Jobs in space

Many thanks to my colleague Matt Vickers for this blog post which gives an overview of jobs in the space sector and details of an event taking place next week - Rebecca From the 11th-17th July 2016 the famous Farnborough International Airshow takes place in Hampshire, England.  This biennial event (it alternates each year with … Continue reading Jobs in space

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Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

Today is Ada Lovelace Day and here at the University there are a range of exciting and creative activities happening as part of the University's first Ada Lovelace Day.  The day celebrates the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths but I've been thinking particularly about careers in computing and IT.  As a … Continue reading Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

Explore jobs in space: expanding worlds of opportunities

Thanks to Susan Bird for this post which highlights some opportunities in the space sector - Rebecca You might have seen some very excited space scientists recently on the news.  Current revelations about Pluto and the Rosetta’s lander Philae ‘waking up’ recently put the work of NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) all over … Continue reading Explore jobs in space: expanding worlds of opportunities

More females needed in the STEM industries!

According to the Guardian, 40,000 STEM (science, technology, engineering & maths) jobs go unfilled every year! Even more shocking than this, is that a mere 12% of the STEM workforce is made up of females. You can read the full story on the Guardian website or and check out #STEMshortage on social media. If you are … Continue reading More females needed in the STEM industries!

IT Professionals needed – STEM SHORTAGE!

UK Commission from Employment and Skills (UKCES) highlights where the likely STEM shortages are going to be between now and 2022.  Highest in demand are IT professionals, but many other roles will need those with STEM skills to plug the industry gap.  You can read the full report here, but the above graphic gives a … Continue reading IT Professionals needed – STEM SHORTAGE!