Discover how working in Science can make a difference to both people and our planet

University of Cumbria

Available Between
28
Sep
2021
28
Sep
2021

With over 20% of the workforce (5.8 million) employed in a science role within the UK, and this is expected to increase, this diverse job sector is not only essential to our economy but also our wellbeing and future. Working in Science is more than just a job in the classic subjects of Chemistry, Biology and Physics - there are many specialist fields from forensic scientists processing crime scene evidence, biomedical scientists analysing samples to help with medial diagnoses to conservationists protecting everything from ospreys to otters and the land they inhabit. Science is about understanding the natural and social world with many careers then using that knowledge to help make a difference to both people and our planet.

Join us as we discuss the varied skills scientists need, from photography to problem solving for a range of careers. During this session we also explore the many locations and environments scientists work such as labs, lakes and forests.

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Career Development Workshop
Communication Skills

Great For Students Who Are:

Team Player
Hard Working
Ambitious
Responsible
Able to learn quickly
Polite
Outgoing
Inquisitive
Determined
Sociable
Willing to learn
Professional
Keen to try new things
Interested in analysing information
Interested in problem solving
Enthusiastic

Candidate Questions

Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
1
What are the greatest Scientific and/or Environmental challenges you think we`ll have to overcome over the next 10 years, and why?

2
What skills do you think a Scientist needs?

3
IF you were an explorer, where would you go and why?