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Physics graduates jet out for conference
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Science, IT and Engineering
Ten physics graduates from the UK are jetting out for a conference aimed at addressing issues facing women in the sector, it has been revealed.
In news which might be of interest to those looking for graduate jobs in the field, the delegates will attend the International Conference on Women in Physics which is being held in Seoul, South Korea, reports the Banffshire Journal.
Speaking to the newspaper, one of the attendees Julia Kennedy said: "Physics is still seen by many people as a 'boys subject' - a view which is detrimental to attracting and keeping females in the subject area."
Ms Kennedy hopes that the trip will equip her with the skills and information she needs to help dispel this myth.
Recently, Anne Benson, director of career services at the University of East Anglia, told the Guardian that former students in part-time work should think how they can use this experience to get the graduate job of their dreams.