Getting HYPED about transferrable skills

Student Luisa Schrempf at the Hyperloop competition at SpaceX, California

Luisa Schrempf became involved in the student Hyperloop team, HYPED at the start of her MPhys Physics degree, firstly as a Team Member, then as Head of Propulsion, and now in year 3 of her studies, she currently holds the role of Academic Advisor. In this article she shares feedback on the vast range of skills and experience gained from being part of HYPED.


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Edinburgh Award recipients honoured in recognition for their extra-curricular activities

From left to right: Dr. Jean-Christophe Denis (Physics Outreach Team Leader), Harry Carstairs (Physics Outreach Team), Cameron Johnston (Physics Outreach Team,) Frederik Madsen (Maths Buddies), Simona Prokopovic (Maths Buddies), Matthew Parkes (Physics Outreach Team)

Photo: Dr JC Denis, Ogden Outreach Officer with some of our student award recipients


Well done to the 15 School of Physics and Astronomy Students who received an Edinburgh Award at a ceremony in April.

The Edinburgh Award

The Edinburgh Award recognises the non-academic University activities, such as volunteering work, community activities or part time work, which some students take part in. The Award encourages students to reflect on and develop the skills gained through taking part in such activities.  One of the important aspects of the Award is the opportunity for students to articulate what they have gained from such activities – a skill which will be of advantage when communicating with potential employers. Continue reading “Edinburgh Award recipients honoured in recognition for their extra-curricular activities”