job hunt. Self-assessment means getting a clear picture of yourself: Your strengths, weaknesses, talents, challenges, preferences, values, work habits and lifestyle.
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 What areas of engineering and manufacturing can I work in? There are a range of industries to consider: aerospace; automation and robotics; automotive; biotechnology; chemical; civil engineering; electrical; electronics; food and drink; marine; medical and pharmaceutical; metals, minerals and materials; nuclear; oil and gas; space. There are opportunities for mechanical, electrical, electronic or chemical engineers within many of these industries.
What can I do with a classics degree? Studying for a classics degree demonstrates your intellectual flexibility and skills in analytical thinking Job options Jobs where your degree would be useful include: Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here. Work experience A classics degree provides you with skills relevant to a wide range of sectors, including legal, media and broadcasting, film and television, banking, consultancy, marketing, museum and gallery work, teaching and academia.
Europe Direct Main Body Text Europe Direct Information Centre Leeds is part of a network of centres in the UK, 500 across Europe which aim to act as an interface between the EU and its citizens at local level. We can help with general questions on every aspect of Europe and can put you in touch with relevant specialist services if required. We have leaflets, brochures and materials to take away about the European Union's activities and policies. Overview of the science and pharmaceuticals sector in the UK This is one of the largest and most important industries 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. There are opportunities in academic research, research and development (R&D), product and process development, scientific sales and commercial roles such as finance, human resources, IT and marketing.
What can I do with a modern languages degree? Language skills are in demand and can be used in almost any career, particularly within businesses that trade internationally Job options Jobs directly related to your degree include: Jobs where your degree would be useful include: Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here. Work experience ERASMUS programme What is ERASMUS+? If you are thinking of doing a work placement, have you thought about doing it in Europe? The University of Leeds is a participant in a European placement scheme called ERASMUS+. Administered by the British Council and ECORYS UK, and co-funded by the European Union, ERASMUS+ supports activities in education, training, youth and sport across all sectors of lifelong learning including Higher Education. The ERASMUS+ scheme enables you to undertake study or work abroad.
10 types of scientist Science jobs are not all the same - Diana Garnham identifies 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.