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GSL Edinburgh Career and Industry Day 2017

22 November 2017
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Event type:
Conference, Lecture
Organised by:
1. Geological Society Events
Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
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The Geological Society Edinburgh Career and Industry Day is an essential meeting place for geoscience students and the geoscience industry. The day will include short career and industry presentations covering different areas of geology and academia.

There will be an exhibition consisting of industry and professional bodies, and higher education institutions promoting MSc and PhD programmes. There will be a CV and careers workshop running alongside the talks, and a drinks reception at the end of the day.


The 2017 programme will be available shortly. To get an idea of the structure of the day download a copy of the 2016 programme.


This event is free to attend but delegates are required to register to receive a student manual, free packed lunch and free drink at the drinks reception. There are limited numbers, so places will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Please complete the online registration form by Friday 3 November 2017.

CV and Career Workshops  - Facilitated by Sarah Innes, Careers Service, University of Edinburgh

A CV and Career workshop will run alongside the talks. These will be informal group discussions around what employers look for and how to address that on your CV.  Using geoscience job vacancies as a talking point, this is your chance to share concerns, ask questions & look at your own CV in the context of employer criteria; useful whether you are considering applying for jobs or postgraduate study. One of the main focuses of the sessions will be to look at individual CVs and share information, in order to get informal feedback. Therefore, please ensure that you bring your CV to the session. The workshops will last 20-30 minutes with time for questions. 

The CV workshops are now full, but please check availability on the day as there may be some cancellations or no shows. Sarah Innes will also be presenting a lunchtime talk  entitled “Marketing Yourself: Top tips for CVs and applications”. There is no need to pre-book for this, but places will be first come, first served in the lecture theatre. 


 GSL stand  Wood Mackenzie stand
Atkins stand
 Lecture theatre
 exhibition 2  CV workshop
 Q and A panel

Sponsorship and Exhibition

There are some sponsorship and exhibition packages available to help showcase your organisation to future Earth Scientists and to promote your industry. Whether you are looking to recruit graduates or simply wish to raise awareness about your industry, then this is a good chance to meet prospective future geoscientists.


Become a sponsor and you will receive due acknowledgement, with your company logo displayed on prominent promotional event material. This will be seen by thousands of Earth Science undergraduate and postgraduate students in the UK, leading up to the events, so the earlier you book, the more publicity you receive!

You will also have an opportunity to include a company profile in the student handbook, which will be seen by approximately 350 students on the day. Additionally you will be allocated an exhibition space in a prime location within the main exhibition hall on the day, so that you can meet face to face with delegates. 

For more information on our sponsorship packages download our Sponsorship Opportunities brochure

2017 Sponsors

Cairn Energy
Low Level Waste Repository Ltd/Radioactive Waste Management
SRK Consulting Ltd
DMT Consulting Ltd


There are also exhibition-only packages available and these include:  

  • 2m exhibition space with 1 x 6ft trestle table, 2 chairs and access to power
  • Pop up stands and banners welcome
  • Refreshments and lunch (2 lunches per stand - additional lunches can be purchased)

For more information on our exhibition packages download our Exhibition Opportunities brochure

2017 Exhibitors Include:

  • University of Glasgow
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Edinburgh
  • The Geological Society
  • Institute of Quarrying
  • The Open University
  • The Petroleum Group of the Geological Society
  • Newcastle University
  • Earth Science Teachers Association (ESTA)
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Manchester
  • Socotec UK Limited

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event, please contact Naomi Newbold

You might also be interested in the Geological Society Nottingham Career and Industry day event which is taking place at Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh on Wednesday 8 November 2017. 


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