On Wednesday 2 March, Aston University hosted the Society of Biology Life Sciences Conference at Lakeside Conference Centre.
The Society of Biology runs this Annual Undergraduate Careers Fair in partnership with the Biochemical Society, the Physiological Society, the Society for Endocrinology, the Society for Experimental Biology and the British Pharmacological Society.
Aston's Dr Anthony Hilton chaired the event and there were speakers from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, AstraZeneca, Cranfield University, The Health Protection Agency, Brunel University and the Science Council. The Careers and Employability Centre link adviser for LHS also ran two workshops on CV Preparation and Career Planning.
The event was attended by students from universities right across the country. Aston University Careers and Employability Centre and the School of Life & Health Sciences both provided sponsorship for the event giving 60 Aston students free entrance to the Conference.
Feedback on the day from the students who attended was overwhelmingly positive and a representative from the Society of Biology commented: “Thank you for all your help with the organization for the event. We were all very happy with how it went and the conference staff were all excellent.”
Words by Claire Girle
23 March 2011