Archive for the ‘ Science ’ Category

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) produces information to improve understanding of the UK’s economy and society, informing decisions that touch the lives of everyone living in the UK.

The ONS will be giving a talk on 26 November 2015 at 17.00 – 18.00, Room 230 – Keir Hardy.

They will give an introduction to what the ONS is, what it does and the graduate roles available. The talk will also cover how the ONS fits into the wider Government Statistical Service (GSS) and how you can apply to work in the ONS and GSS.

Target audience: Students with an interest in statistics or research, preferably students completing a degree with a statistical component or with experience in statistical concepts.

Click here to visit our talks and workshops page and book your place.

Smash a wine glass with sound, create spiral rainbows, use light to heal wounds and explore medical optoelectronics – volunteers needed!

Do these things sound intriguing? Are you interested in communicating science to a young audience? Lab in a Lorry needs volunteers with a scientific or enginering background for events across Wales during school term-time from September 2015 until March 2017.

What is Lab in a Lorry?

Lab in a Lorry is an interactive mobile laboratory which gives young people (11 – 14 year olds) the opportunity to explore science through open-ended experiments. volunteers guide the students through the experiments (optoelectronics and medicine, sound and resonance, light scattering and colours) and make sure everyone gets to be involved through hands-on experience.

Download more information, including a schedule of dates and locations:
Lab in a Lorry – Volunteer flyer and tour schedule – Wales

Here is the Lab in a Lorry map of current locations.

Part of the Global entrepreneurship Week programme at Swansea University
A must for any budding entrepreneur – all welcome!

Date/time: 16 November 2015, 3-4 pm
Where: Room 222 Wallace Building

Dr Minshad Ansari established Bionema, a small start-up company in 2012. This company, based in ILS1 at Swansea University has grown from strength to strength, recently gaining accreditation for Official Recognition of Efficacy Testing facilities or Organisations (ORETO) for testing in Biological and semi chemicals categories. This means that Bionema Ltd has a major advantage in a rapidly emerging market, and provides the platform for Bionema Ltd to access global markets with the bio pesticides* Bionema Ltd now develops.

One of the first Biopesticides developed by Minshad and his company is to help the control of pests in Strawberry production, which will lead to massive opportunities across Europe. For example the strawberry market in the UK is worth £275 million to £300 million and larger again in Spain and Italy.

With Dr Ansari’s ambition to grow Bionema’s turnover by 20% a year, create at least 10 jobs over the next three years, and expand into International markets, Bionema Ltd is now in a strong position as one of only a handful of companies in the UK who are in the Biopesticide R&D market with the required EU accreditation.

Minshad, in describing himself as “Scientist turned Businessman” by taking Bionema from initial concept to international accreditation will talk through the highs and lows of this journey and about the ambitions for the future of this company. The final part of the session will provide you with an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about setting up a science based company.

* Bio-pesticides are the natural alternative to toxic chemicals – plants, bacteria, fungi and minerals for the control of insect pests which attack food and other crops of all kinds. They are less toxic than chemical pesticides, decompose rapidly and can be targeted at specific pests to avoid harming beneficial insects.

Newton Bhabha PhD Placement Programme:

On behalf of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, UK and the Ministry of Science and Technology, India, British Council-India and the Department of Biotechnology, India are pleased to invite applications for funding to support short-term PhD placements between the UK and Indian institutions.

The grants will include a stipend, and will cover all travel, accommodation, visa costs and medical insurance. The deadline for applications is 7 December 2015.

Visit for more information.

NHS Wales Informatics Service is hosting a JOBS FAIR at: The innovation space, Cardiff office, Floor Two, Tŷ Glan-yr-Afon, 21 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff CF11 9AD on 24 September, between 10am and 2pm. Tel: 02920 500500.

Prospective candidates will have the opportunity to meet with members of staff and learn more about the organisation and the varied roles available.

The organisation has 20 plus vacancies for software developers, network and data specialists, web developers, support and business analysts and technical leads.

Recruitment lead Wendy Dearing said: “Whether you are looking for a new opportunity or returning to work after a career break the jobs fair puts you face-to-face with people who can tell you what it’s like to work in a technical role in NHS Wales. The work we do is exciting and making a real difference.”

The jobs fair is open to talented individuals of all ages, including those who have not previously thought about the public sector.

Research indicates that the technology industry isn’t doing enough to attract women, but nearly half of the technical staff working for the Informatics Service are female.

Working for the NHS Wales Informatics Service has many benefits including flexible and part-time working hours, child care vouchers, personal development and career opportunities and membership of the NHS pension scheme.

The Informatics Service employs around 500 staff working from offices in Cardiff, Swansea, Mold, Bridgend, Carmarthen and Pontypool.

For more information email

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The Autodesk sponsored CG Student Awards is the largest event for Visual Effects, Feature Animation, and Next-Gen Gaming students.


  • Showcase your skills to top studios from around the world.
  • Win one of 25 internships.
  • Grab a chunk of the $360,000 in prizes.

ForgeRock will be in the Library foyer on 23rd April 2015 – 10am-4pm.

Join them for a chat about their roles available within software engineering and technical services.

Positions based in Brostol and Grenoble; Sept 2015.

One pair of Noise Cancelling Headphones to be won!

NIACE Cymru is working with The Electronic and Software Technologies network (ESTnet) to develop an innovative digital skills based project.

The project will include a ‘Young Persons’ Competition which wil engage with 15-24 year olds from schools, colleges, universities and the workplace in Wales. Download more information here.

on 19 June there will be a final open debate and prize giving for the competition winners.

Posted on behalf of the British Council:

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We call this work ‘cultural relations’. Each year we work with millions of people across 110 countries, connecting them with the United Kingdom, sharing our cultures and the UK’s most attractive assets: English, the Arts, Education and our ways of living and organising society.

Every summer, we bring new ideas to the organisation by taking on between 10 and 12 interns for a 12-week period from June – September. We learn from having new talent in the organisation during the summer months; plus, we gain an insight into how we can deliver the best opportunities for young people. In return, you learn new skills while on a paid internship, and make some useful contacts for the future. If you are keen to learn more about working for a global charity and to make a real difference over the summer then this opportunity is definitely for you!

As part of the programme you will join a specific department in one of our key business areas, and work with a dedicated line manager working on real projects, that add value to our organisation and our international work. You will also take part in a group project, where you will be able to apply your project management and team working skills as well as receiving career advice and training that provide you with real direction and perspective to take away with you on completion of the programme.

Our 2015 scheme is made up of the following positions:
• Music and Film Internship, London
• Corporate Communications Internship, London
• Policy and External Relations Internship, London
• Digital Internship, London
• HR Internship, London
• Science Communications Internship, London
• Services for International Education Marketing Events Internship, Manchester
• Schools Internship, London
• English and Exams Self Access Learning (SAL) Digital Internship, London
• Global Network Team Internship, London
• Iran and Syria Internship, London

This is a fantastic opportunity to make the most of your summer, to develop your own cultural relations edge and to work for an organisation that really values diversity and innovation. Take a look around – there’s a whole world of opportunity to explore.

Want to find out more?

If you need any more information then please visit our dedicated internship scheme page on our Study Work Create portal. Where you will be able to apply directly and learn more about the application process and core criteria for the scheme. Please note applications close at midnight on 8 March 2015:

The University’s International Development Office has arranged the following presentation by CRCC Asia:

Date: Monday 16th February, 1.00-2.00pm
Venue: Keir Hardie Room 130

Representatives from CRCC Asia: will also be in the foyer of the Library from 12-1pm and 2-3pm on the same day as the presentation so you can drop in and have an informal chat.

If you’re interested in attending this event please email

The China Internship Program is designed for students to complete a 1 to 3 month internship in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai or Shenzhen. The CRCC Asia China Internship Program 2015 provides internships across the most exciting and important industry sectors operating in China. Students will be able to choose from their extensive list of sectors including Finance, Law, Marketing and PR, Green Technology, IT and many more.

Funding: The IDO (International Development Office) and SPIN (Swansea Paid Internship Network) will be combining funds to offer a bursary to students up to a maximum of £1055 per student. There will also be a number of fully funded places available, more information to be provided during the presentation.

Professor Paul Benett will be giving an employability talk on Thursday 15th January at 1.00 pm (Wallace Room 113 ) on clinical psychology.

This talk will provide you with valuable information about what a career in clinical psychology entails and how to go about gaining experience and applying for places. It will be an informal event with opportunites for questions and discussion.

Visit the Graduate Prospects website if you would like to do some extra research on careers in clinical psychology.

Applications for the Programme are now open to graduates and undergraduates graduating in 2015 with relevant science degrees.

See information on the NHS Careers website.

Applications should be made through the National School of Healthcare Science’s website which includes:

  • Job description and person specification
  • Details of open days
  • An applicant guide
  • FAQs relating to the programme and recruitment process
  • A list of posts available by specialism and region

The competition is for one person to win a one-week internship at Camden-based online marketing agency atom42, working with their dedicated web designer.

The competition is ideal for students, either those studying web design, or just with a general interest in it.

Click here for details.

The closing date for the competition is 7 December 2014.

Our annual Careers Fair is your opportunity to come and talk to lots of potential employers all in one place here on campus.

You can download full details of the Fair at,on/.

Also, click  here to download a list of questions to help you with ideas about what you might want to ask employers.

If you harbour ambitions to become a teacher, then it’s not too late to apply for a place on University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)’s Secondary PGCE programme for 2014/15.

There are still vacancies on the following PGCE courses, which start in September at UWTSD’s Townhill campus in Swansea:

Art & Design; Biology; Business Studies; Chemistry; Computing & ICT; Design & Technology; Geography; Mathematics; Modern Foreign Languages; Physics; Religious Education; Science; Welsh

Bursaries of up to £20,000 are available for certain courses, depending on your degree subject and classification.

UWTSD will be hosting an Open Evening for anyone interested in becoming a secondary teacher from 4pm–7pm on Thursday, 21 August.

You can register for this even through Eventbrite. For more information about UWTSD’s PGCE programme, please email

Grants offered, regardless of discipline, to European nationals who intend to go to Japan and to Japanese nationals who intend to come to Europe.

Visit for detailed information.

Technoforte are currently recruiting for internships based in Bangalore, and will consider both non-Indian and Indian applicants.  Education at an institution outside India is one of the selection criteria.

Required skills sets as interns:

  1. Data Scientists and Statisticians. Their role will be Data Modeling and KPI definition for company Analytics. They should also have some insight into predictive analysis
  2. Graduates with specialization in Supply Chain Management
  3. MCA or Computer Science engineers who have knowledge of .Net and Java
  4. BBA or MBA graduates specialized in international sales

Remuneration: The stay cost up to INR 10,000 per intern will be undertaken by Technoforte. An internship allowance of INR 10,000 will be payable after 3 months subject to performance.

Accommodation: Technoforte can help interns to find suitable accommodation.

Number of interns to be recruited: To begin with 1 from each of the required disciplines –as mentioned below for India location, and possibly more depending on plans for the Wales office.

Application procedure: CVs should be sent to  Interviews will be conducted over web/telephone.

Internship duration: 1 year minimum.

Start date: The internship will be available in a month’s time.

Visa: Technoforte will provide the necessary documents for work visas for non-Indian applicants.

The Careers and Employability Service will be hosting a variety of events and workshops during the week beginning Monday 20th January covering a wide range of topics.

Download the full programme:

English version

Welsh version

Workshops during My Employability week will include the following:-

  • Careers and Cakes – informal drop-in event
  • Getting started with career ideas
  • Managing your online presence and using social media for job hunting
  • Writing an effective CV and cover letter
  • Finding and preparing for graduate jobs
  • Career decision making
  • Developing an employability mindset
  • Analysing what you can offer an employer
  • Making successful applications
  • Interview skills and psychometric testing
  • preparing for assessment centres
  • The Higher Education Achievement Award (HEAR) and Employability Awards
  • Completing successfulapplications (GO Wales)
  • Using social media for job hunting
  • Getting into teaching
  • International Students – What next after your degree?

The NHS has uploaded details of posts available for this year (though this is being updated, so keep your eye out). This is available at along with details of STP open days.  It is very difficult for applicants to get work experience in the NHS,  but it is extremely helpful to have attended an open day or gone for a lab visit, so applicants should go along to an open day if at all possible.

The link above also has all the details of the person specification etc, as well as a comprehensive  FAQs section, so it’s well worth a look.

Sports science degrees are still considered relevant, but it’s important for applicants to demonstrate clearly the relevance of their degree to the specialism that they’re applying for.

The JSPS Summer Programme 2014 provides the opportunity for young researchers to receive orientation in Japanese culture and research systems.

Visit for details.

Applications should be sent to the British Council, Japan by email by Wednesday 15 January 2014.