University

University is your opportunity to gain technical knowledge, hands on skills, and valuable experience.

6 Student Projects to Launch your Space Career!

Six great ways to meet new people who are passionate about space, learn new skills and boost your CV!

A Day in the Life...

Of a graduate scientist at Dstl

Applying for Jobs

Getting a job is no easy task, but here's a handy formula for calculating your odds of success...

Astro-not to Astronaut

A comprehensive guide of how to advance your space career during isolation.

Five Top Tips for Getting into the Space Sector

“I want to work in the space sector”. It’s a question that’s as old as time, well, a question as old as the space programme. In this article, Dr Emma Taylor gives her five tips for getting that first job.

Graduate Training Programmes

Graduate training programmes are structured training schemes for graduates usually run by large companies.

Homeschool Resources for University Students: Space Edition

Check out our curated list of resources to learn about where you can find some space resources, and dive into new topics. We have also compiled tips for preparing for online study, and some soft skill resources to browse.

How to Network

Networking events are everywhere, but taking full advantage of them can be tricky. What do you say to get the conversation started? How do you sell your skills without bragging?

How to Write a CV and a Cover Letter

Writing your application when you haven’t got much experience can be daunting. But don’t worry: the people looking at your application were in the same position too once. Include all the important things and you’ll be fine.

Industry vs Academia

Not sure what to do with your future? Wondering whether to do a Master's or a PhD, or apply for a graduate scheme? Worried your CV might not be up to scratch? Read advice from those who have been through it all.

Internships & Placements

Internships are short placements within companies working on real projects. They give you valuable work experience and can open up doors for your future.

Interview Tips and Tricks

With so many people applying to each job, being offered an interview is quite an achievement in itself. Celebrate, pat yourself on the back, and then start preparing for the all-important day. You now know that the company thinks you’d make a good future employee so all you need to do is get over the final hurdle. Here’s some advice on how.

Joining a Society

Make the most of your time at university by joining (or setting up) a space society at your university.

Meeting the growing demand of downstream applications

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

PhDs

A PhD or doctorate is an advanced qualification obtained after years of specialist study and independent research.

Postgraduate Master's Courses

Postgraduate master's courses are usually one or two years long. There are two main types of masters courses, taught or research.

So You Want To Build Telescopes

A career guide for instrumentalists in astronomy.

Summer Schools

Summer schools run from 2 to 12 weeks usually over the university summer holidays. You can gain in-depth knowledge as well as take part in research projects.

The UKSEDS Guide to Online Networking and Events

Networking is a crucial skill in developing your career, and along with events and conferences, has recently become much more online-centric. Find out how to adapt and hone your online networking skills here!

Watch: What does the Space Industry want from Graduates?

5 things the space industry wants from graduates: The videos from the workshop organised by the Space Universities Network.

What can you do in a Gap Year?

With our educational institutions moving online due to the continuously changing government regulations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, many students in our community are considering a gap year in their studies, with the hope of continuing next year when the dust may settle. So, what can you look forward to in a gap year?

What does the Space Industry want from Graduates?

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

Women in Space

There are many incredible women who are currently working in the space industry. Find out more and get inspired!

Year in Industry

Sometimes called a sandwich year, or industrial placement, a year in industry gives you the chance to gain real work experience at a company before you graduate.