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...