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The University of Southampton

Alumni Careers Evening Event

18:00 - 20:30
25 April 2012
Building 29, Main Lecture Theatre

For more information regarding this event, please email Dr Jeremy Hinks at .

Event details

Part of the Careers and Placement Day, promoted jointly by Southampton Chemistry and ChemSoc


The evening is a programme of short talks from alumni from Southampton Chemistry reflecting on their career experiences since they left full time study behind.  Over the years we have had many different themes for this event.  On this occasion the broad theme is one of how those in scientific careers are influencers of their environment.  This includes influence in terms of opinion, staff development, customer relations, a particular readership, the work of colleagues and many more things besides.

The diversity of careers is at least as extensive as with past Alumni Careers Evenings.  Each of our presenters will give you a sense of how their studies informed their career choices and what their current roles actually entail.  They will be able to tell you about what things were a surprise to them when starting at work and what they felt well prepared for.  As always these personal insights will give you a real sense of the opportunities out there and what you need to do to win one .... and then what you need to do to succeed.  A common thread will be a sense of the influence they have on colleagues, environment and achievement of success.

Benefits from attending

  • Learning from the personal experience of those who have already completed a chemistry degree in Southampton
  • Increasing your awareness of career opportunities
  • Networking with those who have already started their career; making contacts for the future - NOW!
  • Graduate Passport Points

If you wish to attend the evening please complete the iSurvey.


Darryl Thomas
Elemental Laboratory Manager, Expro Analytical Services Ltd
MChem Southampton 2006

Xameerah Malik
Committee Specialist, Science and Technology Committee, House of Commons
MChem Southampton 2005

Dr Riaz Bhunnoo
Programme Leader, Global Food Security, BBSRC
MChem 2001 & PhD Southampton 2005

Andrew Extance
Freelance Science Writer.
MChem 1999 Southampton

Dr Andrew Bailey
Graduate Scientist, Decorative Research Group, AkzoNobel (ICI Paints)
MChem 2006 & PhD Southampton 2011

Dr David Pascoe
Investigator I, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK
MChem 2003 & PhD Southampton 2006

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