Category Archives: events for researchers

AHRC New Generation Thinks Scheme – a public engagement opportunity

Do you have early career researchers and PhD students in you institution who are keen to develop their career in broadcast media and public engagement?

The AHRC is currently looking for applications for its unique New Generation Thinks Scheme – the 2019 call is currently open and there is a month to go until it closes on 4 October.

Now in its ninth year, the scheme aims to cultivate talented, articulate academics into exceptional all-round communicators. It provides a variety of training opportunities and the chance to work with world-class broadcasters from across the BBC.

Ten academics will be given the chance to front engaging and innovative programmes on BBC Radio 3 and beyond, as well as working with the AHRC on public engagement opportunities.

The scheme is open to early career researchers from all research backgrounds, provided their research is linked to an arts and humanities discipline. You can find out more here:

Save the date – Genetics Matters Saturday 24th February

Our popular Genetics Matters event is back!

Save the date and come see us on Saturday the 24th of February for a fun afternoon filled with science and cake.

This year we are meeting at the Banqueting Centre at Centre for Life and will be talking about the cancer gene therapy, male infertility, sequencing and the 100,000 genomes project, mitochondrial donations and many more hot medical research topics which may have caught your eye in the news. The event is FREE but please book to secure a place by clicking here:

Please spread the news amongst your friends and colleagues, the more the merrier!

BIG event at the Centre for Life 19th-21st July

The BIG Event is a three day get-together every summer to share skills and experiences, develop professional links and keep up-to-date with the STEM engagement field. This is the place to hone your skills and recharge your professional batteries, pick up great ideas and show off your talents to peers.
It provides an unmissable opportunity to squeeze the skills and ideas out of all the STEM engagement people you can in a short space of time. It’s like power juice for STEM communicators.
For more information and to book your place, please click here