21 April 2023

SCI Day of Science and Careers 2023

Organised by:

SCI’s College of Scholars Committee and Yorkshire and the Humber Group

National STEM Centre, University of York, UK

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


SCI's Day of Science and Careers is an annual career event designed to give information about the wide-range of careers covered in the chemical, chemistry-using and other science based industries. Speakers from a range of industrial, academic and independent backgrounds will present their career pathway and offer insights into what to look out for, and what to consider when choosing your next steps.


This event will be of interest to final year undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers in chemical & biological sciences and engineering.

Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference during refreshment breaks for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. For further information and prices, please email conferences@soci.org. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


Friday 21 April 2023

Registration and refreshments
Welcome and Introduction
Prof Alan Heaton and Rob Ives, York University
Presentation by the Meeting sponsors
Appleyard Lees IP
SCI College of Scholars (CoS)
Prof Alan Heaton, Principal of CoS and formerly Liverpool John Moores University
Session 1 - Chair: Prof Alan Heaton, Principal of CoS and formerly Liverpool John Moores University
Science, Skiing, Society and Skills
Dr Robin Harrison, Synthomer and Chair, SCI Careers Committee
A Genius Story
Dr Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne, Genius Foods and SCI Trustee
Interactive activity
Dr Robin Harrison, Synthomer and Chair, SCI Careers Committee
Lunch and networking
Session 2 - Chair: Dr Robin Harrison, Synthomer and Chair, SCI Careers Committee
Working in an SME
Dr Trevor Rhodes, Formerly Harman Technology and Chair, SCI Liverpool & NW RIG
Career Journey Talk from a Past SCI Scholar
Dr Ivalina Tuxworth, Johnson Matthey
Working in Big Pharma
Dr Kevin Back, Pfizer
Refreshment break and networking
Session 3 - Chair: Rob Ives, York University
Journey from a Researcher to a Funder’s Perspective
Dr Kay Yeung, EPSRC
From Scientist to Lawyer - A Career as a Patent Attorney
Chris Mason, Appleyard Lees
How to be Your Self: Embracing Yellow in a Sea of Cool Blue
Dr Jessica Jones, Cargill PLC and SCI Mid-careers Committee
From Bench to Business Development
Nathalie Huther, Nanoform
Summing up
Prof Alan Heaton, Principal of CoS and formerly Liverpool John Moores University
Networking reception and opportunities for informal discussions
Event close

Venue and Contact

University of York

National STEM Learning Centre
University of York
YO10 5DD

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


This is a free event. To enable us to control the number of visitors into the building, we are asking all delegates to pre-register in advance. 

For this reason, registration will close 24 hours prior to the event and only registered guests will be admitted.

All registrations will automatically receive a confirmation within 24 hours of registering for the event. Should you not receive written confirmation of your booking, please email conferences@soci.org.

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Organising Committee

Prof Alan Heaton, formerly Liverpool John Moores University and Principal of SCI College of Scholars
Prof Paul Clarke, University of York and 
Chair of SCI Yorkshire and Humber Regional Interest Group