Don’t forget that there will be a briefing about the Researchers in Residence programme this week. The session will be held in University Place 3.214 at 12.00 on Wednesday 20th January.
This short information session gives you all you need to know about the Researchers in Residence scheme, which is open to researchers who are funded (directly or indirectly) by a UK Research Council or the Wellcome Trust. Come along to hear past participants share their stories, and get an overview of how it works from a regional co-ordinator of this national scheme.
Researchers in Residence enables researchers to spend some time engaging and inspiring secondary school students, and aims to “provide researchers with the opportunity to develop and use effective communication, management and teamwork skills by working with young people.”
Find out about this scheme at: http://www.researchersinresidence.ac.uk/cms/researchers/
“Researchers in Residence is a unique programme, which is extremely important in helping to develop a new generation of researchers who will continue to enhance the UK’s global research reputation.” Dr Kerry Leslie, head of RCUK Public Engagement with Research
This experience could benefit you in many ways… you’ll gain skills, experience and confidence, get some new perspectives on your own research, plus of course you’ll have evidence of engaging with the public and broadening the impact of your research (i.e. something worthwhile to put into the Impact boxes which are now on most grant and Fellowship application forms!)
To book a place, visit: http://www.survey.ls.manchester.ac.uk/TakeSurvey.aspx?PageNumber=1&SurveyID=720H9l2