GUEST BLOG: A specialist career in medicine

Priory Dr Niall Campbell, consultant psychiatrist at the Priory Hospital Roehampton who specialises in addiction, talks about how he got started in medicine and how young hopefuls can start their professional careers in the field of psychiatry. 

What was it that led you to become a psychiatrist?

I have always known ever since my days at school that I wanted to be a doctor.  I was not good at mathematical type sciences, but really enjoyed biological sciences; how the human body and people in general really work.

From the age of 16 I did summer jobs as a nursing auxiliary in a cardiac unit in a local hospital.  I really enjoyed talking to the patients, many of whom had just had heart attacks and faced uncertain futures.  I felt that I had an empathy with them, I could listen to their stories and even at that age I realised that just talking to them was helpful.

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IT’s not just for the boys!

An annual event exclusively for female students looking to find out more about technology careers.

23 October or 20 November, London, applications for IT’s not just for the boys! are open now.

“You don’t have to be studying technology to pursue it as a career, if you’re passionate about IT then go for it!

This event showed me the sector is much more diverse than I originally thought, it is possible to reach the top regardless of gender!”

Business challenge and entrepreneurs boot camp!

The Universities Business Challenge

  • teams of up to 5 run realistic, simulated businesses
  • competition runs October to March
  • develop skills and add to your CV
  • meet leading graduate employers
  • cash prizes

The UBC is the UK’s longest established and most recognised simulation-based competitive challenge for undergraduates designed to develop employability and enterprise skills. Supported by the UK’s leading universities and graduate employers, more than 21,550 students have benefited from participating in the UBC Worldwide over the past 17 years. Find out more at and enter by 31 May.

Entrepreneurs’ Boot Camp

Graduate Entrepreneurship Project

  • Monday 29 June – Thursday 2 July
  • at York St John University
  • £95 per person (includes accommodation and food)

30 places – apply by Friday 29 May 2015 01904 323358

If you have an idea for a new venture, but need help getting it into shape, we can provide the expert advice you need to start.  You will learn about the practical aspects of starting up, such as finance, marketing, business planning and sales, and benefit from one-to-one advice from professional advisers.

GUEST BLOG: Statisticians in the pharmaceutical industry

UoY Careers Balloon illy Guest blog written by Vicky Marriott, Promoting Statistical Insight (PSI)

Studying maths or statistics? Interested in using statistics to help bring life-saving medicines to market? A career as a medical statistician in the pharmaceutical industry could be for you.

PSI is a non-profit organisation which brings pharmaceutical statisticians together to collaborate, offer further training and network to shape drug development. We also run careers events and talks to try to raise awareness of the industry and the crucial role of a pharmaceutical statistician or statistical programmer.

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