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Placements: how to get them

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This is the second instalment of a series of articles geared towards giving advice on all topics surrounding placements. Unsure if a placement in industry is for you? Read the first article in the series which discusses the benefits of seeking a placement in industry. If now you're convinced that a placement will be beneficial for you (it will!), read on to find out how to get one as a student at the University of Birmingham.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Engineering Without Borders Birmingham – Cameroon Catalyst

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The 2013 Autumn Semester has seen Engineers Without Borders Birmingham take up a long-term international development project with Southampton-based Cameroon Catalyst. Since 2009 the group has undertaken yearly design projects that are delivered to the village of Bambouti in Cameroon. In early 2013 they approached EWB Birmingham with the view to expand throughout the UK and Birmingham.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Birmingham University Materials Society – BUMS!

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Want to hear about what the Materials Society are up to this year so far? Hear what the BUMS Presidents Geena Rait and Vicky Hatwell have to say.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Doctoral Researcher Navdeep-Singh Kahlon wins IEAGHG Summer School 2013 Most Outstanding Student Award

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Navdeep-Singh Kahlon, an Engineering Doctoral Researcher in the field of Efficient Fossil Energy Technologies, received the 'Most Outstanding Student' award and 'Member of the Best Group Presentation' at the Carbon Capture and Storage Summer School, held in the National College for Teaching and Leadership and the University of Nottingham.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Mazak Trip – Student Activities

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Second year mechanical engineering students were invited to visit the Mazak European Technology Centre in November. The purpose of their visit was to enhance Mazak-student involvement through industry placements, machinery loans and Formula Student support to name a few.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Students, Teaching

UBRacing Update, November 2013

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UBRacing is in its 17th year and the team is stronger than ever. Over 100 students from across the University are joining forces to cover all aspects of the project. Pippi Hornsby, the team's Head of Media, provides a full update
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Watson Building Refurbishment

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We have undergone a bit of a makeover in the School of Mathematics. Our aim was to make the Watson Building an even more inviting and user friendly environment for our students and to update things a bit.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students, Teaching

MathSoc update

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Want to hear about what the Maths Society are up to this year so far? Hear what MathSoc President Phoebe Facer has to say.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Careers in the School of Maths

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The School of Mathematics has continued its commitment to supporting students with their careers planning in addition to providing a first class mathematics education. Careers Tutor and Senior Lecturer Dr Simon Goodwin provides an update on careers activities so far this year.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

…Beautiful is Useful…

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Flowers are beautiful; sunsets are beautiful – but the Perron-Frobenius theory of non-negative matrices? Oh yes, enthuses Professor Peter Butkovic; beautiful – particularly when animated and set to music by Bach. Professor Peter Butkovic delivered his Inaugural Lecture in September describing the Perron-Frobenius theory.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students
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