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Skills gained

Identify skills that you've gained through your studies to help market yourself to potential employers.

The skills gained during a degree can be applied to many fields.

Why do employers want physics students? 


The Quality Assurance Agency's (QAA) Subject Benchmark Statement for Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics  includes an outline of the skills you will be developing while studying this subject.

QAA's Subject Benchmark Statement - Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics (pdf)


Unsure how to demonstrate your skills to employers? Skills Transformer, developed by the South East Physics Network, shows you a structure to help you recognise, write about and talk about your skills.

Skills Transformer