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Career Fairs, Events, Talks and Workshops

The University, the Department of Physics and the Astrnomy Group organise a range of career events across the academic year. Information can be found below.

Durham Universy Career Events

There are a variety of careers events organised by the University, and below you can find the ones that are most relevant for people with a Physics or Astronomy background. From time to time there will also be other talks and reminders will be sent by email for these.

Please note that some of these events are more general and aimed for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, or both Science and Arts & Humanity students.

  1. Durham Careers & Internship Fair

    Date: Tuesday 21 & Wednesday 22 October 2014

    Time: 11:00 - 15:30

    Address: Howlands Building, Howlands Farm, South Road, Durham DH1 3TQ

    This annual two-day event, held in Michaelmas Term, gives you the opportunity (whatever your year of study) of talking, face to face, with people in the sectors that interest you; you may wish to explore graduate vacancies, internships and career prospects within particular businesses, public services or not-for-profit sectors.

  2. STEM Careers & Internship Fair

    Date: Tuesday 4 & Wednesday 5 November 2014

    Time: 12:00 - 15:30

    Address: Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics

    The 2-day event, sponsored by IBM, is aimed at all science faculty students and researchers and we welcome recruiters with summer internships or placements to fill as well as graduate positions.

    This event seems to have been fully booked now, and there is a waiting list.

  3. Explore Careers

    Date: Thursday 12 February 2015

    Time: 12:00 - 14:30

    Address: Derman Christopherson Room, Calman Learning Centre

    This event is aimed at any student, of any year group, just starting to think about life after University. So, if you are undecided on a career, or would like to talk to someone in a career that is of specific interest to you, this event gives you the chance to meet local and national professionals including Durham Alumni working in a broad range of professions and job sectors. There will be a Careers Adviser 'Drop-in' available for anyone attending the event.

  4. National & International Careers Fairs

    Date: See updates

    Time: See updates

    Address: See updates

    There is an external weblink to various career fairs.

  5. Events Services

    The CEEC is responsible for the provision and facilitation of a wide range of employer and career presentations, workshops and events. Details of forthcoming events can be found in the online Events Diary. It is advisable to reserve online, where appropriate, a place on any sessions that interest you. During Michaelmas and Epiphany terms a weekly email bulletin, summarising the most immediate events, is sent out to students.

  6. ChatLive

    Date: Various

    Time: Various

    Address: Online

    ChatLive is Durham Career Centre’s online chat platform (text based only) giving you access to you to a range of experts (careers centre staff, employers, professionals, academics and students) on a variety of career and employment related topics throughout the course of the academic year. To use ChatLive please register and log in; if you have not used ChatLive before please register to receive a username and password.

Department of Physics and Astronomy Group Career Events

The Department of Physics also various organises talks and workshops, some of which can be found below. In addition to these, we will also

  • invite various speakers from different professions to talk above work and life outside academia,
  • send information about various other careers talks organised by the University.

  1. Physics Postgraduate Careers Workshop

    Date: Wednesday 24th September 2014

    Time: 14:00-17:00

    Address: Ph30

    Previous Durham graduates currently working outside academia come back to share their experiences. This year's speakes are: Dr. Steve Wrathmall (PhD AtMol, currently teaching at Barnard Castle School), Dr. Tim Wiles (PhD AtMol, currently working at local IT firm Waterstons), Dr. David Winn (PhD IPPP, currently working in investment banking)

    Contact Matthew Jones for more details.

  2. Physics Postgraduate Careers Talk

    Date: TBA

    Time: TBA

    Address: TBA

    June Kay, the University's careers adviser for PhDs, postdocs and contract researchers, comes and talk about potential career choices for postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows outside academia. Information handouts will be distributed.

Previous Careers Talks at Physics and Astronomy

Click the following links which contain careers talks that were given at Physics.

  1. [25-09-2014] Pablo Arnalte-Mur: Science to Data Science: the S2DS 2014 Course

Last Modified: 26 September, 2014.