CROS 2015 Survey is Open! Have you say before 31st May!

To have your say about your experiences of being a researcher in UK Higher Education click on the following link:

CROS for Screen 2015


Places still available for Research Staff Futures: Enhancing Professional Effectiveness, 17 March

Research Staff Futures: Enhancing Professional Effectiveness 

17 March 2015, 9:00 – 16:30, Liverpool

FREE training event open to all research focused staff


Research focused staff have to hit the ground running, often in the face of competing time pressures from multiple research projects and responsibilities. They might be primarily employed as researchers, however their responsibilities can be diverse and demanding, such as supervisory roles and managing collaborative research. Making an effective start and transitioning into the role quickly and smoothly can be essential to delivering results within a fixed-term contract. The programme covers two broad themes of boosting personal effectiveness and working more effectively with others.


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Publishing Connect with Elsevier Event – 25th February


PUBLISHING WORKSHOP – Publishing Connect with Elsevier – the world’s leading publisher of science, technology and health science journals.

Wednesday 25th February 2015, 13.30 – 15.30

Venue – Room C5.1, Ellen Wilkinson Building

To book a place visit

Course summary
This Manchester University seminar will be presented by Clare Lehane, Executive Publisher, Energy & Planetary Science, and Michaela Kurschildgen, Customer Consultant, Elsevier, the world’s leading publisher of science, technology and health science journals. Aimed primarily at Medical and Life Sciences and EPS postgraduates it will explain the best way of structuring your paper when writing it, the most appropriate journal to send it to, and will really help in getting your paper accepted. Also understanding how editors and publishers think and what they expect, and knowing how the peer review process works, is invaluable insight into the publishing process.

Course objectives
After attending this workshop participants will have a…

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Is it time for you to join the Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowship?

Wellcome Trust Blog

Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellows 2014.  (Left to right) Alex Julyan, Brian Lobel, Daniel Bird. Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellows 2014 – Alex Julyan, Brian Lobel, Daniel Bird.

Interested in becoming a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow? Find out what we’re looking for, and what makes this scheme different from the average academic fellowship. With the deadline for applications for the 2015 Engagement Fellowships coming up, Tom Ziessen from our Engaging Science team explains the scheme and answers some frequently asked questions…

At the Wellcome Trust, we’re not only interested in funding scientists and researchers to do science, we also want to encourage the public to explore health and wellbeing through the lens of scientific, historical and social research. We do this by funding public engagement projects (both directly and indirectly connected to research we fund), supporting the development of communities of artists, science communicators, researchers and others who deliver such projects and by directly delivering public engagement activity such as our exhibitions and events at the

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Academic Journalism: writing for readers, 18th March, Uni of Edinburgh – Registration Open


Academic Journalism: writing for readers

18 March 2015

University of Edinburgh

This one-day workshop aims to convey the skills and knowledge to be able to successfully conceive, pitch and write a newspaper comment piece. Though public writing is an increasingly important part of academic social science, the practical task of engaging a wider readership is seldom addressed. This event draws on the expertise of journalists, editors and academics to show how you can write for readers and how your ideas can shape the public debate. Topics covered include:

–          conceiving research as a news object

–          making a successful pitch to a newspaper editor

–          thinking about form, genre and voice

–          structuring and writing a comment piece

The workshop will be organised and hosted by Fraser MacDonald. Principal tutors include: Dr Alice Bell, Freelance writer and researcher, and science blogger at The Guardian; Dr Peter Geoghegan, freelance journalist and editor, Political Insight…

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Oxford Human Welfare Conference 1-2 May, 2015 – Call for papers (Deadline 13 Feb)


Warm greetings from the Organising Committee of the 8th Human Welfare Conference!

Green Templeton College, University of Oxford is hosting its annual Human Welfare Conference 1st – 2nd May, 2015. This year’s conference focuses on Human Welfare and Conflict. We are delighted to invite graduate students from your institution to submit abstracts of their original research to be presented at the Conference. We would be most appreciative if you could circulate the call for papers, which is attached to this email, and is also available here.

Human Welfare Conference, 2015: Why participate?

  • Two days of intensive peer learning:Human Welfare Conference is a student-run conference. It offers an open platform to participants to meet graduate students from a range of disciplines and world-leading academics to strengthen their research.
  • Platform for thought-provoking academic engagement:In the previous years, prominent academics like nobel-laureate Professor Paul Krugman and practitioners…

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BrANCH Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop, 27th March 2015


BrANCH Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop

University of Reading

Friday 27 March 2015

We are pleased to invite papers for the BrANCH postgraduate and early career workshop, to be held at the University of Reading on 27 March, 2015. The Workshop provides a forum for the constructive consideration and discussion of thesis chapters, potential journal submissions and conference papers. Submissions are encouraged for individual papers from postgraduate and early career academics working on all aspects of US history in the long nineteenth century.

We intend the workshop to become a valuable medium for young scholars to bring exciting new scholarship to the table. The workshop also provides an excellent opportunity for those of us at the early stages of our academic careers to meet up outside the annual BrANCH conference. Thanks to the University of Reading, limited funding is available to subsidise the travel of those presenting their work.

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