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Careers: Case Studies

Physics Graduates leave University with a highly sought-after array of skills, including Numeracy, IT proficiency and problem solving. Here are some examples of the career choices of some recent Cardiff graduates:

Nick Cowling at IGEM

Grappling with new energy sources

Nick Cowling, IGEM


Melanie Bowden

In charge of our pensions

Melanie Bowden, DWP



Paul Hegarty

From Cardiff to New Zealand

Paul Hegarty, Telecom New Zealand


Cat Jackson

Going Nuclear

Cat Jackson, Nucleargraduates Scheme


Aled Evans

A Rolls Royce career

Angela Whiteside, Rolls Royce plc


Aled Evans

Saving Lives

Aled Evans, Medical Physicist, North Wales Cancer Centre


Emily Baird

Nuclear Decommissioning

Emily Baird, Magnox Ltd Graduate scheme