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IOP Higher Education Group, Developing Professional Skills for Physicists

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10:30 – 16:00 12 May 2010
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Physics Department, Durham University

Developing professional and employability skills in all levels of students is becoming increasingly important. Historically Physics Departments have produced undergraduates with a wide set of professional skills; however with a changing labour market it is now a suitable time to review our provision at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
The meeting will have input both from employers and the academic community.
10:00 Arrival and Coffee
10:30 – 10:45 Welcome and introductions
10:45 – 11:15 Steve Rayner, Department of Physics, University of Durham
“Professional Skills in Physics Degrees - drivers and responses over the past ten years”
11:15 – 11:45 Allan Colquohoun, Selex
"Physicists for Profit"
11:45 – 12:15 Derek Beattie, Freescale Semiconductors
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 13:45 Peter Sneddon, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow
“Revolutionary Skills for Physicists – Things physics students don’t realise they need to know”
13:45 – 14:15 Bruce Sinclair, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews
“A module dedicated to developing professional skills for physicists”
14:15 – 14:45 Marialouisa Aliotta, School of Physics, University of Edinburgh
"Hands on Writing: improving scientific writing skills of PhD Physics students"
14:45 – 15:15 TBA, Department of Physics, University of Durham
"Student perspective."
15:15 – 15:45 Discussion and Tea break
15:45 Close

Event type: Conference
Organised by: IOP Higher Education Group
Contact details: Peter Sneddon (Glasgow University, p.sneddon@physics.gla.ac.uk) Lowry McComb (Durham University, t.j.l.mccomb@dur.ac.uk)

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/physsci/events/detail/2010/developing_professional_skills_for_physicists


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10:30 – 16:00 12 May 2010

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