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Shaun Killen
Standing out from the crowd
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

Nature is teeming with weird and wonderful relationships between individuals and their social groups, leading to a whole host of interesting and observable differences in physiological and behavioural traits. An upcoming session at the 2018 SEB Annual Main Meeting this summer entitled the “Role of individual variation in the behaviour of animal groups” aims to bring these issues into the spotlight, and Alex Evans gets to know a few of the speakers in advance of the session...

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Equality and diversity at the SEB
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

Implementing a contemporary equality and diversity strategy is a challenging task. Society is changing fast and academia has traditionally struggled to keep up with it. What counts is that we need diversity and inclusion to help us solve problems in better ways and to identify new avenues, whether in scientific approaches or other challenges in the working force.

How to launch your own science communication society
How to launch your own science communication society
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

To me, nothing is more fulfilling than organising inspiring events that communicate the value of scientific research to the wider public. So, when I had the opportunity to help launch a new branch of the British Science Association in Sheffield, I simply couldn’t resist! It has been a challenge and a real learning curve that has introduced me to all sorts of new areas – volunteer management, grant proposals, risk assessments to name but a few. For anyone else thinking of setting up their own public-engagement Society, here are my top tips:

Steph Johnson
Spotlight on... Stephanie Johnson
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

Former SEB Young Scientist Award Winner Steph Johnson perfectly illustrates how the skills gained through a PhD in research needn’t tie you to the lab bench. Caroline Wood caught up with her to find out what happened since she won the award for the Plant Section at the SEB 2014 Annual Meeting in Manchester.