Programme


Timings

Start
12:00Welcome & Opening
12:30Dallas Campbell
13:00Mission Design Competition Introduction
13:10Space Law
13:45Alternative Routes into Space
14:20Space Quiz
14:45How to get a headstart in school
15:15SpaceCareers Team Q&A
15:30Rocket Demonstration - Craig Orrock & Endeavour
15:55Residentials
16:30Interesting Careers in Space Physics
17:00Mission Design Competition End
17:20Closing

 

Welcome & Opening

Armin Ziadlourad | UKSEDS

Armin Ziadlourad

Armin is the careers team lead at UKSEDS and runs the SpaceCareers.uk website. He is passionate about helping students find careers in the space industry, and wants the sector to become accessible to all disciplines. Outside of UKSEDS Armin is a second year Astrophysics student studying at UCL and has previously acted as the careers officer for UCL Physics Society. He has also just recently completed an internship in business analysis at Astroscale, and has a keen interest in the combination of business and space. Passionate about entrepreneurship, Armin is also very enthusiastic about the space start-up scene, and is currently working on several projects due to be launched next year.


Keynote

Dallas Campbell

@dallascampbellDallas Campbell

Dallas Campbell is a BAFTA-nominated broadcaster and science educator who has appeared in a wide range of shows, covering topics such as Tim Peake’s 2015 launch to the ISS and the search for alien life. He also hosts the National Geographic program “Positive Energy” and in 2017 he published his debut book: “An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Earth”. In recognition of his work in engaging young people in STEM, Dallas was awarded Honourary Fellowship of the British Science Association, where he judges their annual Young Scientist and Engineer of the Year Awards.


Space Law

Prof. Christopher Newman

Christopher Newman

Professor Christopher Newman, BA(Hons), PhD is Professor of Space Law and policy at Northumbria University in Newcastle. He has been active in the teaching and research of space law for over two decades and has published extensively on the legal and ethical underpinnings of space governance. He has published numerous articles on space law, in particular the interaction of regulation, law and policy in the space industry. He has co-written the book “Frontiers of Risk in Space on the variety of risks involved in human space activity. He is a member of the International Institute of Space Law and is actively engaged on a number of collaborative projects with the space industry. He is working with Astroscale UK on the legal aspects of decommissioning and lessons that space can learn from other industries. He is also collaborating with Northern Space and Security on a number of projects, but most notably the Space Law Games – a cross disciplinary attempt to examine liability in on-orbit operations.


Alternative Routes into Space

Ria Poliquin & Chris Jenkyn-Watkins | STFC

Ria Poliquin & Chris Jenkyn-Watkins Ria Poliquin & Chris Jenkyn-Watkins

I am responsible for the operational delivery and coordination of the Apprenticeship programmes at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL). Predominantly our apprentices work in Engineering, Computing, IT, business administration, laboratory technician and estates roles at various levels across various departments. As well as working closely with all of our apprentices at RAL, I develop collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders including the senior leadership team, colleges, universities and training providers – and End-Point Assessment organisations – to design bespoke curriculums in line with STFC requirements. Prior to joining STFC I was a lecturer and apprenticeship assessor. I am a strong advocate of apprenticeships because they allow people to gain real experience in the working world, gain structured training and qualifications and earn while they learn. Please do connect with me on LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/riapoliquin/

I am currently a 4th year Advanced Engineering Electrical Apprentice at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL). I am on a quarterly rotational placement basis which places me in several different electrical departments on site, these departments are within the wider facilities of: ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, Central Laser Facility, and RAL Space. The work I get up to is based on what department I am in, ranging from installing and maintaining power supply units used on the ISIS beam line to installing and testing the thermocouple cables inside of the large thermal vacuum chambers of RAL Space. Alongside the work I do on site, I am also undertaking a Level 4 HNC in Electrical Engineering. Before joining STFC I was at college doing an electrical installation level 2 and 3 course, and after completing work experience I realised that even though I did enjoy working on electrical systems I had more interest within the engineering side of it – so I applied for this apprenticeship! Please do connect with me on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-jenkyn-watkins-7996ba142


How to get a headstart in school

Jess Goldie | UKSEDS

Jess Goldie

Jessica Goldie has just begun training to be a Physics teacher at KCL. Whilst studying for her MPhys at the University of Leicester she was Event Coordinator and the Diversity and Inclusion officer for their Astronomy and Rocketry Society. She is a volunteer for U.K.Students for the Exploration and Development of Space and has done work for the Outreach, Careers, Diversity and Events teams.


SpaceCareers Team Q+A

Armin Ziadlourad, Antonio Duduianu & Jess Goldie | SpaceCareers.uk

Armin Ziadlourad, Antonio Duduianu & Jess Goldie Armin Ziadlourad, Antonio Duduianu & Jess Goldie Armin Ziadlourad, Antonio Duduianu & Jess Goldie

Armin is the careers team lead at UKSEDS and runs the SpaceCareers.uk website. He is passionate about helping students find careers in the space industry, and wants the sector to become accessible to all disciplines. Outside of UKSEDS Armin is a second year Astrophysics student studying at UCL and has previously acted as the careers officer for UCL Physics Society. He has also just recently completed an internship in business analysis at Astroscale, and has a keen interest in the combination of business and space. Passionate about entrepreneurship, Armin is also very enthusiastic about the space start-up scene, and is currently working on several projects due to be launched next year.

Antonio is a fourth year Mechanical Engineering undergraduate student at the University of Bath, returning to studying after an internship year of working on turbochargers. He is currently an At-Large Exec member of UKSEDS and has been helping to run events and write content for the SpaceCareers.uk website since joining the organisation. No matter where his career will take him, he always enjoys working in outreach and as a mentor for young people and has been doing so for the past 5 years.

Jessica Goldie has just begun training to be a Physics teacher at KCL. Whilst studying for her MPhys at the University of Leicester she was Event Coordinator and the Diversity and Inclusion officer for their Astronomy and Rocketry Society. She is a volunteer for U.K.Students for the Exploration and Development of Space and has done work for the Outreach, Careers, Diversity and Events teams.


Residentials

Heidi Thiemann

Heidi Thiemann

Heidi Thiemann is a PhD researcher in astronomy at The Open University in the UK. Her work focuses on variable stars: from observing binary stars using ground-based telescopes and modelling their evolution, to running citizen science projects to identify new stars. She holds a Master's in physics with space science and technology from the University of Leicester.
She is also the director and co-founder of the Space Skills Alliance, an organisation working to address the skills shortage in the UK's space sector through research and collaboration, and she has led on major space careers project. Since 2014, she's also been a mentor at Space School UK, a summer school for young people who are interested in space. As a Senior Mentor, she delivers lectures and workshops on a variety of space topics.


Interesting Careers in Space Physics

Brad Gibson

Brad Gibson

An Aussie-Canadian transplant, Brad is the Head of Physics & Maths, and Director of the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics, at the University of Hull. Brad’s work has gained a degree of notoriety by defining the Milky Way’s Galactic Habitable Zone (named a Top 10 News Story of the Year by National Geographic), determining the expansion rate of the Universe (for which their team was awarded the Gruber Prize in Cosmology), and building the world’s first Liquid Mirror Telescope Observatory. Brad’s 300+ outreach events over past 4 years have reached nearly a million people around the world, including more than 50 schools and colleges around the UK. His commitment to widening participation and diversity, and improving the career prospects of physics students, led to his “Changing Face of Physics” campaign being named Best Practice in the Country by the UK’s Equality Challenge Unit.