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Creativity in science teaching
Creativity in Science Teaching
Spring 2017
29 April 2017

The SEB+ Section hosted its biennial symposium, Creativity in Science Teaching, at Charles Darwin House, London from 12–14 December 2016. Prof. Graham Scott (University of Hull) and Dr Sara Marsham (Newcastle University) worked alongside Oliver Kingham from the SEB to organise and host the event.

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Café Scientifique
Autumn 2016
31 October 2016

Since they first started in 1998, Café Scientifiques have been bringing researchers and the public together to discuss the latest scientific ideas in cafes, bars and restaurants across the country. For the public, these events offer an insight into the real world of academic research. For the researchers meanwhile, it’s an opportunity to have their work scrutinised by a different audience, who often have very searching questions! At our 2016 Annual Meeting, the SEB joined forces with the Brighton Café Scientifique group to present “The good, the bad, and the ugly: Who benefits from living and moving in groups?”

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Meet the Young Academics
Autumn 2016
31 October 2016

With only enough academic positions to employ around 5% of PhD students, there comes a time when every young researcher must decide whether to try and ‘make it’ in academia or chose another career path. During the lunchtime Question and Answer session “Meet the Young Academics” at SEB Brighton 2016, our early-career delegates were able to find out just what it takes to land that elusive tenured position. Our panel featured plant, animal and cell biologists, all of whom were current or past SEB president’s medallists. Together they demonstrated the diversity of career paths available across different nations.

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Enhancing Biology Education – we know how!
Autumn 2016
31 October 2016

Although the SEB is an organisation dedicated to bioscience research, it can sometimes be overlooked that the majority of our members are also teachers, to a greater or lesser extent. Innovative teaching methods and incentivising students is at the core of education and SEB+ has been making great strides in recent years to support the academic bioscience community in this. During the one-day session ‘Enhancing Biology Education’ at SEB Brighton, we heard from a range of speakers who have developed creative ways to support student learning in the Biosciences.