Discovering what makes you tick


Chris Acheson reflects on the Career Development Summer Project he completed, as well as the employment he has undertaken since graduating with an MPhys in Physics in June 2018.

By the end of Senior Honours year on my MPhys degree I was feeling pretty lost. I didn’t know what I wanted to do after graduating, and was generally feeling pretty demotivated on the course. On a whim, I applied for a summer placement in industry with an interesting sounding CubeSat software company, Bright Ascension. After a friendly telephone interview, I was informed that my application had been successful. What followed was a fascinating summer.

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Student experience – from experiments to transferrable skills

Marina wall climbing

Marina is from Spain, and has just completed an MPhys Physics degree. In this post she reflects on her reasons for applying to study here, the academic and transferrable skills she has gained, and her future plans…

Influencing factors

When I applied to study in Edinburgh, I had never been to Scotland before. I had however done a lot of research to figure out what the best university was for me, and Edinburgh came up as my top choice.

Learning about the collaborations that the School of Physics and Astronomy has with world renowned research organisations enticed me to come here. I was very excited to learn from people who have involvement in some of the most exciting experiments in the field! (I found out later that you can not only learn from them, but also work with them and be part of their research team, but that’s something I’ll leave for later…) Continue reading “Student experience – from experiments to transferrable skills”


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