Standing up for Sciences 2018 - 7th September, Edinburgh

Voice of young science Edinburgh 2018

Sense about Science is holding a Standing up for Science workshop at the University of Edinburgh on Friday 7 September. This free full day event is for all STEM and social science early career researchers (PhDs, post-docs or equivalent), trainees, and medical professionals. During the workshop we combine discussion around misrepresentation of science in the media, how evidence influences policy, how researchers can involve the public in communicating research and give practical tips and advice on how early career researchers can start standing up for scienc...

SCI: where science meets business Scottish Student Competition

SCI where science meets business

Application Deadline: 29 June 2018 Are you a PhD or MSc student researching at a Scottish university? Apply now for our Scottish Student Competition! The Scotland Regional Group offers up to ten SCI student memberships to students working in scientific research at a Scottish university. Applicants are requested to submit an article (max. 600 words) describing their research project and its relevance to the SCI strapline 'where science meets business'. Winners will be given opportunities to build their networks with academics and industrialists, develop future skills to help with their onward careers, and w...

Jorge Cham - Lecture and book signing: "Finding Humour and Dealing with Stress in the Graduate Experience"

Jorge Cham Lecture

Wednesday 21st March 2018,14:00 - 15:00 Dalhousie Building, Room 3F01 Join Jorge Cham the creator of PhD Comics for an experience of laughter and learning! Login to your OPD account and book your place here....

Ingenious & Enterprising Women Dundee: Networking for Women in STEM career - 8th March

Ingenious Women Dundee event

Ingenious Women is a programme which empowers female researchers to take control of their careers. It was founded by Janet Wilkinson and Sara Shinton and the programme has been run four times in previous years by the University of Edinburgh. Due to the success of the programme, it is now going national and Ingenious Women Scotland will run for the first time in 2018. This is one of a series of five short networking events that will be held around the country in Aberdeen, Stirling, Dundee and Edinburgh in the spring of 2018. These networking events will be followed by a series of three residential weekends,...

A free online career management course for research students and research staff!

I’m pleased to let you know that a new online course (MOOC) for research students and research staff has recently opened for bookings.  Called Career Management for Early Career Academic Researchers it aims to support researchers to explore their career options and make career plans. Through a series of articles, videos, discussions, and reflective exercises, researchers will be encouraged to consider what they want out of a career; to explore the academic career path and many other career options; and to increase their confidence in job search and applications. The MOOC is a collaboration betwe...