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Conferences and Events

Conferences and Events

WRIPA works with academic and industry partners to organise events and conferences across the year, to discuss prevailing themes and issues.

We also organise the largest physics-specific recruitment fair in the UK.

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WRIPA Fair 2023

10th Physics Industry Recruitment and Placement Fair

Over 30 employers and 700 students attended this fantastic event for companies to raise their profile with physics students.



October 18, 2023


University of Hull

WRIPA & SEPnet Workshop 2023

SEPnet and WRIPA are hosting a one-day workshop looking at creating an inclusive physics curriculum. The event will explore how university physics departments can embed EDI principles across the curriculum to support equitable graduate outcomes.


July 6, 2023


University of Nottingham

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WRIPA Fair 2022

The 9th Annual Physics Industry Recruitment and Placement Fair was held in the Exhibition Centre at the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology at the University of York on Wednesday 19th October. It was a fantastic day and the event itself was the busiest we have ever seen! We were pleased to welcome over 1000 physics students and 41 employers. Great to see industry back on the curriculum!


October 19, 2022


Exhibition Centre, York YO10 5NA

WRIPA & SEPnet Workshop 2022

SEPnet and WRIPA hosted a one-day workshop to explore how physics teaching and assessment can change to equip students from all backgrounds with the skills and knowledge for future labour markets.


June 30, 2022


Institute of Physics, London

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The Future of Physics Teaching – 2021 Webinar Series

SEPnet and WRIPA, supported by the Institute of Physics, organised four 90 minute themed webinars for up to 20 Heads of School/Directors of Teaching & Learning, IOP representatives, employers and external experts.

The aim of the webinars was to identify challenges where best practice does not exist in order to take collaborative action or initiate research and focused on Teaching and Learning; Employability Skills; Assessment and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.


July 2, 2021



WRIPA & SEPnet Joint Embedding Employability Webinar 2020

During the pandemic SEPnet and WRIPA hosted an employability webinar to discuss how to help students’ develop a work mobility and career-ready mindset.

Key learning points from this meeting can be read as a Physics World article at


July 23, 2020



WRIPA & SEPnet Workshop 2019

This workshop will engage with those who have embedded work-based learning into curriculum design, formed partnerships with regional employers and embedded entrepreneurialism into student skill training. It will provide the opportunity to build a wider network of employability focused academic and professional staff and will include presentations and case studies from the Office for Students, Institute of Physics and physics departments.

Key learning points from this meeting can be read on the Physics World website at


July 25, 2019


Institute of Physics, London N1 9BU

WRIPA & SEPnet Workshop 2018

SEPnet and WRIPA hosted a one day workshop to discuss how graduate employability could be enhanced through curriculum development.


July 18, 2018


De Vere Orchard Hotel, University Park Campus, Nottingham