Graduate Employability Workshops

The Graduate Employability Workshops were developed by the Glasgow Economic Leadership, in partnership with Skills Development Scotland, and in collaboration with the University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian (GCU). The Workshops are aimed at offering an insight into jobs within the Life Sciences industry sector and the range of skills required by businesses for future graduates.

The purpose of these workshops are to help prepare Life Science students by taking them through a journey within life science companies with a view that it gives a much better perspective of potential jobs/careers within the life science community. These innovative events aim to take students through the whole process of product/drug development from initial concept, through R&D, legislation, production and marketing. Through an interactive format and excellent guest speakers, the aim is to inform students about what the Life Sciences industry has to offer in terms of career options.

This programme has been exceptionally successful and beneficial to our graduates.

What our past students say

"I enjoyed the wide perspective of potential careers for life science degrees, and as I am about to make my way back to the US with the completion of my program, the information provided in the workshops has given me more confidence delving into the job market. Additionally, I loved the diverse opinions of the fellow students and have made some friendships I value dearly. It was a great experience, and I just wanted to make sure I expressed that".

2018 Programme outline:

  • 25 spaces will be provided by each university
  • The workshops are held over 3 separate Wednesday afternoons from 2.00pm - 4.30pm, hosted by each of the universities
  • There will be two modules per workshop lasting approximately 1 hour. The modules will be interactive with a short initial presentation and subject area and then an interactive exercise led by the presenter(s) so the graduates get hands on involvement in the areas of business
  • Students will be asked to register beforehand
  • Students who attend all 3 workshops will receive a certificate that will enhance their CV and acknowledgement on your HEAR. HEAR stands for Higher Education Achievement Report - an extended degree transcript that details both your academic and extracurricular accomplishments.

Further information to follow

Date Host Institution Company  Topic

Wed 16 October

University of Glasgow

Lifescan

Developing the Product Idea

Merck

The Role of GLP / GMP - company value

Wed 30 October

Glasgow Caledonian University

Tepnel Pharma Ltd

Supporting Pharma 

Ferring

Manufacturing & Quality Control 

Wed 13 November

University of Strathclyde

Thermofisher

Ready for Market

Successful Selling & Internationalisation 

Places on these events are highly sought after; we are opening 25 confirmed places and 5 reserved. We will email you to let you know if you have made the confirmed list or the reserve list. Places will be allocated on a first come basis.