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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.


9th Annual Physics Industry Recruitment and Placement Fair

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 we were so pleased to welcome nearly 1000 physics students and over 40 employers to the event. Great to see industry back on the curriculum!

Wonkhe Blog Post

Check out WRIPA’s Andrew Hirst in the latest Wonkhe blog as he and Laura Dorian from Durham University and Paul Gratrick from the University of Liverpool outline how a collaborative approach can improve graduate employment and support local enterprise.

The Future of Physics Teaching Event

We’re looking forward for ‘The Future of Physics Teaching – New ways of teaching, assessing and embedding employability and equality’ event which is taking place on the 30th June at the Institute of Physics headquarters in London. The workshop is organised by SEPnet and WRIPA and is supported by the Institute of Physics.

The event will explore how physics teaching and assessment can change to equip all students with the skills for future labour markets.

Scientific Research Opportunities

Looking for a scientific research placement? We’ve developed a new page which lists the opportunities available at relevant public research organisations across the country and provides information about the types of roles and research you can get involved with.

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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