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The Space Careers Show

21 October 2020

The SpaceCareers show is the 5th birthday celebration of our careers website SpaceCareers.uk

The SpaceCareers show is the 5th birthday celebration of our careers website SpaceCareers.uk, which is run by UKSEDS, the UK’s national student space society. UKSEDS is operated by students and young professionals who run a variety of space related events and competitions across...

Young Person Activity Grant Scheme

24 September 2020

Join us for SSPI UK's Future of the UK Space Workforce Panel Discussion and launch of the Young Person Activity Grant Scheme at 2pm on Friday 25th Sep.

Join us for SSPI UK's Future of the UK Space Workforce Panel Discussion and launch of the Young Person Activity Grant Scheme at 2pm on Friday 25th Sep.Introductions of SSPI UK: Betty Bonnardel-Azzarelli, CEO of AB5 Consulting LtdModerator: Mr. Jacob Smith, Chair of UKSEDSSpeakers:Prof.

Application Processes Survey

8 August 2020

Take a few minutes to complete this short survey to help UKSEDS understand how companies can improve application processes for internships and early career roles within the UK space sector. The data will primarily be used by UKSEDS to advocate any largely recurring suggestions to...

Career Change Panel Discussion

1 August 2020

This webinar will be a panel discussion with experts in the space industry from a wide variety of backgrounds. We will be discussing what are the best ways to gain access into the sector, as well as the challenges of switching to a job in space. There will also be a Q&A session at...

Students wanted for ESA Academy’s Online Human Space Physiology Training Course

2 July 2020

What is it really like to live in space? What happens to the body in microgravity? Thanks to a training course offered by ESA’s Education and Space Medicine Teams, medical and life sciences university students can find out.

ESA’s Education Office and the Space Medicine Team invite BSc and MSc university students studying medicine, allied healthcare subjects, life, biomedical or biological sciences to apply to the Online Human Space Physiology Training Course 2020. The course will be held between 12...

UKSEDS Student Space Symposium

25 June 2020

UKSEDS invites you to take part in the Student Space Symposium on October 10th 2020. The symposium is a virtual event that provides students the opportunity to write and present space-related papers to an audience of their peers and be published in the symposium proceedings. The best...

Fly Your Thesis!

25 June 2020

The Fly Your Thesis! (FYT) programme gives master and PhD candidates the opportunity to fly their scientific experiment or technological research in microgravity conditions. The experiments can be related to fluid physics, chemistry, biology, material sciences, heat transfer, astrophysics,...

Students wanted for ESA Academy’s Online Standardization Training Course

25 June 2020

When working on a cutting-edge space mission there is enough to invent and develop without ‘reinventing the wheel’. This is why ESA is part of the European Cooperation for Space Standardization (ECSS).  ESA’s Education Office, in collaboration with ESA’s Requirements and...

New call for Rocket & Balloon Experiments for University Students

25 June 2020

Are you a university student and looking for an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience outside of the lecture hall? Here is your chance to fly your experiment on a sounding rocket or a stratospheric balloon with the REXUS/BEXUS programme!The Call for Proposals for 14th...

Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Operations 2020 training course

26 May 2020

Following the success of ESA Academy’s Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Operations training courses in the past four years, ESA’s Education Office is offering 30 university students the opportunity to participate again in this course and learn about the fascinating world of spacecraft operations.

To bring this fascinating world of challenges and satisfaction to life for university students contemplating a career in the space sector, ESA is organising the Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Operations Training Course, a technical course without excessive mathematics or technical jargon.

The Launch Pad Seminars

19 May 2020

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research UNIDIR, in cooperation with Secure World Foundation and the Fondation pour la Recherche Strategique, is pleased to invite you to a series of seminars in which experts will explore space security and related challenges, and findings of new research will be presented.

EPISODE 1: 20 May 2020, 14h CEST - 15h CESTSpace Situational Awareness and Space SecurityFormat: Brief 10 min presentation, reaction from respondent, live Q&AModerator: Daniel Porras (UNIDIR)​Presenter: Victoria Samson (SWF)Respondent: Moriba Jah (University of Texas at Austin)EPISODE...

Virtual Networking - Space Bar

19 May 2020

Weekly online 'Space Bar' to discuss all things space and engage in some virtual networking.

AstroAgency is inviting the space community to a virtual bar to discuss all things space and help keep us all sane! On THURSDAYS @ 7PM (GMT+1), wherever you are, if you are stuck at home and bored, pour yourself a whisky, beer, or cup of tea. It’s a chance to do some virtual networking...

Complete a Career Change Interview for SpaceCareers.uk

22 March 2020

Have you changed career into the space sector? Do you want to inspire others to do the same? If yes, please submit an interview for SpaceCareers.uk.

At SpaceCareers.uk we’re working on exciting NEW resources aimed at showing how you can join the space sector from a completely different role/sector. We’re developing interviews from professionals in ANY space sector roles who have gone through a career change, and we need your...

Inspace: Artist Residencies

9 March 2020

Inspace is part of the Centre for Design Informatics; commissioning and producing creative activity that unlocks digital technology and explores its role in society. Our public programme will connect data, research and creative talent.

In our first season of programmed activity we will be focussing on the theme of Space and Satellites data and we are looking for creative practitioners (including artists, designers, architects, musicians, dancers, writers, curators etc.) to explore this theme through a short residency...

Satellite Technology for more Autonomous Sustainable Civil Aerospace - Webinar

24 February 2020

Satellite technology is being disrupted by new entrants and technologies; this webinar explores how these changes can be leveraged to disrupt aviation in turn.

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020Time: 02:30 PM British Summer TimeDuration: 1 hourThe webinar will provide aerospace and communications Engineers insight into opportunities and challenges for the use of satellite technology in future aviation, particularly beyond the established passenger-connectivity...

Student Space Ambassador Training

23 February 2020

The third Student Space Ambassador training day will be at the Manchester Science and Industry Museum on 26th Feb. Through talks and workshops with people involved in space-related outreach, learn how you can best share your passion for space with younger students and the public,...

Oxford Astrophysics Summer Research Programme 2020

20 February 2020

Students will work with a supervisor in the department, usually a postdoctoral researcher or lecturer, on a self-contained research project. There will also be some lectures on current astrophysics topics.

The projects run for typically 8 weeks, nominally 1st July through till the end of August. The duration may be adjusted to be shorter or longer, or to accommodate summer travel. Students will be paid as employees of the University, receiving a gross salary of approximately £300 per...

SURE Summer Programme

20 February 2020

SURE is a six-week summer programme which will support up to six undergraduate students to undertake research within the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Space Research Centre at the University of Leicester.

Entry to SURE is through a competitive application procedure; the typical application to success ratio is 20:1. Applicants are required to have at least three years of experience of an undergraduate course in a relevant subject area by the time of the summer programme. Successful...

Journal of Space Law: Writing Competition

19 February 2020

The Journal of Space Law explores the legal problems arising out of human activities in outer space. Papers addressing all aspects of international and national space law are welcome. Papers that address the interface between aviation and space law are also welcome.

The Journal of Space Law is honored to announce that the esteemed Professor Sa’id Mosteshar will be Guest Editor of Volume 44, Issue 2 which will be a celebration of the scholarship of Bin Cheng and his tremendous contributions to space law.In honor of Professor Cheng, we are sponsoring...

UK Youth Rocketry Challenge

19 February 2020

This is an exciting way to learn more about maths and science, with the UK winners getting the chance to compete against teams from France, USA and Japan at the International Finals.

Rocketry is a great opportunity for young people aged 11 – 18.It’s free to enter and it’s fun! Teams just need to cover the cost of the rocket build and associated equipment (approx. £300).An extension to what students are already learning in Science, Technology and Maths –...

Work experience opportunity - Space Science Week

18 February 2020

Opportunity for GCSE and A-level students interested in Astrophysics or Space Science (aged 16+)

The Mullard Space Science Laboratory is offering a week or work experience at their worl-leading space lab between the 27th-31st July, during which you will design and plan space mission concepts, with the opportunity to meet scientists and engineers working with ESA and NASA.If interested,...

Launch Your Early Career

18 February 2020

An exciting event for students aged 14 to 18!

Careers Launch - University of Birmingham is aimed at students who have an interest in a career in the space sector and want to learn more about the early start of their career.It's free to attend and features talks from scientists and engineers about what working in the space sector...

2020 International Astronautical Congress Student Paper Competition

12 February 2020

Want to present your work at the world’s largest astronautics and space engineering conference? Apply now to the IAC Student Paper Competition for the chance to do just that!

The annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC), the world’s largest astronautics and space engineering conference, will be held this year in Dubai on the 12-16 October 2020.Every year the IAC Student Paper Competition presents two prizes for best papers/presentations in two...

Airbus Presentation Competition: Innovation in Space (deadline 2nd February 2020)

27 January 2020

An opportunity to attend the National Student Space Conference, being held at the University of Birmingham on 7-8th March 2020 and present your chosen space idea/topic to a panel of industry experts and an audience of students from across the country. At the event you will also have...

Undergraduate Digital Flash Talk Contest (Astrobiology)

20 January 2020

There will be an Undergraduate Digital Flash Talk Contest, sponsored by the ELSI-Firstlogic Astrobiology Program, whose program goals include support for early career students in Astrobiology. The final prize will be sponsored conference attendance. Express your interest through the...

Search is on for young space entrepreneurs across the UK

20 January 2020

14 January 2020 – The UK Space Agency is offering young people expert advice and a share of £50,000 for their ideas of how satellites could improve life on Earth.The SatelLife Competition, now in its fourth year, is looking for innovative proposals that could use data collected...

Take Part in the UKSEDS Space Jobs Education Survey

15 January 2020

UKSEDS is currently working towards a study on the importance of educating students about careers within the space sector. There is very little available information regarding this, so we are collecting data through online surveys and would be very grateful if you could help us out!The...

Space Jobs and Skills Webinar

28 November 2019

Free recorded webinar with space recruiters. Learn about NewSpace jobs and skills they require, and get pragmatic careers advice. The SpaceCareers.uk Careers Launch brand of events is aimed at educating on routes into and careers in the space sector, and the skills required for space...

Launch Your Space Career

24 October 2019

Careers Launch is an event aimed at students, graduates, and young professionals who want to succeed within the space sector, featuring networking, talks, panels, workshops, and mentoring.            Wednesday 13th November in Belfast, Northern IrelandAs part of the Reinventing...

Designing a Space Mission in 10 Days - Alpbach Summer School 2019

10 August 2019

Christina Bornberg from Austria and Jacob Smith from the UK write about their time at the Alpbach Summer School 2019, located in the stunning Austrian Alps.

This 10-day summer school challenges students to design a scientific space mission, the topic this year being ‘Geophysics from Space using Micro- or Nano-Satellite Constellations’. Sixty science, engineering, and mathematics students from 23 ESA member states, and all the way...

Simulating Mars on Earth

5 August 2019

Ross Slater, a 5th year Physics student at Edinburgh University, talks about the 3-day Analog Mission Basic Training course he attended in Innsbruck earlier this summer, run by the Austrian Space Forum.

The Austrian Space Forum (ÖWF) is a citizen science organisation focusing on analog planetary research, which uses environments on Earth to simulate the conditions on other planets. They have previously run many successful Mars research missions through their AMADEE program, the...

Bridging the Space Divide in Emerging Countries

13 May 2019

Summary of IAF Global Conference of Space for Emerging Countries (GLEC2019)

Hello! I’m Steven George, an MSc student at Cranfield University studying Astronautics and Space Engineering. This article describes my experience at the Global Conference of Space for Emerging Countries (GLEC2019) which I attended as part of my individual thesis. This was the first...

How to Become a Space Ambassador

2 April 2019

Find out how to get free training to become a Student Space Ambassador!

Student Space Ambassadors are volunteers from a wide range of space related jobs and disciplines who offer their time and enthusiasm to demonstrate the value, diversity, and fascinating nature of the space sector to students across the UK. They engage with students inside and outside...

Now Open: IAC Student Competition!

25 February 2019

The BIS and IET have teamed up to offer an undergraduate and a postgraduate a prize of £1000 and the opportunity to present their work in Washington DC!

The annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC), the world’s largest astronautics and space engineering conference, will be held this year in Washington, USA on the 21-25 October 2019.Every year the IAC Student Paper Competition presents two prizes for best papers/presentations...

Last month in space - December

28 January 2019

Find out what happened in the space industry in December!

NASA’s Voyager 2 space probe that launched in 1977 has become the second man made object to reach interstellar space. This is after Voyager 1 reached the space between the stars back in 2012. Evidence that Voyager 2 had left the region under the influence of the sun has come from...

Last month in space - November

11 December 2018

Find out what happened in the space industry in November!

The 20th November marked 20 years since the first component, the Zarya module, of the International Space Station was launched by Roscomos. NASA followed, 2 weeks later launching their first component, Unity. This landmark co-operation between the United States and Russia marked the...

Last Month in Space - October

6 November 2018

Find out what happened in the space industry in October!

Lockheed Martin have revealed plans for a reusable single stage spaceship that will be able to shuttle astronauts between the lunar surface and lunar orbiter, without having to refuel between journey's. Unfueled, the concept lander would weigh approximately half the original lunar...

Last Month in Space - September

2 October 2018

Find out what happened in the space industry in September!

A space elevator may sound like something from a science fiction novel but it may one day become a reality. If a successful space elevator were to be invented it would cost a fraction of a traditional single use rocket to take workers, equipment and tourists into low earth orbit.

Houston, we have an internship!

11 September 2018

Elisha Jhoti reports on her time as a NASA Summer Intern in Houston, US.

I have always been interested in space exploration and research, in the way it pushes technological boundaries and merges many different disciplines. This is why I chose to study Astrophysics on a five year integrated Masters program at the University of Edinburgh.This summer I was...

Last Month in Space - August

31 August 2018

Find our what happened in the space industry in August!

At the beginning of August, NASA announced its first crew of astronauts that will test fly and crew the first missions of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. These 9 astronauts will be the first to launch from US soil since the end of the space shuttle programme...

Spaceport Cornwall - The Hub of the UK's Space Future

26 August 2018

Back in July, the UK Space Agency announced funding for new spaceports in the UK. We spoke to Spaceport Cornwall to find out why it's the best location for horizontal launches.

Cornwall has a proud history of space technology. Beginning in 1962 with Goonhilly Earth Station, this South-Western county has been a key part of the first trans-Atlantic TV transmissions, beaming the Moon landings to millions. Today, Cornwall has a diverse and thriving space industry,...

Masterclasses at the National Space Academy!

24 August 2018

How the National Space Academy is engaging young people with space.

The National Space Centre in Leicester has been welcoming visitors to learn more about the universe and the history of space exploration since 2001, with a huge array of interactive displays, special events and the UK’s largest planetarium.Established in 2011, the National Space...

Unconscious Bias in Recruitment

17 August 2018

Summary of the unconscious bias in recruitment event held by the Women in Aerospace UK local group.

The unconscious mind allows the brain to process much more information than our conscious mind by using shortcuts to make almost instantaneous decisions and judgements about the world around us. The problem with the unconscious mind however is that it is often wrong, it is shaped...

Last Month in Space - July

10 August 2018

Find out what happened in the space industry in July!

We haven’t quite found life on Mars yet but radar measurements from ESA’s Mars Express orbiter raises prospects that microbial life might still exist on the red planet!This is the first time that researchers have identified a stable body of liquid water on Mars having only previously...

Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

25 July 2018

What is a lunar eclipse, why is this one special and what have they taught us?

On Friday 27th July 2018 much of the globe will see a ‘blood moon’ as the Moon is totally eclipsed by the Earth. In the UK the Moon will rise in the southeast at 9.10 pm with maximum eclipse occurring at 9.22 pm until 10.13 pm, the Moon will continue to be partially eclipsed...

Farnborough International Airshow 2018

24 July 2018

SpaceCareers.uk and UKSEDS at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow!

Farnborough International Airshow is the world's second largest airshow bringing together thousands of aviation and aerospace experts and enthusiasts over a week long trade show and public event over the weekend.The UK Space Industry saw some very exciting announcements over the week...

UK one step closer to first Spaceport

17 July 2018

UK Space Agency grants bring the UK one step closer to its first vertical launch spaceport.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has been awarded £2.5 million in funding to develop a vertical launch spaceport in Sutherland, Scotland. Funding has also been awarded to Lockheed Martin to establish operations and to Orbex to fund the development and building of an innovative...

How can space higher education in the UK adapt to meet the growing demand of downstream applications?

5 July 2018

A summary of the Downstream Applications workshop organised by the Space Universities Network (SUN).

On Thursday 28th June, SUN hosted a workshop on Downstream Applications at the Satellite Applications Catapult headquarters in Harwell. SUN is a network of over 50 space science and engineering staff from 28 Higher Education institutions with the aim of creating a skilled workforce...

We are hiring!

24 May 2018

SpaceCareers.uk is looking for an enthusiastic individual who is a current student or 2018 graduate to help develop careers resources for www.spacecareers.uk.

We have some BIG news!SpaceCareers.uk (in collaboration with The Open University and SEPnet) is pleased to announce that we are hiring an internship student for Summer 2018, as part of the Space Placements in Industry (SPIN) scheme.We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who...

What does the Space Industry want from Graduates?

14 June 2017

5 things the space industry wants from graduates: A summary of a workshop organised by the Space Universities Network.

At the UK Space Conference on May 30th 2017 in Manchester, SpaceCareers.uk attended the launch of the Space Universities Network, SUN. SUN is a network of over 40 space scientists, engineers and academics from 23 institutions. They aim to help create a skilled workforce of graduates...