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Meet the Academics - How do i advance in academia?
Autumn 2018
01 October 2018

The Meet the Academics lunchtime session of the SEB Annual Meeting allows an intermixing between young, early-career researchers and those at later stages of their careers. Hosted by George Littlejohn, University of Plymouth, UK, this year’s session was a valuable opportunity to pick the brains of a diverse mix of researchers.

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Homeward Bound 2017-18: Life and leadership lessons in Antarctica
Autumn 2018
01 October 2018

Antarctica was an unlikely place for me to visit considering I’m a plant molecular biologist and physiologist with an interest in agriculture…and perhaps even more unlikely given I treat the cold as a personal affront! And yet, I found myself signing up to spend three weeks on a ship travelling round Antarctica with nearly 80 other women in science for company.

SEB Spring 2018
Marine debris: Are there solutions to this global environmental problem?
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

Richard Thompson, a professor at Plymouth University and an expert in the field of microplastics, recently delivered a public lecture at the University of the West of Scotland, sponsored by the Society for Environmental Biology. Here Shanice Fagan and Shonagh Bell, two undergraduate students from University of West Scotland present their perspectives on the lecture.

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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.