My Experience with Atkins, London Euston

Ground Engineering internship

Earlier this year, I applied for the Scholarship position with Ground Engineering internship in London Euston with Atkins, a well-respected design and project management consultancy based in Epsom, Surrey. I heard about the company through a friend, who had previously applied for a different internship with them – after conducting some research I found an engineering based role suitable for a geologist and applied.


Martin Falbisoner [CC BY-SA 3.0 (, via Wikimedia Common some research I found an engineering based role suitable for a geologist and applied.

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Developing the BURT (Birmingham University Radio Telescope) As A Teaching Facility

By Bethany Baxter, 3rd year Msci Physics & Astrophysics


Over the summer of 2016, I was lucky enough to work on a project entitled ‘Developing the BURT (Birmingham University Radio Telescope) As A Teaching Facility’ within the Astrophysics and Space Research Group at the University of Birmingham . During this internship, my main goal was to restore to full working order the radio telescope on the roof of the Poynting Physics Building. It had been purchased by the department some years ago to be used as a teaching facility in the undergraduate astrolab, but had fallen into a state of disrepair for unknown reasons. My task was to try to understand why the telescope wasn’t working, and to fix/replace the damaged parts so that eventually the telescope could once again be used by students as a research tool.

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Choices, choices, applications

PetePete Connolly, Finalist Physics

As if final year students don’t have enough on their plates with dissertations, research projects or, as in my case, final year laboratory projects, this is time at which students must decide what exactly they intend to do with the rest of their lives. In the majority of cases this requires, in one form or another, combinations of applications and interviews. Continue reading