Described by the World Health Organisation as one of the three greatest threats to mankind.

Monday 9 March 2015, 1730-1930hrs – Leonard Deacon Lecture Theatre, Medical School, University of Birmingham

The evening will begin with a screening of the film “Resistance” which looks at the devastating impact of antibiotic resistance and asks “Do we need to save antibiotics to save ourselves”.

UoB Outreach and Public Engagement Training Opportunity

Staff from the University’s Student Recruitment and Outreach Team are running a training event for anyone currently involved in, or wishing to get more involved in outreach and public engagement activities for school students aged 13-17.

Arts and Science Festival – call for volunteers

The University’s third Arts and Science Festival will take place 16–22 March 2015 and there are plenty of exciting opportunities to get involved as a volunteer. The organising team are looking for friendly, reliable and enthusiastic individuals to help out during the festival from Monday to Friday. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to gain events experience. To apply for a volunteering position, students should email the Arts and Science Team. The deadline for applications is noon on Monday 16 February.


Think Graduate School Fridays – Does public engagement matter?

Friday 30 January, 1.30pm – Arts Lecture Room 8

Join Rosalind Davies to find out about some of her experience with engaging the public with her research. Public engagement is becoming an increasingly needed skill for researchers, but what sort of public engagement interventions work, and how can you find out if your public engagement matters?

Seminar – Public Engagement with Psychological Research – Tuesday 27th January 2 – 4pm

Next week as part of the MA Psychology module, Public Engagement with Psychological Research, we will welcome Dr Carolyn Mair, Reader in Psychology at London College of Fashion.

Dr Carolyn Mair is a Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist. Her research interests lie in the application of theories from cognitive psychology to increase knowledge, improve performance and enhance well-being. Carolyn is Reader in Psychology at the London College of Fashion where she has developed the world’s first Masters courses to apply psychology to fashion (MSc Applied Psychology in Fashion and MA Psychology for Fashion Professionals).  

Partnership Grants Winter 2015

Inspire the next generation with grants of up to £3000 for innovative school science projects.

The Royal Society Partnership Grant scheme funds STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) investigation projects at primary, secondary or college level in partnership with a practising scientist or engineer. Go beyond the curriculum and out of the classroom with a Partnership Grant.

Standing up for Science workshop – Manchester 27th March

Sense About Science will be holding a Standing up for Science media workshop at the University of Manchester on Friday 27th March 2015. This full day event is free and for early career researchers in all sciences, engineering and medicine (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent in first job).