Science Fair 2021

Wednesday 27 October, 1100-1500, Online 

The Science Fair brings an exciting line-up of panel sessions and talks with key industry people.  Take a look at the Live Talks programme and book your place. 
You can also visit the virtual fair for job vacancies, gather information and research the different types of opportunities available to you.  

Book now and reserve your place at the fair.

At this fair you can:

  • meet friends at the virtual Student Lounge and plan your visit
  • grab the virtual elevator and listen to panel sessions and talks in key areas
  • visit the virtual fair
  • get inspired at the Big Brave talk

This event will be hosted on Remo, check it out 

We will guide you through your virtual experience, to ensure you get the most out of your visit. Book now and reserve your place at the fair. You will be sent joining instructions and links via email the day before the fair, once you have booked.

Live Talks, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600

1000 – 1045: Global Health (Panel session + Q&A)

"Join our panel of 3, who have studied and worked in global health, for a snapshot of where to start to find out about adding value and effectiveness in this field."

  • Sue Campbell, Lecturer, University of Glasgow
  • Hala Abulebdeh, Postgraduate student (MSc Health Services Management)
  • Hala Markus, Postgraduate student (MSc Health Services Management)

Find out more about the panellists

Register to take part


1100 – 1145: Pharmaceuticals (Panel session + Q&A)

“The pharmaceutical industry; unscrupulous dealers in legitimised drugs or a force for good in global health?”

  • Dr. Emily Ord, Medical Advisor, Neurology Business Group, Eisai
  • Helen Fiddes, Head of Patient Safety, UK and Ireland from Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Pharmaceuticals, based in Uxbridge, London
  • Zhen Tan, Medical Director UK, Ireland & Nordics, Zogenix

Find out more about the panellists

Register to take part


1200 – 1245: NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (Talk + Q&A)

"Ranked amongst the top 4 leadership development programmes in the UK, it focuses on different specialisms with the expectation trainees will become future senior leaders."

  • Matthew Underhill, Graduate Management Trainee, NHS Leadership Academy

Find out more about the presenter

Register to take part


1300 - 1345 NHS Scientist Training Programme (Talk + Q&A)

“Clinical scientist training programme in the NHS - The Scientist Training Programme (STP) is a 3-year programme of work-based learning in an NHS Hospital, supported by a fully-funded University accredited masters degree. The biochemistry STP training officer for Greater Glasgow & Clyde, a second year clinical biochemistry STP (NHS Scotland) and a second year clinical genomics STP (NHS England) will provide you with an insight into the training and career of a clinical scientist within the NHS.”

  • Lucy Miller, Trainee Clinical Biochemist, NHS
  • Laura Weir, Trainee Healthcare Scientist (Genomics), Newcastle Genetics Laboratory
  • Susan Johnston, Principal clinical biochemist, NHS

Find out more about the panellists

Register to take part


1400 - 1445: Sports Science (Panel session + Q&A)

"Do you want to know what it's like to work with elite athletes and how you make them perform better? Join us and find out the many different paths a degree in Physiology and Sports Science can take you."

  • Lewis MacMillan, 1st Team Sport Scientist, Fulham FC
  • Paul Doohan, Physiotherapist
  • Kirsty Millar, MSc Student

Find out more about the panellists

Register to take part


1500 - 1550: Big Brave (Talk)

Are you looking for career inspiration or hoping to build your confidence before you start applying for jobs? Well, we have invited alumnus Rhona Kent, Polar Oceans Specialist, WWF to chat honestly about her career and help inspire you.

  • Rhona Kent, WWF UK, Polar Oceans Specialist

Find out more about our Big Brave speaker

Register to take part


1600 - 1645: Thermo Fisher Scientific (Talk + Q&A)

“Thermo Fisher are a world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of approximately $35 billion. Their Mission is to enable their customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether their customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, they are there to support them.

Come and join the presentation to understand more about the company and what career opportunities they have for graduates and internships.”

  • Nicola Groves

Find out more about the presenter

Register to take part


Exhibitors, 1100 - 1500


  • AquaQ Analytics - Floor 1
  • Ashfield Healthcare Communications - Floor 1
  • Charles River Laboratories - Floor 1
  • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory - Floor 1
  • McCann Health Medical Communications - Floor 2
  • National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) - Floor 1
  • NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS) - Floor 1
  • ScotGem - Floor 2
  • Sustainable Aquaculture innovation Centre (SAIC) - Floor 2
  • Teach First - Floor 2
  • The Scottish Government - Floor 2
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific - Floor 1
  • University of Glasgow Postgraduate Study and Research - Floor 2

New recruiters will book right up to the event.

The Big Brave with Rhona Kent, Polar Oceans Specialist, WWF UK, 1500-1600

The Big Brave

Are you looking for career inspiration or hoping to build your confidence before you start applying for jobs? Well, we have invited alumnus Rhona Kent, Polar Oceans Specialist, WWF to chat honestly about her career and help inspire you.

Find Your Career Inspiration

Introducing WWF UK, Polar Oceans Specialist, Rhona Kent

Rhona Kent is the polar oceans specialist with WWF UK, a global wildlife charity with a mission to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. In partnership with the wider Polar team, both in the UK and across the world, she develops WWFs policy on polar ocean governance and conservation including on Southern and Arctic Oceans fisheries and marine protected areas. Before moving into polar advocacy, she worked with the WWF marine team on fisheries management across the UK and the EU, with particular focus on post-brexit UK and devolved fisheries legislation.

Prior to joining WWF, Rhona worked for the Scottish Government in their Marine Conservation team, with responsibility for the development of the Scottish marine protected areas network. Rhona started her career at sea as a scientific fisheries observer on Scottish whitefish and scientific research vessels.

Rhona graduated from the University of Glasgow with a BSc (Hons) in Marine and Freshwater Biology and also holds a MSc in Aquatic Ecosystem management from Edinburgh Napier University. We look forward to chatting with Rhona to learn more her career journey to WWF UK and her motivation to fight climate change. We will chat with Rhona about her career and explore topics such as resilience, and confidence.

This event is open to any UofG student and is your opportunity to hear about different career paths in a comfortable and casual environment. All you need to do is log in from home, prepare your questions and get ready to have an interesting conversation with our brave speaker.

Register here to book your space at this event. Further details will be emailed to you 1 day before the event.




Student Guidelines

Science Fair 2021

Student Guidelines - Attending a UofG Careers Fair

Find out how to get set-up and ready for the online fair.

1. You will need to register on Remo

Before the event, you will need to register on Remo for the Science Fair.

Click, ‘Save me a spot’ then go to ‘log in with University of Glasgow’ using your GUID. You must use your student email address.

Science Fair sign in screen

2. Now to set up your profile

Please click on your initials located in the top right-hand corner in the circle. Click, on ‘My profile’ then 'Edit profile'.

  • In the ‘headline’ field add student
  • In the ‘company’ field, add UofG
  • Please ignore fields that are not applicable

3. Before attending the event

Make sure you get computer ready for the event.

  • REMO works on desktops and laptops
  • Tablets are not supported at this time, and you do not get the full functionality on mobiles
  • You will need to ensure you are using the right browser and the latest version
  • Please check your camera and microphone work too

4.What’s on at the fair

The fair will look very much like this, and there will be 2 floors.

Remo floorplan

At the fair you can visit the:

  • Quiet Waiting Area: Gather your thoughts in private and decide your next move
  • Student Lounge: Meet your friends, plan your visit, then join employer tables together
  • Exhibitors: Look at the ‘Exhibitor List and Location’ and decide who to meet and what floor
  • Live Talks: Check out the ‘Live Talks’ programme and see what’s on

You can click on the banners too located around the event.

5. On the day

  • Join the event
  • Please wait in the lobby to be admitted
  • On arrival you will be seated at random on any floor
  • Your camera and mic will be switched off so no one can see you
  • Check your screen isn't zoomed in and you view the whole fair. Zoom out if you can’t
  • Take a look at the ‘Exhibitor List and Location’ banner and decide who you would like to see and what floor they are on
  • You can use the elevator on the left-hand side to locate the correct floor. It will look like this:

Remo floor guide

  • Once you decide who you would like to visit, double click on a seat and join their table
  • To join in the conversation, turn your camera and mic on
  • Alternatively, you can communicate via the chat facility
  • Discussions at your table will be in a small group environment (maximum 6 people), very similar to Zoom.

We hope you have a great day! If you have any problems accessing the event. Please email


We aim to ensure that people have equal access to public events. If you need alternative formats or other reasonable adjustments, please contact Jo Macdonald or 0141 330 4560 with your request so that arrangements, where possible, can be made.

Science Fair 2021