RESOURCE: Mentoring – Karen Fitzgibbon

Posted on 29 April 2016 by Andrew Hollins

Contributor – Karen Fitzgibbon Senior HR Advisor, School of Biosciences Mentoring SOMEONE WHOSE HINDSIGHT CAN BECOME YOUR FORESIGHT A good mentoring relationship can be crucial to the success of postdoctoral researchers as they develop original research ideas and move toward greater independence and maturity. So what is mentoring? “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an
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SEMINAR REVIEW: “Urban horticulture – a German perspective”

Posted on 27 April 2016 by Andrew Hollins

Contributed by Dr Jennifer Hiscox (Organisms and Environment (OnE), RSG representative) Seminar review: Urban horticulture – a German perspective by Prof Dr Dr Christian Ulrichs (Humboldt University Berlin) Gardening, and especially growing your own fruit and veg, is becoming increasingly popular in the UK, with demand for allotments sky-rocketing. As a keen (although dreadful) gardener myself,
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SEMINAR: BioConnect Seminar – “Utilising Social Media to Promote your Research”

Posted on 18 April 2016 by Andrew Hollins

This week there is a BioConnect Seminar that may be of interest to RSG members, titled “Utilising Social Media to Promote your Research”. It starts at 1.10pm (Buffet lunch from 12.30pm) this Wednesday 20th April 2016: 6th Floor Seminar Room, The Sir Martin Evans Building (BIOSI 3). The speaker, Joe Nicholls (Lecturer in Medical Education and Education Cardiff University), will
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INTERVIEW: Public Engagement- Karen Reed

Posted on 15 April 2016 by Maddy Young

Contributed by Dr Karen Reed Why get engaged? I am not, of course, referring to the activity which pre-empts marriage. Rather the critical activity of communicating our work to the general public in a way that allows them to connect with the science, and to understand the “why” and “how” behind what we do as
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NEWS: BIOMEDIA – The who? The where? The what?

Posted on 11 April 2016 by Andrew Hollins

Here in the department we are lucky to have access to a weekly news bulletin email for staff and postgraduates within Cardiff School of Biosciences. Currently there have been over 900 issues (which through simple maths is over at least 17 years), it is looked after and published by the team in the School Office. Generally
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MEETING REPORT: CURSA AGM

Posted on 31 March 2016 by Andrew Hollins

Meeting report: the Cardiff University’s Research Staff Association  Annual General Meeting – Held on Wednesday 16th March (Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Park Campus) To start off what we hope will be an ongoing series of posts about meetings, symposiums and talks attended by BIOSI research staff members we have a collection of contributions from the CURSA AGM event. Here we
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