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The road quite well travelled
Spring 2016
18 March 2016

It’s the last day of January and I’ve already been out on my travels twice this year, visiting universities in the UK and mainland Europe, with the aim of helping bioscience PhD students and early career researchers with their personal career journeys.

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Standing up for science
Spring 2016
18 March 2016

“Be in charge of the story from the beginning”, advised Dr Robin Lovell-Badge, speaking at the recent Voice of Young Science (VoYS) ‘Standing up for Science’ media workshop.

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Teaching Tips - A taste of success
Spring 2016
18 March 2016

On behalf of the SEB+ Committee I attended the Promoting and Sharing Excellence in Higher Education Teaching meeting in January, hosted by The Physiological Society in collaboration with the British Pharmacological Society and the Royal Society of Biology. The long journey from Newcastle to London started early but positively – there is nothing like a hot chocolate to warm up a cold morning.

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BIG and little
Spring 2016
18 March 2016

One bright, cold January morning, 36 young STEM communicators gathered in ThinkTank, Birmingham’s science museum, to learn from the experiences of five experts. The Little Event, run by the STEM communicators’ network “BIG” is an annual opportunity for early career STEM communicators to develop their skills and build their network. In attendance were a range of up-and-coming communicators ranging from science museum “explainers”, to press officers, to PhD students and postdocs keen to branch out.