What Do You Actually Do? Episode 50: Neil Melville, European Space Agency


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Neil studied Physics with Philosophy at York and has been working at the European Space Agency since 2002. His full job title is Parabolic Flight and Drop Tower Coordinator and Payload Systems Engineer. Listen to the episode to find out more about exactly what he does, how … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 50: Neil Melville, European Space Agency

Leader of the pack or following the crowd? 3 things about leadership that might surprise you


What does ‘leadership’ mean to you? When you think of the word ‘leader’, who or what springs to mind? You might think of a politician, a celebrity, or an activist in the public eye. You might think of a teacher, or a sports coach that inspired you. But what is that magic quality that makes … Continue reading Leader of the pack or following the crowd? 3 things about leadership that might surprise you

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 49: Dan, Prison Officer (Unlocked Graduate scheme)


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. In this episode Kate talks to Dan, a York graduate working as a prison officer on the Unlocked grad scheme. Dan is a 2019 graduate from the University of York and currently a band three prison officer in a category B local remand men’s prison. He was … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 49: Dan, Prison Officer (Unlocked Graduate scheme)

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 48: Jo Auger, Management Consultant


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Management consultancy is always a popular job area for our students, but do you actually know what the job is like? Today Kate chats to Jo Auger about what she does all day, the skills she uses, and the best and worst bits.Jo has been a Management … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 48: Jo Auger, Management Consultant

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 47: Benji Merrison, Film and TV composer


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Attention music students! In this episode Benji Merrison explains how he created a career for himself as a composer for film and television after graduating from York. He takes us through what his job is like day-to-day and how he got there. Benji Merrison is an award winning … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 47: Benji Merrison, Film and TV composer