In February, Ignite, the Young People’s Forum at the Thinktank made a film about climate change with Sir Mark Walport and Professor Alice Roberts. After a few months of editing and tinkering… here it is!
This aims to develop innovative and ground breaking new technologies in the biomedical area. Projects must address an unmet need in healthcare or applied medical research with a demonstrated proof of principle supported by experimental data. The trust is particularly keen to receive proposals in novel biomedicine that seek to restore function to the body. However, projects covering any aspect of technology development from a range of disciplines, including physical, computational and life sciences, will be considered.
Calling scientists, science communicators, artists, educators, film makers; games developers; businesses; civil society organisations; community groups, youth clubs…
The BIS Science and Society team have launched a new Community Challenge Grant Scheme to encourage innovative ways of engaging with audiences currently under-served by existing science engagement activities. We aim to provide funding for pilot projects that investigate and test new methods of engagement and participation.
There will be 3 levels of project funding: up to £10,000, up to £20,000 and up to £40,000, depending on the size and difficulty of the project.
Join academics as they channel their inner comic genius to show us that university research isn’t always as serious as you might think. Six local experts brave the stage to test out their comedy skills and approach Brecht’s themes in a new way. Expect politics, economics and history but most importantly, laughs! Read more about Bright Club
27th February 2014 University of Surrey
Public Engagement is a growth area in Higher Education with Research Councils including it as recommended good practice and many institutions considering what it means to be an ‘engaged University’. It is also an activity that many PGRs would like to get involved with. The concept of engagement is rapidly evolving from speaking to school children to participating in festivals, and from testing out research findings on users to actively involving ‘the public’ in research design. Not only is the variety of activity becoming more adventurous but, as the concept grows, the range of possibilities for engagement is expanding – the key question is how should students and their supervisors respond to this?