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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the schools onsite work experience at Diamond had to be cancelled. So that students did not miss out completely an online 'Virtual' work experience program was delivered between 27-29th July. This consisted of a series of online talks, tours and workshops that were delivered by members of the Diamond staff. The program was offered to all of the students that had originally applied to undertake work experience at Diamond.
While this could not replace the experience of being at Diamond we hope that it helped students. Many of the sessions were recorded and can be found on this page.
Introduction to Diamond Light Source
A introductory talk covering how Diamond operates and some of the science that is carried out here.
Note: The recording of the start of the talk was lost for technical reasons. So the initial 9 mins 30 seconds have been taken from another talk, at this point in the recording you may notice a change in style.
Tour of Diamond
A 'virtual' live tour of the Diamond Light Source facility.
Careers at Diamond
A short look at the range of different roles at Diamond and the options that Diamond offers to students and apprentices.
Interviews can be nerve-wracking, here are a few tips about interviews that students might find helpful.
Note: some of the videos from this presentation have been removed, but can be found using the links below the video.
Crystallisation at Diamond
Many of our experiments are carried out using crystallisation. Find out more about this, and the work that goes on in our beamlines.
In-House Legal at Diamond
Although legal issues and careers aren't necessarily what Diamond is known for, you can find out how they play an important part of what we do.
Beamline Control Software
Diamond needs to design and produce its own software to control our equipment and analyse the data. Find out more about the activities of our software engineers.
Control Systems and FPGSs
Very complex and bespoke control systems are needed for all of the equipment at Diamond. Learn more about how our software teams operate.
Diagnostics at Diamond
We can only run a facility such as Diamond with a good understanding of how it is working and what is happening. Our Diagnostics team can help provide the answers.
Digital Content Creation at Diamond
It is important that the work carried out at Diamond is shared with others. This talk looks at how this is done with digital media.
Diamond Vacuum Systems
A look at how important the vacuum systems are to Diamond and an example of a project in the lab.
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