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Eunice Atkins

Employability Manager with Faculty of Natural Sciences

+44 (0)1786 467851

Eunice Atkins - Careers and Employability Service

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  • Address Careers and Employability Service University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland, UK


Eunice has a joint role with the Careers and Employability Service (CES) and the Faculty of Natural Sciences (FNS) having started work in CES in 2012. As the FNS Employability Manager in FNS and the University lead for Making the Most of Masters she has a keen interest in  the development of employability competencies.  Her position focusses on embedding employability in the curriculum to enhance the student experience. Her role hence involves development, design and delivery of employability initiatives including employer engagement (through provision of student placements, increasing university industry engagement etc). She is also involved in research on academic perceptions of employability. She manages the FNS Alumni Career Mentoring Programme,  chairs the FNS Employability Sub Committee,  represents the Faculty on the main employability committees and externally e.g. the HR and HE Special Interest Groups of the Scottish Life Sciences Association.

Eunice has an academic background having gained her PhD at Aberdeen University. Following this she worked on production of flavour compounds from plant cell cultures at Sheffield University, much of her research was sponsored by Cadbury Schweppes for production of bitter alkaloid compounds for a well-known gin mixer! She returned to Aberdeen and became a lecturer in Agricultural Microbiology. Her research group, focused mainly on biological control of plant diseases using bacteria, plant extracts and insect antifeedants.  She has sat on conference organising committees, been a keynote speaker at international symposia and has over 40 peer reviewed publications.  She was on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Microbiology and Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture. After leaving Aberdeen in 1996, she was a Teaching Fellow at Heriot Watt University and was involved in scientific consultancy.  Eunice is a member of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) and the Royal Society of Biology.

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