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Student skills Portfolio – Sustainability

AdvanceHE - Building the skills portfolio of physics students through sustainability

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield, has embedded the ‘mySkills’ platform into modules to integrate social, economic and environmental dimensions into physics student’s project work.

What makes career guidance effective?


Digital career resources or a filled lecture theatre are efficient methods to deliver career guidance but are they effective? The York WRIPA Team share their different careers guidance approach in this article with ASET.

Shortlisted for Pioneering Inclusivity Initiative

WRIPA are honoured and delighted to have been shortlisted for the Pioneering Inclusivity Initiative category of the 2023 University of York Inclusive Impact Awards

Creating an inclusive physics curriculum

Catch up with the presentations and discussions from the SepNet & WRIPA workshop in July 2023

Embedding Industry in the Curriculum: Medical Physics

The York WRIPA Team has been working with Medical Physics Module co-ordinator Dr Mikhail Bashkanov in the School for Physics Engineering and Technology (PET) at the University of York to embed industry and employability into the curriculum. A record number of York physicists taking this module have secured places on the NHS Scientist Training Programme.

Student and Business Relationship Managers

Find out what our Student and Business Relationship Managers roles involve in this WRIPA Profile with Olga, the University of Nottingham’s Relationship Manager. Providing careers support and connecting students with industry.

WRIPA Fair 2023

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The 10th annual Physics Industry Recruitment and Placement Fair is taking place on 18 October 2023 at the University of Hull. A great opportunity for companies and students to meet and find out about industry opportunities. Free to attend!

New! Physics Career Podcast

In each episode of this podcast series physics graduates share their stories about the good times, the hard times, the ups and the downs of starting a career.

Employability in programme development

Director Dr Andrew Mizumori Hirst shares WRIPA’s approach, successes and reflections in this case study published by the Employability in Programme Development project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

WRIPA & SEPnet Workshop 2023

On 6 July 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.

WRIPA has put on trips, talks, fairs and many other events that have helped massively into me now being on the NHS STP for medical physics. I came to university not knowing what I wanted to do with my physics degree and now with the help of WRIPA I'm leaving university with my dream job.

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Student and Business Relationship Managers

If you are looking for tailored support, our team of Student and Business Relationship Managers will help you with any career related questions. Please contact the relevant manager for your university who will be able to provide guidance and support.

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