The British Society for Cell Biology invites submissions for its science writing prize

Closing date – 28th February 2015

This aims to encourage and reward high-quality writing on topics of relevance to cell biology. The prize is open to all student and postdoctoral members. Articles should be no more than 1,000 words.

FameLab UK 2015 – why not enter today?

Passionate about science? Engineering? Technology? Mathematics?

Then FameLab needs you!

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014-2015 IS OPEN – further information on heat times and locations here. Already convinced? Great! SIGN UP HERE .

From Belfast to Edinburgh, London to Cardiff dozens of heats are happening up and down the country all of which will lead to the FameLab UK final due to be held 22 April 2015 at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London. FameLab’s signature ‘Masterclass’ where finalists will receive public engagement training from the leaders in the industry will be set in the lovely Farncombe Estate from 27-29 March.

Seeking the world’s best science images Call for Entries: International Images for Science

The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) has launched a Call for Entries for the world’s best scientific and engineering images. Open to scientists, students and the public, one hundred images will be selected by a jury of scientists, photographers and experts, to form a touring exhibition that will launch during the British Science Festival in Bradford in September 2015.

Images of Research

Postgraduate researchers – could you sum up your research in a single image?

This year’s images of research exhibition is now open for submissions, to be exhibited in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery during the University’s Arts and Science Festival in March 2015. This is a brilliant research profile-raising opportunity to engage a public audience and display your work alongside an internationally recognised art collection.

Chemistry World’s annual science communication competition

Chemistry World’s annual science communication competition returns and is now open for entries. The topic this year: chemistry and art!

The competition offers a fantastic opportunity for students, postgraduates, researcher or anyone with knowledge of science and an interest in science communication to demonstrate their skill and be published in Chemistry World. 

British Council – UK science writing & image competitions

British Council Cubed will launch two new competitions in early October for UK students. The ‘Share your Science’ image competition provides students with a chance to showcase their research projects through interesting images that should inspire and enthuse people about science. Whilst the ‘Think International’ writing competition asks for short articles explaining an internationally collaborative research project currently being carried out at their university. For full details visit our website.

Hall of FameLab 2014

At the end of September, the Natural History Museum London hosted the Hall of FameLab 2014 event showcasing six of the best FameLab alumni from across the world. FameLab presents scientific topics such as how to train bees to sniff bombs and the neuroscience of sign-language, in understandable and engaging three-minute talks. No PowerPoint slides were allowed, so the scientists had to rely on their knowledge, enthusiasm and charisma. The event was streamed online and the video is now available to watch.