The IOP will be holding a one-day careers event in London for undergraduate and PhD students, and those in the very early stages of their career in physics.
The aim of the day is to have female speakers inspiring female physicists to consider a range of careers open to them, and to provide practical advice and information about the skills and experience they need to progress in their careers.
Our keynote speaker is Dr Helen Mason OBE, an internationally-recognised solar physicist at the University of Cambridge who currently leads the Sun | Trek project (suntrek.org), which investigates the Sun and its effects on the Earth. Helen was named as one of the Women of Outstanding Achievement of 2010 in recognition of her inspirational work in communication within the Science, Engineering and Technology community.
Dr Sara Shinton, Researcher and Development Consultant, will be running a session on CV writing and interview techniques, plus a session on securing funding if you are a PhD student or postdoc.
Ellie Davis, Government Operational Research Service
Abi Graham, consultant at The Technology Partnership
Margaret Harris, industry editor at Physics World (IOP Publishing)
Bethan Halliwell, associate, Withers & Rogers LLP
Kirsty Smith, senior physicist, AWE
Marcella Bona, lecturer in particle physics, Queen Mary University of London
Lesley Cohen, professor, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Physics, Imperial College London
Louise Dash, teaching fellow, University College London
A travel grant is available to members of the IOP, and it can cover standard rail / road / budget airline travel. The travel grant is usually up to £100 but if you are travelling more than around 300 miles do let us know beforehand. Expenses claim form will be handed to members on the day, so please ensure you have your IOP membership number to hand, and keep all receipts.
Lunch and refreshment will be provided throughout the day.
Members – Free
Non-members - £30
Apply to become a member through the membership pages of the IOP website.
Membership is free for undergraduate students studying for a first degree in physics or a related subject, and £21 a year for postgraduate students.
Click here to register now.