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Careers In Physics - Wednesday 13th July 2011

Free one day Event for Science Teachers & Careers Advisors

About the Event  |  Venue  |  Programme  |  Contact & Booking  |  Travel & Maps

About the Event

Careers in Physics, Event Flier - Salford University

So what can you do with a Physics Degree and what do Physicists actually do?

The University of Salford is hosting a Careers in Physics event for science teachers and careers advisors.

Talks will be given by physicists from a variety of industries and institutions, who will give an overview of the roles of physics graduates, career pathways, the qualifications required, and typical salaries.

Many students are unaware of the wide range of potential careers opportunities that will be available to them should they decide to study physics. Our aim is to supply physics teachers and careers advisors with information that they will in turn pass on to their students. We hope that this will prove useful in advising students and assist them in making well-informed choices about their future education and career.

The day will include a summary of the recent work we have been doing with the Institute of Physics to integrate employer engagement with the undergraduate physics curriculum. Following this will be a series of talks by invited guests from a variety of industries and institutions, who will give an overview of the roles of physics graduates, career pathways, the qualifications required, and typical salaries. There will also be an open forum for attendees to exchange ideas and discuss careers advice.

National HE STEM Programme This event is being funded by the HE STEM Programme.

There will be no fee for attendance and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Location of the Lady Hale building - click to enlarge


Registration, talks, discussions, refreshments and lunch will be in the Lady Hale Building, Peel Park Campus, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT.


10.30 Registration
         Tea/coffee available
11.00 Welcome
         Martin Hall, Vice-Chancellor, University of Salford
11.10 Studying Physics
         Ian Morrison, University of Salford
11.40 Nuclear Energy
         Paul Norman, University of Birmingham
Institute of Physics - Careers website 12.00 Geophysics
         Tim Needham and Roger Clark, University of Leeds

12.20 Lunch

13.20 Careers Resources for Schools and Colleges
         Taj Bhutta, Institute of Physics Careers and Student Officer (pre-19)
13.50 Medical Physics
         Katy Szczepura, NHS
14.10 Aerospace and Space Technology
         Stuart Lucas, EADS Astrium
14.30 TBC
14.50 Open Discussion & Tea/Coffee Break
15.15 Close
Institute of Physics - Working Life webpages          Huw Morris, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Salford
15.30 End

Contact & Booking

For further information, or to book a place, please contact Martin Dawson (before Friday 8th July for bookings) by email to or by telephoning 0161 295 5898.

Location of Salford in the UK

Travel & Maps

There are frequent train services from central Manchester stations (Piccadilly and Victoria) to Salford Crescent station - which is about 50m from the Lady Hale Building (the venue for this event). There are also regular bus services to and from the University campus. A range of car parks are situated on campus - please ensure you obtain a car parking token before returning to your car.

Further details about travel to the University can be found from:

         Salford Unversity travel information
         Physics website travel information

There is also a map of Peel Campus of the University of Salford:

         University of Salford Campus map (Lady Hale Building is 24 on the map)
         Location of the Lady Hale Building (large P on this map denotes the Northern Car Park)


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