Supporting the UK’s technical industries
Like you, we want to see UK technical industries grow. We have the talent. We have the skills. But many of our most promising graduates turn away from industry because they don't know what it has to offer. Our aim is to organise collaborations between companies and physics students from the universities of Sheffield, York and Hull. They're high achievers, very strong in maths and science subjects with a natural aptitude for problem-solving. Their courses are based on cutting-edge research in particle physics, astrophysics, polymer and biophysics, semiconductor nanotechnology and medical physics. What does this mean for business? A serious boost to your R&D for a fraction of the usual cost. A rich resource you didn't know you had.
Supporting UK Physics Students
A physics degree provides a route into a wide range of careers. Careers that directly use the acquired physics knowledge (e.g. nuclear power, renewable energy, telecommunications, teaching, research) and those that are more dependent on key competencies of problem-solving, numeracy etc. Our aim is to encourage more students to choose a career in technical industries by raising the awareness amongst students of the different roles that physicists can do; organise industry-led projects and teach enterprise-related content.
Case Study - Cleaner vacuum technology
When it comes to innovation, they’re already a household name. But like all true innovators, Dyson never misses a chance to get better. Our masters students are going to analyse the physical principles relating to air flow and dust pick-up in vacuum cleaners in order to understand from first principles and suggest further improvements.