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Biomed Science presents 'Back for the Future'

The School of Biomedical Sciences presents ‘Back for the Future’ event on the 20th of February 2014.

The event involves a series of informal talks from the alumni of the School, where they will be sharing their experiences to the students and provide useful tips.

Free refreshments will be provided. Come and Join us on the 20th of February 2014 at 2 pm in Dental Lecture Theatre D!

For more information, please email Vanessa on   

BSA media fellowships now open for applications!

The British Science Association (BSA) Media Fellowships offer practising scientists, clinicians and engineers a unique opportunity to spend three to six weeks working at the heart of media outlet such as The Guardian, BBC and the Nature News.

From the number of applicants, ten media fellows are selected and mentored by professional journalists to learn how the media operate and report on science, how to communicate effectively with the media and how to engage the public with science through different forms of media communication.

 After their placements, fellows would have the chance to work alongside a range of media organisations during the British Science Festival – a fantastic opportunity to learn from a wide range of public engagement activities and establish their very own network of connections with academics, journalists and science communications.

Understanding of how to get your research across accurately with minimal ‘spin’, experience writing for different audience and boosting your self-confidence are examples of the positive impacts from participating in the fellowship.

To find out more, please visit,25PKO,B6EDA4,7STJD,1 

The programme aims to give scientists, engineers and their colleagues, the confidence and willingness to engage with the media and tackle issues of mistrust and misrepresentation and to give journalists access to new scientific expertise.

The scheme has been running since 1987 and reflects the British Science Association's commitment to increasing the accessibility of the sciences and providing opportunities for discussion and debate.

The fantastic scheme is the only one of its kind in the UK.  


2014 BSCB Science Writing

The British Society of Cell Biology announces its 2014 Writing Competition for a chance to win £500.  

The winning entry will have the opportunity to be published on the BSCB newsletter and online (website).  

Deadline is on the 14th of February.  

Full entry details can be found at .  

2014 BSCB Image Competition

Fancy seeing your amazing cell images on a glossy cover of a magazine?  

The British Society of Cell Biology launches its 2014 Image Competition for a chance to showcase the beauty of your cell biology research to the cell biology community.  

The winning entries will also be awarded with cash prizes: £200 (1st), £100 (2nd) and £50 (3rd). Deadline is on the 1st of February 2014.  

Full entry details can be found at .

Massive Clearance on PhD Books!

Amazon’s SciBooksDirect is having a massive clearance of Scion’s Methods Express Books.

Almost 80% discount on Whole Genome Amplification, Cell Imaging Bioinformatics, DNA Microarrays, Expression Systems, PCR and Proteomics.

All books are £4.20 and postage costs £2.80.

For more information, visit

Hurry while it lasts!   



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