3 Minute Thesis 2014

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, in which doctoral researchers have just three minutes to deliver an engaging presentation on their thesis topic, its originality and its significance.

With universities across the world now holding their own 3MT competitions, the University of Birmingham are delighted to be running a 3MT and are excited to invite all doctoral researchers to participate in such a highly-regarded competition.

Science Communication Conference 2014

Apply for a bursary to attend the 2014 Science Communication Conference


Bookings for the 2014 Science Communication Conference are open – it will be held on the 1st and 2nd of May hosted by the University of Surrey in Guildford and bursaries are available for researchers that take part in public engagement projects. Apply now for a free place at this year’s Conference!

Bursary applications are open and will close on 28 March. Find out more and apply for a bursary.

British Science Association – Award Lectures

logoThe British Science Association has been rewarding promising early-career researchers for over 20 years through our Award Lectures, recognising outstanding communication skills and encouraging researchers to engage with the social and ethical implications of their work. Previous Award Lecturers include Brian Cox, Richard Wiseman and Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

Awards are available in 5 different areas

Science Showoff at the Birmingham Repertory theatre


The Science Showoff is a chaotic open mic night for scientists, science communicators, science teachers, historians and philosophers of science, students, science popularisers and anyone else with something to show off about science.

Public Engagement with Postgraduate Education


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?