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Aspire Higher - Technology Careers

This case study explores the intention of a provider to engage young learners in engineering and technology. Key to the project was the involvement of parents, employers and a range of STEM Ambassadors. Information on career pathways in engineering being the focus, an innovative approach in making engineering...

Faces of Chemistry: Packaging Gases

This video, from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), highlights the importance of gases produced by the gas company BOC in food preservation processes. It explains the processes of cooling air, removal of water vapour followed by fractional distillation of liquid air to separate out the constituent gases....

Faces of Chemistry: Hair Colourants

In this video, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, scientists from Procter & Gamble explain the chemistry involved in how hair colourants dye your hair They discuss how consumers need or demand a faster hair colouring experience. The processes in the production of hair colourants are explained, including...

Faces of Chemistry: Sun Lotion

In this video, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, two scientists from Croda talk about the importance of sun protection and their work in developing skin care products. They explain the production of titanium dioxide particles, which are able to filter ultra violet (UV) radiation, and how these are made...

Faces of Chemistry: Biosensors

In this video, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, two analytical chemists involved in sports research talk about their work in developing biosensors to monitor athletes performance. They describe biosensors as analytical devices which convert a biological response into an electrical signal. They can...

Faces of Chemistry: Helen Neville

In this video, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, Helen Neville talks about how she was inspired to study chemistry. She talks about her research and how she became interested in working in an industry where her chemical knowledge could be applied. In the interview she discusses the valuable learning...

What is Science Communication?

This Catalyst article explores where Science Communication came from, how it has grown and why it has an important role to play in helping people to learn about science.

On one level Science Communication is about communicating science and building bridges between the people involved in scientific research...

Working in Science Communication

In this Catalyst article, six people whose work can be described as ‘communicating science’ reveal the great variety of career paths in this area.

  • Alex Tate is a Producer/Director for Windfall Films. He produces and directs science and natural history documentaries.
  • Dr Sai Pathmanathan is a...

Biochemistry: the Career Guide

This Biochemical Society careers resource is aimed at students and provides an overview of the impact of biochemistry on other areas of science, a description of what biochemistry is and an illustration of the range of organisations which employ biochemists.

There is also a description of the types of...

Good Career Guidance - the Report

This report is about career guidance in English secondary schools, and how it could be made better. Career guidance has been much criticised but what would it look like if it were better? Through international visits, analysis of good practice in English independent schools and a comprehensive review of current...

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