Off Campus Visits

Walkers Crisps – PepsiCo, Leicester

22nd November 2016

5 students from Nottingham and York visited Walkers Crisps / PepsiCo for a half-day visit. The students had a tour of the crisp manufacturing facility and discovered the physics behind food manufacturing. The tour was followed by lunch and a Q&A discussion covering the different roles that physicists can do at PepsiCo as well as the career opportunities.

Unlocking the North East Potential: Connecting Regional Business Sectors and Physics Students

Wednesday 2nd March, 2016

North East Technology Park (NETPark), Sedgefield (near Durham)

This was a collaboration between Business Durham, Institute of Physics, University of Durham, University of Northumbria and the White Rose Industrial Physics Academy.

Regional university physics students attended employabilty workshops, Q&A panel discussion with employers and participated in a networking session with regional North East companies. Students gained an insight into the key skills that employers look for in candidates and the importance of work experience, technical knowledge and the ability to problem solve.  Employers also had the opportunity to identify future talent for internships or graduate opportunities as well as raise the profile of their company and outline potential career pathways.

Click here to see coverage in the Darlington and Stockton Times

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MBDA Systems, Stevenage

18th November 2015

15 students from Sheffield and York visited MBDA Systems for a half-day. The students will received an overview of MBDA schemes, lunch with current UG & graduates, toured the facilities and received advice on the application process.


Queen’s Centre for Oncology & Haematology at Castle Hill Hospital, Hull

7th October and 18th November 2015

16 students visited Castle Hill Hospital for a half-day series of talks and tour of the facilities.

Parallel sessions covered: (a) nuclear medicine; (b) radiation protection; (c) radiotherapy and (d) an overview of medical physics training schemes and application advice for the NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP).

Selex ES, Edinburgh

14th November 2014
2 York students visited Selex ES for a half-day visit. The students had a tour of the facility and met employees from the various business units. As a result of this visit, one student successfully applied for a software engineering summer internship.