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RCUK Policy Internships

This year’s call for RCUK Policy Internships is now live and available to all BBSRC funded PhD students currently at a Doctoral Training Partnership.

The Policy Internship can be used as the students Professional Internship for PhD students (PIPS).  The internship must be completed during the four-year period of PhD funding.

Further details can be found here:  http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/filter/policy-internships/ or at http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/skills/policy-internships-scheme/

The closing date for applications is 10th August 2017.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact policy.internships@bbsrc.ac.uk or telephone 01793 413239.






Newcastle winner of the Three Minute Thesis Challenge


Congratulations to Damar Susilaradeya who came joint first in the Newcastle Final of the Three Minute Thesis Challenge. 
The competition challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes.  Damar is a PhD student in the Institute of Neuroscience and her research is about how the brain controls tracking movement despite noisy motor output and delayed visual feedback. The title of her talk was 'Rhythms in movement and in the brain: why do we move 2-3 times per second?

Damar will go forward for selection to the UK national semi-finals in July. Good luck in the next round!
Congratulations also to Hanh Pho who shared 1st place with Damar and Clare Willis from ICaMB who won the People’s Choice Award.

®3MT is an academic competition developed by the University of Queensland, Australia. Its success has led to the establishment of local and national competitions in several countries.

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