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STEM Careers

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What is STEM?
Science
Technology
Engineering
Maths
Studying STEM at University
STEM Courses
High contact hours

Small class sizes

Practical opportunities

Interesting and enjoyable

Career options are varied
The Life of a STEM Student
Statistics
Semester 1
Study
Timetable
Assessments
Exams

Laboratory and field reports

Essays

Presentations

Posters

Group work

Computer assessments
Study abroad or placement year
Sports and Societies
63 sports clubs - examples netball, ultimate frisbee, rugby
+200 societies - examples Baking, NUTS, Gaming Society, 20 Minute society
Elite, Intramural and Novice levels
If there isn't one you like you can set your own up
NUTS Presents...
Course Options
Zoology
Civil Engineering
Biochemistry
Marine Biology
Food and Nutrition
Earth Science
Maths and
Statistics
Computer
Science
Agriculture
Physics
Electrical
Engineering
Marine Technology
Chemistry
Surveying
Mechanical
Engineering
Sports Statistician
Roles:

Try to model sporting events
Help clubs put the best possible team on the field by developing statistical models to measure player value, forecast future performance, answer questions about game strategy and tactics
Sports betting industry
Marine Engineer
Roles:
Design and construction of boats, ships, submarines, oil rigs and other marine vessels or structures
The sea is the most demanding environment on earth - vessels and structures must be able to withstand the wind, waves and salt exposure
Biomedical Engineer
Roles:

Combining medical knowledge with technical expertise
Designing new artificial joints, investigating new materials to assist in the repair of the soft tissues reviewing effectiveness of rehabilitation treatment
Requirements:
MEng degree from an accredited university
Maths and at least one of Physics, Chemistry or Further Maths A level
Prospects:
Exciting new projects
In February Newcastle University was given £1.4m boost for their bionic limb project, producing a prosthetic hand that can sense pressure and temperature and send the information back to the brain
Games Developer
Roles:
Test food products
Help with ideas for new products, developing recipes and making sure that existing products stay ahead of the competition
Requirements:
BSc Food and Human Nutrition from an accredited university
Placement year opportunity with industry
Biology and another science subject at A level
Prospects:
Have the opportunity to work on different products at different companies
Get paid to eat products you love
FOOD FACTORY
Consumer Taste Tester
Roles:
Requirements:
Prospects:
Produce games for PCs, games consoles, the internet and mobiles phones
There are many stages to producing a game including creating ideas and characters as well as programming and testing
BSc Computer Science from an accredited university
Also Maths or Physics
No specific A levels required
Growing field with increasing demand
If you love games, work on what you love to do
STEM Careers
A Future Career in STEM
Benefits of a STEM Career
Develop Skills
Higher Lifetime Earnings
Job Opportunities
Opportunities To Work In Different Areas
of Newcastle University Graduates were in further study or employment after
of graduating
of our graduates that entered employment achieved a professional or managerial position
Newcastle Graduates
University Careers
Support
Careers Service
Newcastle University has an award winning Careers Service

They offer:

One-to-one advice
Appointment and drop-in

Workshops and events
'How to write the perfect CV'
Employers on campus
Business start-up masters classes

Online resources
Vacancies online
Information about different careers
Graduate destinations
Accredited Degrees
Opportunities to enhance your employability
Work experience

Career Development Module
Includes an in-work placement

NCL+

Volunteering
STEM Opportunities in the North East
Merck - Pharmaceuticals
Siemens - Electronics
P&G
Nissan - Mechanical Engineering
Bede Gaming - Computer Science
Northern Institute for Cancer Research
Centre for Life - Biomedical Research
Sage - Financial Systems Software
Northumbrian Water
R&R Ice cream
Atom Bank - New Banking Business
Researcher
Gareth, BEng Marine Technology (2003)
Global Maritime Consultancy
"I do dynamic position trials (testing) on private boats. I organise logisitics, prepare for visits and do lots of travelling"
Carolyn, Agri Business Economics (1995)


" My job involves sourcing South African and Italian wines, negotiating cost prices, setting retail prices, promotional strategy, traveling and tasting wine"

Try and get on a training scheme, look at jobs outside supermarkets to gain experience, need to be good with numbers
Education:
Postgraduate degree - business management in agricultural and food industries
Daniel, Computer Science


Games developer

Do something you enjoy and find challenging
First job - headhunted, lots of jobs in this sector
"My job involves programming, checking code, promotion, data management and passing knowledge around in the company"
Keep your options open, get experience, don't be afraid to try anything
Wine Buyer


Bede Gaming
Sainsbury's
Katie, MMath Mathematics and Statistics (2014)
" I work on analytical projects to support Cancer Research's priorities relating to cancer prevention, early diagnosis and access to treatment. In addition to these analytical projects, we also generate cancer statistics for the UK and local areas which are provided on Cancer Research's cancer statistics website"
Cancer research
Think outside the box - Maths is in lots of different industries
Researchers work in universities, charities, government and private companies
Examples of some of the research happening at Newcastle University:
Protecting and Restoring Coral Reefs (Marine Biology)
Human Computer Interaction (Science Central)
Bionic Arm (Computer Science)
Managing Global Water Supplies (Civil Engineering)

Why Newcastle?
Member of the Russell Group
16th in the UK for research power
4th in the UK for student quality of life
Top 200 world universities
More information...
blogs.ncl.ac.uk/STEM

@STEMNewcastle

STEM Newcastle
Partners programme - reduced offer
Graduates on average earn
more per year
BSc
grads earn
than those with BAs
£9,500
than non-graduates
10% more
Quantity surveyors (77% vacancies unfilled)
Mechanical engineers (72%)
Vets (64%)
Nurses (58%)
R&D managers (57%)
Programmers/software developers (56%)
Financial/accounting technicians (54%)
Estimators, valuers, assessors (52%)
Engineering technicians (51%)
Civil engineers (50%)
Design/development engineers (49%)

There is a national shortage of STEM professionals, so plenty of job opportunities for graduates
Data from UKCES Employer Skills Survey 2015

50%
of grad jobs do not require a specific degree
Teamwork
Motivation
Independence

Communication
Technical
Analytical

94.1%
six months
82%
of Newcastle graduates choose to stay
in the North East
after graduating
35%
Science Careers
Wildlife Conservationist
Microbiologist
Science Communicator
Technician
Information Analyst
Pharmaceutical manufacturing
Researcher
Museum curator
Pharmaceutical sales
Study Analyst
Fran, BSc Zoology (2004)
Wild Woods Project Officer
Durham Wildlife Trust
"Every day is different. Tasks involve - surveying areas of land for butterflies, felling trees, leading school groups"
Do as much voluntary work as possible, learn to identify species, get involved with local groups (sometimes its who you know not what you know)
Roles:
Protect wild plants, animals and their habitats
Includes making sure habitats are free from disease, harmful insects and fire
Zoology
Degree
Year out travelling
Gateshead Council
Countryside Project

Wild Woods Project Officer
Maths Careers
Accountant
Auditor
Financial Analyst
Software Engineer
Teacher
Clinical Statistician
Computer Programmer
Data Analyst
Banker
Engineering Careers
Electrical Engineer
Consultant
Pipeline Engineer
Army Officer
Civil Engineer
Offshore Surveyor
Land Surveyor
Brewery Manager
Marine Ecologist
Technology Careers
Software Developer
Game Developer
IT Consultant
Web Developer
Researcher
Graphic Designer
Food Buyer
Nutritionist
Roles:

Produce games for PCs, games consoles, the internet and mobiles phones
There are many stages to producing a game including creating ideas and characters as well as programming and testing
Biomedical Engineer
Roles:

Combining medical knowledge with technical expertise
Designing new artificial joints, investigating new materials to assist in the repair of the soft tissues reviewing effectiveness of rehabilitation treatment
STEM Graduate Entrepreneurs
Science Teacher
Daniel, Computer Science BSc
Computer Science Degree
Headhunted
Games Developer at Bede Gaming
Keep your options open, get experience, don't be afraid to try anything
"My job involves programming, checking code, promotion, data management and passing knowledge around in the company"
In February Newcastle University was given £1.4m boost for their bionic limb project, producing a prosthetic hand that can sense pressure and temperature and send the information back to the brain
Marine Technology Degree
Engineer for P&O Cruises
Private Yacht Engineer
Global Maritime Consultancy
Benefits of a placement year
Apply knowledge
Earn a salary
Try out a career
Gain confidence
Potentially secure yourself a grad job!
Accreditation is a set of standards a degree must meet. Some companies will only consider graduates with accredited degrees.

Accreditation is awarded by professional governing bodies. At Newcastle University most of our degrees are accredited

Teaching Excellence Framework Gold status
Britain's Favourite City
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