Day in the life talk series

Short, lively and personal stories to discover Imperial College London's academic community and leave with a better idea of what happens behind the scenes at Imperial! These talks are aimed at teenagers thinking about their future careers. 

Age 12+
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Day in the life of a biological chemist

See how a Biological Chemist looks at many traditional disciplines and therefore wears many scientific ‘hats’.

Age 12+
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Day in the life of a space miner

Hear from a space miner who is working towards making oxygen production on the moon a reality and using the technology to transform the mining industry on Earth.

Age 12+
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Day in the life of a spoken-word scientist

Hear from a PhD student who is researching energy efficiency as a tool to combat climate change, and also writes poetry!

Age 12+
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Day in the life of an astrophysicist

Hear from an astrophysicist who is using radio telescopes to search for the very first stars to exist in our universe, from 13 billion years ago.

Age 12+
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Day in the life of an insect mechanic

Hear from an insect mechanic who investigates leaf-cutter ants as they are the prime consumer of plants in South America.

Age 12+
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Day in the life of two chemical engineers

Find out about PhD students in Imperial’s Chemical Engineering department and their days working on the PRONTO project.

Age 12+
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Day in the life of a roboticist

A Roboticist’s day can consist of many exciting things – from getting small drones to fly on their own to developing software that allows mobile robots to find their way through unknown environments.

Age 12+
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Day in the life of a professor of bouncy bioglass

Find out what a day working with Bouncy Bioglass looks like.

Age 12+
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Day in the life of a metal chemist

Hear from a scientist who studies tiny amounts of metal and find out what it can tell us about our body and the food we eat.

Age 12+
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Day in the life of a cell biologist

Being a research scientist is more than just wearing a lab coat. Find out how this researcher's day can link to not only biology, but art and new languages for science communication!

Age 12+
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Day in the life of a prosthetic developer

Find out how and this mechanical engineering researcher has become an award winning co-founder of a start-up company – Mitt Prosthetics!