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Tagged With: students

Plant Health Studentships: opportunities for undergrads and providers

Dr Celia Knight FRSB, plant science education and employability consultant, shares her thoughts on undergraduate opportunities. What does a summer studentship mean to an undergraduate? When considering whether to undertake a summer research studentship, placement, internship or work experience, undergraduates might wonder: Does applying for a research studentship mean you have to know you want … Continue reading »

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Watch: Links Day 2016 – Science After the Referendum

Parliamentary Links Day is an annual event organised in Parliament by the Royal Society of Biology on behalf of the science community, which aims to strengthen dialogue between scientists and politicians. This year it took place on 28th June, just days after the UK voted to leave the EU, and thus explored: Science after the … Continue reading »

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How working in partnership with students transformed my teaching

By Dr Katharine Hubbard, lecturer in biological sciences, University of Hull, Royal Society of Biology Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year 2016 Most people who teach would say that they value the views of their students, but how many of us would feel comfortable putting our students in the driving seat and getting them … Continue reading »

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Location, location, habitat – who shares our neighbourhood?

By David Urry, regional coordinator for the Society of Biology. Applications for the regional grant scheme close on 12th January 2015. Please contact David to find out more or to get involved with running activities in your local area. Curiosity is an innate and essential human quality. It is also the main driver for scientific … Continue reading »

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Student BioSocs: working together is success

Guest bloggers Ioanna Sigalou and Rowan Watson, President and Secretary of the Staffordshire University Biology Society, describe how the society was set up. It’s no lie that every beginning is hard, especially when it comes to things that require people with different opinions coming together to share ideas! Things get hectic very quickly, which can … Continue reading »

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What can you tell from a KIS

by Natasha Neill, Qualification & Skills Officer at the Society of Biology The past few months for universities all across the UK must have involved hours with reams of data from past students, as everyone counts down the days till the 31st October. By then all universities in the UK will make their Key Information … Continue reading »

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On postgraduate education – James Lush

I recently stumbled upon an article from the February 9th, 1952 edition (guess why?) of Nature, in which the Vice Chancellor of the University of Leeds was reported holding forth on ‘Postgraduate Studies in the Universities’. Said VC, Mr C.R. Morris, was reportedly adamant that “young men and women do not… sufficiently realise the importance, … Continue reading »

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My Society of Biology Life Sciences Careers Conference experience

Progressing through the British higher education system, a student like myself will have inevitably attended numerous career development and employability talks. However, when I signed up to the life sciences careers conference, I had little idea of what to expect and simply assumed I’d get given a lot of leaflets and free pens. Well, on … Continue reading »

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