Want to be a Meteorologist? Careers information day for Young People

Date: Saturday 23 June 2018

Time: 10:00 - 16:00


Institute of Physics
80 Portland Place
United Kingdom



Are you aged 14-20 and are careers related to weather and climate something you are considering? If so, come along to this day and hear from some people already working or studying in the field, and some of the Universities offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses in weather and climate.

All under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult who will need to register themselves and then send us an email giving us the names of the young people they are accompanying. Unaccompanied young people will be required to show ID on arrival as proof of age.

This event is free of charge but registration is required to reserved your place. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

There are several shops and cafes nearby where lunch can be purchased.

Can’t make it to London? We’ll record the talks and make them available on our website http://www.metlink.org/careers-and-courses/career-links/ after the day, and you can tweet questions in to the panel discussion using #RMetSCareers.

This meeting is supported by the Institute of Physics.

09.30 Registration  
10.00 Daniel Brener,  Undergraduate, University of Edinburgh Introduction
10.05 John Hammond, Co-founder of weathertrending My Life in Meteorology
10.40 Emily Potter, British Antarctic Survey My Early Career
11.00 Alice Gill, Met Office My Early Career
11.20 Craig Poku, University of Leeds Post Graduate Research
11.40 Rebecca Jones, BP My Early Career
12.00 Lunch break  
12.45 Representatives from undergraduate and postgraduate courses including the Universities of Birmingham, Reading, Leeds, UEA and Edinburgh. Course Speed Dating
13.30 Rebecca Hemingway, Met Office Storm Naming and Communicating Risk
14.00 Dr. Ambrogio Volonte, University of Reading Sting Jets
14.30 Dr. Simon Foster, Imperial College London Space Weather
15.00 Panel discussion Why become a Meteorologist?
15.25 Daniel Brener

Final remarks

15.30 Close of Event