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Speaking the same language
Spring 2016
18 March 2016

We are working to encourage our fellow scientists in the country to take time away from the bench into the community so that the public can better understand and appreciate the importance of science, as well as inspiring school pupils to explore science outside the classroom.

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Rising CO2 – It's not just about Global Warming
Autumn 2015
30 September 2015

Doing science in the laboratory has its own rewards, but doing science that helps change the world, that inspires people and changes the way they think is even better. That was the central message of the SEB+ Science with Impact session at Prague 2015, where four speakers told us why their research really mattered. This included tackling big issues, pushing to change global policy and inspiring people to use their science to make a difference. As the session chair, Alun Anderson, put it, “this is where we go beyond the science to its impact”.

Follow the Leader?
Autumn 2015
30 September 2015

Many, like me, assumed some of the ‘mature’ men to be leaders when, in fact, they were students. But then, as Susan pointed out, didn’t they qualify as leaders, since they had come up with the ideas which had led to their team winning the competition? Weren’t some of the women students pictured also leaders – they had led the communication of the project. Susan’s point was clear – we all make assumptions about leaders and leadership.

Learning to teach- THUMB
Learning to teach - Teaching to learn
Autumn 2015
30 September 2015

How do you get your students’ attention during your lectures? Perhaps you need to consider a move away from the traditional didactic delivery? Maybe you need to be more innovative in your teaching techniques?