SEB Seville 2019


The following SEB+ education sessions will take place at SEB Seville 2019.


SCIENCE WITH IMPACT - Enhancing the student experience: The Why and How of Teaching Ethics to Bioscience Students

DATE: 2 JULY 2019

The annual Science with Impact session is chosen to address a topic that crosses disciplines and has relevance to both scientists and the public.

This session will consist of 3 short talks followed by a panel discussion. 

  • Christopher Willmott (University of Leicester, UK)
  • John Bryant (University of Exeter, UK)

Integrating employability and communication skills in biology education

Date: 2 July 2019

Who should submit:

Researchers with interest in the following areas:

  • Anyone who teaches biology at university, including academics, tutors and laboratory demonstrators
  • PhD students and postdocs wanting to improve their employability
  • Biology researchers interested in developing their own communication skills or those of their students
  • Science education researchers and biologists interested in communication skills, employability and work integrated learning
  • Louise Kuchel (University of Queensland, Australia)
  • Aysha Divan (University of Leeds, UK) - Training the next generation of scientists: work-based literacies - a UK perspective 
  • Tzipora Rakedzon (Technion, Israel) - (Workshop 14:00 - 15:30) Communication is the key: Assessing and teaching advanced science writing in English as a second language for STEM graduate students 
  • Louise Kuchel (University of Queensland, Australia) - (Workshop 16:00 - 17:15) Every employer demands quality communication skills: how do and should we teach it in science?

Join researchers and practitioners to learn the latest practical strategies for improving your own employability and communication skills, and to improve those of the students you teach. The tips, tools and research discussed will be useful for PhD students and academics alike, and for biologists involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

Related sessions:
  • Animal biology
  • Plant biology
  • Cell biology
  • Science across boundaries

Workshop - Teaching Ethics to Bioscience Students: Teasing out the Issues

Date: 4 & 5 July 2019

  • Christopher Willmott (University of Leicester, UK)
  • John Bryant (University of Exeter, UK)

In this interactive 'brains-on' session we explore the ways in which we help students to identify and analyse the issues in bioethics news stories.