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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.

Building a physics degree for the future

The world faces countless social, environmental and economic problems that require complex solutions, knowledge and expertise. Catch up with developments following Institute of Physics webinars with graduate recruiters and university physicists organised by SEPnet and WRIPA. This article considers five important questions we need to ask ourselves if we are to create the physics degree of the future.

Find out about CERN & their opportunities

"The community at CERN is really nice... a once in a lifetime experience"

CERN literally probes the fundamental structure of the particles that make up everything around us using the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments! Find out more in this video along with information about the many different career options CERN offers for students and graduates.

Conference for Undergraduate Women and Non-binary Physicists

The University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University are the hosts for next year’s Conference for Undergraduate Women and Non-binary Physicists.

The goal of the conference is to encourage undergraduates to continue in physics by focusing on their development as a scientist and showcasing options for their educational and professional futures.

WRIPA Article in the AGCAS Phoenix Journal

Read WRIPA Director Andrew Hirst’s article entitled ‘Supporting the place-based Graduate Employment Agenda’ which features in the latest edition of the Phoenix journal produced by AGCAS.

The article outlines how the WRIPA project responded to employer engagement following the pandemic and how this has changed things for the better.


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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