Biosciences Employability Symposium, Wednesday 2nd November 2016




All Biosciences students are welcome to attend the Biosciences Employability Symposium on Wednesday 2nd November in Marlowe Lecture Theatre. Full schedule of speakers for the afternoon;

  • 12:00–1:00 Lunch – Swingland Room, Marlowe Building
  • 1:00-1:05 Mar LT1 Introduction and Welcome Dr Anthony Baines & Ozzy David-Uwangue
  • 1:05-1:25 Employability Points and the Careers & Employability Service Matt Cook and Jen Davey
  • 1:25-1:45 ‘Biomedical Scientist Career at East Kent Hospitals’ Claire Hedges, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
  • 1:45-2:05 ‘Research within a National Science Facility’ Prof Stan Botchway, Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
  • 2:05-2:25 ‘Barista to Microbiologist’ Robbie Coffin, Industrial Microbiological Services Ltd (IMSL)
  • 2:25-2:55  ‘What if you don’t want to do laboratory work? Career options in Clinical Research and multiple adjunct careers’ Dr Lynn Purkins and Arvind Hundal, Ziarco Pharma Limited


  • 3:20-3:40  ‘Careers at Wildwood, Education and Conservation’ Vicki Breakell, Conservation Officer, Wildwood Trust.
  • 3:40-4:00 ‘A career as a Physician Associate, Dr Peter Nicholls, Dean of Kent Health, School of Biosciences, University of Kent
  • 4:00-4:30 ‘Postgraduate Study Options, Dr Tobias von der Haar, Director of Graduate studies, School of Biosciences, University of Kent

Summary and any last questions from the audience Dr Anthony Baines