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British Science Week – #BSW15


It’s British Science Week this week (previously known as Science & Engineering Week) – a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages.

We thought we’d start the week off with some fun science facts…

  • It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
  • A medium-sized cumulus cloud weighs about the same as 80 elephants
  • A single bolt of lightning contains enough energy to cook 100,000 pieces of toast
  • In an average lifetime, human skin completely replaces itself 900 times
  • A red blood cell can make a complete circuit of your body in 20 seconds
  • An electric eel can produce a shock of up to 650 volts
  • If the Sun were the size of a beach ball then Jupiter would be the size of a golf ball and the Earth would be as small as a pea
  • Women blink nearly twice as often as men
  • The amount of carbon in the human body is enough to fill about 9,000 ‘lead’ pencils
  • Hot water freezes faster than cold water


For more on British Science Week visit the website or check them out on Twitter and Facebook:

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By Carol Vaughan, Information Services Co-ordinator, UWS Careers & Employability Service

Graduate Job Deadlines from Targetjobs

If you’re looking for a graduate job in engineering, there are some great opportunities available now for you to explore – but hurry, because they close soon. Ford is recruiting graduates to join its team of product developers and supplier technical assistance engineers, and also offers a range of other programmes. Closing dates are next week, and the same goes for graduate roles with Mott MacDonald, Explore Learning, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Schneider Trading Associates.

19 September is the closing date for a range of graduate schemes with Ford, covering areas ranging from information technology to engineering.

23 September is your last chance to apply for the graduate hydrologist role with engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald, based in Cambridge.

27 September is the deadline for the graduate assistant director role with Explore Learning, a national network of tuition centres for 5 to 14 year olds.

29 September is the closing date for the Enterprise Rent-A-Car enterprise management training programme in areas across England.

30 September is the deadline for Schneider Trading Associates’ graduate trader programme. It’s also the closing date for the graduate opportunity for a knowledge base scientist with the educational charity Lhasa Limited.


Major Lanarkshire Employer Recruiting – Open Day this Saturday, 20th August

Aspirare Recruitment is seeking suitable candidates for a major Lanarkshire based engineering employer. Strong demand in the market means there is an immediate and ongoing requirement for both additional CNC machining expertise and sales staff.

Aspirare is holding an open day this coming Saturday 20th August at its Hamilton offices between 10am and 2pm for potential candidates to come along, find out more and talk through the available opportunities.

If you wish to attend, please call Aspirare on 01698 324 664 to pre-register.

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