The free event will feature career talks, Q&As, guest speakers, networking opportunities and a CV clinic. Students will also have the chance to meet exhibitors from industry and academic institutions to discuss career opportunities. Those interested in the biomedical sciences can learn more about Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration, Continuing professional development (CPD) and qualifications to boost early career opportunities; as well as opportunities in research, postgraduate studies and non-lab based prospects. Specialist employability staff will also be on hand to give tips on how to write CVs and cover letters.
The informative event has been organised by the student members of the Natural Science Academic Society at Middlesex with a focus on employability and practical advice.
President of the Middlesex University Natural Sciences Academic Society and final year Biomedical Science degree student, Zeshan Ahmed, said: "This is the first time the Natural Sciences Academic Society, along with the IBMS and Middlesex University have come together to hold a Careers Expo that has been organised by students for students.
"With an array of exhibitors and speakers expected to attend, it is a great opportunity for science students to explore the different avenues available to them post-graduation - academic and industry - as well as giving an insight to the range of employment opportunities available to undergraduates. We are really keen that students from across London and South East are able to share these opportunities.
"As a biomedical science student expected to graduate this year, I will be joining hundreds of other science job seekers all keen to kick start their careers at the event."
The event will feature a full programme of guest speakers, offering insight and employability advice on how to get head start in a range of careers in bioscience, with an opportunity for students at have a Q&A with the speakers at the end of each session. The talks will include:
'Careers outside of the laboratory' - Helen Tucker, Thermo Fisher Scientific
'Careers in research and postgraduate education' - Ian Locke, Principal Lecturer at University of Westminster
'Career paths in biomedical science' - Sarah May, Deputy CEO at the IBMS
'HCPC registration, CPD and qualification to boost your early career opportunities' - Wendy Leversuch, Deputy Head of Education at the IBMS
The Natural Sciences Careers Expo will take place at Middlesex University London, Hendon Campus. It will be held in the Rickett's Quadrangle from 2pm-6pm, while the lectures will take place in nearby rooms.
The event is FREE to attend for bioscience and natural sciences students from London and the South East. To book a place simply click on the link below, register as a guest and confirm your attendance