Ca­reers fair con­nects stu­dents to in­dus­try

Fish Farmer - - United Kingdom News -

THIS year’s an­nual Aqua­cul­ture Ca­reers Event, or­gan­ised by Stir­ling Univer­sity’s In­sti­tute of Aqua­cul­ture (IoA), is to take place on April 20 at the Stir­ling Court Ho­tel.

The aim of the event – called #ACE2020

– is to con­nect stu­dents, par­tic­u­larly those at post­grad­u­ate level, with the wider in­dus­try, pro­vid­ing an op­por­tu­nity for the next gen­er­a­tion of aqua­cul­ture pro­fes­sion­als to ex­plore dif­fer­ent ca­reer paths.

Past events have at­tracted speak­ers from a wide va­ri­ety of back­grounds, both in the pri­vate and public sec­tors, within the in­dus­try and in academia and re­search.

Or­gan­ised by stu­dents at the IoA, the ca­reers day also in­cludes an ex­hi­bi­tion, which in pre­vi­ous years has proved to be an in­valu­able net­work­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for all in­volved.

Chris Payne of the Aqua­cul­ture Stu­dents As­so­ci­a­tion said this year they are look­ing for com­pa­nies that rep­re­sent the global aqua­cul­ture in­dus­try to take stands at the event.

‘These com­pa­nies will be in­stru­men­tal in pass­ing on their knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence to UK and in­ter­na­tional stu­dents, of the many ca­reer paths that are avail­able to them within this ex­cit­ing sec­tor,’ he said.

‘We are re­ally keen to have com­pa­nies that spe­cialise in ar­eas re­lated to health, ge­net­ics, pro­cess­ing, en­vi­ron­men­tal man­age­ment, leg­is­la­tion, nu­tri­tion or pro­duc­tion within the aqua­cul­ture sec­tor.’

Fish Farmer will have its own stall at the ex­hi­bi­tion for the first time this year and looks for­ward to meet­ing new and cur­rent read­ers.

The Aqua­cul­ture Ca­reers Event will be fol­lowed by a skills de­vel­op­ment day, to be held on April 21 at the same venue.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about the ca­reers day, con­tact aqua.stu­dents.as­soc.stir­ling@gmail.com.

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