Category Archives: events for researchers

STEM opportunity at St Peter’s School in York

Students in Year 13 (ages 17-18) at St Peter’s School in York have recently founded a society for students interested in medicine & biochemistry. They invite the researchers from Newcastle University to give a 45min talk about their work to 20-30 students. The talks would be on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday at a 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM, with the exception of Friday 18th October to Sunday 3rd November or after and including Friday 13th December.

If you would like to be involved in this project, please email and we’ll allocate a slot.

Travel expenses covered.

Nominations wanted for the University’s INSIGHTS Public Lecture Prize 2019 – Deadline 30th June 2019

The Graduate School is seeking nominations for the University’s INSIGHTS Public Lecture Prize 2019 – Deadline 30th June 2019

We are inviting nominations for research students (PhD, MD, DClin.Psy… including those who have completed their thesis in the previous 6 months) to present at this year’s Insights public lecture series. Judges will be looking for students who have a talent for presenting and are capable of delivering a public lecture with clarity, professionalism and in an engaging way. The best six of the nominees will receive specialist training in public speaking and content selection, after which a shortlist of three final winners will be chosen to present their work in the Public Lecture series.

Nominations must be from supervisors or other academic members of staff and we encourage you to discuss this opportunity with any students you are considering nominating for the competition. This really is a fantastic opportunity for students to present their research at a high-profile public event so we would urge you to put someone forward.


This year the INSIGHT’s Public lecture prize will take place on 21st November 2019, 17:00-19:00

N.b. If the student has submitted their PhD (and passed) by this date, they are still eligible to take part.

Nominate someone using this form –

Would you like to share your passion for medical science with young people?

The Faculty is looking for speakers to take part in the Mini Medical School 2019, a series of interactive public lectures for 15-18 year olds. The lectures will take place each Thursday evening in November at the Medical School and we are looking for academics and researchers to deliver 90 minute, interactive lectures on a variety of topics to an audience of up to 400 young people interested in pursuing a career in Medical Science.

To get involved please email

Rare Disease Day symposium a success

The International Rare Disease Day Symposium on ‘Bridging Health & Social Care’ organised by the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre and the IGM explored the often hidden needs & burden of rare diseases and showcased examples of how patients can receive more integrated, joined-up and holistic care to help them navigate health & social systems, receive high quality info on their conditions, and feel empowered 

A 3 day teaching opportunity in Italy, January 2019

Liceo Scientifico G. Bruno (Melzo, near Milan, Italy) are looking for 2 PhD students or postdocs in any scientific discipline (biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics or chemistry) to teach science (in English) to high school students (16-18 y/o) for a total of 30 hours (15 hours each) over 3 days (5 hours/day from 8.10 AM to 1.10 PM in January 2019.

The school will provide 80 euro/each for travel and 10 euro/hour of teaching. They will also provide a certificate of the hours taught. The PhD students/postdocs will be hosted by the families for as long as they like (if they want to stay and do a bit of sightseeing afterwards).

If you’re interested please send your CV to and we’ll forward it to the school for shortlisting. Thank you!