Limit Less Careers Week 2021

What careers can doing physics open up? Explore the resources from Careers Week and find out!

Limit Less Careers Week 1st March to 6th March, 2021

Limit Less is the campaign from the Institute of Physics to support young people to change the world and fulfil their potential by doing physics. By giving young people access to relatable physics role models, working in exciting, relevant careers, we can demonstrate that doing physics after the age of 16 opens up an incredibly broad range of career options, encouraging young people to choose physics when the time comes. That’s why, as part of National Careers Week 2021, we offered a stimulating programme of online events for young people and their teachers to discover what doing physics can open up and how our careers can address some of the big global challenges that young people care about.

Over the week, a total of 885 students and teachers attended our events, representing 74 schools across the UK and Ireland, with 33 physicists generously offering to share their expertise and experiences.

Careers Week 2021 may be over but you can enjoy the recordings from the three panel sessions featuring an amazing range of speakers. Check back regularly as new careers-related content will be coming to this page soon!

Careers Week Programme

Our 2021 programme was themed around the role of physics and physicists in addressing global challenges and included three online panel discussions, which you can watch recordings of below. 

Session 1: Climate Change

Hosted by Jonathan Lansley-Gordon, our Climate Change panel discussion featured Naaza Zimba, Allan Simpson, Dr Kristin Burmeister and Dr José Luis Ramírez Mendiola.


Session 2: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence 

Dr Clara Barker hosted our second discussion, including contributions from Dr Luke Davis, Matthew Goundry, Matthew Watkins and Raquel Velasco.

Session 3: Physics in Medicine 

Dr Yolanda Ohene chaired the final panel session, with speakers Heidi Hernandez, Jamie Mewburn-Crook, Sophie Martin and Lauren Byrne.

Find out more about Limit Less

To support young people to change the world, we need to limit less and support them more.

No young person should be made to feel locked out of physics. Help us ensure that there are no limits on who can take part.

Learn more about the Limit Less campaign and how you can be part of it.