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Careers in Quantum Technologies assemblies for secondary schools

Quantum City is delighted to be running a series of assemblies for secondary school students with the aim of highlighting the many interesting careers that the field of quantum technologies has to offer.

Working in partnership with the STEM Ambassador Hub South East England, Quantum City is delivering an assembly every month for the remainder of 2022 (apart from during August), each focusing on careers in a different area of quantum technologies.

The first assembly took place on Wednesday 18 May 2022 and was given by researchers from the Quantum Communications Hub. The assembly focused specifically on careers in quantum communications and featured a very brief introduction to quantum technologies in general and the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme, before three Hub researchers gave inspiring talks about their work and career journeys to date. Speakers were Dr Ross Donaldson of Heriot-Watt University, Dr Catherine Phillips of the University of Sheffield and Dr Jasminder Sidhu of the University of Strathclyde.

It was clear that the presentations given captured the interest of students as they sparked some excellent questions to be asked during the Q&A session. Questions included things like:

“What inspired you to be a researcher?”

“What advice would you give on choosing options for university, in particular to study Quantum Technology?”

What is the most fun aspect of your research?”

A recording of the assembly can be viewed at the bottom of this page.

Dates, topics and registration links for the remaining assemblies can be seen below. We hope to see you there!