Training and Development

Soapbox Science

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We are excited to announce that Newcastle University will once again be hosting Soapbox Science following our record breaking debut last summer. Would you like to be a part of Soapbox Science Newcastle 2016?

Our call for speakers is NOW OPEN! If you are female, an academic scientist, researcher or PhD student and are keen to share your science with the people of Newcastle then apply using the following link:  http://soapboxscience.org/?page_id=135 . The closing date for applications is Friday the 26th of February 2016.

Soapbox Science is a grass-roots science outreach organisation that brings cutting edge research onto urban streets whilst also promoting the visibility of women in science. We place inspirational speakers on soapboxes and encourage them to engage in and start conversations with the public about their work.

For the Newcastle event we’ll be commandeering Grey’s Monument in the City Centre on Saturday June 18th and wowing unsuspecting passers-by with our latest discoveries.

For a flavour of Soapbox Science Newcastle 2016 have a look at our short film of the day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUwlqRejo-Y

Soapbox Science has been running for 5 years with events in UK cities across the country and has attracted media coverage including BBC, The Guardian, Time Out, The Times (Eureka). 2016 is Soapbox Science’s biggest year yet with 12 events planned across the UK the first ever international event in Brisbane, Australia. It also receives great interest from the scientific community, with coverage in Nature, Science and New Scientist.

For more information go to www.soapboxscience.org or to contact the Newcastle soapbox science team email soapboxscience.newcastle@gmail.com .

 

Speaking the same language workshop for PGRs

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Speaking the Same Language Workshop for HASS PGRs

Friday 5th February, 10- 4 in the Doctoral Training Suite

Hope you can join us for the day – lunch will be provided!

Newcastle PGRs should sign up through the usual PGR training Registration process: https://apps.ncl.ac.uk/pgrdp

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Commercialising Science workshop

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chemistProfessor Scott Shane of Case Western Reserve University returns with his intensive short course about identifying the commercial value in research.

Using Life Sciences case studies and role-play you will learn to:

  • Identify the commercial value in your research
  • Understand what business people really want from partnerships with academia
  • Understand the power of your intellectual property
  • Decide when to start a company and when to license your discoveries to others
  • Figure out your role in the commercialisation process

When: Tuesday 19th May 2015, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Where: Newcastle University Business School

Register your place on the workshop

Contact Alecia Dunn for further details.

Find out more about careers in industry with Career Mentoring

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Career Mentoring offers career support through pairing students with mentors working in industry. Mentoring gives you the opportunity to hear first-hand about career options outside academia.

Meet Joy, one of our mentors Read the rest of this entry »

Explore careers outside academia with Career Mentoring

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mentoringCareer Mentoring offers Newcastle University postgraduate students career support through pairing you to a mentor working in the region. Mentoring gives you the opportunity to learn about career options outside academia and how your skills can be used in other settings.

What is Career Mentoring?

Mentoring is a partnership with the goal of achieving professional and personal development. A mentor is a trusted adviser and role model who can act as a sounding board for your career aspirations. Mentoring is also a great way to boost your awareness about opportunities available in industry and how your skills and experience could be used. Your mentor can share their personal journey to help you identify your career goal and make steps towards achieving it.

Students already taking part in the programme have spoken about career pathways and strategies with their mentor along with how to establish a work life balance in industry. Read the rest of this entry »

Science Communication: The Josh Award

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BIG logoWe meet a fair few researchers who are interested in using their scientific knowledge to inspire and inform other people about science. Often times, these researchers are looking to move away from life at the bench, and try something a bit different. When we saw an advert for the Josh Award, we knew that this could be a great boost to researchers looking to kick start a career in science communication. The deadline is 17th April; details below! Read the rest of this entry »

Your research career – where next?

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Spring

It seems that there’s something about spring that makes us all think about new beginnings, and that’s never more true than when it comes to career planning. There are a lot of opportunities to start revitalising your career out there at the moment. Read the rest of this entry »