Careers In Physics - Wednesday 13th July 2011
Free one day Event for Science Teachers & Careers Advisors
About the Event
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.
This event is being funded by the HE STEM Programme.
There will be no fee for attendance and lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Registration, talks, discussions, refreshments and lunch will be in the
Lady Hale Building,
Peel Park Campus, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT.
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
Tim Needham and Roger Clark, University of Leeds
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
14.50 Open Discussion & Tea/Coffee Break
Huw Morris, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Salford
Contact & Booking
For further information, or to book a place, please contact Martin Dawson (before Friday 8th July for bookings) by email to
by telephoning 0161 295 5898.
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)