Who are we looking for?
As part of our Shattering Stereotypes project, we are looking for Physics graduates in the South East area who have had all sorts of careers since graduating. As part of the project we are hosting a careers evening at our five partner schools. To make these evenings successful, we need you!
If you’re now working in anything from finance to accountancy, or working in the energy sector to those in healthcare or government, SEPnet needs your help! We are looking for Physics graduates from diverse backgrounds, across all ethnicities, genders and sexuality.
What would you need to do?
Sign up to help at one or more of our careers evenings. They are located around London, with one school in Guildford. The entire evening, which will include training from one of our SEPnet Outreach Officers, will only last around two hours. We are hoping to run the evenings as one-on-one sessions between you, the students and their parents / carers. This way they can ask you individual questions about the type of work you do and the type of scientist you are.
What are different types of Scientist?
As part of the project, we are introducing the term scientist to include all those who studied science at university. This includes you. In particular we are introducing students to the 12 Types of Scientists. These were introduced in a previous project from SEPnet and WISE called People Like Me. We are looking to match with students who have similar types to you.
When are the careers evenings taking place?
Monday 6 March, Overton Grange, Sutton.
Thursday 9 March, St Peter’s School, Guildford.
Monday 20 March, Lampton Academy, Hounslow.
Thursday 30 March, Preston Manor, Brent.
Thursday 9 May, Charles Darwin School, Biggin Hill.
What if I can’t make any of the sessions?
We are more than happy to let you know about future Shattering Stereotypes events where you can help.
We would also like to feature some Case Studies on our websites and posters, so even if you can’t make it, you can still help us out!
Will this make a difference?
Shattering Stereotypes is a pilot project that is being externally evaluated including measuring what messages students are getting from the project. We would be more than happy to share our final report with you towards the end of 2017. Be a part of this innovative project and help us find out what messages work.
Sign up here and forward this page to any of your Physics graduates friends who may also be interested.
More details about Shattering Stereotypes can be found here.
Any additional questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.